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As It Happened: India Vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: October 8, 2016, 5:27 PM IST
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STUMPS! India end Day 1 of the third Test against New Zealand at 267/3. Kohli unbeaten on 103 and Rahane unbeaten on 79

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STUMPS! India end Day 1 of the third Test against New Zealand at 267/3. Kohli unbeaten on 103 and Rahane unbeaten on 79

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100! It's a century for the Indian captain. Virat Kohli scores his 13th Test hundred. This is his fourth century on home soil and sixth as captain of India

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SIX! Ajinkya Rahane reaches his fifty in style. India 214/3 in 76.1 overs.

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Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane complete 100-run stand for the fourth wicket as India reach 200/3 in 71.4 overs.
 

 

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Four runs. Ajinkya Rahane hits Ajinkya Rahane to deep extra cover boundary. India 193/3 in 69 overs.

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The partnership between Virat Kolhi and Ajinkya Rahane is now 87 runs. 

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Big appeal for caught behind against Ajinkya Rahane by James Neesham and teammates but he clearly looked not out. India 167/3 in 62 overs.

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50! And that's the fifty for the Indian captain. Virat Kohli's 13th Test fifty

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India 148/3 at tea on Day 1 against New Zealand. Virat Kohli 45*, Ajinkya Rahane 19*.

 

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Four runs. Outside edge from Kohli off Jeetan Patel finds the gap between the first slip and the wicketkeeper.

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Four runs. Rahane hits Boult for a cracking boundary.

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Four runs. The ball was up in the air but it fell short of Matt Henry. Good short ball from Trent Boult and Rahane couldn't control the shot. India 133/3 in 52 overs.

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Four runs. Virat Kohli pulls Matt Henry to deep midwicket. Perfect timing. Henry makes a comeback with a well-directed bouncer, and Kohli leaves it. India 126/3 in 48.4 overs.

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Ajinkya Rahane takes a quick single to reach 2000 Test runs.

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End of over 41: India 111/3 against New Zealand. Virat Kohli batting on 26.

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OUT! Cheteshwar Pujara dismissed by Mitchell Santner for 41. India 105/3 in 37 overs against New Zealand.

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Four runs came from James Neesham's over. India 86/2 in 30 overs.

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Play resumes after the lunch break. India need a solid stand between Kohli and Pujara to take control of the match.

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As It Happened: India Vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1

A file photo of Ajinkya Rahane. (Getty Images)

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