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India vs New Zealand, 1st Test Match at Wellington, Day 3, Highlights: As it Happened

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1st Test test, Basin Reserve, Wellington, 4th Day, 1st Session


1st INN


(68.1) RR 2.42

2nd INN

191 /10

(81.0) 2.35

India Virat Kohli (C)
New Zealand beat India by 10 wickets
New Zealand Kane Williamson (C)

New Zealand

1st INN


(100.2) RR 3.46

2nd INN

9 /0

(1.4) RR 5.4

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12:06 (IST)

Vihari ends the day with a boundary of Jamieson through point. India trail by 39 runs at stumps on Day 3 with Vihari and Rahane holding fort. New Zealand need six wickets to bowl out India a second time. We'll be back on Day 4 when the game could likely be decided. 

12:01 (IST)

Most of the pitch is covered with the shadow and batting is understandably getting tougher. Rahane still managing to squeeze out a drive and keep the scoreboard ticking. India trail by 43 runs. 

11:52 (IST)

Boult back into the attack and along with Jamieson at the other end is keeping things quiet. India trail by 46 runs and the batsmen are doing well to play without risks in the final half hour of the day. 

11:43 (IST)

Single from the next over from Southee and the deficit is now 47. Shadows getting longer here in the Basin Reserve. Will we get the full quota of overs today? India's batsmen would not mind going off as Southee is hitting the right areas and asking questions. 

11:36 (IST)

Rahane now taking Jamieson to the cleaners of the first two deliveries of the over. Cuts him over and through point to pick up two boundaries to reduce the deficit to 48. 

11:34 (IST)

Southee and Jamieson combine for another couple of quiet overs for New Zealand. Rahane however is absolutely fine and is pulling short deliveries with ease.  

11:25 (IST)

Rahane looks fine and has comfortably navigated the rest of the over from Southee. It is a maiden and India trail by 57 runs. 

11:21 (IST)

OUCH! Short and sharp from Southee - catches Rahane on the helmet. The physio is out there going through the basic concussion tests.

11:18 (IST)

Couple of maidens back to back from Southee, who replaces Boult, and Grandhomme. India digging in as they need to. 

11:13 (IST)

Milestone Alert!

11:11 (IST)

Grandhomme from the other end not letting the batsmen get away either. Lots of dots for India's batsmen. Trail by 57 runs. 

11:08 (IST)

Boult continues to be sharp and keeps the Indian batsmen on their toes. India move on to 126/4 with Vihari and Rahane looking to rebuild and play out the evening. 

11:03 (IST)

Tidy over from de Grandhomme as India pick up a couple of runs and keep chipping away at the deficit. India trail by 58 runs. 

11:00 (IST)

Six runs from the Boult over with Vihari picking up  a boundary of the last delivery. Boult is bowling well and getting the ball to seam. India's batsmen need to be careful against the left armer. India are 123/4. 

10:55 (IST)

Colin de Grandhomme with a couple of hopeful appeals after the break against Rahane, but the Indian vice captain is able to navigate the over well.

10:48 (IST)

Boult bowling with a lot of confidence here and looking for another wicket to really put India in a lot of trouble. Maiden over to Vihari who manages the short stuff well by getting out of the way. Time for drinks! 

10:44 (IST)

One run from de Grandhomme's over but a big appeal against Vihari for lbw. NZ take the review and Vihari survives as the delivery was missing leg stump. India looking shaky. 

10:36 (IST)

WICKET! Williamson brings Boult into the attack and he's struck! Has Kohli looking to hook and takes the nick through to Watling. India are four down and in trouble. 

10:32 (IST)

De Grandhomme gives Rahane width on a drivable length outside the off stump and the batsmen obliges with a cracking shot. Four runs to take India to 113/3. 

10:29 (IST)

Three runs from Jamieson's next over as Kohli and Rahane look to hold their ends down. India need a big partnership from these two if anything good has to come out of this Test. 

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test Match at Wellington, Day 3, Highlights: As it Happened

India vs New Zealand, Latest Updates: Six runs from the Boult over with Vihari picking up a boundary of the last delivery. Boult is bowling well and getting the ball to seam. India's batsmen need to be careful against the left armer. India are 123/4.

Day 2 Review:

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor combined to ensure New Zealand held a first innings lead in the first Test against India in Wellington on Saturday but the advantage was not overwhelming.

The marquee New Zealand pair both fell short of substantial innings by their standards, with captain Williamson out for 89 and Taylor gone for 44.

But their 93-run stand for the third wicket was enough to lift New Zealand from 73-2 to be ahead of India's 165 before the tourists fought back with three wickets in the final session.

When bad light brought an early end to the day, New Zealand were 216 for five, to lead by 51.

Sharma was the pick of the Indian bowlers with three for 31 off 15 overs.

Williamson went to the middle following the early dismissal of Tom Latham and was rocked by Sharma with the first ball he faced but from there he returned to his patient, confident self.

He put on 47 with Tom Blundell (30) for the second wicket before being joined by Taylor to put New Zealand in front.

The New Zealanders were clearly relishing home conditions in their first Test since being thrashed 3-0 in Australia.

Taylor, New Zealand's highest run scorer and celebrating his 100th Test, received a standing ovation when he entered the arena where he looked in fine touch as he peppered the boundaries with six fours and a six.

But on 44, what was shaping as a formidable partnership with Williamson was undone by a rising Sharma delivery that ballooned off the gloves to Cheteshwar Pujara at square leg.

With Taylor gone, Williamson lasted 10 more overs but only added a further 15 runs before his bid for a 22nd Test century came to an unexpected end when he drove a Mohammed Shami half volley to the safe hands of substitute fielder Ravindra Jadeja at cover.

The green wicket and overcast conditions which were in New Zealand's favour when they won the toss and opted to bowl were easing by the time India opened their attack.

The sun was out and the pitch was browning off, and apart from some sharp deliveries from Sharma much of the Indian bowling did not pose any serious threat to the batsmen.

India had resumed the day at 122 for five but could only muster another 32 runs on the second morning as their last five wickets fell in just over 13 overs.

Debutant Kyle Jamieson launched his Test career with figures of four for 39 while senior bowler Tim Southee, who removed India's top scorer Ajinkya Rahane for 46, finished with four for 49.

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