New Zealand have a lead of 373 runs against India © Getty Images
New Zealand have a lead of 373 runs against India © Getty Images

 

Feb 7, 2014

 

India will aim to produce an inspired batting show when they resume at 130 for four on the third day of the opening Test against New Zealand at Auckland on Saturday.

 

New Zealand were in complete control of the match after a record 224 from skipper Brendon McCullum took them to a mammoth 503 all out in first innings. The pacers then left India struggling at 130 for four when stumps were drawn early due to bad light, IANS reported.

 

Rohit Sharma was batting on 67 and Ajinkya Rahane on 23 as India face an uphill battle of not only to avoid the ignominy of follow on but also their 10th loss overseas in 11 Tests.

 

India went into the tea break at 45 for three and then came back to add another 85 runs and lost the wicket of opener Murali Vijay (26) before play was stopped. During a heavily overcast afternoon, Trent Boult and Tim Southee rocked the Indian top order.

 

Sony Six, the official broadcaster of the series will be carrying the live streaming of the third day of the first Test match. Fans can watch the match live on  sonyliv.com.