India bowled out for 353 after Virat Kohli's century

Virat Kohli scored his second Test century in the first session of day three AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Bengaluru: Sep 2, 2012

India were bowled out for 353 runs in the first innings, trailing New Zealand by 12 runs, following Virat Kohli’s century on day three of the second Test match against New Zealand at Bengaluru on Sunday.

Earlier, Kohli scored his second Test century as India reduced the lead in the first session. He was aided by MS Dhoni as both shared a 122-run partnership for the sixth wicket.

Soon after Kohli s dismissal, Indian innings started crumbling as skipper too departed for 62 runs.

Ravichandran Ashwin offered a stiff resistence at the end as he added valuable 33 runs for the tenth wicket along with Umesh Yadav.

Tim Southee finished with brilliant bowling figures of seven wickets conceding 64 runs.

India began day three with a score of 283 runs for the loss of five wickets, trailing New Zealand by 82 runs.

On day two, Virat Kohli performed a brilliant recovery act and was just seven runs short of his second Test century as India bounced back from a precarious position to leave the Test match evenly poised.

After restricting New Zealand to 365 in the first innings, the Indians were tottering at 80 for four at one stage before Kohli led the Indian fightback as they reached 283 for five at close on the second day.

Brief Scores: New Zealand 365 (Ross Taylor 113, Kruger van Wyk 71, Martin Guptill 53; Pragyan Ojha 5 for 99, Zaheer Khan 2 for 83) lead India 353 (Virat Kohli 103, MS Dhoni 62, Suresh Raina 55, Virender Sehwag 43; Tim Southee 7 for 64) by 12 runs.

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