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Day 3 of the second Test began with New Zealand at the score of 128 for 7. They were expected to get all out soon but Jeetan Patel s 47-run knock delayed it as New Zealand managed post the total of above 200. The visiting side were all out for 204 and giving India a strong lead of 112 runs. When India came to bat, Kiwi pacers Trent Boult and Matt Henry bowled excellently sent top four Indian batsman back to pavilion at the score of 43. There was a bit uneven bounce in the pitch and swing, which was favouring Kiwi pacers.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan got hurt while playing few short deliveries of Boult as it bounced a bit more than it was expected. After those four wickets, which included both the Indian openers along with Cheteshwar Pujara and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. Further, skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma build a crucial partnership of 48-run but a short delivery from Boult, which kept low, got Indian captains wicket. After that, Ravichandran Ashwin joined Rohit but he too got out soon and then Wriddhiman Saha entered the crease. Both Saha and Rohit batted excellently throughout the day by adding 103-runs between them.

Later, Rohit got out after scoring 82 followed by Ravindra Jadeja s wicket as well. Rohit s 82-run knock once again made him trend on social media and we present some of the tweets from there.

 

 

 

 

At the end of Day 3, Saha remained unbeaten at the score of 39 with Bhuvneshwar Kumar at 8. India will resume their batting on Day 4 of the match with the score of 227 for 9 and lead of 339 runs.