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  • 4:01 AM IST

    71.2 Jasprit Bumrah to BJ Watling, out, OUT c Rishabh Pant b Jasprit Bumrah. New Zealand have lost their sixth wicket.

  • 3:59 AM IST

    We are all set to begin Day 3 as the two overnight Kiwi batsmen Colin de Grandhomme and BJ Watling will resume their innings. The Indian players are on the field taking their respective fielding positions. Jasprit Bumrah will complete his unfinished over from Day 2.

  • 3:35 AM IST

    Hello and a warm welcome to Day 3 of the first Test between New Zealand and India. The game is nicely poised with the hosts having their noses in front. They could have easily been in a better position had it not been for the wickets they lost late in the day on Day 2. The visitors though need to pick the remaining 5 wickets quickly as the lead is already over 50. The hosts on the other hand, know that one partnership and they would strengthen their hold on this game. There was a lot of overnight rain however it is clear now and we will have a start on time. An important first session awaits…

  • 3:35 AM IST

    … Day 3, Session 1 …

  • 11:56 AM IST

    Right! 51 is the lead for New Zealand right now. Pretty tough to say what is enough on this deck. The ball is turning and the Kiwis would want to get a sizeable lead, somewhere close to 150, if possible, so that they do not get a big target while batting fourth. Having said that, India are just a wicket away from quickly wrapping this up in the morning. Join us at 11.30 am local (2230 GMT, previous day) to see what could be a batting paradise. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

  • 11:52 AM IST

    Ishant Sharma was India’s reinforcer, taking 3 wickets to fall upfront before Shami and Ashwin chipped in with a wicket each. But the bowling was decent in general, with the only problem being that of nothing much happening with the ball. The Kiwis found a lot of swing and movement but strangely, the Indians did not get much of that. Bounce was the factor and Ishant made full use of that.

  • 11:48 AM IST

    A 67-33 share of the ratio of the day then! New Zealand started the day well, dismissing India quickly and then dominated a major portion of the day, before India came back strongly towards the end. Kane Williamson was the hero of the day, stroking a fine 89 and forging useful partnerships.

  • 11:43 AM IST

    Well, the umpires are getting together for a chat. They discuss and then take the players off. Virat Kohli is not happy. The light is not that bad but it has indeed deteriorated. Strangely, no light meter was shown, nor was the light checked. Given that this has happened in the extended section of play, it will be STUMPS ON DAY 2 as well.

  • 11:41 AM IST

    71.1 Jasprit Bumrah to BJ Watling, FOUR, EDGED, FOUR! How has that gone through? Full and outside off, Watling looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge, along the ground and between second slip and gully to third man!

  • 11:41 AM IST

    Jasprit Bumrah is back on too. 18-4-58-0 so far.

  • 11:41 AM IST

    70.6 Ishant Sharma to Colin de Grandhomme, FOUR, FOUR! In the gap. A short ball, outside off, de Grandhomme punches it through the covers. Two fielders run after it but in vain.

  • 11:39 AM IST

    70.5 Ishant Sharma to BJ Watling, 1 run, On middle, worked through mid-wicket for a run.

  • 11:37 AM IST

    70.4 Ishant Sharma to BJ Watling, no run, Way down the leg side, left alone.

  • 11:36 AM IST

    70.3 Ishant Sharma to BJ Watling, no run, Full and around middle, flicked towards short leg this time.

  • 11:36 AM IST

    70.2 Ishant Sharma to BJ Watling, no run, On middle and leg, flicked towards square leg.

  • 11:35 AM IST

    70.1 Ishant Sharma to BJ Watling, no run, Around off, defended watchfully.

  • 11:34 AM IST

    Ishant Sharma returns. 14-6-26-3 so far.

  • 11:33 AM IST

    69.6 Ravichandran Ashwin to Colin de Grandhomme, no run, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

  • 11:33 AM IST

    Colin de Grandhomme now. Around 30 minutes for Stumps.

  • 11:32 AM IST

    69.5 Ravichandran Ashwin to Henry Nicholls, out, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! India getting some wickets before the close. Plenty of turn already on this surface. Landed around middle, Nicholls looks to defend but the ball spins away and that beats him. The outside edge is taken and the ball flies straight to second slip. Good sharp catch by Virat Kohli. Ashwin has his first.

  • 11:31 AM IST

    69.4 Ravichandran Ashwin to Henry Nicholls, no run, Full and around middle, watchfully defended.

  • 11:30 AM IST

    69.3 Ravichandran Ashwin to BJ Watling, 1 run, Around off, whipped through mid-wicket for a run.

  • 11:30 AM IST

    69.2 Ravichandran Ashwin to Henry Nicholls, 1 run, On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

  • 11:29 AM IST

    69.1 Ravichandran Ashwin to BJ Watling, 3 runs, Short and outside off, Watling rocks back and cuts it through point. A tired fielder dives to his right but misses. Cheteshwar Pujara hobbles after it from cover-point and gets to it as the ball stops. Three runs taken.

  • 11:28 AM IST

    68.6 Mohammed Shami to Henry Nicholls, no run, Outside off, left alone.

  • 11:28 AM IST

    68.5 Mohammed Shami to Henry Nicholls, no run, Full and straight, watchfully defended.

  • 11:27 AM IST

    68.4 Mohammed Shami to Henry Nicholls, no run, Landed outside off, left alone.

  • 11:26 AM IST

    68.3 Mohammed Shami to BJ Watling, 1 run, Another flick, another single.

  • 11:26 AM IST

    68.2 Mohammed Shami to Henry Nicholls, 1 run, On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

  • 11:25 AM IST

    68.1 Mohammed Shami to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, FOUR! Great shot. But what kind of fielding was that? Tired bodies. Full and around middle, Nicholls drives it straight down the ground. Shami leaps but the ball goes over his jump. Ishant Sharma gets across from mid on but does not even bother to dive or even slide. Ashwin from mid of stops, assuming that the ball will be stopped. But now, has to run to stop the ball. In vain.

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