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  • 3:58 AM IST

    We are all set to begin Day 4 which could also be the final day of this Test match. The two overnight batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari are out to resume their innings. The New Zealand players are out in the middle too.

  • 3:38 AM IST

    Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the first Test between New Zealand and India. The moving day, i.e., Day 3 belonged to the hosts who have managed to get the top 4 Indian batters. New Zealand will look to pick up the rest of the wickets as quickly as possible and keep India to a minimal score. India, on the other hand, have two of their most defensively astute batters out in the middle. The pair of Rahane and Vihari managed to see off the day and their first aim in the morning will be to wipe out the deficit without any further more damage. It is said that the best days to bat in New Zealand in a Test match are Day 4 and 5 so will India finally put on a better display with the willow in this Test or will it be New Zealand who will run away with it?

  • 3:37 AM IST

    … Day 4, Session 1 …

  • 12:06 PM IST

    In reply, India once again lost an early wicket. Agarwal and Pujara then surged a fightback but the two along with Kohli fell after getting starts. Post that, Rahane and Vihari have shown grit and have really battled hard out there. They have consumed 118 balls so far to stitch a 31-run stand. That though was the demand of the hour as they needed to hang in there. The visitors still trail by another 39 runs and their first aim on Day 4 will be to wipe off the deficit without losing any more wickets. Can they do so? New Zealand are not going to make it easy for them. Do join us at 1130 local (2230 GMT, Previous day) for what could also be the final day of the game.

  • 12:06 PM IST

    An excellent day for the hosts! They are in the driver’s seat in this game! Right from Day 1, they have been the dominant side and it continues to be that way. The only moment India had a sniff in this game was today morning when they got rid of Southee and Watling in quick succession. However, it was all New Zealand after that. Colin de Grandhomme along with Kyle Jamieson and Ajaz Patel built a few handy stands. To make matters worse for India, Trent Boult also played an outstanding cameo towards the end which took their lead close to the 200-run mark.

  • 12:05 PM IST

    64.6 Kyle Jamieson to Hanuma Vihari, FOUR, FOUR! A boundary on the last ball of the day. Jamieson goes short and wide outside off, Vihari cuts it square on the off side and gets a boundary. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 3!

  • 12:03 PM IST

    64.5 Kyle Jamieson to Hanuma Vihari, no run, Length ball down the leg side, Vihari leaves it alone.

  • 12:03 PM IST

    64.4 Kyle Jamieson to Hanuma Vihari, no run, Short ball on middle, HV lets it be.

  • 12:02 PM IST

    64.3 Kyle Jamieson to Hanuma Vihari, no run, OHH! Excitement among the Kiwi players. Jamieson bowls one short of a length delivery and it rears up on Vihari who looks to defend but gets it off the gloves towards leg gully. It doesn’t carry to the fielder. Would not have mattered though as the bottom hand was off the handle when the ball made contact.

  • 12:02 PM IST

    64.2 Kyle Jamieson to Hanuma Vihari, no run, Another one which is bowled down the leg side and Vihari does not fiddle with it.

  • 12:01 PM IST

    64.1 Kyle Jamieson to Hanuma Vihari, no run, Length ball down the leg side and Vihari lets it go.

  • 12:00 PM IST

    63.6 Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, On a good length ball on off, Rahane blocks it off the front foot.

  • 12:00 PM IST

    63.5 Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Length ball on off, Rahane keeps it out off the back foot.

  • 11:59 AM IST

    63.4 Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Length ball on middle, Rahane flicks it to the leg side.

  • 11:59 AM IST

    63.3 Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane, 2 runs, Full and outside off, Rahane strokes it through cover-point and takes a single.

  • 11:58 AM IST

    63.2 Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Length ball on off, Rahane defends it off the back foot.

  • 11:57 AM IST

    63.1 Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Length and outside off, Rahane blocks it.

  • 11:57 AM IST

    62.6 Kyle Jamieson to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run, Length ball on leg, Rahane keeps it out on the leg side and scampers for a run.

  • 11:56 AM IST

    62.5 Kyle Jamieson to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Outside off, it is left alone.

  • 11:55 AM IST

    62.4 Kyle Jamieson to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Short of a length ball on off, Rahane taps it to covers.

  • 11:54 AM IST

    62.3 Kyle Jamieson to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Short ball on off, Rahane ducks under it.

  • 11:54 AM IST

    62.2 Kyle Jamieson to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Back of a length ball on off, Rahane hops and defends it off to point.

  • 11:53 AM IST

    62.1 Kyle Jamieson to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Length ball outside off, Rahane leaves it for the keeper.

  • 11:52 AM IST

    61.6 Trent Boult to Hanuma Vihari, no run, Good length ball on off, Vihari blocks it off the back foot.

  • 11:52 AM IST

    61.5 Trent Boult to Hanuma Vihari, no run, Another full ball on the pads, Vihari flicks it towards mid on.

  • 11:52 AM IST

    61.4 Trent Boult to Hanuma Vihari, no run, Full ball on the pads, Vihari strokes it to mid on.

  • 11:52 AM IST

    61.3 Trent Boult to Hanuma Vihari, no run, Short of a length ball on middle, Vihari hops and keeps it out on the leg side.

  • 11:52 AM IST

    61.2 Trent Boult to Hanuma Vihari, no run, Length ball on off, defended off the front foot towards the off side.

  • 11:49 AM IST

    61.1 Trent Boult to Hanuma Vihari, no run, Fuller length ball outside off, Vihari keeps it out.

  • 11:48 AM IST

    60.6 Kyle Jamieson to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Shortish and outside off, Rahane looks to play the upper cut but misses.

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