Live Cricket Score: India vs New Zealand, 1st Test at Hyderabad - Day three

Pragyan Ojha (L) celebrate the dismissal of New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Hyderabad: Aug 25, 2012

India will look to impose follow-on over New Zealand, after the tourists were reduced to 106 for five at the end of second day s play at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday.

Spinners R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha took full advantage of a spinning track to rip through New Zealand’s top order and put India in the driver’s seat bagging three and two wickets, respectively.

The Kiwis still need 133 runs to avoid the follow on with five wickets in hand and seemed headed for a big defeat with three days left in the match.

After Ojha gave the first breakthrough dismissing an aggressive-looking Brendon McCullum, Ashwin rocked the Kiwis with two wickets from his first two overs. McCullum scored 22 off 27 balls with three boundaries.

Ashwin continued his terrific spell with a third wicket in his fifth over to have the Black Caps reeling at 55 for four as his superb first spell figures read 12-3-28-3. Ojha finished the day with two for 30 to show for his efforts.

Brief Scores: India 438 (Cheteshwar Pujara 159, MS Dhoni 73, Virat Kohli 58; Jeetan Patel 4 for 100, Trent Boult 3 for 93) lead New Zealand 106 for 5 (Kane Williamson 32, James Franklin 31*; R Ashwin 3 for 30, Pragyan Ojha 2 for 35) by 332 runs.

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