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  • 5:09 PM IST

    India 227/8 | W Saha 39*, B Kumar 8*: Rohit misses his hundred by 18 runs. What a gem of an innings by Hitman. He rose to the challenge and took India’s lead past 300. Meanwhile, Saha continues scoring runs at crucial junctures. He has been in an ominous form of late. However, India end Day 3 with a lead of 339 runs.

    That’s it from us! See you tomorrow at 9:15 am. Peace out!

  • 4:37 PM IST

    India 208/6 | Rohit Sharma 81*, W Saha 35*: The Rohit-Saha duo continue domination. They have now added 102 runs for the 7th wicket. To add to the fire, the lead extends to 320 runs.

  • 4:07 PM IST

    India 171/6 | Rohit Sharma 53*, W Saha 26*: Rohit reaches his sixth half-century. Must say he has stabilised the Indian innings. Saha, on the other hand, continues his good form. India now lead by 283 runs.

  • 3:46 PM IST

    India 159/6 | Rohit Sharma 46*, W Saha 21*: 50-run partnership between Saha and Rohit. Vital runs at this stage. Still an hour’s play to go. These two need to stay at the crease, putting New Zealand on the back foot.

  • 3:28 PM IST

    India 147/6 | Rohit Sharma 40*, W Saha 17*: Rohit and his romance with Eden Gardens continues… He has played some delightful strokes on both sides of the wicket. His innings is studded 2 sixes and a four. 100 on the cards, folks?

  • 3:11 PM IST

    India 131/6 | Rohit Sharma 28*, W Saha 13*: India are in a similar situation they were in the first innings; they were stuttering at 229/7 at the end of Day 1’s play. Saha then stitched 41-run and 35-run stands with Jadeja and Shami respectively. He now needs to up the ante with Rohit.

  • 2:51 PM IST

    **Analysis of Session 2**

  • 2:28 PM IST

    **Team time**

  • 2:27 PM IST

    India 110/6 | Rohit Sharma 14*, W Saha 4*: Rohit holds fort for India. India have gone on a defensive mode. And that’s what they need. They need to play with patience. They need to apply themselves sensibly. Meanwhile, Ashwin perishes. India in trouble. They now lead by 222 runs.

  • 1:50 PM IST

    India 91/5 | Rohit Sharma 14*: When things were looking good for India, Boult sends Kohli back. Comes around the wicket, bangs it in; the ball stays low, Kohli stumbles, umpire raises his finger. India in trouble.

  • 1:29 PM IST

    India 81/4 | Virat Kohli 39*, Rohit Sharma 11*: Cover-drive, on-drive… Kohli is at his absolute best. On the other hand, Rohit has switched on his attacking brand of cricket as well. India now lead by 193 runs

  • 1:16 PM IST

    India 67/4 | Virat Kohli 27*, Rohit Sharma 9*: SIX! That came right out of the screws. Rohit, you beauty. Plays a slog-sweep over mid-wicket. Kohli takes his tongue out. Could not believe the kind of grace Rohit played that shot with.

  • 12:59 PM IST

    India 43/4 | Virat Kohli 13*: Every time I decide to put an update, a wicket falls. Rahane joins Dhawan, Vijay and Pujara in the pavilion. He top-edges a back-of-length to deep fine-leg. Boult makes no mistake. The onus is now on Kohli and Rohit to take India out of the woods.

  • 12:46 PM IST

    India 34/3 | Virat Kohli 5*: Another one bites the dust. Dhawan fails again (Gambhir, Gambhir, Gambhir). Boult sharply swings it in. By the time Dhawan got his bat down, he was stuck in front. India under fire.

  • 12:28 PM IST

    India 24/2 | S Dhawan 13*: Well, well, well! Henry traps Pujara lbw. Umpire raises his finger. VVS Laxman, in the commentary box, thinks it missed leg-stump. Eventually, India lost another wicket. In comes Virat Kohli.

  • 12:20 PM IST

    India 12/1 | S Dhawan 2*, C Pujara 0*: Henry draws first blood. Vijay departs. The New Zealand pacer yet again bowls in the corridor of uncertainty. Vijay could not have left it alone. Edges it to second-slip. Top-drawer cricket, this!

  • 12:14 PM IST

    **Session 2**

  • 11:34 AM IST

    India 12/0 | S Dhawan 4*, M Vijay 7*: Dhawan plays a lovely cover-drive after being hit twice on his fingers. He has nerves of steel. He won’t be easily bogged down. In fact, he displays magnificent show of character, and will leave no stone unturned to fight his demons.

  • 11:23 AM IST

    India 4/0 | S Dhawan 0, M Vijay 4: Excellent start by New Zealand pacers, rocking the Indian batsmen by sheer pace and bounce. However, the Indian openers have done well enough to survive in tough conditions.

  • 11:10 AM IST

    **2nd innings**

  • 10:58 AM IST

    New Zealand 204 | Trent Boult 6*: That’s it! Shami wraps up New Zealand’s innings for 204. India take 112-run lead. Wicket apiece for Ashwin and Jadeja. However, it was Bhuvi who took bulk of the wickets, registering his fourth five-wicket haul.

  • 10:46 AM IST

    New Zealand 187/9 | Neil Wagner 1*: OUT! Mohammed Shami strikes, Watling goes for 25! Shami does the trick. Gets the ball to jab back in and hit the pads on
    the full.

  • 10:31 AM IST

    New Zealand 184/8 | BJ Watling 23*: Ashwin comes into the attack and Ashwin strikes. India’s go-to bowler dismisses the rampaging Patel. He goes for 47. Mind you, these are vitals runs, given the context of the game. Meanwhile, Watling is in a similar situation Saha was in.

  • 10:19 AM IST

    New Zealand 182/7 | BJ Watling 21*, J Patel 47*: Patel hits three boundaries. Jadeja’s bounces back. Traps Patel in front. Umpires raises his finger. Patel walks back. Umpires stops him midway, checking for no-ball. And no-ball, it was. Patel survives. What drama!

  • 10:05 AM IST

    New Zealand 163/7 , BJ Watling 17*, J Patel 35*: Rain, rain, go away. Why you come in October? :/

    I was taught in school that it rains from June to September. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli seems furious. He thinks it isn’t pouring heavy enough to stop the play. Well, that’s Kohli. He takes no half measures.

  • 9:45 AM IST

    New Zealand 157/7 , BJ Watling 12, J Patel 12: Both Watling and Patel have been getting easy but cheeky boundaries, which ind would not be please off. As suggested by my colleague devarchit-varma the pitch has slowed down and it is time for Kohli to call upon Ravichandran Ashwin. Jeetan has steadily made up quick runs, remember he has 2 First-Class hundreds.

  • 9:25 AM IST

    New Zealand 137/7 , BJ Watling 12, J Patel 12: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the first over. Bhuvneshwar will be the danger for nz. Watling will want to get as many runs as possible to give his team some breathing space. Virat Kohli will be banking on Bhuvneshwar and Mohammed Shami to demolish the nz tail. We have already seen inconsistent bounce on the pitch.

  • 8:41 AM IST

    As we gear up for Day 3’s play read what kaustubh-mayekar has to say about Wriddhiman Saha’s knock from Day 2!

  • 8:40 AM IST

    Good news from the Tweets below one can see is that there is no threatening dark clouds as of now!

  • 8:39 AM IST

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Good Morning, Namaste! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 3 of the second Test between India and New Zealand at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. I am Kaustubh Mayekar, and I will be bringing to you all the live updates from this match. This Test is a iconic one for the hosts as  it also marks the 250th game played at home. India have fared well so far after electing to bat first on Day 1. Their batsmen did a decent job collectively after which it was just the seam bowlers, who wrecked havoc in the New Zealand dugout. New Zealand at the end of Day 2 were precariously placed at 128 for the loss of seven wickets and find themselves in all sorts of trouble.LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs New Zealand 2nd Test at Kolkata, Day 1

India will look forward to get rid of the Kiwi tail as early as possible and add some more runs on the board. On Day 1, India got off to a shaky start as their top-order floundered against the New Zealand pacers. Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli walked back to the pavilion early after which Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane bailed the team out of crisis. Pujara played a tenacious knock of 87 while Rahane was dismissed for 77. It was a classic display of batting by the duo and they confronted the pumped New Zealand bowlers with unmatched confidence.

Jeetan Patel and Matt Henry were the pick of the bowlers as they did a commendable job with the ball. India ended Day 1 at 239 for the loss of seven wickets. Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten at the crease. Day 2 started with some action from Saha’s willow as the local boy smashed a fifty and steered his side to a commanding position. Jadeja failed to provide any resistance and fell early. India manage to register a decent toal of 316 on board. Henry, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner bowled well and accounted for seven wickets between while Mitchell Santner and Jeetan Patel had one and two wickets to their name respectively.

New Zealand batsmen had a task in hand after their key batsman Kane Williamson was not available due to injury. Their openers once again floundered as Indian seamers made deep inroads in New Zealand’s batting line-up. Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled extremely well with the new ball and chipped early wickets. The rains interrupted play for almost two hours but that didn’t stop Bhuvneshwar from inflicting immense damage on the New Zealanders. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD & BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARY: India vs New Zealand 2nd Test at Kolkata, Day 1