Rain halts play as India reach 147/2 in post-lunch session

India need a further 114 runs to win with eight wickets in hand AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Bangalore: Sep 3, 2012

Light drizzle halted play in the second session between India and New Zealand on the fourth day, with the hosts reaching 147 for two in pursuit of 261 in the second and final Test.

India need a further 114 runs to win with eight wickets in hand.

Cheteshwar Pujara was batting on 41 off 77 balls, accompanied by Sachin Tendulkar on 23 off 30 deliveries.

Earlier at lunch, India reached 88 in the first session but lost both the openers in their run chase against New Zealand of day four on the second Test on Monday.

New Zealand were all-out for 248 in the first session of day four, setting India a target of 261 in the second Test match at Bengaluru.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up his third five-wicket haul in four innings on Sunday to push the second Test against New Zealand on a knife edge.