India vs NewZealand, 3rd Test, Day 3
#India are 18 for no loss in their second innings
#3rd test, Day 3: New Zealand all out for 299, India lead by 258 runs
#Jadeja strikes after Tea, gets rid of Mitchell Santner
# At tea Ashwin leads the team off the park. A session which he utterly OWNED. NZ 216/6
# Jadeja to Watling, out Caught by Rahane!! Nicks it to slip
#Ashwin is on a wicket-taking spree as the offie has run through the NZ middle order
#Luke Ronchi joins Guptill in the middle
#Ashwin strikes with two quick wickets of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor
#Mohammed Shami waits on the edge of the boundary to share a low-five with his fast-bowling partner Umesh Yadav. They began the day, and were largely disciplined.
#At lunch New Zealand are 125/1 trail India by 432 runs
# Ashwin to Latham, out Caught&Bowled!! Now out. Clearly out. Latham's luck runs out.
#Tom Latham also gets half century
#Martin Guptill gets relief with a well scored fifty
#100 up for Nz without any loss
#Kiwis go past fifty without any loss
#Mohammed Shami has the new ball in his hand. Shami shall share the attack with Umesh Yadav
#Kiwis openers Guptill and Latham come out in the middle to resume the Kiwi innings
#Action on Day 3 is underway at the Holkar sadium, Indore
New Zealand replied on a strong note to India’s massive first innings total to reach 125 for one at lunch on the third day of the third cricket Test.
The visitors are still 432 runs behind India’s mammoth first innings total of 557 for five.
At the end of third day's play of the third test between India and New Zealand; India are 18 for no loss in their second innings
New Zealand were all out for 299 in their first innings on the third day of the third and final cricket Test against India. India took a lead of 258 but decided not to enforce the follow on.
A splendid six-wicket effort from premier strike bowler Ravichandran Ashwin saw India maintain their stranglehold on New Zealand and remain firmly on course for a 3-0 series whitewash at the end of third day's play in the final Test match. Riding on Ashwin's brilliant figures of 6/81, India bowled out New Zealand for 299 thereby taking a healthyfirst-innings lead of 258 runs.
Brief Scores: India 1st Innings: 557/5 declared
New Zealand 1st Innings: 299 all out in 90.2 overs
Earlier in the match openers Martin Guptill (59 batting) and Tom Latham (53) completed half centuries and also figured in a 118-run opening stand before Ashwin removed left-handed Latham, 15 minutes before lunch break.
Giving Guptill company was Captain Kane Williamson (3 batting) after New Zealand negotiated the 30 overs during the first session with relative ease.
Guptill had faced 120 balls while striking two huge sixes and 8 boundaries. New Zealand batted sedately after resuming at the overnight 28 without loss, but were also fortunate not to lose Guptill in the first half hour’s play and then Latham
The right-handed opener was on 21 in a team score of 35 when Mohammed Shami, who worked up good pace along with Umesh Yadav at the other end, got him to edge to Ajinkya Rahane stationed at second slip but the Mumbaikar put down the sharp chance.