India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3: India lead New Zealand by 276 runs at stumps

India - 557/5 dec. & 18/0 - New Zealand - 299/10

Anil Kumble coached India scored 557 runs for the loss of 5 wickets before eventually declaring in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test match against New Zealand. Captain Virat Kohli brilliantly notched 211 while Ajinkya Rahane scored 188 runs to propel India towards a convincing total. In reply, Kiwis were 28/0 at stumps on Day 2 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.

4:35 pm: Stumps on Day 3! India 18/0. Virat Kohli will be happy with today’s performance. India lead New Zealand by 276 runs.

4:20 pm: Retired hurt! Gambhir has walked off the field due to a shoulder injury at the Holkar Cricket Stadium! Cheteshwar Pujara comes to the crease. India 16/0.

4:15 pm: Murali Vijay and Gautam Gambhir comes to the crease to open the 2nd innings for India.

4:01 pm: NEWS! India has decided not to impose the follow-on and thus will bat again!

3:59 pm: India lead New Zealand by 258 runs thanks to Ravichandran Ashwin’s 7-wicket haul.

12:35 pm: Ross Taylor comes to the crease.

12:30 pm: WICKET! Ashwin strikes again, and this time, he gets the crucial wicket of the Kiwi skipper. He dismisses Williamson for 8 runs off 25 balls. New Zealand 134/2.

12:15 pm: The players and the umpires have returned for the afternoon session.

11:30 am: It’s Lunch time! The Kiwis are 125/1 and trail India by 420 runs.

11:20 am: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson comes to the crease.

11:15 am: WICKET! Ashwin strikes much to the delight of the Indians. He dismisses Latham for 53 runs off 104 deliveries. New Zealand 118/1.

11:10 am: Tom Latham also notches his 50. Remarkable start by the Kiwis. New Zealand 116/0.

10:50 am: Guptill and Latham are displaying quality patience in the morning session. Kohli is still looking for the 1st wicket. New Zealand 106/0.

10:45 am: Martin Guptill’s 50 brings up the 100 for the Kiwis.

10:20 am: Kohli decides to bring in the spin attack. He replaces Yadav for Jadeja and Shami for Ashwin. New Zealand 55/0.

10:10 am: Indian seamers are trying to go through the defence of the Kiwis but no success thus far. New Zealand 49/0.

9:55 am: Rahane drops the dangerous Guptill in slips. Shami and Kohli are certainly not happy. New Zealand 35/0.

9:35 am: Kohli has decided to go with Mohammed Shami from the other end. He is banking on his fast bowlers to give India a wicket early on.

9:31 am: Kohli has given the new ball to pacer Umesh Yadav to start off the proceedings for India. Martin Guptill is on strike for New Zealand.

9:30 am: Kiwi openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham will look to establish a partnership and play the session patiently.

9:29 am: The players and the umpires are on the pitch now.

9:25 am: The Indore pitch is expected to assist the spinners. So Ashwin and Jadeja will be Kohli’s go-to bowlers on Day 3 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium.

9:15 am: The weather is partly cloudy in Indore with approximately 83% humidity.

9:00 am: Virat Kohli led India will search for early wickets in Indore today.

8:50 am: Skipper Virat Kohli played his part yesterday with a captain’s knock. Now it is up to the bowlers to perform and give India an advantage in the 3rd Test against the Kiwis.

8:45 am: India – 557/5 dec. in the 1st innings while New Zealand – 28/0 at stumps Day 2.

8:30 am: Good Morning! Welcome to the live coverage of Day 3 of the 3rd Test match between India and New Zealand at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.