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Bangalore: New Zealand (2nd innings) 232/9 (Over: 69.0) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

Jeetan Patel 10* (11b 1x4), Trent Boult 0* (6b)

So that ends another absorbing day’s play at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. New Zealand end Day 3 at 232/9 in their second innings with an overall lead of 244 runs.

The final session belonged to Ravichandran Ashwin who took four of the five wickets to fall in the New Zealand innings in the final session.

HERE IS HOW THE GAME PANNED OUT...

Jeetan Patel survives Umesh Yadav’s final over of the day.

BOUNDARY by Jeetan Patel, good drive on a full delivery towards extra cover.

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New Zealand (2nd innings) 222/9 (Over: 66.1) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Bracewell gone, Pragyan Ojha scalps the all-rounder. Bracewell went forward and the ball hits his pad in front of the wicket. Kiwis 9 wickets down and the lead is 234 runs.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 222/8 (Over: 65.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Tim Southee (2) is gone, classical off-spinner’s dismissal by Ashwin. Tossed up delivery, Southee went for an expansive drive, beaten all ends up and bowled.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 216/7 (Over: 61.5) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Ashwin strikes again, Franklin loses patience. Tossed up delivery, Franklin (41) induced to step out of the crease, the ball turned away from him, simple stumping for Dhoni. With Bracewell doing all the hitting there was no need for Franklin to try to hit an expansive shot.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 214/6 (Over: 60.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

BOUNDARY for Bracewell, straight down the ground, he is not going to hang around there, he will play his shots as New Zealand extend their lead to 226 runs.

BOUNDARY Bracewell puts power behind an Ashwin full toss and four towards mid wicket region.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 195/6 (Over: 55.4) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Kurger van Wyk (31) departs, quicker one from Ashwin, no turn and the ball hits Wyk’s pad right in front of middle stump. Big breakthrough this is.

LOUD SHOUT by Ojha, van Wyk lunged forward, Umpire unmoved, impact was outside off.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 188/5 (Over: 52.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

New Zealand now has an overall lead of 200 runs. Franklin looking solid with 37 runs and van Wyk gritting it out with 25 runs. Partnership is worth 48 runs.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 173/5 (Over: 50.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

And Yadav goes for the toes, van Wyk is able to protect that.

Another blow, this time on the wrists and van Wyk seems to be in pain.

WHACK Kruger van Wyk takes a blow on the back of his head. Short of length delivery from Yadav, van Wyk tried ducking, ball did not bounce as expected and he took his eyes off the ball in the last moment. He seems all right now.

New Zealand lead by 180 runs with 5 wickets remaining.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 168/5 (Over: 48.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

Drinks break now!

Direct hit costs overthrows. 4 runs for Kruger van Wyk.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 153/5 (Over: 46.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

150 runs up for New Zealand in their second innings. Kruger van Wyk and James Franklin looking solid in the middle though they have not been able get the run-flow going. New Zealand lead by 165 runs with 5 wickets remaining.

Umesh Yadav has been brough back into the attack and his figures in second innings so far is: 7-0-34-2.
New Zealand (2nd innings) 140/5 (Over: 40.5) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Ashwin strikes, Daniel Flynn (31) departs. Flynn went for the cut, though the ball was moving away, still was too close to cut, moreover it bounced a bit higher as well. Edge to Sehwag who obliged. Half the kiwi side back in the hut now.

New Zealand lead by over 150 runs now. What do you reckon the Kiwis would set India as the 4th innings target? 200, 250 or above 300

It has started to drizzle at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Commentators reckon it is a passing shower.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 137/4 (Over: 38.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

New Zealand lead by 149 runs with 6 wickets remaining.

BOUNDARY for Franklin off Ashwin. Franklin comes down the track, reaches the pitch of the ball and straight over the bowlers head for a four.

BOUNDARY for Flynn as he drives and gets a four behind point. Flynn moves to 30.

Dhoni hoping that Zaheer might be able to produce the reverse swing and get a couple of wickets here.

4 byes but the ball kept very low and beat Dhoni as well. Is the pitch is changing?

Zaheer Khan started off the proceedings with a maiden. Ashwin bowling now.

We are back live for the final session.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 123/4 (Over: 34.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

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SECOND SESSION REPORT

New Zealand (123/4) lead by 135 runs with 6 wickets remaining at the end of second session on Day 3 of the 2nd Test at Bangalore.

At the start of the post lunch session, Umesh Yadav’s early burst saw him scalping the wickets of Martin Guptill (7) in the very first over after lunch and then accounted for the departure of dangerous Brendom McCullum (23). The aggression shown by the Kiwi openers fell flat there as Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor bide their time in the middle. The run-flow was stopped by some tight bowling by Zaheer Khan and Yadav who finally got his line right and reaped rewards.

Ashwin’s first over in the second innings produced the wicket of Kane Williamson (13) but Ross Taylor carried on solidly.

Daniel Flynn who joined Taylor resisted the urge of sweep and looked far more settled as compared to his previous innings. New Zealand were looking good for a decent total but the wicket of Ross Taylor by Pragyan Ojha might have turned the tide in India’s favour a little bit. Taylor literally gifted his wicket getting out trying to sweep. James Franklin (11*) and Daniel Flynn (25*) are at the crease for the visitors right now.
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And that is the end of second session! 30 overs bowled in the session with New Zealand scoring 94 runs with the loss of four wickets. Good session for India.

BOUNDARY for James Franklin, half volley from Ashwin, Franklin finds the gap past extra cover.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 118/4 (Over: 33.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

Raina into the attack now. Maiden over.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 111/4 (Over: 26.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Ojha strikes, Ross Taylor (35) departs and guess what he was trying the sweep. Taylor shuffles across goes down on one knee, ball turns Taylor misses and LBW.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 110/3 (Over: 26.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

Flynn cuts and cuts well behind point earns himself a four. This is his third boundary and is looking far more settled along with captain Ross Taylor. And then he sweeps for another boundary. He has moved to 24 from 29 balls. New Zealand lead by 122 runs with 7 wickets remaining.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 88/3 (Over: 23.3) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

New Zealand extend lead to over 100 runs with that single by Flynn towards cover.

LOUD SHOUT by Ojha, but Steve Davies unmoved, The ball was drifting down leg.

Daniel Flynn is the new batsman in.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 69/3 (Over: 17.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Kane Williamson (13) is gone. Good bowling by Ashwin, a little loop Willimason gets an edge gobbled up by Sehwag at first slip. Tossed up delivery Williamson fails to get behind the line of the ball. Turns in a tad and edge.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 66/2 (Over: 16.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

Ashwin into the attack first time in the second innings ans the leg-side is packed for Taylor. New Zealand lead by 78 runs with 8 wickets remaining

Pragyan Ojha, the left arm spinner back into the attack. What will ‘Rosco’ do?

New Zealand (2nd innings) 51/2 (Over: 12.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

50 comes up for New Zealand as an edge from Kane Williamson goes to the third man fence through the slip cordon. New Zealand lead by 63 runs with 8 wickets remaining.

3000 Test runs for New Zealand captain Ross Taylor. Only the 12th Kiwi player to achieve the milestone.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 31/2 (Over: 7.1) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Second wicket for Umesh Yadav, he is pumped as dangerous Brendon McCullum is dismissed for 23. Length was the key, McCullum in two minds and ends up poking at it, simple edge to Dhoni.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 30/1 (Over: 5.3) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Martin Gupill (7) is clean bowled in the first over after lunch. Umesh Yadav gets the wicket. Full toss, the ball hit the inside edge of the bat and crashes into the stumps.

We are back for the second session now.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 29/0 (Over: 4.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

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FIRST SESSION REPORT

India started Day 3 at 283/5 and in the first session itself New Zealand bowled out the hosts for 353 runs in the first innings taking a slender lead of 12 runs.

Tim Southee was the wrecker-in-chief finishing with a career best figure of 7/64 in 24 overs. He picked up four wickets today including the scalps of centurion Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.

Earlier, Virat Kohli went past his century but was the first wicket to fall when he was on 103 as soon as the Kiwis took the new ball. The new ball was available just after two overs and Ross Taylor did not hesitate to take the new ball. The results were imminent as Southee, Boult and Bracewell had Kohli and Dhoni in troubled waters. Dhoni was beaten all ends up more often than not with the moving ball.

Kohli got to his century in the 5th over of the day with a flick in front of square, but perished in the next over itself. Kohli offered no shot as the ball crashed into his pads in front of the wickets. Kohli shouldered arm to the straight delivery expecting it to move away but the ball held its line and moved in off the pitch only due to the angle. It was good bowling by Southee as he bowled it with a cross seam. All the previous balls were moving away from the right-handers but not that one.

Southee made the batsmen play and he stuck to his line and length, occasionally changing the grip of the ball and using his wrist well to get that extra rip.

Next to depart was Dhoni who looked out of sort right from the moment ball started to move. Dhoni was adjudged out LBW for 62 runs. Dhoni did not commit to the front-foot and stayed rooted to the crease. Zaheer Khan (7) started off with a huge six down the ground but he, along with Ojha (0) were send packing immediately. The pacer finished with a recording breaking spell of 24-6-64-7 with an economy of 2.66.

But Ravichandran Ashwin proved to be a tough cooking cracking a couple of handsome drives as he stitched together a vital 33-run partnership with Umesh Yadav (4) to help India reach 353 runs. After Ashwin-Yadav played out nearly 9 overs, Trent Boult send Yadav packing to finish the Indian innings. Ashwin played a good hand of 32 and remained unbeaten.

New Zealand openers came into bat for 5 overs with Brendon McCullum (21 runs off 15 balls) playing with an aggressive frame of mind along with Martin Guptill (7). New Zealand now have an overall lead of 41 runs over India with all of their 10 wickets remaining.

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So that is lunch! What an eventful first session that was.

Beautiful drive by McCullum off Ojha, he just leaned into the wide ball and drove it to extra cover boundary.

Pragyan Ojha into the attack now.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 23/0 (Over: 2.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

LOUD SHOUT, by the Indians, Umpire Steve Davies unmoved, he has got it wrong. Zaheer around the wicket, McCullum shuffling across the ball was crashing on to middle and leg, bat was nowhere near the ball. McCullum survives.

BOUNDARY McCullum clobbers a wide past deep cover for four. Aggression by the Kiwi opener.

New Zealand (2nd innings) 7/0 (Over: 0.6) | India (1st innings) 353 all out | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

India start with pace with Zaheer Khan and Umesh Yadav sharing the new ball in the second innings. This should be an interesting little period of play just before lunch. Key would to take wickets for India and New Zealand openers wil ltry to get their eye in.

India (First innings) 353 all out (Over: 96.5) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Umesh Yadav falls. Trent Boult finally gets a wicket and India are all out for 353 runs. New Zealand take a slender lead of 12 runs. Ravi Ashwin remains not out on 32. Tim Southee finished with a career best figures of 7/64.

India (First innings) 353/9 (Over: 95.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

350 up for India as Ashwin hoists a full length delivery by Southee towards long-on for four. Ashwin had moved on to 32 in 40 balls and the partnership is of 33 runs. India trail by 12 runs with 1 wicket remaining in the 1st innings.

Tim Southee tests Umesh Yadav with some bouncers and good length deliveries. But Umesh Yadav plays on stubbornly.

India (First innings) 343/9 (Over: 92.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

The partnership is worth 23 now, important runs for India. India trail by 23 runs with 1 wicket remaining in the 1st innings.

India (First innings) 340/9 (Over: 91.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

BOUNDARY, full toss from Southee and Ashwin picks the gap nicely wide of deep cover. India trailing by 26 runs now.

Single taken off the 2nd ball by Ashwin, Umesh Yadav has to survive 4 balls from Bracewell... and he survives.

India (First innings) 334/9 (Over: 89.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

DROPPED late swing by Southee, Aswhim tries to guide it to third man, Martin Guptill at second slip drops the chance. Southee is not pleased.

BOUNDARY late cut this time by Ashwin and four runs.

BOUNDARY Confident drive by Ashwin, M Chinnaswamy Stadium crowd roars. Fantastic timing by Ashwin as he stands tall and punches the outside off ball towards extra cover boundary.

India (First innings) 320/9 (Over: 87.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out


OUT!!! Wicket number 7 for Southee. Outside edge again. Scrambled seam as the ball moves away after hitting the deck. Tentative Ojha poked at it, simple catch for van Wyk. India still trail by 45 runs with 1 wicket remaining in the 1st innings

India (First innings) 320/8 (Over: 87.2) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Wicket number 6 for Southee. Zaheer Khan dismissed for seven. Short of length delivery, Zaheer was in line of the ball but it bounced and moved just a bit taking the edge to van Wyk. Excellent delivery by Southee to a tailender. India still trail by 45 runs with 2 wickets remaining.

SIX!!! Zaheer Khan with a massive blow, he takes his front leg out of the way and whacks the full length delivery over the bowlers head. The ball has gone out of shape with that hit .

India (First innings) 312/7 (Over: 85.5) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Southee with his 5th wicket as a full incoming delivery does the trick for the Kiwis. MS Dhoni adjudged out LBW for 62 runs. India seven wickets down. That was waiting to happen, scrambled seam again by Southee but more importantly the perfect line for Dhoni who doesn`t commit to the frontfoot and stays rooted to the crease.

BOUNDARY. Two consecutive fours by Dhoni after he was beaten high and dry by Bracewell. He shimmed down the track and whacked it to deep midwicket. Next ball, a tad short from Bracewell and Dhoni cut hard past cover. Bracewell though came back well pitching the next one full beating Dhoni again. This will be an interesting battle. Dhoni looking not so assured facing the new ball.

India (First innings) 301/6 (Over: 83.3) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

OUT!!! Kohli departs, no shot offered as the ball crashes into his pads in front of the wickets. Kohli shouldered arm to the straight delivery expecting it to move away but the ball held its line and moved in off the pitch only due to the angle. Tim Southee gets his 4th wicket. NZ strike with the new ball. Kohli goes for a well made 103 (193b 14x4 1x6). Southee bowled it cross seam, good bowling, as all the previous balls were moving away from the right-handers but not this one.

India (First innings) 301/5 (Over: 82.6) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

300 up for India, now that is a rare sight in Test matches for India isn’t it? (no pun intended)

CENTURY for Virat Kohli, his second in Tests, first on Indian soil as he flicks the legside ball in front of square and even before the ball could rech the fence Kohli takes off his helmet, raises his bat with a big smile and then kisses the helmet. Prund moment for him. Well played!!!. A clean and composed innings from the man of the moment. 101run in 187 balls assisted by 14 boundaries and one six and he is not done yet.

WELL DRIVEN, Boult over pitches and Dhoni drives down the ground handsomely. 50 for Dhoni. 26th fifty for Dhoni in 69 Tests.

Trent Boult into the attack as the new ball is taken. This would be interesting now, Boult will be looking for some swing. 3 slips and a gully.

India (First innings) 289/5 (Over: 80.0) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

Tim Southee bowls from the other end.

BOUNDARY for Kohli. Nice flick off the pads towards deep square fence and Virat Kohli inches closer to his century. 97 not out Kohli now.

Remember, after 2 overs the new ball would be available.

New Zealand start with Doug Bracewell.

The players are out in the centre.

India (First innings) 283/5 (Over: 78.0) | New Zealand (1st innings) Score: 365 all out

Welcome to our live coverage of the Day 3 play of the second and the final Test between India and New Zealand. Virat Kohli is unbeaten on 93 and MS Dhoni unbeaten on 46. India trail NZ by 82 runs with 5 wickets remaining in the 1st innings. India are 283/5 (78.0 ov) after bundling out the Kiwis for 365.

As always in a Test match, the key would be the morning session. Tim Southee and Trent Boult had troubled the Indian top order with the assistance of pace, bounce and the overcast conditions. India though clawed back courtesy Raina and Kohli. Dhoni is not that good playing the moving ball and he will be the Kiwis main target in the morning session.

It is pleasant conditions in Bangalore with 50 % chances of rain.

The new ball is due in just 2 overs.

Test so far…

Day 2: Indian youth brigade of Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina took center stage on a day when another failure with the bat for Sachin Tendulkar hogged the media limelight. Kohli, who came into bat at No.5 compiled a patient and gritty 93 runs and stitched a vital 99-run partnership with the under-pressure Raina who went all guns blazing in his knock of 55 runs.

Kohli was unbeaten on 93 (174) along with captain MS Dhoni (46) when stumps were drawn with India on 283/5. India are trailing New Zealand by 82 runs.

Tim Southee scalped three Indian wickets giving away 35 runs in 15 overs. Bracewell also picked up two crucial wickets but was a tad expensive going for an economy of over 4 rpo.

Earlier, Raina had scored a breezy half-century (55) to silence his critics. Opener Gautam Gambhir failed to impress again as he went for 2 runs whereas Sehwag scored 43 runs before getting out to Bracewell right after lunch. Sachin Tendulkar got a peach of a delivery from Bracewell as the ‘Master Blaster’ departed for just 17 runs. Apparently, Sunil Gavaskar reckoned on air while commenting that age is getting the better of SRT.

Day 1: Ross Taylor struck a brisk century as New Zealand recovered from an early setback to end the first day of the second Test on 328/6 at Bangalore on Friday before the play was stopped due to bad light.

For New Zealand the first day began on a positive note as their captain won the toss and chose to bat first under the grey skies of Bangalore on Friday hoping to see off the initial movement of the ball and then set- up a platform for a big total.

First Published: Sunday, September 02, 2012, 17:56

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