India vs New Zealand, Day 3: As it happened...

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2012, 09:08 AM IST

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Play has officially been called off for the day due to bad weather.

India 438, New Zealand 159 & 41/1 (f/o) I I Over 18

It took 58 balls for Brendon McCullum to find his first boundary. McCullum reached out and drove nicely a well flighted delivery from Ashwin towards cover.

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India 438, New Zealand 159 & 26/1 (f/o) I I Over 14.3

Ojha to Guptill. Out!! Guptill padded away a fuller from Ojha. New Zealand lost their first wicket in the second innings. Guptill lbw b Ojha 16(38) [4s-3]

India 438, New Zealand 159 & 22/0 (f/o) I I Over 13

Kohli dropped Guptill at second slip. Guptill tried to poked one off Ojha and got an outside edge to the slips. Kohli got a hand to it but failed to hold on. It came after two back to back fours. It could have been a fitting reply.

India 438, New Zealand 159 & 7/0 (f/o) I I Over 8

A cautious approach from the Kiwi openers in their second innings. A determined Brendon McCullum is extra careful today. He took 31 balls to score 3 runs.

India 438, New Zealand 159 & 3/0 (f/o) I I Over 2

Guptill and Brendon McCullum opened for New Zealand in their second innings after they were forced to follow on. Ojha opened for India.

India 438 (1st innings) I Over 61.3 I New Zealand 159

New Zealand all out for 159 and were forced to follow-on. New Zealand will bat again after the lunch break. New Zealand are 279 runs behind. Ashwin completes a 6-wicket haul in the first innings. Cleaned up Chris Martin for his sixth wicket. Pitched on off and turned back and hit the stumps. Chris Martin b Ashwin 0(1)

India 438 (1st innings) I Over 61.2 I New Zealand 159/9

Ashwin to Boult, Caught by Gambhir!! Ashwin tossed it up. Boult got a thick inside edge to short leg. Boult c Gambhir b Ashwin 4(15) [4s-1]

India 438 (1st innings) I Over 57.2 I New Zealand 153/8

Ashwin to Jeetan Patel OUT!! Caught&Bowled!! Jeetan Patel c and b Ashwin 10(21) [4s-1]

India 438 (1st innings) I Over 51.4 I New Zealand 141/7

Ojha to Doug Bracewell OUT!! Flighted delivery from Ojha, Bracewell charged down the crease, beaten by the turning. Dhoni did his job in lightning speed. Doug Bracewell st Dhoni b Ojha 17(25) [4s-2]

India 438 (1st innings) I Over 50 I New Zealand 137/6

Pragyan Ojha is brought into the attack replacing Zaheer. He managed to control the scoring but yet to find any breakthrough. Franklin looked good with 37 on the crease.

India 438 (1st innings) I Over 44 I New Zealand 111/6

Zaheer Khan started the day’s proceedings with a maiden over, mixing it up to good effect. Umesh Yadav drew the first blood in the second over by trapping van Wyk before wicket. Umesh bowled it short, van Wyk tried to pull but missed completely. First wicket of the day.
van Wyk lbw b Umesh Yadav 0(14)

Wet outfield had delayed the start of the third day of the first Test between India and New Zealand.

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India tightened their grip on the first Test as New Zealand were struggling at 106 for five in the first innings, still needing 133 runs to avoid the follow-on, after the second day`s play in the first Test on Friday.

Devastating spells by offie Ravichandran Ashwin (3-30) and left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha (2-35) left the Kiwis struggling on a day, which was completely dominated by India.

Earlier, India`s innings folded at 438 shortly before the tea session. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 159 while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 73.