New Zealand half-team back at the end of the day, Team India on the verge of victory – News18 Lokmat
Today is the third day of the second Test match between India and New Zealand (IND vs NZ 2nd Test Series).
Mumbai, December 5: India and New Zealand (IND vs NZ 2nd Test Series Today is the third day of the second Test between the two. On the third day, India were bowled out for 539 by the Kiwis. At the end of the day, the Kiwis were able to reach 140 for five. New Zealand need 400 runs in two days to win. India need five wickets. India were 325 in the first innings. In reply, New Zealand were bowled out for 62. India then decided to bat in the second innings without giving a follow-on to New Zealand. India declared the second innings at 276 for seven, giving New Zealand a target of 540. New Zealand, who set a target of 540, reached 140 for five at the end of the day. India declared their innings at 276 for seven. So New Zealand now have a target of 540 runs. In fulfilling this challenge, the Indian bowlers gave the Kiwis a good start. New Zealand’s second innings got off to a disappointing start. India’s spinner Ravichandran Ashwin gave the Kiwis the first push and dismissed Tom Latham for six. He then caught opener Will Young for 20. R Ashwin took the wicket and had to take a tea break soon after. The spider had to take a break 15 minutes before the camera got stuck on the ground. After the tea break, R Ashwin gave the Kiwis two more hits. Darrell Mitchell has completed his half century with 51 off 76 balls. In the 30th over, Umesh Yadav hit two fours in a row to celebrate his half century. Ravichandran Ashwin caught Cheteshwar Pujarakar for 6 while Ross Taylor was caught. At the time, the Kiwis had suffered a third blow. Akshar Patel has given India the fourth and most important wicket. Jayant Yadav Karvi caught Darrell Mitchell for 60. Henry Nichols 36 and Rachin Ravindra 2 were playing. New Zealand are 140 for five at the end of the third day and need 400 runs in two days to win. India need 5 wickets to pocket the series.