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India vs New Zealand (TEST)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru,2nd Test, Date - 31/08/2012, Toss won by - New Zealand, Day - 4
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Commentary (India innings)

A brilliant performance from the Kiwis to restrict India to 353 and gain a lead of 12 runs. Southee led the way with a brilliant performance picking up seven wickets in the innings. He was brutal this morning and picked the crucial wickets of Kohli and Dhoni early on to pave the way for a lead. India's lower-middle order did well to push the total up to 353. They need to make sure that they don't allow the visitors to post a formidable target! Stay tuned for New Zealand's second innings.

96.5 T Boult to U Yadav, OUT! Castled! The change of angle has worked! Comes from round the wicket and delivers a length delivery on middle, it nips back in sharply after landing. Yadav goes for a back foot defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads and then onto the stumps. India all out for 353! 353/10

96.4 T Boult to Yadav, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Yadav goes for a poke but misses. 353/9

96.3 T Boult to Yadav, Fullish inswinger on middle, Yadav defends it back to Boult. 353/9

96.2 T Boult to Yadav, Fullish delivery outside off, swinging back in sharply, Yadav leaves it alone. 353/9

96.1 T Boult to Yadav, Length delivery angling in, Yadav pushes it to mid on and looks for a single but is sent back. 353/9

95.6 Tim Southee to Ashwin, FOUR! Plundered! Fullish outside off, Ashwin stays in his crease and punches it over mid on for a brilliant boundary. 350 up for India! 353/9

95.5 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ashwin drives it straight to covers. 349/9

95.4 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Play and a miss! Stays back and looks to cut a length delivery outside off but misses. 349/9

95.3 Tim Southee to Ashwin, FOUR! Deft! Fullish on the pads, Ashwin stays back and flicks it to fine leg for a well placed boundary. Crucial runs these for India! 349/9

95.2 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Stays back and chops it to third man. 345/9

95.1 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Fullish outside off, Ashwin opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man. 345/9

94.6 T Boult to Yadav, Ahh..Good delivery! Nips back in after landing outside off, Yadav goes for a back foot defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball falls just beside the stumps. 345/9

94.5 T Boult to R Ashwin, Back of a length delivery on middle, Ashwin pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 345/9

94.4 T Boult to Ashwin, Comes forward and drives it to mid off. The field comes up now for the last two deliveries! 344/9

94.3 T Boult to Ashwin, Slips it down the leg side, Ashwin misses his flick. 344/9

94.2 T Boult to Ashwin, Fullish outside off, Ashwin drives it brilliantly to deep cover but doesn't run. 344/9

94.1 T Boult to Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ashwin looks to steer it to third man but gets a bottom edge into the ground. 344/9

93.6 Tim Southee to Yadav, Length delivery outside off, Yadav stays in his crease and squirts it into the ground. 344/9

93.5 Tim Southee to Yadav, Fullish on off, Yadav bunts it back to Southee. 344/9

93.4 Tim Southee to Yadav, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Yadav goes for half a poke but gets beaten by the away movement. 344/9

93.3 Tim Southee to Yadav, Again delivers a bouncer on off, Yadav drops his wrists and sways out of line at the last moment. 344/9

93.2 Tim Southee to Yadav, Bouncer outside off, Yadav sways away from line. 344/9

93.1 Tim Southee to R Ashwin, Clips it wide of long on and takes a single. Exposes Yadav for five deliveries! 344/9

92.6 Boult to Yadav, Yorker on middle, Yadav gets his bat down in time and digs it out successfully. 343/9

92.5 T Boult to Yadav, Comes forward and defends a fullish delivery outside off to mid off. Ashwin applauds from the other end. 343/9

92.4 T Boult to Ashwin, Superb delivery! Good length delivery outside on off, nips back in after landing. Ashwin is cut into half and misses. The ball flies over the stumps, the keeper does well to get a glove to it. They run through for a bye! 343/9

92.3 T Boult to Ashwin, Stands tall and clips it sweetly to deep square leg. Doesn't take a single. 342/9

92.2 T Boult to Ashwin, Stays in his crease and turns it to mid-wicket. 342/9

92.1 T Boult to Ashwin, Fullish on the pads, Ashwin flicks it away past mid-wicket for a couple. 342/9

Boult back on!

91.6 Tim Southee to Yadav, Nips away after landing outside off, Yadav plays inside the line and misses. 340/9

91.5 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Stays in his crease and chops it to third man for a single. 340/9

91.4 Tim Southee to R Ashwin, FOUR! Classic shot! Low full toss outside off, Ashwin comes forward and drives ti sweetly past covers, Williamson tries desperately to stop it in the deep with a full length dive but doesn't manage to flick it back. 339/9

91.3 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Fullish outside off, moving away, Ashwin goes for a drive but gets an outside edge to third man. Doesn't run! 335/9

91.2 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Length delivery swinging away, Ashwin leaves it alone. 335/9

91.1 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Play and a miss! Ashwin gives himself room for a cut off a length delivery outside off but misses. 335/9

Drinks break!

90.6 D Bracewell to Yadav, Yadav has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 335/9

90.5 D Bracewell to Yadav, Wide outside off, Yadav leaves it alone. 335/9

90.4 D Bracewell to Yadav, Stays back and fends it with soft hands to the slip cordon. 335/9

90.3 D Bracewell to Yadav, Short of a length delivery outside off, Yadav leaves it alone. 335/9

90.2 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Flicks it wide of mid on and takes a single. He wasn't happy that he gave the strike to Yadav! 335/9

90.1 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Stays back and pushes it to point. 334/9

89.6 Tim Southee to U Yadav, FOUR! Just short of the keeper! Fullish outswinger outside off, Yadav feels for it but gets an outside edge which falls just short of the keeper. van Wyk doesn't manage to get a glove to it and the ball runs away to third man for a boundary. Bonus runs these for India! 334/9

89.5 Tim Southee to Yadav, An attempted yorker turns out to be a low full toss. Yadav defends it into the ground. 330/9

89.4 Tim Southee to Yadav, In the corridor outside off, Yadav feels for it and gets beaten! 330/9

89.3 Tim Southee to R Ashwin, Dropped! Guptill drops it! Fullish outswinger outside off, Ashwin chases it and looks to slice it away but gets an outside edge to second slip where Guptill dives to his right, gets a hand to it but doesn't manage to hold on. They run through for a single. 330/9

89.2 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Fullish on middle, Ashwin drives it to long on. Again isn't interested in the single. 329/9

89.1 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Stays back and dabs it to third man, denies a single. 329/9

88.6 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Shuffles across, helps it to covers and scampers through for a quick single. Retains the strike. Good cricket from Ashwin! 329/9

88.5 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Short on a length delivery on the leg stump, Ashwin goes for a half-hearted pull but seems to miss it. The keeper appeals vociferously but the umpire says no. 328/9

88.4 D Bracewell to Ashwin, FOUR! Well placed! Good length delivery outside off, Ashwin goes back and cuts it very late to third man for a boundary. 328/9

88.3 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Good length delivery outside off, Ashwin stays back and defends it to the off side. 324/9

88.2 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Back of a length delivery on off, Ashwin pulls it away to deep mid-wicket and refuses a single. Doesn't want to expose Yadav! 324/9

88.1 D Bracewell to Ashwin, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Good length delivery outside off, Ashwin stays in his crease and just punches it past covers for an effortless boundary. 324/9

Umesh Yadav is the last man in!

87.6 Tim Southee to Ojha, OUT! Caught behind! Southee is on fire! Good length delivery on middle, moves away after landing, Ojha stays in his crease and without any feet movement goes for a poke, the ball takes the outside edge and the keeper pouches it inches above the ground. 320/9

87.5 Tim Southee to Ojha, In the corridor outside off, Ojha leaves it alone. 320/8

87.4 Tim Southee to Ojha, Bouncer on the leg stump, Ojha ducks under it. 320/8

87.3 Tim Southee to Ojha, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Ojha has a lazy poke but gets beaten. 320/8

Pragyan Ojha is the new batsman.

87.2 Tim Southee to Khan, OUT! Southee strikes against and gets rid of Zaheer! Terrific delivery, banged in short, around off, Zaheer tries to fend it away but the ball brushes the glove on its way to the keeper. These are the best bowling figures for Southee in Tests, 6 for 45. 320/8

87.1 Tim Southee to Khan, Length on the middle, Zaheer tries to work it away but fails. He is struck high on the pads. Bit of confusion over the single but they stand their ground eventually. 320/7

86.6 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 320/7

86.5 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 320/7

86.4 D Bracewell to Khan, In the air but short! Wide outside off, Zaheer cuts it aerially to deep point for a single. 320/7

86.3 D Bracewell to Khan, Good delivery! Delivers a vicious bouncer on the leg stump, Zaheer is hurried up and he does well to duck under it at the last moment. 319/7

86.2 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Comes forward, opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 319/7

86.1 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Beaten! Fullish outside off, swinging away Ashwin goes for a poke but misses. 318/7

Looks like there is some problem with the shape of the ball and they have changed the red cherry!

85.6 Southee to Khan, SIX! He looks in hurry straightaway! Fullish on off, Zaheer clears his front leg and plunders it over long on for a humongous maximum. 318/7

Zaheer Khan is the new batsman.

50 Test wickets for Southee!

85.5 Tim Southee to Dhoni, OUT! Again Southee fools the batsman with the one that comes in! Length delivery on off, nips back in after landing, Dhoni is late into the shot and then he looks to flick but is too late and gets hit on the pads. The ball then hits the bat. The players appeal and the umpire lifts his finger. That looked out to the naked eye. 2nd Test Five-wicket haul for Southee. 312/7

85.4 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Fullish outside off, Dhoni comes forward and drives it to point where the fielder does well to stop it. 312/6

85.3 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Length delivery on off, Dhoni stays in his crease and prods it into the ground. 312/6

85.2 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Goes back and pats it to point, wants a single but is sent back. 312/6

85.1 Tim Southee to R Ashwin, Back of a length delivery outside off, Southee rocks back and pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 312/6

84.6 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Good length delivery outside off, Dhoni lets it go through to the keeper. 311/6

84.5 D Bracewell to Dhoni, In the corridor outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone. 311/6

84.4 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Beaten! Good come back by Bracewell! Fullish outside off, nips away after landing. Dhoni looks to force it away through the off side but misses. 311/6

84.3 D Bracewell to Dhoni, FOUR! Bludgeoned! Short and wide outside off, Dhoni rocks back and cuts it muscularly past point for a thunderous boundary. No fielder moved! 311/6

84.2 D Bracewell to Dhoni, FOUR! Good stuff from Dhoni! Good length delivery outside off, Dhoni chips down the track and whips it away uppishly over mid-wicket for a boundary. 307/6

84.1 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Beaten! Nips away after landing on a length outside off, Dhoni looks to push it to the off side but is beaten by the away movement. 303/6

83.6 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Flicks it away behind square leg for a couple to get off the mark. 303/6

83.5 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ashwin lets it go through to the keeper. 301/6

83.4 Tim Southee to Ashwin, A tad wide outside off, shaping away, Ashwin leaves it alone. 301/6

Ravichandran Ashwin in the new batsman.

83.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, OUT! LBW! Poor decision from Kohli to leave it! Brilliant thinking from Southee, delivers two balls shaping away earlier, this time he pitches it on a length outside off and brings it back in. Kohli looks to shoulder his arms but the ball jags back in sharply and hits his pads. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. 301/6

83.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli shoulders his arms to it. 301/5

83.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, shaping away, Kohli stays in his crease and leaves it alone. 301/5

82.6 T Boult to Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, Dhoni stays back and pushes it defensively to mid off. 301/5

82.5 T Boult to Kohli, Clips a length delivery on the pads to fine leg for a single. 301/5

82.4 T Boult to Kohli, In the corridor outside off, Kohli leaves it alone. 300/5

82.3 T Boult to Dhoni, Length delivery on middle, Dhoni whips it away to fine leg for a single. 300/5

82.2 T Boult to Dhoni, Delivers it very wide outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone, van Wyk dives full length to his right and makes a good stop. 299/5

82.1 T Boult to Kohli, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single. 299/5

81.6 Tim Southee to Dhoni, That makes it 6 left alone in the over. Nips away after landing outside off, Dhoni lets it go through to the keeper. 298/5

81.5 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Dhoni again leaves alone a length delivery swinging away outside off. 298/5

81.4 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, Dhoni again leaves it alone. 298/5

81.3 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Good length delivery outside off, Dhoni shoulders his arms to it. 298/5

81.2 Tim Southee to Dhoni, A tad wide outside off, Dhoni lets it go through to the keeper. 298/5

81.1 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Nips away after landing outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone. 298/5

2nd Test Century for Virat Kohli! His first hundred on Indian soil!

80.6 T Boult to Kohli, FOUR! Gets to his century in a grand fashion! Fullish on the pads, Kohli leans forward and flicks it nonchalantly past mid-wicket for a crunching boundary. He is ecstatic and acknowledges the crowd by raising his bat! 298/5

80.5 T Boult to Kohli, Slips it down the leg side, Kohli misses his flick. 294/5

80.4 T Boult to Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli stays back and squirts it into the ground. 294/5

80.3 T Boult to Dhoni, Stays back and pushes it defensively to covers for a single. 294/5

80.2 T Boult to Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone. 293/5

26th Test half-century for Dhoni.

80.1 T Boult to Dhoni, FOUR! Brings up his half-century in style! Fullish inswinging delivery on middle, Dhoni drives it straight back past the bowler for a lovely boundary. 293/5

Trent Boult brought into the attack.

Second new ball taken by the Kiwis.

79.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli comes forward and prods it into the ground. 289/5

79.5 Tim Southee to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli comes forward and drives it beautifully but straight to covers. 289/5

79.4 Tim Southee to Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli drives it to mid off. 289/5

79.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, Comes forward and helps it defensively to mid on. 289/5

79.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli plants his foot forward and pushes it defensively to mid on. 289/5

79.1 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Goes back and pushes it to covers for a single. 289/5

Southee will bowl from the other end.

78.6 D Bracewell to V Kohli, Length delivery on middle, Kohli drives it sweetly but straight to mid on. 288/5

78.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, In the corridor outside off, Kohli leaves it alone. 288/5

78.4 D Bracewell to Kohli, FOUR! Superbly timed! A tad full on the pads, Kohli stays in his crease and clips it to deep square leg, Southee attempts a desperate dive to his left from fine leg but doesn't manage to flick it back. It was sweetly timed! 288/5

78.3 D Bracewell to Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli leans forward and prods it into the ground. 284/5

78.2 D Bracewell to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli leaves it alone cautiously. Good carry to the keeper there! 284/5

78.1 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Length delivery on middle, Dhoni clips it away to fine leg for a single. 284/5

The players have made their way out to the middle. Kohli and Dhoni are the two batsmen at the crease. Bracewell will start off proceedings for New Zealand.

Pitch - The cracks have started opening up but the ball will still come on to the bat. Still plenty of runs in the track. The first hour is crucial as there will be movement early on.

The first two days saw some exhilarating cricket and the match is evenly poised at the moment. The Kiwis bowled well early on yesterday but then India fought back hard to score 283/5. They still trail by 82 runs with 5 wickets remaining. Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are well settled at the crease and will look to continue the same momentum and achieve a lead. New Zealand would look to make early inroads and stop India from taking the lead.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of day 3 of the second Test between India and New Zealand in Bengaluru.

The morning session tomorrow will hold the key as New Zealand would look to attack with the second new ball which is just two overs away. India, on the other hand, would wish that the current partnership prospers and eats out most of the deficit. Promises to be an interesting day 3! Do join us at 0930 IST to catch all the action. Good bye and cheers!!!

What an absorbing day of Test cricket it has been today! The New Zealand tail was wrapped up by the Indian bowlers in just under an hour of play in the morning session. The Indian openers didn't quite get the start they were looking for, despite Sehwag's blistering knock. The Kiwi bowlers ran through the top order and pushed the Indians on the back foot for a while with the hosts struggling on 80/4. But a superb fighting partnership between Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina ensured that India stay in the hunt. Raina came good with a fine half century but then threw it away. MS Dhoni came out all guns blazing and entertained the crowd with his electrifying batting and is currently involved in a crucial 104-run stand with Kohli. They still trail by 82!

77.6 T Boult to Kohli, Good length delivery angling into the batsman at 134.6 kph, Kohli remains inside the crease and defends it watchfully to the leg side. Stumps on day 2! 283/5

77.5 T Boult to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 283/5

77.4 T Boult to Kohli, FOUR! Terrific shot to move into the 90s! A yorker length delivery outside off at 138.8 kph, Kohli squeezes it out muscles it through point for a boundary. 283/5

77.3 T Boult to Kohli, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 279/5

100-run stand between Dhoni and Kohli!

77.2 T Boult to MS Dhoni, Edged but just short! Good length delivery around off at 132.1 kph, Dhoni lunges forward and pushes inside the line. It kisses the outside half of the blade and flies behind but drops short of the diving first slip fielder, Taylor. 279/5

77.1 T Boult to Dhoni, Angling away from the right-hander, wide outside off, Dhoni shoulders his arms. 278/5

76.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Spears in a full delivery on off, Kohli gets on the front foot and forces it down to mid off. 278/5

76.5 Tim Southee to Kohli, Length delivery on middle and off, defended solidly to mid-wicket. 278/5

76.4 Tim Southee to Kohli, Good length delivery angling into the batsman, Kohli flicks it off his pads but finds square leg. 278/5

76.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, Length delivery sliding down the leg side, Kohli fails to flick it off his pads. 278/5

76.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, defended off the back foot. 278/5

76.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, Length delivery shaping back into the batsman, defended to mid-wicket. 278/5

75.6 T Boult to Kohli, Little short in length outside off at 133.1 kph, Kohli cuts it firmly through the line and once again Guptill flies to his left to partially stop the ball at point. A run taken! 278/5

75.5 T Boult to Kohli, Tucks it off his pads to the on side but finds the square leg fielder. 277/5

75.4 T Boult to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off at 134.0 kph, Kohli remains back and punches it to the off side. It is travelling but Guptill at point dives full length to his left and makes an excellent stop. 277/5

75.3 T Boult to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 277/5

75.2 T Boult to Kohli, FOUR! Easy pickings! A fullish length delivery on middle, Kohli leans across and flicks it handsomely through mid-wicket for a boundary. This is now the highest sixth wicket partnership for India at this venue, beating the previous record set by Azharuddin and Kumble! 277/5

75.1 T Boult to Kohli, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Kohli drives it off his front foot to covers. 273/5

Trent Boult is back for the final spell of the day.

74.6 J Franklin to Dhoni, Another watchful leave outside the off stump. 273/5

74.5 J Franklin to Dhoni, Puts it on a full length and wide outside off, Dhoni covers his stumps and allows it through. 273/5

74.4 J Franklin to Dhoni, Strides forward and pushes a full delivery to covers. 273/5

74.3 J Franklin to Dhoni, Outside off, tapped in front of point. 273/5

74.3 J Franklin to Dhoni, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. The umpire signals a no ball for overstepping. 273/5

74.2 J Franklin to Kohli, Another over-pitched delivery outside off, Kohli drives it off his front foot to extra cover. McCullum dives to stop it but it sneaks through him. Southee does well to move swiftly to his left from mid off and stops it with a valiant dive. The batsmen have run through for a single. 272/5

74.1 J Franklin to Kohli, Over-pitched dleivery outside off, Kohli drills it through the line but straight to Southee at mid off. 271/5

73.6 J Patel to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 271/5

73.5 J Patel to Dhoni, FOUR! Tossed up delivery on middle at 91.3 kph, Dhoni shimmies down the track and whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He was looking to go aerial but got too close to the ball and hence only managed to drag it across the line. 271/5

73.4 J Patel to Dhoni, Flighted off-spinner on off, Dhoni stretches forward in defense. 267/5

73.3 J Patel to Kohli, Turns it with the spin through mid-wicket for a single. 267/5

73.2 J Patel to Kohli, Flatter off-spinner on off, defended from the crease. 266/5

73.1 J Patel to Kohli, Long hop outside off, Kohli goes deep inside the crease and cuts it through point for a couple. The deficit is now under 100! 266/5

72.6 J Franklin to Dhoni, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman at 124.1 kph, MSD allows it through. 264/5

72.5 J Franklin to Kohli, Back of a length delivery down the leg side, Kohli flicks it uppishly to square leg for a single. 264/5

72.4 J Franklin to Kohli, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 263/5

72.3 J Franklin to V Kohli, Very full in length outside off at 130.2 kph, Kohli drives it to covers but finds the fielder. 263/5

72.2 J Franklin to V Kohli, Edged but dropped short! Fullish length delivery outside off, Kohli looks to drive it through the line but nicks it behind. It flies behind the stumps and goes on a bounce to Taylor at first slip. 263/5

72.1 J Franklin to Kohli, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 263/5

71.6 J Patel to Dhoni, Turns it with the spin to the on side but finds the mid-wicket fielder. 263/5

71.5 J Patel to Dhoni, Spinning down the leg side, Dhoni pads it away. 263/5

71.4 J Patel to Dhoni, Flatter and quicker on middle, staying a shade low, Dhoni defended it back to the bowler. 263/5

71.3 J Patel to Dhoni, Slow turn back into the batsman, Dhoni plays it with firm hands and it goes aerially to mid-wicket. 263/5

71.2 J Patel to Dhoni, Flicks it with the turn to mid-wicket. 263/5

71.1 J Patel to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on off, defended back to the bowler. 263/5

70.6 J Franklin to Kohli, Good length delivery drifting away from the batsman, Kohli covers the line and allows it through. 263/5

70.5 J Franklin to Kohli, Firmly gets behind the line of the delivery and offers a straight bat in defense. 263/5

70.4 J Franklin to Kohli, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 263/5

70.3 J Franklin to Kohli, An off-cutter on middle at 126.0 kph, Kohli is early with his shot and plays it little uppishly to covers. 263/5

70.2 J Franklin to V Kohli, Presses forward and drives a full delivery to extra cover. McCullum dives full length to his right and makes an excellent stop. Scores a direct hit at the striker's end but by that time Kohli was well in. 263/5

70.1 J Franklin to Kohli, Full length delivery angling away from the batsman, around off, Kohli defends it from the crease. 263/5

69.6 J Patel to Dhoni, Touch short in length around off, Dhoni remains on the back foot to cut it through the line but misses. 263/5

69.5 J Patel to Dhoni, Another back foot defense by MS Dhoni. 263/5

69.4 J Patel to Dhoni, Loopy off-spinner, turning back in, Dhoni defends it back off his back foot. 263/5

69.3 J Patel to Kohli, Floated off-spinner on off, Kohli goes on the back foot and punches it down to long on for one. 263/5

69.2 J Patel to Kohli, Off-spinner on off, Kohli plays it with the spin to square leg. 262/5

69.1 J Patel to Dhoni, Flighted delivery on off, Dhoni paddled it across to fine leg for a single. 262/5

Jeetan Patel comes back into the attack.

68.6 J Franklin to Kohli, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Kohli defends it off his back foot. 261/5

68.5 J Franklin to Kohli, Fires across a full length delivery, very wide outside off, Kohli chases it and misses. 261/5

68.4 J Franklin to Kohli, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 261/5

68.3 J Franklin to Kohli, Good length delivery on middle at 123.7 kph, Kohli helps it off his pads to mid-wicket. 261/5

68.2 J Franklin to Kohli, Full outside off at 126.0 kph, driven off the front foot to mid off. 261/5

68.1 J Franklin to Dhoni, Full length delivery angling away from the batsman, Dhoni slaps it to covers and crosses for a brisk single. The fielder misses his shy at the striker's end. 261/5

Drinks break.

67.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli feels for it and gets beaten. 260/5

67.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, Offers the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 260/5

67.4 D Bracewell to Kohli, Terrific off drive by Kohli but he fails to beat the mid off fielder. 260/5

67.3 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Pitched full around off, pushed to covers for a quick single. 260/5

67.2 D Bracewell to Dhoni, On middle, turned off the pads to mid-wicket. 259/5

67.1 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Spears in a full length delivery, on middle, Dhoni pushes it down with a straight bat past the bowler but the mid on fielder has it covered. 259/5

66.6 J Franklin to Kohli, Bowls it on a fuller length on middle and off, staying a shade short, Kohli does well to get down low to defend it. 259/5

66.5 J Franklin to Kohli, Fuller length delivery hurled wide outside off, Kohli had another easy leave. 259/5

66.4 J Franklin to Kohli, Kohli chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 259/5

66.3 J Franklin to Kohli, Too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 259/5

66.2 J Franklin to Kohli, Angles across a length delivery at 129.9 kph, wide outside off, Kohli shoulders his arms. 259/5

66.1 J Franklin to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 259/5

65.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 259/5

65.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, FOUR! New Zealand are leaking easy runs here! Bracewell serves a full delivery down the leg side, Kohli neatly deflects it off his pads to the fine leg boundary. 258/5

65.4 D Bracewell to V Kohli, FOUR! Cracking shot! Short of a length delivery speared into the batsman, Kohli got on top of the bounce and pulled it nicely through square leg for a boundary. 254/5

65.3 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Short delivery angled into the batsman at 133.7 kph, Dhoni was through with his pull shot early and hence missed the ball. Was hit on the body, the ball rolled to covers and they stole a leg bye. 250/5

65.2 D Bracewell to MS Dhoni, Fuller in length again at 137.5 kph, driven off the front foot to covers. 249/5

65.1 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Full length delivery outside off, Dhoni opens the face of the blade late and guides it through cover-point for a couple. 249/5

64.6 J Franklin to Kohli, Fuller length delivery on middle and off at 126.4 kph, Kohli defends it from the crease. 247/5

64.5 J Franklin to Kohli, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 247/5

64.4 J Franklin to Dhoni, Bunts a full delivery in front of mid off for a quick single. 247/5

64.3 J Franklin to Dhoni, Another delivery in the corridor outside off at 125.7 kph, Dhoni shoulders his arms. 246/5

64.2 J Franklin to Dhoni, Outside off at 126.8 kph, Dhoni allows it through. 246/5

64.1 J Franklin to Dhoni, Full delivery on middle at 123.6 kph, Dhoni ticks it off his pads through mid-wicket for a couple. 246/5

63.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Straighter delivery at 133.3 kph, Kohli helps it off his pads to mid-wicket. 244/5

63.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, Driven towards the mid on region. No run. 244/5

63.4 D Bracewell to Kohli, Full delivery skidding down the leg side at 132.7 kph, Kohli clips it off his pads through square leg for a couple. 244/5

63.3 D Bracewell to V Kohli, Fuller length delivery outside off at 132.2 kph, Kohli tries to drive it off his front foot but it takes the inside edge and rolls to mid-wicket. 242/5

63.2 D Bracewell to Kohli, Fullish ball on off, Kohli pushes it down with a straight bat to mid on. 242/5

63.1 D Bracewell to Kohli, FOUR! Crisp! A leg stump half-volley at 135.7 kph, Kohli picks it off his pads and flicks it fluently through square leg for a boundary. 242/5

62.6 T Boult to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 238/5

62.5 T Boult to Dhoni, Length delivery on middle and off, defended back to the bowler. 238/5

62.4 T Boult to Dhoni, Bowls it full again, on and around off at 138.6 kph, Dhoni strides half forward and pushes it to extra cover. 238/5

62.3 T Boult to Dhoni, Slants across a fuller ball, around off, Dhoni gets on the front foot and pushes it down to mid off. 238/5

62.2 T Boult to Dhoni, Angles in a good length delivery, MSD defends it from the crease. 238/5

62.1 T Boult to Kohli, Fuller length delivery slanted across the batsman, Kohli drove it through covers and once again McCullum ran after it and pulled it back just before the ropes. They've managed to run three. 238/5

61.6 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Short and well wide outside off at 133.5 kph, Dhoni allows it through. 235/5

61.5 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Full delivery outside off, Dhoni pushes at it and gets a little outside edge. It goes all along the carpet to the gully fielder. 235/5

61.4 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Back of a length delivery on off, Dhoni camps back to push it through the line but it takes the inside edge and squirts to square leg. 235/5

61.3 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Outside off, left alone. 235/5

61.2 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 235/5

61.1 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 235/5

60.6 T Boult to Kohli, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 235/5

60.5 T Boult to Kohli, Whoa! Fuller length delivery way outside off, Kohli allows it through and van Wyk has to dive full length to his right to stop it. The bowler is very lucky that it was not wided! 235/5

60.4 T Boult to V Kohli, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman at 134.0 kph, Kohli pushes at it with soft hands and edges it behind. It falls in front of the second slip fielder. 235/5

60.3 T Boult to Kohli, FOUR! Boult drops it short on middle at 136.8 kph, Kohli swivels on the back foot and pulls it powerfully through square leg for a boundary. 235/5

60.2 T Boult to Kohli, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 231/5

60.1 T Boult to Kohli, Angling away from the batsman, Kohli gets forward for defense but it shapes away to beat the edge. 231/5

59.6 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Gets on the front foot and pushes a full delivery to covers. 231/5

59.5 Bracewell to Dhoni, Slight appeal for an LBW! Good length delivery angling into the batsman at 132.6 kph, Dhoni tries to work it across the line but misses and is hit high on the pads. A stifled appeal but turned down by the umpire. Inside edge there as well! 231/5

50 stand between Dhoni and Kohli!

59.4 D Bracewell to Dhoni, FOUR! Bang! Bracewell offers plenty of room outside off, short and wide, Dhoni reaches out for it and deliberately lofts it over gully for a boundary. 231/5

59.3 D Bracewell to Dhoni, On middle, tapped in front of mid-wicket. 227/5

59.2 D Bracewell to Kohli, Tickles it off his pads to the on side and crosses. 227/5

59.1 D Bracewell to Kohli, Full length delivery on off, pushed through the line to covers. Dot ball. 226/5

Doug Bracewell comes back for another spell.

58.6 T Boult to Dhoni, Once again chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 226/5

58.5 T Boult to Dhoni, Dhoni lets the ball go outside his off stump. 226/5

58.4 T Boult to Dhoni, Pitched outside leg, Dhoni looked to defend it from the crease but missed and was hit on the pads. 226/5

58.3 T Boult to Kohli, Fantastic piece of fielding in the deep! Fraction over-pitched around off, Kohli draws forward and caresses it crisply through covers. It is destined to reach the fence but McCullum sprints behind it and pulls it back with a tremendous forward dive. Keeps his body airborne while pulling it back. Terrific athleticism and the crowd also applauds the effort! Saves a single. 226/5

58.2 T Boult to Kohli, Angles across a good length delivery, Kohli lets the ball go outside his off stump. 223/5

58.2 T Boult to Kohli, No ball for foot fault! Full delivery angling away from the batsman, Kohli drives it sweetly to covers but fails to pierce the field. 223/5

58.1 T Boult to Kohli, Played to the point region by the batsman. Dot ball. 222/5

Trent Boult comes back into the attack.

Drinks break.

57.6 J Patel to Dhoni, Another watchful defensive shot to end the over. 222/5

57.5 J Patel to Dhoni, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 222/5

57.4 J Patel to Dhoni, Works it off his pads to the on side but straight to the fielder. 222/5

57.3 J Patel to Dhoni, FOUR! Spinning down the leg side, Dhoni tickles it off his pads past the leg slip fielder for a boundary. 222/5

57.2 J Patel to Dhoni, Funny! Flighted delivery pitched outside leg, Dhoni tried to pad it away but it skidded on and went on to get stuck between his legs. Dhoni didn't let it go and the keeper had to retrieve it from there. Smiles all around. 218/5

57.1 J Patel to Dhoni, FOUR! The field is set for the leg side and Patel serves a loopy delivery outside off. Little short as well and Dhoni goes back to muscle it through covers for a boundary. 218/5

56.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Outside off at 134.2 kph, left alone. 214/5

Some issues with the shape of the ball. The umpires are having a look. No, they think it is fine to carry on. The request has been dismissed and umpire Ian Gould flicks it back to the bowler. He throws it with a bit more power and it goes well over the bowler's head.

56.5 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Darts a short delivery on off, Dhoni remains on the back foot and pulls it over mid-wicket for a single. 214/5

56.4 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Dhoni lets the ball go outside his off stump. 213/5

56.3 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 213/5

56.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single. 213/5

Fifth Test fifty for Virat Kohli, second against NZ!

56.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, FOUR! Good length delivery drifting down the leg side, Kohli eases it to the fine leg boundary to reach his half-century in style. Lovely responsible knock by the recent run-machine for India! 212/5

Slight adjustment in the field. Backward square leg and a deep square leg in place...

55.6 J Patel to Dhoni, Flighted delivery on the pads, turned straight to mid-wicket. 208/5

55.5 J Patel to MS Dhoni, Floated full delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler. 208/5

55.4 J Patel to Kohli, Flicks it with the spin through square leg and moves on to 47 with a single. 208/5

55.3 J Patel to Kohli, Loopy delivery down the leg side, Kohli flicks it off his pads but fails to beat the short fine leg fielder. 207/5

55.2 J Patel to Kohli, Tossed up delivery outside off, steered through point for a couple. 207/5

55.1 J Patel to Dhoni, Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 205/5

Patel to continue... A long on, deep mid-wicket and a deep square leg in place!

54.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Good length delivery sliding down the leg side, Kohli helps it off his pads through square leg for a couple. 204/5

54.5 Tim Southee to Kohli, Harmless delivery, full in length and wide outside off, Kohli shoulders his arms. 202/5

54.4 Tim Southee to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 202/5

54.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him 202/5

54.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Good length delivery around off at 135.6 kph, Kohli rocks back and punches it to covers. 202/5

54.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, Driven towards the mid on region. No run. 202/5

53.6 J Patel to Dhoni, SIX! The crowd is going berserk as Mahi is unleashing here! Patel bowls it in the flatter trajectory, on middle at 91.1 kph, Dhoni shimmies down the track and hammers it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 202/5

53.5 J Patel to Dhoni, SIX! Helicopter is flying in Bengaluru! Tossed up delivery on middle at 89.8 kph, Dhoni dances down the track and launches it over wide long on for a biggie. That went like a tracer bullet! 196/5

53.4 J Patel to V Kohli, Flighted full delivery outside off, Kohli strokes it firmly down the ground for a single at long on. 190/5

53.3 J Patel to Kohli, Allows the ball to spin back and at the last moment deftly guides it through gully for a couple. 189/5

53.2 J Patel to Kohli, Spinning back into the batsman, Kohli defends it from within the crease. 187/5

53.1 J Patel to Dhoni, Flatter delivery on middle, staying a touch low, Dhoni gets squared up in defense and pushes it somehow to covers for a run. 187/5

52.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, In the corridor of uncertainty, Kohli has an easy leave. 186/5

52.5 Tim Southee to Kohli, Fuller length delivery on off at 137.3 kph, Kohli presses on the front foot and defends it down softly. 186/5

52.4 Tim Southee to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 186/5

52.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, Little short in length around off, Kohli punches it off his back foot to extra cover where McCullum does well to stop it with a dive. 186/5

52.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 186/5

52.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli covers the line and allows it through. 186/5

51.6 J Patel to Dhoni, Touch short in length and spinning back, Dhoni goes on the back foot to punch it through the line but it curls back and comes off the inside portion of the bat. Back to the bowler and Patel does the fielding. 186/5

51.5 J Patel to Kohli, Floated full delivery on middle, Kohli whips it across the line for a single at deep mid-wicket. 186/5

51.4 J Patel to Kohli, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 185/5

51.3 J Patel to Dhoni, Flicks it with the spin to square leg and crosses for a hesitant single. 185/5

51.2 J Patel to Dhoni, FOUR! He doesn't miss often! Patel drops it short around off, Dhoni shifts his weight on the back foot and packs a punch through covers for a powerful boundary. Lots of bottom hand in that shot! 184/5

51.1 J Patel to Dhoni, Quicker off-spinner outside off, Dhoni looks to cut it off his back foot but misses. 180/5

50.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Kohli shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 180/5

50.5 Tim Southee to Kohli, Way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman. 180/5

50.4 Tim Southee to Dhoni, On the pads at 120.8 kph, flicked through square leg for one. 180/5

Skipper MS Dhoni arrives in the middle, replacing Raina.

50.3 Tim Southee to Raina, OUT! A poor delivery fetches a wicket for Southee and he gets his third scalp. Hurls in a length delivery, sliding down the leg side at 131.9 kph, Raina attempts to flick it off his pads but fails to cleanly execute it. It brushes the face of the bat and van Wyk grabs a fine catch behind the stumps by diving to his right. Raina is cross with himself and walks back disappointed. End of a 99-run stand and India are 179/5, trailing by 186! 179/5

50.2 Tim Southee to Raina, Length delivery shaping back into the batsman at 131.2 kph, Raina defends it from the crease. 179/4

50.1 Tim Southee to Raina, FOUR! Greets the batsman with a boundary! A gentle loosener by Southee, short and wide outside off at 129.9 kph, Raina latches onto it and cracks it through point for a boundary. 100th boundary for Raina in Tests! 179/4

Tim Southee comes back into the attack.

49.6 J Patel to Kohli, Pushes it quicker through the air at 97.8 kph, around off, Kohli pushes it to covers and looks for a single. He is sent back by Raina. 175/4

49.5 J Patel to Kohli, Floated full delivery on middle, clipped off the pads to mid-wicket. 175/4

49.4 J Patel to Kohli, Leans forward and flicks it with the spin to mid-wicket. 175/4

49.3 J Patel to Kohli, Touch short in length and shaping back into the batsman, Kohli uses his crease and defends it in front of short leg. 175/4

49.2 J Patel to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on middle, Kohli defends it with the spin to the leg side. 175/4

49.1 J Patel to Kohli, Flighted off-spinner on off, Kohli got forward in defense. 175/4

48.6 J Franklin to S Raina, Puts it on a full length around off and gets a hint of movement, Raina presses forward in defense and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 175/4

48.5 J Franklin to Raina, Length delivery around off at 124.9 kph, Raina camps back and steers it straight to point. 175/4

48.4 J Franklin to Kohli, Back of a length delivery on middle, Kohli taps it to mid-wicket and scampers across for a single. 175/4

48.3 J Franklin to Kohli, Good length delivery angling away, Kohli stays back and defends it with an angled bat to point. 174/4

48.2 J Franklin to Kohli, FOUR! Fine, fine shot! A juicy half-volley on middle, Kohli gets on the front foot and pushes it down with a dead straight bat. Pure timing and it scoots away to the boundary. 174/4

48.1 J Franklin to Kohli, Angles across a fuller length delivery, wide outside off, Kohli leans forward and drives it to covers. 170/4

47.6 J Patel to Raina, Gives it some extra air and bowls it at 85 kph, around off, Raina looks to cut it but gets an inside edge onto the boot of van Wyk. 170/4

47.5 J Patel to Raina, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 170/4

47.4 J Patel to Raina, Flighted delivery on off, little short again, Raina punches it in front of point. 170/4

47.3 J Patel to S Raina, Touch short in length outside off, Raina cuts it uppishly to point and it goes on a bounce to the point fielder. 170/4

47.2 J Patel to Raina, Sliding down the leg side, Raina leaves it alone while van Wyk fumbles. They take a couple of byes. 170/4

47.1 J Patel to Raina, Flighted delivery on middle, defended off the back foot by Raina. 168/4

We're back for the evening session. 40 overs are left in the day. The players are already in the middle and Jeetan Patel to bowl first up...

Day 2, third session...

Mixed session for both sides! New Zealand enjoyed the first half by removing Sehwag and Tendulkar in quick succession but then the young batting duo of Raina and Kohli steadied the ship and are amidst an 88-run stand. Suresh Raina, in particular, was in attacking mood from the onset but slowed down once he inched closer to his half-century. This stand will be crucial for India and the tourists would be hoping to break it soon after the break. Join us in a while...

46.6 J Franklin to Kohli, Bowls it full and wide outside off, Kohli once again leaves it alone to complete the over. Tea on day 2! 168/4

46.5 J Franklin to Kohli, Angles across a full delivery, outside off, Kohli covers the line and allows it through. 168/4

46.4 J Franklin to Kohli, Fuller length delivery on middle at 127.4 kph, Kohli helps it off his pads to the leg side where Flynn stops it with a dive at square leg. 168/4

46.3 J Franklin to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 168/4

46.2 J Franklin to V Kohli, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Kohli unfurls his off drive a shade early and plays it uppishly towards mid off. Goes on a bounce to the fielder. 168/4

46.1 J Franklin to Kohli, Too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 168/4

James Franklin is back on for the last over before tea.

Seventh Test fifty for Raina, second at home and first against NZ!

45.6 J Patel to Raina, Tossed up delivery on off, spinning away, Raina plays it late and guides it to third man for a couple. Lovely knock by him and he acknowledges the crowd by raising his bat. Well appreciated by his teammates in the dressing room. 168/4

45.5 J Patel to Raina, Loopy ball on middle, defended from the crease. 166/4

45.4 J Patel to Raina, Flighted delivery on middle and off, Raina drew forward in defense. 166/4

45.3 J Patel to Raina, Gets on the front foot and defends it with soft hands. Remains on 49! 166/4

45.2 J Patel to Raina, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 166/4

45.1 J Patel to S Raina, Gives it some extra loop and serves a full delivery on off, Raina drives it through the line but McCullum stops it with a dive inside the circle at short cover. 166/4

44.6 T Boult to Kohli, Very wide outside off at 143.0 kph, Kohli allows it through to the keeper. 166/4

44.5 T Boult to Kohli, Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. 166/4

44.4 T Boult to Kohli, FOUR! Good length delivery sliding down the leg side at 138.9 kph, Kohli glances it off his hips and neatly deflects it to the fine leg boundary. 166/4

44.3 T Boult to Kohli, Darts in a short delivery at 138.0 kph, on off, Kohli sways away form the line. 162/4

44.2 T Boult to Kohli, Fuller length delivery outside off, Kohli leans across to play it through mid-wicket but fails to close the face of the bat in time. Ends up playing it straight to mid off. 162/4

44.1 T Boult to Kohli, Fires across a full length delivery at 86.2 mph, Kohli has nothing to do with it. 162/4

43.6 J Patel to Raina, Floated delivery on middle and off, Raina leaned forward and pushed it back to the bowler. 162/4

43.5 J Patel to Raina, Loopy delivery around off, Raina watches the line closely, picks the off-spinner and allows it through. 162/4

43.4 J Patel to Kohli, Quicker off-spinner, spinning sharply down the leg side, Kohli flicks it uppishly past square leg for a run. 162/4

43.3 J Patel to Kohli, Flighted delivery curling back into the batsman, Kohli defends it watchfully from the crease. 161/4

43.2 J Patel to Kohli, Flighted full delivery on middle, Kohli defends it softly to mid on. 161/4

43.1 J Patel to Kohli, Off-spinner on off, Kohli defends it off his back foot to mid-wicket. 161/4

42.6 T Boult to Raina, Arrows another full delivery, on off, Raina defends it from the crease. 161/4

42.6 T Boult to Raina, Boult oversteps! Angles in a full delivery, Raina gets behind the line and blocks. 161/4

42.5 T Boult to Raina, Flashes his blade at a full delivery outside off and gets a bottom edge. It falls safely in front of the slip cordon. 160/4

42.4 T Boult to Raina, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 160/4

42.3 T Boult to Raina, Sliding down the leg side, Raina fails to flick it and it catches his pads. The ball rolls towards leg gully and the keeper stops it. 160/4

42.2 T Boult to Raina, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 160/4

42.1 T Boult to Raina, On middle, helped off the pads to square leg. 160/4

41.6 J Patel to Raina, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single. 160/4

41.6 J Patel to Raina, It's a NO BALL! Loopy delivery on off, spinning away, Raina stretches forward for a defense but is beaten by the turn. van Wyk is quick to dislodge the bails and appeals to the square leg umpire. Third umpire is called and in the very first frame, the replays show that Patel has overstepped. Very lucky for the batsman as further replays show that Raina's back foot was in the air when the bails came off. He survives! 159/4

Appeal for a stumping against Raina. Referred upstairs...

41.5 J Patel to Raina, Works it off his pads but straight to sort leg. 158/4

41.4 J Patel to Raina, Fuller delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler. 158/4

41.3 J Patel to Kohli, Once again curling down the leg side, Kohli deflects it off his pads to fine leg and ambles across for a run. 158/4

41.2 J Patel to Kohli, Spinning down the leg side, Kohli helps it off his pads to square leg. 157/4

41.1 J Patel to Kohli, Quicker off-spinner on off, Kohli goes back and punches it to point. 157/4

Change of ends for Jeetan Patel.

40.6 T Boult to Raina, Good length delivery on middle and off at 141.9 kph, Raina gets squared up in defense and it takes the outside edge of the bat. Luckily for the batsman it drops in front of the gully fielder. 157/4

40.5 T Boult to Kohli, Comes from round the wicket and angles in a full length delivery, on middle at 132.6 kph, Kohli tucks it through square leg for one. 157/4

40.4 T Boult to Kohli, FOUR! An eye-soothing boundary! A juicy half-volley outside off at 139.6 kph, Kohli gets forward with a big stride and threads it straight down the ground through mid off for a boundary. 156/4

40.3 T Boult to Raina, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 152/4

40.2 T Boult to Raina, Length delivery around off, Raina defends it from the crease. 151/4

40.1 T Boult to Raina, Shoulders his arms to let that one through. 151/4

Trent Boult is back for another spell.

39.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Very wide outside off and Kohli is in no mood to flirt with it. 151/4

39.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, Too full in length on off, Kohli defends it off his front foot. 151/4

39.4 D Bracewell to Kohli, Bowls it on a good length wide outside off, Kohli has another easy leave. 151/4

39.3 D Bracewell to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 151/4

39.2 D Bracewell to Kohli, Identical to the last delivery, Kohli gives it the same treatment, only difference was that it didn't carry to the keeper as van Wyk collects it on a bounce. 151/4

39.1 D Bracewell to Kohli, Good length delivery in the channel around off, Kohli shoulders his arms and it carries nicely into the gloves of the keeper. 151/4

38.6 J Patel to Raina, Leans forward and blocks it down safely. 151/4

38.5 J Patel to Raina, Sliding down the leg side, Raina fails to flick it but misses. 151/4

38.4 J Patel to Kohli, Helps it off his pads to square leg and crosses. 151/4

38.3 J Patel to Raina, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers for one. 150 up for India! 150/4

38.2 J Patel to Raina, Flatter delivery on middle, punched off the back foot to covers. 149/4

38.1 J Patel to Raina, Touch short in length outside off, cut straight to point. 149/4

37.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 149/4

37.5 D Bracewell to Raina, Another confusion over a single and this time they decide to take it eventually. A full delivery outside off, Raina pushes it off his front foot to covers and rushes to the other end. Kohli was ball watching but then responds. In the meanwhile, the throw comes in towards the striker's end but it hits Kohli. van Wyk appeals for the obstruction but then withdraws it. 149/4

37.4 D Bracewell to Kohli, Turns it off his pads to mid-wicket for a single. 148/4

37.3 D Bracewell to Kohli, FOUR! Glorious! Full delivery on off at 134.6 kph, Kohli gets on the front foot and unveils a terrific on drive for a boundary. Lovely follow through of a straight bat and pure timing along with exquisite placement. 147/4

37.2 D Bracewell to Kohli, Fuller length delivery outside off, Kohli executes a lovely cover drive but finds Williamson inside the ring. 143/4

37.1 D Bracewell to Kohli, Muted appeal for an LBW! Arrows in a full length delivery, on middle and sliding down at 133.1 kph, Kohli fails to flick it and is rapped on the pads. They appeal but to no avail. 143/4

36.6 J Patel to Raina, Slider on off, skidding on with the angle, Raina defends it off his back foot. 143/4

36.5 J Patel to Raina, Flighted off-spinner on middle, defended off the front foot. 143/4

36.4 J Patel to Raina, Quicker and flatter off-spinner outside off, touch short in length as well, Raina rocks back and punches it through covers for a couple. 143/4

36.3 J Patel to Raina, Once again shifts his weight on the front foot and defends it down calmly. 141/4

36.2 J Patel to Raina, Loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, Raina prods forward and defends it down. 141/4

36.1 J Patel to Raina, Jumps out of the crease and blocks it back to the bowler. 141/4

35.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Arrows in a full length delivery at 131.9 kph, Kohli is solidly behind the line in defense. 141/4

35.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, Puts it on a length outside off at 132.6 kph, Kohli shoulders his arms. 141/4

35.4 D Bracewell to Kohli, Straying on the pads at 132.4 kph, Kohli flicks it off his pads through square leg for a couple. 141/4

35.3 D Bracewell to Kohli, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 139/4

35.2 D Bracewell to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 139/4

35.1 D Bracewell to Kohli, Beaten first up! Fullish length delivery outside off, holding its line after landing, Kohli feels for it and gets beaten. 139/4

Doug Bracewell comes back into the attack.

34.6 J Patel to Raina, FOUR! Terrible delivery, a long hop down the leg side at 91.8 kph, Raina swivels on the back foot and pulls it firmly to the long leg boundary. Lost his balance in the process and tumbled down in the crease. 139/4

34.5 J Patel to Raina, Tries to defend it off his front foot but misses and is hit on the pads. A stifled appeal from the keeper but nothing from the others. 135/4

34.4 J Patel to Raina, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 135/4

34.3 J Patel to Raina, FOUR! Pure timing! Slow loopy off-spinner on off, spinning away, Raina strides forward and crunches it through covers for a boundary. Elegant! 135/4

34.2 J Patel to Kohli, Tickles it off his pads to the leg side for a single. 131/4

50 stand up between Kohli and Raina!

34.1 J Patel to Kohli, SIX! Loopy delivery on off at 89.4 kph, Kohli jumps out of the crease and hoists it over wide long on for a biggie. Fantastic footwork! 130/4

33.6 Tim Southee to Raina, Another delivery, angling into the batsman at 134.1 kph, Raina gets on the front foot in defense. 124/4

33.5 Tim Southee to Raina, Darts in a full length delivery, Raina defends it from the crease. 124/4

33.4 Tim Southee to Raina, Good length delivery in the region outside off, Raina looks to play at it from the back foot and misses. No need to play those! 124/4

33.3 Tim Southee to Raina, Turns it off his pads to the on side but finds square leg. 124/4

33.2 Tim Southee to Raina, Fuller length delivery outside off at 136.8 kph, Raina gets forward and drives it to mid off. 124/4

33.1 Tim Southee to Raina, Spears in a full delivery from round the wicket, Raina gets behind the line and defends it back. 124/4

Drinks break.

32.6 J Patel to Kohli, Leans forward and helps it with the spin to mid-wicket. 124/4

32.5 J Patel to Kohli, Goes back inside the crease and presents a straight bat in defense. 124/4

32.4 J Patel to Kohli, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 124/4

32.3 J Patel to Kohli, Flighted delivery on middle at 90.5 kph, Kohli flicked it with the spin to mid-wicket. 124/4

32.2 J Patel to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on middle, pushed down the mid on. 124/4

32.1 J Patel to Kohli, FOUR! Floated full delivery outside off at 91.3 kph, Kohli leans into the drive and bludgeons it through covers for a boundary. 124/4

31.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Fuller length delivery on off at 135.7 kph, Kohli looks to play it straight but it takes the inside half of the blade and travels to mid-wicket for a single. 120/4

31.5 Tim Southee to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 119/4

31.4 Tim Southee to Kohli, Fuller length delivery outside off, Kohli lets it through. 119/4

31.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off at 133.0 kph, Kohli leaves it alone. 119/4

31.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Pitched up delivery outside off, shaping away, Kohli has nothing to do with it. 119/4

31.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, Serves a fuller length delivery outside off, Kohli shoulders his arms. 119/4

30.6 J Patel to Raina, Loopy delivery on off, defended off the front foot by Raina. 119/4

30.5 J Patel to Raina, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 119/4

30.4 J Patel to S Raina, Leans forward for a defense and gets an inside edge onto the pads. "Catch" is the call but it falls well short of short leg. 119/4

30.3 J Patel to Raina, Quicker off-spinner outside off at 94.2 kph, Raina pushed at it and was beaten by the turn. 119/4

30.2 J Patel to Raina, SIX! Biggie! Flighted off-spinner outside off, spinning away at 87.0 kph, Raina leaned into the shot and lofted it handsomely over covers for a maximum. Typical T20 shot! 119/4

30.1 J Patel to Raina, Tossed up delivery on middle, Raina drew forward in defense. 113/4

Jeetan Patel comes back into the attack from the Beml End.

29.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Fullish ball again, wide outside off, shouldered arms by Kohli. 113/4

29.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, No ball called for overstepping! Fuller length delivery on off, once again defended off the front foot. 113/4

29.5 Tim Southee to Kohli, Angles in a full length delivery, on off, Kohli leans forward and blocks. 112/4

29.4 Tim Southee to Kohli, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 112/4

29.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, Puts it on a full length around off, Kohli defends it off his front foot to covers. 112/4

29.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Serves a fuller length delivery outside off, Kohli covers the line and shoulders his arms. 112/4

29.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, Fullish length delivery on off, Kohli defends it from the crease to the off side. 112/4

28.6 T Boult to Raina, Room on offer outside off at 138.0 kph, Raina flashes his blade through the line and gets a bottom edge behind the stumps. 112/4

28.5 T Boult to Raina, Outside off, Raina chases it and guides it in front of gully. 112/4

28.4 T Boult to S Raina, Almost drags it on! Length delivery outside off at 138.9 kph, Raina stays back and attempts to push at it away from his body. Gets a thick inside edge and it goes past the stumps to fine leg. They manage to come back for the second. 112/4

28.3 T Boult to Raina, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 110/4

28.2 T Boult to Kohli, Fuller ball on the pads, flicked through square leg for a single. 110/4

28.1 T Boult to Kohli, Good length delivery in the zone outside off at 138.4 kph, Kohli pushes inside the line and misses. 109/4

Slight hold up in play. Raina seems to have hurt himself while diving and is attended by the physio.

27.6 Tim Southee to Raina, Confusion over a run! Good length delivery on middle and off, Raina bunts it in front of mid off and sprints down for a single. He is mid-way down the track but Kohli turns his back on him. The fielder rushes to the ball but misses his shy at the striker's end as Raina reaches to the crease with a dive. He is not happy with Kohli as it was his call. Rightly so! 109/4

27.5 Tim Southee to Raina, Fuller length delivery sliding down the leg side, Raina fails to flick it. 109/4

27.4 Tim Southee to Raina, Bouncer on middle at 134.6 kph, Raina sits under that bouncer. 109/4

27.3 Tim Southee to Raina, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Raina defends it off his back foot to covers. 109/4

27.2 Tim Southee to Raina, FOUR! Silky! Length delivery on off at 134.3 kph, Raina gets forward and drives it crisply through covers for a glorious boundary. 109/4

27.2 Tim Southee to Raina, Wide! Here comes the bouncer, but it is way down the leg side and Raina leaves it. Waste of energy! 105/4

27.1 Tim Southee to Raina, FOUR! Sweet! Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Raina remains on the back foot and sweetly strokes it through point for a boundary. 104/4

Tim Southee replaces Bracewell in the attack from the Pavilion End.

26.6 T Boult to Kohli, Angling away from the right-hander, outside off at 138.5 kph, Kohli reaches out for it and steers it straight to point. 100/4

26.5 T Boult to Raina, Full length delivery on off, Raina presses forward and nudges it to covers for a quick single. 100 up for India! 100/4

26.4 T Boult to Raina, Fraction short in length outside off, Raina remains on the back foot and taps it in front of point. 99/4

26.3 T Boult to Raina, Puts it on a fuller length on off at 141.1 kph, Raina gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 99/4

26.2 T Boult to Raina, Beautiful delivery, on a good length and in the corridor outside off, hint of away shape there, Raina feels for it and gets beaten. 99/4

26.1 T Boult to Kohli, Boult strays on the pads, Kohli flicks it through square leg for a single. 99/4

25.6 D Bracewell to Raina, Gets forward and pushes it to covers. Dot ball to end an expensive over, 12 runs off it! 98/4

25.5 D Bracewell to Raina, Bowls on a length now, around off at 133.0 kph, Raina defends it from the crease. 98/4

25.4 D Bracewell to Raina, FOUR! After three boundaries in a row, the batsman was expecting a short delivery. Guess what, it turned out to be one. Half-tracker on middle at 134.7 kph, Raina remains on the back foot and pulls it powerfully through square leg for a boundary. Great anticipation from him! 98/4

25.3 D Bracewell to Raina, FOUR! Back to back boundaries and the crowd is brought back to life! Good length delivery outside off at 133.8 kph, Raina camps back and deftly guides it through point for a boundary. 94/4

25.2 D Bracewell to Raina, FOUR! Fluent shot! Fractionally over-pitched outside off, Raina leans forward and drives it on the up through covers for a boundary. New Zealand won't mind that! 90/4

25.1 D Bracewell to Raina, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 86/4

24.6 T Boult to Kohli, Good length delivery on off, Kohli is solidly behind the line in defense. 86/4

24.5 T Boult to Raina, Arrows in a full delivery, on middle and leg at 138.4 kph, Raina flips it through square leg for one. 86/4

24.4 T Boult to Raina, Good length delivery wide outside off, Raina has an easy leave. 85/4

24.3 T Boult to Raina, Once again turns a length delivery off his pads but finds the fielder on the leg side. 85/4

24.2 T Boult to Raina, Full delivery on middle at 138.3 kph, flicked straight to square leg. 85/4

24.1 T Boult to Raina, FOUR! Easy picking! Boult serves a length delivery sliding down the leg side at 138.8 kph, Raina tickles it off his pads and fetches a boundary at fine leg. 85/4

23.6 D Bracewell to Raina, Touch short in length on middle at 132.1 kph, Raina stands tall and nudges it to square leg for a single. 81/4

23.5 D Bracewell to Raina, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 80/4

23.4 D Bracewell to Raina, Good length delivery wide outside off at 135.9 kph, Raina feels for it flat-footed and misses. 80/4

Suresh Raina is the new batsman out in the middle, replacing Tendulkar.

23.3 Bracewell to S Tendulkar, OUT! Castled! Bracewell spears in a full length delivery on middle and off at 134.3 kph and it goes on with the angle. Tendulkar plays all over it, tries to flick it across the line with a big gap between bat and pad but misses and it sneaks right through the gate to rattle the stumps. Stunned silence in the stadium after the sound of timber and India are in some trouble now. 80/4, trailing by 285! 80/4

2000th boundary in Tests for Tendulkar!

23.2 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, FOUR! Lovely straight drive! Full length delivery angling into the batsman at 134.7 kph. Tendulkar presents a straight bat and caresses it crisply straight down the track for a boundary. His favourite shot and he reaches the milestone of 2000 boundaries in style! 80/3

23.1 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 76/3

22.6 T Boult to Tendulkar, Fuller delivery outside off, driven to covers for a single. 76/3

22.5 T Boult to S Tendulkar, Driven towards the mid off region. No run. 75/3

22.4 T Boult to Tendulkar, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 75/3

22.3 T Boult to Tendulkar, A lethal yorker, right in the blockhole, Tendulkar just about manages to dig it out. 75/3

22.2 T Boult to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Fuller length delivery on the leg stump line, shaping down, Tendulkar fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. They all go up in a huge appeal but the umpire is unmoved. McCullum in the meanwhile at third slip has an unnecessary shy at the striker's end and with no one backing it up, it scoots away to the boundary. Replays show an inside edge there! 75/3

22.1 T Boult to Tendulkar, FOUR! Poor delivery to start the spell, drifting down the leg side, Tendulkar gets enough wood behind it and it races away to the fine leg fence. 71/3

Trent Boult to bowl from the other end.

21.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Angles in a full length delivery, Kohli gets on the front foot and blocks it down safely. 67/3

21.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, Outside off at 136.4 kph, left alone. 67/3

Virat Kohli is the number 5 batsman, replacing Sehwag.

21.4 D Bracewell to Sehwag, OUT! Ripper of a catch by Flynn! The leg stump line has worked in favour of the bowler this time. Lands it full in length at 134.1 kph, Sehwag flicks it uppishly to mid-wicket where Flynn flies to his right and takes a stinger of a catch. Sehwag is waiting in the middle, I don't know why and now umpire Davis is just confirming it upstairs for the no-ball. It's clean and Sehwag has to walk back. India are 67/3, trailing by 298 runs! 67/3

21.3 D Bracewell to Sehwag, FOUR! Margin for error is very, very low against this batsman. Strays on the middle and leg stump line at 131.3 kph, Sehwag clips it off his pads and sends it screaming to the deep square leg boundary. 67/2

21.2 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Spears in a full delivery, on middle, much better line, Sehwag defends it compactly to the on side. 63/2

21.1 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Drops it on a good length outside off, room on offer, but Sehwag decides to let it through unpunished. 63/2

The umpires are out in the middle inspecting the conditions. It's not drizzling now and they feel that they can resume. Now, the players are heading to the field. Tendulkar and Sehwag walk amidst a huge cheer from the crowd. Doug Bracewell to bowl...

Not a pleasant news, as it has started to drizzle a bit and the covers are on. Looks like we will not have a prompt start.

Good session for New Zealand, however, they will be disappointed not to touch the 400-run mark in their first innings. They bowled excellently with the new ball and troubled the Indian batsmen with their pace and swing. A couple of top-order wickets in the bag and they will be pretty pleased with their efforts in the morning session. For India, the pair of Sehwag and Tendulkar have joined forces and are looking in fine touch. The deficit for them is still 302 and they need to bat carefully after the lunch break. Join us in a while...

20.6 J Patel to Tendulkar, Slow off-spinner on middle at 83.5 kph, Tendulkar defends it from the crease. Lunch on day 2! 63/2

20.5 J Patel to Tendulkar, Loopy delivery outside off, tapped in front of point. 63/2

20.4 J Patel to Tendulkar, Turning down the leg side, clipped with the spin to leg slip. 63/2

20.3 J Patel to Tendulkar, Off-spinner on middle, helped with the spin to the leg side. 63/2

20.2 J Patel to Tendulkar, Flighted full delivery on off, defended once again to the leg side. 63/2

20.1 J Patel to Tendulkar, Tossed up delivery on middle, defended to mid-wicket. 63/2

19.6 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Length delivery shaping back into the batsman at 134.3 kph, Sehwag gets forward and offers a straight bat in defense. 63/2

19.5 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Back of a length delivery on off at 134.5 kph, punched off the back foot to point. 63/2

19.4 D Bracewell to Sehwag, And again, third delivery down the leg side at 132.1 kph, Sehwag once again fails to get any wood behind it. 63/2

19.3 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Another delivery down the leg side, Sehwag tries flicking it but misses. 63/2

19.2 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Terrific delivery this time. Full in length around off and it straightens a shade after landing, Sehwag feels for it and misses. 63/2

19.1 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Sprays a full length delivery wide down the leg side, Sehwag fails to flick it. 63/2

18.6 J Patel to Tendulkar, Loopy off-spinner on off, Tendulkar helps it off his pads to short leg. 63/2

18.5 J Patel to Tendulkar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 63/2

18.4 J Patel to Tendulkar, Off-spinner on middle, flicked to square leg. 63/2

18.3 J Patel to Tendulkar, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers. 63/2

18.2 J Patel to Tendulkar, Leans across and clips it off his pads to mid-wicket. 63/2

18.1 J Patel to Tendulkar, Four byes! Spinning down the leg side at 85.6 kph, Tendulkar fails to sweep it but it brushes his pads and runs away to the fine leg boundary. Strangely, it is given as byes! 63/2

Jeetan Patel introduced into the attack to bowl his offies.

17.6 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Touch too close in length to cut but Sehwag still does it only to find point. 59/2

17.5 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Pushes a length delivery gently to covers. Tendulkar looks for a run but is sent back. 59/2

17.4 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Short delivery on off at 132.4 kph, Sehwag ducks. 59/2

17.3 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Spears in a fuller length delivery, Sehwag gets half forward to defend but it takes the inside half of the bat. 59/2

17.2 D Bracewell to V Sehwag, FOUR! Edgy! Bracewell offers room outside off, Sehwag flashes and flashes it hard to run it down off the outside edge through gully for a boundary. 59/2

17.1 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Back of a length delivery outside off, Sehwag goes on the back foot and punches it to point. 55/2

16.6 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Another delivery wide outside off, Tendulkar shoulders his arms to allows it through. 55/2

16.5 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Full in length again, on a driving length, Tendulkar is not tempted. 55/2

16.4 J Franklin to Tendulkar, A wild delivery, very outside off, Tendulkar lets it through to the keeper. 55/2

16.3 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Too full in length outside off at 126.0 kph, driven off the front foot to mid off. 55/2

16.2 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Bowls it full in length around off, Tendulkar leans forward and defends. 55/2

16.1 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Tendulkar jumps inside the crease to work it across the line but misses and is hit on the thigh pad. 55/2

15.6 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Too full in length on off, Sehwag looks to play it straight but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 10 runs off the over! 55/2

15.5 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Length delivery shaping back into the batsman at 138.9 kph, Sehwag flicks it off his pads through mid-wicket and returns for a run. 55/2

15.4 D Bracewell to Sehwag, FOUR! Bracewell once again offers little width outside off at 132.7 kph, Sehwag latches onto it and muscles it through covers for a boundary. Best shot of the morning! 53/2

15.3 D Bracewell to V Sehwag, Full outside off at 137.4 kph, driven to covers. 49/2

15.2 D Bracewell to Sehwag, FOUR! Excellent shot! Touch short in length around off at 134.6 kph, Sehwag camps back and powers it through cover-point for a boundary. Terrific hand-eye coordination! 49/2

15.1 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 45/2

14.6 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Width on offer outside off, Tendulkar has nothing to do with it. 45/2

14.5 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Outside off at 126.3 kph, left alone. 45/2

14.4 J Franklin to S Tendulkar, Too full in length outside off at 123.8 kph, Tendulkar plays a loose drive towards mid off. 45/2

14.3 J Franklin to Sehwag, Pushes at it away from his body and gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls in front of cover-point and they pinch a single. 45/2

14.2 J Franklin to Sehwag, Once again Franklin delivers an identical delivery at 126.1 kph, Sehwag allows it through this time. 44/2

14.1 J Franklin to V Sehwag, FOUR! Streaky boundary! Fullish length delivery angling away from the batsman at 127.8 kph, Sehwag with no footwork aims to drive it through covers but gets a thick outside edge. It flies past the diving second slip fielder and races away to the fence. 44/2

Change from both the ends now. James Franklin introduced into the attack.

13.6 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, Full length delivery on off at 133.3 kph, nipping away a shade after landing, Tendulkar defends it with soft hands to point. 40/2

13.5 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, Room on offer outside off, Tendulkar cuts it through the line but fails to time it well. Finds point. 40/2

13.4 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 40/2

13.3 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, Good length delivery on middle and leg, straightening a shade at 131.2 kph, Tendulkar tries to work it across but misses. Gets hit on the pads, a stifled appeal from the Kiwi players but nothing from the umpire. 40/2

13.2 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, Full length delivery around off at 132.6 kph, Tendulkar presses forward in defense. 40/2

13.1 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, False shot! Length delivery wide outside off, a gentle loosener, Tendulkar flashes his blade through the line and misses. 40/2

Doug Bracewell replaces Southee in the attack from the Pavilion End.

12.6 T Boult to Sehwag, FOUR! No stopping that! A loose delivery, full in length and down the leg side at 139.6 kph, Sehwag flicks it firmly through square leg for a boundary. It reached the fence in a blink of an eye. 40/2

12.5 T Boult to Sehwag, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to mid off. 36/2

12.4 T Boult to Sehwag, Full and straight, defended to mid-wicket by closing the face of the bat. 36/2

12.3 T Boult to Sehwag, Too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 36/2

12.2 T Boult to Tendulkar, Puts it on a full length around off at 140.4 kph, Tendulkar leans across and tickles it through the gap at mid-wicket. Good running between the wickets to pick up three runs. 36/2

12.1 T Boult to Tendulkar, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman at 139.0 kph, Tendulkar lets the ball go outside his off stump. 33/2

11.6 Tim Southee to Tendulkar, Drifting down the leg side, Tendulkar eases it off his pads to deep square leg for a single. 33/2

11.5 Tim Southee to Tendulkar, Full delivery on middle, Tendulkar flicks it off his pads but straight to short leg. The fielder threatens to throw at the striker's end but the master was well in. 32/2

11.4 Tim Southee to Tendulkar, Darts in a fuller length delivery at 134 kph, Tendulkar covers the line and blocks it down. 32/2

11.3 Tim Southee to Tendulkar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 32/2

11.2 Tim Southee to Tendulkar, On a good length again, just around off at 132.2 kph, Tendulkar shoulders his arms. 32/2

11.1 Tim Southee to Tendulkar, Good length delivery in the zone outside off at 138.2 kph, shaping away, Tendulkar has nothing to do with it. 32/2

10.6 T Boult to Tendulkar, Sliding down the leg side, SRT tries to work it across but misses. It catches his pads and travels to fine leg for a leg bye. 32/2

10.5 T Boult to Tendulkar, Wide outside off, fuller in length at 142.2 kph, Tendulkar shoulders his arms. 31/2

10.4 T Boult to Tendulkar, Howzzat? Pitched on a good length on the leg stump line at 90.2 mph, Tendulkar failed to defend it and was hit high on the front pad. They appealed but the umpire turned it down. 31/2

10.3 T Boult to Tendulkar, Four byes! Serves a short delivery down the leg side, Tendulkar ducks under it, van Wyk fails to collect it with a jump and it races away to the fence. 31/2

10.2 T Boult to Tendulkar, Touch short and wide outside off, Tendulkar covers the line and allows it through. 27/2

10.1 T Boult to Tendulkar, Gets beaten first ball! Boult angled across a full length delivery, just around off and going on with the angle, Tendulkar gets on the front foot, feels for it and is beaten. 27/2

Sachin Tendulkar strides out in the middle amidst a huge roar from the crowd.

9.6 Tim Southee to C Pujara, OUT! Southee has bounced Pujara out! Bangs it short into the batsman at 132.3 kph, Pujara decides to unfurl a pull shot but fails to get hold of it. The ball balloons in the air and Boult sprints to his left from fine leg to judge the catch to perfection at deep square leg. Pujara is disappointed with himself and walks back shaking his head. India are 27/2, trailing by 338! 27/2

9.5 Tim Southee to Pujara, Back of a length delivery on off, jumping onto the batsman, Pujara defends it down confidently. 27/1

9.4 Tim Southee to Pujara, FOUR! Fine shot by Pujara! Gets a full length delivery on his pads and he has no trouble in flicking it through square leg for a boundary. Timing was excellent! 27/1

9.3 Tim Southee to Pujara, Puts it on a fuller length on off, Pujara gets forward and pushes it to covers. 23/1

9.2 Tim Southee to Pujara, Bowls it full in length just outside off at 133.6 kph, Pujara shoulders his arms. 23/1

9.1 Tim Southee to Pujara, Length delivery in the channel around off, nipping away a shade after landing, Pujara shoulders his arms. 23/1

8.6 T Boult to Sehwag, Straighter delivery, Sehwag works it off his pads to square leg. Good over by Boult and fine defense shown by Sehwag! 23/1

8.5 T Boult to Sehwag, Tickles a length delivery off his pads to the on side but finds the square leg fielder. 23/1

8.4 T Boult to Sehwag, Bowls it full on off, Sehwag gets on the front foot and defends it solidly. 23/1

8.3 T Boult to Sehwag, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it at the last moment. 23/1

8.2 T Boult to Sehwag, Sliding down the leg side at 142.0 kph, Sehwag fails to get any wood behind it. 23/1

8.1 T Boult to Sehwag, Good length delivery on middle and off at 135.5 kph, Sehwag defends it watchfully with a straight bat. 23/1

7.6 Tim Southee to Pujara, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 23/1

7.5 Tim Southee to Pujara, Bouncer at 135.1 kph! Pujara ducks. 23/1

7.4 Tim Southee to Pujara, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 23/1

7.3 Tim Southee to Pujara, Goes back and punches it in front of point. 23/1

7.2 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Short outside off, slapped through the line and a fine save by the point fielder. He took the pace of the ball and saved a certain boundary. One run added to the total. 23/1

7.1 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Full length delivery curling away from the batsman, Sehwag remains on the back foot but hangs his bat aimlessly outside off. It nips away to beat the outside edge. 22/1

6.6 T Boult to Sehwag, Chance of a run out! Length delivery outside off, Sehwag taps it in front of gully and scampers across for a risky single. Williamson fails to find the wickets with his shy. Had that hit, Pujara was a goner! 22/1

6.5 T Boult to Sehwag, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 21/1

6.4 T Boult to Sehwag, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 21/1

6.3 T Boult to V Sehwag, Width on offer outside off at 138.6 kph, Sehwag attempts to cut it through the line but is cramped up for a room. Ends up guiding it straight to gully. 21/1

6.2 T Boult to Sehwag, Length delivery cutting back into the batsman at 138.4 kph, Sehwag defends it from the crease. 21/1

6.1 T Boult to C Pujara, Shade over-pitched outside off at 138.4 kph, Pujara reaches out for it and caresses it through covers. Franklin chases it down and pulls it back with a slide near the ropes. Saves a single. 21/1

5.6 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Drops it short outside off at 136.8 kph, Sehwag ducks underneath it easily. 18/1

5.5 Tim Southee to Pujara, Back of a length delivery on off, Pujara taps it down in the gap at covers and crosses. 18/1

5.4 Tim Southee to Pujara, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 17/1

5.3 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Just a shade short in length on off at 138.8 kph, Sehwag punches it off his back foot to covers for a run. 17/1

5.2 Tim Southee to Pujara, Good length delivery drifting down the leg side, Pujara deflects it off his pads past the backward square leg fielder for a single. 16/1

5.1 Tim Southee to Pujara, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle at 138.8 kph, Pujara defends it softly off his pads to the leg side. 15/1

4.6 T Boult to Sehwag, Hurls across a length delivery, outside off at 144.9 kph, Sehwag leaves it untouched. 15/1

4.5 T Boult to Sehwag, Looks to play it through the line but it comes off the inside edge and squirts through mid-wicket. They manage to come back for the second. 15/1

4.4 T Boult to Sehwag, Shaping back into the batsman at 142.5 kph, Sehwag fails to flick it and is hit high on the thigh pad. 13/1

4.3 T Boult to V Sehwag, FOUR! This is what happens to the psyche of the bowler when a good ball is hit for a boundary. Boult over-pitches it around off at 143.2 kph, Sehwag gets on the front foot and blats it through covers for a boundary. 13/1

4.2 T Boult to Sehwag, FOUR! Not a poor delivery but just the class of this batsman. Good length delivery around off at 135.7 kph, any other batsman would have left it but Sehwag creates little room and strokes it on the up through cover-point for a boundary. 9/1

4.1 T Boult to Sehwag, Good length delivery shaping back into the batsman at 138.6 kph, Sehwag gets half forward and defends it with an angled bat to point. 5/1

3.6 Tim Southee to Pujara, Angles in a length delivery at 136.3 kph, Pujara defends it by covering the line. 5/1

3.5 Tim Southee to Pujara, Sliding down the leg side at 138.6 kph, Pujara flicks it off his pads but finds backward square leg. 5/1

Cheteshwar Pujara is the new batsman out in the middle, replacing Gambhir.

3.4 Tim Southee to Gambhir, OUT! Bowled 'em! After bowling three deliveries wide outside off, Southee serves a length delivery in the region around off and gets it to swerve back in a shade. Gambhir shoulders his arms without covering the line and it goes on to clip the top of off stump. Well, trusting the bounce in India is a crime! New Zealand draw first blood and India are 5/1, trailing by 360! 5/1

3.3 Tim Southee to Gambhir, Once again puts a length delivery outside off, Gambhir has nothing to do with it. 5/0

3.2 Tim Southee to Gambhir, Fires across a full delivery, well wide outside off at 137.4 kph, another easy leave for Gambhir. 5/0

3.1 Tim Southee to Gambhir, Slants across a good length delivery, wide outside off at 138.9 kph, Gambhir shoulders his arms. 5/0

2.6 T Boult to Sehwag, Angles in a full delivery, Sehwag has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 5/0

2.5 T Boult to Sehwag, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 5/0

2.4 T Boult to Gambhir, Full length delivery on off, Gambhir defends it with soft hands to covers for a quick single. 5/0

2.3 T Boult to Gambhir, Full outside off, pushed with soft hands to covers. 4/0

2.2 T Boult to Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 4/0

2.1 T Boult to G Gambhir, Dropped! A costly miss by New Zealand! Boult serves a good length delivery outside off at 133.5 kph and gets it to nip away after landing. Gambhir with zero footwork aims to drive it through covers and nicks it behind. McCullum at third slip puts down a sitter. 4/0

1.6 Southee to Sehwag, Appeal for a caught behind! Bowls a terrific out-swinger around off at 136.8 kph, Sehwag tries to drive it through covers but gets beaten by the movement. van Wyk appeals from behind the wickets and Southee joins him after some time. Umpire Davis turns it down. End of a probing first over by Southee! 4/0

1.5 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Terrific short delivery at 134.3 kph, around off, Sehwag initially shapes up for the pull shot but then decides to leave it. van Wyk collects it over his head. That was an awkward leave, with gloves in front of his face and he attempting to duck. 4/0

1.4 Tim Southee to Sehwag, That's typical Sehwag! Sees the room outside off and flashes his blade at it. Fails to make any contact and gets beaten. 4/0

1.3 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Fuller length delivery on off at 136.1 kph, Sehwag pushes it with gentle hands to covers and comes back for two. Fine running between the wickets! 4/0

1.2 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 2/0

1.1 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Huge shout for an LBW! Darts it into the batsman and lands it on a good length on the leg stump line, it's an out-swinger at 134.8 kph, Sehwag fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. They appeal vociferously but umpire Davis shakes his head. Height issue! 2/0

Tim Southee to share the new cherry from the Pavilion End.

0.6 T Boult to Gambhir, Peach of a delivery to finish an excellent over. Good length ball on off, nipping away after landing, Gambhir pokes at it, flat-footed and misses. 2/0

0.5 T Boult to Sehwag, Full delivery on off at 138.9 kph, Sehwag pushes it down in front of mid off for a quick single. Gets off the mark second ball! 2/0

0.4 T Boult to Sehwag, Fullish length delivery angling away from the batsman at 142.5 kph, Sehwag tries to drill it through covers but the ball shapes in a shade and it takes the inside half of the blade. The ball rolls to square leg. 1/0

0.3 T Boult to Gambhir, Pitches it full on off, shaping back into the batsman at 138.6 kph, Gambhir is caught inside the crease and plays it with an inside edge to mid-wicket. They cross for a single. 1/0

0.2 T Boult to Gambhir, Gets a nice shape this time, Boult. Lands it on a good length around off at 135.3 kph and gets it to curve away, Gambhir covers the line and allows it through. 0/0

0.1 T Boult to Gambhir, Boult starts with a fuller length delivery on off at 131.2 kph, Gambhir gets forward and defends it back. 0/0

Commentary (New Zealand innings)

A brilliant performance from the Kiwis to restrict India to 353 and gain a lead of 12 runs. Southee led the way with a brilliant performance picking up seven wickets in the innings. He was brutal this morning and picked the crucial wickets of Kohli and Dhoni early on to pave the way for a lead. India's lower-middle order did well to push the total up to 353. They need to make sure that they don't allow the visitors to post a formidable target! Stay tuned for New Zealand's second innings.

96.5 T Boult to U Yadav, OUT! Castled! The change of angle has worked! Comes from round the wicket and delivers a length delivery on middle, it nips back in sharply after landing. Yadav goes for a back foot defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads and then onto the stumps. India all out for 353! 353/10

96.4 T Boult to Yadav, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Yadav goes for a poke but misses. 353/9

96.3 T Boult to Yadav, Fullish inswinger on middle, Yadav defends it back to Boult. 353/9

96.2 T Boult to Yadav, Fullish delivery outside off, swinging back in sharply, Yadav leaves it alone. 353/9

96.1 T Boult to Yadav, Length delivery angling in, Yadav pushes it to mid on and looks for a single but is sent back. 353/9

Surprise! In fact, not. Pragyan Ojha to start off proceedings. Guptill and Brendon McCullum are the openers. Guptill will be the man to face. All set! Here we go!

The Indians are already on the field amidst a huddle. Out come the umpires for this game, Steve Davis (his first Test match as an umpire at this venue) and Ian Gould.

Interesting stats first up. India have never lost a Test or an ODI at this venue against the Kiwis. Out of 19 matches when India have lost the toss and fielded against New Zealand, the Indians have gone on to win the match.

Here are the teams. NEW ZEALAND - Guptill, B.McCullum, Williamson, R.Taylor(c), Flynn, Franklin, K van Wyk(wk), Bracewell, J.Patel, Southee and Boult. INDIA - Gambhir, Sehwag, Kohli, Tendulkar, Pujara, Raina, Dhoni(c and wk), Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, P.Ojha and U.Yadav.

The Kiwis have made a surprise change, leaving out the experienced Chris Martin and bringing in Tim Southee. India are unchanged.

Taylor says that it looks like one which will have a lateral movement early on but then should be a good one to bat later on. If they get through that first hour, they can put up a good score. But need to bat through this first day properly and then think what can be done tomorrow. Also says that they need to show some faith towards the fans back home. Dhoni too was looking to bat first but says that one can't win every toss. Expects the grass on the surface to do something but wants to wait and watch. Will look to make the batsmen play as much and possible. Says that the weather is brilliant over here and if it stays overcast like this, the temperature will be down but if it rains and the sun comes out, then it will get humid.

TOSS - Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni spins the coin, Kiwi captain Ross Taylor calls Tails and it is a Tail. NEW ZEALAND WILL BAT.

WEATHER - It is a bit overcast at the moment and there is a rain threat throughout this game. Hopefully it stays away.

Hello and a warm welcome to the opening day of the second Test between India and New Zealand at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru! After a hammering received in the previous game, the Kiwis would be eager to provide a bit of a fight this time while India will aim to repeat their previous match performance. Hopefully we get a good game. Sit back and enjoy!

95.6 Tim Southee to Ashwin, FOUR! Plundered! Fullish outside off, Ashwin stays in his crease and punches it over mid on for a brilliant boundary. 350 up for India! 353/9

95.5 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ashwin drives it straight to covers. 349/9

95.4 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Play and a miss! Stays back and looks to cut a length delivery outside off but misses. 349/9

95.3 Tim Southee to Ashwin, FOUR! Deft! Fullish on the pads, Ashwin stays back and flicks it to fine leg for a well placed boundary. Crucial runs these for India! 349/9

95.2 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Stays back and chops it to third man. 345/9

95.1 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Fullish outside off, Ashwin opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man. 345/9

94.6 T Boult to Yadav, Ahh..Good delivery! Nips back in after landing outside off, Yadav goes for a back foot defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball falls just beside the stumps. 345/9

94.5 T Boult to R Ashwin, Back of a length delivery on middle, Ashwin pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 345/9

94.4 T Boult to Ashwin, Comes forward and drives it to mid off. The field comes up now for the last two deliveries! 344/9

94.3 T Boult to Ashwin, Slips it down the leg side, Ashwin misses his flick. 344/9

94.2 T Boult to Ashwin, Fullish outside off, Ashwin drives it brilliantly to deep cover but doesn't run. 344/9

94.1 T Boult to Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ashwin looks to steer it to third man but gets a bottom edge into the ground. 344/9

93.6 Tim Southee to Yadav, Length delivery outside off, Yadav stays in his crease and squirts it into the ground. 344/9

93.5 Tim Southee to Yadav, Fullish on off, Yadav bunts it back to Southee. 344/9

93.4 Tim Southee to Yadav, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Yadav goes for half a poke but gets beaten by the away movement. 344/9

93.3 Tim Southee to Yadav, Again delivers a bouncer on off, Yadav drops his wrists and sways out of line at the last moment. 344/9

93.2 Tim Southee to Yadav, Bouncer outside off, Yadav sways away from line. 344/9

93.1 Tim Southee to R Ashwin, Clips it wide of long on and takes a single. Exposes Yadav for five deliveries! 344/9

92.6 Boult to Yadav, Yorker on middle, Yadav gets his bat down in time and digs it out successfully. 343/9

92.5 T Boult to Yadav, Comes forward and defends a fullish delivery outside off to mid off. Ashwin applauds from the other end. 343/9

92.4 T Boult to Ashwin, Superb delivery! Good length delivery outside on off, nips back in after landing. Ashwin is cut into half and misses. The ball flies over the stumps, the keeper does well to get a glove to it. They run through for a bye! 343/9

92.3 T Boult to Ashwin, Stands tall and clips it sweetly to deep square leg. Doesn't take a single. 342/9

92.2 T Boult to Ashwin, Stays in his crease and turns it to mid-wicket. 342/9

92.1 T Boult to Ashwin, Fullish on the pads, Ashwin flicks it away past mid-wicket for a couple. 342/9

Boult back on!

91.6 Tim Southee to Yadav, Nips away after landing outside off, Yadav plays inside the line and misses. 340/9

91.5 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Stays in his crease and chops it to third man for a single. 340/9

91.4 Tim Southee to R Ashwin, FOUR! Classic shot! Low full toss outside off, Ashwin comes forward and drives ti sweetly past covers, Williamson tries desperately to stop it in the deep with a full length dive but doesn't manage to flick it back. 339/9

91.3 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Fullish outside off, moving away, Ashwin goes for a drive but gets an outside edge to third man. Doesn't run! 335/9

91.2 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Length delivery swinging away, Ashwin leaves it alone. 335/9

91.1 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Play and a miss! Ashwin gives himself room for a cut off a length delivery outside off but misses. 335/9

Drinks break!

90.6 D Bracewell to Yadav, Yadav has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 335/9

90.5 D Bracewell to Yadav, Wide outside off, Yadav leaves it alone. 335/9

90.4 D Bracewell to Yadav, Stays back and fends it with soft hands to the slip cordon. 335/9

90.3 D Bracewell to Yadav, Short of a length delivery outside off, Yadav leaves it alone. 335/9

90.2 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Flicks it wide of mid on and takes a single. He wasn't happy that he gave the strike to Yadav! 335/9

90.1 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Stays back and pushes it to point. 334/9

The strategy from New Zealand was to play attacking cricket and they succeeded in doing that. Ross Taylor led from the front with a fine century and van Wyk also contributed along with Bracewell. Pragyan Ojha was pretty impressive with his spin bowling, while Ashwin looked a shade off-colour. The Indian openers will be out soon to commence their reply. Stay tuned...

Fine bowling this morning by India to bundle out the Kiwi innings quickly. The tourists will be disappointed not to touch the 400-run mark but still credit to them for batting far better than the last Test match. The have posted 365 runs on the board and if they bowl well, they can put pressure on India.

90.1 Ojha to Southee, OUT! Third Test five-wicket haul for Pragyan Ojha! Hurls in a slow loopy delivery and lands it on middle at 83.1 kph, it curls towards off after kissing the deck and beats the defense of Southee. He is rapped on the pads and the finger goes up immediately. New Zealand all out for 365! 365/10

89.6 Tim Southee to U Yadav, FOUR! Just short of the keeper! Fullish outswinger outside off, Yadav feels for it but gets an outside edge which falls just short of the keeper. van Wyk doesn't manage to get a glove to it and the ball runs away to third man for a boundary. Bonus runs these for India! 334/9

89.5 Tim Southee to Yadav, An attempted yorker turns out to be a low full toss. Yadav defends it into the ground. 330/9

89.4 Tim Southee to Yadav, In the corridor outside off, Yadav feels for it and gets beaten! 330/9

89.3 Tim Southee to R Ashwin, Dropped! Guptill drops it! Fullish outswinger outside off, Ashwin chases it and looks to slice it away but gets an outside edge to second slip where Guptill dives to his right, gets a hand to it but doesn't manage to hold on. They run through for a single. 330/9

89.2 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Fullish on middle, Ashwin drives it to long on. Again isn't interested in the single. 329/9

89.1 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Stays back and dabs it to third man, denies a single. 329/9

Pragyan Ojha is back on.

89.6 Z Khan to Boult, Good length delivery on middle and off, Boult defends it solidly to mid off. 365/9

89.5 Z Khan to Boult, Fuller length delivery on middle, defended from the crease by Boult. 365/9

89.4 Z Khan to Boult, Superb delivery, full in length on off, forcing the batsman on the front foot and then it just nips away to beat the outside edge. 365/9

89.3 Z Khan to Boult, Slants across a fuller length delivery, outside off, Boult covers the line and allows it through. 365/9

89.2 Z Khan to Boult, Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. 365/9

89.1 Z Khan to Boult, Fuller delivery on middle, flicked with nice timing through square leg for a couple. 365/9

88.6 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Shuffles across, helps it to covers and scampers through for a quick single. Retains the strike. Good cricket from Ashwin! 329/9

88.5 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Short on a length delivery on the leg stump, Ashwin goes for a half-hearted pull but seems to miss it. The keeper appeals vociferously but the umpire says no. 328/9

88.4 D Bracewell to Ashwin, FOUR! Well placed! Good length delivery outside off, Ashwin goes back and cuts it very late to third man for a boundary. 328/9

88.3 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Good length delivery outside off, Ashwin stays back and defends it to the off side. 324/9

88.2 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Back of a length delivery on off, Ashwin pulls it away to deep mid-wicket and refuses a single. Doesn't want to expose Yadav! 324/9

88.1 D Bracewell to Ashwin, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Good length delivery outside off, Ashwin stays in his crease and just punches it past covers for an effortless boundary. 324/9

88.6 U Yadav to Southee, Outside off, tapped to point. 10 runs and a wicket off the over! 363/9

88.5 U Yadav to Southee, SIX! That's a biggie! Bangs it short into the batsman at 136.7 kph, Southee gets inside the bounce and pulls it disdainfully over square leg. It flies off the meat of the bat and clears the ropes easily. 363/9

88.4 U Yadav to Southee, Full delivery on off at 137.5 kph, driven to covers. 357/9

88.3 U Yadav to Southee, FOUR! What a shot! Yadav drops it short again, on middle, Southee latches onto it and pulls it handsomely over mid-wicket for a boundary. 357/9

Trent Boult is the last batsman out in the middle.

88.2 U Yadav to Patel, OUT! Straight into the hands of third man! Yadav dishes out another short delivery around off at 138.0 kph, Patel hops back and unveils an upper cut. Seems to time it quite well but it doesn't has the desired elevation. Gambhir pouches it safely in the deep. New Zealand are 353/8! 353/9

88.1 U Yadav to Patel, Short delivery on off, Patel walks back and attempts to slap it over point but misses. 353/8

Umesh Yadav is the last man in!

87.6 Tim Southee to Ojha, OUT! Caught behind! Southee is on fire! Good length delivery on middle, moves away after landing, Ojha stays in his crease and without any feet movement goes for a poke, the ball takes the outside edge and the keeper pouches it inches above the ground. 320/9

87.5 Tim Southee to Ojha, In the corridor outside off, Ojha leaves it alone. 320/8

87.4 Tim Southee to Ojha, Bouncer on the leg stump, Ojha ducks under it. 320/8

87.3 Tim Southee to Ojha, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Ojha has a lazy poke but gets beaten. 320/8

Pragyan Ojha is the new batsman.

87.2 Tim Southee to Khan, OUT! Southee strikes against and gets rid of Zaheer! Terrific delivery, banged in short, around off, Zaheer tries to fend it away but the ball brushes the glove on its way to the keeper. These are the best bowling figures for Southee in Tests, 6 for 45. 320/8

87.1 Tim Southee to Khan, Length on the middle, Zaheer tries to work it away but fails. He is struck high on the pads. Bit of confusion over the single but they stand their ground eventually. 320/7

Jeetan Patel is the new batsman out in the middle.

87.6 Khan to Southee, OUT! An unfortunate run out for Bracewell! A good length delivery on middle at 132.1 kph, Southee pushes it back to the bowler with a straight bat. Zaheer attempts to stop it but it bursts through his hands and goes on to break the stumps at the non-striker's end. Bracewell was backing up too much and is found well short of the crease. Third umpire confirms the same and New Zealand are 353/8! 353/8

Appeal for a run out against Bracewell. Referred upstairs...

87.5 Z Khan to Southee, Full delivery curling down the leg side at 132.0 kph, Southee fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 353/7

87.4 Z Khan to Southee, FOUR! That's an excellent shot by a number nine batsman! Back of a length delivery angling away from the batsman at 132.2 kph, Southee stands back and steers it through point for a boundary. Well timed. 353/7

87.3 Z Khan to Southee, Beaten! Comes from over the wicket and angles across a full delivery at 134.8 kph, going on with the angle, Southee pokes inside the line and misses. 349/7

87.2 Z Khan to Southee, Good length delivery shaping back into the batsman at 128.3 kph, Southee presents a straight bat in defense. 349/7

87.1 Z Khan to Southee, Fuller length delivery drifting down the leg side, Southee fails to work it off his pads. 349/7

86.6 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 320/7

86.5 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 320/7

86.4 D Bracewell to Khan, In the air but short! Wide outside off, Zaheer cuts it aerially to deep point for a single. 320/7

86.3 D Bracewell to Khan, Good delivery! Delivers a vicious bouncer on the leg stump, Zaheer is hurried up and he does well to duck under it at the last moment. 319/7

86.2 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Comes forward, opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 319/7

86.1 D Bracewell to Ashwin, Beaten! Fullish outside off, swinging away Ashwin goes for a poke but misses. 318/7

86.6 U Yadav to Bracewell, Another short delivery around off at 133.5 kph, Bracewell arches back and allows it through. 349/7

86.5 U Yadav to Bracewell, Some chin music for the batsman, Bracewell lets that bouncer through to the wicket-keeper. 349/7

86.4 U Yadav to Bracewell, Way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. 349/7

86.3 U Yadav to Bracewell, FOUR! Bang! Angles in a full length delivery, on middle and off, Bracewell covers the movement and muscles it down through mid on for a boundary. This is his highest Test score! 349/7

86.2 U Yadav to Bracewell, Outside off, left alone. 345/7

86.1 U Yadav to Bracewell, Lands it on a length outside off at 133.5 kph, Bracewell flashes and misses. 345/7

Looks like there is some problem with the shape of the ball and they have changed the red cherry!

85.6 Southee to Khan, SIX! He looks in hurry straightaway! Fullish on off, Zaheer clears his front leg and plunders it over long on for a humongous maximum. 318/7

Zaheer Khan is the new batsman.

50 Test wickets for Southee!

85.5 Tim Southee to Dhoni, OUT! Again Southee fools the batsman with the one that comes in! Length delivery on off, nips back in after landing, Dhoni is late into the shot and then he looks to flick but is too late and gets hit on the pads. The ball then hits the bat. The players appeal and the umpire lifts his finger. That looked out to the naked eye. 2nd Test Five-wicket haul for Southee. 312/7

85.4 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Fullish outside off, Dhoni comes forward and drives it to point where the fielder does well to stop it. 312/6

85.3 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Length delivery on off, Dhoni stays in his crease and prods it into the ground. 312/6

85.2 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Goes back and pats it to point, wants a single but is sent back. 312/6

85.1 Tim Southee to R Ashwin, Back of a length delivery outside off, Southee rocks back and pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 312/6

Tim Southee is the new batsman out in the middle, replacing van Wyk.

85.6 Z Khan to van Wyk, OUT! First success for India this morning and it breaks a 99-run stand! Zaheer produces an excellent delivery, lands it on a good length around off at 134.5 kph and it nips back a shade after pitching. van Wyk shuffles across a fraction and looks to run it down to third man. But due to the across movement, he gets a bit cramped up for room and ends up guiding it to the right of the second slip fielder. Raina snaps it with a dive. Zaheer is all pumped up and New Zealand are 345/7! 345/7

85.5 Khan to Wyk, Howzzat? Zaheer fires a fuller length delivery on off at 132.1 kph, van Wyk shuffles across to work it to the leg side but misses and is rapped on the pads. They put in an unsuccessful appeal. Impact was marginally outside off! 345/6

85.4 Z Khan to Wyk, Drops it on a length around off and it straightens a shade after landing, van Wyk walks across and blocks it with an angled bat to point. 345/6

85.3 Z Khan to van Wyk, With the batsman walking forward, this was on the cards. Zaheer hurls in a short delivery, on off at 127.2 kph, van Wyk goes through with an instinctive pull, fails to time it well but manages to clear mid-wicket. Two runs added to the total. 345/6

85.2 Z Khan to Wyk, Good length delivery cutting back into the batsman, van Wyk walks down the track and defends it down to the leg side. 343/6

85.1 Z Khan to Wyk, Comes from round the wicket and angles in a full delivery, van Wyk gets forward and defends it down. 343/6

84.6 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Good length delivery outside off, Dhoni lets it go through to the keeper. 311/6

84.5 D Bracewell to Dhoni, In the corridor outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone. 311/6

84.4 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Beaten! Good come back by Bracewell! Fullish outside off, nips away after landing. Dhoni looks to force it away through the off side but misses. 311/6

84.3 D Bracewell to Dhoni, FOUR! Bludgeoned! Short and wide outside off, Dhoni rocks back and cuts it muscularly past point for a thunderous boundary. No fielder moved! 311/6

84.2 D Bracewell to Dhoni, FOUR! Good stuff from Dhoni! Good length delivery outside off, Dhoni chips down the track and whips it away uppishly over mid-wicket for a boundary. 307/6

84.1 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Beaten! Nips away after landing on a length outside off, Dhoni looks to push it to the off side but is beaten by the away movement. 303/6

84.6 U Yadav to Bracewell, A terrific yorker speared into the batsman at 137.6 kph, Bracewell just about managed to dig it out. 343/6

84.5 U Yadav to Bracewell, Gentle delivery, on a good length outside off, Bracewell shoulders his arms. 343/6

84.4 U Yadav to Bracewell, Gets solidly behind the line in defense. 343/6

84.3 U Yadav to Bracewell, Fullish length delivery curling away from the batsman at 138.8 kph, Bracewell attempts to drive it through covers but misses. 343/6

84.2 U Yadav to Wyk, Fuller delivery on off, steered through point for a single. van Wyk wanted the second but then gave up the idea. 343/6

84.1 U Yadav to Wyk, Fuller length delivery angling into the batsman at 131.5 kph, van Wyk gets forward in defense. 342/6

83.6 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Flicks it away behind square leg for a couple to get off the mark. 303/6

83.5 Tim Southee to Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ashwin lets it go through to the keeper. 301/6

83.4 Tim Southee to Ashwin, A tad wide outside off, shaping away, Ashwin leaves it alone. 301/6

Ravichandran Ashwin in the new batsman.

83.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, OUT! LBW! Poor decision from Kohli to leave it! Brilliant thinking from Southee, delivers two balls shaping away earlier, this time he pitches it on a length outside off and brings it back in. Kohli looks to shoulder his arms but the ball jags back in sharply and hits his pads. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. 301/6

83.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli shoulders his arms to it. 301/5

83.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, shaping away, Kohli stays in his crease and leaves it alone. 301/5

Change of ends for Umesh Yadav.

83.6 Z Khan to D Bracewell, Over-pitched on off at 131.5 kph, Bracewell drives it firmly to extra cover but fails to beat the fielder. 342/6

83.5 Z Khan to Bracewell, Excellent delivery. Good length delivery on off, shaping away after landing, Bracewell stays back and feels for it but gets beaten. 342/6

83.4 Z Khan to Wyk, Too full in length on off, van Wyk walks forward to cut the seam movement and defends it softly to covers. They pick up a single. 342/6

83.3 Z Khan to Wyk, In the right channel van Wyk chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 341/6

83.2 Z Khan to Wyk, Sweet sound of willow but a brilliant fielding by the point fielder. Zaheer offers width outside off, van Wyk strokes it crisply through the line but Gambhir does well to stop it with a dive to his right. 341/6

83.1 Z Khan to Wyk, Fuller length delivery on middle and off at 124.1 kph, van Wyk walks forward and pushes it to covers. 341/6

82.6 T Boult to Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, Dhoni stays back and pushes it defensively to mid off. 301/5

82.5 T Boult to Kohli, Clips a length delivery on the pads to fine leg for a single. 301/5

82.4 T Boult to Kohli, In the corridor outside off, Kohli leaves it alone. 300/5

82.3 T Boult to Dhoni, Length delivery on middle, Dhoni whips it away to fine leg for a single. 300/5

82.2 T Boult to Dhoni, Delivers it very wide outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone, van Wyk dives full length to his right and makes a good stop. 299/5

82.1 T Boult to Kohli, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single. 299/5

Zaheer Khan comes into the attack.

82.6 Ojha to Bracewell, FOUR! Fine shot! Ojha arrows in a fuller length delivery, Bracewell gets behind the line and powers it past his partner at the other end for a boundary. 341/6

82.5 P Ojha to Bracewell, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 337/6

82.4 P Ojha to Wyk, Fetches a low full toss from outside off and sweeps it across through square leg for a run. 337/6

82.3 P Ojha to Wyk, Way down the leg side, van Wyk allows it through. 336/6

82.2 P Ojha to Bracewell, Flatter delivery on the pads, Bracewell flicks it off his pads through square leg for one. Kohli was quick to field it and the batsmen gave up the idea of the second run. 336/6

82.1 P Ojha to Wyk, Too full in length around off, van Wyk squeezes it out through point for three runs. 335/6

81.6 Tim Southee to Dhoni, That makes it 6 left alone in the over. Nips away after landing outside off, Dhoni lets it go through to the keeper. 298/5

81.5 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Dhoni again leaves alone a length delivery swinging away outside off. 298/5

81.4 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, Dhoni again leaves it alone. 298/5

81.3 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Good length delivery outside off, Dhoni shoulders his arms to it. 298/5

81.2 Tim Southee to Dhoni, A tad wide outside off, Dhoni lets it go through to the keeper. 298/5

81.1 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Nips away after landing outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone. 298/5

Pragyan Ojha to share the second new cherry from the other end.

81.6 U Yadav to Bracewell, Spears in a full delivery, on middle and off, Bracewell defends it by getting right behind the line. 332/6

81.5 U Yadav to Bracewell, Angles in a good length delivery, Bracewell gets forward and defends it to the off side. 332/6

81.4 U Yadav to Bracewell, FOUR! Starts poorly, length delivery down the leg side at 126.8 kph, Bracewell just helps it on its way to the fine leg boundary. Fine start for New Zealand. 332/6

Right then, time to get going. The Indian players are on the field in a huddle. Now they are spreading on the field. Out come the overnight Kiwi batsmen, van Wyk and Bracewell. Umesh Yadav to complete his over. Here we go...

It is heavily overcast at the moment with chances of some late showers. The conditions will help the Indian bowlers who have the second new ball at their disposal. Sourav Ganguly in his pitch report feels that it is still a very good batting wicket but looked a bit worried about the cracks already opening up.

Attack is the best form of defense and New Zealand just proved it yesterday. They struggled big time in the last Test match against the Indian spinners but adopted an attacking strategy on day 1. Ross Taylor led from the front with a scintillating century and then the duo of van Wyk and Bracewell consolidated in the middle with a fine unbeaten stand. Hello and a warm welcome for the second day of the Bengaluru Test and expect some enthralling action today as well. Sit back and enjoy the commentary...

Day 2, first session...

India would aim to come hard tomorrow morning with the second new ball and it promises to be an exciting day 2. It's good bye now!

That's it, stumps called on day 1! It can be safely said that the final session belonged totally to New Zealand. They just lost one wicket post tea, with skipper Ross Taylor scoring a gritty hundred. India got a few chances here and there, but nothing fruitful. Bracewell and van Wyk steadied the Kiwi tail, with the latter scoring his maiden Test fifty. Wickets will be India's top priority tomorrow as they would look to wrap up the first innings under 400. Altogether, it was a much improved performance by the Kiwis from the last Test match and they will be satisfied with their efforts.

Bad light has stopped play! The umpires get together and they feel that the light is not conducive to carry on. The batsmen are walking back to the pavilion and the Indian players are following them. The covers are coming out now in anticipation of rain and to be honest, chances of further play today look bleak. Stay tuned for latest updates...

81.3 U Yadav to Bracewell, FOUR! Fuller length delivery on off, an out-swinger, Bracewell tries to drive it through the line but it comes off the outside edge and flies to the third man boundary. 328/6

81.2 U Yadav to Bracewell, Edged but safe! Yadav offers width outside off, Bracewell flashes at it through the line and it takes the bottom edge. It drops in front of the slip cordon. 324/6

81.1 U Yadav to Bracewell, Starts the spell with a fuller length delivery on off, Bracewell digs it out. 324/6

2nd Test Century for Virat Kohli! His first hundred on Indian soil!

80.6 T Boult to Kohli, FOUR! Gets to his century in a grand fashion! Fullish on the pads, Kohli leans forward and flicks it nonchalantly past mid-wicket for a crunching boundary. He is ecstatic and acknowledges the crowd by raising his bat! 298/5

80.5 T Boult to Kohli, Slips it down the leg side, Kohli misses his flick. 294/5

80.4 T Boult to Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli stays back and squirts it into the ground. 294/5

80.3 T Boult to Dhoni, Stays back and pushes it defensively to covers for a single. 294/5

80.2 T Boult to Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone. 293/5

26th Test half-century for Dhoni.

80.1 T Boult to Dhoni, FOUR! Brings up his half-century in style! Fullish inswinging delivery on middle, Dhoni drives it straight back past the bowler for a lovely boundary. 293/5

Umesh Yadav comes back into the attack from the Beml End.

The umpires are having a chat regarding the fading light. Maybe, they are concerned because India are opting for the second new ball.

80.6 P Ojha to Wyk, Another watchful front foot defense to end the over. 324/6

80.5 P Ojha to Wyk, Strides forward and offers a straight bat in defense. 324/6

80.4 P Ojha to Bracewell, Tickles it off his pads through mid-wicket and takes three. 324/6

80.3 P Ojha to Bracewell, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 321/6

80.2 P Ojha to Bracewell, FOUR! Lovely shot! Slow loopy delivery curling away from the batsman, Bracewell unveils a late cut wide of Ashwin at point and it races away. The fielder pulls it back but at that time his body was in contact with the ropes. Third umpire confirms the same and Bracewell gets a boundary. 321/6

80.1 P Ojha to Wyk, Brings out another sweep shot and collects a single at fine leg. 317/6

Trent Boult brought into the attack.

Second new ball taken by the Kiwis.

79.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli comes forward and prods it into the ground. 289/5

79.5 Tim Southee to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli comes forward and drives it beautifully but straight to covers. 289/5

79.4 Tim Southee to Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli drives it to mid off. 289/5

79.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, Comes forward and helps it defensively to mid on. 289/5

79.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli plants his foot forward and pushes it defensively to mid on. 289/5

79.1 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Goes back and pushes it to covers for a single. 289/5

Second new ball is due!

79.6 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Full toss down the leg side, Bracewell fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 316/6

79.5 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Varies his pace to 81 kph and lands an off spinner around off, Bracewell defends it with the spin to mid-wicket. 316/6

79.4 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Quicker off-spinner at 91.4 kph, defended off the back foot by Bracewell. 316/6

79.3 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Skips down the track and chips it with the spin over mid-wicket for a couple. 316/6

79.2 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Flighted delivery on off, Bracewell prodded forward in defense. 314/6

79.1 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Turns it with the spin to short leg. 314/6

Southee will bowl from the other end.

78.6 D Bracewell to V Kohli, Length delivery on middle, Kohli drives it sweetly but straight to mid on. 288/5

78.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, In the corridor outside off, Kohli leaves it alone. 288/5

78.4 D Bracewell to Kohli, FOUR! Superbly timed! A tad full on the pads, Kohli stays in his crease and clips it to deep square leg, Southee attempts a desperate dive to his left from fine leg but doesn't manage to flick it back. It was sweetly timed! 288/5

78.3 D Bracewell to Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli leans forward and prods it into the ground. 284/5

78.2 D Bracewell to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli leaves it alone cautiously. Good carry to the keeper there! 284/5

78.1 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Length delivery on middle, Dhoni clips it away to fine leg for a single. 284/5

78.6 P Ojha to Wyk, Stretches forward and blocks it down safely to end the over. 314/6

78.5 P Ojha to Wyk, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 314/6

78.4 P Ojha to Wyk, Loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, full in length, Kruger defends it back. 314/6

78.3 P Ojha to Wyk, van Wyk has played that off the front foot and into the ground. It rolls in front of point, they look for a single but then decide against it. 314/6

78.2 P Ojha to Wyk, FOUR! Ojha gives it some extra air and serves a full delivery outside off at 79.7, van Wyk kneels down and sweeps it sweetly through square leg for a boundary. 314/6

78.1 P Ojha to Wyk, Flatter delivery on middle, defended to mid-wicket. 310/6

The players have made their way out to the middle. Kohli and Dhoni are the two batsmen at the crease. Bracewell will start off proceedings for New Zealand.

Pitch - The cracks have started opening up but the ball will still come on to the bat. Still plenty of runs in the track. The first hour is crucial as there will be movement early on.

The first two days saw some exhilarating cricket and the match is evenly poised at the moment. The Kiwis bowled well early on yesterday but then India fought back hard to score 283/5. They still trail by 82 runs with 5 wickets remaining. Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are well settled at the crease and will look to continue the same momentum and achieve a lead. New Zealand would look to make early inroads and stop India from taking the lead.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of day 3 of the second Test between India and New Zealand in Bengaluru.

The morning session tomorrow will hold the key as New Zealand would look to attack with the second new ball which is just two overs away. India, on the other hand, would wish that the current partnership prospers and eats out most of the deficit. Promises to be an interesting day 3! Do join us at 0930 IST to catch all the action. Good bye and cheers!!!

What an absorbing day of Test cricket it has been today! The New Zealand tail was wrapped up by the Indian bowlers in just under an hour of play in the morning session. The Indian openers didn't quite get the start they were looking for, despite Sehwag's blistering knock. The Kiwi bowlers ran through the top order and pushed the Indians on the back foot for a while with the hosts struggling on 80/4. But a superb fighting partnership between Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina ensured that India stay in the hunt. Raina came good with a fine half century but then threw it away. MS Dhoni came out all guns blazing and entertained the crowd with his electrifying batting and is currently involved in a crucial 104-run stand with Kohli. They still trail by 82!

77.6 T Boult to Kohli, Good length delivery angling into the batsman at 134.6 kph, Kohli remains inside the crease and defends it watchfully to the leg side. Stumps on day 2! 283/5

77.5 T Boult to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 283/5

77.4 T Boult to Kohli, FOUR! Terrific shot to move into the 90s! A yorker length delivery outside off at 138.8 kph, Kohli squeezes it out muscles it through point for a boundary. 283/5

77.3 T Boult to Kohli, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 279/5

100-run stand between Dhoni and Kohli!

77.2 T Boult to MS Dhoni, Edged but just short! Good length delivery around off at 132.1 kph, Dhoni lunges forward and pushes inside the line. It kisses the outside half of the blade and flies behind but drops short of the diving first slip fielder, Taylor. 279/5

77.1 T Boult to Dhoni, Angling away from the right-hander, wide outside off, Dhoni shoulders his arms. 278/5

77.6 R Ashwin to Wyk, van Wyk is favouring that sweep shot. Once again executes it and takes a single towards deep square leg. 310/6

77.5 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 309/6

77.4 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Fuller in length on middle, eased off the pads to square leg again. 308/6

77.3 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Plays it with soft hands and turns it to square leg. 308/6

77.2 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Once again plays it off his pads but finds the square leg fielder. 308/6

77.1 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Turning down the leg side, flicked straight to Kohli at leg slip. 308/6

76.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Spears in a full delivery on off, Kohli gets on the front foot and forces it down to mid off. 278/5

76.5 Tim Southee to Kohli, Length delivery on middle and off, defended solidly to mid-wicket. 278/5

76.4 Tim Southee to Kohli, Good length delivery angling into the batsman, Kohli flicks it off his pads but finds square leg. 278/5

76.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, Length delivery sliding down the leg side, Kohli fails to flick it off his pads. 278/5

76.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, defended off the back foot. 278/5

76.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, Length delivery shaping back into the batsman, defended to mid-wicket. 278/5

76.6 P Ojha to van Wyk, Flighted full delivery outside off, driven straight to covers. 308/6

76.5 P Ojha to Wyk, Tossed up delivery outside off, left alone. 308/6

76.4 P Ojha to Wyk, Sweeps it across the line but finds the square leg boundary. 308/6

76.3 P Ojha to Wyk, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 308/6

76.2 P Ojha to Wyk, Arm ball, full in length on off and skidding on, van Wyk defends it with his bat and pad together. Stifled appeal for an LBW by Dhoni but the umpire shows no interest. Maybe, bat first! 308/6

76.1 P Ojha to Wyk, Flights it around off, slower through the air, van Wyk looks to sweep it but misses. 308/6

75.6 T Boult to Kohli, Little short in length outside off at 133.1 kph, Kohli cuts it firmly through the line and once again Guptill flies to his left to partially stop the ball at point. A run taken! 278/5

75.5 T Boult to Kohli, Tucks it off his pads to the on side but finds the square leg fielder. 277/5

75.4 T Boult to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off at 134.0 kph, Kohli remains back and punches it to the off side. It is travelling but Guptill at point dives full length to his left and makes an excellent stop. 277/5

75.3 T Boult to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 277/5

75.2 T Boult to Kohli, FOUR! Easy pickings! A fullish length delivery on middle, Kohli leans across and flicks it handsomely through mid-wicket for a boundary. This is now the highest sixth wicket partnership for India at this venue, beating the previous record set by Azharuddin and Kumble! 277/5

75.1 T Boult to Kohli, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Kohli drives it off his front foot to covers. 273/5

75.6 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Tossed up delivery curling back into the batsman, Bracewell defended it off his back foot. 308/6

75.5 R Ashwin to Wyk, Flighted delivery on off, swept across through square leg for a run. 308/6

75.4 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Little shimmy down the track and Bracewell pushes it down through mid on for one. 307/6

75.3 R Ashwin to Wyk, Works it off his pads to the on side and crosses for one. 306/6

75.2 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Spinning down the leg side, helped across through square leg for one. 305/6

75.1 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Looks to defend it off his front foot and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 304/6

Trent Boult is back for the final spell of the day.

74.6 J Franklin to Dhoni, Another watchful leave outside the off stump. 273/5

74.5 J Franklin to Dhoni, Puts it on a full length and wide outside off, Dhoni covers his stumps and allows it through. 273/5

74.4 J Franklin to Dhoni, Strides forward and pushes a full delivery to covers. 273/5

74.3 J Franklin to Dhoni, Outside off, tapped in front of point. 273/5

74.3 J Franklin to Dhoni, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. The umpire signals a no ball for overstepping. 273/5

74.2 J Franklin to Kohli, Another over-pitched delivery outside off, Kohli drives it off his front foot to extra cover. McCullum dives to stop it but it sneaks through him. Southee does well to move swiftly to his left from mid off and stops it with a valiant dive. The batsmen have run through for a single. 272/5

74.1 J Franklin to Kohli, Over-pitched dleivery outside off, Kohli drills it through the line but straight to Southee at mid off. 271/5

Drinks break.

74.6 P Ojha to Wyk, Another defensive shot to end the over. 304/6

74.5 P Ojha to Wyk, Arm ball, skidding back sharply into the batsman, Kruger defends it from the crease. 304/6

74.4 P Ojha to Wyk, Once again cuts a short delivery but finds the point fielder. 304/6

74.3 P Ojha to Wyk, FOUR! Bang! Serves a short delivery outside off, van Wyk goes deep inside the crease and cuts it firmly through point for a boundary. 304/6

74.2 P Ojha to Wyk, Presses on the front foot and blocks it down watchfully. 300/6

74.1 P Ojha to Wyk, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 300/6

73.6 J Patel to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 271/5

73.5 J Patel to Dhoni, FOUR! Tossed up delivery on middle at 91.3 kph, Dhoni shimmies down the track and whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He was looking to go aerial but got too close to the ball and hence only managed to drag it across the line. 271/5

73.4 J Patel to Dhoni, Flighted off-spinner on off, Dhoni stretches forward in defense. 267/5

73.3 J Patel to Kohli, Turns it with the spin through mid-wicket for a single. 267/5

73.2 J Patel to Kohli, Flatter off-spinner on off, defended from the crease. 266/5

73.1 J Patel to Kohli, Long hop outside off, Kohli goes deep inside the crease and cuts it through point for a couple. The deficit is now under 100! 266/5

73.6 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Wide down the leg side, no trouble at all for the batsman as he leaves it alone. 300/6

73.5 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Outside off, tapped in front of point. 300/6

73.4 R Ashwin to D Bracewell, Carrom ball on middle, Bracewell looks to defend it off his front foot but it curves away and catches the outside edge. It travels to third man for a couple. 300/6

73.3 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Bracewell defends it from within the crease. 298/6

73.2 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Flicks it off his pads to the on side but finds the fielder. 298/6

73.1 R Ashwin to Wyk, Quicker delivery, full in length on off, van Wyk pushes it to covers for a single. 298/6

72.6 J Franklin to Dhoni, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman at 124.1 kph, MSD allows it through. 264/5

72.5 J Franklin to Kohli, Back of a length delivery down the leg side, Kohli flicks it uppishly to square leg for a single. 264/5

72.4 J Franklin to Kohli, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 263/5

72.3 J Franklin to V Kohli, Very full in length outside off at 130.2 kph, Kohli drives it to covers but finds the fielder. 263/5

72.2 J Franklin to V Kohli, Edged but dropped short! Fullish length delivery outside off, Kohli looks to drive it through the line but nicks it behind. It flies behind the stumps and goes on a bounce to Taylor at first slip. 263/5

72.1 J Franklin to Kohli, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 263/5

72.6 P Ojha to Bracewell, Outside off, left alone. 297/6

72.5 P Ojha to Bracewell, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 297/6

72.4 P Ojha to Bracewell, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 297/6

72.3 P Ojha to Bracewell, Skidding down the leg side, Bracewell looks to defend it but misses and is hit high on the pads. 297/6

72.2 P Ojha to Bracewell, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 297/6

Maiden Test fifty for Kruger van Wyk!

72.1 P Ojha to Wyk, Floated delivery outside off, tapped in front of point for a brisk single. 297/6

71.6 J Patel to Dhoni, Turns it with the spin to the on side but finds the mid-wicket fielder. 263/5

71.5 J Patel to Dhoni, Spinning down the leg side, Dhoni pads it away. 263/5

71.4 J Patel to Dhoni, Flatter and quicker on middle, staying a shade low, Dhoni defended it back to the bowler. 263/5

71.3 J Patel to Dhoni, Slow turn back into the batsman, Dhoni plays it with firm hands and it goes aerially to mid-wicket. 263/5

71.2 J Patel to Dhoni, Flicks it with the turn to mid-wicket. 263/5

71.1 J Patel to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on off, defended back to the bowler. 263/5

50 stand up between van Wyk and Bracewell.

71.6 R Ashwin to Wyk, Another sweep shot for a single at deep square leg. 296/6

71.5 R Ashwin to Wyk, Connects with the sweep shot this time and sends it to fine leg for a couple. 295/6

71.4 R Ashwin to Wyk, Flighted delivery outside off, van Wyk goes for the sweep but fails to connect it. 293/6

71.3 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Leans forward and across and then flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 293/6

71.2 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Gets on the front foot and defends it down watchfully. 292/6

71.1 R Ashwin to Bracewell, FOUR! Spinning down the leg side, Bracewell tickles it off his pads past the leg slip fielder for a boundary. 292/6

70.6 J Franklin to Kohli, Good length delivery drifting away from the batsman, Kohli covers the line and allows it through. 263/5

70.5 J Franklin to Kohli, Firmly gets behind the line of the delivery and offers a straight bat in defense. 263/5

70.4 J Franklin to Kohli, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 263/5

70.3 J Franklin to Kohli, An off-cutter on middle at 126.0 kph, Kohli is early with his shot and plays it little uppishly to covers. 263/5

70.2 J Franklin to V Kohli, Presses forward and drives a full delivery to extra cover. McCullum dives full length to his right and makes an excellent stop. Scores a direct hit at the striker's end but by that time Kohli was well in. 263/5

70.1 J Franklin to Kohli, Full length delivery angling away from the batsman, around off, Kohli defends it from the crease. 263/5

70.6 P Ojha to Bracewell, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 288/6

70.5 P Ojha to Bracewell, Peach of a delivery. Ojha flights it around off and forces the batsman on the front foot. He looks to defend it but it spins away and beats the outside edge. 287/6

70.4 P Ojha to Bracewell, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 287/6

70.3 P Ojha to Bracewell, The ball is down the leg side but the batsman still goes after it and misses. 287/6

70.2 P Ojha to Bracewell, Touch short in length on middle, Bracewell defends it from within the crease. 287/6

70.1 P Ojha to Bracewell, Skidding down the leg side, Bracewell fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 287/6

69.6 J Patel to Dhoni, Touch short in length around off, Dhoni remains on the back foot to cut it through the line but misses. 263/5

69.5 J Patel to Dhoni, Another back foot defense by MS Dhoni. 263/5

69.4 J Patel to Dhoni, Loopy off-spinner, turning back in, Dhoni defends it back off his back foot. 263/5

69.3 J Patel to Kohli, Floated off-spinner on off, Kohli goes on the back foot and punches it down to long on for one. 263/5

69.2 J Patel to Kohli, Off-spinner on off, Kohli plays it with the spin to square leg. 262/5

69.1 J Patel to Dhoni, Flighted delivery on off, Dhoni paddled it across to fine leg for a single. 262/5

Ojha comes back from the other end.

69.6 R Ashwin to Wyk, FOUR! Fine shot! Tossed up delivery on off at 87.2 kph, spinning in, van Wyk gets down and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 287/6

69.5 R Ashwin to Wyk, Goes deep inside the crease and defends it down. 283/6

69.4 R Ashwin to Wyk, FOUR! Cracking shot! Floated full delivery on middle at 80.5 kph, van Wyk kneels down and sweeps it brutally through mid-wicket for a boundary. 283/6

69.3 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Off-spinner on off, Bracewell goes back and turns it off his pads through square leg for one. 279/6

69.2 R Ashwin to Wyk, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a single. 278/6

69.1 R Ashwin to Wyk, Sweeps a full delivery across the line but finds leg slip. 277/6

Jeetan Patel comes back into the attack.

68.6 J Franklin to Kohli, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Kohli defends it off his back foot. 261/5

68.5 J Franklin to Kohli, Fires across a full length delivery, very wide outside off, Kohli chases it and misses. 261/5

68.4 J Franklin to Kohli, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 261/5

68.3 J Franklin to Kohli, Good length delivery on middle at 123.7 kph, Kohli helps it off his pads to mid-wicket. 261/5

68.2 J Franklin to Kohli, Full outside off at 126.0 kph, driven off the front foot to mid off. 261/5

68.1 J Franklin to Dhoni, Full length delivery angling away from the batsman, Dhoni slaps it to covers and crosses for a brisk single. The fielder misses his shy at the striker's end. 261/5

68.6 U Yadav to Bracewell, Too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 277/6

68.5 U Yadav to Bracewell, A screaming bouncer at 139.7 kph, well targeted, van Wyk ducks under it at the last moment. 277/6

68.4 U Yadav to Bracewell, Sliding down the leg side, Bracewell fails to work it off his pads. 277/6

68.3 U Yadav to Wyk, Little short in length outside off at 138.3 kph, van Wyk plays it late and cuts it to third man for one. 277/6

68.2 U Yadav to Wyk, Room on offer outside off, touch short in length as well, van Wyk flashes his blade through the line and gets a bottom edge. 276/6

68.1 U Yadav to van Wyk, FOUR! Boom! Yadav is going by this batsman's height but the little man seems to be very comfortable off his back foot. A short delivery on off at 138.2 kph, van Wyk murders it via a pull shot through mid-wicket for a boundary. 276/6

Drinks break.

67.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli feels for it and gets beaten. 260/5

67.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, Offers the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 260/5

67.4 D Bracewell to Kohli, Terrific off drive by Kohli but he fails to beat the mid off fielder. 260/5

67.3 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Pitched full around off, pushed to covers for a quick single. 260/5

67.2 D Bracewell to Dhoni, On middle, turned off the pads to mid-wicket. 259/5

67.1 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Spears in a full length delivery, on middle, Dhoni pushes it down with a straight bat past the bowler but the mid on fielder has it covered. 259/5

67.6 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Huge appeal for an LBW! Ashwin serves a carrom ball on middle and it straightens a shade after landing. Bracewell attempts to clip it off his pads but fails. They appeal but umpire Gould shakes his head. 272/6

67.5 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Spinning down the leg side, Bracewell allows it through. 272/6

67.4 R Ashwin to Wyk, Quicker and flatter outside off, stroked to covers for one. 272/6

67.3 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Turning down the leg side, Bracewell once again fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. It rolls to square leg and they cross for a leg bye. 271/6

67.2 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Presses on the front foot and blocks it down safely to the off side. 270/6

67.1 R Ashwin to Bracewell, Floated delivery on middle, spinning down the leg side, Bracewell fails to flick it. 270/6

66.6 J Franklin to Kohli, Bowls it on a fuller length on middle and off, staying a shade short, Kohli does well to get down low to defend it. 259/5

66.5 J Franklin to Kohli, Fuller length delivery hurled wide outside off, Kohli had another easy leave. 259/5

66.4 J Franklin to Kohli, Kohli chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 259/5

66.3 J Franklin to Kohli, Too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 259/5

66.2 J Franklin to Kohli, Angles across a length delivery at 129.9 kph, wide outside off, Kohli shoulders his arms. 259/5

66.1 J Franklin to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 259/5

Ravichandran Ashwin replaces Ojha in the attack.

66.6 U Yadav to Bracewell, Remains on the back foot and drops it with soft hands to covers for a brisk single. 270/6

66.5 U Yadav to Bracewell, Bouncer! Short on off, Bracewell ducks under it. 269/6

66.4 U Yadav to Bracewell, Back of a length delivery on off at 138.9 kph, Bracewell gets on top of the bounce and defends it down watchfully. 269/6

66.3 U Yadav to Wyk, Touch short in length outside off at 137.3 kph, van Wyk cuts it through point for a run. 269/6

66.2 U Yadav to Wyk, FOUR! Little man is flourishing here! Yadav bangs it short on off at 136.2 kph, van Wyk picks the length early and pulls it superbly through mid-wicket. 268/6

66.1 U Yadav to Wyk, FOUR! The bowler is greeted back with a boundary! Offers width outside off at 133 kph, van Wyk rocks back and thumps it through covers for a boundary. 264/6

65.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 259/5

65.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, FOUR! New Zealand are leaking easy runs here! Bracewell serves a full delivery down the leg side, Kohli neatly deflects it off his pads to the fine leg boundary. 258/5

65.4 D Bracewell to V Kohli, FOUR! Cracking shot! Short of a length delivery speared into the batsman, Kohli got on top of the bounce and pulled it nicely through square leg for a boundary. 254/5

65.3 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Short delivery angled into the batsman at 133.7 kph, Dhoni was through with his pull shot early and hence missed the ball. Was hit on the body, the ball rolled to covers and they stole a leg bye. 250/5

65.2 D Bracewell to MS Dhoni, Fuller in length again at 137.5 kph, driven off the front foot to covers. 249/5

65.1 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Full length delivery outside off, Dhoni opens the face of the blade late and guides it through cover-point for a couple. 249/5

Umesh Yadav comes back for another spell.

65.6 P Ojha to Wyk, Tossed up delivery on off, swept away through square leg for a single. 260/6

65.5 P Ojha to Wyk, Quicker delivery at 87.1 kph, on middle and off, van Wyk gets behind the line in defense. 259/6

65.4 P Ojha to Bracewell, Hint of away turn outside off, Bracewell plays it with soft hands to point and crosses. 259/6

65.3 P Ojha to Bracewell, Flighted delivery on middle, Bracewell goes back and helps it off his pads through square leg for a couple. 258/6

65.2 P Ojha to Bracewell, Floated full delivery on off, Bracewell stretches forward in defense. 256/6

65.1 P Ojha to Wyk, Little short in length outside off, van Wyk cuts it in front of backward point for a quick single. 256/6

64.6 J Franklin to Kohli, Fuller length delivery on middle and off at 126.4 kph, Kohli defends it from the crease. 247/5

64.5 J Franklin to Kohli, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 247/5

64.4 J Franklin to Dhoni, Bunts a full delivery in front of mid off for a quick single. 247/5

64.3 J Franklin to Dhoni, Another delivery in the corridor outside off at 125.7 kph, Dhoni shoulders his arms. 246/5

64.2 J Franklin to Dhoni, Outside off at 126.8 kph, Dhoni allows it through. 246/5

64.1 J Franklin to Dhoni, Full delivery on middle at 123.6 kph, Dhoni ticks it off his pads through mid-wicket for a couple. 246/5

64.6 Z Khan to Wyk, Length delivery outside off, pushed through point for a run. 255/6

64.5 Z Khan to Wyk, FOUR! Flashes and flashes hard! Short and wide outside off, van Wyk throws his bat at it and hammers it through point for a boundary. 254/6

64.4 Z Khan to Wyk, Good length delivery on off, Bracewell drops it with gentle hands to covers and crosses for a quick single. Gambhir returns it with a wild throw at the striker's end, no one backs it up and they pinch another run. 250/6

64.3 Z Khan to Wyk, Length delivery on middle and off, van Wyk gets behind the line and defends it watchfully to the leg side. 248/6

64.2 Z Khan to Bracewell, Full length delivery shaping back into the batsman, Bracewell tucks it off his pads to mid-wicket and gets a single. 248/6

64.1 Z Khan to Wyk, Slants in a length delivery at 127 kph, van Wyk defends it with soft hands to covers and scampers across for a single. 247/6

63.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Straighter delivery at 133.3 kph, Kohli helps it off his pads to mid-wicket. 244/5

63.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, Driven towards the mid on region. No run. 244/5

63.4 D Bracewell to Kohli, Full delivery skidding down the leg side at 132.7 kph, Kohli clips it off his pads through square leg for a couple. 244/5

63.3 D Bracewell to V Kohli, Fuller length delivery outside off at 132.2 kph, Kohli tries to drive it off his front foot but it takes the inside edge and rolls to mid-wicket. 242/5

63.2 D Bracewell to Kohli, Fullish ball on off, Kohli pushes it down with a straight bat to mid on. 242/5

63.1 D Bracewell to Kohli, FOUR! Crisp! A leg stump half-volley at 135.7 kph, Kohli picks it off his pads and flicks it fluently through square leg for a boundary. 242/5

63.6 P Ojha to Bracewell, Angles in a full length delivery, Bracewell brings a straight bat down and pushes it to mid on. 246/6

63.5 P Ojha to Bracewell, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 246/6

63.4 P Ojha to Bracewell, Strides forward and jams it down. 246/6

63.3 P Ojha to Bracewell, Too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 246/6

63.2 P Ojha to Bracewell, Flights it on off at 84.4 kph, Bracewell defends it off his front foot. 246/6

Doug Bracewell is the new batsman out in the middle, replacing Taylor.

63.1 P Ojha to Taylor, OUT! Fourth LBW of the NZ innings! Ojha hurls in a floated delivery on middle and manages to straighten it a touch after landing at 87.2 kph, Taylor gets down on one knee for the sweep shot but misses. They appeal vociferously and umpire Gould raises his finger after thinking for a while. That looked plumb to the naked eye. A well compiled knock by Taylor comes to an abrupt end and New Zealand are 246/6! 246/6

62.6 T Boult to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 238/5

62.5 T Boult to Dhoni, Length delivery on middle and off, defended back to the bowler. 238/5

62.4 T Boult to Dhoni, Bowls it full again, on and around off at 138.6 kph, Dhoni strides half forward and pushes it to extra cover. 238/5

62.3 T Boult to Dhoni, Slants across a fuller ball, around off, Dhoni gets on the front foot and pushes it down to mid off. 238/5

62.2 T Boult to Dhoni, Angles in a good length delivery, MSD defends it from the crease. 238/5

62.1 T Boult to Kohli, Fuller length delivery slanted across the batsman, Kohli drove it through covers and once again McCullum ran after it and pulled it back just before the ropes. They've managed to run three. 238/5

62.6 Z Khan to Wyk, This one jags back into the batsman from a full length outside off, van Wyk plants his front foot for a defense but misses by the extra movement. It hits him on the pads but the impact was well outside off. 246/5

62.5 Z Khan to Wyk, Offers width outside off at 126.7 kph, van Wyk attempts to cut it off his front foot but misses. 246/5

62.4 Z Khan to Wyk, Angles in a full length delivery, on off, van Wyk strides forward and defends. 246/5

62.3 Z Khan to Wyk, FOUR! Lovely shot! Good length delivery outside off at 126.2 kph, van Wyk plays it with soft hands and steers it through point for a boundary. 246/5

62.2 Z Khan to Wyk, Again full in length on middle and off at 130.8 kph, van Wyk defends it from the crease. 242/5

62.1 Z Khan to Taylor, Fuller length delivery on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for an easy single. 242/5

61.6 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Short and well wide outside off at 133.5 kph, Dhoni allows it through. 235/5

61.5 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Full delivery outside off, Dhoni pushes at it and gets a little outside edge. It goes all along the carpet to the gully fielder. 235/5

61.4 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Back of a length delivery on off, Dhoni camps back to push it through the line but it takes the inside edge and squirts to square leg. 235/5

61.3 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Outside off, left alone. 235/5

61.2 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 235/5

61.1 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 235/5

61.6 P Ojha to Wyk, Tosses it up outside off, van Wyk takes his front foot forward to cover the line and then shoulders his arms. 241/5

61.5 P Ojha to van Wyk, Pushes it off his front foot to point and looks for a run. Is sent back. 241/5

61.4 P Ojha to Wyk, Flighted delivery on off, Kruger defended it off his front foot. 241/5

61.3 P Ojha to Wyk, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 241/5

61.2 P Ojha to Wyk, A firm sweep shot across the line and it hits Pujara at short leg. 241/5

61.1 P Ojha to Wyk, Loopy delivery on off, van Wyk defends it off his front foot. 241/5

60.6 T Boult to Kohli, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 235/5

60.5 T Boult to Kohli, Whoa! Fuller length delivery way outside off, Kohli allows it through and van Wyk has to dive full length to his right to stop it. The bowler is very lucky that it was not wided! 235/5

60.4 T Boult to V Kohli, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman at 134.0 kph, Kohli pushes at it with soft hands and edges it behind. It falls in front of the second slip fielder. 235/5

60.3 T Boult to Kohli, FOUR! Boult drops it short on middle at 136.8 kph, Kohli swivels on the back foot and pulls it powerfully through square leg for a boundary. 235/5

60.2 T Boult to Kohli, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 231/5

60.1 T Boult to Kohli, Angling away from the batsman, Kohli gets forward for defense but it shapes away to beat the edge. 231/5

60.6 Z Khan to van Wyk, Little short in length on middle at 128.9 kph, pulled across through mid-wicket for a run. 241/5

60.5 Z Khan to Wyk, Presses forward and pushes a full delivery to mid off. 240/5

60.4 Z Khan to Wyk, Length delivery angling away from the batsman, outside off, van Wyk covers the line and allows it through. 240/5

60.3 Z Khan to Wyk, Good length delivery on middle, van Wyk defends it form the crease. 240/5

60.2 Z Khan to Wyk, Puts it on a full length again, outside off, Kruger drives it off the outside half of the blade to point. 240/5

60.1 Z Khan to Wyk, Full length delivery angling away from the batsman at 125.7 kph, van Wyk gets forward and drives it to covers. 240/5

59.6 D Bracewell to Dhoni, Gets on the front foot and pushes a full delivery to covers. 231/5

59.5 Bracewell to Dhoni, Slight appeal for an LBW! Good length delivery angling into the batsman at 132.6 kph, Dhoni tries to work it across the line but misses and is hit high on the pads. A stifled appeal but turned down by the umpire. Inside edge there as well! 231/5

50 stand between Dhoni and Kohli!

59.4 D Bracewell to Dhoni, FOUR! Bang! Bracewell offers plenty of room outside off, short and wide, Dhoni reaches out for it and deliberately lofts it over gully for a boundary. 231/5

59.3 D Bracewell to Dhoni, On middle, tapped in front of mid-wicket. 227/5

59.2 D Bracewell to Kohli, Tickles it off his pads to the on side and crosses. 227/5

59.1 D Bracewell to Kohli, Full length delivery on off, pushed through the line to covers. Dot ball. 226/5

Zaheer Khan to bowl from the Pavilion End.

59.6 P Ojha to Taylor, Just a touch short in length around off, Taylor attempts to cut it but it was too close to attempt that shot. Ends up flashing and missing. 240/5

59.5 P Ojha to Taylor, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 240/5

59.4 P Ojha to Taylor, Floated delivery outside off, spinning away after landing with some extra bounce, Taylor shoulders his arms. 240/5

59.3 P Ojha to Taylor, Flighted delivery on off, Taylor defends it off his back foot. 240/5

59.2 P Ojha to Taylor, Fraction quicker this time, full and on off, Taylor presses forward in defense. 240/5

59.1 P Ojha to Taylor, Slow loopy delivery on off, Taylor gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 240/5

Doug Bracewell comes back for another spell.

58.6 T Boult to Dhoni, Once again chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 226/5

58.5 T Boult to Dhoni, Dhoni lets the ball go outside his off stump. 226/5

58.4 T Boult to Dhoni, Pitched outside leg, Dhoni looked to defend it from the crease but missed and was hit on the pads. 226/5

58.3 T Boult to Kohli, Fantastic piece of fielding in the deep! Fraction over-pitched around off, Kohli draws forward and caresses it crisply through covers. It is destined to reach the fence but McCullum sprints behind it and pulls it back with a tremendous forward dive. Keeps his body airborne while pulling it back. Terrific athleticism and the crowd also applauds the effort! Saves a single. 226/5

58.2 T Boult to Kohli, Angles across a good length delivery, Kohli lets the ball go outside his off stump. 223/5

58.2 T Boult to Kohli, No ball for foot fault! Full delivery angling away from the batsman, Kohli drives it sweetly to covers but fails to pierce the field. 223/5

58.1 T Boult to Kohli, Played to the point region by the batsman. Dot ball. 222/5

The men concerned are slowly taking the field. Pragyan Ojha to start the proceedings...

We're back for the evening session. This is already the best score for New Zealand in a Test in India. Their previous best was 233, way back in 1995. 31 overs are left in the day and the Kiwis will look to make most of it.

Day 1, third session...

A run fest in the afternoon session! New Zealand amassed 132 runs in the 30 overs bowled and lost a couple of wickets. Skipper Ross Taylor led from the front with a brilliant century and counter-attacked the Indian bowlers. He punished them to all parts of the park and pushed the hosts on the back foot. However, India managed to pick two wickets, the session well and truly belonged to the Kiwis. Meeting fire with fire and New Zealand would be hoping to bat positively in the last session as well. Promises to be an exciting evening session. Join us in a while...

58.6 R Ashwin to Wyk, Tosses it up around off, van Wyk strides forward and defends it watchfully. 240/5

58.5 R Ashwin to Wyk, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 240/5

58.4 R Ashwin to Wyk, Almost a wicket there! Flighted delivery on off, van Wyk goes back and defends it down. The ball bounces through his legs and goes just over the stumps. 240/5

58.3 R Ashwin to Taylor, Full length delivery on middle, forced down through mid on for a single. 240/5

58.2 R Ashwin to Wyk, Turns it off his pads and scampers across for a single. 239/5

Silly point in place now...

58.1 R Ashwin to Wyk, Flighted delivery on off, slower in pace, van Wyk prods forward in defense. 238/5

Trent Boult comes back into the attack.

Drinks break.

57.6 J Patel to Dhoni, Another watchful defensive shot to end the over. 222/5

57.5 J Patel to Dhoni, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 222/5

57.4 J Patel to Dhoni, Works it off his pads to the on side but straight to the fielder. 222/5

57.3 J Patel to Dhoni, FOUR! Spinning down the leg side, Dhoni tickles it off his pads past the leg slip fielder for a boundary. 222/5

57.2 J Patel to Dhoni, Funny! Flighted delivery pitched outside leg, Dhoni tried to pad it away but it skidded on and went on to get stuck between his legs. Dhoni didn't let it go and the keeper had to retrieve it from there. Smiles all around. 218/5

57.1 J Patel to Dhoni, FOUR! The field is set for the leg side and Patel serves a loopy delivery outside off. Little short as well and Dhoni goes back to muscle it through covers for a boundary. 218/5

57.6 P Ojha to Taylor, Floated delivery on middle, Taylor attempts to defend it with a straight bat but it catches the inside edge and squirts to square leg. 238/5

57.5 P Ojha to Taylor, Strides forward and defends it down patiently. 238/5

57.4 P Ojha to Taylor, Safe! Peach of a delivery produced by Ojha, loopy one landing around off and spinning away to beat the defense of Taylor. Dhoni collects it and removes the bails in a jiffy. It is referred upstairs but the replays show that Taylor landed his back foot well in time before the bails came off. 238/5

Appeal for a stumping against Taylor. Referred upstairs...

57.3 P Ojha to Taylor, Looks to sweep it but misses. The ball comes off the pads and the leg slip fielder collects it. 238/5

57.2 P Ojha to Taylor, Flighted delivery on middle, Taylor defends it to the leg side. 238/5

57.1 P Ojha to Taylor, Tossed up delivery on middle, Taylor goes back and defends it down watchfully. 238/5

56.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Outside off at 134.2 kph, left alone. 214/5

Some issues with the shape of the ball. The umpires are having a look. No, they think it is fine to carry on. The request has been dismissed and umpire Ian Gould flicks it back to the bowler. He throws it with a bit more power and it goes well over the bowler's head.

56.5 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Darts a short delivery on off, Dhoni remains on the back foot and pulls it over mid-wicket for a single. 214/5

56.4 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Dhoni lets the ball go outside his off stump. 213/5

56.3 Tim Southee to Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 213/5

56.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single. 213/5

Fifth Test fifty for Virat Kohli, second against NZ!

56.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, FOUR! Good length delivery drifting down the leg side, Kohli eases it to the fine leg boundary to reach his half-century in style. Lovely responsible knock by the recent run-machine for India! 212/5

56.6 R Ashwin to Wyk, Another front foot defense to complete the over. 238/5

56.5 R Ashwin to Wyk, Flighted full delivery on off, van Wyk defends it by stretching forward. 238/5

56.4 R Ashwin to Wyk, van Wyk has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 238/5

56.3 R Ashwin to Taylor, Loopy delivery on off, Taylor kneels down and sweeps it to fine leg for one. 238/5

56.2 R Ashwin to Wyk, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a single. 237/5

56.1 R Ashwin to Wyk, Loopy delivery on off, van Wyk defends it from within the crease. 236/5

Slight adjustment in the field. Backward square leg and a deep square leg in place...

55.6 J Patel to Dhoni, Flighted delivery on the pads, turned straight to mid-wicket. 208/5

55.5 J Patel to MS Dhoni, Floated full delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler. 208/5

55.4 J Patel to Kohli, Flicks it with the spin through square leg and moves on to 47 with a single. 208/5

55.3 J Patel to Kohli, Loopy delivery down the leg side, Kohli flicks it off his pads but fails to beat the short fine leg fielder. 207/5

55.2 J Patel to Kohli, Tossed up delivery outside off, steered through point for a couple. 207/5

55.1 J Patel to Dhoni, Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 205/5

55.6 P Ojha to Taylor, Tossed up delivery on off, defended off the front foot. 236/5

55.5 P Ojha to Taylor, Taylor has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 236/5

55.4 P Ojha to Wyk, Gets down the track but fails to reach the pitch of the delivery. Goes through with his shot and drives it uppishly through cover-point for three runs. 236/5

55.3 P Ojha to Wyk, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 233/5

55.2 P Ojha to Wyk, Touch short in length outside off, cut through point for a couple. 233/5

55.1 P Ojha to Wyk, Quicker delivery outside off, van Wyk pushes inside the line and misses. 231/5

Patel to continue... A long on, deep mid-wicket and a deep square leg in place!

54.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Good length delivery sliding down the leg side, Kohli helps it off his pads through square leg for a couple. 204/5

54.5 Tim Southee to Kohli, Harmless delivery, full in length and wide outside off, Kohli shoulders his arms. 202/5

54.4 Tim Southee to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 202/5

54.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him 202/5

54.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Good length delivery around off at 135.6 kph, Kohli rocks back and punches it to covers. 202/5

54.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, Driven towards the mid on region. No run. 202/5

54.6 R Ashwin to Taylor, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 231/5

54.5 Ashwin to Taylor, Appeal for an LBW! Off-spinner on middle, Taylor looks to sweep it but misses and is rapped on the pads. They appeal but the umpire turns it down. Height factor, maybe! 231/5

54.4 R Ashwin to Taylor, Loopy delivery on middle, Taylor gets forward for a defense with his bat and pad together. It balloons off the pads, the short leg fielder takes it and they appeal. Nothing from the umpire. 231/5

54.3 R Ashwin to Taylor, Outside off, Taylor pushes it to covers. 231/5

54.2 R Ashwin to Taylor, Taylor has been struck on the pads as he looked to play that off the front foot. 231/5

54.1 R Ashwin to Taylor, Pitched outside leg, Taylor padded it away. 231/5

53.6 J Patel to Dhoni, SIX! The crowd is going berserk as Mahi is unleashing here! Patel bowls it in the flatter trajectory, on middle at 91.1 kph, Dhoni shimmies down the track and hammers it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 202/5

53.5 J Patel to Dhoni, SIX! Helicopter is flying in Bengaluru! Tossed up delivery on middle at 89.8 kph, Dhoni dances down the track and launches it over wide long on for a biggie. That went like a tracer bullet! 196/5

53.4 J Patel to V Kohli, Flighted full delivery outside off, Kohli strokes it firmly down the ground for a single at long on. 190/5

53.3 J Patel to Kohli, Allows the ball to spin back and at the last moment deftly guides it through gully for a couple. 189/5

53.2 J Patel to Kohli, Spinning back into the batsman, Kohli defends it from within the crease. 187/5

53.1 J Patel to Dhoni, Flatter delivery on middle, staying a touch low, Dhoni gets squared up in defense and pushes it somehow to covers for a run. 187/5

53.6 P Ojha to Wyk, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 231/5

53.5 P Ojha to Taylor, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They've managed to run three. 231/5

53.4 P Ojha to Taylor, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 228/5

53.3 P Ojha to Taylor, SIX! Now he has decided to cut loose. Floated full delivery on off, Taylor latches onto it and smites it over long off for a biggie. 228/5

53.2 P Ojha to Taylor, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 222/5

Seventh Test hundred for Ross Taylor, first in the subcontinent and third against India!

53.1 P Ojha to R Taylor, FOUR! Bang! Here it is, a valiant century for the NZ skipper. Short and wide outside off, Taylor pounces onto it and slaps it through point for a boundary. Raises his bat to the crowd! This has been a lovely positive knock by Taylor! 222/5

52.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, In the corridor of uncertainty, Kohli has an easy leave. 186/5

52.5 Tim Southee to Kohli, Fuller length delivery on off at 137.3 kph, Kohli presses on the front foot and defends it down softly. 186/5

52.4 Tim Southee to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 186/5

52.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, Little short in length around off, Kohli punches it off his back foot to extra cover where McCullum does well to stop it with a dive. 186/5

52.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 186/5

52.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli covers the line and allows it through. 186/5

52.6 R Ashwin to Taylor, Drama! Chance of a run out there, missed! Tossed up delivery on middle, Taylor tapped it in front of short leg and walked forward a bit. The fielder missed his quick shy at the striker's end and no one was backing it. Now the batsmen crossed for a single and van Wyk wanted the second. Taylor hesitated initially but then decided to take it. Now it was the turn of van Wyk to refuse and Taylor had to rush back. The throw came in at the bowler's end, the bails were dislodged but by that time Taylor reached with a full length dive. Poor calling! 218/5

52.5 R Ashwin to Taylor, Lunges forward and defends it down watchfully. 217/5

52.4 R Ashwin to Taylor, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 217/5

52.3 R Ashwin to Wyk, Off-spinner on off, curling down the leg side, van Wyk gets across for the sweep shot but misses. Dhoni fails to collect and they cross for a bye! 217/5

52.2 R Ashwin to Wyk, Floated off-spinner on off, van Wyk defends it off his front foot. 216/5

52.1 R Ashwin to Taylor, Flighted delivery on the leg stump line, Taylor flicked it through square leg for a single. 216/5

51.6 J Patel to Dhoni, Touch short in length and spinning back, Dhoni goes on the back foot to punch it through the line but it curls back and comes off the inside portion of the bat. Back to the bowler and Patel does the fielding. 186/5

51.5 J Patel to Kohli, Floated full delivery on middle, Kohli whips it across the line for a single at deep mid-wicket. 186/5

51.4 J Patel to Kohli, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 185/5

51.3 J Patel to Dhoni, Flicks it with the spin to square leg and crosses for a hesitant single. 185/5

51.2 J Patel to Dhoni, FOUR! He doesn't miss often! Patel drops it short around off, Dhoni shifts his weight on the back foot and packs a punch through covers for a powerful boundary. Lots of bottom hand in that shot! 184/5

51.1 J Patel to Dhoni, Quicker off-spinner outside off, Dhoni looks to cut it off his back foot but misses. 180/5

51.6 P Ojha to Wyk, On the pads, helped to the on side but straight to square leg. 215/5

51.5 P Ojha to Wyk, Tossed up delivery on off, defended off the front foot by van Wyk. 215/5

Kruger van Wyk is the new batsman out in the middle, replacing Franklin.

51.4 P Ojha to Franklin, OUT! Raina takes a stinger! Ojha bags a wicket off a full toss. On the pads at 80.7 kph, Franklin flicks it in the air on the leg side and Raina dives full length to his left to snap a ripper of a catch at mid-wicket. A bonus wicket for India and New Zealand are 215/5! 215/5

51.3 P Ojha to Taylor, Skidding down the leg side, Taylor fails to flick it and it comes off the pads. "Catch it" is the shout but it goes wide of leg slip and they cross. Leg bye signaled! 215/4

51.2 P Ojha to Taylor, Loopy ball on middle and off, Taylor goes back in defense. Taylor has slowed down in his 90s! 214/4

51.1 P Ojha to Taylor, Flighted delivery on middle, defended to short leg. 214/4

50.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Kohli shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 180/5

50.5 Tim Southee to Kohli, Way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman. 180/5

50.4 Tim Southee to Dhoni, On the pads at 120.8 kph, flicked through square leg for one. 180/5

Skipper MS Dhoni arrives in the middle, replacing Raina.

50.3 Tim Southee to Raina, OUT! A poor delivery fetches a wicket for Southee and he gets his third scalp. Hurls in a length delivery, sliding down the leg side at 131.9 kph, Raina attempts to flick it off his pads but fails to cleanly execute it. It brushes the face of the bat and van Wyk grabs a fine catch behind the stumps by diving to his right. Raina is cross with himself and walks back disappointed. End of a 99-run stand and India are 179/5, trailing by 186! 179/5

50.2 Tim Southee to Raina, Length delivery shaping back into the batsman at 131.2 kph, Raina defends it from the crease. 179/4

50.1 Tim Southee to Raina, FOUR! Greets the batsman with a boundary! A gentle loosener by Southee, short and wide outside off at 129.9 kph, Raina latches onto it and cracks it through point for a boundary. 100th boundary for Raina in Tests! 179/4

50.6 R Ashwin to Franklin, Stays back and punches it down to covers. 214/4

50.5 R Ashwin to Franklin, Bowls it slower through the air and drops it on a full length on off, Franklin gets forward and pushes it to covers. 214/4

50.4 R Ashwin to Franklin, FOUR! Poor delivery, short in length on middle, Franklin leans across and flicks it sweetly through square leg for a boundary. 214/4

50.3 R Ashwin to Franklin, Offers the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 210/4

50.2 R Ashwin to Franklin, Touch short in length on off, Franklin goes back and defends it down. 210/4

50.1 R Ashwin to Taylor, Helps it off his pads through square leg for a single. 210/4

Tim Southee comes back into the attack.

49.6 J Patel to Kohli, Pushes it quicker through the air at 97.8 kph, around off, Kohli pushes it to covers and looks for a single. He is sent back by Raina. 175/4

49.5 J Patel to Kohli, Floated full delivery on middle, clipped off the pads to mid-wicket. 175/4

49.4 J Patel to Kohli, Leans forward and flicks it with the spin to mid-wicket. 175/4

49.3 J Patel to Kohli, Touch short in length and shaping back into the batsman, Kohli uses his crease and defends it in front of short leg. 175/4

49.2 J Patel to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on middle, Kohli defends it with the spin to the leg side. 175/4

49.1 J Patel to Kohli, Flighted off-spinner on off, Kohli got forward in defense. 175/4

49.6 P Ojha to Taylor, Another poor delivery, short and wide down the leg side, Taylor looks to pull it but misses. Dhoni fumbles and they steal a bye. 209/4

49.5 P Ojha to Taylor, Flighted full delivery on off, Taylor gets on the front foot and drives it to covers. 208/4

49.4 P Ojha to Taylor, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 208/4

49.3 P Ojha to Taylor, Very poor delivery, way down the leg side and short as well, Taylor attempts for a massive pull but misses. Something comes off from his wrist band and luckily doesn't fall on the stumps. 208/4

49.2 P Ojha to Taylor, Flighted delivery on middle, Taylor got forward and defended it back. 208/4

49.1 P Ojha to Taylor, Flatter and quicker delivery down the leg side, Taylor failed to flick it. 208/4

48.6 J Franklin to S Raina, Puts it on a full length around off and gets a hint of movement, Raina presses forward in defense and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 175/4

48.5 J Franklin to Raina, Length delivery around off at 124.9 kph, Raina camps back and steers it straight to point. 175/4

48.4 J Franklin to Kohli, Back of a length delivery on middle, Kohli taps it to mid-wicket and scampers across for a single. 175/4

48.3 J Franklin to Kohli, Good length delivery angling away, Kohli stays back and defends it with an angled bat to point. 174/4

48.2 J Franklin to Kohli, FOUR! Fine, fine shot! A juicy half-volley on middle, Kohli gets on the front foot and pushes it down with a dead straight bat. Pure timing and it scoots away to the boundary. 174/4

48.1 J Franklin to Kohli, Angles across a fuller length delivery, wide outside off, Kohli leans forward and drives it to covers. 170/4

Pragyan Ojha comes back into the attack.

48.6 R Ashwin to Franklin, Gets back and presents a straight bat in defense. 208/4

48.5 R Ashwin to Franklin, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 208/4

48.4 R Ashwin to Franklin, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 208/4

48.3 R Ashwin to Franklin, Flatter delivery sliding down the leg side, Franklin looks to flick it but misses. There is a sound as it goes past the batsman, Dhoni collects it and then appeals. He quickly bails out after realizing that it brushed the thigh pad. 208/4

48.2 R Ashwin to Franklin, Skips down the track and yorks himself. Looks to heave it across the line but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 208/4

48.1 R Ashwin to Franklin, Loopy ball on off, Franklin gets on the front foot and defends. 208/4

47.6 J Patel to Raina, Gives it some extra air and bowls it at 85 kph, around off, Raina looks to cut it but gets an inside edge onto the boot of van Wyk. 170/4

47.5 J Patel to Raina, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 170/4

47.4 J Patel to Raina, Flighted delivery on off, little short again, Raina punches it in front of point. 170/4

47.3 J Patel to S Raina, Touch short in length outside off, Raina cuts it uppishly to point and it goes on a bounce to the point fielder. 170/4

47.2 J Patel to Raina, Sliding down the leg side, Raina leaves it alone while van Wyk fumbles. They take a couple of byes. 170/4

47.1 J Patel to Raina, Flighted delivery on middle, defended off the back foot by Raina. 168/4

47.6 U Yadav to Franklin, Little short in length on middle and leg, Franklin eases it to fine leg for one. 208/4

47.5 U Yadav to Taylor, Fraction short in length on off at 123.6 kph, Taylor camps back and punches it to covers for one. 207/4

47.4 U Yadav to Taylor, FOUR! This is poor bowling, short and very wide outside off at 144 kph, Taylor climbs onto it and whacks it through cover-point for a boundary. Tendulkar is there in the deep but he had no chance of stopping it. 206/4

The 107-run stand between Flynn and Taylor was the best for fourth wicket by a Kiwi pair in India. The previous best was 91 by Nathan Astle and Scott Styris.

47.3 U Yadav to Taylor, Some chin music for the batsman, Taylor lets that bouncer through to the wicket-keeper. 202/4

47.2 U Yadav to Franklin, Short delivery on the leg stump line, Franklin is caught in an awkward position and gloves it down to fine leg. A single. 202/4

47.1 U Yadav to Taylor, Comes from round the wicket for the right-hander and delivers a shortish delivery around off. Taylor goes back and punches it through cover-point for one. 201/4

We're back for the evening session. 40 overs are left in the day. The players are already in the middle and Jeetan Patel to bowl first up...

Day 2, third session...

Mixed session for both sides! New Zealand enjoyed the first half by removing Sehwag and Tendulkar in quick succession but then the young batting duo of Raina and Kohli steadied the ship and are amidst an 88-run stand. Suresh Raina, in particular, was in attacking mood from the onset but slowed down once he inched closer to his half-century. This stand will be crucial for India and the tourists would be hoping to break it soon after the break. Join us in a while...

46.6 J Franklin to Kohli, Bowls it full and wide outside off, Kohli once again leaves it alone to complete the over. Tea on day 2! 168/4

46.5 J Franklin to Kohli, Angles across a full delivery, outside off, Kohli covers the line and allows it through. 168/4

46.4 J Franklin to Kohli, Fuller length delivery on middle at 127.4 kph, Kohli helps it off his pads to the leg side where Flynn stops it with a dive at square leg. 168/4

46.3 J Franklin to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 168/4

46.2 J Franklin to V Kohli, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Kohli unfurls his off drive a shade early and plays it uppishly towards mid off. Goes on a bounce to the fielder. 168/4

46.1 J Franklin to Kohli, Too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 168/4

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46.6 R Ashwin to Franklin, A perfect front foot defense by Franklin to end the over. 200/4

46.5 R Ashwin to Franklin, Sliding down the leg side, Franklin turns it off his pads to square leg. 200/4

46.4 R Ashwin to Franklin, Touch short in length on off, Franklin goes on the back foot and punches it to covers. 200/4

46.3 R Ashwin to Franklin, Fuller in length again, on middle, defended back to the bowler. 200/4

46.2 R Ashwin to Franklin, Floated full delivery on off, defended off the front foot. 200/4

46.1 R Ashwin to Taylor, Very full in length on off, Taylor forces it to long on for a single. 200 up for NZ! 200/4

James Franklin is back on for the last over before tea.

Seventh Test fifty for Raina, second at home and first against NZ!

45.6 J Patel to Raina, Tossed up delivery on off, spinning away, Raina plays it late and guides it to third man for a couple. Lovely knock by him and he acknowledges the crowd by raising his bat. Well appreciated by his teammates in the dressing room. 168/4

45.5 J Patel to Raina, Loopy ball on middle, defended from the crease. 166/4

45.4 J Patel to Raina, Flighted delivery on middle and off, Raina drew forward in defense. 166/4

45.3 J Patel to Raina, Gets on the front foot and defends it with soft hands. Remains on 49! 166/4

45.2 J Patel to Raina, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 166/4

45.1 J Patel to S Raina, Gives it some extra loop and serves a full delivery on off, Raina drives it through the line but McCullum stops it with a dive inside the circle at short cover. 166/4

45.6 U Yadav to Franklin, Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it. A testing over for Franklin! 199/4

45.5 U Yadav to Franklin, Ouch! Yadav drops another short delivery at 144.0 kph, on middle, Franklin looks to duck it but gets hit on the right arm. 199/4

45.4 U Yadav to Franklin, Back of a length delivery angling into the batsman, Franklin defends it from the crease. 199/4

45.3 U Yadav to Franklin, Remains on the back foot and defends it down. 199/4

45.2 U Yadav to Franklin, Comes from round the wicket and hurls a short delivery around off, Franklin drops his wrists and allows it through. 199/4

45.1 U Yadav to Franklin, Fullish delivery on off at 143.1 kph, Franklin punches it down through mid off for a couple. Umpire Gould is asking for the artificial lights to come on. 199/4

44.6 T Boult to Kohli, Very wide outside off at 143.0 kph, Kohli allows it through to the keeper. 166/4

44.5 T Boult to Kohli, Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. 166/4

44.4 T Boult to Kohli, FOUR! Good length delivery sliding down the leg side at 138.9 kph, Kohli glances it off his hips and neatly deflects it to the fine leg boundary. 166/4

44.3 T Boult to Kohli, Darts in a short delivery at 138.0 kph, on off, Kohli sways away form the line. 162/4

44.2 T Boult to Kohli, Fuller length delivery outside off, Kohli leans across to play it through mid-wicket but fails to close the face of the bat in time. Ends up playing it straight to mid off. 162/4

44.1 T Boult to Kohli, Fires across a full length delivery at 86.2 mph, Kohli has nothing to do with it. 162/4

44.6 R Ashwin to Taylor, Top spinner around off, Taylor gets deep inside the crease and defends it back to the bowler. A maiden over! 197/4

44.5 R Ashwin to Taylor, Slow off-spinner on off, Taylor defends it from the crease. 197/4

44.4 R Ashwin to Taylor, Serves a fuller delivery on middle, Taylor walks down and hits it straight to mid off. 197/4

44.3 R Ashwin to Taylor, Flatter delivery wide outside off, Taylor walks across and taps it in front of point. 197/4

44.2 R Ashwin to Taylor, Loopy delivery on middle, Taylor shuffles across and blocks it down. 197/4

44.1 R Ashwin to Taylor, Flighted full delivery around off, Taylor gets forward and defends it back. 197/4

43.6 J Patel to Raina, Floated delivery on middle and off, Raina leaned forward and pushed it back to the bowler. 162/4

43.5 J Patel to Raina, Loopy delivery around off, Raina watches the line closely, picks the off-spinner and allows it through. 162/4

43.4 J Patel to Kohli, Quicker off-spinner, spinning sharply down the leg side, Kohli flicks it uppishly past square leg for a run. 162/4

43.3 J Patel to Kohli, Flighted delivery curling back into the batsman, Kohli defends it watchfully from the crease. 161/4

43.2 J Patel to Kohli, Flighted full delivery on middle, Kohli defends it softly to mid on. 161/4

43.1 J Patel to Kohli, Off-spinner on off, Kohli defends it off his back foot to mid-wicket. 161/4

43.6 U Yadav to Franklin, Full length delivery on middle and off at 143.9 kph, Franklin gets on the front foot and pushes it back to the bowler. Yadav picks it up and threatens to throw. And the crowd roars! 197/4

43.5 U Yadav to Franklin, Another short delivery on middle at 144 kph, Franklin ducks. 197/4

43.4 U Yadav to Franklin, Fuller length delivery on the leg stump line at 143.1 kph, Franklin tucks it off his pads to square leg. 197/4

43.3 U Yadav to Franklin, Darts in a short delivery around off, shaping away, Franklin arches back, drops his wrists and allows it through. 197/4

43.2 U Yadav to Franklin, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Franklin rocks back and defends it down solidly. 197/4

43.1 U Yadav to Franklin, Length delivery sliding down the leg side, Franklin fails to work it off his pads. 197/4

42.6 T Boult to Raina, Arrows another full delivery, on off, Raina defends it from the crease. 161/4

42.6 T Boult to Raina, Boult oversteps! Angles in a full delivery, Raina gets behind the line and blocks. 161/4

42.5 T Boult to Raina, Flashes his blade at a full delivery outside off and gets a bottom edge. It falls safely in front of the slip cordon. 160/4

42.4 T Boult to Raina, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 160/4

42.3 T Boult to Raina, Sliding down the leg side, Raina fails to flick it and it catches his pads. The ball rolls towards leg gully and the keeper stops it. 160/4

42.2 T Boult to Raina, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 160/4

42.1 T Boult to Raina, On middle, helped off the pads to square leg. 160/4

42.6 R Ashwin to Franklin, Flatter delivery down the leg side at 91.5 kph, Franklin fails to flick it but misses. It catches his pads and rolls to short fine leg for a leg bye. 197/4

42.5 R Ashwin to Franklin, Tossed up delivery on off, Franklin drew forward in defense. 196/4

42.4 R Ashwin to Franklin, Presses forward and defends it down watchfully. 196/4

42.3 Ashwin to Franklin, Floated off-spinner on off, Franklin got forward for defense and it took the inside edge onto the pads. They appealed but the umpire shook his head. 196/4

James Franklin walks out in the middle at number 6, replacing Flynn.

42.2 Ashwin to Flynn, OUT! Another one trapped in front! Ashwin delivers an off-spinner on middle at 85.1 kph and Flynn attempts to sweep it across the line. He misses it completely, gets rapped on the pads and umpire Davis raises his finger. Third time in a row Flynn has got out LBW to Ashwin in the series. Poor technique! End of a century stand and New Zealand are 196/4! 196/4

42.1 R Ashwin to Flynn, Slow loopy delivery on off, Flynn defends it off his front foot. 196/3

41.6 J Patel to Raina, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single. 160/4

41.6 J Patel to Raina, It's a NO BALL! Loopy delivery on off, spinning away, Raina stretches forward for a defense but is beaten by the turn. van Wyk is quick to dislodge the bails and appeals to the square leg umpire. Third umpire is called and in the very first frame, the replays show that Patel has overstepped. Very lucky for the batsman as further replays show that Raina's back foot was in the air when the bails came off. He survives! 159/4

Appeal for a stumping against Raina. Referred upstairs...

41.5 J Patel to Raina, Works it off his pads but straight to sort leg. 158/4

41.4 J Patel to Raina, Fuller delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler. 158/4

41.3 J Patel to Kohli, Once again curling down the leg side, Kohli deflects it off his pads to fine leg and ambles across for a run. 158/4

41.2 J Patel to Kohli, Spinning down the leg side, Kohli helps it off his pads to square leg. 157/4

41.1 J Patel to Kohli, Quicker off-spinner on off, Kohli goes back and punches it to point. 157/4

41.6 U Yadav to Taylor, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it at the last moment. 196/3

41.5 U Yadav to Taylor, FOUR! Yadav arrows in a full length delivery, on middle at 142.5 kph, Taylor leans across and flicks it handsomely through square leg for a boundary. 196/3

100 stand up between Taylor and Flynn!

41.4 U Yadav to Taylor, FOUR! No half measures there! Short and wide outside off, a poor delivery, Taylor latches onto it and smacks it over point for a boundary. Lovely partnership and it came in quick time as well. 192/3

41.3 U Yadav to Taylor, Spears in a full delivery at 140 kph, Taylor defends it down to mid on. 188/3

41.2 U Yadav to Flynn, Angles across a length delivery, Flynn rocks back and punches it to covers for a single. 188/3

41.1 U Yadav to Flynn, Good length delivery outside off, 134.2 kph, pushed away towards cover. 187/3

Change of ends for Jeetan Patel.

40.6 T Boult to Raina, Good length delivery on middle and off at 141.9 kph, Raina gets squared up in defense and it takes the outside edge of the bat. Luckily for the batsman it drops in front of the gully fielder. 157/4

40.5 T Boult to Kohli, Comes from round the wicket and angles in a full length delivery, on middle at 132.6 kph, Kohli tucks it through square leg for one. 157/4

40.4 T Boult to Kohli, FOUR! An eye-soothing boundary! A juicy half-volley outside off at 139.6 kph, Kohli gets forward with a big stride and threads it straight down the ground through mid off for a boundary. 156/4

40.3 T Boult to Raina, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 152/4

40.2 T Boult to Raina, Length delivery around off, Raina defends it from the crease. 151/4

40.1 T Boult to Raina, Shoulders his arms to let that one through. 151/4

Umesh Yadav is back on.

40.6 R Ashwin to Taylor, Loopy delivery on the leg stump line, spinning down, Taylor fails to defend and is hit on the pads. 187/3

40.5 R Ashwin to Taylor, Quicker delivery, full and on middle, Taylor defends it from the crease. 187/3

40.4 R Ashwin to Taylor, Spinning down the leg side, Taylor fails to flick it and it brushes his pads. Kohli collects it at leg slip. 187/3

40.3 R Ashwin to Taylor, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 187/3

40.2 R Ashwin to Taylor, Loopy delivery on middle, Taylor helps it off his pads to mid-wicket. 187/3

40.1 R Ashwin to Taylor, Flighted delivery outside leg, Taylor defends it with his bat and pad together. 187/3

Trent Boult is back for another spell.

39.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Very wide outside off and Kohli is in no mood to flirt with it. 151/4

39.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, Too full in length on off, Kohli defends it off his front foot. 151/4

39.4 D Bracewell to Kohli, Bowls it on a good length wide outside off, Kohli has another easy leave. 151/4

39.3 D Bracewell to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 151/4

39.2 D Bracewell to Kohli, Identical to the last delivery, Kohli gives it the same treatment, only difference was that it didn't carry to the keeper as van Wyk collects it on a bounce. 151/4

39.1 D Bracewell to Kohli, Good length delivery in the channel around off, Kohli shoulders his arms and it carries nicely into the gloves of the keeper. 151/4

39.6 Z Khan to Flynn, FOUR! Zaheer dishes out a back of a length delivery around off at 134.5 kph, Flynn camps back and crunches it through covers for a boundary. 187/3

39.5 Z Khan to Flynn, Presses on the front foot and defends it down watchfully. 183/3

39.4 Z Khan to Flynn, Turns it off his pads through square leg and comes back for second. 183/3

39.3 Z Khan to Flynn, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 181/3

39.2 Z Khan to Flynn, Outside off, holding its line, Flynn pokes inside the line and misses. 181/3

39.1 Z Khan to R Taylor, Chance of a run out! Missed! Full length delivery on middle, Taylor taps it off his pads to mid-wicket and sets off for a risky single. Hesitation from the non-striker but eventually he sprints to the other end. Gambhir takes his time, aims at the stumps at the striker's end but misses the target. Flynn makes it through with a dive. Direct hit would have been curtains for Flynn! This is now the highest fourth wicket partnership for New Zealand against India. 181/3

38.6 J Patel to Raina, Leans forward and blocks it down safely. 151/4

38.5 J Patel to Raina, Sliding down the leg side, Raina fails to flick it but misses. 151/4

38.4 J Patel to Kohli, Helps it off his pads to square leg and crosses. 151/4

38.3 J Patel to Raina, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers for one. 150 up for India! 150/4

38.2 J Patel to Raina, Flatter delivery on middle, punched off the back foot to covers. 149/4

38.1 J Patel to Raina, Touch short in length outside off, cut straight to point. 149/4

New Zealand have scored 14 boundaries since Lunch. 10 off those have been from Taylor's bat. Only 8 singles taken by the pair.

38.6 R Ashwin to Taylor, Helps it with the spin to square leg and crosses. 180/3

38.5 R Ashwin to Flynn, Flatter delivery on the pads, eased away to fine leg for one. 179/3

38.4 R Ashwin to Flynn, FOUR! New Zealand counter attacking here! Loopy delivery on off, Flynn gets down on one knee and sweeps it firmly through square leg for a boundary. 178/3

38.3 R Ashwin to Flynn, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 174/3

38.2 R Ashwin to Flynn, Gets on the front foot and defends it down watchfully. 174/3

38.1 R Ashwin to D Flynn, FOUR! Flynn growing in confidence as well! A floated full delivery outside off at 87.1 kph, Flynn gets forward and forces it past mid off for a boundary. 174/3

37.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 149/4

37.5 D Bracewell to Raina, Another confusion over a single and this time they decide to take it eventually. A full delivery outside off, Raina pushes it off his front foot to covers and rushes to the other end. Kohli was ball watching but then responds. In the meanwhile, the throw comes in towards the striker's end but it hits Kohli. van Wyk appeals for the obstruction but then withdraws it. 149/4

37.4 D Bracewell to Kohli, Turns it off his pads to mid-wicket for a single. 148/4

37.3 D Bracewell to Kohli, FOUR! Glorious! Full delivery on off at 134.6 kph, Kohli gets on the front foot and unveils a terrific on drive for a boundary. Lovely follow through of a straight bat and pure timing along with exquisite placement. 147/4

37.2 D Bracewell to Kohli, Fuller length delivery outside off, Kohli executes a lovely cover drive but finds Williamson inside the ring. 143/4

37.1 D Bracewell to Kohli, Muted appeal for an LBW! Arrows in a full length delivery, on middle and sliding down at 133.1 kph, Kohli fails to flick it and is rapped on the pads. They appeal but to no avail. 143/4

37.6 Z Khan to R Taylor, Edgy! Full length delivery on middle and off, Taylor gets squared up in defense and it takes the outside edge. The ball rolls through gully and they pick two. 170/3

37.5 Z Khan to Taylor, Bowls it full and around off, curving away, Taylor covers the line and shoulders his arms. 168/3

37.4 Z Khan to Taylor, FOUR! Bullet! Zaheer over-pitches outside off at 137.3 kph, Taylor takes his front leg to the pitch of the delivery and bludgeons it through extra cover for a brutal boundary. That reached the fence in a flash! Taylor has hit 10 boundaries post lunch, he is unleashing here! 168/3

37.3 Z Khan to Flynn, On the pads, helped to mid-wicket for a single. 164/3

37.2 Z Khan to Flynn, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 163/3

37.1 Z Khan to Flynn, Outside off, left alone. 163/3

36.6 J Patel to Raina, Slider on off, skidding on with the angle, Raina defends it off his back foot. 143/4

36.5 J Patel to Raina, Flighted off-spinner on middle, defended off the front foot. 143/4

36.4 J Patel to Raina, Quicker and flatter off-spinner outside off, touch short in length as well, Raina rocks back and punches it through covers for a couple. 143/4

36.3 J Patel to Raina, Once again shifts his weight on the front foot and defends it down calmly. 141/4

36.2 J Patel to Raina, Loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, Raina prods forward and defends it down. 141/4

36.1 J Patel to Raina, Jumps out of the crease and blocks it back to the bowler. 141/4

36.6 R Ashwin to Taylor, Gets across and flicks it off his pads to leg gully. 163/3

36.5 R Ashwin to Flynn, Tossed up delivery on middle, Flynn drew forward for defense and got an inside edge onto the pads. The ball ballooned in the air but there was no short leg in place. They pick up a single. India on the defense! 163/3

36.4 R Ashwin to Taylor, Flicks it in front of square leg and pinches a single. 162/3

36.3 R Ashwin to Taylor, FOUR! Taylor is on fire! Loopy delivery on middle, spinning down a bit, Taylor shuffles across a bit and deflects it off his pads past leg slip for a boundary. 161/3

36.2 R Ashwin to Taylor, Gets across and flicks it off his pads to short leg. 157/3

36.1 R Ashwin to Taylor, Tossed up delivery on middle, defended back. 157/3

35.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Arrows in a full length delivery at 131.9 kph, Kohli is solidly behind the line in defense. 141/4

35.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, Puts it on a length outside off at 132.6 kph, Kohli shoulders his arms. 141/4

35.4 D Bracewell to Kohli, Straying on the pads at 132.4 kph, Kohli flicks it off his pads through square leg for a couple. 141/4

35.3 D Bracewell to Kohli, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 139/4

35.2 D Bracewell to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 139/4

35.1 D Bracewell to Kohli, Beaten first up! Fullish length delivery outside off, holding its line after landing, Kohli feels for it and gets beaten. 139/4

35.6 Z Khan to Flynn, Remains on the back foot and punches it down to mid on. 157/3

35.5 Khan to R Taylor, Good length delivery on middle, shaping away a shade, Taylor is squared up in defense and gets a little outside edge. It drops safely in front of gully. One run added to the total. 157/3

35.4 Z Khan to Taylor, FOUR! Quality shot! Just a shade over-pitched around middle and off at 138.4 kph, Taylor drives it on the up with a straight bat and caresses it down the ground for a boundary. 156/3

35.3 Z Khan to Taylor, FOUR! Brutal! A juicy half-volley wide outside off at 134.8 kph, Taylor reaches out for it and powers it through cover-point for a boundary. 152/3

35.2 Z Khan to Taylor, Gets right behind the line of the delivery, covers the movement and blocks it with a straight bat. 148/3

35.1 Z Khan to Taylor, Angles across a full length delivery, Taylor sticks back, pushes inside the line and misses. 148/3

Doug Bracewell comes back into the attack.

34.6 J Patel to Raina, FOUR! Terrible delivery, a long hop down the leg side at 91.8 kph, Raina swivels on the back foot and pulls it firmly to the long leg boundary. Lost his balance in the process and tumbled down in the crease. 139/4

34.5 J Patel to Raina, Tries to defend it off his front foot but misses and is hit on the pads. A stifled appeal from the keeper but nothing from the others. 135/4

34.4 J Patel to Raina, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 135/4

34.3 J Patel to Raina, FOUR! Pure timing! Slow loopy off-spinner on off, spinning away, Raina strides forward and crunches it through covers for a boundary. Elegant! 135/4

34.2 J Patel to Kohli, Tickles it off his pads to the leg side for a single. 131/4

50 stand up between Kohli and Raina!

34.1 J Patel to Kohli, SIX! Loopy delivery on off at 89.4 kph, Kohli jumps out of the crease and hoists it over wide long on for a biggie. Fantastic footwork! 130/4

34.6 R Ashwin to Flynn, Arrows in a full delivery, down the leg side, Flynn looks to sweep it but misses A stifled appeal for an LBW, but it is sliding down and hence the appeal is turned down. 148/3

34.5 R Ashwin to Flynn, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 146/3

34.4 R Ashwin to D Flynn, FOUR! Loopy delivery around off, spinning away, Flynn gets on the front foot for a drive but it takes the outside edge and travels through point for a boundary. 146/3

34.3 R Ashwin to Flynn, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 142/3

34.2 R Ashwin to Flynn, Tossed up delivery on middle and off, Flynn defends it from the crease. 142/3

34.1 R Ashwin to Taylor, Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total. This is now Ross Taylor's best Test score in India. 142/3

33.6 Tim Southee to Raina, Another delivery, angling into the batsman at 134.1 kph, Raina gets on the front foot in defense. 124/4

33.5 Tim Southee to Raina, Darts in a full length delivery, Raina defends it from the crease. 124/4

33.4 Tim Southee to Raina, Good length delivery in the region outside off, Raina looks to play at it from the back foot and misses. No need to play those! 124/4

33.3 Tim Southee to Raina, Turns it off his pads to the on side but finds square leg. 124/4

33.2 Tim Southee to Raina, Fuller length delivery outside off at 136.8 kph, Raina gets forward and drives it to mid off. 124/4

33.1 Tim Southee to Raina, Spears in a full delivery from round the wicket, Raina gets behind the line and defends it back. 124/4

Ashwin comes back into the attack.

33.6 Z Khan to Flynn, Puts it on a full length on off at 132.3 kph, Flynn strides forward and defends it down. 141/3

33.5 Z Khan to Flynn, Blocked it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 141/3

33.4 Z Khan to Flynn, Gets on the front foot and offers a straight bat in defense. 141/3

33.3 Z Khan to Flynn, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 141/3

33.2 Z Khan to Flynn, Length delivery in the corridor outside off, Flynn pokes inside the line and misses. 141/3

33.1 Z Khan to Flynn, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 141/3

Drinks break.

32.6 J Patel to Kohli, Leans forward and helps it with the spin to mid-wicket. 124/4

32.5 J Patel to Kohli, Goes back inside the crease and presents a straight bat in defense. 124/4

32.4 J Patel to Kohli, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 124/4

32.3 J Patel to Kohli, Flighted delivery on middle at 90.5 kph, Kohli flicked it with the spin to mid-wicket. 124/4

32.2 J Patel to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on middle, pushed down the mid on. 124/4

32.1 J Patel to Kohli, FOUR! Floated full delivery outside off at 91.3 kph, Kohli leans into the drive and bludgeons it through covers for a boundary. 124/4

32.6 P Ojha to Taylor, FOUR! Loopy delivery again, outside off and curling away, Taylor is not to the pitch of the ball but goes through with his shot. Drives it with the outside half of the blade through point for a boundary. 16 runs off the over! 50-stand comes up as well! 141/3

17th Test fifty for Ross Taylor, second against India and fifth as a skipper

32.5 P Ojha to R Taylor, FOUR! Fireworks! Flighted delivery on off, Taylor shimmies down the track and muscles it through extra cover for a powerful boundary. Nice knock by the skipper! 137/3

32.4 P Ojha to Taylor, Full delivery on middle, skidding on, Taylor draws forward for defense but misses and gets hit on the pads. They appeal but the umpire is not interested. 133/3

32.3 P Ojha to Taylor, Flatter delivery outside off, an arm ball, Taylor shoulders his arms. 133/3

32.2 P Ojha to Taylor, FOUR! Poor bowling, full and down the leg side at 89.4 kph, Taylor sweeps it easily to the fine leg boundary. 133/3

32.1 P Ojha to Taylor, FOUR! Nice loopy delivery around off at 83.8 kph, spinning away a shade, Taylor gets on the front foot and opens the face late to guide it through point for a boundary. 129/3

31.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Fuller length delivery on off at 135.7 kph, Kohli looks to play it straight but it takes the inside half of the blade and travels to mid-wicket for a single. 120/4

31.5 Tim Southee to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 119/4

31.4 Tim Southee to Kohli, Fuller length delivery outside off, Kohli lets it through. 119/4

31.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off at 133.0 kph, Kohli leaves it alone. 119/4

31.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Pitched up delivery outside off, shaping away, Kohli has nothing to do with it. 119/4

31.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, Serves a fuller length delivery outside off, Kohli shoulders his arms. 119/4

31.6 Z Khan to D Flynn, Puts it on a fuller length outside off at 128.3 kph, Flynn drives it off his front foot to mid off. 125/3

Physio is out in the middle. Hopefully nothing serious with Ojha.

31.5 Z Khan to Taylor, Zaheer offers width outside off at 131.3 kph, Taylor strokes it through extra cover. The mid off fielder ran after the ball as the cover fielder left it. Ojha pulled it back near the ropes and they take three. Ojha landed on his right elbow while pulling it back and is down in some pain. 125/3

31.4 Z Khan to Taylor, Angles in a full delivery again, Taylor remains back and blocks it back. 122/3

31.3 Z Khan to Taylor, Pitched full around off at 127.9 kph, Taylor pushed it off his front foot to mid off. 122/3

31.2 Z Khan to Taylor, Spears in a full delivery, on middle and off, Taylor gets on the front foot with his defense. 122/3

31.1 Z Khan to Taylor, Comes from round the wicket and serves a length delivery down the leg side, Taylor fails to flick it off his pads. 122/3

30.6 J Patel to Raina, Loopy delivery on off, defended off the front foot by Raina. 119/4

30.5 J Patel to Raina, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 119/4

30.4 J Patel to S Raina, Leans forward for a defense and gets an inside edge onto the pads. "Catch" is the call but it falls well short of short leg. 119/4

30.3 J Patel to Raina, Quicker off-spinner outside off at 94.2 kph, Raina pushed at it and was beaten by the turn. 119/4

30.2 J Patel to Raina, SIX! Biggie! Flighted off-spinner outside off, spinning away at 87.0 kph, Raina leaned into the shot and lofted it handsomely over covers for a maximum. Typical T20 shot! 119/4

30.1 J Patel to Raina, Tossed up delivery on middle, Raina drew forward in defense. 113/4

Zaheer Khan into the attack now.

30.6 P Ojha to Taylor, Once again gets down on one knee and sweeps it to deep square leg for one. 122/3

30.5 P Ojha to Taylor, FOUR! Rocket! Floated delivery on middle, Taylor gets down on one knee and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 121/3

30.4 P Ojha to Taylor, Oohhh.. nice delivery, drifting into the batsman and spinning away after pitching, Taylor looks to drive it through the line but gets beaten. 117/3

30.3 P Ojha to Taylor, Flatter delivery outside off, touch short in length and holding its line, Taylor attempts to cut it but misses. 117/3

30.2 P Ojha to Taylor, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 117/3

30.1 P Ojha to R Taylor, FOUR! Excellent shot! Tossed up delivery around off, an over-pitched one, Taylor got forward and drilled it through extra cover for a boundary. 117/3

Jeetan Patel comes back into the attack from the Beml End.

29.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, Fullish ball again, wide outside off, shouldered arms by Kohli. 113/4

29.6 Tim Southee to Kohli, No ball called for overstepping! Fuller length delivery on off, once again defended off the front foot. 113/4

29.5 Tim Southee to Kohli, Angles in a full length delivery, on off, Kohli leans forward and blocks. 112/4

29.4 Tim Southee to Kohli, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 112/4

29.3 Tim Southee to Kohli, Puts it on a full length around off, Kohli defends it off his front foot to covers. 112/4

29.2 Tim Southee to Kohli, Serves a fuller length delivery outside off, Kohli covers the line and shoulders his arms. 112/4

29.1 Tim Southee to Kohli, Fullish length delivery on off, Kohli defends it from the crease to the off side. 112/4

29.6 R Ashwin to Flynn, FOUR! Terrible misfiled in the deep! Floated full delivery outside off, Flynn remains inside the crease and guides it through point. Yadav rushes to the ball from inside the circle but fumbles with his slide and it sneaks past him to meet the fence. 113/3

29.5 R Ashwin to Flynn, Tosses it up around off, Flynn gets on the front foot and defends it to the off side. 109/3

29.4 R Ashwin to Flynn, Loopy delivery on middle, defended off the inside edge to square leg. Taylor wants the run but is sent back. 109/3

29.3 R Ashwin to Flynn, Flatter delivery on off, skidding on with the angle, Flynn goes on the back foot and punches it to covers. 109/3

29.2 R Ashwin to Taylor, Full on middle and leg, Taylor walks across a bit and flicks it through mid-wicket for one. 109/3

29.1 R Ashwin to Taylor, Starts the session with a carrom ball on the middle and leg stump line, Taylor flicks it to mid-wicket. 108/3

28.6 T Boult to Raina, Room on offer outside off at 138.0 kph, Raina flashes his blade through the line and gets a bottom edge behind the stumps. 112/4

28.5 T Boult to Raina, Outside off, Raina chases it and guides it in front of gully. 112/4

28.4 T Boult to S Raina, Almost drags it on! Length delivery outside off at 138.9 kph, Raina stays back and attempts to push at it away from his body. Gets a thick inside edge and it goes past the stumps to fine leg. They manage to come back for the second. 112/4

28.3 T Boult to Raina, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 110/4

28.2 T Boult to Kohli, Fuller ball on the pads, flicked through square leg for a single. 110/4

28.1 T Boult to Kohli, Good length delivery in the zone outside off at 138.4 kph, Kohli pushes inside the line and misses. 109/4

Welcome back for the post lunch session. The players are making their way out in the middle. Ravichandran Aswhin to bowl first up...

Day 1, second session...

All the bowlers apart from Umesh Yadav were impressive. India would look to get a breakthrough quickly after Lunch and then run through the inexperienced lower order. Join us back at 0640 GMT (1210 IST) to see how the second session pans out...

The Kiwis have not only lived by the sword, they have died by it too. Three wickets in one session is a bit too many, and in the end, even though India have conceded boundaries at hemorrhaging rate, they will take this score right now. Guptill and Williamson did some excellent repair job, before being dismissed in quick succession.

An enthralling session of cricket then. New Zealand have gone at everything that has come their way and scored a whopping 108 runs, close to 4 runs per over nearly. This was after a sedate start and losing McCullum early.

28.6 Z Khan to Flynn, Down the leg side, 132.7 kph, Flynn flicks this away nicely through mid-wicket. Again, the crowd finds its voice as Sachin Tendulkar chases it down from fine leg. Two runs taken. LUNCH ON DAY 1, NEW ZEALAND 108/3! 108/3

28.5 Z Khan to Flynn, Full outside off, 131.2 kph, driven straight to mid off now. 106/3

28.4 Z Khan to Flynn, Landed on middle, pushed straight to mid-wicket. 106/3

28.3 Z Khan to D Flynn, Half volley outside off, 129 kph, driven straight to short cover. 106/3

28.2 Z Khan to Flynn, Action replay of the previous delivery. 106/3

28.1 Z Khan to Flynn, Full outside off, 128.2 kph, left alone by Flynn. 106/3

Slight hold up in play. Raina seems to have hurt himself while diving and is attended by the physio.

27.6 Tim Southee to Raina, Confusion over a run! Good length delivery on middle and off, Raina bunts it in front of mid off and sprints down for a single. He is mid-way down the track but Kohli turns his back on him. The fielder rushes to the ball but misses his shy at the striker's end as Raina reaches to the crease with a dive. He is not happy with Kohli as it was his call. Rightly so! 109/4

27.5 Tim Southee to Raina, Fuller length delivery sliding down the leg side, Raina fails to flick it. 109/4

27.4 Tim Southee to Raina, Bouncer on middle at 134.6 kph, Raina sits under that bouncer. 109/4

27.3 Tim Southee to Raina, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Raina defends it off his back foot to covers. 109/4

27.2 Tim Southee to Raina, FOUR! Silky! Length delivery on off at 134.3 kph, Raina gets forward and drives it crisply through covers for a glorious boundary. 109/4

27.2 Tim Southee to Raina, Wide! Here comes the bouncer, but it is way down the leg side and Raina leaves it. Waste of energy! 105/4

27.1 Tim Southee to Raina, FOUR! Sweet! Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Raina remains on the back foot and sweetly strokes it through point for a boundary. 104/4

27.6 P Ojha to R Taylor, Full outside off, driven straight to mid off. 106/3

27.5 P Ojha to Taylor, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 106/3

27.4 P Ojha to Taylor, Another forward defense. 106/3

27.3 P Ojha to Taylor, Full outside off, solidly defended. 106/3

27.2 P Ojha to Taylor, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 106/3

27.1 P Ojha to Taylor, Rash shot from Taylor. With just minutes to go for Lunch. Full outside off, Taylor goes for the slog sweep and nearly gives a straightforward catch to Gambhir at square leg. The ball lands just short. 106/3

Tim Southee replaces Bracewell in the attack from the Pavilion End.

26.6 T Boult to Kohli, Angling away from the right-hander, outside off at 138.5 kph, Kohli reaches out for it and steers it straight to point. 100/4

26.5 T Boult to Raina, Full length delivery on off, Raina presses forward and nudges it to covers for a quick single. 100 up for India! 100/4

26.4 T Boult to Raina, Fraction short in length outside off, Raina remains on the back foot and taps it in front of point. 99/4

26.3 T Boult to Raina, Puts it on a fuller length on off at 141.1 kph, Raina gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 99/4

26.2 T Boult to Raina, Beautiful delivery, on a good length and in the corridor outside off, hint of away shape there, Raina feels for it and gets beaten. 99/4

26.1 T Boult to Kohli, Boult strays on the pads, Kohli flicks it through square leg for a single. 99/4

26.6 Khan to Flynn, Full on leg stump, 132.6 kph, Flynn looks to flick it away but misses and is hit on the pads. LBW appeal turned down, missing the leg stump. 106/3

26.5 Z Khan to Taylor, Good shot. Nice bit of fielding too. Landed outside off, Taylor goes back and steers it behind gully. Sachin Tendulkar chases it down and slides near the ropes to haul the ball back in. Three runs taken. The crowd goes bonkers again as they see their favourite 'son of India' do some fielding. 106/3

26.4 Z Khan to Taylor, Full outside off, 129.2 kph, watchfully defended. 103/3

26.3 Z Khan to Taylor, FOUR! Thwack! No half measures there. Slightly short outside off, 128 kph, Taylor goes back in a flash and cuts it through the covers for a boundary. 100 UP FOR NEW ZEALAND! 103/3

26.2 Z Khan to Taylor, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 99/3

26.1 Z Khan to Taylor, Full outside off, left alone. 99/3

25.6 D Bracewell to Raina, Gets forward and pushes it to covers. Dot ball to end an expensive over, 12 runs off it! 98/4

25.5 D Bracewell to Raina, Bowls on a length now, around off at 133.0 kph, Raina defends it from the crease. 98/4

25.4 D Bracewell to Raina, FOUR! After three boundaries in a row, the batsman was expecting a short delivery. Guess what, it turned out to be one. Half-tracker on middle at 134.7 kph, Raina remains on the back foot and pulls it powerfully through square leg for a boundary. Great anticipation from him! 98/4

25.3 D Bracewell to Raina, FOUR! Back to back boundaries and the crowd is brought back to life! Good length delivery outside off at 133.8 kph, Raina camps back and deftly guides it through point for a boundary. 94/4

25.2 D Bracewell to Raina, FOUR! Fluent shot! Fractionally over-pitched outside off, Raina leans forward and drives it on the up through covers for a boundary. New Zealand won't mind that! 90/4

25.1 D Bracewell to Raina, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 86/4

Zaheer Khan is back for a small burst before Lunch. 8-1-24-1 so far. He replaces Ashwin.

25.6 P Ojha to Flynn, Landed outside leg, 89.8 kph, Flynn pads it away. 99/3

25.5 P Ojha to Flynn, Full on the pads, 87.2 kph, flicked towards square leg. 99/3

25.4 P Ojha to Flynn, Flighted outside off, 88.2 kph, nicely defended. 99/3

25.3 P Ojha to Flynn, On middle, 88.7 kph, Flynn is hurried into his defense. 99/3

25.2 P Ojha to Flynn, FOUR! Thunderous! The wickets have fallen but the boundaries keep coming. Flighted on middle, 87.3 kph, turns back in, Flynn gets down on his knees and slogs sweeps it over mid-wicket. 99/3

25.1 P Ojha to Taylor, Tossed up on middle, 86.7 kph, worked through square leg for a single. 95/3

24.6 T Boult to Kohli, Good length delivery on off, Kohli is solidly behind the line in defense. 86/4

24.5 T Boult to Raina, Arrows in a full delivery, on middle and leg at 138.4 kph, Raina flips it through square leg for one. 86/4

24.4 T Boult to Raina, Good length delivery wide outside off, Raina has an easy leave. 85/4

24.3 T Boult to Raina, Once again turns a length delivery off his pads but finds the fielder on the leg side. 85/4

24.2 T Boult to Raina, Full delivery on middle at 138.3 kph, flicked straight to square leg. 85/4

24.1 T Boult to Raina, FOUR! Easy picking! Boult serves a length delivery sliding down the leg side at 138.8 kph, Raina tickles it off his pads and fetches a boundary at fine leg. 85/4

24.6 R Ashwin to Flynn, Short outside off, Flynn goes back and punches it to cover. 94/3

24.5 R Ashwin to D Flynn, Flighted outside off, driven straight to mid off. 94/3

24.4 R Ashwin to Flynn, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 94/3

24.3 R Ashwin to Flynn, Leans across and flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 94/3

24.2 R Ashwin to Taylor, Down the leg side, worked away for a run. 94/3

24.1 R Ashwin to Flynn, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 93/3

23.6 D Bracewell to Raina, Touch short in length on middle at 132.1 kph, Raina stands tall and nudges it to square leg for a single. 81/4

23.5 D Bracewell to Raina, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 80/4

23.4 D Bracewell to Raina, Good length delivery wide outside off at 135.9 kph, Raina feels for it flat-footed and misses. 80/4

Suresh Raina is the new batsman out in the middle, replacing Tendulkar.

23.3 Bracewell to S Tendulkar, OUT! Castled! Bracewell spears in a full length delivery on middle and off at 134.3 kph and it goes on with the angle. Tendulkar plays all over it, tries to flick it across the line with a big gap between bat and pad but misses and it sneaks right through the gate to rattle the stumps. Stunned silence in the stadium after the sound of timber and India are in some trouble now. 80/4, trailing by 285! 80/4

2000th boundary in Tests for Tendulkar!

23.2 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, FOUR! Lovely straight drive! Full length delivery angling into the batsman at 134.7 kph. Tendulkar presents a straight bat and caresses it crisply straight down the track for a boundary. His favourite shot and he reaches the milestone of 2000 boundaries in style! 80/3

23.1 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 76/3

23.6 P Ojha to Taylor, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 6 runs and a wicket from the over. 92/3

23.5 P Ojha to Taylor, The batsman has nudged the ball fine down the leg side for a couple. 92/3

23.4 P Ojha to Flynn, Full outside leg, Flynn misses his flick as he looks to work it away and the ball goes off his pads to short fine leg. Flynn waits over there looking at the place where the ball landed and Taylor brings him back to reality as he calls him for a quick single. 90/3

Daniel Flynn walks in at number 5, replacing Guptill. Around 15 minutes to go for Lunch.

23.3 P Ojha to Guptill, OUT! Now, now, now, how many times have we seen this from Guptill? Another start, having got a half century, and not converted. Sigh. But India will not mind that. Nice flight outside off, 86.5 kph, Guptill reaches out to flick but gets it from the inside portion of the bat. The ball goes straight to Gautam Gambhir at short mid-wicket. Guptill is furious with himself. He departs for 53, NEW ZEALAND 89/3! 89/3

23.2 P Ojha to Guptill, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. 89/2

23.1 P Ojha to Taylor, Down the leg side, Taylor looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off his pads down to fine leg. Three leg byes taken. 89/2

22.6 T Boult to Tendulkar, Fuller delivery outside off, driven to covers for a single. 76/3

22.5 T Boult to S Tendulkar, Driven towards the mid off region. No run. 75/3

22.4 T Boult to Tendulkar, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 75/3

22.3 T Boult to Tendulkar, A lethal yorker, right in the blockhole, Tendulkar just about manages to dig it out. 75/3

22.2 T Boult to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Fuller length delivery on the leg stump line, shaping down, Tendulkar fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. They all go up in a huge appeal but the umpire is unmoved. McCullum in the meanwhile at third slip has an unnecessary shy at the striker's end and with no one backing it up, it scoots away to the boundary. Replays show an inside edge there! 75/3

22.1 T Boult to Tendulkar, FOUR! Poor delivery to start the spell, drifting down the leg side, Tendulkar gets enough wood behind it and it races away to the fine leg fence. 71/3

22.6 R Ashwin to Taylor, Flicks it away fine for a single. 9 runs from the over. 86/2

22.5 R Ashwin to Taylor, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 85/2

22.4 R Ashwin to Taylor, More runs! Down the leg side, 87.3 kph, worked fine down the leg side for a couple. 85/2

22.3 R Ashwin to Taylor, SIX! Thump! Offence is the best defense. This is what Taylor had to say last evening in the press conference. Looks like he has decided to put it into good effect. Flighted outside off. 91.1 kph, Taylor gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket! 83/2

22.2 R Ashwin to Taylor, The carrom ball outside off, turning away, Taylor pushes forward to defend and is beaten. 77/2

22.1 R Ashwin to Taylor, Fires this down the leg side, 91.3 kph, Taylor lets it go and Dhoni fumbles. 77/2

Trent Boult to bowl from the other end.

21.6 D Bracewell to Kohli, Angles in a full length delivery, Kohli gets on the front foot and blocks it down safely. 67/3

21.5 D Bracewell to Kohli, Outside off at 136.4 kph, left alone. 67/3

Virat Kohli is the number 5 batsman, replacing Sehwag.

21.4 D Bracewell to Sehwag, OUT! Ripper of a catch by Flynn! The leg stump line has worked in favour of the bowler this time. Lands it full in length at 134.1 kph, Sehwag flicks it uppishly to mid-wicket where Flynn flies to his right and takes a stinger of a catch. Sehwag is waiting in the middle, I don't know why and now umpire Davis is just confirming it upstairs for the no-ball. It's clean and Sehwag has to walk back. India are 67/3, trailing by 298 runs! 67/3

21.3 D Bracewell to Sehwag, FOUR! Margin for error is very, very low against this batsman. Strays on the middle and leg stump line at 131.3 kph, Sehwag clips it off his pads and sends it screaming to the deep square leg boundary. 67/2

21.2 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Spears in a full delivery, on middle, much better line, Sehwag defends it compactly to the on side. 63/2

21.1 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Drops it on a good length outside off, room on offer, but Sehwag decides to let it through unpunished. 63/2

21.6 P Ojha to Guptill, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 77/2

21.5 P Ojha to Guptill, Tossed up again, 86.5 kph, slapped towards mid on where Sachin Tendulkar gets across to his left from mid on. The crowd roars every time the ball gets to Tendulkar. 77/2

21.4 P Ojha to Guptill, Full outside off, 87.1 kph, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 77/2

21.3 P Ojha to Guptill, Tosses up nicely outside off, Guptill reaches out to defend. 77/2

21.2 P Ojha to Guptill, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. 77/2

21.1 P Ojha to Guptill, Goes back in his crease to defend. 77/2

The umpires are out in the middle inspecting the conditions. It's not drizzling now and they feel that they can resume. Now, the players are heading to the field. Tendulkar and Sehwag walk amidst a huge cheer from the crowd. Doug Bracewell to bowl...

Not a pleasant news, as it has started to drizzle a bit and the covers are on. Looks like we will not have a prompt start.

Good session for New Zealand, however, they will be disappointed not to touch the 400-run mark in their first innings. They bowled excellently with the new ball and troubled the Indian batsmen with their pace and swing. A couple of top-order wickets in the bag and they will be pretty pleased with their efforts in the morning session. For India, the pair of Sehwag and Tendulkar have joined forces and are looking in fine touch. The deficit for them is still 302 and they need to bat carefully after the lunch break. Join us in a while...

20.6 J Patel to Tendulkar, Slow off-spinner on middle at 83.5 kph, Tendulkar defends it from the crease. Lunch on day 2! 63/2

20.5 J Patel to Tendulkar, Loopy delivery outside off, tapped in front of point. 63/2

20.4 J Patel to Tendulkar, Turning down the leg side, clipped with the spin to leg slip. 63/2

20.3 J Patel to Tendulkar, Off-spinner on middle, helped with the spin to the leg side. 63/2

20.2 J Patel to Tendulkar, Flighted full delivery on off, defended once again to the leg side. 63/2

20.1 J Patel to Tendulkar, Tossed up delivery on middle, defended to mid-wicket. 63/2

Testing times for the Kiwis then. Pragyan Ojha has not gone anywhere. He just gets a change of ends. 6-1-17-1 so far. He replaces Umesh Yadav, who was erratic in his second spell. And yes, the batsmen have plenty of men around them for company.

20.6 R Ashwin to Taylor, Full outside off, Taylor gets down and across and sweeps it through fine leg for a couple. 77/2

20.5 R Ashwin to Guptill, Comes forward and pushes it wide of mid on for a single. 75/2

20.4 R Ashwin to Guptill, Flighted outside off, driven straight to the man at short cover. 74/2

20.3 R Ashwin to Guptill, Tossed up outside off, solidly blocked. 74/2

20.2 R Ashwin to Guptill, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 74/2

20.1 R Ashwin to Guptill, Full outside off, driven back to the bowler. 74/2

19.6 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Length delivery shaping back into the batsman at 134.3 kph, Sehwag gets forward and offers a straight bat in defense. 63/2

19.5 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Back of a length delivery on off at 134.5 kph, punched off the back foot to point. 63/2

19.4 D Bracewell to Sehwag, And again, third delivery down the leg side at 132.1 kph, Sehwag once again fails to get any wood behind it. 63/2

19.3 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Another delivery down the leg side, Sehwag tries flicking it but misses. 63/2

19.2 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Terrific delivery this time. Full in length around off and it straightens a shade after landing, Sehwag feels for it and misses. 63/2

19.1 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Sprays a full length delivery wide down the leg side, Sehwag fails to flick it. 63/2

Oh dear... oh dear... we have got company. No, I am not talking about Ravichandran Ashwin who comes on to bowl as he replaces Ojha. But a heavy envelope of dark clouds is paying a visit to the ground.

19.6 U Yadav to Taylor, FOUR! Half volley on the pads, Taylor flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 9 runs from the over! 74/2

19.5 U Yadav to Guptill, Fuller and wider outside off, 143.8 kph, driven through the covers for a single. 70/2

19.4 U Yadav to Guptill, Full outside off, 143.2 kph, driven back to the bowler. 69/2

19.3 U Yadav to Guptill, Another one wide outside off, 144.7 kph, left alone. 69/2

19.2 U Yadav to Guptill, Outside off, 144.3 kph, left alone. 69/2

12th Test Fifty for Martin Guptill, second against India. This is the 5th time that Guptill has gone past the 50-run mark in the last 9 innings.

19.1 U Yadav to Guptill, FOUR! Attempts yorker, turns out into a low full toss, wide outside off, 142.5 kph, Guptill reaches out and steers it behind point for a boundary. 69/2

18.6 J Patel to Tendulkar, Loopy off-spinner on off, Tendulkar helps it off his pads to short leg. 63/2

18.5 J Patel to Tendulkar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 63/2

18.4 J Patel to Tendulkar, Off-spinner on middle, flicked to square leg. 63/2

18.3 J Patel to Tendulkar, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers. 63/2

18.2 J Patel to Tendulkar, Leans across and clips it off his pads to mid-wicket. 63/2

18.1 J Patel to Tendulkar, Four byes! Spinning down the leg side at 85.6 kph, Tendulkar fails to sweep it but it brushes his pads and runs away to the fine leg boundary. Strangely, it is given as byes! 63/2

18.6 P Ojha to Taylor, Gets across his stumps and defends this back to the bowler. 2 runs and a wicket from the over. 65/2

18.5 P Ojha to Taylor, Fetches this from way outside off, 85.7 kph, and sweeps it straight to backward square leg. 65/2

18.4 P Ojha to Taylor, Short outside off, 82.7 kph, Taylor goes for the cut but is beaten by the extra bounce. No spin as of yet. 65/2

This is the third time in a row that Ojha has got rid of Williamson.

18.3 P Ojha to Guptill, Works it down the leg side for a run. 65/2

18.2 P Ojha to Taylor, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. One run added to the total. 64/2

Skipper Ross Taylor walks in at number 4, replacing Williamson.

18.1 P Ojha to Williamson, OUT! Ojha gets rid of Williamson. Tossed up on middle, 80.9 kph, Williamson lunges forward to defend but the ball goes straight through past the inside edge, hits the front pad, then the back pad. The Indians go up in an appeal and umpire Davis raises his finger. A disappointed Williamson departs for 17 and the 63-run stand is broken. NEW ZEALAND 63/2! 63/2

Jeetan Patel introduced into the attack to bowl his offies.

17.6 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Touch too close in length to cut but Sehwag still does it only to find point. 59/2

17.5 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Pushes a length delivery gently to covers. Tendulkar looks for a run but is sent back. 59/2

17.4 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Short delivery on off at 132.4 kph, Sehwag ducks. 59/2

17.3 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Spears in a fuller length delivery, Sehwag gets half forward to defend but it takes the inside half of the bat. 59/2

17.2 D Bracewell to V Sehwag, FOUR! Edgy! Bracewell offers room outside off, Sehwag flashes and flashes it hard to run it down off the outside edge through gully for a boundary. 59/2

17.1 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Back of a length delivery outside off, Sehwag goes on the back foot and punches it to point. 55/2

17.6 U Yadav to Guptill, Similar ball, solidly defended again. 12 runs from the over, all in boundaries. 63/1

17.5 U Yadav to Guptill, Back of a length outside off, 144.7 kph, punched towards point where Gautam Gambhir does well to get his body behind the line. That was travelling. 63/1

17.4 U Yadav to Guptill, FOUR! Third one in the over! The poor bowling continues. Another one on the pads, 139.3 kph, flicked away without any fuss behind square leg. 63/1

17.3 U Yadav to Guptill, The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman. 59/1

17.2 U Yadav to Guptill, FOUR! And more! Full on middle, 139.9 kph, Guptill flicks it through square leg and gets another boundary! 59/1

17.1 U Yadav to Guptill, FOUR! Thrash! Poor ball to start a new spell. Half tracker outside off, 141.4 kph, Guptill camps back and pulls it wide of mid on for a boundary. 55/1

16.6 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Another delivery wide outside off, Tendulkar shoulders his arms to allows it through. 55/2

16.5 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Full in length again, on a driving length, Tendulkar is not tempted. 55/2

16.4 J Franklin to Tendulkar, A wild delivery, very outside off, Tendulkar lets it through to the keeper. 55/2

16.3 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Too full in length outside off at 126.0 kph, driven off the front foot to mid off. 55/2

16.2 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Bowls it full in length around off, Tendulkar leans forward and defends. 55/2

16.1 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Tendulkar jumps inside the crease to work it across the line but misses and is hit on the thigh pad. 55/2

Umesh Yadav is back on. 4-0-12-0 so far. He replaces Zaheer Khan.

16.6 P Ojha to Williamson, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 51/1

16.5 P Ojha to Williamson, Full on middle, 82.6 kph, driven back to the bowler. 51/1

16.4 P Ojha to Williamson, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 51/1

50-stand up between these two! Good job done, considering that the team lost a wicket in the very second over, without a run on the board.

16.3 P Ojha to Williamson, FOUR! The fielders are all close in and if you beat the infield you get a boundary. That's exactly what happened. Slightly short outside off, 86.1 kph, Williamson goes back and punches it through the covers. 51/1

16.2 P Ojha to Williamson, Flighted outside off, 81.3 kph, Williamson drives it through the covers but a good fielding in the outfield prevents any run. 47/1

16.1 P Ojha to Williamson, Outside off, left alone. 47/1

15.6 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Too full in length on off, Sehwag looks to play it straight but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 10 runs off the over! 55/2

15.5 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Length delivery shaping back into the batsman at 138.9 kph, Sehwag flicks it off his pads through mid-wicket and returns for a run. 55/2

15.4 D Bracewell to Sehwag, FOUR! Bracewell once again offers little width outside off at 132.7 kph, Sehwag latches onto it and muscles it through covers for a boundary. Best shot of the morning! 53/2

15.3 D Bracewell to V Sehwag, Full outside off at 137.4 kph, driven to covers. 49/2

15.2 D Bracewell to Sehwag, FOUR! Excellent shot! Touch short in length around off at 134.6 kph, Sehwag camps back and powers it through cover-point for a boundary. Terrific hand-eye coordination! 49/2

15.1 D Bracewell to Sehwag, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 45/2

15.6 Z Khan to Guptill, Full outside off, 132.5 kph, shouldered arms to. 47/1

15.5 Z Khan to Guptill, Bowled right in line of the stumps, 132.3 kph, Guptill is squared up a touch but manages to block it out. 47/1

15.4 Z Khan to Guptill, Full outside off, 134.2 kph, pushed solidly towards cover. 47/1

15.3 Z Khan to Guptill, Brilliant delivery! Pitched up to the batsman, outside off, 132.3 kph, Guptill hangs his bat and the ball swishes past the outside edge. 47/1

15.2 Z Khan to Williamson, Pushes this wide of mid off for a run. 47/1

15.1 Z Khan to M Guptill, Full outside off, 129.8 kph, Guptill flicks it wide of mid on for a single. 46/1

14.6 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Width on offer outside off, Tendulkar has nothing to do with it. 45/2

14.5 J Franklin to Tendulkar, Outside off at 126.3 kph, left alone. 45/2

14.4 J Franklin to S Tendulkar, Too full in length outside off at 123.8 kph, Tendulkar plays a loose drive towards mid off. 45/2

14.3 J Franklin to Sehwag, Pushes at it away from his body and gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls in front of cover-point and they pinch a single. 45/2

14.2 J Franklin to Sehwag, Once again Franklin delivers an identical delivery at 126.1 kph, Sehwag allows it through this time. 44/2

14.1 J Franklin to V Sehwag, FOUR! Streaky boundary! Fullish length delivery angling away from the batsman at 127.8 kph, Sehwag with no footwork aims to drive it through covers but gets a thick outside edge. It flies past the diving second slip fielder and races away to the fence. 44/2

DRINKS BREAK. The Kiwis are battling hard out there. They lost a wicket as early as the second over but Guptill and Williamson have done well post that. One dropped chance by Kohli off Guptill and there has been something or the other happening every now and then.

14.6 P Ojha to Williamson, Tossed up, Williamson misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. LBW appeal turned down. May be pitched outside leg but definitely missing the stumps. 45/1

14.5 P Ojha to Williamson, On middle, worked through mid-wicket. 45/1

14.4 P Ojha to Williamson, On middle, spinning away, solidly blocked from his crease. 45/1

14.3 P Ojha to Guptill, Pushes it to the off side and takes a quick single. 45/1

14.2 P Ojha to Guptill, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.n. 44/1

14.1 P Ojha to Guptill, FOUR! Poor ball. Way down the leg side, 77.5 kph, Guptill initially thinks of letting it go but then pushes it away to the fine leg fence. 44/1

Change from both the ends now. James Franklin introduced into the attack.

13.6 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, Full length delivery on off at 133.3 kph, nipping away a shade after landing, Tendulkar defends it with soft hands to point. 40/2

13.5 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, Room on offer outside off, Tendulkar cuts it through the line but fails to time it well. Finds point. 40/2

13.4 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 40/2

13.3 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, Good length delivery on middle and leg, straightening a shade at 131.2 kph, Tendulkar tries to work it across but misses. Gets hit on the pads, a stifled appeal from the Kiwi players but nothing from the umpire. 40/2

13.2 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, Full length delivery around off at 132.6 kph, Tendulkar presses forward in defense. 40/2

13.1 D Bracewell to Tendulkar, False shot! Length delivery wide outside off, a gentle loosener, Tendulkar flashes his blade through the line and misses. 40/2

Pragyan Ojha is back on.

13.6 Z Khan to Williamson, Landed well outside off, 130.6 kph, left alone. 40/1

13.5 Z Khan to Williamson, Full outside off, 131.2 kph, solidly defended. 40/1

13.4 Z Khan to Williamson, Another leave outside the off stump. 40/1

13.3 Z Khan to Williamson, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 40/1

13.2 Z Khan to Williamson, Outside off, 132.4 kph, left alone. 40/1

13.1 Z Khan to Guptill, Full outside off, 126.7 kph, Guptill defends it and also takes a quick single. 40/1

Doug Bracewell replaces Southee in the attack from the Pavilion End.

12.6 T Boult to Sehwag, FOUR! No stopping that! A loose delivery, full in length and down the leg side at 139.6 kph, Sehwag flicks it firmly through square leg for a boundary. It reached the fence in a blink of an eye. 40/2

12.5 T Boult to Sehwag, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to mid off. 36/2

12.4 T Boult to Sehwag, Full and straight, defended to mid-wicket by closing the face of the bat. 36/2

12.3 T Boult to Sehwag, Too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 36/2

12.2 T Boult to Tendulkar, Puts it on a full length around off at 140.4 kph, Tendulkar leans across and tickles it through the gap at mid-wicket. Good running between the wickets to pick up three runs. 36/2

12.1 T Boult to Tendulkar, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman at 139.0 kph, Tendulkar lets the ball go outside his off stump. 33/2

12.6 U Yadav to Williamson, Outside off, 137.9 kph, solidly defended. 39/1

12.5 U Yadav to Williamson, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 39/1

12.4 U Yadav to Guptill, Excellent delivery, attempted yorker outside off, 144.1 kph, tailing in, Guptill looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge through mid-wicket. A single taken. 39/1

12.3 U Yadav to Guptill, This one nips back in from outside off, good pace, 142.5 kph, extra bounce and all these factors contribute to Guptill missing the ball. Gets hit on the thigh pads. 38/1

12.2 U Yadav to Guptill, Landed outside off, 140.1 kph, watchfully defended. 38/1

12.1 U Yadav to Guptill, Good length delivery outside off, coming in, 142.2 kph, pushed towards cover. 38/1

11.6 Tim Southee to Tendulkar, Drifting down the leg side, Tendulkar eases it off his pads to deep square leg for a single. 33/2

11.5 Tim Southee to Tendulkar, Full delivery on middle, Tendulkar flicks it off his pads but straight to short leg. The fielder threatens to throw at the striker's end but the master was well in. 32/2

11.4 Tim Southee to Tendulkar, Darts in a fuller length delivery at 134 kph, Tendulkar covers the line and blocks it down. 32/2

11.3 Tim Southee to Tendulkar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 32/2

11.2 Tim Southee to Tendulkar, On a good length again, just around off at 132.2 kph, Tendulkar shoulders his arms. 32/2

11.1 Tim Southee to Tendulkar, Good length delivery in the zone outside off at 138.2 kph, shaping away, Tendulkar has nothing to do with it. 32/2

11.6 Z Khan to Guptill, Outside off, pushed towards cover for a single. 38/1

11.5 Z Khan to Guptill, Full outside off, 137.8 kph, Guptill shoulders his arms through. 37/1

11.4 Z Khan to Guptill, Comes around the wicket now and bowls it outside off, 131.2 kph, Guptill defends. 37/1

11.3 Z Khan to Guptill, Drives it through mid on for two more. 37/1

11.2 Z Khan to Guptill, Lucky again. Full on middle, 132.3 kph, Guptill gets a bit far too across his stumps and nearly misses the ball as it curves back in. Luckily for him, the ball goes off the inside edge through square leg. Two runs taken. 35/1

11.1 Z Khan to Guptill, Good length delivery outside off, 131.2 kph, left alone. 33/1

10.6 T Boult to Tendulkar, Sliding down the leg side, SRT tries to work it across but misses. It catches his pads and travels to fine leg for a leg bye. 32/2

10.5 T Boult to Tendulkar, Wide outside off, fuller in length at 142.2 kph, Tendulkar shoulders his arms. 31/2

10.4 T Boult to Tendulkar, Howzzat? Pitched on a good length on the leg stump line at 90.2 mph, Tendulkar failed to defend it and was hit high on the front pad. They appealed but the umpire turned it down. 31/2

10.3 T Boult to Tendulkar, Four byes! Serves a short delivery down the leg side, Tendulkar ducks under it, van Wyk fails to collect it with a jump and it races away to the fence. 31/2

10.2 T Boult to Tendulkar, Touch short and wide outside off, Tendulkar covers the line and allows it through. 27/2

10.1 T Boult to Tendulkar, Gets beaten first ball! Boult angled across a full length delivery, just around off and going on with the angle, Tendulkar gets on the front foot, feels for it and is beaten. 27/2

10.6 U Yadav to Williamson, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 33/1

10.5 U Yadav to K Williamson, Full outside off, 138.9 kph, Williamson drives it sweetly but cannot beat mid off. 33/1

10.4 U Yadav to Williamson, Back of a length delivery this time, 139.6 kph, punched straight to short extra cover. 33/1

10.3 U Yadav to Williamson, FOUR! Good shot. Landed outside off, 138.3 kph, Williamson comes forward and punches it down the ground through mid off for a boundary. 33/1

10.2 U Yadav to Williamson, Full on middle, 140 kph, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple. 29/1

10.1 U Yadav to Williamson, Outside off, 137.3 kph, left alone. 27/1

Sachin Tendulkar strides out in the middle amidst a huge roar from the crowd.

9.6 Tim Southee to C Pujara, OUT! Southee has bounced Pujara out! Bangs it short into the batsman at 132.3 kph, Pujara decides to unfurl a pull shot but fails to get hold of it. The ball balloons in the air and Boult sprints to his left from fine leg to judge the catch to perfection at deep square leg. Pujara is disappointed with himself and walks back shaking his head. India are 27/2, trailing by 338! 27/2

9.5 Tim Southee to Pujara, Back of a length delivery on off, jumping onto the batsman, Pujara defends it down confidently. 27/1

9.4 Tim Southee to Pujara, FOUR! Fine shot by Pujara! Gets a full length delivery on his pads and he has no trouble in flicking it through square leg for a boundary. Timing was excellent! 27/1

9.3 Tim Southee to Pujara, Puts it on a fuller length on off, Pujara gets forward and pushes it to covers. 23/1

9.2 Tim Southee to Pujara, Bowls it full in length just outside off at 133.6 kph, Pujara shoulders his arms. 23/1

9.1 Tim Southee to Pujara, Length delivery in the channel around off, nipping away a shade after landing, Pujara shoulders his arms. 23/1

9.6 Z Khan to Guptill, Outside off, 133 kph, left alone. 27/1

9.5 Z Khan to Guptill, The batsman appears to have been struck on the thigh-pad. 27/1

9.4 Z Khan to Guptill, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 27/1

9.3 Z Khan to Guptill, Landed outside off, Guptill feels for it and gets beaten. 27/1

9.2 Z Khan to M Guptill, FOUR! Insult to injury now. Half volley on middle, Guptill comes forward and drives it straight down the ground. No man at mid on and that is a boundary. 27/1

9.1 Z Khan to Guptill, Guptill DROPPED on 17 by Virat Kohli! Poor stuff from Kohli. The field setting almost came into good effect there. Good length delivery outside off, 132.5 kph, Guptill pushes hard at it and gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies straight into the hands of Suresh Raina at second slip but for some reason, Kohli dives from third slip to his left, full stretch, goes at it with both hands and fluffs it. Needless. 23/1

8.6 T Boult to Sehwag, Straighter delivery, Sehwag works it off his pads to square leg. Good over by Boult and fine defense shown by Sehwag! 23/1

8.5 T Boult to Sehwag, Tickles a length delivery off his pads to the on side but finds the square leg fielder. 23/1

8.4 T Boult to Sehwag, Bowls it full on off, Sehwag gets on the front foot and defends it solidly. 23/1

8.3 T Boult to Sehwag, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it at the last moment. 23/1

8.2 T Boult to Sehwag, Sliding down the leg side at 142.0 kph, Sehwag fails to get any wood behind it. 23/1

8.1 T Boult to Sehwag, Good length delivery on middle and off at 135.5 kph, Sehwag defends it watchfully with a straight bat. 23/1

Impressive field setting. Three slips and two gullies in place.

8.6 U Yadav to Williamson, Full on middle, 138.5 kph, Williamson misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 23/1

8.5 U Yadav to Williamson, On middle again, 138.9 kph, pushed back down the ground. Yadav does well to dive to his right to stop the ball. 23/1

8.4 U Yadav to Williamson, Back of a length this time, watchfully defended back to the bowler. 23/1

Hmmm... the flood lights have been switched on here. The clouds have stood guard and not let the sun through except for that moment before the match started, when it came out to have a peek probably at Steve Davis who is officiating his first Test at this venue.

8.3 U Yadav to Guptill, Full on middle, 138.8 kph, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single. 23/1

8.2 U Yadav to Guptill, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 22/1

8.1 U Yadav to Guptill, Short and wide outside off, 135.3 kph, Guptill mistimes his cut through the covers. Gautam Gambhir chases it down from point and the batsmen take a couple. 22/1

7.6 Tim Southee to Pujara, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 23/1

7.5 Tim Southee to Pujara, Bouncer at 135.1 kph! Pujara ducks. 23/1

7.4 Tim Southee to Pujara, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 23/1

7.3 Tim Southee to Pujara, Goes back and punches it in front of point. 23/1

7.2 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Short outside off, slapped through the line and a fine save by the point fielder. He took the pace of the ball and saved a certain boundary. One run added to the total. 23/1

7.1 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Full length delivery curling away from the batsman, Sehwag remains on the back foot but hangs his bat aimlessly outside off. It nips away to beat the outside edge. 22/1

7.6 Z Khan to Williamson, In line of the stumps, watchfully defended. 20/1

7.5 Z Khan to Williamson, Beaten! Landed on a length outside off, 131.1 kph, Williamson has a feeble poke at it and misses. Lucky for him that it was a feeble poke otherwise he would have ended up making a feeble walk back to the pavilion. 20/1

7.4 Z Khan to Williamson, Outside off, left alone. 20/1

7.3 Z Khan to K Williamson, Half volley outside off, 135.7 kph, driven straight to cover. 20/1

7.2 Z Khan to M Guptill, That was lucky. Good length delivery on middle, 134.3 kph, Guptill pushes hard at it and gets a thick inside edge through square leg for a single. 20/1

7.1 Z Khan to Guptill, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 19/1

6.6 T Boult to Sehwag, Chance of a run out! Length delivery outside off, Sehwag taps it in front of gully and scampers across for a risky single. Williamson fails to find the wickets with his shy. Had that hit, Pujara was a goner! 22/1

6.5 T Boult to Sehwag, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 21/1

6.4 T Boult to Sehwag, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 21/1

6.3 T Boult to V Sehwag, Width on offer outside off at 138.6 kph, Sehwag attempts to cut it through the line but is cramped up for a room. Ends up guiding it straight to gully. 21/1

6.2 T Boult to Sehwag, Length delivery cutting back into the batsman at 138.4 kph, Sehwag defends it from the crease. 21/1

6.1 T Boult to C Pujara, Shade over-pitched outside off at 138.4 kph, Pujara reaches out for it and caresses it through covers. Franklin chases it down and pulls it back with a slide near the ropes. Saves a single. 21/1

6.6 U Yadav to Williamson, Down the leg side, 138 kph, Williamson looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off his pads to the keeper. 19/1

6.5 U Yadav to Guptill, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 19/1

6.4 U Yadav to Williamson, Full and down the leg side, 135.4 kph, flicked away down to fine leg for a single. 18/1

6.3 U Yadav to Williamson, Slightly held back a bit, 139.1 kph, worked straight to mid-wicket. 17/1

6.2 U Yadav to Williamson, Full outside off this time, 132.3 kph, watchfully defended towards cover. 17/1

6.1 U Yadav to Williamson, Nice start. Full and on target, around the middle and off line, 132.2 kph, Williamson defends. Probably a loosener because Yadav can clock in excess of 140s. 17/1

5.6 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Drops it short outside off at 136.8 kph, Sehwag ducks underneath it easily. 18/1

5.5 Tim Southee to Pujara, Back of a length delivery on off, Pujara taps it down in the gap at covers and crosses. 18/1

5.4 Tim Southee to Pujara, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 17/1

5.3 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Just a shade short in length on off at 138.8 kph, Sehwag punches it off his back foot to covers for a run. 17/1

5.2 Tim Southee to Pujara, Good length delivery drifting down the leg side, Pujara deflects it off his pads past the backward square leg fielder for a single. 16/1

5.1 Tim Southee to Pujara, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle at 138.8 kph, Pujara defends it softly off his pads to the leg side. 15/1

Umesh Yadav into the attack now, replacing Ojha.

5.6 Z Khan to Guptill, FOUR! Slightly short outside off, 131.3 kph, Guptill punches it off his back foot through the covers. No one to stop that. Good over for the Kiwis, 9 from it. 17/1

5.5 Z Khan to Guptill, Fuller and slightly wider outside off, 134.4 kph, Guptill pushes and misses inside the line. 13/1

5.4 Z Khan to Williamson, And again. Another tap-and-run to the off side. This time it is towards cover. 13/1

5.3 Z Khan to Guptill, Plays it with soft hands towards mid off and takes a really quick single. 12/1

5.2 Z Khan to Williamson, Full again, down the leg side, 130.4 kph, Williamson flicks it through mid-wicket. Sachin Tendulkar chases it down from mid on and gets to it. Three runs taken. 11/1

5.1 Z Khan to Williamson, Full on middle, 131.4 kph, defended back to the bowler. 8/1

4.6 T Boult to Sehwag, Hurls across a length delivery, outside off at 144.9 kph, Sehwag leaves it untouched. 15/1

4.5 T Boult to Sehwag, Looks to play it through the line but it comes off the inside edge and squirts through mid-wicket. They manage to come back for the second. 15/1

4.4 T Boult to Sehwag, Shaping back into the batsman at 142.5 kph, Sehwag fails to flick it and is hit high on the thigh pad. 13/1

4.3 T Boult to V Sehwag, FOUR! This is what happens to the psyche of the bowler when a good ball is hit for a boundary. Boult over-pitches it around off at 143.2 kph, Sehwag gets on the front foot and blats it through covers for a boundary. 13/1

4.2 T Boult to Sehwag, FOUR! Not a poor delivery but just the class of this batsman. Good length delivery around off at 135.7 kph, any other batsman would have left it but Sehwag creates little room and strokes it on the up through cover-point for a boundary. 9/1

4.1 T Boult to Sehwag, Good length delivery shaping back into the batsman at 138.6 kph, Sehwag gets half forward and defends it with an angled bat to point. 5/1

4.6 P Ojha to Guptill, Goes back and punches it straight to cover. 8/1

4.5 P Ojha to Guptill, FOUR! That is a good shot. Not a bad ball mind you. Flighted outside off, 83 kph, Guptill comes forward and lofts it over mid off, one bounce and into the fence. 8/1

4.4 P Ojha to Guptill, Another forward defense. 4/1

4.3 P Ojha to Guptill, Landed outside off, Guptill comes forward again and pushes it to silly point. 4/1

4.2 P Ojha to Guptill, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 4/1

4.1 P Ojha to Guptill, ALMOST A WICKET! Beautifully tossed up on middle, 83.9 kph, Guptill comes forward to flick it away but is beaten by the flight and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball loops up in the air but just eludes Dhoni and dies in front of the first slip. 4/1

3.6 Tim Southee to Pujara, Angles in a length delivery at 136.3 kph, Pujara defends it by covering the line. 5/1

3.5 Tim Southee to Pujara, Sliding down the leg side at 138.6 kph, Pujara flicks it off his pads but finds backward square leg. 5/1

Cheteshwar Pujara is the new batsman out in the middle, replacing Gambhir.

3.4 Tim Southee to Gambhir, OUT! Bowled 'em! After bowling three deliveries wide outside off, Southee serves a length delivery in the region around off and gets it to swerve back in a shade. Gambhir shoulders his arms without covering the line and it goes on to clip the top of off stump. Well, trusting the bounce in India is a crime! New Zealand draw first blood and India are 5/1, trailing by 360! 5/1

3.3 Tim Southee to Gambhir, Once again puts a length delivery outside off, Gambhir has nothing to do with it. 5/0

3.2 Tim Southee to Gambhir, Fires across a full delivery, well wide outside off at 137.4 kph, another easy leave for Gambhir. 5/0

3.1 Tim Southee to Gambhir, Slants across a good length delivery, wide outside off at 138.9 kph, Gambhir shoulders his arms. 5/0

3.6 Z Khan to Williamson, Pitched up to the batsman outside off, Williamson feels for it but misses. 4/1

3.5 Z Khan to Williamson, Wide outside off, 133.7 kph, does not even think of playing at it. 4/1

3.4 Z Khan to Guptill, Slightly down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg for a single. Umesh Yadav has a good arm from the deep and that was really a rocket throw, right on top of the stumps to his skipper cum keeper. 4/1

3.3 Z Khan to Guptill, Right on the money, Zaheer, full and straight, Guptill defends. 3/1

3.2 Z Khan to K Williamson, Outside off, 128.9 kph, Williamson pushes hard at it and gets a thick outside edge behind point. A single taken. 3/1

3.1 Z Khan to Williamson, Full and straight, 131.5 kph, solidly defended. 2/1

2.6 T Boult to Sehwag, Angles in a full delivery, Sehwag has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 5/0

2.5 T Boult to Sehwag, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 5/0

2.4 T Boult to Gambhir, Full length delivery on off, Gambhir defends it with soft hands to covers for a quick single. 5/0

2.3 T Boult to Gambhir, Full outside off, pushed with soft hands to covers. 4/0

2.2 T Boult to Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 4/0

2.1 T Boult to G Gambhir, Dropped! A costly miss by New Zealand! Boult serves a good length delivery outside off at 133.5 kph and gets it to nip away after landing. Gambhir with zero footwork aims to drive it through covers and nicks it behind. McCullum at third slip puts down a sitter. 4/0

2.6 P Ojha to Guptill, Lucky! Pitched on leg stump, 84.1 kph, Guptill looks to defend but is squared up as the ball turns away. Takes the outside edge and goes past the diving Sehwag at first slip to third man. It is pulled back in and two runs have been taken. 2/1

2.5 P Ojha to Guptill, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 0/1

2.4 P Ojha to Guptill, This one has a bit of flight, 84 kph, Guptill reaches out and executes a powerful off drive. Umesh Yadav does well at mid off to his left. 0/1

2.3 P Ojha to Guptill, Full outside off, 83.6 kph, not much flight, Guptill defends again. 0/1

2.2 P Ojha to Guptill, Reaches out to this one and defends. 0/1

2.1 P Ojha to Guptill, Down the leg side, Guptill misses his flick. 0/1

1.6 Southee to Sehwag, Appeal for a caught behind! Bowls a terrific out-swinger around off at 136.8 kph, Sehwag tries to drive it through covers but gets beaten by the movement. van Wyk appeals from behind the wickets and Southee joins him after some time. Umpire Davis turns it down. End of a probing first over by Southee! 4/0

1.5 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Terrific short delivery at 134.3 kph, around off, Sehwag initially shapes up for the pull shot but then decides to leave it. van Wyk collects it over his head. That was an awkward leave, with gloves in front of his face and he attempting to duck. 4/0

1.4 Tim Southee to Sehwag, That's typical Sehwag! Sees the room outside off and flashes his blade at it. Fails to make any contact and gets beaten. 4/0

1.3 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Fuller length delivery on off at 136.1 kph, Sehwag pushes it with gentle hands to covers and comes back for two. Fine running between the wickets! 4/0

1.2 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 2/0

1.1 Tim Southee to Sehwag, Huge shout for an LBW! Darts it into the batsman and lands it on a good length on the leg stump line, it's an out-swinger at 134.8 kph, Sehwag fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. They appeal vociferously but umpire Davis shakes his head. Height issue! 2/0

1.6 Z Khan to Williamson, Full and straight, 130.8 kph, pushed away to point. A wicket maiden for Zaheer Khan. 0/1

Kane Williamson walks in at number 3, replacing McCullum.

1.5 Z Khan to McCullum, OUT! LBW! That is dead plumb. Full on middle, 129.4 kph, McCullum comes forward and looks to defend but the ball comes back in a touch and hits him right in front of the stumps. Easy decision for umpire Gould as he upholds the LBW appeal. First wicket for Zaheer in this series then. This is also the first time that Zaheer has dismissed Baz in a Test in 7 meetings. NEW ZEALAND 0/1! 0/1

1.4 Z Khan to McCullum, Outside off, 131.2 kph, pushed straight to cover. 0/0

This is the fourth time that India have opened a Test match with a spinner! Ojha is the third such bowler. The last time this happened was in 1969.

1.3 Z Khan to McCullum, Right in line of the stumps, 130.5 kph, solidly defended again. 0/0

1.2 Z Khan to McCullum, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 0/0

1.1 Z Khan to McCullum, Full on middle, 126.4 kph, watchfully defended. 0/0

Tim Southee to share the new cherry from the Pavilion End.

0.6 T Boult to Gambhir, Peach of a delivery to finish an excellent over. Good length ball on off, nipping away after landing, Gambhir pokes at it, flat-footed and misses. 2/0

0.5 T Boult to Sehwag, Full delivery on off at 138.9 kph, Sehwag pushes it down in front of mid off for a quick single. Gets off the mark second ball! 2/0

0.4 T Boult to Sehwag, Fullish length delivery angling away from the batsman at 142.5 kph, Sehwag tries to drill it through covers but the ball shapes in a shade and it takes the inside half of the blade. The ball rolls to square leg. 1/0

0.3 T Boult to Gambhir, Pitches it full on off, shaping back into the batsman at 138.6 kph, Gambhir is caught inside the crease and plays it with an inside edge to mid-wicket. They cross for a single. 1/0

0.2 T Boult to Gambhir, Gets a nice shape this time, Boult. Lands it on a good length around off at 135.3 kph and gets it to curve away, Gambhir covers the line and allows it through. 0/0

0.1 T Boult to Gambhir, Boult starts with a fuller length delivery on off at 131.2 kph, Gambhir gets forward and defends it back. 0/0

Here comes Zaheer Khan from the other end.

0.6 P Ojha to Guptill, Down the leg side, 83.8 kph, Guptill looks to flick it away but misses and is hit on the pads. 0/0

0.5 P Ojha to M Guptill, That's three in a row now, coming forward and pushing it to that only fielder in front of the wicket on the leg side. Mid on. 0/0

0.4 P Ojha to Guptill, Full again, Guptill flicks it towards wide mid on now. 0/0

0.3 P Ojha to Guptill, Comes forward and drives it towards mid on. 0/0

0.2 P Ojha to Guptill, Down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick it away but misses. 0/0

0.1 P Ojha to Guptill, Full on middle, pushed back to the bowler. 0/0

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