STUMPS | That's the end of day three's play. Bad light stopped the play and then umpires called off the day's play. New Zealand still trail by 116 runs. Do join us back for day four's action tomorrow.
OUT! Devon Conway departs after scoring his half-century. He is caught at mid-on. Important breakthrough this for India. Ishant Sharma picks the wicket, end of a fine knock from Conway.
Devon Conway has completed his half-century. Meanwhile, New Zealand's total has gone past 100-run mark. India's search for second wicket continues as Kane Williamson and Conway look to add another good stand.
OUT! Finally a breakthrough for India. It is Ravi Ashwin who gets the wicket. Tom Latham was looking to chip it over short cover fielder but ended up hitting it towards Virat Kohli.
New Zealand's opening stand has gone past the fifty-run mark with both the batsmen looking in good shape. Tom Latham is batting on 25 while Devon Conway is on 31.
Good start this for New Zealand. Tom Latham and Devon Conway have been watchful thus far. Just three bowlers used by Virat Kohli thus far with Mohammed Shami as the latest entrant.
New Zealand are off to a watchful start. Devon Conway and Tom Latham are being cautious. Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma open the proceedings for India.
India have been bowled out for 217! What a strong performance by New Zealand today, especially after the lunch break with Kyle Jamieson completing his five-wicket haul as well.
Kyle Jamieson and New Zealand have come out strong after the lunch break. Jamieson has completed his five-wicket haul as India are nine down now. Ravindra Jadeja is the lone man standing and he will be eyeing to go big.
Seven down now India. Ravi Ashwin was the latest batsman to be dismissed. Ishant Sharma is now in the middle with Ravindra Jadeja in the middle. Meanwhile, lunchtime break has been taken.
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Kane Williamson's men elected to bowl after winning the toss. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave quite a watchful start and brought up more than 50 runs on the board. Both Rohit and Gill made way to the pavilion on 34 and 28 runs respectively. Cheteshwar Pujara got out on 8. Currently, we have Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli batting on the score of 29 and 44 runs respectively. Virat Kohli fans want the Indian captain to touch that three-digit mark after 2019. The two batsmen would be looking to put up a decent score on the board for the Kiwis.
They would be looking to score anywhere between 300-350 runs on the board, but only if the weather is decent enough. Talking about the rains, once again the rain could make its presence felt for a while. Yes, we know the fans are sad reading this, so are we! Stay tuned to this space!