IndvsNZ: Pujara's ton powers India to declare at 216/3
Indore: India extended its lead to 474 runs by posting 216 runs and declaring its second innings on the Day 4 of the third Cricket Test against New Zealand in the three-match series at the Holkar Cricket stadium here on Tuesday. The come-back man Gautam Gambhir scored a quick fire fifty to combine well with ever-dependable Pujara to take team to a winning position.
New Zealand needs 475 runs to win with 135 overs remaining.
Pujara took 148 balls to complete his eighth hundred which was flavoured with nine classy fours. It was not a typical Pujara innings as he went from 50 to 101 runs in just 49 deliveries.
Ajinkya Rahane also remained unbeaten playing 20-ball-23-run innings while skipper Kohli got out at a score of 17 runs.
Resuming the second innings score from 18-0, Vijay got run out at a score of 19 runs. Then came the injured Gambhir who had started the innings with Vijay on Day 3 but walked off retired hurt after adding more damage to his shoulder. Gambhir had hit six boundaries before being dismissed scoring 50 runs.
From here, chances seems to be nil for Black Caps as its opener Latham has already gone back to the pavilion.
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