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India gains 112 runs lead, looking for a win against NZ in 2nd test

It was heartening to watch Indian pacers exploiting the overcast conditions well and flooring the team which is used to play in such conditions back home.It is rather unusual for India that the 8 wickets were shared by two pacers as Buvneshwar Kumar claiming five and Shami three

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 2 Oct 2016 6:26 AM GMT

India gains 112 runs lead, looking for a win against NZ in 2nd test
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Kolkata: Indian seamers summed up their dominance by bundling out New Zealand on 204 helping hosts to gain crucial First innings lead of 112 runs on third day of 2nd cricket test match being played at Eden Gardens ground here.

The New Zealand wrapped up its innings few minutes before lunch on Sunday. India was 12 for none at the Lunch in the second innings.

Resuming their innings from overnight score of 128 for 7, the visiting team had some resistance from 8th wicket pair of Watling (25) and Patel(47) during its 60-run partnership but it was over after Ashwin consumed Patel leaving Mohammad Shami to complete the formality of removing the tail. Incidentallly, Patel remained top scorer of the innings even as all top ranking players of the team failed.

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With eight sessions in the match are still to go and a hefty lead at hand, India is sitting pretty in second test match of the series.

It was heartening to watch Indian pacers exploiting the overcast conditions well and flooring the team which is used to play in such conditions back home.It is rather unusual for India that the 8 wickets were shared by two pacers as Buvneshwar Kumar claiming five and Shami three.For India , it requires some disciplined and natural batting to set a target for new Zealand to face the Indian bowlers in the fourth innings of the match on Eden Garden pitch.

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Brief Scores at Lunch on 3rd day

  • India (1st inninings): 316
  • New Zealand( 1st innings): 204 ( J S patel 47, Ross Taylor 36, Ronchi 35, Watling 25 Bhuvneshar kumar 5 for 48 , Shami 3 for 700
  • India(2nd innings): 12 for none

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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