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  • 12:06 PM IST

    STUMPS! So Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari has managed to keep New Zealand bowlers at bat in the final session after India were left struggling by Trent Boult. The session began with Boult removing Virat Kohli on 19 before Rahane and Vihari began a slow rebuild. They have so far added 31 runs for the fifth wicket. India are 144/4 in 65 overs, trail New Zealand by 39 runs in second innings.

  • 11:40 AM IST

    Over 59: Kyle Jamieson tests Ajinkya Rahane with the short stuff and cops punishment. Rahane was hit on the back of his helmet while dealing with a bouncer earlier. Seems like that has woken him up for good. The first short delivery, outside off is slashed over point fielder. Jamieson follows up with another short one and Rahae sends it away over square region for a second successive four. Score 135/4, trail by 48 runs in 2nd innings

  • 11:26 AM IST

    Kylie Jamieson is back for another spell. His figures so far: 12-6-19-0

  • 11:22 AM IST

    India vs New Zealand Live Score: Indian physio and Ravindra Jadeja have sprinted to the field to attend to Ajinkya Rahane who has just been hit on the helmet by a bouncer from Tim Southee. Looks good after taking some refreshment. New Zealand captain walks up to him to enquire about his well-being as Rahane nods confirming the same. He’s batting on 13.

  • 11:15 AM IST

    Tim Southee has been brought back into the attack. His figures so far: 11-0-39-1

  • 11:00 AM IST

    Over 50: Hanuma Vihari gets his first boundary, sending the ball rolling through fine leg region off Trent Boult to move to 7 off 19. Batting alongside him is Ajinkya Rahane on 12. India 123/4, trail by 60 runs on Day 3

  • 10:51 AM IST

    Drinks break taken. India are under the pump again. They have lost a well-set Mayank Agarwal and captain Virat Kohli in the final session so far. They are 115/4 and still trail by 68 runs

  • 10:42 AM IST

    New Zealand Review LBW Call: Colin de Grandhomme pings Hanuma Vihari on the pads. New Zealand appeal but the umpire disagrees. After a brief chit-chat, they go for the review. Nothing on HotSpot and Snickometre. In comes the ball-tracker and that would have missed the leg stump. On-field decision stays and NZ have lost their review.

  • 10:36 AM IST

    WICKET! That’s a big blow to India. New Zealand are pumped up. Virat Kohli feathers an edge to be given out caught behind on 19. Short and Kohli goes for the pull. Manages a tickle as BJ Watling gobbles up the catch. Trent Boult gets his third wicket. Score 113/4, trail New Zealand by 70 runs in second innings

  • 10:22 AM IST

    LIVE: Colin de Grandhomme back into the attack now. His figures so far: 7-3-15-0

IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Cricket Score, Day 3

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of day three of India vs New Zealand 1st Test at Basin Reserve, Wellington. The game is nicely poised with the hosts having their noses in front. They could have easily been in a better position had it not been for the wickets they lost late in the day on Day 2. The visitors though need to pick the remaining 5 wickets quickly as the lead is already over 50. The hosts on the other hand, know that one partnership and they would strengthen their hold on this game. There was a lot of overnight rain however it is clear now and we will have a start on time. An important first session awaits. Also Read - Live Cricket Score India vs New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand Lead by 51 Runs After Williamson Hits 89 on Day 2

We are all set to begin Day 3 as the two overnight Kiwi batsmen Colin de Grandhomme and BJ Watling will resume their innings. The Indian players are on the field taking their respective fielding positions. Jasprit Bumrah will complete his unfinished over from Day 2. Also Read - India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 2, Lunch: India Lose Five Wicket For 43 Runs; New Zealand Dominate Session

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