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  • 11:58 AM IST

    So then, India have their backs against the wall.

  • 11:57 AM IST

    The Kiwi bowlers were relentless in this innings. They kept coming hard at the Indian batters. They kept taking wickets at regular intervals. Boult started the procession and then he ended too as he finished with a 3-fer. Wagner kept bowling short, Jamieson kept bowling short and troubled Rahane. Wagner eventually got the better of Rahane. De Grandhomme managed the mighty scalp of Indian skipper.



  • 11:57 AM IST

    After bundling the hosts 7 short of their first innings total, Indians came out to bat in the final session. Agarwal failed again. This time Shaw failed too. Kohli failed AGAIN. Pujara battled. He defended, and ducked. Rahane who joined him after the wicket of Kohli had other thoughts. He wanted to take the short ball challenge on. He got hit on the helmet, took a few on the gloves and then ended up dragging one onto the stumps. Then Pujara fell on a peach by Boult. And, now India are in a spot of bother.

  • 11:36 AM IST

    WOW! What a day of Test cricket! 86.1 overs, 262 runs and 16 wickets. Who is on top? Clearly New Zealand. They have picked up 6 Indian wickets with India’s lead still under 100. Sensational bowling in the final session from New Zealand bowlers have put India on the back foot.



  • 11:34 AM IST

    OUT! BOWLED ‘EM! Too good for a tailender there. Boult is just too good with the cherry in his hand. He comes round the wicket and angles it into the off pole, Yadav who is camping on the back foot is found wanting too much on this ball. In the end he decides to flick it to the leg side but is late in doing so. The ball sneaks between the bat and pad to crash into the off pole. India’s sorry tale with the bat continues. New Zealand are once again dictating the terms here.

  • 11:23 AM IST

    OUT! Goes through the defense of the best defensive Indian batsman! What a brilliant piece of bowling from Boult. He angles a length ball from outside off into the right-hander. Pujara tries to defend but the incoming ball sneaks through his defense and disturbs the woodwork behind.

  • 11:10 AM IST

    OUT! DRAGGED ON! Wagner roars, it’s a mighty one as he says, ‘COME ON’. Rahane’s struggle is over. He has been put off by the bouncers so all he is expecting is another bouncer. This one from Wagner does not rise much but Rahane has already moved in the position of playing a pull. He realizes the pull short is not on so he tries to help it to fine leg but ends up cannoning the ball onto the stumps off his pads.

  • 10:43 AM IST

    Dropped! De Grandhomme spills a chance. Short and outside off, Rahane goes for the pull but ends up getting a top edge towards deep square leg. De Grandhomme comes ahead and settles under the ball. He gets both hands and fails to hold on. This can be a really costly let off. A run taken.

  • 10:15 AM IST

    OUT! LBW! Kohli’s bad patch continues. First Kyle Jamieson then Trent Boult and Tim Southee. Now, Colin de Grandhomme joins the list to dismiss Virat Kohli in this series. OUT! LBW! Kohli’s bad patch continues. First Kyle Jamieson then Trent Boult and Tim Southee. Now, Colin de Grandhomme joins the list to dismiss Virat Kohli in this series. De Grandhomme lands one a bit fuller and around off and gets it to jag back into the batter. Kohli is committed to defend it but the ball swings in enough to beat his bat and hit the pads.

  • 9:33 AM IST

    Southee gets his first. Tim bowls one short and targeting the body of Shaw. Prithvi there looks to go for the pull but is nowhere in a position to play it. Still he goes through with it and ends up getting a glove on it. The ball lobs towards the slip cordon where Tom Latham at second slip takes a dolly. India have lost both their openers once again quickly.

Hello and welcome to our live blog of day two of the second Test between India and New Zealand at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Sunday. Also Read - Hanuma Vihari Names MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli as Best Captains Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

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Playing just his second Test, New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson picked up his maiden five-wicket-haul to run havoc over India, bowling them out for 242 on Day 1 of the second Test in Christchurch. Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari’s half-centuries had steadied India after they had lost Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane early into the second session but Jamieson’s spell of 4-2-10-4 ran through India, who, from 194/4, collapses and lost the final six wickets for 48 runs, when they had looked good for 300. New Zealand openers Tom Blundell and Tom Latham were off to a solid start putting on 63/0 in 23 overs, behind India by 179 runs at stumps. Also Read - Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Urge Indian Citizens to Show Solidarity With Health Warriors; Support PM Narendra Modi's Initiative To Light Candles at 9 PM