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  • 8:16 AM IST

    New Zealand win by 7 wickets. With a single Henry Nicholls completes the formality as New Zealand complete a 2-0 clean sweep over world’s top-ranked Test team India.

  • 8:14 AM IST

    Appeal for a caught behind. India Review. And Ravindra Jadeja has overstepped. New Zealand need 1 run to win now



  • 8:08 AM IST

    Now Virat Kohli comes in to bowl

  • 8:04 AM IST

    WICKET! Bumrah is pumped up. Sneaks through the gates and crashes on the off-stump of Tom Blundell. The third umpire is having a look at the possibility of a no-ball but it’s all good. Nearly. Blundell walks back after scoring 55 off 113. New Zealand 121/3, need 11 runs to win



  • 7:56 AM IST

    FIFTY for Tom Blundell. The New Zealand opener continues his good form, hitting a half-century with a four off Umesh Yadav. New Zealand 116/2 in 32 overs, chasing 132

  • 7:54 AM IST

    OUT! Jasprit Bumrah produces a ripper and catches New Zealand captain Kane Williamson by surprise to have him caught at gully on 5. Pitched short and angled in, Williamson fails to keep that away as the ball lobs off his glove to Rahane at gully. New Zealand 112/2

  • 7:46 AM IST

    Drinks Break. New Zealand just 24 runs away from another dominating win

  • 7:36 AM IST

    OUT! CAUGHT! Sharp catch from Pant down the leg side. A bumper from Yadav, Latham goes for the pull but fails to connect. The ball takes the gloves and loops behind. Pant does well to move to his right and throw his right hand up to gobble the catch.

  • 7:17 AM IST

    Umesh Yadav returns for another burst. 8-2-28-0 from him so far.

  • 7:17 AM IST

    SIX! Blundell has cleared his intentions here. Jadeja floats one on off. Blundell’s eyes lit up as he dances down the track and lofts it cleanly over the bowler’s head and into the fence at long off for a biggie.

Hello and welcome to our live blog of the third day of the second Test between India and New Zealand at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Monday, Also Read - 183 Against Pakistan in Dhaka Was a Game Changer For me: Virat Kohli

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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. Also Read - Wicketkeepers Need to be Given More Consistent Run in Indian Cricket Team: Parthiv Patel

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.

So then, India have their backs against the wall.