IND vs NZ | India fight back on third day; The Kiwis were all out for 296, with Akshar Patel taking five wickets

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India make a strong comeback in the first Test of the India-New Zealand Test series. On the third day, Akshar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin put India ahead by 296 runs in the first innings to take a crucial 63 – run lead. By the end of the third day, India were 14 for one. India lost the wicket of Shubhman Gill who scored a run.

Akshar took five wickets for 62 runs. R Ashwin, who took three wickets, also put on a fine performance. For India, Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket each.

India made a strong comeback on the third day against the Kiwis, who put on 151 for the opening wicket. New Zealand resumed batting on the third day without losing a wicket for 129 runs, adding 167 runs for the loss of all wickets.

For the first time in five years, the openers of the visiting team are building a century partnership on Indian soil. In 2016, England’s Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed combined for 103 in Chennai. This is only the seventh time that the New Zealand openers have scored a century in India. In both cases, there was the full support of Tom Latham.

Ravichandran Ashwin took the first wicket for India, dismissing Will Young for 89 off 214 balls. New Zealand’s decline began with the dismissal of Umesh Yadav by skipper Kane Williamson. Akshar Patel smashed 11 off Ross Taylor, Henry Nichols, Tom Blundell, 95, Tom Latham and Tim Southee to put New Zealand ahead on the third day.

Earlier, India had scored 345 in the first innings. Shreyas Iyer, who made his debut century, and Shubhman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja, who scored fifty, shone for India in the first innings. For New Zealand, Tim Southee took 5 wickets, Kyle Jamison took 3 wickets and Ajaz Patel took 2 wickets.

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