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.
Stumps on Day 3 of the 1st Test.#TeamIndia lose the wicket of Shubman Gill in the second innings. Lead by 63 runs.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 2021
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.
#TeamIndia‘s bowlers played the 🌟 role on Day 3, with the spinners doing the majority of the damage.
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) November 27, 2021
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.