1st innings: India 217 all-out
The Kiwis really have turned things around!
They did that on Day 2 of a One-day match, and they did that on Day 3 of “THE Test”.
With Rahane and Kohli at the crease overnight, India held the upper hand at 146-3, but they came out with their buzzword missing – Intent.
Kohli departed first and took a review with him. Rahane took the bait and fell agonizingly to a half-hearted pull, Ashwin and Jadeja offered some resistance, but eventually, New Zealand’s attrition, discipline and perseverance prevailed and they skittled out the tail (If only Wagner skittled them out Numerous subliminal qualities, those beyond the numbers, came into play today and in these sensitive conditions, it became a game of survival for India – as it will be for the Kiwis.
Jamieson becomes the first Kiwi bowler to get his fifth five-for within his first 8 Tests
Most wickets for NZ in first eight Tests
44 Kyle Jamieson*
41 Jack Cowie
38 Shane Bond
33 Doug Bracewell
32 Hedley Howarth
31 Mark Craig