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India 3 wickets away from winning first Test against NZ


IIndia 3 wickets away from winning first Test against NZ

Kanpur: India were just three wickets away from winning the opening Test against New Zealand after they reduced the visitors to 205 for 7 at lunch on the fifth day at Green Park here today.

Mitchell Santner (57) and Ish Sodhi (2) were at the crease at lunch with New Zealand still requiring another 235 runs with 3 wickets remaining.

Scoreboard at lunch on the fifth day of the opening Test between India and New Zealand here today.

India 1st innings: 318

New Zealand 1st innings: 262

India 2nd innings: 377-5 declared

New Zealand 2nd innings: (Overnight 93/4)

Tom Latham           lbw b Ashwin          2

Martin Guptill   c Vijay b Ashwin          0

Kane Williamson      lbw b Ashwin         25

LRPL Taylor           run out (Yadav)       17

L Ronchi          c Ashwin b Jadeja           80

MJ Santner               not out              57

BJ Watling†              lbw b Mohammed Shami    18

MD Craig                  b Mohammed Shami 1

IS Sodhi                  not out                 2

Extras (LB-2, NB-1)                      3

Total (For 7 wickets in 73 overs)               205

Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-3, 3-43, 4-56, 5-158, 6-194, 7-196.

Bowling: Mohammed Shami 8-2-18-2, R Ashwin 28-4-111-3, RA

Jadeja 27-13-48-1, UT Yadav 8-1-23-0, M Vijay 2-0-3-0.