India vs New Zealand 3rd test, Virat Kohli ended the day with century :- This match has been a game of patience from both of the teams. The Kiwi bowlers bowled very tightly and the Indian batsmen were doing their work patiently. India lost its first wicket as Vijay at the score of 26. He made just 10 by playing 18 deliveries and was caught by Letham on a Jeetan Patel’s delivery.
India’s score was again on track but Trent Boult wrecked the expectations of Indian fans. This was a big match for Gautam Gambhir but he lost his wicket when he was playing at just 29 (53). He was taken lbw on slow delivery by Trent Boult. Gautam Gambhir again failed to prove himself. After this wicket the Indian score was 60-2. The crowd roared because they knew that Kohli is the next batsman to the crease. The right handed batsman, Virat Kohli came to the crease.
India vs New Zealand 3rd test, Match Prediction, 8th October 2016
Vaunue: – Eden Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal
India- 267/3 (90.0 overs) Current run rate-2.97
Day 1: Stumps
Key Statistics: –
Partnership: – 167 (325)
Last Wicket: – Pujara 41 (108)
Current Run Rate: – 2.97
Last 10 Overs: – 38 runs, 0 wickets
Toss: – India (Batting)
|Batsman||Run||Balls Played||4s||6s||Strike Rate|
Match Prediction: – India vs New Zealand
New Zealand- 30%
India Vs New Zealand Team Sqaud
India: Virat Kohli (C), Murli Vijay, Guatam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkay Rahane, R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (W), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Karun Nair, Shardul Thakur
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Tom Latham, Martin Guptil, Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, BJ Watling (W), Matt Henry, Jeetan Patel, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls, Doug Bracewell, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi
Pujara was building his score very well. But he stuck in the crease on a very deep delivery of Santner that pitched off around off. Very soon Pujara realized that he had missed the ball. Thus he was bowled by Mitchell Santner and India lost its third wicket at the score of 100. Pujara made 41 (108) [4s-6].
Ajinkya Rahane, left handed batsman, entered to the field. India was struggling at 108. This was the best time when Kohli and Ajinkya Rahne could prove their potential. And till the end of the day, they both had done their work.
Kohli and Ajinkya started to play their game. Ajinkya was playing his natural game but the Indian skipper was really opposite. He was playing little slower than his natural game. A couple of chances were given by Rahane and Kohli but wasn’t accepted by the visiting team. Both teams are playing attritional cricket all the way. Indian team is building its score by a rate of less than three runs per over. They showed army like defence. First session spent well balanced. The Indian skipper completed his half century on Jeetan Patel’s delivery on 5th delivery of 58th over. The signs his good form were so special in Kolkata. But there was no celebration by Indian skipper. He had set his eyes for a big innings, you would imagine. At this time, India’s score was 156-3 in 60th over.
There was an appeal by James Neesham in 61st over on his 4th delivery when Rahane was on the crease. But umpire gave not out to Rahane and it was an excellent decision by umpire.
Ajinkya Rahane fought with Kiwi bowlers and he received the prize of his hard work. He completed his 10th half century of test cricket in 76th over on first delivery of Jeetan Patel by hitting SIX. He made remember of Virendra Sehwag. It was Viru’s style.
The Indian skipper hit the ball towards the point fielder and rushed for a single on 5th ball of 84th over. But the field threw the ball towards stumps and it was a direct-hit. New Zealand thought that they have got Kohli. But Indian skipper was also looking confident. But there was a decision of Not Out by third umpire as same as Kohli’s thoughts. Before this ball Kiwi skipper had a long decision with Matt Henry. But the Indian skipper made everything useless and he made his 12th century in test cricket. It was his 37th century of International cricket.
Virat Kohlil really enjoyed his century because he and his partner Ajinkya Rahane have put India in very such good position from where they can dominate in the game. At the end of the day, India’s score was 267/3 (90.0 Over).
This day was for both of the batsmen. The current partnership has pulled the match little away from New Zealand. The Kiwi team have competed in first two sessions but the last session was completely for India. The Kiwis will have to put great efforts to come back in the game otherwise Indian squad is going to put huge score on the score board.