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Twitter Reacts As New Zealand Continue To Dominate India 

Twitter Reacts As New Zealand Continue To Dominate India
Trent Boult rocked the Indian batting. Credits: Twitter

New Zealand continued their domination on Day three of the first Test match against India as the visitors finished the day at 144-4, still trailing by 39 runs. Ajinkya Rahane (25) and Hanuma Vihari (15) made sure the tourists go back unscathed after the dismissal of Virat Kohli. Early in the day, India had a dream start as they got two early wickets of BJ Watling and Tim Southee.

However, once again the opposition’s tail frustrated the Indian bowling. Colin de Grandhomme and debutant Kyle Jamieson added 71 runs for the eighth wicket partnership with the former scoring 43 runs. Jamieson continued to have a dream debut as he scored 44 runs. Furthermore, Trent Boult added salt to the injury as the clobbered 38 runs from only 24 balls.

Virat Kohli, VVS Laxman
Virat Kohli celebrates with the team. Credits: BCCI Twitter

New Zealand is in command.

Ergo, New Zealand was able to extend its lead to 183 runs. On the other hand, India once again got off to bad start as Prithvi Shaw was dismissed cheaply for 14 runs. Subsequently, Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal added 51 runs for the second wicket but the former was dismissed on the last ball before the Tea break.

Pujara made an error in judgment as he decided to leave the ball which was coming into him. Mayank Agarwal once again showed the resistance and scored 58 runs but the Indian opener didn’t have the rub of the green on his side.

Tim Southee, New Zealand vs India 2020
Tim Southee (Image Credit: Twitter)

Agarwal got a faint edge to the keeper to a harmless half-volley down the leg-side. Virat Kohli once again looked at sea during his stay of 19 runs and he has dismissed off a short-pitched ball from Trent Boult. Consequently, the Kiwis were able to put themselves in a commanding position.

Boult was the pick of the New Zeland bowlers taking three wickets. Rahane and Vihari will need to come up with a big effort on Day four to keep India in the contest.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Day three:

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