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A J
6:29 AM
Kane got out too early.
Let's see how well Ross plays.
 
6:55 AM
89/2 in the first session. Even or slightly in favour of India I'd say. Shame to lose Kane in the final over before lunch.
Ross is often hard to watch early on. Hopefully he survives
 
7:17 AM
And gone
214/3
 
7:28 AM
Nicholls gone lbw
218/4
 
7:51 AM
Latham gone for 95
227/5
Sad. He deserved a century
 
8:17 AM
Ravindra gone for 13
241/6
Still 104 behind
 
 
1 hour later…
9:26 AM
Blundell bowled by a ball that shoots along the ground
13 from 94 balls
258/7
87 runs behind
Two bowlers at the crease
Southee and Jamieson
5 for Axar Patel
Southee gone
270/8
75 runs behind
 
10:14 AM
Jamieson gone for 23
284/9
61 behind
 
10:26 AM
296 all out
49 runs behind
This is why we needed to restrict India to 300!
 
A J
lol
No one could score any big after 3rd one.
The pitch was suitable for batting on first day.
It showed mixed reactions on 2nd.
But it was suitable for bowling today.
 
Goodness knows what it will be like on day 5 if we need that
 
A J
Well, you're gonna need a pitch suitable for batting.
Because you are most likely to get a good chasable score.
If it's suitable for bowling tomorrow, then you may not have to worry about pitch conditions.
Better restrict India under 200 tomorrow.
 
150 would be good
don't fancy chasing > 200
 
A J
You have to wish for the pitch to be suitable for bowling tomorrow.
 
10:40 AM
Ooo!
Gill bowled first ball from Jamieson
 
A J
Did you really wish that? ;D
> 50 Test wickets for Kyle Jamieson, and he's the fastest New Zealander to that mark.
 
Oh yes I had forgotten about that
Good for him
 
A J
The first inning went pretty much same for both teams.
Good score from top order, good partnership, but the rest didn't do that well.
 
A J
Could I do that? Didn't really know. LOL
@PaulWhite He broke Shane Bond's record.
He didn't get to play that much. Just around 9 years.
 
10:50 AM
@AJ Iyer and Jadeja went well at 5 & 6
 
A J
Yeah, but first 2-3 failed
I wonder how many overs are left
It's almost there.
 
Maybe just this one
 
A J
If India scores big, then NZ will have to play for the draw.
2 days are sufficient to either win or lose.
 
Umpires force a change to spin due to bad light
 
A J
There are only a couple of overs left.
 
10:58 AM
Two minutes
 
A J
It might be the last over.
Stumps
 
14/1 = 63/1
We will need a lot of quick wickets tomorrow
 
A J
either take wickets or play for draw.
:P
 
Really don't think that's going to be a good option
Might be forced into it
Probably will
 
A J
Yep.
At least something good happened for NZ today, the wicket of Gill.
Axar took 5-wickets five times in just 7 innings.
 
11:09 AM
Yes Indian conditions really suit his bowling
 
A J
and 10 wickets once in a match.
@PaulWhite It is quite suitable for spinners.
 
Well Ashwin picked up a couple of late ones but Jadeja struggled
33-10-57-1
Can't quite believe we went from 197/1 to 296/10
Added less than 100
Tricky batting day, and most of them did quite well but there were a few failures
Ah well it is what it is. We will see what tomorrow brings
 
A J
11:31 AM
@PaulWhite Our last 6 wickets went that way.
4 wickets before lunch and you will have the game.
 
@AJ True
 
A J
If India plays for the whole day tomorrow, you gotta play carefully on 5th day.
 

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