Kolkata: Indian team have managed to pile up just 110/6 in 31 overs at tea on day three of the second cricket Test match against New Zealand mounting their overall lead to 222 runs. It looks like the match is setting up nicely and can be said to be evenly poised, probably a little more favored towards India keeping in mind the pitch conditions on the fourth and fifth day for the Kiwis to bat in the fourth innings.
Rohit Sharma along with the local boy Wriddhiman Saha are taking on the challenge for India against the Kiwis. While for New Zealand, Pacer Matt Henry had the best figures of 3/34 for New Zealand.
India after scoring 316 in their first innings bowled out New Zealand team for a mere total of 204 and were 12 for no loss in their second innings at lunch on the third day of the second Test match played at the Eden gardens.
Resuming at 128/7 overnight, New Zealand were all out for 204 in their first innings. Jeetan Patel (47; 47 b, 9×4) was the top scorer for Kiwis. He was the man who made them reach the 200 run mark.
For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/48) and Mohammed Shami (3/70) were the key wicket takers. They have managed to make the most of the pitch conditions.