Virat Kohli’s double century guides India to 467/4 against New Zealand on 2nd day of 3rd test
India continued to dominate the third test match against New Zealand with a superb score of 472/4 on the second day as Captain Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane put up a solid 250 run fourth wicket partnership for the hosts.
Currently India is leading the series 2-0. India managed to scored 434/3 in 136 overs, after electing to bat first.
Captain Virat Kohli scored a double century and ended his dream run in the test, scoring 211, with a superb innings that saw him knocking the Kiwi bowlers left and right, he hit 20 fours after facing 366 balls.
Ajinkya Rahane is now batting, unbeaten on 163, that includes 16 fours and four sixes. The duo has put up a solid partnership of 250 runs after losing three wickets early on Saturday.
Kohli and Rahane entertained the huge crowd that gathered at the at Indore to enjoy the match on Sunday morning.
India were 267/3 yesterday with Kohli at 103* and Rahane at 79* at the crease.
Kiwis had some advantage early on Sunday under the humid conditions in the ground. Kiwis were fortunate enough when they brought the third-ball change of the day in the 51st over, but the Indian duo was able to make a solid fourth-wicket partnership that helped India to come back to the game after losing three wickets on the first day easily.
New Zealand Skipper Kane Williamson and Tom Latham did their best to tackle the Indian batsmen, but to anvil as the duo went on a rampage trail blasting the Kiwi bowlers mercilessly.
Trent Boult. probably bowled his worst spell of the tour on Sunday morning and couldn’t swing the ball with his deliveries which were either too wide or too short.
But, Henry crated enough troubles for Rahane with his short-pitched deliveries that lifted off the surface, but the Indian pair were formidable and too good for the Kiwi’s at Indore, which is hosting its first test series.