Auckland, Feb 8 IBNS | 10 months ago

A dramatic fourth day is on cards for spectators as India need 320 runs more to win the first Test against New Zealand after the homeside collapsed dramatically in their second innings at Eden Park here on Saturday.

Chasing 407 for victory, India were 87 for 1 at stumps.

New Zealand still stand on a much comfortable position above India, though the home side collapsed dramatically in their second innings.

The home side started the third day of the Test well by bowling out India for 202 in their first innings. India were short of New Zealand by 301 runs.

Rohit Sharma remained the top scorer for India with his 72. He smashed eight boundaries and a six in his knock.

Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten at 30.

Neil Wagner bowled aggressively for New Zealand and picked up four wickets while Tim Southee and Trent Boult scalped three wickets each.

The conditions in the morning favoured pacers and the New Zealand batsmen faced troubles on Saturday.

New Zealand were bowled out for 105 in just over three hours.

The home side made a remarkable recovery after being reduced to 25 for five at one stage of the game.

Ross Taylor remained the pick of the batsmen with his 41.

Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma picked up three wickets each while Zaheer Khan scalped two and spinner

Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket in the innings to help the visitors give a slight chance in the game.

New Zealand had scored 503 in their first innings.

(Posted on 08-02-2014)

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