Highlights: 1st Test: India Vs New Zealand, Day 3

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Published: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 12:00 [IST]
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Highlights: 1st Test: India Vs NZ, Day 3

Hyderabad, Aug 25: Indians had an amazing first session despite a delayed start on Day three as they reduced New Zealand to 159.

Here are the highlights of Day Two and Day Three of the First Test between India and New Zealand

# New Zealand reached 150 runs in 55.5 overs

# New Zealand need to score 239 to avoid follow-on, which seems to be impossible as they are short by 81 runs

# New Zealand trail by 284 runs

# Ashwin, Ojha and Yadav both claimed Jeetan Patel, Bracewell and van Wyk in their first over of the day

# Ashwin recorded his third five-wicket haul

# Chris Martin recorded his 34th duck in Tests

# Play started at 10:30 AM after an hour's delay due to rain

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Cheteshwar Pujara added 127 runs for the sixth wicket, which is the third highest stand

# Jeetan Patel recorded his best bowling figures against India having claimed 4 wickets for 100runs in the first innings of the first Test at Hyderabad

# Patel's 4/100 is the second best by a New Zealand bowler as Daniel Vettori holds the record for the best performance at the venue (Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium) with 5/135 since Nov 2010

# Patel has claimed four or more wickets thirce in his career, as he had claimed 5/110 Vs West Indies in 2008, 4/78 Vs Sri Lanka in 2009 and against India in the first Test at Hyderabad as he claimed 4/100

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored his 25th Test fifty and his fourth against New Zealand

# Dhoni's record against NZ is quite impressive, as he had scored 372 runs off 8 innings at an amazing average of 53.14

# India also registered their second highest total at Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, as they posted 438 in the first innings, while the highest has been 472 against Kiwis in 2010-11

# Zaheer Khan recorded his 26th duck in Tests which is also a record, as his tally of five ducks is the most in India-New Zealand Tests

# Pujara-Dhoni's 127-run stand for sixth wicket is the highest partnership at Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium in Uppal

# Virat Kohli has taken three catches in the innings, for the first time, as he dismissed McCullum, Guptill and Taylor.

# Ajit Wadekar, S Venkataraghavan have taken four catches in an innings in India-NZ Tests, and Virat Kohli would join the club if he grabs another one on Saturday

# Kruger van Wyk in his 6th Test match claimed his first stumping and his first duck of his Test career in the first Test against India at Hyderabad

# Trent Boult has claimed three wickets thrice in his career so far, agianst India, Australia and West Indies

# Pujara's 159, is the second highest individual score at Uppal, as New Zealand's Brendon McCullum had scored 225 against India in Nov 2010


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