Live Cricket Score India vs New Zealand: While India is on a high after comprehensive wins in Kanpur and Kolkata, New Zealand will try to avoid a whitewash. With a scoreboard lead of 2-0, and winning margins of 197 and 178 runs, the hosts are a clear favourite. Meanwhile, New Zealand, battling with injuries, and inexperience, will sure look forward to a good Test with the return of their captain Kane Williamson. Williamson, because of illness, could not play the Kolkata test. New Zealand has had many injured players in the series, but India too has lost bowlers like Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Even the openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan will not be playing, and that will mark the return of Gautam Gambhir.
India has played well in the series by winning at important moments. With the ongoing tussle amongst the cricketing board BCCI and Supreme Court’s Lodha panel, the Indian team will sure look forward to diverting all attention towards the game. Meanwhile, Murali Vijay and Gautam Gambhir will be the openers for India. Gambhir will be playing in Tests after a gap of two years. It remains to be seen how he takes to the newer challenges of the Indian cricket team. Meanwhile, the New Zealand team also made two changes. Neil Wagner has been replaced by Jimmy Neesham and captain Williamson came in for Henry Nicholls. Catch live cricket scores and live cricket updates from the India vs NZ, third Test here.
PLAYING XI FOR INDIA:
Gautam Gambhir, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav
PLAYING XI FOR NEW ZEALAND:
Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, BJ Watling, Jeetan Patel, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
India: Gautam Gambhir, Umesh Yadav in for Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
New Zealand: Kane Williamson, Jimmy Neesham in for Henry Nichollas, Neil Wagner
Live cricket score India vs New Zealand commentary and live cricket streaming:
04.05 pm: FOUR! Around middle and leg, Kohli flicks it wristily through mid-wicket and the ball rolls on the carpet through to the boundary. IND 222/3 in 78 overs
04.01 pm: 50 for Rahane, his 10th in Test cricket. IND 214/3 in 76.1 overs
1.55 pm: 133/3 in 52 overs
1:15 pm: IND 112/3 in 42.3 overs
12.56 pm: FOUR! Kohli drives it confidently. IND 105/3 in 37 overs
12.52 pm: OUT! Bowled ! Pujara goes onto his back foot to defend but the ball spins away a touch after landing. Pujara misses it and the ball goes through to disturb the off stump. IND 100/3 in 36 overs.
12.43 pm: A solid shot! Pujara goes onto back foot and pulls through square leg for 4. IND 94/2 in 34 overs
12.30 pm: IND 94/2 in 34
12.10 pm: Back for the second session! Pujara and Kohli stride out
11.30 am: Lunch! India 75/2 at lunch. Pujara 29*, Kohli 7*, Boult 1/23, Patel 1/7
11.00 am: OUT! Boults gets his man, traps Gambhir lbw for 29. IND 60/2 in 19.5 overs. Captain Kohli is the next man in.
10:30 am: Fifty comes up for India. Gambhir 28*, Pujara 12*
10.23 am: Trent Boult is back into the attack
10.15 am: 41/1 (10 overs) India briskly pacing ahead
10.04 am: 26/1 (4.5 overs) OUT! Murali Vijay hands a catch at short leg to Latham.
9.54: 26/0 (4.0 overs) Gambhir shows who is the boss. Hits two continuous sixes, over the middle and long leg!
9.45 am : India 6/0 (2.0) Gambhir hits Henry to Gambhir for a boundary.
9.39 am: India 1/0 (1ov); Murali Vijay started the innings with his array of distinctive defensive strokes to see off the swinging ball.