Live cricket score India vs New Zealand: The Virat Kohli led Indian cricket team managed to paint itself into a corner courtesy some rank bad cricket. From focusing on boundaries to refusing to take singles and twos, the batsmen were intent on committing hara kiri. This also applied to the two most successful batsmen on day 1, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane both of whom neared their centuries but then threw it all away, surrendering all the advantage that India could have built on. Kohli himself is badly out of touch and even though he is trying to build-up and innings by first playing himself in, he is still not being able to stop the opposition from easily getting him out. However, what really has been highlighted by Team India is that there is some kind of a communications problem in the team. Otherwise, why would the batsmen, including spinner R Ashwin and keeper Saha be intent on playing like this was a T20 match and not a Test. They were blasting the ball all around without any thought being given to the match situation. Is Anil Kumble actually looking at this? If so, then why is it happening again after the first Test when India threw away the wickets on day 1. Fortunately, they pulled things back the next day and ultimately won the Test. But can we bet on the same eventuality in Kolkata?
The bowlers had done a good job then and the batsmen went on to bat well in the second to beat the Kiwis. The Kiwis are a weakened lot having lost their captain Kane Williamson, but they have shown that they have the resources to make a strong comeback. The very fact that their bowlers have been able to peg back India in both Tests in the first innings, shows their quality. The advantage of the toss is still with India, they will not be batting last and this is surely the biggest positive in the Test so far for India.
Live cricket score India vs New Zealand commentary and live cricket streaming:
* India have 3 wickets in hand and all to do in the Test
* India have scored 239/7 in 86 at a run rate of 2.77 with W Saha batting on 14, and R Jadeja 0
* Trent Boult has 1 wicket while Matt Henry has 3, Jeetan Patel 2 and Neil Wagner 1.
Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (W), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor (C), Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi, Bradley Watling (W), Matt Henry, Jeetan Patel, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.
Live score update:
09.59 AM: India 259/7 at the end of 92 overs, Ravinder Jadeja(4) and Wriddhiman Saha (26)
10.51 AM: India 312/9 at the end of 104 overs at 3.03 runs per over (RPO)
11.01 AM: India all-out for 316 on Day 2 in Kolkata
New Zealand 1st innings
11.15 AM: New Zealand 10/1, Tom Latham (1) LBW, B- M Shami at the end of 1.5 over
11:22 AM: New Zealand 18/2, Martin Guptil (13), B- B Kumar
12.19 AM: New Zealand 23/3, H Nicolls (1), b Bhuvneshwar Kumar
12.36 PM: New Zealand 23/3 after 10 overs
1.05 PM: New Zealand 65/3 after 17 overs
1.52 PM: New Zealand 85/4 after 24.4 overs, L Ronchi (35), lbw- R Jadeja
3.45 PM: New Zealand 104/5 after 28 overs, R Talor (36), c- Murali Vijay, B- B Kumar
4.34 pm: New Zealand 122/6 after 32 overs, M Santner, lbw b Bhuvneshwar Kumar
4.40 PM: New Zealand 122/7 after 32 overs, M Henry, b Bhaneswar Kumar
5.15 PM: New Zealand 128/7 after 34 overs, B Watling(12), J Patel (5)