India vs New Zealand, 2nd test, live score updates: India looks at the barrel on day 3

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4 pm:
The players are in the field. Tim Southee will start for New Zealand with Rishabh Pant (1 *) on strike.

First news: to begin with, it is a bit cloudy, but fortunately it still does not rain.



3:35 am: Welcome once again to the live cricket coverage of Timesofindia.com and if you join us from India, also a very good day for you. It is the third day of the second and final test between India and New Zealand in Christchurch.

India's first order wasted a golden opportunity with another batting performance of poor quality when New Zealand regained complete control of the stumps on day two.

Mohammed Shami (4/81 in 23.1 overs) and Jasprit Bumrah (3/62 in 22 overs) were brilliant in their execution, dismissing New Zealand by 235. However, the superior order of India failed miserably once again in the second Entry as New Zealand recovered, reducing India to 90/6.

India now has 97 races ahead with only four wickets in hand and a miraculous effort will be needed to avoid another series of laundering after ODI.

India had Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant batting in 5 and 1, respectively, when stumps were removed on day two at the Hagley Oval.

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