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IN PHOTOS: India vs New Zealand, Auckland Test (Day 3)

Last updated on: February 08, 2014 13:46 IST

IN PHOTOS: India vs New Zealand, Auckland Test (Day 3)

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India face the daunting task of scoring 407 runs to win the first Test after New Zealand suffered a dramatic batting collapse in the second innings and were skittled out for 105 in Auckland on Saturday.

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India were 87 for one at close, still needing 320 runs for a remarkable victory.

With two full days left in the game, a result is inevitable.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan (49), who survived an LBW appeal off Ish Sodhi off the last ball of the day, and Cheteshwar Pujara (22) were at the crease when play ended.

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Image: India's Shikhar Dhawan is unbeaten on 49.
Photographs: Nigel Marple/Reuters

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Resuming at 130 for four, India were bowled for 202, conceding a first innings lead of 301 runs.

Overnight batsmen Rohit Sharma (72) and Ajinkya Rahane (26) failed to carry on their good work of the previous day.

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Image: India's Ajinkya Rahane, right and Rohit Sharma.
Photographs: Nigel Marple/Reuters

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Neil Wagner was the most successful bowler for New Zealand, finishing with 4-64 from 11 overs.

He found ample support from Trent Boult (3-38) and Tim Southee (3-38).

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Image: Neil Wagner celebrates Mohammed Shami's wicket.
Photographs: Phil Walter/Getty Images

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The hosts did not enforce the follow-on on, hoping to bury the visitors under a mountain of runs.

The ploy failed, as the Indians bounced back brilliantly and bundled out the Kiwis for 105 runs in 41.2 overs on an eventful third day, which saw as many as 17 wickets fall at Eden Park.

Ross Taylor was the top scorer with 41, which came off 73 balls, including five boundaries and a six.

Only three other Kiwi batsmen managed a double digit score.

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Image: Ross Taylor leaves the field after being dismissed for 41.
Photographs: Phil Walter/Getty Images

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The Indian bowlers took four wickets in the morning session and New Zealand never recovered from those early jolts.

Mohammed Shami triggered the collapse, dismissing both openers.

Shami (3/38), Ishant Sharma (3/28) and Zaheer Khan (2/23) brought India back into the game.


Image: Mohammed Shami celebrates bowling Corey Anderson.
Photographs: Phil Walter/Getty Images

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