India take control on day 2 of Kolkata Test, who said what on Twitter

India came back strong on the second day and New Zealand are left reeling at 128 for 7 with Bhuvneshwat Kumar taking five wickets.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 1, 2016 6:09 pm
bhuvneshwar kumar, kumar, bhuvneshwar, india vs new zealand, india vs new zealand second test, kolkata test, eden gardens test, twitter, cricket news, sports news Bhuvneshwar Kumar took five wickets on day two. (Reuters Image)

India has the match firmly in their grasps at the end of a rain hampered day 2 at the Eden Gardens. Bhuvneshwar Kumar did more than enough to justify his selection by taking five wickets leaving New Zealand reeling 128 for 7. This is Kumar’s first five-wicket haul at home.

At the start of the day, local boys Wriddhiman Saha and Mohammed Shami batted resiliently to give India a good total. Saha scored a purposeful half century, his third in his Test career. The New Zealand batsmen were unable to hold their own and ended up losing 4 wickets with just 85 runs on the board in the post lunch session.

Weather played spoilsport towards tea and an early break that was taken owing to rains ended up lasting two and a half hours. After play resumed, India took the game by the scruff if its neck. Bhuvneshwar almost got a hat-trick when he dismissed Mitchell Santner and Matt Henry off consecutive balls.

It was drizzling a little bit towards the end of the day but it was bad light that forced the umpires to call it a day. At stumps New Zealand are 128 for 7 and trail India by 188 runs with 3 wickets remaining.

Here are some of the reactions to the day’s play from twitter: