Virat Kohli’s 211, Ajinkya Rahane’s 188 put India in command against New Zealand

Virat Kohli scores his second double century and his record stand with Ajinkya Rahane helped India to 557/5 dec against New Zealand.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 9, 2016 10:53 pm
india vs new zealand, ind vs nz, india new zealand, virat kohli, kohli, ind vs nz score, ind vs nz 3rd, rahane, ajinkya rahane, cricket score, cricket news, cricket Virat Kohli (R) and Ajinkya Rahane shared a 365-run stand for the fourth wicket against New Zealand. (Source: AP)

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane broke some records on second day in Indore. And they broke the New Zealand back as well. While the India captain scored his second double century in Test cricket, the vice-captain scored 188 runs they shared one of India’s highest partnerships in Tests and help their team declare for 557/5 in Indore. Kohli struck his second double century in Tests and became the first Test captain from India to achieve this landmark.

The Indian batsmen punished a out-of-sorts New Zealand bowling attack in front of a 24, 00 thousand strong Indore crowd that cheered every runs from the bat of Indian batsmen.

Resuming on Saturday’s 267/3, Kohli and Rahane expected the short stuff from New Zealand players but batted brilliantly to deny the bowlers any wicket in the first two session on Sunday. Rahane, was uncomfortable against the short pitched delivery on Saturday, was once again attacked with the same length but the Mumbai batsman was showed great temperament to not play any risky shot.

Kohli was finally dismissed when Jeetan Patel trapped him in front of the wickets on an individual score of 211 just after Tea. Rahane looked good for a double century but chased a wide ball from Boult and was caught behind. Rohit Sharma scored his fifth half-century of the series before Kohli decided to declare. New Zealand survived the nine overs and were 28/0 at stumps.

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    Radha Krishnan
    Oct 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm
    A great show of play.congratulation to both Kholi and
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      mayI
      Oct 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm
      It would be savvy to include other players in the test squad especially for overseas pitches. Players who have already pla overseas like unmukt Chand Ashok Menaria Robin Bist Siddarth Kaul Rishi Dhawan Pragyan Ojha Harshal Patel Axar Patel.
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        Shivram Vaidya
        Oct 9, 2016 at 2:11 pm
        WELL DONE VIRAT, AJINKYA AND ROHIT ! NOW THE BOWLERS HAVE TO DELIVER !! BEST OF LUCK !
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