India, led by Virat Kohli, enjoyed a great day in office and finished the first day’s play of third Test in Indore at 267/3 against New Zealand. Kohli led from the front and scored his 13th Test ton and first since his double hundred against West Indies in July, a wait of 11 Tests. He remained unbeaten at 103 from 191 balls and was supported by Ajinkya Rahane who struggled his way to 79* at close. Earlier, Kohli continued his love affair with coin-toss and won his seventh toss in a row as captain and decided to bat first. Murali Vijay was sent back early by Jeetan Patel but comeback man Gautam Gambhir played some wonderful shots and reached 29 with help of four fours and two sixes before being trapped LBW. Cheteshwar Pujara was played wonderfully before being undone by a Mitchell Santner ripper. Rahane struggled initially and later with thr short ball but kept his calm. Close to 19,000 people attend the first ever day of Test cricket in Indore.
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