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Cricket - India 159/1 against NZ, lead by 215 runs

AFP logoAFP 24/09/2016
India's Murali Vijay rests during the third day of the first cricket test match between India and New Zealand at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on September 24, 2016. ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- © Provided by AFP India's Murali Vijay rests during the third day of the first cricket test match between India and New Zealand at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on September 24, 2016. ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE-----

India were 159 for one at stumps against New Zealand as the hosts stretched their second innings lead to 215 on the third day of the first Test in Kanpur. Murali Vijay on 64 and Cheteshwar Pujara on 50 put together an unbeaten 107-run stand for the second wicket to gain control of proceedings. Spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin starred for India after sharing nine wickets to help bowl out the visitors for 262 in their first innings.

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