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Ton-up Kohli steers India to 267/3 against NZ

AFPAFP 8/10/2016
Indian batsman Virat Kohli plays a shot during the first day of third test cricket match between India and New Zealand at The Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on October 8, 2016. ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUT © Provided by AFP Indian batsman Virat Kohli plays a shot during the first day of third test cricket match between India and New Zealand at The Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on October 8, 2016. ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUT

Skipper Virat Kohli struck form with a gritty century as India ended the opening day's play on a commanding 267 for three against New Zealand in the third and final Test in Indore.

The hosts, who elected to bat first, rode on an unbeaten 167-run partnership between Kohli (103) and Ajinkya Rahane(79) to gain control of the innings after early losses.

Kohli recorded his 13th Test ton in 48 matches after a string of low scores in his last seven innings since his first Test double hundred against West Indies in July.

The hosts, who took a 2-0 lead after winning the second Test, have set their sights on a whitewash against the tourists.

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