Day 4: New Zealand needs 376 runs to win

KOLKATA, October 3:  India on the fourth day of the Second test match had extended their lead against the New Zealand. India had bowled out for 263 runs in the 2nd innings and had set New Zealand a target of 376 runs to win.

After India had set the target of 376 for New Zealand, the Openers Tom Latham and Martin Guptill is seemed to be in full form to reach the target. Tom Latham 31 and Martin Guptill 21 are battling to trail 1-0 after losing the opening match in Kanpur.

The tourists still need 321 runs for an improbable victory, or have to bat out two full sessions and a day to save the three-match Test cricket series. They are trailing India 0-1.

Earlier, resuming at 227 for eight, India were all out for 263 in their second knock.

Saha, who had run out of partners in the first innings after scoring 54, once again anchored the lower order, remaining not out with 58 (120 b, 6×4) — his fourth Test half century.

However, Rohit Sharma is the only fourth Indian batsmen who had double figured in 2nd innings. Shikhar Dhawan (17), Virat Kohli (45), Wriddhiman Saha (39*) were the others.

Rohit had scored 82 off 132 balls and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (8) were at the crease when play ended for the day.

The match between India and New Zealand is played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Wefornews Bureau

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