New Zealand’s Tim Southee celebrates with team-mates after taking the wicket of India’s Jasprit Bumrah during their first Test match in Wellington on Monday. Associated Press
New Zealand quick Trent Boult declared himself “happy to be back” as he bagged three wickets to leave India struggling for survival at stumps on day three of the first Test in Wellington on Sunday.
Taylor put his run of modest scores in the recent West Indies series behind him, posting his 34th half century to be not out for 66. Williamson needs just one further run for his 33rd half century.
Rashid Khan claimed 6-49 and completed his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket as Afghanistan overcame rain and fading light to crush Bangladesh by 224 runs in the one-off Test in Chittagong on Monday.
India, leading 2-1 in the series, struggled to make runs and lost crucial wickets early in the day, including skipper Virat Kohli who failed to score. But Pant put on 113 for the seventh wicket with Sundar to hit back after the England bowlers reduced India to 146 for six at one stage.
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