New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is putting all efforts to break this partnership and has taken the second new ball.
With Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane hoding fort, India are looking to put up a big score in the first innings. India are 225 for 3 with Kohli 84 and Rahane 56 still at the crease.
Ajinkya Rahane completes his half-century and India going steadily to a big score.
Coming together at the score of 100 for 3, Virat Kohli and Rahane has dominated the bowling and had added 108 runs till now. With 15 overs still to go, can Kohli complete his century today? If Kohli scores century, it will be the first of this series. India reaches 200 in 72nd over with Kohli and Rahane going great guns.
After 66 overs India are 178 for 3 with Kohli on 64 and Rahane on 31 still at the crease.
Post-tea, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane continued to thwart the New Zealand bowling attack and put India in a strong position. Captain Virat Kohli completed his half-century and Rahane continued to flourish with his company. India are 161 for 3 with Kohli on 56 and Rahane on 21 at the crease.