9 Feb 2014

India make positve start to day four

1:49 pm on 9 February 2014

India have made a positive start to day four of the first cricket Test against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland.

Chasing 407 to win the match, India resumed their second innings this morning on 87 for one.

They've since lost the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara for 23, but went to lunch at 180 for two.

Shikhar Dhawan (81) and Virat Kohli (55) have both posted unbeaten half centuries and combined for a third wicket stand of 84.

Tim Southee claimed today's wicket during an accurate spell to post figures of two wickets for 29 runs from 12 overs.

The New Zealand bowling became wayward towards the end of the session allowing India to score freely.

Yesterday, India were bowled out for 202 before lunch, but not asked to follow-on.

They then dismissed New Zealand for 105 in their second innings, giving the tourists a victory target which could become the third-highest successful run chase in test history.