August 25, 2012
Heavy rain lashed on to Rajiv Gandhi International stadium, which meant play has been officially called off.
Replying to India's first innings total of 438, New Zealand were following on at 41/1 in their second innings after being dismissed for 159 in their first essay.
More rain is expected on Day 4, but for now the scheduled start of play is 9:30 am.
Rain has stopped play here at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium with India in command of the first Test.
After dismissing New Zealand for 159 in the first innings, the hosts enforced the follow on and then managed to get the wicket of Matin Guptil for 16, leaving Kiwis struggling at 41-1.
Earlier, Indian spinners R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha wreaked havoc as they shared nine wickets between them to dismiss the visitors for 159.
Ashwin picked up 6-31, while Ojha picked up 3-44.
In their second essay, Ojha struck the first blow as he caught Martin Guptill right in front of the stumps.
Pragyan Ohja strikes the first blow for India as he removes Martin Guptil for 16.
No shot offered from the batsman as the ball hits him low -- umpire Ian Gould raises the finger in affirmation.
New Zealand 26-1. McCullum is on 8, while Kane Williamson is yet to open his account.
New Zealand are off to a cautious start in their second essay after being forced to follow on.
The visitors earlier, were bundled out for 159, coutresy off a six wicket haul from R Ashwin.
In the second innings however, they are making a conscious effort to move their feet more so that they can meet the ball on the full.
At the end of 13 overs New Zealand were 22-0. Guptill is on 15, while McCullum is on 5.
Trent Boult becomes the fifth victim for Ashwin as New Zealand are struggling to avoid the follow-on at Uppal.
A regulation bad-pad dismissal as Boult looked to work one round the corner but got an inside edge and was taken by Gambhir at forward short leg.
New Zealand struggling to save the follow-on as Chris Martin walks out to the middle.
And as we speak, Martin is knocked over off the first ball. A six-wicket haul for Ashwin at the stroke of lunch.
Franklin remains not out at 43. The news is India have enforced the follow on.
It's Jeetan Patel's turn to make the long walk back to the pavillion as Ashwin is into the act again.
A flighted delivery from the off spinner as Patel goes for a drive, giving a catch back to the bowler.
It's been an uphill battle for the visitors as they were 153-8 after 58 overs. Franklin is on 41 along with Trent Boult who is yet to open his account.
Just when it looked like a partnership is developing, India strikes.
Dough Bracewell's patience runs out as he tries to smash one out of the ground, but fails to cover the spin of the ball.
Dhoni is more than happy to whip the bails off as New Zealand were 141-7 and looking down the barrel.
Bracewell made 17.
Dough Bracewell is proving to be an ideal partner to James Franklin as the duo look to build a partnership for New Zealand.
Bracewell who announced himself with a straight drive off Umesh Yadav has shown good defence to pacers as well as spinners so far.
Franklin on the other hand, is steady for now and has dropped the anchor to build a partnership.
Kiwis need another 98 runs to avoid the follow on. At the end of 51 overs New Zealand were 141-6.
Franklin is on 39, while Bracewell is on 17.
Macth finally begins as Umesh Yadav runs in.
James Franklin clips one through the leg side for a couple. Franklim follows it with three through midwicket.
Next up a short delivery from Umesh, wraps on the pads of van Wyk -- a loud appeal as umpire raises the finger in affirmation.
New Zealand 111-6.
Welcome to the update of the Day 3 play bteween India and New Zealand here in Hyderabad.
The news from the middle is not that bright as covers are on. The curator feels there would be an hours delay.
India ended Day 2 in a commanding position. First they posted a mammoth 438 on board, then the spinner R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha ran through half their side for just 106.
Ashwin picked up 3-30, while Ojha picked up 2-35. Kiwis need another 132 runs to avoid the follow on.