Iqbal, Bhatt sparkle as India reign

Iqbal, Bhatt sparkle as India reign

The Indian side had reduced the Kiwis to 24 for two in their first innings on day one after rattling up 404 for six declared and on Sunday, bundled out their opponents for 272. India further tightened their gripped over the match as they took three more wickets for 48 runs after asking Kiwis to bat again.

New Zealand are still trailing by 84 runs with seven second innings wickets intact. Abdulla (3/78) and Bhatt (3/39) took three wickets each as they broke the back of the Kiwi middle order.

Dean Brownlie (55) was top scorer for the Kiwis, while skipper Daniel Flynn (52) and Luke Woodcock (48) also resisted Indians.

Hendricks shines
An unbeaten double century by Reeza Hendricks placed South Africa in a commanding position at the close of play on Sunday on the second day of their three-day match against Australia at Endeavour Park.

The visitors declared their first innings at 407 for six in reply to the home team’s 224. At
stumps, Australia were 23 without loss in their second innings.

Reeza cracked 27 fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 222 For South Africa, medium-fast Kyle Abbot and Jacobus Pienaar claimed five wickets each, conceding 37 runs each.

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