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Third Test: Gambhir, Pujara shine as India extend lead (Lunch Report)


Indore, Oct 11 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir and Cheteshwar Pujara hit half-centuries to carry India to a dominant position at lunch on the fourth day of the third Test against New Zealand at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.

At the end of the first session of the day, India were at 127/2 in their second innings, having extended their lead to 385 runs.

For India, Pujara and India captain Virat Kohli were at the crease at the break.

Gambhir (50), who has won back his place in the team after quite a long gap, completed his half-century off just 56 deliveries before being sent back to the pavilion by Kiwi spinner Jeetan Patel.

Pujara also extended his run of good form, completing his fourth half-century of this series and his 11th in Test cricket just before the lunch break.



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