An evenly poised sixth day began with India’s skipper Virat Kohli up against his nemesis Tim Southee. Kohli survived the first spell and then he was up against Kyle Jamieson, who had dismissed him in the first innings. Kohli defended all the nipping-in deliveries, but he poked at one wide outside off, probably looking for a quick single towards third man. However, the extra pace and bounce from Jamieson meant that Kohli was quite late in playing that and ended up edging it straight to the keeper BJ Watling.
Pujara too followed Kohli to the dressing, getting dismissed by the same bowler and all of a sudden, India was in huge trouble. Jamieson was breathing fire and Pujara’s wicket was a classic example of it. He teased Pujara by bowling outside off and Pujara, caught in two minds whether to play it or leave it, ends up poking from the toe end of the bat and gave a simple catch in the slips.
The onus was on Rahane and Pant to steer the innings and while Rahane held one end, Pant was looking to score runs whenever he got opportunities. Pant found himself lucky against Kyle Jamieson as he edged one straight to the first slip, only to be dropped by a diving Tim Southee.
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