Watch: 17 wickets tumble in a single day

Watch: 17 wickets tumble in a single day

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New Zealand hosted a 2-match Test series against India in February 2014. It was the first match at the Auckland and India won the toss and put the opposition into bat first.

India had a good start with the ball with three early wickets, but the New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum played one of the best knocks of his international career of 224 runs from 307 balls. The hosts posted a total of 503 in the first innings. Ishant Sharma picked up 6 wickets for India in the first innings. In reply, India ended Day 2 on 130/4 with Rohit Sharma on 67 and Ajinkya Rahane on 23.

Day 3: It all happened on the Day 3, which saw India getting all out, New Zealand also got bowled out in their second innings cheaply and India batted again. It started with Rahane edging Tim Southee after the pair adding 8 runs in the day. Then his partner, Rohit chopped a delivery from Trent Boult to have India struggling.

Rohit soon followed his partner back to the pavilion. Then it was the Indian skipper, MS Dhoni who was dismissed for 10 runs. Other than Ravindra Jadeja, who remained unbeaten on 30, the tail-enders fell down cheaply with India trailing by 301 runs. But, Indian bowlers came out with a positive intent and were well supported by the fielders.

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Mohammed Shami struck twice in his first 2 overs to have New Zealand in some sort of trouble at 9/2 after 3 overs. Veteran bowler Zaheer Khan came into the party picking the key wicket of Kane Williamson. Then, it was a stunning effort by Ravindra Jadeja to see the back of the Kiwi skipper, who ran him out. The hosts went into lunch and the scoreboard read 15/4.

After Lunch, Shami continued his aggressive bowling and had shattered the stumps of Corey Anderson by an in-swinger from around the wicket. Next to be dismissed was Ross Taylor who looked good for his 41, but his stay ended with an incredible catch from Rahane at gully to give Zaheer Khan his second wicket.

Jadeja claimed the wicket of Tim Southee and Ishant who had been unlucky on many occasions, came into the party with 3 wickets off BJ Watling, Ish Sodhi, and Neil Wagner to end the innings with New Zealand all out for 105.

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With 406 runs to win, India had a mountain to climb as they were chasing history at the Auckland. India end the day with 87 for 1 after losing the opener Murali Vijay for 13 – to make it a total of 17 wickets in Day 3.

Shikhar Dhawan scored 115 runs but failed to take India over the line as New Zealand won the match by 40 runs.

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