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R Ashwin removed New Zealand's top order on his own

India v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Kolkata

Ashwin's painful finger has Jayant on stand-by

Jayant Yadav was added to the India squad as a replacement for the ill Ishant Sharma, but he will be on stand-by for R Ashwin, who has a corn on the middle finger of his right hand

Cheteshwar Pujara executes a late cut

New Zealand in India 2016-17

Strike rate is for bowlers in Tests - Kumble

India's coach Anil Kumble has once again thrown his weight behind Cheteshwar Pujara, who had been spoken to by the team management about his strike rate

James Neesham during a pink-ball fielding session

New Zealand in India 2016-17

Injured Neesham ruled out of second Test too

New Zealand allrounder Jimmy Neesham has been ruled out of the second Test "at least" because of his rib injury that had kept him out of the Kanpur Test too

R Ashwin got rid of the openers in next to no time

New Zealand in India 2016-17

How do New Zealand play the straighter one?

New Zealand have done many things right while facing R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, but they are yet to find an answer to the two spinners' biggest weapon: the one that looks like it will turn, but does not turn

Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson watch the match presentation

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 5th day

'We need to apply pressure for longer' - Williamson

Amid the disappointment of having lost a Test, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson felt the team had the skill to compete but has asked his team-mates to apply them for much longer durations

R Ashwin in his bowling stride

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 5th day

Player like Ashwin priceless in the Test side - Kohli

India's Test captain Virat Kohli hailed R Ashwin's impact and Ravindra Jadeja's relentlessness after India's 197-run win over New Zealand in the series and season opener in Kanpur

Cheteshwar Pujara lays into a short ball

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur

Asked Pujara to quicken up - Kohli

Virat Kohli has said he was involved in a discussion with Cheteshwar Pujara over his strike rate in Test cricket during India's recent tour of the West Indies

Luke Ronchi employed an aggressive approach from the outset

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 4th day

We'll fight till we lose - Jurgensen

Shane Jurgensen, New Zealand's bowling coach, has promised a fight from his side on the final day of the Kanpur Test. New Zealand need to bat out 98 overs with only six wickets in hand and 341 to win

R Ashwin removed New Zealand's top order on his own

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 4th day

'Williamson not a bad 200th scalp' - Ashwin

R Ashwin has chosen AB de Villiers' wicket in Nagpur last season, getting Kane Williamson twice in this Test and dismissing Kumar Sangakkara repeatedly in Sri Lanka last year as some of the special memories in his journey to 200 Test wickets