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Virat Kohli plays behind square

India v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Kolkata

Kohli wants India to harness scoreboard pressure

India captain Virat Kohli, while expecting the Eden Gardens pitch to be batting friendly, has said he wanted to the batsmen to score big runs and apply scoreboard pressure on New Zealand

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