12.45 pm Trent Boult has the new ball and he has three slips and a gully to assist him. India have a fight for survival on their hands, who would have thought that would happen when they had New Zealand 94 for 5 in the second innings. The hosts have shown it is possible to bat long, can Dhoni's men feed off them, or would they be too sapped? The footmarks are starting to have a bit of say as well. The declaration did take a while in coming as Brendon McCullum, after becoming the first NZ player to hit a triple century, chose to preserve the series lead than go for the win. Strange that, he's usually such an attacking captain

0.1
0
Boult to Vijay, no run, full length ball, curling in just a small bit from outside off. Vijay refuses to play
0.2
0
Boult to Vijay, no run, the inswing has more threat as he directs it a lot straighter. Goes up in appeal as this hits his front pad while he was trying to flick it away. Would have gone down leg
0.3
0
Boult to Vijay, no run, fullish and on middle and leg as he nudges it to the man under the helmet in front of square
0.4
0
Boult to Vijay, no run, good length ball gains ample carry through to Watling as he leaves outside off
0.5
0
Boult to Vijay, no run, huge, huge appeal! He gets this one to seam away from a good length and has Vijay in all sorts of trouble as he tries to defend tentatively. Rips right across him and takes the back thigh on its way to the keeper. Appeal was for leg before and umpire Davis makes an excellent call, that would have been too high
0.6
1
Boult to Vijay, 1 run, pushes past mid as this is fullish and straight

END OF OVER:
1 | 1 Run | INDIA: 1/0

  • M Vijay1 (6b)
  • S Dhawan0 (0b)
  • TA Boult1-0-1-0

three slips and two gullies for Tim Southee. Jimmy Neesham, Peter Fulton and Corey Anderson are the three men

1.1
0
Southee to Vijay, no run, good length ball a touch too far outside off to lure him into playing
1.2
0
Southee to Vijay, no run, fullish and tailing in a small bit as he defends to mid-on. Nicely done
1.3
0
Southee to Vijay, no run, good length ball outside off, not bothered with
1.4
0
Southee to Vijay, no run, seams away, but it started too far outside off. Vijay shoulders arms
1.5
0
Southee to Vijay, no run, straightens quite late and Vijay does very well. Uses a very soft grip and kept bat and pad very close together as he defends this into the covers. Played nice and late
1.6
4
Southee to Vijay, FOUR, too straight from Southee and he works the angle to his advantage. Clipped behind square leg. He didn't bother to keep it down, but then again it was in the gap. Lovely timing from Vijay

J Keenan: "please no more comments about India chasing this total down! It is overcast and swinging... Ind WILL NOT get close"

END OF OVER:
2 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 5/0

  • M Vijay5 (12b)
  • S Dhawan0 (0b)
  • TG Southee1-0-4-0
  • TA Boult1-0-1-0

Four slips and a gully for Dhawan

Sam McCool: "Well done Baz. Now we need an inspired spell of bowling - Hopefully a few quick wickets before lunch. We need a piece of swing bowling magic, similar to what Simon Doull back in 1998 when he took the first 7 wickets against India at the Basin."

2.1
1
Boult to Dhawan, 1 run, full and targeting the stumps, Dhawan is forward and pushes with an open face into the covers and BMac has to chase it down from mid-off
2.2
1nb
Boult to Vijay, 1 no ball, good length ball on off stump, but he's overstepped in his effort
2.2
2
Boult to Vijay, 2 runs, took a very late decision to check his shot and that made the ball go up in the air. It was full and angled across the right-hander and he was forward and wanted to drive on the up. Might have held in the pitch a touch as this goes nowhere near the bowler or mid-off. Baz's tired leg has more work to do
2.3
0
Boult to Vijay, no run, shortish and sliding outside off, drops his gloves and lets it go
2.4
0
Boult to Vijay, no run, ventures fuller but it is still a touch outside off so he doesn't bother with it
2.5
0
Boult to Vijay, no run, fullish and it's the change up as this one curls in at him. Vijay is wary of it as he defends off the front foot
2.6
0
Boult to Vijay, no run, good length ball, solid front foot defensive into the covers to end the over

END OF OVER:
3 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 9/0

  • M Vijay7 (18b)
  • S Dhawan1 (1b)
  • TA Boult2-0-5-0
  • TG Southee1-0-4-0

Southee with the last over before lunch

3.1
0
Southee to Dhawan, no run, he's restrained himself after seeing the good length ball slide outside off
3.2
0
Southee to Dhawan, no run, the bowler adjusts immediately as he goes fuller and a touch closer to the off side. Brings about the mistake as Dhawan pushes on the front foot and is lucky there is a bit too much movement away to claim the outside edge
3.3
0
Southee to Dhawan, no run, pitched on middle on an excellent length and seams away again. Dhawan is worried about the one coming back in as he plays inside the line and is beaten again
3.4
1
Southee to Dhawan, 1 run, there is what he was setting himself for the last ball, but he manages to negotiate the inward movement well enough. Clipped behind square leg
3.5
0
Southee to Vijay, no run, good length ball tailing in on middle and leg, lazily nudged to midwicket
3.6
0
Southee to Vijay, no run, goes wide of the crease as this is back of a length and outside off, Vijay leaves it alone and the players walk out for lunch

1.03 pm All the attention was on Brendon McCullum. Wellington cheered almost every ball he played right up until the dab behind point that made him the first NZ batsman to hit a triple century. That innings, with able assistance from BJ Watling and Jimmy Neesham, has set India a still terribly daunting 425 to get in 63 overs. Join us in about half an hour to see how the visitors go forward on the final day of this riveting Test

END OF OVER:
4 | 1 Run | INDIA: 10/0

  • M Vijay7 (20b)
  • S Dhawan2 (5b)
  • TG Southee2-0-5-0
  • TA Boult2-0-5-0

Finally the series

11

Number of years gone since New Zealand last won a series against India, in 2002-03

Kohli's climb

15

Number of India batsmen with three or more centuries outside Asia and Zimbabwe. Kohli could become the 16th

Memories of Kolkata

3

Number of wickets Australia had lost at tea in <i>that</i> Test. If India lose seven in final session, it will cap off all similarities

Chances of a draw

13

Number of times India have batted out more than 67 overs in the fourth innings to draw away Tests

Wonderful Watling

15

Record for most catches in a two-Test series. BJ Watling has equalled it

Let-off

15

Kohli's score when he was caught but not given

Chances of a win

27.3

Least number of overs New Zealand have taken to bowl a side out in the fourth innings. They have done so 10 times in fewer than 70 overs

Streak broken?

4

New Zealand's longest winning streak in Tests. They have three in a row this season

Two plus three

3

McCullum has become the third batsman, after Bradman and Hammond, with a double and a triple in consecutive Tests