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Team India on top

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Bhuvneshwar (5/33) exploited the overcast conditions in the final session as he displayed his full repertoire of swing bowling to shave off New Zealand\'s top order leaving them on 128/7 at stumps before a motley but appreciative crowd of around 7,000 at the Eden Gardens.This was the Uttar Pradesh bowler\'s fourth

Kolkata: Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar took five wickets to put New Zealand in the woods as India took giant strides towards an unassailable 2-0 series lead on a rain-truncated Day Two of the second cricket Test here on Saturday.

Bhuvneshwar (5/33) exploited the overcast conditions in the final session as he displayed his full repertoire of swing bowling to shave off New Zealand's top order leaving them on 128/7 at stumps before a motley but appreciative crowd of around 7,000 at the Eden Gardens.This was the Uttar Pradesh bowler's fourth five-wicket haul in 15 Tests. It was the first time that he achieved the feat on home soil.

The other Indian pacer, Mohammad Shami (1-46) played the perfect foil to keep up the pressure on the visitors, who now trail India by 188 runs with just three wickets in hand, and need to come up with an excellent show to reverse the unfolding script.BJ Watling (12) and Jeetan Patel (5) were in the middle at the close of play.The Kiwis had lost the first Test in Kanpur by 197 runs.

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