|India 217: Rahane 49, Kohli 44; Jamieson 5-31|
|New Zealand 101-2: Conway 54, Latham 30|
|India lead by 116 runs|
New Zealand wrestled the initiative from India on a fascinating third day of the World Test Championship final.
The Black Caps battled through India’s constant pressure to close on 101-2, 116 runs behind in Southampton.
India began in a good position at 146-3 but lost captain Virat Kohli lbw to Kyle Jamieson in the third full over of the day for his overnight score of 44.
Jamieson took a superb 5-31, including the wickets of Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah in consecutive balls.
Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who foolishly succumbed to Neil Wagner’s short-ball trap, top scored with 49 in India’s 217 all out.
New Zealand openers Devon Conway and Tom Latham then grittily repelled India’s attack, putting on 70 before Latham hit spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to Kohli at short extra cover.
In the day’s closing moments, Ishant boosted India by prising out left-hander Conway for 54, two…