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  • Tom Latham was batting on 17 and Devon Conway was on 18 at the Hampshire Bowl.

Southampton: New Zealand were 57 for no wicket in their first innings by the end of 30 overs, replying to India's 217, on the third day of the World Test Championship final here on Sunday.

Tom Latham was batting on 25 and Devon Conway was on 31 at the Hampshire Bowl.

Earlier, India were all out soon after the lunch interval. Ajinkya Rahane ended up as the top scorer with 49 (117 balls, 5x4s) while captain Virat Kohli scored 44 (132 balls, 1x4) and Rohit Sharma made 34 (68 balls, 6x4s).

New Zealand bowlers ran through India's middle-order, picking four wickets for 65 runs in the first session, to leave India tottering at 211/7 at lunch on the third day of the World Test Championship final here at the Hampshire Bowl on Sunday.

At the break, Ravindra Jadeja (batting 15) and Ishant Sharma (batting 2) were at the crease.

Neither skipper Virat Kohli (44), nor his deputy Ajinkya Rahane (49) could complete their half-centuries as the Kiwis bowled a tight, disciplined line.

While Kohli was out leg-before to fall as the first wicket of the day, Rishabh Pant was caught in the slips for four. Rahane then fell to a short delivery, followed by R Ashwin who edged to slips after a quick 22.

The first day's play was washed out while second day's play ended early due to bad light.

For New Zealand, fast bowler Kyle Jamieson captured his fifth five-wicket innings haul, in his eighth Test, for 31 runs in 22 overs. His superb analysis included 12 maiden overs and the wickets of Kohli, Sharma, and Rishabh Pant (4).

Left-arm speedsters Neil Wagner and Trent Boult bagged two wickets each.

Brief scores (Tea, Day 3): India: 217 all out 92.1 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 49, V Kohli 44, Rohit Sharma 34, Kyle Jamieson 5/31, Neil Wagner 2/40, Trent Boult 2/47) New Zealand: 36/0 wkt in 21 overs (Tom Latham batting 17, Devon Conway batting 18)