The third Test between India and New Zealand is being played on October 8-12, 2016 in Indore. The city has hosted ODI in the past, but Test cricket is coming to the town for the first time.

Live scores:

India won the toss and batted first.

Day 2, India 369/3 after 121 overs. [Virat Kohli 152*, Ajinkya Rahane132*]

Day 1:

267/3 [90 ov- Virat Kohli 103, Ajinkya Rahane 79]

India will surely like to make a clean sweep of the series after leading 2-0, and the young Indian captain must have etched out the strategy.

gautam gambhir is back to the Indian side as an opener after a long time as India won the toss and decided to bat first.

This is the third time in a row that Virat Kohli is winning the toss for India.

Two changes in the Indian squad - Gambhir Gautam returns to the team and Umesh Yadav replaces the injuredKumar.

The line-ups are as below:

India: Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay, Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rahane, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Jadeja, MShami, Umesh Yadav.

TV telecast and live streaming details:

Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD 1, Star Sports 3 will broadcast the match live in India. The Test will also be streamed live on Hotstar.

Viewers in New Zealand can watch the match live on Fox News.

Pitch and conditions:

The Holkar Stadium has excellent facilities.

Looking at the history, the pitch is said to have a good bounce and will endear to the Indian batsman. The days of dry and lifeless pitches are over with the pace battery of India ready to rub shoulders with the best in the world.

The curator of the pitch is Samandar Singh Chauhan, and he is remembered for rolling out the pitches for the first two double-centuries in ODI cricket.

The stadium was built in the mid-2000 and had an Adelaide Oval like aroof. The stadium is also one of the best draining cricket grounds in India with a natural slope downhill from the center, great covers complemented by the services of two Super Soppers.

It was in Indore that Sachin Tendulkar slammed his 10000th run in ODIs against Australia in 2001.Again in February 2010, Sachin demolished the South African bowling attack and scored 200 runs in 147 balls and remained unbeaten while the team scored a huge score of 401 runs in 50 over.

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