(Photo) Saha fifty ushers Indian lead past 250

The day isn’t getting better for New Zealand. Keeper Tom Blundell put down a tough chance to hand a reprieve to Wriddhiman Saha, whose fifty has ushered India’s lead to 247. The hosts are clearly in the ascendancy. Earlier, Shreyas Iyer continued to shine brightly in the Kanpur Test as he followed up his hundred in the first innings with a defining fifty in the second dig. The contributions from Iyer, Saha, R Ashwin and Axar Patel have ensured the Blackcaps will have a mountain to chase on the final day, and they might fancy salvaging a draw.