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New Zealand, 197-2, trails by 148 runs vs India in 1st test

Tom Latham was unbeaten on 82 runs at lunch on on the third day of the first cricket test against India on Saturday, moving New Zealand to within 148 runs of the home side's first-innings total.

Ravichandran Ashwin, who has taken one wicket for 57 runs, dismissed Will Young to take India’s first wicket after 66 overs. Umesh Yadav (1-30) then trapped Kane Williamson (18) lbw just before the lunch break.

India scored 345 runs in its first innings, led by Shreyas Iyer’s 105 in his first test match.

India's Ravindra Jadeja bowls during the day three of their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur, India, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP PhotoAltaf Qadri)

Young scored 89 runs, facing 214 balls, and hit 15 fours.

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New Zealand's Tom Latham plays a shot during the day three of their first test cricket match with India in Kanpur, India, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP PhotoAltaf Qadri)

India's wicketkeeper KS Bharat appeal successfully against New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson during the day three of their first test cricket match in Kanpur, India, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP PhotoAltaf Qadri)

New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson plays a shot during the day three of their first test cricket match with India in Kanpur, India, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP PhotoAltaf Qadri)

New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson, right, and Tom Latham talk during the day three of their first test cricket match with India in Kanpur, India, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP PhotoAltaf Qadri)

New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson looks on an India's Cheteshwar Pujara, left, stops the ball during the day three of their first test cricket match in Kanpur, India, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP PhotoAltaf Qadri)

New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson plays a shot during the day three of their first test cricket match with India in Kanpur, India, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP PhotoAltaf Qadri)