If the third Test hung in balance at the end of day one, a man in golden form made sure that it wouldn't be the case at the end of day two. Steve Smith struck his third successive Test hundred, a second consecutive Test hundred in his second game in-charge and his 7th overall in a career spanning 25 matches, wherein he also crossed 2000 runs overall.
Chennai Super Kings eased to a straightforward victory over Brisbane Heat in Group B of the Champions League T20. The win is their third in the tournament and puts through to the semi-finals with a game still to play.
New Zealand's middle-order collapsed to the spin of R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha for the second time in the match as they lost the first Test against India by an innings and 115 runs on the fourth day in Hyderabad.
They began the day on 41 for one and progressed nicely to 98 before losing their second wicket as Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson took their second-wicket partnership to 72.