BANGALORE, India (AP):
Virat Kohli struck an unbeaten 93 as India reached 283-5 at stumps yesterday after quickly ending New Zealand's first innings for 365 in the second Test.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was also undefeated on 46 with India 82 runs behind New Zealand at the end of the second day.
Kohli and Dhoni have so far added 104 runs, the highest sixth-wicket partnership by India in Tests at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Kohli also shared a 99-run stand for the fifth wicket with left-hander Suresh Raina (55) that rescued India from a precarious 80-4 after pace bowlers Tim Southee (3-35) and Doug Bracewell (2-66) did the early damage.
Kohli drove fluently during his fifth Test half-century in 10 Tests and hit 12 fours and one six. He was content playing the supporting role when batting with Raina, but took control as the game progressed, getting past 50 with a glanced four off Southee. It was his second consecutive half-century after 58 in the first Test, which India won by an innings and 115 runs.
Earlier, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha completed a five-wicket haul as New Zealand were bowled out in only 8.4 overs of the morning session after resuming at 328-6. Ojha dismissed Southee lbw to complete figures of 5-99, his third five-for in 16 Tests.