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New Zealand seize initiative against India in World Championship final

New Zealand seize initiative against India in World Championship final
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Jamieson claimed the prize scalp of Virat Kohli, who failed to add to his overnight score of 44.

Kyle Jamieson took two big wickets as New Zealand seized the initiative to leave India 211 for seven on the third morning of the World Test Championship final.

With a combination of rain and bad light limiting the sides to just 64.4 overs across the first two days, the occasion was in desperate need of acceleration and Jamieson was quick to put up his hand to force the issue.

He claimed the prize scalp of Virat Kohli, who failed to add to his overnight score of 44, and made short work of the dangerous Rishabh Pant during a relentlessly challenging early spell that left him with figures of three for 26.

This was no solo mission, though, with Neil Wagner suckering top-scorer Ajinkya Rahane into a miserable stroke one run short of the game's first half-century and Tim Southee ending Ravichandran Ashwin's resistance lbw.

All in all India added 65 runs for the loss of four batsmen, allowing the Black Caps to take lunch in good spirits.

Play began half-an-hour late due to a damp outfield and with thick, grey skies that put the batsmen back on notice after surviving equally tricky conditions on Saturday. It was all too inviting for Jamieson, who used his height and accuracy to probe away around off stump.

He got one through Kohli's defence to win an lbw decision, with DRS only settling the case against the batsman.

Pant curbed his instincts long enough to need 20 balls to get off the mark but when Jamieson hung one outside off stump, the booming drive and the outside edge came out.

India struggled to relocate the calm approach that had served them so well on day two, Rahane slapping a telegraphed Wagner bouncer to short square-leg for an ugly end to a solid knock and Southee stopping Ashwin's counter-attack with an lbw for 22.

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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