KOLKATA, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up five wickets in a fine display of seam bowling to floor New Zealand after Wriddhiman Saha's battling half-century helped India reach 316 on the second day of the second test at Eden Gardens on Saturday.
After India were dismissed shortly before lunch, their seamers did most of the damage as New Zealand staggered to 128 for seven at the close on a rain-interrupted day.
BJ Watling (12) and Jeetan Patel (five) were at the crease for the touring side.
It was the fourth five-wicket haul for the 26-year-old Kumar, who replaced Umesh Yadav in the side.
"In India you rarely get this kind of wicket, so I wanted to make full use of it," Kumar told the host broadcaster. "It was one of my dreams to take five wickets in India."
Mohammed Shami struck first, trapping opener Tom Latham (one) lbw, before out-of-sorts Martin Guptill (13) departed when the ball ricocheted off of his elbow and on to his stumps after he lifted his arms to avoid aRead More »from Bhuvneshwar wrecks Kiwis in soggy Eden