Digital Desk, New Delhi. The Test match between India and New Zealand is being played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. In the first test match on Thursday morning, Team India won the toss against New Zealand and decided to bat first. Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill reached the ground to open the Indian innings and Tim Southee opened the attack.
Let us tell you that in the last Test series, Ashwin (27) and Jadeja (14) took wickets, which New Zealand lost 3-0. If the pitch is like in 2016, Ashwin, Jadeja and Axar Patel would be expected to give chances to the trio, who took 27 wickets in the Test against England earlier this year.
Today Team India has scored 258 runs in 84 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. Shreyas Iyer playing the debut Test 75 not out and Ravindra Jadeja 50 not out returned to the pavilion.
Playing at number-5, Shreyas Iyer completed his fifty in 94 balls. India’s score is 215 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 72 overs.
India got the third blow in the form of Pujara, who was dismissed after scoring 26 runs. Rahane and Iyer then shared a partnership of 39 runs in 70 balls. Meanwhile, Jamieson bowled Rahane, who had scored 35 runs.
Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara scored 61 runs in 133 balls. But Gill was clean bowled with 52 runs. Jamieson gave New Zealand the second success.
The first wicket of the Indian team fell in the 7.5th over. Mayank Agarwal scored 13 runs and gave his catch to Tom Blundell off Jamieson. By lunch, India scored 82 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. During this, Gill-Pujara are at the crease.
Playing XI of both the teams
India: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville