New Zealand vs India 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights: Kyle Jamieson, Openers Help New Zealand Dominate India On Day 1
NZ vs IND 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights: New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell showed great defensive technique and finished the day's play at 63/0.
Tom Latham and Tom Blundell played cautiously and kept Indian bowlers at bay as New Zealand reached 63/0, trailing India by 179 runs, at stumps on Day 1 of the second Test against India in Christchurch on Saturday. Latham and Blundell were unbeaten on 27 and 29 respectively. Earlier, New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, playing in his second Test, claimed his maiden five-wicket haul as India were bowled out for 242 runs. Tim Southee and Trent Boult also chipped in with two wickets apiece. After a solid start, Indian batsmen shot themselves in the foot as they lost last six wickets for just 48 runs, allowing New Zealand to get on the top. Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari all scored half-centuries but couldn't make most of the opportunity and threw away their wickets by playing rash shots. The momentum shifted New Zealand's way when they removed Vihari on the stroke of the tea. Carrying the momentum in the final session, the hosts removed Pujara early which created a tension in the Indian camp and wickets fell quickly thereafter. A couple of big hits from Mohammed Shami towards the end helped India get close to the 250-mark. (SCORECARD)
Highlights Between New Zealand vs India 2nd Test Day 1, Straight from Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
- 12:33 (IST)Thank you for joining us!New Zealand are certainly the more happier side after the opening day's play. Indian bowlers will an uphill task as both New Zealand opener Tom Latham and Tom Blundell have looked solid. That's all for today. Thank you for joining us, hope you liked our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. We'll be back tomorrow, don't forget to join us then.
- 10:31 (IST)Boult cleans up Shami! India 242-all out!Trent Boult bowls a perfect yorker to uproot Mohammed Shami's middle and leg stumps bringig Indian innings to an end at 242 runs.
- 09:57 (IST)Two new batsman in!Another Indian batsmen departs after reaching his fifty and grinding so hard in the middle. More than bowlers getting them with a good delivery, they gifted their wickets away and would not be very pleased with that. India have lost two wickets in quick succession and have two batsmen in place.
- 09:26 (IST)Vihari falls after fifty!Neil Wagner gets his man as he gets Hanuma Vihari caught behind on a short ball to end his superb innings. Like Shaw, Vihari also threw his wicket away after reaching his fifty. India are five down and the umpire also signal that's it for this session. India are 194/5.
Vihari gets 50 and then is out to Wagner caught down leg by Watling. The wicket brings on the end of the session. Tea time at Hagley Oval with India 194/5. Pujara 53* Scorecard | https://t.co/z3Er2dXVK3 #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/ZcJDoM8Ou1— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) February 29, 2020