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1st Test Live: Ishant gets rid of Latham on Day 2


Skipper Kane Williamson is the new man in for New Zealand

OVERS 10.2: OUT! Ishant continues round the wicket, gets the ball to come back in, Latham (11) looks to flick but gets a faint edge and Rishabh Pant accepts the catch gleefully. New Zealand 26/1

OVERS 9.5: FOUR! Shami bangs it short and Blundell pulls to the mid-wicket fence. New Zealand 26/0

Shami bowls the second over after Lunch

OVERS 8.2: FOUR! Blundell cover drives an Ishant delivery for his second boundary

Ishant Sharma bowls the first over after Lunch

New Zealand have an excellent first session on Day 2. They bundled out the remaining wickets of India quickly in the first hour and now enter the break unscathed. Both Latham and Blundell have got through the tricky period and also cut 17 from the deficit. More of the same is what the Kiwis would want. India on the other hand, have not been very bad with their bowling. Bumrah has been a tad short but Ishant has been good. The wicket though seems to have eased out and it is not offering a lot of assistance.

New Zealand trail India (165) by 148 runs at Lunch on Day 2


Blundell looks to flick but the ball flies off the outside edge over the slips to the third man fence for the first boundary of the New Zealand innings

Mohammed Shami has been introduced in the attack

OVERS 6.4: Blundell taps the ball to cover point to get off the mark after 18 deliveries. New Zealand 12/0

OVERS 6.3: Tom Blundell is hit on the pads by a Bumrah delivery and Virat Kohli goes for a review but the replays show there was a big inside edge onto his pads

OVERS 6.2: Bumrah continues round the wicket and Latham flicks to deep mid-wicket for three runs

OVERS 4.2: Bumrah comes round the wicket and Latham flicks to deep square leg for two runs

New Zealand are 4/0 after 4 overs

Ishant Sharma shares the red cherry with Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah bowls the first over for India, Tom Latham on strike

Five wickets in a little more than an hour rounds up an excellent bowling performance from the Kiwis! Kane Williamson could not have asked for anything more from his bowlers after electing to bowl. They got rid of the top order cheaply. The middle order did not show any resistance and the lower-order too failed to do anything substantial today. Just the 43 runs is what the Indians could add. Rahane was the only man who showed some fight. Pant also was looking good before he got run out. The procession started from there on and India have been bundled out for a paltry total. For the Kiwis, Southee and Jamieson were the pick of the bowlers. Both ended with 4 wickets each.

OVERS 68.1: OUT! ALL OUT!! Shami (21) hits a Southee delivery to extra cover where Tom Blundell takes a simple catch. INDIA BOWLED OUT FOR 165 RUNS IN THEIR FIRST INNINGS

OVERS 67.3: OUT! Jamieson has Ishant (5) caught behind by Watling. India 165/9

OVERS 66.4: FOUR! Shami pulls a Southee delivery to backward square leg for his third boundary. India 161/8

Debutant Kyle Jamieson replaces Boult in the attack

OVERS 64.5: FOUR! Shami drives through long-on for his second boundary. India 157/8

OVERS 64.3: DROPPED! Shami hits the next delivery high up in the air but Kane Williamson drops the skier at mid-off

OVERS 64.2: FOUR! Shami edges a Southee delivery over gully for his first boundary

OVERS 62.5: Ishant is given out caught behind but he goes for the review knowing he hasn’t edged the Southee delivery and the replays confirm there is no edge . They also check for the LBW as the ball had hit back pad but the impact was outside the line

OVERS 62.3: OUT! Rahane (46) looks to leave the Southee delivery but by the time he takes the bat out of the way the ball has gone off the edge into the hands of wicket-keeper Watling. India 143/8

OVERS 59.5: FOUR! Rahane cuts a Boult delivery over backward point for his first boundary of the day. India 138/7

Ishant Sharma is the new man in India

OVERS 58.3: OUT! CLEAN BOWLED! Southee bowls a superb outswinger that pitches in line and moves away to rattle Ashwin’s off-stump for a first ball duck. India 132/7

OVERS 58.2: OUT! RUN OUT!! Rahane taps a Southee delivery to point and calls Pant for a quick single, who hesitates with his eyes on the ball but by that time Rahane is already halfway down the pitch, Pant (19) then runs but fails to beat a direct hit from Ajaz Patel who had one stump to aim and the throw was spot on. ABSOLUTE DISASTER! India 132/6

OVERS 55.4: BIG HIT! First scoring shot of the day and it’s a SIX by Pant who smashes it over mid-wicket. India 128/5

Ajaz Patel bowls the first over of the day, Rishabh Pant on strike

Play will be extended in the second and final sessions to make up for some of the lost time


Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant walk out in the middle to resume India’s first innings on Day 2 of the first Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

The first day of the Test belonged to the Kiwis and probably everything went right for them.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to field under overcast conditions on a green wicket. Their bowlers justified the decision as they kept taking wickets at regular intervals and also made scoring very tough for India.

The Kiwis were rewarded early when Tim Southee removed Prithvi Shaw for 16 with an outswinger that collected the off stump as the opener attempted a drive without moving his feet.
Debutant Kyle Jamieson was the pick of the bowlers for the Kiwis as he took three wickets which included Indian captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara.
Jamieson showed his safe hands to catch Mayank Agarwal after the Indian opener top-edged Trent Boult to long leg.
Jamieson added to his wicket tally after lunch with another fuller delivery that Hanuma Vihari (7) edged to wicketkeeper BJ Watling.
Source : timesofindia