Kanpur Test: NZ scores 152 runs before rain forces early stumps
Kanpur: New Zealand on Friday has given a befitting to reply to the Indian Cricket team on the same pitch of Green Park stadium where Indian batsmen were struggling a day before. Before rain stopped play, New Zealand had scored 152 runs with a loss of single wicket on the Day 2 of the first Test of the three-match series in Kanpur.
The unbeaten stand of 117 runs between Kane Williamson and Tom Latham for second wicket helped NZ to got off to a good start.
The heavy rainfall in Kanpur forced umpires to call it a day.
Guptil made 21 runs before being given lbw on Umesh Yadav’s delivery. Kane Williamson was playing on 65 runs while Lantham had made 56 runs at stumps. Williamson's knock was flavoured with seven fours while Lanthan had hit five fours in his unbeaten knock.
Kiwis are trailing by 166 runs.
Earlier, Jadeja and Umesh last wicket partnership of 41 runs helped India to reach respectable total of 318 runs on the Day 2.
India lost advantage on Day 1:
- India frittered away the advantage of winning the toss and batting first on a slow track of the Green Park stadium.
- At stumps on first day of the first match of three-match Test series, Ravindra Jadeja (16) and Umesh Yadav (8) were at crease.
- No big partnership was seen except a classy one of 112 runs for second between between Vijay-Pujara.
- Pujara scored 62 runs at a good strike rate hitting eight fours in 109 balls knock.
- Vijay had hit 65 runs.
- Indian captain and Vice-captain Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane failed to create any impact after being dismissed at scores of 9 and 18 runs respectively.
- Rohit Sharma, whose selection was a debatable one, was again a disappointment scoring 35 runs.
- For New Zealand, Mitchell Santer and Trent Boult bagged three wickets each while others including Craig and Sodhi claimed single wicket each.
- Wanger took two wickets.
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