Ind vs NZ 1st Test, Live Cricket Score, Day 1: Rahane, Iyer build steady partnership
Ind vs NZ 1st Test, Live Cricket Score, Day 1: Rahane, Iyer build steady partnership
After 46 overs,India 131/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 28 , Shreyas Iyer 7)
Southee bowls four deliveries in his 11th over before putting his cap back on and making his way towards the dressing room. Perhaps a niggle that became too much for him to handle. Jamieson bowls the remaining deliveries, with Rahane driving an overpitched delivery outside off off the last delivery, collecting his fifth boundary.
After 45 overs,India 127/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 24 , Shreyas Iyer 7)
Five from Somerville’s eighth over, including a boundary to Rahane off a lovely cover drive in the second delivery, the captain moving into the 20s with the shot.
After 44 overs,India 122/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 19 , Shreyas Iyer 7)
Southee continues on the other side of the drinks break, collecting a maiden. Iyer goes for an expansive drive in the fourth delivery but is intercepted at mid off.
After 43 overs,India 122/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 19 , Shreyas Iyer 7)
Will Somerville, who has been economical so far today, returns to the attack in place of Ajaz, who has gone for 56 runs without a wicket so far in the day. Just one from the over. Drinks being brought out to the field for the second time today.
After 42 overs,India 121/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 19 , Shreyas Iyer 6)
Two from Southee’s ninth over, with Rahane tucking a length ball through the leg side for a couple of runs in the second delivery.
After 41 overs,India 119/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 17 , Shreyas Iyer 6)
Shreyas Iyer has been blocking his way so far in the innings, and he decides to get off the mark in this over, going for a wild slog down the ground, with the ball landing just beyond Williamson’s reach at long off to allow the debutant to grab a double. The next scoring shot however, is a lot better timed as he dispatches the ball towards cow corner to collect his first boundary in Test cricket. Six from the over.
After 40 overs,India 113/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 17 , Shreyas Iyer 0)
Rahane collects his third boundary with a lovely punch behind square off the penultimate delivery of this over. New batter Iyer, meanwhile, is yet to get off the mark.
After 39 overs,India 109/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 13 , Shreyas Iyer 0)
Rahane collects a treble in the third delivery after punching the ball through the off side, the ball slowing down on its way to the vacant deep point region.
After 38 overs,India 106/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 10 , Shreyas Iyer 0)
Kyle Jamieson given a break after bowling four overs in the post-lunch session, with Tim Southee taking his place. The veteran seamer adds one against his name in the wickets column after getting Pujara caught- behind for 26 in the fourth delivery. Wicket maiden for Southee, with debutant Shreyas Iyer arriving at the crease with India suddenly a spot of bother.
OUT! Pujara perishes after poking at a delivery well outside off, getting caught behind. Got off to a promising start, but couldn't convert it into a big score. IND 106/3
Pujara c Blundell b Southee 26 (88)
After 37 overs,India 106/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 26 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 10)
Rahane brings up the 100 for his team with a lovely drive through the extra cover region for his second boundary. Follows it up with a single off the fourth ball. Pujara too decides to have a go at Ajaz after the spinner dishes out a full toss that is smacked towards deep midwicket. Quick single to end the over, with 10 coming from it.
After 36 overs,India 96/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 21 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 5)
Jamieson peppers Pujara with some short stuff in this over, the second delivery a well-aimed bouncer that has the batter in two minds and induces a late duck. The lanky seamer bowls an even steeper bouncer next delivery, with umpire Nitin Menon calling it a wide, much to the bowler’s annoyance. He later shifts to the round-the-wicket angle to the right-hander.
After 35 overs,India 95/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 21 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 5)
Another tidy over from Ajaz as he collects his fifth maiden in 12 overs, with Rahane staying defensive throughout the over.
After 34 overs,India 95/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 21 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 5)
Some loose bowling from Jamieson in this over. Not only does he overstep twice, he ends up conceding a couple of boundaries — Rahane and Pujara collecting one each. While Rahane gets off the mark with a solid punch, Pujara cuts a short, wide delivery through point to collect his first boundary in his 75th delivery. 11 from the over.
After 33 overs,India 84/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 17 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 0)
Pujara drives the ball through mid on off the third delivery of this over to collect the first runs of the session. Two from the over.
After 32 overs,India 82/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 15 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 0)
Make that three maidens in a row at the start of the second session. Rahane’s on strike for the first time, and decides to stay put and block his way through the Jamieson over.
After 31 overs,India 82/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 15 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 0)
Ajaz Patel returns after the lunch interval from the media end, starting his new spell with a maiden.
After 30 overs,India 82/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 15 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 0)
What a start to the session for the Black Caps as Kyle Jamieson starts off with a wicket maiden after lunch, dismissing Gill for 52 off the final delivery of the over. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane arrives at the crease at No 4.
BOWLED! Jamieson strikes after lunch as Gill doesn't add to his score at the end of the morning session, departing for 52 after getting an inside edge that results in the stumps being scattered all over the place. IND 82/2
Gill b Jamieson 52(93)
Players are back after Lunch, and it’s Kyle Jamieson who returns with the ball in hand, will Gill on strike. Can he break this partnership and bring the Kiwis back in the game? Stay tuned to find out.
After 29 overs,India 82/1 ( Shubman Gill 52 , Cheteshwar Pujara 15)
LUNCH ON DAY 1. Somerville bowls what turns out to be the final over of the session, giving away just one from it, as India head to the interval on a comfortable position of 82/1, with 52 of those runs coming off Shubman Gill’s bat. The partnership between Gill and Pujara’s worth 61, and the hosts will hope they are able to convert this into a big partnership on the other side of the break.
After 28 overs,India 81/1 ( Shubman Gill 51 , Cheteshwar Pujara 15)
Ravindra, who does bear some similarity to his namesake in the Indian team in his bowling style, gives away a single in his second over as Gill sets off for a run in the second delivery.
After 27 overs,India 80/1 ( Shubman Gill 50 , Cheteshwar Pujara 15)
Gill collects a single off the third delivery of Somerville’s fifth over, bringing up his fourth Test half-century in the process. The current pair will now look to see the remaining minutes of the session off without losing a wicket.
Fifty for Shubman Gill! Brings up the milestone with a single off Somerville, taking 81 balls to get there. His fourth half-century in Test cricket, and second on home soil. IND 80/1
After 26 overs,India 79/1 ( Shubman Gill 49 , Cheteshwar Pujara 15)
Left-arm spinner Rachin Ravindra replaces Ajaz Patel with another 10 minutes to go for lunch. Keeps things tidy with just a single off it as Gill moves to 49.
After 25 overs,India 78/1 ( Shubman Gill 48 , Cheteshwar Pujara 15)
Just two from Somerville’s fourth over, with Gill and Pujara collecting a single each. Gill is just two short of his half-century at the moment.
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After 24 overs,India 76/1 ( Shubman Gill 47 , Cheteshwar Pujara 14)
Pujara moves to double figures in this over, collecting a brace off the fourth delivery before ticking the ball towards fine leg two balls later, this time collecting three as the ball dies down on its way to the rope. Another 15 minutes to go for lunch on the opening day.
After 23 overs,India 71/1 ( Shubman Gill 47 , Cheteshwar Pujara 9)
Just two from Somerville’s fifth over, a single each to Gill and Pujara as the pair complete the fifty-run stand for the second wicket to put India in the driver’s seat in the morning session.
Fifty partnership up between Gill and Pujara for the 2nd wicket, the latter completing the milestone with a single off Somerville in the 23rd over. IND 71/1
After 22 overs,India 69/1 ( Shubman Gill 46 , Cheteshwar Pujara 8)
FOUR! Gill continues to attack Patel, going for a lofted drive over mid off at the start of the over to move to 45. Gill, though is a lot more cautious next delivery as the ball stays a touch low close to the off stump. Single off the last delivery.
After 21 overs,India 64/1 ( Shubman Gill 41 , Cheteshwar Pujara 8)
Another tidy over from Somerville, who the commentators are comparing with ex-West Indies spinner Roger Harper due to his action, as he gives away just a single from his second.
After 20 overs,India 63/1 ( Shubman Gill 40 , Cheteshwar Pujara 8)
Turns out it’s Southee who is being taken off the attack as Patel replaces him from the River End. Gill, meanwhile, collects his fourth boundary off the third delivery before collecting a single next ball to move to 40. Five from Patel’s seventh over.
After 19 overs,India 58/1 ( Shubman Gill 35 , Cheteshwar Pujara 8)
One spinner replaces another, as offie Will Somerville replaces Patel, who gets a break after a six-over spell. Pujara, who is making extensive use of his feet against the spinners, collects a brace off the first delivery, the only runs collected in this over.
After 18 overs,India 56/1 ( Shubman Gill 35 , Cheteshwar Pujara 6)
Pujara collects a single off the second ball, before Gill punches the ball through the covers to collect a brace next ball, moving to 35 in the process. Partnership between the two worth 35 at the moment.
After 17 overs,India 53/1 ( Shubman Gill 33 , Cheteshwar Pujara 5)
Gill, fairly well set at the crease by now, decide to charge against the spinner in the second delivery, dancing down the track and smashing the ball over long on. Makes things worse for Patel three balls later with a well-timed cut behind square for a boundary. 10 from the over.
After 16 overs,India 43/1 ( Shubman Gill 23 , Cheteshwar Pujara 5)
Southee continues from the River End. Concedes seven from this over, including a boundary off the second as Gill flicks through the midwicket region to move to 20. Gill then collects a brace off the next delivery, and keeps the strike with a single off the last delivery.
After 15 overs,India 36/1 ( Shubman Gill 16 , Cheteshwar Pujara 5)
Patel continues after the drinks break as Williamson looks to keep spin from one end. The Mumbai-born spinner collects his third maiden in five overs.
After 14 overs,India 36/1 ( Shubman Gill 16 , Cheteshwar Pujara 5)
Southee concedes a couple of singles in this over, with drinks being brought out to the field at the end of it. Has been even between the two sides so far in the first hour of the Test with Jamieson getting the early breakthrough for the Black Caps.
After 13 overs,India 34/1 ( Shubman Gill 15 , Cheteshwar Pujara 4)
Second maiden for left-arm spinner Patel in the four overs bowled so far, with Pujara opting to stay put at his crease. Drinks just around the corner now.
After 12 overs,India 34/1 ( Shubman Gill 15 , Cheteshwar Pujara 4)
Another tidy over from Jamieson, who is now into his sixth over in his opening spell, with three coming from this one including a brace to Pujara off the third delivery.
After 11 overs,India 31/1 ( Shubman Gill 15 , Cheteshwar Pujara 1)
Pujara gets off the mark with a single off the third delivery. Gill then works the ball down the ground for a brace off the fourth, before collecting his first boundary with a lovely cut off the fifth. Seven from the over.
After 10 overs,India 24/1 ( Shubman Gill 9 , Cheteshwar Pujara 0)
Jamieson keeps the pressure from his end, following up with a maiden after getting the breakthrough in his previous over.
After 9 overs,India 24/1 ( Shubman Gill 9 , Cheteshwar Pujara 0)
Patel gets a silly point in addition to the slip fielder in this over, with Williamson later adding a gully once Pujara is on strike in the fourth delivery. Three from the over, with Gill collecting a brace off the second delivery and following it up with a single.
After 8 overs,India 21/1 ( Shubman Gill 6 , Cheteshwar Pujara 0)
Jamieson continues from the other end. Mayank goes for a lovely off drive in front of square in the third delivery to move to double figures, but perishes two balls later by nicking the ball to the keeper as Jamieson gets the first wicket. Pujara is the new man in for the hosts.
OUT! Kyle Jamieson breaks the opening stand by getting Mayank Agarwal, who was looking good so far at the start of the innings, caught-behind. Agarwal looks unsure for a bit, has a quick chat with Gill before deciding to walk off. Would've burnt a review had he taken it as there was a visible deflection off the bat. IND 21/1
Agarwal c Blundell b Jamieson 13(28)
After 7 overs,India 17/0 ( Mayank Agarwal 9 , Shubman Gill 6)
First bowling change of the innings, with left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel starting off with one slip in place. And he creates a change right away, as Gill gets an outside edge, with the ball staying low and falling short of slip. The final delivery stays low and Gill, who was shaping for a pull, has to make a last-minute adjustment. First over of spin goes for a maiden.
After 6 overs,India 17/0 ( Mayank Agarwal 9 , Shubman Gill 6)
Jamieson once again oversteps in this over, his second no ball of the innings. Gill collects a single off the last delivery. Two from the over.
After 5 overs,India 15/0 ( Mayank Agarwal 9 , Shubman Gill 5)
Southee into his third over. Lovely drive through the gap between cover and extra cover by Gill at the start of Southee’s third over, getting enough time to come back for a third as the ball slows down on its way to the fence. Mayank nicks an outswinger in the penultimate delivery, the ball staying low and beating the keeper’s gloves to run all the way to the third man fence for the first boundary of the innings. Seven from the over.
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India vs New Zealand Live Score, Final Cricket Score and Live Streaming, Latest Updates: Southee bowls four deliveries in his 11th over before putting his cap back on and making his way towards the dressing room. Perhaps a niggle that became too much for him to handle. Jamieson bowls the remaining deliveries, with Rahane driving an overpitched delivery outside off off the last delivery, collecting his fifth boundary.
India vs New Zealand 1st Test preview: India take on New Zealand in the first of the two Tests, in Kanpur.
The Kiwis beat India in the first cycle of the World Test Championship final six months ago to lift the title. Since then they have met a few times in white-ball cricket. It will be different ball game this time though as the Kiwis will be playing on the Indian soil.
They will face an uphill task against the Indian spin attack which is one of the best in the world. The last time the Kiwis toured India, they were outclassed 3-0. R Ashwin and R Jadeja combined to take 41 out of the 57 wickets taken by the bowlers.
Ashwin has been in good touch of late having returned to the white-ball side after four years. He will be the biggest threat to the Kiwis.
The Kiwi batsmen would have to show more application and adapt to the conditions quickly as the turnaround time from white-ball to red-ball cricket has been very short. There are no practice matches as well.
Kane Williamson, who played a couple of brilliant innings in the WTC final, will be the key for the Kiwis in that middle order.
India will be missing some of their first-choice players in Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami Rishabh Pant, who have been rested. Kohli has been rested for the first Test and Ajinkya Rahane will lead in his absence. India received a blow ahead of the series as KL Rahul was ruled out of the series due to thigh strain.
Suryakumar Yadav has replaced him in the squad. This means that Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill will in probability open the batting. And Rahane confirmed that Shreyas Iyer will make his Test debut, so he will most likely bat at No 4 in absence of Kohli.
Rahane and Pujara will be looking to get back to their best after struggles of late.
Kane Williamson will be hoping that some luck goes his way with regards to the toss which could be crucial. Last series, he lost all the tosses and scoreboard pressure does play a role especially in India.
The Kiwis would be looking for their first series win in India while rampant India would be looking to make it 14 series wins in a row at home. We can expect an enthralling contest.
Here's everything you need to know about the first India vs New Zealand Test in Kanpur:
When will the first Test between India and New Zealand take place?
The first Test between India and New Zealand will take place from 25-29 November, 2021.
What is the venue for India vs New Zealand match?
The match will take place at Green Park in Kanpur.
What time will the match start?
The match will begin at 9.30 am IST. The toss will take place at 9 am IST on Day 1.
Which TV channels will broadcast India vs New Zealand match?
The match will be telecast on Star Sports Network. The live streaming of the match will also be available on Disney + Hotstar. You can also browse Firstpost.com for live updates and over-by-over commentary.