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India vs New Zealand, 1st Test Match at Wellington, Day 2 Live: Bad Light Forces Early Close, NZ Lead by 51

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India vs New Zealand (TEST)


IND vs NZ Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

1st Test TEST, Basin Reserve, Wellington, 21 February, 2020


1st INN


(68.1) RR 2.42

2nd INN

191 /10

(81.0) 2.35

India Virat Kohli (C)
New Zealand beat India by 10 wickets
New Zealand Kane Williamson (C)

New Zealand

1st INN


(100.2) RR 3.46

2nd INN

9 /0

(1.4) RR 5.4

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11:42 (IST)

And that will be the last bit of action for today as the umpires have called Stumps due to bad light. NZ finish with 216/5 on the board and a lead of 51 runs, Kohli is very surprised at the sudden decision, but that's that for today from Basin Reserve. 

11:40 (IST)

Four! Watling's edge to Bumrah and the pace of the bowler carries it to the boundary to third man! 

11:39 (IST)

Four! Short and wide at Colin de Grandhomme from Ishant Sharma and the all-rounder crashes it through the off side for a boundary. NZ are 212/5. 

11:32 (IST)

WICKET! India have got another one. Ashwin strikes, squares up Nicholls who has edged it to Kohli close in. NZ are 207/5 and India are edging ahead slowly here in Basin Reserve. 

11:25 (IST)

Four! Full from Shami once again and Nicholls has punched it back past the bowler and into the boundary down the ground. 200 up for New Zealand! 

11:24 (IST)

Watling and Nicholls comfortably deal with another Ashwin over. NZ motoring along and are 196/4. 

11:19 (IST)

Four! Shami goes full and fast but Nicholls is up to it and has clipped him away through mid-on for a boundary. Superb timing! 

11:13 (IST)

Three runs of the Ashwin over to Watling and Nicholls as the NZ lead moves on to 25 runs. Time for a drinks break! 

11:10 (IST)

After a wicket in the previous over, Shami responds with a maiden and has his tail up too. Kohli and India need that to be translated into a wicket. 15 overs to the second new ball. 

11:05 (IST)

BJ Watling and Nicholls, two new men in the middle now, as India look for wickets towards the close of play. Ashwin getting purchase of the track but played out comfortably by the batsmen. NZ are 22 ahead now. 

11:03 (IST)

End of the Shami over, where he was wayward to start off but did bounce back to get the wicket of Kane Williamson, who for once made the mistake of driving it uppishly. Jadeja with a fine catch to bring India back into it. NZ are 185/4.

11:01 (IST)

WICKET! Huge wicket for India as Kane Williamson departs for 89. Half volley from Shami is played uppishly and Jadeja takes a good low catch at cover. India get their fourth wicket. 

10:55 (IST)

Ashwin hustles through another over and the NZ batsmen are more than happy to be patient for the runs. Just a single takes NZ to 181/3.

10:53 (IST)

Bumrah with a maiden over at Nicholls. He's been working hard all day but has not had much success. Kohli will hope that changes soon. NZ lead by 15 runs, 

10:50 (IST)

Another quiet over from Ashwin who has not looked very dangerous today. Williamson and Nicholls in control against India's premier Test match spinner

10:47 (IST)

A busier over for the scorers this time with Bumrah getting flicked away by Williamson for a boundary after Nicholls and he picked up singles earlier. NZ firmly in control as India have failed to take advantage of the new man at the wicket. NZ are 179/3.

10:41 (IST)

Ashwin hustles through another over and Kane Williamson takes a single yet again leaving Nicholls to play out the rest of the over. NZ lead by 8. 

10:39 (IST)

Bumrah brought into the attack by Kohli and even he gets a chunk of the over at Nicholls, who has managed to deal with it. One run from the over as NZ now lead by 7 runs 

10:34 (IST)

Ashwin gets five deliveries at the new man Nicholls and has him doubting his shot selection early on. The southpaw is not looking comfortable. NZ lead by 6 runs, 

10:31 (IST)

Three runs of Ishant's next over and new man Nicholls is not particularly comfortable against the veteran pacer. Can India snare another wicket quickly? NZ lead by 5 runs.

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test Match at Wellington, Day 2 Live: Bad Light Forces Early Close, NZ Lead by 51

India vs New Zealand, Live Updates: WICKET! India have got another one. Ashwin strikes, squares up Nicholls who has edged it to Kohli close in. NZ are 207/5 and India are edging ahead slowly here in Basin Reserve.

India vs New Zealand, Day 1 review: New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson had a dream introduction to Test cricket with three wickets, including the prized scalp of Virat Kohli, on a rain-shortened opening day of the first Test against India in Wellington on Friday.

The weather prevented any play after tea with India struggling at 122-5 while the 6ft 8in Jamieson had taken 3-38.

Jamieson, who further repaid the selectors' faith with an excellent catch in the deep to remove opener Mayank Agarwal, was called in to the New Zealand squad as cover during Neil Wagner's paternity leave.

While not as quick as Wagner, the 25-year-old has used his height to extract extra bounce that troubled the Indian top order.

The key wicket was that of Kohli for two to continue a below-par tour of New Zealand for the world's top-ranked batsman.

From eight innings he has a top score of 51 in the first one-day international, and five times failed to reach 20.

In a nine-ball burst before lunch Jamieson had Cheteshwar Pujara caught behind for 11 and then outsmarted Kohli.

He kept the Indian skipper on the back foot for a few deliveries before pitching one up, wide of off stump, which drew Kohli forward and the ball was nicked to first slip where Ross Taylor clasped the catch in his fingertips.

Jamieson added to his wicket tally after lunch with another fuller delivery that Hanuma Vihari (seven) edged to wicketkeeper BJ Watling, and he showed his safe hands to catch Agarwal after the Indian opener top-edged Trent Boult to long leg.

Agarwal was out for 34 after featuring in a 48-run stand with Ajinkya Rahane who finished the day unbeaten on 38 with Rishabh Pant on 10.

Rahane has a liking for the Basin Reserve ground after scoring the first of his 11 Test centuries there in the drawn Test against New Zealand in 2014.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first with a green wicket and overcast skies.

They 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.

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