India vs New Zealand Live Score, Final Cricket Score and Live Streaming, Latest Updates: A bit of an animal versus Southee, who has been at the top so far this morning as Ashwin brings 300 for Team India with back-to-back limits. Single to finish over.
India vs New Zealand, 1st test day 1 report: Shreya Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja revived India in an unbeaten partnership of 113 to 258-4 against New Zealand on stumps on the first day of the first Test on Thursday.
India were reduced to 145-4 halfway through the middle session, but Iyer went on to 75 not out in his Test debut and Jadeja was 50 not out.
The game was canceled due to poor lighting with six overs left.
India were well placed at 82-1 for lunch – Mayank Agarwal dropped early to 13 for Kyle Jamieson – but lost second opener Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Ajinkya Rahane.
Gill scored his fourth Test half-century as Jamieson threw him through the gate on 52 of 93 balls. Gill hit five fours and one six.
Eight overs later, Pujara was caught behind by Tim Southee in a repeat of the batsman’s rejections against Australia and England – on the edge outside the stump. Pujara scored 26 and India was 106-3.
Rahane added 39 runs to the fourth wicket with Iyer when Jamieson returned and threw Rahane at 35 for his third wicket.
However, New Zealand’s progress in the middle session began to fade as Iyer and Jadeja dug themselves in.
Iyer chose his moments against the spinners as he hit seven fours and two sixes. He reached his first half-century test with 94 balls.
Jadeja was patient and solid at the other end as the duo took India past 200 races. He scored his 17th Test half-century of 99 balls, including six fours.
Their 100-run partnership came after 192 deliveries.
Most of New Zealand’s workload was divided into 45 wicketless overs by left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel, who played his 10th Test, and off-spinner William Somerville, who played his fifth. Debutant who beat all-rounder Rachin Ravindra hit seven overs of left-arm spin.
New Zealand picked three spinners, but the fast bowlers took wickets, Jamieson 3-47 and Southee 1-43.
“We found some swing early. It was a bit up and down,” Jamieson said. “Hopefully the new ball swings a little bit in the morning. India is a fraction ahead, I think.
“We hung around pretty well and we need a good start to the morning.”
India have rested key senior players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah for this two-Test series. This is also a first test task for new coach Rahul Dravid, who started his tenure in the previous Twenty20 series with a 3-0 victory over the New Zealanders.
This is the first test between the teams since the final of the preliminary World Test Championship in June, which was won by New Zealand in Southampton.
India have not lost a home Test against New Zealand since 1988.
With input from AP