India vs New Zealand 1st Test day 1: The first day of the first match of the two match Test series between India and hosts New Zealand is being played at the Basin Reserve Stadium in Wellington. The first day’s play, which was interrupted by rain, was reduced to just 55 overs. After the end of two sessions, the third session could not start due to rain, but in this 55-over game, 5 Indian batsmen were very disappointed, including captain Virat Kohli.
The Indian team came out to bat first after losing the toss and scored 122 runs in the first day losing 5 wickets in 55 overs. Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw came to start the innings for India in Windy Wellington. Prithvi Shaw started playing his cricketing shot right from the start, but he was clean bowled by Tim Southee. Prithvi Shaw was dismissed on a personal score of 16 with the help of 2 fours in 18 balls. During this time the Indian team’s score was also 16 runs. In this way, Prithvi Shaw, playing Test cricket, flopped after a year.
Pujara also fails after Shaw
Test specialist batsman Cheteshwar Pujara came out to bat at number 3 and was dismissed for 11 runs in 42 balls with the help of 1 four. After Shaw’s dismissal, Pujara was expected to face the Kiwi team’s pace bowlers, but he also disappointed. Pujara, who was playing for almost 7 overs, was still at the crease when he was caught by Kyle Jamieson at the hands of BJ Watling behind the wicket.
Virat Kohli also flopped
Virat Kohli, who scored a century against Bangladesh in the last Test match, did not go very well as a batsman on the whole tour against New Zealand. In such a situation, he was expected to play strong cricket as the number one batsman in the ICC Test rankings, but on a personal score of 2, he was caught by Ross Taylor at slip in the slip after hitting the front ball of Kyle Jamieson. This India got the third blow, at that time India’s score was 40 runs.
Mayyak and Vihari did not meet expectations
After Virat’s wicket fell, Mayank Agarwal and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane were at the crease. Both shared a 48-run partnership for the fourth wicket, but Mayank Agarwal was out on a pull shot. Mayank Agarwal, who scored 34 runs with the help of 5 fours in 84 balls, had set eyes, but he could not save his wicket. At the same time, Hanuma Vihari came to bat after him, scoring 7 runs in 20 balls and half the team returned to the pavilion. In this way Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari flopped on the first day.
Rahane and Pant are at the crease
Till the end of the first day of the match, India score 122 runs in 55 overs at the loss of 5 wickets. At the same time, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is unbeaten after scoring 38 runs in 122 balls and wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant scoring 10 runs in 37 balls. In such a situation, for Rahane as well as Pant, this innings is no less than a litmus test, as he has been sitting on the bench from all three formats of cricket for quite some time.