IND vs NZ, 1st Test, Day 1: Iyer and Jadeja strengthened India on the first day, detail report

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Ind vs Nz 1st Test, Day 1: Gill kept New Zealand’s main spinner Patel on the back foot in the first session with a fine example of his cut and drive, but his return to the pavilion in the first over of the second session affected the flow of the Indian innings. .

  • India 258 for 4 on Day 1
  • Iyer 75*, Jadeja 50*, unbeaten partnership of 113 runs so far
  • Kayleigh Jamieson took 3 wickets


Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten half-century in the series against New Zealand that started in Kanpur against New Zealand on Thursday and left a mark in his very first Test and played an unbroken century partnership with Ravindra Jadeja. With this, India, recovering from the blows of Kyle Jamieson, made 258 for four wickets on the opening day of the first Test match against New Zealand. Iyer, who received the ‘Test Cap’ in the absence of some top players, is stuck at the crease after scoring 75 runs. Iyer has faced 136 balls so far and has hit seven fours and two sixes, he shared an unbeaten partnership of 113 runs for the fifth wicket with Jadeja (50 not out off 100 balls). The day’s play was declared over six overs ago due to bad light. Apart from these two, the innings of opener Shubman Gill (52 runs in 93 balls) was the center of attraction. Cheteshwar Pujara (26 off 88 balls) and skipper Ajinkya Rahane (35 off 63 balls) failed to play big innings despite good starts, while opener Mayank Agarwal (13 off 28 balls) failed to take advantage of the opportunity.


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The tall pacer Jamieson (3 for 47) again troubled the Indian batsmen. He bowled Gill and Rahane after Agarwal was caught by wicketkeeper Tom Blundell in the morning session. Veteran fast bowler Tim Southee (1 for 43) meanwhile disturbed Pujara’s concentration. The pitch was slow and the ball was staying down on it, but it was not getting the required turn, due to which the three New Zealand spinners Ayaz Patel (78 runs in 21 overs), William Somerville (60 runs in 24 overs) and Rachin Ravindra (seven runs). 28 runs in the over) had to struggle. Both Gill and Iyer batted freely in front of the spinners.

Iyer looked a bit uncomfortable in the beginning but soon he started his natural batting and scored runs with restrained aggression. He completed his half-century in 94 balls with beautiful cuts and drives against Ravindra. After this it was the turn of Patel and Somerville on whom they hit sixes at long on and midwicket. Jadeja’s two consecutive fours on Jamieson were visible. He celebrated in a familiar style after completing his 17th Test half-century off 99 balls. Jadeja has hit six fours in his innings.

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Gill had put New Zealand’s main spinner Patel on the back foot in the first session with a fine example of his cut and drive, but his return to the pavilion in the first over of the second session affected the flow of the Indian innings. Gill stepped forward to play Jamieson’s full length delivery defensively but the ball went through his bat and pad and got into the wickets. James Anderson had dismissed him in a similar fashion earlier this year. Gill hit five fours and a six on Patel in his innings. This was a great opportunity for Pujara to end his long wait for a century. He had just tried to open his hand by hitting four fours on Jamieson and Patel when the delivery on the line of the fifth stump of Southee ended up in Blundell’s gloves kissing his bat. Pujara scored his last Test century in January 2019. He hasn’t reached triple digits in the last 23 Tests and 39 innings and averages 28.78 in the meantime.

The same was the case with Rahane, for whose career two Test matches against New Zealand can prove to be important. For once it seemed that he was liking the Green Park pitch and he would play big innings to secure his place in the team going to South Africa but Jamieson soon broke the illusion. Rahane played on his wickets in an attempt to cut Jameson’s outgoing ball on the backfoot. Just on the first ball, he was saved from getting out due to taking DRS. He hit six fours in his innings. Earlier, Rahane won the toss and decided to bat first but India lost Agarwal’s wicket in the eighth over itself.

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Gill, who did not play against England due to injury, completed his fourth half-century of his Test career by playing a lucrative shot across the field. spoiled. Gill and Pujara added 61 runs for the second wicket.

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