Mumbai 29/1 after New Zealand declare at 324/7 in first innings

Mumbai end day’s play at 29/1 in reply to New Zealand’s 324/7 decl on Day 1 of three-day warm-up match.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 16, 2016 5:38 pm
Live cricket score, Mumbai vs New Zealand, Warm-up Day 1: Ranji champions Mumbai play New Zealand in warm-up three day match at Feroz Shah Kotla. (Source: BCCI)

It was not an ideal preparation but New Zealand made good use of their time in the middle against Mumbai on day one of their only warm-up match ahead of the three-Test series against India. With the pitch having a thin grass cover, the ball did not spin much, allowing the visiting batsmen to bat freely.
Kane Williamson scored 50 off 56 balls amd had a comfortable stay at the crease and so did Tom Latham managed to add 55 off 97 balls before getting retired out. While senior player Ross Taylor and Mitchell Santner added 41 and 45 runs respectively.

With an hour for stumps, the visitors declared their first innings at 324 for seven. Mumbai, in response, were 29 before opener Jay Bista was caught behind on Trent Boult’s delivery. Arman Jaffer (24) and Kaustubh Pawar (5) are still at the crease when the stumps were drawn.

The stand out bowler for Mumbai was Balwinder Sandhu Jr, who took two wickets. The bowling otherwise didn’t trouble the Kiwi’s much.

Mumbai trail by 295 runs with 9 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.

Brief scores:

New Zealand: 324/7 decl in 75 overs (Williamson 50, Latham 55, Taylor 41; Sandhu 2/21).

Mumbai 29/1 in 13

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Mumbai end day’s play at 29/1 in reply to New Zealand’s 324/7 decl on Day 1 of three-day warm-up

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Jaffer has impressed during his 22-run knock so far. The right-hander has looked assured against international bowlers

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Pitched up, and Jaffer, the new man in, hits one straight down the ground to get off the mark with a boundary

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WICKET! Jay Bista doesn’t last long as he walks back without troubling the scorer. c Watling b Boult. Mumbai 0/1

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New Zealand make their way out to the middle. Jay Bista and K Pawar the two openers for Mumbai

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Minimum 13 overs left in the day’s play. New Zealand seamers sprint out and start their warm-up

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New Zealand declare at 324/7. Mumbai will get close to an hour of batting in final session

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Positive approach by every New Zealand batsman to walk out today. From Guptill to Sodhi, all have looked to score runs

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300 up for New Zealand in 69.4 overs. The visitors tail pushes the score in the middle

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WICKET! Santner is out for 45 as he miscues the big hit to Gohil in the deep

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Santner is playing his shots in the middle. Has already hit six fours, and six, and has moved into the 30s

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Watling retires and Mark Craig walks out with Santner

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Tea! New Zealand 235/5. Watling and Santner the two men out in the middle for the visitors

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A couple of wickets in quick succession bring Mumbai back in the game. New Zealand 219/5

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Lad traps Nicholls in front for 29. The part-timer gives Mumbai another wicket

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It continues to be a steady day for New Zealand. Mumbai with a toothless attack for the warm-up, lacks bite

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Nicholls and Watling spend some time in the middle for the visitors, take the score past the 200-run mark

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WICKET! Gohil strikes for Mumbai as he gets rid of Taylor for 41. New Zealand 184/3

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Left-arm spinner Vijay Gohil into the attack. Dabholkar, the other left-arm spinner in the squad, was very expensive in his opening spell

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Henry Nicholls is the new New Zealand batsman out in the middle

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Latham retires after scoring 55. Walks back to the pavillion after facing 97 deliveries, and hitting 10 boundaries

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Bowling change but story remains the same. Harshal Soni with the short delivery, Latham pulls it to the ropes for another boundary

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Bowling, fielding has been very ordinary by Mumbai on the opening day. Not enough consistency by the attack

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SIX! Taylor hits one way back into the stands and generates loud cheer from the West stand

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FIFTY for Latham. He reaches there in 91 balls. Hit nine fours there

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Rohit Sharma took field for about first 30 minutes. Has been off since then. New Zealand 130/2

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The sun has hid behind the thin cloud cover. New Zealand won’t mind these conditions

Sahil Malhotra September 16, 201612:18 pm

The two teams are out in the middle for the afternoon session. Sandhu, Mumbai’s most successful bowler in the morning session, to commence proceedings after Lunch

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Lunch: New Zealand 117/2 with Williamson (47) and Taylor (2) in the middle for the visitors

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Ross Taylor is the new man in. He joins the set Latham in the middle

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WICKET! Sandhu breaks the fluent stand as he scalps Williamson for 50. 115/2. The right-hander chased a wide delivery and could only manage an edge to Tare behind the stumps

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FIFTY up for Kane Williamson, off 55 balls. Six fours and two sixes there for the right-hander

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Tare, in search of the second wicket, makes another change as he reintroduces his new-ball bowler Sandhu into the attack

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Williamson puts the dancing shoes on, again, and hits one into first tier. Bowling changes too not helping Mumbai as runs continue to flow for New Zealand

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100 up for New Zealand in 20.2 overs. Latham and Williamson scoring with ease at Kotla

Sahil Malhotra September 16, 201611:05 am

Tare makes another double change as he replaces Dias with Deshpande

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Dabholkar is off the attack after the opening spell of 5-0-39-0. Leg-spinner Parikshit into the attack now

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New Zealand all the way in the morning session as Mumbai bowlers struggle. Runs coming from both ends. Poor bowling by both Dabholkar and Dias

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FIFTY-run partnership between Latham and Williamson comes up off only 65 balls

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Latham has been solid from the start of day’s play. He edged one when he was batting on nine but since then has been very assured in the middle

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With runs coming thick and fast, Tare in conversation with his spinner. New Zealand, in no time, have raced to 73/1

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Dabholkar is leaking runs here. Both Williamson and Latham all at ease facing the left-arm spinner

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Policemen swing into action as they clear the spectators from the railing near the two dressing rooms. Not a decent turnout for the warm-up featuring an international team

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Finally some activity in the stands. Handful of spectators glued to the railing near dressing rooms

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Drinks break! New Zealand 56/1 after 13 overs. Latham and Williamson in the middle

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Positive cricket by Williamson as he goes after spinner Dabholkar. Steps out on two occasions and collects a four and a six, both hit over the bowler’s head

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Kane Williamson and Latham are in the middle for the visitors. The former’s run in the series will be crucial for the Black Caps

Sahil Malhotra September 16, 201610:21 am

Change from both ends as Royston Dias replaces Sandhu. He will bowl left-arm medium-pace from the press box end

Sahil Malhotra September 16, 201610:18 am

We are done with the first ten overs, New Zealand 45/1. And, we don’t even have 45 spectators at Kotla

Sahil Malhotra September 16, 201610:18 am

Nine overs of seam and Tare introduces Dabholkar into the attack. He replaces Tushar Deshpande

Sahil Malhotra September 16, 201610:02 am

Sandhu is generating a nice shape against the right-handers. Pitching around the fourth-stump mark and moving just enough to beat the batsman

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WICKET! Edge, and Tare takes a neat catch behind the stumps to get rid of Guptill. Sandhu draws first blood

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Eventful over by Deshpande. Found Guptill’s edge, one kept low, bowled a good yorker and conceded a boundary off the last ball. New Zealand move to 21/0 after four overs

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After hitting the good-length spot consistently, Tushar pitches one up and Latham creams it straight down the ground for a boundary

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Tushar Deshpande to bowl from the end. On strike is left-hander Latham

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Sandhu bangs one short and Guptill has no problems pulling it all the way for a maximum

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BS Sandhu with the new ball for Mumbai. Latham and Guptill the two openers for New Zealand

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The two teams and the umpires walk out to the middle. We are moments away from the start now

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The team sheets are out. Here’s a look at the two XIs

Mumbai XI: A Tare, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Lad, K Pawar, Bista, Armaan Jaffer, Dabholkar, BS Sandhu, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias
NZ XI: Latham, Guptill, Williamson, Taylor, Nicholls, Watling, Santner, Craig, Sodhi, Wagner, Boult

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Since it’s a warm-up fixture, both teams can try out their complete 15-member squad

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Players head indoors now. We are a little less than 15 minutes away from the start of day’s play

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Outfield at Kotla seems ready for the season ahead. Lush green and no patch whatsoever. Full marks to the groundstaff

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Mumbai players engage in slip-catching drills while the other half of the squad warm-up on the strip near the one to be used for this game

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Mumbai have won the toss and elected to field first in the three-day warm-up at Kotla

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The pitch wears a different look today. Grass has definitely been shaved today. Still green and not expected turn from the opening day

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We are some time away from the start of the warm-up fixture. Both teams warming-up. Rohit Sharma, sporting a white hat, is out there with the Mumbai unit