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India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: NZ finish Day 2 at 129/0, trail by 216 runs

India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: New Zealand finish the day strongly with openers Will Young and Tom Latham guiding them to 129/0.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: November 26, 2021 4:47:58 pm
New Zealand's batsmen Tom Latham, right, and Will Young talk during the day two of their first test cricket match with India in Kanpur, India, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: New Zealand made a strong reply to India’s first innings total of 345 all out, reaching 129 for no loss at stumps on the second day of the opening Test here on Friday. Will Young and Tom Latham were batting on 75 and 50 respectively at close of play on Day 2. New Zealand still trail the hosts by 216 runs. India started the day on 258 for four.

Resuming on overnight score of 75, Shreyas Iyer (105 off 171 balls) became the 16th Indian to score a hundred on Test debut and second after the great Gundappa Vishwanath to reach the milestone at this very ground after 52 years. The morning also belonged to the seasoned Tim Southee (27.4-6-69-5), who picked up his 13th five-wicket haul in his 80th Test.

He was on target with the second new ball first up as he sent back Ravindra Jadeja (50) on his overnight score, before adding three more wickets in his kitty.

Brief scores: India: 345 all out in 111.1 overs (Shreyas Iyer 105, Shubman Gill 52, Ravindra Jadeja 50; Tim Southee 5/69).

New Zealand: 129/0 in 57 overs (Will Young 75 not out, Tom Latham 50 not out).

India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(w), Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville

Match EndedNew Zealand tour of India, 2021 - 1st Test


345 (111.1) u0026 234/7 dec (81.0)

New Zealand

296 (142.3) u0026 165/9 (98.0)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 1st Test )
India drew with New Zealand

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India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights:

16:27 (IST)26 Nov 2021
NZ finish Day 2 at 129/0

Another discussion about the light and that will be stumps. The day is over. New Zealand finish at 129/0 after 57 overs. Trail by 216 runs. Superb opening partnership by Latham and Young. See you tomorrow!!

16:22 (IST)26 Nov 2021
Latham survives

Lightmetres are out. But play is allowed to continue as India are persisting with spinners. And is it a wicket? It's nicked behind. On field Umpire has given out. But no. It's not. It's the bat hitting the pad. It's not out. Latham survives. NZ 128/0 after 56 overs. 

16:18 (IST)26 Nov 2021
50 for Latham

Latham close to his 50 now. Just 1 left. 3 dots. The agonizing wait continues for Latham. Finally a run and 21st half century for Latham. New Zealand steady. They are 128/0 after 55 overs.

16:05 (IST)26 Nov 2021
Taking the knee at slips

When Mayank Agarwal went down on his knees at gully for Axar Patel, murmurs began at the commentary box. How will he catch from there, they went. Of course, it’s been done before. Noticeably by Marcus Trescothick for Somerset to the left-arm spin of Jack Leach on slow dry pitches. 

It’s understood that it was Leach’s suggestion to have Trescothick literally be on his knees to scoop on those low catches that die almost as soon as it takes the edge. 

Then when Leach went on to play for England, Joe Root would do the same, in a game against New Zealand and in Sri Lanka. 

Not sure whether Root caught anything from that position but Trescothick took a stunner off the bowling of Roelof Van der Merwe, who went deliriously mad with his celebrations.

16:04 (IST)26 Nov 2021

10 overs remaining in the day if light permits. Axar in to bowl. 5 dots in this over. India are going through their overs pretty quickly. The last ball is also a dot ball. NZ 122/0 after 51 overs.

15:50 (IST)26 Nov 2021
Flood lights are on at Green Park stadium

Flood lights are on at the Green Park stadium. But it won't be a worry as India are operating with the spinners. The odd balls are turning but the Indian spinners have failed to hit good length consistently. Nothing to take away from the pair of Latham and Young, they have been superb. NZ: 116/0 (47 overs)

15:45 (IST)26 Nov 2021
Boundary No 12 for Young

Will Young dances down the ground and drives it throw to the covers for a boundary of Axar Patel's bowling. It was Young's 12th boundary, he has used his feet very well against the Indian spinners. NZ: 114/0 (45 overs)

15:39 (IST)26 Nov 2021
Axar back into the attack

Axar Patel got the last over before the final dinks break. The left-arm spinner has bowled only three overs so far. The opening pair of Latham and Young are looking solid as ever as they have put on 100 runs for the first wicket. India in desparate need of a breakthrough before the stumps on Day 2, while the Black Caps openers will be looking to continue doing the good work. 

15:23 (IST)26 Nov 2021
NZ cross 100-run mark!

Digging deep, the openers finally manage to forge a hundred-run stand between them and also help in crossing the 100-run mark for the team. Latham's (34*) boundary through deep mid-wicket continues to frustrate both Jadeja and India. NZ: 101/0 (39 overs)

14:56 (IST)26 Nov 2021
Young, Latham march on steadily

After two boundaries by Young against Umesh, the runs dry up a bit. Just three runs in the next three overs. NZ: 89/0 (33 overs)

14:36 (IST)26 Nov 2021
Young brings up second Test fifty!

After a maiden over by Jadeja, India bring back Umesh into the attack in search for a wicket. Young (50*) continues in similar fashion as he hits a boundary past gully to bring up his fifty! In 88 deliveries and hitting eight boundaries. NZ: 76/0 (28 overs)

14:12 (IST)26 Nov 2021
Tea break!

Young (46*) and Latham (23*) guide the visitors to the end of the second session. The opening pair have done brilliantly well to escape unscathed as the Indian bowlers fail to find a breakthrough wicket. New Zealand trail by 273 runs. NZ: 72/0 (26 overs)

13:57 (IST)26 Nov 2021
NZ cross 50-run mark!

Young (34*) continues to be a thorn for Ashwin as he hits his fourth boundary of the innings... over the bowler's head and gone! In the next over, Latham (18*) joins the party with a firm sweep of a four through square leg against Jadeja. NZ: 55/0 (21 overs)

13:39 (IST)26 Nov 2021
IND yet to find breakthrough

Latham (10*) and Young (23*) continue to frustrate the Indian bowlers with some calm and composed batting display. After Ashwin got smacked for a four by the latter, Jadeja comes into the attack and gives away two runs in his opening over. NZ: 35/0 (15 overs)

13:25 (IST)26 Nov 2021
Young ups the ante with two boundaries

The runs are coming at a better pace now! Young (13*) chooses to inject some urgency in the visitors' innings as he punishes Umesh twice in two overs with two boundaries. On the other end, Latham is on 9*. India need a wicket soon. NZ: 23/0 (11 overs)

13:09 (IST)26 Nov 2021
NZ take it slow and steady

After four consecutive maiden overs, Latham (6*) and Young (3*) manage to take a single each against Ashwin. NZ: 10/0 (8 overs)

12:47 (IST)26 Nov 2021
Latham escapes dismissal, hits four

Latham survives courtesy of a well-taken review! Nitin Menon gives the batter out on a LBW decision but the review shows an inside edge of the bat. On the very next ball, Latham (5*) punishes Ishant with a boundary past backward point. NZ: 8/0 (3 overs)

12:36 (IST)26 Nov 2021
Latham, Young open for visitors

Tom Latham and Will Young open the first innings for the visitors as Ishant Sharma starts the proceedings with the ball. Opener Latham starts off with caution as Ishant gives away the first run of the innings with an overstepped no ball. NZ: 1/0 (1 over)

12:25 (IST)26 Nov 2021
IND finish first innings on 345!

Ishant (0) gets trapped between the wickets and it's all over for India! Ajaz scalps his second of the innings to restrict the hosts to 345.  while Umesh remained unbeaten on 10 while Shreyas top-scored for India with a 171-ball 105. IND: 345-all out (111.1 overs)

12:13 (IST)26 Nov 2021

What a start to the second session! Ajaz cleans up Ashwin on 38 to bag the first wicket for spin. IND: 339/9 (109.2 overs)

India Squad: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Suryakumar Yadav, Srikar Bharat, Jayant Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

New Zealand Squad: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, William Somerville, Mitchell Santner, Neil Wagner, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell

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