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India vs New Zealand: Visitors reign before rain on Day 2

New Zealand were solid at 152/1 when rain forced early stumps on Day 2 of the first Test between India and New Zealand.

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Indian bowlers worked hard without much accomplishment as New Zealand came up with a resolute performance to be 152/1 before rain washed out the last session on the second day of the opening Test. (Source: Reuters)

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The match could not be re-started in the absence of a super-sopper. To make up for the lost time, the third day's play will begin at 9:15 am on Saturday to ensure that 98 overs are bowled. (Source: AP)

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In response to India's 318, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and opener Tom Latham struck defiant half-centuries to take the visitors to 152 for one. (Source: PTI)

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Kane Williamson, who was named as New Zealand captain after Bredon McCullum called off his cricketing career in 2016 against Australia, added 65 runs to New Zealand's scorecard and remained unbeaten before the rain stopped play. (Source: Reuters)

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Tom Latham will continue third day's play with captain Williamson, after he scored 56 runs off 137 balls. Latham got a life-line in the 37th over, where the left handed batsman was ruled not out since the ball had touched the helmet grill before KL Rahul caught the ball.

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Mohammed Shami will once again try to be successful with the new ball against England. (Source: Reuters)

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There was show in the 37th over when Tom Latham cleared Ravindra Jadeja from outside off stump and inside edge skiped off his shoes to forward short leg fielder. Be that as it may, the TV umpire ruled him not out since the ball had touched the head gear grill before KL Rahul got the ball. (Source: Reuters)

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Umesh Yadav was the lone bowler, who managed to provide India with a crucial wicket of New Zealand's ODI specialist Martin Guptill. Yadav struck by trapping Guptill (21) in front of the wicket with a ball that swung in. (Source: Reuters)