IND vs NZ 1st Test Day 2 Highlights: New Zealand takes 51-run lead

IND vs NZ 1st Test Day 2 Highlights , Kane Williamson in Wellington

IND vs NZ 1st Test Day 2 Highlights: Kane Williamson’s impressive innings of 89 runs helped New Zealand to take lead by 51 runs against India on day 2 of the first Test at Basin Reserve in Wellington on Saturday. Starting from 122/5, India was all-out for 165 in 68.1 overs on day 2.

Kane Williamson missed his 22nd century as he was dismissed by Mohammed Shami. Ross Taylor (44), who is playing his 100th Test, was removed by Ishant Sharma. Just like rain forced early stumps on day 1, it was bad light that led to an early stumps on day 2.

For India, Ajinkya Rahane was the highest run-scorer as he scored 46 runs off 138 balls including 5 boundaries. For New Zealand, the debutant Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee bagged four wickets each, while Trent Boult took one wicket.

Jamieson dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Hanuma Vihari and Ishant Sharma. Likewise, Southee removed Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami.

At stumps on day 2, New Zealand is leading by 51 runs with five wickets in hand. Now, India will be eyeing to get early breakthroughs on day 3 while on the other hand, Kiwis will be looking for a huge first innings lead.

Playing XI: 

New Zealand: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult

India: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

-PTC News