India vs New Zealand 1st Test 2016 Match Highlights (Day 2)

India vs New Zealand 1st Test Highlights video and full match scorecard is available here of the Day 2 (Friday). The 2016 New Zealand tour of India 1st test match is going to kick start from today, 22nd September and will end on 26th September 2016. All the live action will kick start from Green Park, Kanpur from 9:30 AM IST / 04:00 AM GMT. The live coverage of the match will be broadcasted on Star Sports 1 and 3 tv channels in India while live streaming is available on starsports.com.

The 2nd day of the India vs New Zealand test was dominated by the Kane Williamson and Tom Latham batting all the Indian bowlers failed to take wickets.  In the second session of the test Indian bowler, Umesh Yadav picked up opener  Martin Guptill.

After fall of a wicket, Tom Latham and Kane Williamson made an unbeaten partnership of 117 runs. India may be failed take wickets but they did not leak too many runs. Rain started post lunch break and day was called off because of a wet outfield.

India 318 (1st Innings)/ New Zealand 152/1 (47.0 overs)

New Zealand trail by 166 runs with 9 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

Stumps – Day 2
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR This bowler
Kane Williamson  65 115 7 0 56.52 29 (38b)
Tom Latham  56 137 5 0 40.87 14 (46b)
Bowlers O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
Ravichandran Ashwin  14.0 1 43 0 3.07 55 2 0
Umesh Yadav  7.0 2 22 1 3.14 32 3 0

This is going to be huge test match series and there is no doubt we are going to see an action packed performances. Indias major goal set is to regain the number one test ranking spot. The Indian team will be used, five bowlers and six batsman combination for the match same goes to the New Zealand team.

India vs New Zealand Test

However, India is confused about who will be their playing XI for the first match. Ishant Sharma is ruled out of the 1st test match because of the Chikungunya. It’s going to be tough to choose a replacement for him but Umesh Yadav has bright chances to make in final XI. On other hands Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan ar uncertain about their position in the team.

Whereas New Zealand pacer Tim Southee is ruled out of the test series because of the injury. Also, James Neesham is ruled out of the 1st test match. The team will be depending on the Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner for spin attack. Kanpur curator said that pitch will help spinners and the first half of the session will be for fast bowlers.

Ind vs NZ Squad

India

Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay,Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami,Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand

Kane Williamson(c), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling

India vs New Zealand 1st Test match will kick start at 9:30 AM IST from Green Park, Kanpur and live telecast on Star Sports network while Ind vs NZ Test match highlights will be updated here day by day.

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