Pacer Ishant Sharma has urged Indians to be patient on the second day of the opening Test at Auckland against New Zealand.


Indian bowlers failed to capitalise on a good start as centuries from skipper Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson helped New Zealand recover from 30/3 and reach a comfortable 329 for four after the first day’s play, IANS reported.


McCullum was batting on 143 while Williamson continued his fine run with the bat this summer with a classy 113. Giving company at stumps was Corey Anderson on 42.


It was great recovery by the Kiwi batsmen after a poor first session following a delayed start due to a passing shower and bad light.


On a gloomy morning, it seemed captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was spot on when he put New Zealand in as pacers brightened up the session for India.