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  • 3:20 AM IST

    Welcome, folks! We are here again to bring you the coverage of the second day of the first Test match at Basin Reserve, Wellington.

  • 3:19 AM IST

    … DAY 2, SESSION 1 …

  • 10:14 AM IST

    An excellent day of cricket for the Black Caps! They are well in command of the game and probably everything has gone right for them on Day 1. At the start of the day, they won the toss and elected to field under overcast conditions on a green wicket. Their bowlers justified the decision as they kept taking wickets at regular intervals and also made scoring very tough for India. Debutant Kyle Jamieson was the pick of the bowlers for them as he took three wickets which included Kohli and Pujara. Rahane though has fought hard out there along with Pant but with not a lot of batting to come, the visitors would be hoping for this pair to maximize the partnership. 250 is what India will be aiming for but they will need to bat really well if they are to get there. Saturday will be a new day! Will we see India make a comeback in the game or will the same script continue? Join us to find out on Day 2.

  • 10:09 AM IST

    Update 1737 local – The good news did not last for long as the rain is back! The covers are firmly placed and it is coming down nice and hard. Just as I write that, the news coming in is that PLAY HAS BEEN CALLED OFF FOR THE DAY!

  • 9:40 AM IST

    Update 1705 local – We have some good news for you! The rain has stopped and the umpires were out doing an inspection. However, they weren’t quite happy with the conditions and they have scheduled another one at 1730 local which is 25 minutes from now. Fingers crossed.

  • 9:39 AM IST

    … Day 1, Session 3 …

  • 8:57 AM IST

    Update 1625 local (0325 GMT) – Well, well, it is pouring down at the moment! The groundsmen have rushed onto the pitch with the covers to cover the pitch. Let’s hope it is a passing shower and we get some action soon.

  • 8:46 AM IST

    Another session which belonged to the hosts! Once again they have not let India score freely and have also managed to take two wickets. The home side managed to break the promising stand between Agarwal and Rahane early and then got rid of Vihari too. Rahane and Pant have dug in and are looking to take the visitors to safer shores. They need to bat well though to do so. Rahane is set and Pant is slowly building an innings. The Kiwis, on the other hand, will want to continue the good work and take the remaining five wickets as quickly as possible. They would know that one more wicket and they will be into the lower order. Will we see India win a session or will the Kiwis make it 3-0?

  • 8:43 AM IST

    54.6 Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Fuller now and on off, AR strokes it to mid off. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 1!

  • 8:43 AM IST

    54.5 Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, One more ball on a length and around off, Rahane keeps it out towards covers.

  • 8:42 AM IST

    54.4 Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Outside off, not played at.

  • 8:41 AM IST

    54.3 Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, 1 run, Shorter and on the body, Pant is hurried on the pull. He mistimes it towards fine leg for one. Went off his gloves.

  • 8:41 AM IST

    54.2 Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, no run, Excellent fielding! Shorter and around off, Pant cuts it hard. It goes towards gully where Nicholls dives to his left and saves a boundary.

  • 8:40 AM IST

    54.1 Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, no run, Good length and on off, it is kept out.

  • 8:39 AM IST

    53.6 Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Tossed up ball on off, Rahane defends it off the front foot.

  • 8:39 AM IST

    53.5 Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Floated ball on off, Rahane keeps it out.

  • 8:38 AM IST

    53.4 Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Turn and bounce for Patel. Floated ball outside off, Rahane lets it be as the ball spins past him after pitching.

  • 8:38 AM IST

    53.3 Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Loopy ball outside off, Rahane defends it to point off the front foot.

  • 8:37 AM IST

    53.2 Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Flighted ball outside off, Rahane shoulders arms to it.

  • 8:37 AM IST

    53.1 Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Floated ball on off, defended off the front foot towards covers.

  • 8:36 AM IST

    52.6 Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, no run, Length and on off, defended off the front foot.

  • 8:36 AM IST

    52.5 Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, 2 runs, Full and on the pads, Pant works it towards the leg side and gets a couple this time.

  • 8:36 AM IST

    52.4 Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run, Fuller in length and on off, Rahane strokes one towards mid off and takes off for a run. The fielder there has a shy at the keeper’s end but misses to allow the single.

  • 8:34 AM IST

    52.3 Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 8:33 AM IST

    52.2 Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, On middle, Rahane blocks it.

  • 8:33 AM IST

    52.1 Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, 1 run, On the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.

  • 8:32 AM IST

    51.6 Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, On middle, Rahane prods forward and keeps it out.

  • 8:32 AM IST

    51.5 Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.

  • 8:31 AM IST

    51.4 Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Stump-to-stump line again, it is kept out.

  • 8:31 AM IST

    51.3 Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane, no run, Slower through the air and on off, AR keeps it out.

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