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  • 3:59 AM IST

    The Indian team is in a huddle near the ropes. They now disperse to their positions. Final words from skipper. The two Kiwi openers, Tom Latham and Tom Blundell stride out to the middle to resume their innings.

  • 3:46 AM IST

    After an early loss, India did well to pull themselves back in the game with half tons from Shaw, Pujara and Vihari but they failed to convert their starts into big ones. The Kiwi bowlers even after being attacked, kept things tight and managed to get breakthroughs at regular intervals. A collapse came soon and the hosts were folded for 242. The Indian bowlers had 23 overs to make amends of their batters’ poor show but they failed to get any wickets as Latham and Blundell dug in and looked solid in their 63-run unbeaten stand. Welcome to our coverage on Day 2 of the game. The Indian bowlers will be hoping to turn this around in the morning session of the game while the hosts will be looking to get closer to the Indian total without much damage. Let’s see which team takes the honors of winning the 2nd Day.

  • 3:45 AM IST

    … Day 2, Session 1 …

  • 12:30 PM IST

    That’s it from our coverage on Day 1. Day 2 promises to be an exciting day. The Indians will look to come back fresh in the morning session and take a few wickets. The Kiwis would love to see the two openers go on and score a big one and take their side closer to the Indian total. Join us for Day 2 on Sunday, 1st March 2020 at 1130 Local (2230 GMT, Previous day). Till then, it is goodbye from our side.

  • 12:26 PM IST

    The Kiwis were relentless throughout the day. They kept coming hard at the Indians but Shaw’s attacking approach meant that they could not get wickets at regular intervals. Southee then picked up a couple of prized scalps of Kohli and Rahane and post Tea, it was all about 3-innings old Kyle Jamieson who ripped the Indian middle order with a 5-fer. Boult and Wagner ended up with 2 and 1 wicket respectively.

  • 12:24 PM IST

    Earlier in the day, after a rain delay, New Zealand invited India to bat first. India lost Agarwal early but Shaw looked in fine touch. He scored a brilliant half ton but perished in a poor fashion. His wicket brought a mini-collapse as India lost Kohli and Rahane quickly. Pujara though got himself in and added important 81 runs with Vihari. Both the batters reached their half tons but threw their wickets away. The score soon read 194/5 to 242/10.

  • 12:21 PM IST

    Top stuff from Latham and Blundell means that the Kiwis head back to the pavilion with their noses ahead. The duo have already wiped out 63 runs from the 242 which the Indians have scored. They have played out 23 overs without much trouble and will return on Day 2 to make progress in this game. The Indian bowlers failed to produce the magic delivery in their 23 overs of the Kiwi batting and will have a hard task on their hands on Day 2.

  • 12:19 PM IST

    22.6 Mohammed Shami to Tom Blundell, no run, Length ball on middle, Blundell keeps it out off the back foot to see of an eventful and fruitful day for New Zealand. That is STUMPS ON DAY 1!

  • 12:19 PM IST

    22.5 Mohammed Shami to Tom Blundell, no run, On a shorter length and on off, Blundell hops inside the crease and keeps it out on the leg side. Last ball of the day coming up.

  • 12:18 PM IST

    22.4 Mohammed Shami to Tom Blundell, no run, Short ball on off, Blundell evades it.

  • 12:17 PM IST

    22.3 Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, 1 run, Short of a length ball on middle, Latham tucks it past the short leg fielder and towards mid-wicket for a single.

  • 12:17 PM IST

    22.2 Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, no run, Another bouncer, this one for Latham. He is happy to sit under it.

  • 12:16 PM IST

    22.1 Mohammed Shami to Tom Blundell, 3 runs, Bouncer on middle first up and Blundell is up for the challenge. He pulls it with control towards deep square leg and before the man from fine leg can cut it off, they take three.

  • 12:15 PM IST

    21.6 Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, no run, Shortish and around off, pushed towards point.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    21.5 Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, no run, Length ball angled into the batter and Latham looks to leave it. The ball keeps coming in into the batter and goes over the stumps.

  • 12:13 PM IST

    21.4 Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, no run, Beauty! Good length ball outside off, Latham pokes at it to get beaten.

  • 12:13 PM IST

    21.3 Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Blundell, 1 run, Bouncer on middle, Blundell looks to pull but the ball takes the inner part of the bat and then hits the body. It lobs towards Shaw at short leg who has his eyes closed in an attempt of trying to stay away from the firing line of the pull shot. It goes between his legs and they steal a run.

  • 12:11 PM IST

    21.2 Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, 1 run, On middle, this one is clipped behind square leg for an easy run.

  • 12:11 PM IST

    21.1 Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, no run, Goes for the effort ball as bowls this back of a length on middle but Latham ducks it easily.

  • 12:10 PM IST

    Jasprit Bumrah returns. 6-1-17-0 from him so far.

  • 12:10 PM IST

    20.6 Ravindra Jadeja to Tom Blundell, no run, Tossed up on middle, Blundell keeps it out right under his eyes.

  • 12:09 PM IST

    20.5 Ravindra Jadeja to Tom Blundell, no run, Floated on middle, Blundell tucks it to the leg side off the front foot.

  • 12:09 PM IST

    20.4 Ravindra Jadeja to Tom Blundell, no run, Tossed up once again on off, Blundell defends by coming on the front foot.

  • 12:09 PM IST

    20.3 Ravindra Jadeja to Tom Blundell, no run, Tossed up around off, Tom is happy to play the defensive prod.

  • 12:08 PM IST

    20.2 Ravindra Jadeja to Tom Blundell, no run, Floated on off, Blundell keeps it out once again.

  • 12:08 PM IST

    20.1 Ravindra Jadeja to Tom Blundell, no run, Fired in full and on middle, Blundell blocks it off the front foot.

  • 12:07 PM IST

    Spin for the first time as Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack. A couple of overs for him to roll his arms. Can he provide the breakthrough India is after?

  • 12:06 PM IST

    19.6 Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, no run, Length ball on middle, Latham clips it towards mid-wicket.

  • 12:06 PM IST

    19.5 Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, no run, Full and around off, blocked towards the off side.

  • 12:05 PM IST

    19.4 Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, FOUR, FOUR! Class written all over! What a glorious shot. Shami overpitches a hint and Latham makes him pay for it. He comes forward and caresses it through mid off for the second boundary of the over.

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