Ajinkya Rahane holds fort as India tormented by Kyle Jamieson on rain-hit Day 1
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: February 21, 2020 11:22:46 am

Ajinkya Rahane ended the day unbeaten on 38. (Source: AP Photo)

In a rain-hit Day 1 of the primary Test between India and New Zealand on the Basin Reserve on Friday, the visiting Men in Blue had a torrid time as they ended the day on 122/5 with Ajinkya Rahane standing tall with an unbeaten 38 alongside rookie Rishabh Pant.

After tea break, the proceedings didn’t resume after a number of inspections over the course of greater than an hour. Although the rain had stopped, umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Kettlebrough ended play at about 5.30 PM in native time after a pitch inspection.

While Rahane steadied the ship and performed a mature innings to avoid wasting the day for his workforce, New Zealand’s debutant Kyle Jamieson was the choose of the day along with his good 3/38. Also taking a catch within the deep, the towering tempo bowler stole the headlines from Ross Taylor, who was taking part in his 100th Test.

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Jamieson was known as up for the skilled Neil Wagner, whose spouse is anticipating their first little one. After making his worldwide white-ball debut this season, he simply crammed the sneakers of Wagner and ensured New Zealand took benefit of an influential toss, which Kane Williamson gained.

Jamieson’s first wicket in Tests was Cheteshwar Pujara (11) and his third, not lengthy earlier than rain shortened the day to 2 classes, was Hanuma Vihari (7). The one he’ll keep in mind longest was India captain Virat Kohli (2) who was out earlier than lunch and whose dismissal swung the steadiness of the match within the Kiwis’ favor.

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Jamieson additionally held a steepling catch at advantageous leg from a mistimed hook shot by opener Mayank Agarwal (34) off Trent Boult, who had dropped a troublesome caught and bowled likelihood on the earlier supply. Tim Southee had bowled Prithvi Shaw for 16 early within the first session.

Ajinkya Rahane will resume on Saturday on 38 whereas the recalled Rishabh Pant can be with him on 10.

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