Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari save the day after India capitulate on first day of red ball test
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: February 14, 2020 11:40:06 am


Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari put on a 195-run stand to save India the blushes. (Twitter/BCCI)

Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari saved the blushes for India on the first day of the three-day practice match towards New Zealand XI at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Friday.

On a day when eight Indians did not get their scores into double digits, Pujara (93) and Vihari (101*) batted for shut to 5 hours and bailed India out of hassle on a inexperienced pitch with assist on provide for seamers. Ajinkya Rahane (18) was the solely different batsman to get his rating into double digits.

Four Indians bagged geese, amongst them opening prospects Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw. Wriddhiman Saha and Ravichandran Ashwin additionally did not get off the mark.

India had been diminished to 38/four in the morning session itself, earlier than the 195-run partnership between Pujara and Vihari stretched throughout three periods took them to 233/5. Another flurry of wickets late in the day noticed India placing up 263 at Stumps on Day 1.

Ish Sodhi and Kuggeleijn had been the choose of the bowlers, with three wickets every.

The red ball sojourn of the tour of New Zealand might simply have began off on a nightmarish be aware for Team India, had it not been for a combating partnership between Pujara and Vihari, the two Test specialists.

Scores:

Shaw 0
Agarwal 1
Pujara 93
Gill 0
Rahane 18
Vihari 101*
Pant 7
Saha 0
Ashwin 0
Umesh 9*
Jadeja 8

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