India opener Prithvi Shaw’s troubles with off-and-center stump continued on Day 1 of the primary Test in opposition to New Zealand at Bay Reserve Basin in Wellington on Friday. Opening India’s innings, Shaw obtained off to a brisk begin, scoring 16 runs off 18 balls, earlier than the best-hander was cleaned up by Kiwi pacer Tim Southee for 16 within the first hour of the day’s play. Southee delivered a half-volley outswinger, which prompted Shaw to go for a drive. But as seen earlier than, Shaw went for the drive with out transferring his entrance foot.
Shaw did not get into a place to cowl any swing on the ball. The ball turned, and knocked down the off-stumps. The ball went previous the skin edge and cleaned up Shaw’s wickets. Shaw seemed abnormal enjoying far in entrance of his physique. He was dismissed for 16.
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This just isn’t the primary time Shaw has been dismissed on this trend. He was seen getting his stumps knocked off in a comparable trend within the heat-up Test.
A day earlier than the primary Test, Kohli had expressed religion on his younger opener and backed Shaw to get a good begin in Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul’s absence. “He is a talented player and we want him to follow his instincts. Look, these guys have no baggage of having failed overseas in the past. A bunch of new guys can play the kind of fearless cricket that can give the whole team confidence,” the Indian skipper had mentioned.
New Zealand pacer Tim Southee additionally described Shaw and Mayank Agarwal as “class players”. “They are missing a couple of guys due to the injury but there are plenty guys who are talented and capable of stepping up when required. They had a good outing in Hamilton. Although, they may be inexperienced but at the same time, they are class players,” Southee advised PTI.