A late rearguard motion by Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner lowered the distinction between India and New Zealand to simply seven runs on the finish of the primary innings. On a floor the place the ball was nonetheless shifting round, the duty was lower out for the Indian batting order. However, Trent Boult received New Zealand off to a nice begin as he removed Mayank Agarwal early within the proceedings.
Prithvi Shaw and Cheteshwar Pujara then tried to rebuild however New Zealand stored coming again and making use of stress and so they received the reward once they dismissed each Shaw and Virat Kohli in fast succession. This then introduced in Ajinkya Rahane to the crease and that is the place, New Zealand bowlers resorted to the short ball tactic.
Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner had been relentless and stored hammering the ball in short and this created all types of issues for Rahane. He was hit on his gloves, on his physique and even copped a few blows on his helmet. He then resorted to shuffling throughout the stumps and taking the ball on however didn’t look convincing.
Harbhajan Singh, who was on commentary, was not satisfied with Rahane’s strategy and lashed out on the proper-hander for not with the ability to deal with the short ball. He stated that Rahane was enjoying like a tail-ender and never like a top-order batsman. He even stated that it was Rahane’s worst innings and the way in which Wagner was bowling at him, it appeared as if there was a lower-order batsman on the different finish.
India ended the day on 90 for six and so they lead New Zealand by 97 runs. This match remains to be extensive open and the pitch has sufficient help to maintain the bowlers . India would hope to stretch their result in round 200 to place New Zealand beneath stress once they come out to chase the goal down.