New Zealand fight back after picking quick wickets: The match series between New Zealand and India has been one of the most trending matches of all time. Both the teams and their squads are overloaded with talent and team spirit and of course a will to fight. On the othet day, fans from India were in high hopes for most of the forst half of the match, when India crossed the dreaded number of 200 runs with a loss of few wickets. But it was after that, that New Zealand picked up pace and knocked out India’s ace game one wicket after the other. Trent Boult and Mitchell Santner claimed three wickets each to lead New Zealand’s superb fightback, on Day 1 of the first Test against India in Kanpur.
Trent Boult and Mitchell Santner took three wickets each on Day 1 of the first Test against India in Kanpur. Boult claimed 3-52 and Santner picked 3-77. Thier stellar performance resulted in India’s final score to be 291-9 in 90 overs at stumps on the opening day itself.
Murali Vijay (65) and Cheteshwar Pujara (62) hit half-centuries for India, which has adrenaline rushing through the fans in India as it crossed our first 100 in the match. But in no time, New Zealand took over.
This was India’s 500th Test match in its extravagant cricket history and they surely made a befitting start to it. Just half way through the match they were at a respectable score of 154 for 1, which they, unfortunately, couldn’t keep up with after New Zealand took wickets one after the other. New Zealand fought back brilliantly after the first session to leave India at 291/9 in Kanpur.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay took India to 105/1 at lunch after captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat.
The men from the Kiwis kept taking away important wickets, and ensured that India was all bowled out, just on day 1.