New Zealand go to stumps without losing a wicket. Objective achieved. 63 runs in 23 overs with Tom Latham and Tom Blundell unbeaten on 27 off 65 and 29 off 73 balls respectively. Both have hit four fours each. Virat Kohli used four bowlers -- Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja -- without success. Catch highlights of Day 1 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch here:
New Zealand First Innings, India - 242 All Out; Toss - New Zealand
12:35 hrs IST: New Zealand were 63 for none at stumps in response to India's first innings total of 242. Tom Latham (27) and Tom Blundell (29) provided the host a solid start. They are trailing by 179 runs. India were steady at 194 for five at tea but lost wickets in quick succession after the play resumed. Pacer Kyle Jamieson triggered the collapse, returning impressive figures of 14-3-45-5.
Hanuma Vihari top-scored for India with his combative 55 while Prithvi Shaw (54) and Cheteshwar Pujara (54) hit contrasting half-centuries. Virat Kohli's (3) poor run continued while his deputy Ajikya Rahane (7) also fell cheaply.
India lost last five wickets for 48 runs, of which 26 were contributed by last-wicket pair of Mohammed Shami (16) and Jasprit Bumrah (10).
Meanwhile, Indian eves have just defeated Sri Lanka in their final group match of ICC Women's T20 World Cup. Four and four and topped the Group A.
India 1st innings: 242 all out in 63 overs. (H Vihari 55, P Shaw 54, C Pujara 54; Kyle Jamieson 5/45, Tim Southee 2/38).
New Zealand 1st innings: 63 for no loss in 23 overs. (T Latham 27 batting, T Bundell 29 batting).
12:21 hrs IST: New Zealand go to stumps without losing a wicket. Objective achieved. 63 runs in 23 overs with Tom Latham and Tom Blundell unbeaten on 27 off 65 and 29 off 73 balls respectively. Both have hit four fours each. Virat Kohli used four bowlers -- Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja -- without success. Catch Day 1 highlights here:
New Zealand still trail by 179 runs. NZ - 63/0 (23).
11:58 hrs IST: Kiwi openers, Tom Blundell (20 off 60) and Tom Latham (16 off 48), added another 10 runs in the last eight overs. NZ - 43/0 (18).
11:22 hrs IST: First over for Mohammed Shami. One run off the last ball as Tom Blundell (15 off 32) plays it to mid-on. Good start from the Kiwi openers. Tom Latham is unbeaten on 11 off 28. NZ - 33/0 (10)
11:06 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav operating in tandem for India. Rock-solid start from Kiwi openers Tom Latham (5 off 16) Tom Blundell (6 off 20). NZ - 18/0 (6).
10:42 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah with the new ball. First ball to Tom Latham. Tom Blundell is another opener for New Zealand.
10:36 hrs IST: Another day, another batting collapse for India. The visitors lost their last six wickets for 48 runs -- 194/4 to 242 all out. Mohammed Shami did play his part though, an entertaining 12-ball knock for 16 runs, including a couple of sixes. Kyle Jamieson claimed his maiden five-wicket haul, only in his second match.
Another flop show from skipper Virat Kohli. Tim Southee set him up, again. He made three runs. But Prithvi Shaw (54), Cheteshwar Pujara (54) and Hanuma Vihari (55) hit fifties to help India post a middling total.
India First Innings; Toss - New Zealand
10:31 hrs IST: Trent Boult cleans up Mohammed Shami (16 off 12) to wrap up Indian innings. IND - 242 all out (62.6).
10:28 hrs IST: Mohammed Shami punishes Trent Boult. Hits back-to-back fours, off the third and fourth balls. Then Boult responds with a bouncer, on to the grill. Nasty hit. Mandatory concussion check. But Shami is fine. Shami (16 off 11) and Jasprit Bumrah (10 off 11) added 26 runs in 21 balls for the last wicket. Crucial runs. IND - 242/9 (62.5).
10:14 hrs IST: WICKET | It's maiden fifer for Kyle Jamieson, in his second Test. Ravindra Jadeja (9 off 10) caught by Trent Boult at fine leg. A well-directed bouncer and it worked. IND - 216/9 (59.2).
10:06 hrs IST: Just like that! Kyle Jamieson gets his fourth. Umesh Yadav (0/4) caught behind. IND - 207/8 (57.6)
10:03 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant is gone. Kyle Jamieson gets his third. Drags in and is bowled. IND - 207/7 (57.2).
9:58 hrs IST: 200 up for India with a very lucky four. Rishabh Pant gets life, twice off successive deliveries. Trent Boult very unlucky. First, Colin de Grandhomme drops him at mid-wicket, then the ball escapes between BJ Watling and Ross Taylor at first slip. IND - 202/6 (56.4).
9:53 hrs IST: Wicket | Just after tea break and lapse is concentration. Very untypical from Cheteshwar Pujara (54 off 140). Going for a pull against a steel bouncer and is caught by BJ Watling. Ravindra Jadeja joins Rishabh Pant (2 off 5) IND - 197/6 (55.2).
09:35 hrs IST: Invited to bat, India reached 194 for five at tea.
India lost both the openers -- Prithvi Shaw (54) and Mayank Agarwal (7) -- to Kiwi pacers in the first session. Cheteshwar Pujara (53) and Hanuma Vihari (55) raised a 81 run-stand for the fifth wicket after the visitors lost skipper Virat Kohli (3) and Ajikya Rahane (7) cheaply. Then Vihari got out just before tea.
India 1st innings: 194 for 5 in 53.4 overs. (H Vihari 55, P Shaw 54, C Pujara 53 batting; Tim Southee 2/38, Kyle Jamieson 1/35).
09:27 hrs IST: OUT!!!! Wagner sends a good delivery, a bouncer. Vihari tries to pull it away, but ends up gloving it through to the keeper for a catch.
Hanuma Vihari c BJ Watling b Neil Wagner 55 (70)
53.4 overs | IND 194/5, Cheteshwar Pujara 53 (135)
09:17 hrs IST: FOUR!!! Vihari pulls Wagner's delivery and to goes to the fine leg fence.
51.4 overs | IND 183/4, Hanuma Vihari 43 (59), Cheteshwar Pujara 53 (134)
09:15 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Indian women are set to face Sri Lanka women in their T20 World Cup fixture. Click here for live.
09:03 hrs IST: No run. It was a fuller length by De Grandhomme. Vihari sends it to mid-off.
48 overs | IND 158/4, Hanuma Vihari 22 (45), Cheteshwar Pujara 50 (126)
08:40 hrs IST: No run. It was a good length ball by Wagner. Pujara sends it to short midwicket.
42.1 overs | IND 148/5, Cheteshwar Pujara 49 (109), Hanuma Vihari 13 (26)
08:16 hrs IST: No run. It was full outside off by Wagner. Vihari leaves it alone.
37 overs | IND 135/4, Hanuma Vihari 9 (17), Cheteshwar Pujara 40 (88)
07:52 hrs IST: OUT!! Swing bowling by Southee. Rahane drags forward to defend it. The ball takes an edge, and Taylor does his job at slip.
Ajinkya Rahane c Ross Taylor b Tim Southee 7 (27)
32.1 overs | IND 113/3, Cheteshwar Pujara 31 (76)
In comes, Hanuma Vihari.
07:32 hrs IST: FOUR!!! WHAT A SHOT!!
Boult overpitches his delivery outside off. Pujara sends it along cover drive.
100 for India!
27.5 overs | IND 101/3, Cheteshwar Pujara 24 (66), Ajinkya Rahane 3 (12)
07:24 hrs IST: No run. It was a shorter length delivery by Boult, angling in. Pujara defender it down into the pitch.
26 overs | IND 87/3, Cheteshwar Pujara 17 (61), Ajinkya Rahane 0 (5)
07:16 hrs IST: OUT!!! Southee sends an outswinger. It beats the inside edge and calls for an lbw. Kohli in desperation asks for a review after being declared out. The review supports New Zealand.
Virat Kohli lbw b Tim Southee 3 (15)
24.1 overs | IND 85/3, Cheteshwar Pujara 15 (55)
In comes, Ajinkya Rahane.
06:32 hrs IST: No run. Wide of off. Kohli leaves it alone for the keeper, removes his gloves and walks back with Pujara for lunch on day 1.
23 overs | IND 85/2, Virat Kohli 3 (14), Cheteshwar Pujara 15 (49)
06:24 hrs IST: No run. It was a full delivery by Southee. Kohli sends it to gully.
21 overs | IND 83/2, Virat Kohli 3 (7), Cheteshwar Pujara 13 (44)
06:15 hrs IST: OUT!!!!!!! That was a one-handed stunner by Latham in the slips and Shaw's tenure comes to an end. He was too late on the shot and gets thick edge. Latham does the rest and catches it at second slip.
Prithvi Shaw c Tom Latham b Kyle Jamieson 54 (64)
19.1 overs | IND 80/2, Cheteshwar Pujara 13 (40)
In comes, Virat Kohli.
06:11 hrs IST: After 18.1 overs, India are currently on 73/1, having lost Mayank Agarwal earlier to a Trent Boult delivery.
06:09 hrs IST: The Teams:
India: Virat Kohli (C), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Trent Boult.
06:08 hrs IST: Good morning everyone and welcome to Outlook's live coverage of the second Test match between New Zealand and India at the Hagley Oval. Earlier, Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first. India have also left out injured Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin to include Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. Meanwhile, the hosts have included pacer Neil Wagner in place of Ajaz Patel.
In the first Test, Kane Williamson's side defeated the visitors with more than one full day and a half to spare, which showed that India's batting order is not invincible, as thought so before.
After the match, Ravi Shastri admitted, "A shake up like this is good as it opens your mindset. When you are on the road all the time and have not tasted defeat, it can close your mindset."
In the second Test, Indian batsmen will face a tough examination on a green top at the Hagley Oval, where the Kiwis have won all but one Test match.
Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal will have a job at hand with new dad Neil Wagner back in the team to bolster the New Zealand pace attack. Meanwhile, the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari and Cheteshwar Pujara will have to show some intent against the New Zealand bowlers. Virat Kohli doesn't have a century in 20 international innings.
Also, Ravichandran Ashwin could lose his spot to Ravindra Jadeja because the latter can make a handsome contribution with the bat. Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah will have to improve on their underwhelming show at the Basin Reserve.
Wagner's return means Kyle Jamieson could be benched. Jamieson won the Man of the Match award on his Test debut. Senior pacer Trent Boult also revealed that it would be tough for Williamson to decide between Jamieson and spinner Ajaz Patel. Only once in five Tests at the Hagley Oval, the Kiwis went without a spinner and lost that game against the Australians.
Kane Williamson and Tom Blundell have to lead the side's batting order. Ross Taylor, of course, will always be the man to watch.
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (w), Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell.
India: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, Wriddhiman Saha, Navdeep Saini.