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NZ Vs IND, 1st Test: India Record Worst First Innings Total In Two Years

India could add only 43 runs to their overnight score of 122 for 5 to dismiss for a lowly 165 as New Zealand toyed with visiting batsmen at Basin Reserve

NZ Vs IND, 1st Test: India Record Worst First Innings Total In Two Years
India's Virat Kohli, second left, walks from the field after he was dismissed by New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson, 12, after being dismissed for 8 runs during the first cricket test between India and New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.
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NZ Vs IND, 1st Test: India Record Worst First Innings Total In Two Years
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2020-02-22T10:02:23+0530

Debutante Kyle Jamieson and veteran Tim Southee took four wickets apiece to knock India out for a paltry 165 in little over an hour on the second day of the first Test at Wellington on Saturday.

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This was India's second-lowest first-innings total under Virat Kohli's captaincy after their total of 107 at Lord's against England in 2018. It's also India's worst first innings effort in two years.

The total is also among the lowest at Basin Reserve since 2013, after West Indies' 134 in December 2017 and 161 by India in December 2002.

Jamieson (4/49 in 16 overs) and Southee (4/49 in 20.1 overs) took four of the five wickets that fell on the second morning with India adding only 43 runs to their overnight score of 122 for 5.

Rishabh Pant (19) started with a six but then a horrible mix-up with senior partner Ajinkya Rahane (46) resulted in a run-out and the little chances of recovery was gone for good.

Ravichandran Ashwin got a beauty from Southee, pretty similar to what Prithvi Shaw got, while Rahane inside-edged one while trying to leave it alone.

It was Mohammed Shami (21), who chanced his arms a bit hitting a few blows that got India above the 150-run mark.

He added 22 runs with Ishant Sharma for the ninth wicket. They were both out in quick succession as the innings folded in only 68.1 overs.

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