IND vs NZ 1st Test Day 2: New Zealand’s second day, with the help of Young-Latham, scored 129/0

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IND vs NZ 1st Test Day 2: New Zealand scored 129/0, Young (75) and Latham (50) unbeaten till the end of the second day’s play

Highlights

  • New Zealand openers Will Young (75) and Tom Latham (50) are still at the crease after scoring runs.
  • India scored 345 runs in the first innings, with Shreyas Iyer scoring his maiden Test century in the debut match.
  • New Zealand’s team is still 216 runs behind India.

Kanpur| New Zealand scored 129 runs without losing any wicket till the end of the game on the second day of the first Test being played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Friday. Will Young (75) and Tom Latham (50) are on the crease for the team. Both shared a brilliant partnership of 129 runs off 345 balls. Kiwi team is still 216 runs behind India.

Earlier, India had scored 345 runs in the first innings, with Shreyas Iyer scoring his maiden Test century in the debut match. On the other hand, Tim Southee took five wickets for New Zealand’s side. India started playing 258/4 on the second day but the Kiwi bowlers performed brilliantly and did not allow any Indian batsmen to stay for long. However, Shreyas scored his first century while scoring the most runs for India. After this R Ashwin (38) batted a little better and got bowled by Patel. The lower order batsmen who came after this disappointed and soon returned to the pavilion.

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On the second day, no big partnership was seen till the end of India’s first innings. At the same time, in response to 345, the New Zealand team started very well. Team openers Will Young and Tom Latham gave a tough challenge to the Indian bowlers. Playing aggressively the Indian spin bowlers put up a brilliant partnership of 129 runs. During this, both scored their respective half-centuries and returned unbeaten on the pavilion.

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