Opener Shubman Gill, debutant Shreyas Iyer and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja all shined with the bat as India looked strong with 258/4 on Day 1 of the continuous very first Test versus New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur.
Iyer and Jadeja both scored half-centuries to put India ahead of Black Caps in the last session after the visitors got back to back wickets right before the tea break. Iyer and Jaddu created an unbeaten collaboration of 113 runs for the 5th wicket prior to the umpires required early stumps due to bad light.
Iyer, who was on his launching in the longest format, moneyed in the chance and batted exceptionally well. He stayed unbeaten on 75 with the assistance of 7 fours and 2 6s. Along with the Mumbaikar batter, Jadeja was likewise batting on 50 not out with the assistance of 6 borders.
Earlier, Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson offered New Zealand with fast developments. While Southee dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara (26), Jamieson eliminated Mayank Agarwal (13) and captain Ajinkya Rahane (35).
Gill batted well on top and scored yet another half-century of his profession prior to Jamieson cleaned him up.
“Not a huge amount going on. Found some swing early and it was up and down a little bit. Hardly played the last couple of months. Nice to get back onto the park. Hopefully, the new ball swings a little bit in the morning and we can get them. India fraction ahead I think. We hung around pretty well. Need a good start in the morning,” stated Jamieson after completion of the day’s play.
Here is how Twitter responded:
Good begin to the test profession @ShreyasIyer15 👊
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 25, 2021
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 25, 2021
Jadeja’s batting change is everything about a clear Gameplan and the commitment-belief of staying with it for as long as possible. What an unbelievable value-addition in the whites. #IndvNZ
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 25, 2021
STUMPS on Day 1 of the first Test.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 25, 2021
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 25, 2021
There it is ⚔️⚔️⚔️ love to see it! This Sir Jaddu and Shreyas collaboration’s made this innings so amazing. #INDvNZ
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) November 25, 2021
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) November 25, 2021
Iyer 🤝 Jadeja
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) November 25, 2021
🇮🇳🏏 THAT’S IT FROM DAY 1! Iyer and Jadeja included 104 runs in the last session to put us in a great position at the end of day’s play.
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) November 25, 2021
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TAGS: India, INDvNZ, New Zealand, New Zealand trip of India 2021, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill
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