New Zealand vs India, 1st Test

India in New Zealand, 2 Test Series, 2020 | 1st Test | Thursday 20th February | 22:30
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The Indians, on the other hand, need wickets upfront with the new ball. The pitch is offering some assistance and they will also hope to make full use of it. Can they do so? We will find out in a while.

So the Kiwi bowlers have done their job and it is now over to the batters. They will want to bat long and once, if possible. Take a big lead and then bowl India out cheaply again.

Tim Southee is down for a chat and he says that it was outstanding the way they bowled on Day 1. Mentions that Colin de Grandhomme and others bowled their hearts out. Also adds that Jamieson was brilliant on his debut. Tells that it was great to bowl with the new ball as there was some assistance early on. Feels that if they survive the initial phase against the new ball, they can score runs freely.

For the Kiwis, Southee and Jamieson were the pick of the bowlers. Both ended with 4 wickets each. Boult had one to his name. Colin de Grandhomme did not pick a wicket but kept it really tight. He played a good supporting role. Ajaz Patel just bowled the three overs. Overall a very satisfying bowling performance from the hosts.

5 wickets in a little more than an hour rounds up an excellent bowling performance from the Kiwis! Kane Williamson could not have asked for anything more from his bowlers after electing to bowl. They got rid of the top order cheaply. The middle order did not show any resistance and the lower order too failed to do anything substantial today. Just the 43 runs added by India this morning. Rahane was the only man who showed some fight. Pant also was looking good before he got run out. The procession started from there on and India got bundled out for a paltry first innings total.

W 68.1
Tim Southee to Mohammed Shami

OUT! Shami holes out! Southee gets his man! A length ball outside off, Shami swings but only manages to hit it high up in the air towards the cover region. Blundell runs in and takes it. They go upstairs to check the backfoot landing but it is fine. INDIA HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 165!

Over: 68 | 1 Runs
0 67.6
Kyle Jamieson to Jasprit Bumrah

Misses his fifer by a whisker! Fuller again, this is angled into the off pole and then gets it to shape away. Bumrah looks to put bat on ball but the ball whizzes past the outside edge.

0 67.5
Kyle Jamieson to Jasprit Bumrah

Fuller and just outside off, Bumrah does go after it but is beaten.

0 67.4
Kyle Jamieson to Jasprit Bumrah

Outside off, Bumrah does not play at it.

Jasprit Bumrah is the last man in for India.

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