Can opener Shubman gill, debutante Shreyas Iyer and all terrain Ravindra Jadeja Everyone flashed the bat while India looked strong with 258/4 on day 1 of the first test in progress against New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur.
Iyer and Jadeja scored half a century to put India ahead of Black Caps in the final session after the visitors gripped the grounds back to back just before the tea break. Iyer and Jaddu put together an undefeated 113-run partnership for the fifth wicket before umpires called for early stumps due to bad light.
Iyer, who was making his debut in the longest format, seized the opportunity and hit extremely well. He remained undefeated in ’75 with the help of seven fours and two sixes. Along with the Mumbaikar hitter, Jadeja also hit at 50, not off with the help of six limits.
Earlier, Tim southee other Kyle jamieson it provided New Zealand with rapid advances. As Southee fired Cheteshwar Pujara (26), Jamieson got rid of Mayank Agarwal (13) and captain Ajinkya rahane (35).
Gill hit well on top and scored another half-century of his career before Jamieson cleaned him out.
“Not a great deal is happening. I found some swing early and it went up and down a bit. He barely played the last few months. It’s good to go back to the park. Hopefully the new ball rocks a bit in the morning and we can get them. India a fraction ahead I think. We were pretty good. I need a good start in the morning. “ Jamieson said after the end of the day’s game.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Good start to the test race @ ShreyasIyer15 👊
– Rohit Sharma (@ ImRo45) November 25, 2021
– Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 25, 2021
Jadeja’s batting transformation is about a clear game plan and a belief of commitment to stick with it for as long as possible. What incredible added value in 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 ⚔️⚔️⚔️ I love to see it! This association between Sir Jaddu and Shreyas made this entry so exciting. #INDvNZ
– Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) November 25, 2021
– Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) November 25, 2021
Iyer 🤝 Jadeja
– Indians of Bombay (@mipaltan) November 25, 2021
🇮🇳🏏 THIS IS FROM DAY 1! Iyer and Jadeja added 104 runs in the last session to put us in a good position at the end of the day.
– The army of Bharat (@thebharatarmy) November 25, 2021
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