India vs New Zealand Live cricket Score, 1st Test at Kanpur, Day 1: Gill, Pujara complete fifty partnership

India vs New Zealand Live cricket Score, 1st Test at Kanpur, Day 1: Gill, Pujara complete fifty partnership

India vs New Zealand Live cricket Score, 1st Test at Kanpur, Day 1: Gill, Pujara complete fifty partnership

11:20 (IST)

After 25 overs,India 78/1 ( Shubman Gill 48 , Cheteshwar Pujara 15)

Just two from Somerville’s fourth over, with Gill and Pujara collecting a single each. Gill is just two short of his half-century at the moment.

11:18 (IST)

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11:17 (IST)

After 24 overs,India 76/1 ( Shubman Gill 47 , Cheteshwar Pujara 14)

Pujara moves to double figures in this over, collecting a brace off the fourth delivery before ticking the ball towards fine leg two balls later, this time collecting three as the ball dies down on its way to the rope. Another 15 minutes to go for lunch on the opening day.

11:14 (IST)

After 23 overs,India 71/1 ( Shubman Gill 47 , Cheteshwar Pujara 9)

Just two from Somerville’s fifth over, a single each to Gill and Pujara as the pair complete the fifty-run stand for the second wicket to put India in the driver’s seat in the morning session.

11:12 (IST)

Fifty partnership up between Gill and Pujara for the 2nd wicket, the latter completing the milestone with a single off Somerville in the 23rd over. IND 71/1

11:12 (IST)

After 22 overs,India 69/1 ( Shubman Gill 46 , Cheteshwar Pujara 8)

FOUR! Gill continues to attack Patel, going for a lofted drive over mid off at the start of the over to move to 45. Gill, though is a lot more cautious next delivery as the ball stays a touch low close to the off stump. Single off the last delivery.

11:06 (IST)

After 21 overs,India 64/1 ( Shubman Gill 41 , Cheteshwar Pujara 8)

Another tidy over from Somerville, who the commentators are comparing with ex-West Indies spinner Roger Harper due to his action, as he gives away just a single from his second.

11:00 (IST)

After 20 overs,India 63/1 ( Shubman Gill 40 , Cheteshwar Pujara 8)

Turns out it’s Southee who is being taken off the attack as Patel replaces him from the River End. Gill, meanwhile, collects his fourth boundary off the third delivery before collecting a single next ball to move to 40. Five from Patel’s seventh over.

10:58 (IST)

After 19 overs,India 58/1 ( Shubman Gill 35 , Cheteshwar Pujara 8)

One spinner replaces another, as offie Will Somerville replaces Patel, who gets a break after a six-over spell. Pujara, who is making extensive use of his feet against the spinners, collects a brace off the first delivery, the only runs collected in this over. 

10:53 (IST)

After 18 overs,India 56/1 ( Shubman Gill 35 , Cheteshwar Pujara 6)

Pujara collects a single off the second ball, before Gill punches the ball through the covers to collect a brace next ball, moving to 35 in the process. Partnership between the two worth 35 at the moment.

10:52 (IST)

After 17 overs,India 53/1 ( Shubman Gill 33 , Cheteshwar Pujara 5)

Gill, fairly well set at the crease by now, decide to charge against the spinner in the second delivery, dancing down the track and smashing the ball over long on. Makes things worse for Patel three balls later with a well-timed cut behind square for a boundary. 10 from the over.

10:49 (IST)

After 16 overs,India 43/1 ( Shubman Gill 23 , Cheteshwar Pujara 5)

Southee continues from the River End. Concedes seven from this over, including a boundary off the second as Gill flicks through the midwicket region to move to 20. Gill then collects a brace off the next delivery, and keeps the strike with a single off the last delivery.

10:49 (IST)

After 15 overs,India 36/1 ( Shubman Gill 16 , Cheteshwar Pujara 5)

Patel continues after the drinks break as Williamson looks to keep spin from one end. The Mumbai-born spinner collects his third maiden in five overs.

10:48 (IST)

After 14 overs,India 36/1 ( Shubman Gill 16 , Cheteshwar Pujara 5)

Southee concedes a couple of singles in this over, with drinks being brought out to the field at the end of it. Has been even between the two sides so far in the first hour of the Test with Jamieson getting the early breakthrough for the Black Caps.

10:30 (IST)

After 13 overs,India 34/1 ( Shubman Gill 15 , Cheteshwar Pujara 4)

Second maiden for left-arm spinner Patel in the four overs bowled so far, with Pujara opting to stay put at his crease. Drinks just around the corner now.

10:27 (IST)

After 12 overs,India 34/1 ( Shubman Gill 15 , Cheteshwar Pujara 4)

Another tidy over from Jamieson, who is now into his sixth over in his opening spell, with three coming from this one including a brace to Pujara off the third delivery.

10:27 (IST)

After 11 overs,India 31/1 ( Shubman Gill 15 , Cheteshwar Pujara 1)

Pujara gets off the mark with a single off the third delivery. Gill then works the ball down the ground for a brace off the fourth, before collecting his first boundary with a lovely cut off the fifth. Seven from the over.

10:20 (IST)

After 10 overs,India 24/1 ( Shubman Gill 9 , Cheteshwar Pujara 0)

Jamieson keeps the pressure from his end, following up with a maiden after getting the breakthrough in his previous over.

10:15 (IST)

After 9 overs,India 24/1 ( Shubman Gill 9 , Cheteshwar Pujara 0)

Patel gets a silly point in addition to the slip fielder in this over, with Williamson later adding a gully once Pujara is on strike in the fourth delivery. Three from the over, with Gill collecting a brace off the second delivery and following it up with a single.

10:12 (IST)

After 8 overs,India 21/1 ( Shubman Gill 6 , Cheteshwar Pujara 0)

Jamieson continues from the other end. Mayank goes for a lovely off drive in front of square in the third delivery to move to double figures, but perishes two balls later by nicking the ball to the keeper as Jamieson gets the first wicket. Pujara is the new man in for the hosts.

10:10 (IST)

OUT! Kyle Jamieson breaks the opening stand by getting Mayank Agarwal, who was looking good so far at the start of the innings, caught-behind. Agarwal looks unsure for a bit, has a quick chat with Gill before deciding to walk off. Would've burnt a review had he taken it as there was a visible deflection off the bat. IND 21/1

Agarwal c Blundell b Jamieson 13(28)

10:04 (IST)

After 7 overs,India 17/0 ( Mayank Agarwal 9 , Shubman Gill 6)

First bowling change of the innings, with left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel starting off with one slip in place. And he creates a change right away, as Gill gets an outside edge, with the ball staying low and falling short of slip. The final delivery stays low and Gill, who was shaping for a pull, has to make a last-minute adjustment. First over of spin goes for a maiden.

10:01 (IST)

After 6 overs,India 17/0 ( Mayank Agarwal 9 , Shubman Gill 6)

Jamieson once again oversteps in this over, his second no ball of the innings. Gill collects a single off the last delivery. Two from the over.

09:58 (IST)

After 5 overs,India 15/0 ( Mayank Agarwal 9 , Shubman Gill 5)

Southee into his third over. Lovely drive through the gap between cover and extra cover by Gill at the start of Southee’s third over, getting enough time to come back for a third as the ball slows down on its way to the fence. Mayank nicks an outswinger in the penultimate delivery, the ball staying low and beating the keeper’s gloves to run all the way to the third man fence for the first boundary of the innings. Seven from the over.

09:52 (IST)

Pretty hazy in Kanpur at the moment

09:51 (IST)

After 4 overs,India 8/0 ( Mayank Agarwal 5 , Shubman Gill 2)

Jamieson starts off with three dots, before overstepping in the fourth. Just a gentle push through the covers by Agarwal thereafter as he collects another double. Meanwhile, it is very hazy out there in Kanpur, as is usually the case in North Indian cities during winter, and one wonders if that might make sighting the ball a bit of a problem. Three from the over.

09:46 (IST)

After 3 overs,India 5/0 ( Mayank Agarwal 3 , Shubman Gill 2)

Southee appeals for LBW in the third delivery, umpire Virender Sharma raises his finger and Gill, the batter in question, reviews it straight away. Visible inside edge confirmed in the replay, which the umpire had somehow missed as he has to overturn his decision. Five dots in a review before Gill clips the final delivery through midwicket for a brace.

09:42 (IST)

After 2 overs,India 3/0 ( Mayank Agarwal 3 , Shubman Gill 0)

Kyle Jamieson from the other end. The all-rounder, who was a revelation in his debut series against the same opponents in early 2020, is playing his first series in Asia in conditions vastly different from the one he grew up playing in. He starts off with a maiden.

09:37 (IST)

After 1 over,India 3/0 ( Mayank Agarwal 3 , Shubman Gill 0)

Southee starts off with a couple of dots, with Mayank Agarwal getting off the mark with a brace off the third as he works the ball behind square on the off side. Collects a single two balls later. Gill blocks the last delivery. Three from the first over.

09:33 (IST)

Right then, it’s Southee with the ball in hand at the start of the innings, with Agarwal — who’s opening with Gill today — on strike. The national anthems have been sung. Time for India’s home Test season to begin.

09:07 (IST)

India XI: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand XI: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville

09:05 (IST)

Kane Williamson, New Zealand skipper: We would’ve had a bat. Important we try and get a few breakthroughs early. It’s a different challenge everywhere you go. We’re not looking back, we’re looking forward to this challenge. Ajaz Patel and Will Somerville are both in and have bowled well together before. We have two spinners, two seamers and one spin-bowling all-rounder in Rachin Ravindra.

09:05 (IST)

Ajinkya Rahane, India captain: Surface looks really good compared to what we played in previous tracks. Opportunity for all of us to do well. Shreyas is making his debut. We are really excited to play under Rahul bhai and the new coaching staff. New Zealand is a quality team and we respect them. They play as a team and as a unit. Important for us to back our strengths. We are going with three spinners and two seamers.

09:03 (IST)

India win the toss, and skipper Ajinkya Rahane opts to bat

08:55 (IST)

Simon Doull and Deep Dasgupta analyse the Kanpur pitch


Doull: Looks very similar to the one five years ago. Bereft of grass. Looks like a good surface. There’s going to be some movement. You want runs on the board first up. Maybe the ball will behave a little differently in the evening when it gets dark early.


Dasgupta: The cracks are prominent already. Might turn early. A bit abrasive.

08:50 (IST)

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