New Zealand Vs India 2020: 1st Test, Day 2 - Wellington; Twitter Reacts as New Zealand Put India on the Backfoot

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New Zealand Vs India 2020: 1st Test, Day 2 – Wellington; Twitter Reacts as New Zealand Put India on the Backfoot 

New Zealand Vs India 2020: 1st Test, Day 2 – Wellington; Twitter Reacts as New Zealand Put India on the Backfoot
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After the hosts New Zealand bundled out visiting India for the paltry total in the Wellington Test, the Indian bowlers tried hard to bring back the team into the game. Some late wickets on day two have opened up the fighting opportunity for the visitors.

India started the second day of the Test on 122/5 and were bundled out for 165 runs. At the stumps on day two, New Zealand posted 216 for five to gain the lead of crucial 51 runs.

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After adding ten runs in the morning, the overnight batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant were involved in a mix-up which led Pant’s (19) run-out. While Rahane was dismissed on 46 runs, Mohammed Shami added 21 runs in that first innings.

While the debutant Kyle Jamieson managed the bowling figures of 16-3-39-4, Tim Southee (20.1-5-49-4) also took four wickets.

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Image Credit: Twitter

Ishant Sharma has kept the Indian team into the fight:

In reply, the opener Tom Latham (11) lost his wicket cheaply. Another opener Tom Blundell was bowled after scoring 30 runs.

Captain Kane Williamson and the experienced player Ross Taylor controlled the innings and stitched 93-run partnership for the third wicket. Playing his 100th Test, Taylor scored 44 runs before losing his wicket after providing a catch to the short leg.

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Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Twitter)

On the other hand, Kane Williamson registered a half-century and was moving towards the big score. Before Mohammed Shami dismissed him, the Kiwi skipper scored 89 runs off 153 balls (11 fours).

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Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Twitter)

At the stroke of stumps of day two, the off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took the wicket of Henry Nicholls (17). Wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling (14*) and the all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme (4*) will begin the day three on Sunday.

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The tall right-arm pacer Ishant Sharma bowled superbly on the day two as he took three wickets. He dismissed both the Kiwi openers and Ross Taylor. At the stumps of day two, Ishant had the bowling figures of 15-6-31-3.

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Ishant Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

New Zealand vs India 2020: 1st Test, Wellington – day two stumps; Here are some Twitter reactions of the day:

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