Friday , June 18 2021

1st Unofficial Test: Rutherford leads a strong New Zealand Response after India Post 467

Parthiv Patel was scored with 94 before India. He stated 467 for eight, but their bowliers were struggling in the face of a strong New Zealand response in the unofficial first Test here on Saturday.

When choosing bats after winning, India said and their first record after some useful contributions from the lower bats. The visitors were 340 for five on stumps on the opening day in the Oval Bay.

Half pacer Blair Tickner was the most successful bowler for the home team, returning 4/80 figures.

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New Zealand made a strong response, reaching 176 for one on stumps on the second day. Opener Hamish Rutherford, a former son of New Zealand captain Ken, got strong with 106 off 169 bits, hit 16 borders and six. The opening partner, Will Young, made 49 before he went to Krishnappa Gowtham.

Gowtham was the only Indian Bowler to pick up a wic, as New Zealand's openers A gave 121 runs. Mohammed Siraj and Gowtham were making most of the bowls while Deepak Chahar had been ineffective.

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Earlier, Patel had been lost for a hundred, had been dismissed for 94 by Tickner, who had tied the Murali Vijay and Mayank Agarwal wires earlier.

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The wicket bat's departure did not break India indings as Vijay Shankar stepped up to score 96 striking balls while Gowtham had captured 47.

Although Rutherford looked good, Glenn Phillips gave him a company with 13 runs of 60 balls at the end of play.

On the first day, senior Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane providers failed to give the chance to count before the Test series against Australia, falling at 28 and 12 respectively. But Young Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari and Mayank Agarwal scored half a century each to put the team in a comfortable position.

(With PTI input)

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