Opener Shubman Gill, debutant Shreyas Iyer and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja all shined with the bat as India seemed sturdy with 258/4 on Day 1 of the ongoing first Test against New Zealand at Inexperienced Park in Kanpur.
Iyer and Jadeja each scored half-centuries to place India forward of Black Caps within the remaining session after the guests grabbed again to again wickets simply earlier than the tea break. Iyer and Jaddu put collectively an unbeaten partnership of 113 runs for the fifth wicket earlier than the umpires known as for early stumps as a result of dangerous mild.
Iyer, who was on his debut within the longest format, cashed within the alternative and batted extraordinarily properly. He remained unbeaten on 75 with the assistance of seven fours and two sixes. Together with the Mumbaikar batter, Jadeja was additionally batting on 50 not out with the assistance of six boundaries.
Earlier, Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson offered New Zealand with fast breakthroughs. Whereas Southee dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara (26), Jamieson removed Mayank Agarwal (13) and captain Ajinkya Rahane (35).
Gill batted properly on the prime and scored yet one more half-century of his profession earlier than Jamieson cleaned him up.
“Not an enormous quantity happening. Discovered some swing early and it was up and down just a little bit. Hardly performed the final couple of months. Good to get again onto the park. Hopefully, the brand new ball swings just a little bit within the morning and we will get them. India fraction forward I believe. We hung round fairly properly. Want a very good begin within the morning,” mentioned Jamieson after the top of the day’s play.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Good begin to the check profession @ShreyasIyer15 👊
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 25, 2021
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 25, 2021
Jadeja’s batting transformation is all a couple of clear Gameplan and the commitment-belief of sticking with it for so long as doable. What an unimaginable value-addition within the whites. #IndvNZ
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 25, 2021
STUMPS on Day 1 of the first Take a look at.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 25, 2021
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 25, 2021
There it’s ⚔️⚔️⚔️ like to see it! This Sir Jaddu and Shreyas partnership’s made this innings so thrilling. #INDvNZ
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) November 25, 2021
— Chennai Tremendous Kings – Masks P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) November 25, 2021
Iyer 🤝 Jadeja
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) November 25, 2021
🇮🇳🏏 THAT’S IT FROM DAY 1! Iyer and Jadeja added 104 runs within the remaining session to place us in a very good place on the finish of day’s play.
— The Bharat Military (@thebharatarmy) November 25, 2021
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