Kanpur: India’s middle order collpased as they managed 291 for 9 at stumps on day 1 of the opening cricket Test against New Zealand.

The match, which happends to India’s 500th Test, saw Murali Vijay (65) and Cheteshwar Pujara (62) score half-centuries while Rohit Sharma (35) and KL Rahul (32) got out after getting set. Ravichandran Ashwin contributed 40.

Murali Vijay (65) and Cheteshwar Pujara (62) scored half-centuries while Rohit Sharma (35) and KL Rahul (32) got out after getting set while Ravichandran Ashwin contributed 40.
India won the toss and elected to bat first in the match
India won the toss and elected to bat first in the match

For New Zealand, left-arm seamer Trent Boult (3/57) and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner (3/77) were the successful bowlers. Neil Wagner, Ish Sodhi and Mark Craig got a wicket apiece.

Brief Scores:

India 1st Innings 291/9 in 90 overs

M Vijay ---65

Cheteshwar Pujara ---62

R Ashwin ---40

Rohit Sharma ---35

Trent Boult 3/57, Mitchell Santner 3/77