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.
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.
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