IND vs NZ 1st Test 2020 Live Updates Day 3:
12:15 AM: A hard-fought day’s of Test cricket comes to an end and New Zealand will be the happier between the two teams.
12:05 AM: After 65 overs, India 144/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 25, Hanuma Vihari 15)
11:39 AM: After 58 overs, India 135/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 22, Hanuma Vihari 9) Not a great over from Jamieson.
11:04 AM: After 51 overs, India 125/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 13, Hanuma Vihari 8)
10:56 AM: Virat Kohli on this New Zealand tour so far:
T20Is : 45, 11, 38, 11
ODIs: 51, 15, 9
This Test: 2, 19
10:44 AM: After 48 overs, India 115/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 9, Hanuma Vihari 2)
10:35 AM: OUT! BIG WICKET OF VIRAT KOHLI! Bouncer from Boult as Kohli goes for the pull but nicks the ball to the keeper.
10:08 AM: OUT! Down the leg from Southee and Mayank nicks it while playing the flick and the catch is taken by the keeper.
09:17 (IST): After 32 overs, India 78/2 ( Mayank Agarwal 52 )
09:16 AM: OUT! Massive error in judgment from Pujara as he shoulders arms to Trent Boult’s incoming delivery from round the stumps that keep coming in with the angle and crashes into the off pole.
08:19 AM: After 18 overs, India 44/1 ( Mayank Agarwal 26, Cheteshwar Pujara 3)
06:57 AM: We’re back for the afternoon session as the second innings resumes. Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal are out in the middle, the number one ranked India with a monumental task ahead of them.
IND vs NZ 1st Test 2020 Live Updates Day 1 :
10:10 AM: And it’s official: the play has been called off for the day. A whole session has been lost due to the rain. Play will start at the same time tomorrow but 98 overs will be bowled in the day.
08:45 AM: And tea has been taken. India are 122-5, which is hardly an ideal situation to be in on the first day of a Test match.
07:11 AM: OUT! Agarwal has thrown his wicket away after playing so well. He lofts the ball towards midwicket and caught for 34. India is 88/4.
05:22 AM: OUT! Both these bowlers have managed to put brakes on the Indian scoring. Mayank is finding it tough to middle the ball even. And a big blow for the Indians as Kohli to departs for 2. He is caught at slips by Taylor. Jamieson has his second wicket here. It’s a 40/3.
04:21 AM: OUT! Southee hits the right length and gets the ball to straighten up. Shaw is clean bowled for 16. An early blow for India as the visitors are 16/1.
04:06 AM: Agarwal and Shaw make their way to the middle. Tim Southee to start to New Zealand. And Agarwal takes a single off the first ball. India are 1/0 after the first over.
Fascinating India’s tour of New Zealand enters its final leg with the first of two Tests, beginning in Wellington on Friday. As is clear from the way the tour has gone so far, it’s incredibly hard to call, with both sides fancying their chances.
India first. They are atop the ICC rankings and the World Test Championship, with 360 points from three series. They’re yet to lose a game in the WTC, winning each of their seven matches, each of them comfortably. Virat Kohli’s men have often spoken about prioritising Test cricket, and the results are showing; they didn’t lose a single Test in 2019.