On the day one (14th February) of the three-day warm-up towards New Zealand XI, Workforce Indian batters massively struggled, besides Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari. Like the numerous different newcomers, Rishabh Pant additionally missed out the chance.
Earlier than the start of the two-match Check collection of the continuing tour, the Indian cricketers are enjoying a three-day warm-up sport at Seddon Park (Hamilton). The guests determined to bat first after successful the toss.
At stumps, the Indians had been bowled out for 263 runs. Whereas solely three batsmen managed to succeed in the double-digit scores, 4 gamers didn’t open their accounts.
Cheteshwar Pujara scored 93 runs and Hanuma Vihari hit a century for Indians
Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal opened the innings, however each didn’t ship. Whereas Shaw was dismissed for a duck after going through 4 deliveries, Agarwal solely scored one run earlier than shedding his wicket.
Coming to bat after Agarwal’s dismissal, Shubman Gill was departed for a golden duck and Indians had been in serious trouble on 5/3. New Zealand pacer Scott Kuggeleijn took all these first three wickets.
After offering 33-runs partnership for the fourth wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara, the Check vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane misplaced his wicket on simply 18 runs.
Pujara and Hanuma Vihari rescued the group from the powerful scenario and arrange a 195-run partnership for the fifth wicket. After finishing their respective fifties, each had been positively approaching their centuries.
The No. Three batsman Pujara missed out his century by simply seven runs as he was dismissed on 93 runs off 211 balls (11 fours and solely six).
Quickly after that wicket, Vihari accomplished his well-deserving century. After scoring 101 runs off 182 balls (10 fours and three sixes) earlier than he retired (for specific innings).
Rishabh Pant scored solely seven runs:
After Vihari’s return to the dressing room, the Indians batting confronted collapse as they solely added 18 extra runs earlier than getting all-out. Whereas the wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant (7) once more missed out a chance to impress, Wriddhiman Saha and Ravichandran Ashwin failed to attain a run.
One other current failure means there are slim probabilities to see wicketkeeper-batsman Pant’s motion, within the forthcoming Check collection towards the hosts New Zealand.
Umesh Yadav remained not out on 9 runs and the No. 11 batsman Ravindra Jadeja solely scored eight runs earlier than shedding his wicket.
Other than Scott Kuggeleijn (3/40), the leg-spinner Ish Sodhi (3/72) additionally took three wickets in that innings. Uncapped right-arm pacer Jake Gibson (2/26) bagged two wickets, together with Cheteshwar Pujara, and James Neesham (1/29) acquired one wicket.