The test cricket has returned to India after a while, with the New Zealand team being the present touring party. The both teams will play 2 test matches, with 1st at Kanpur, and 2nd at Mumbai. In the Kanpur test, the Indian team were impressive to score 82 with the fall of 1 wicket after 1st session. But the things are a little different after the Session 2 has ended.
The Indian team have batted well on the first day of the New Zealand vs India 1st Test at Kanpur. The opener Shubman Gill was impressive to contribute 52 runs and stitch a partnership of 61 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara. Then Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed for 35 runs, while the debutant Shreyas Iyer has shown maturity in stabilizing the team well. But, the New Zealand team made a strong comeback by taking 3 wickets of the home team and will be looking to make further inroads in the next session. The fast bowler Kyle Jamieson has been the best performer by taking 3 wickets, while Tim Southee took a single wicket as well.
The 3rd session can be critical for both teams who have given their best efforts to take the lead in key moments of the game. Until this moment, the Indian team has played well, but with the likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwara Pujara already dismissed, the New Zealand team have an edge in this fixture.
The spinners like William Somerville and Ajaz Patel can play a vital role in keeping the batters under pressure and taking few wickets as well. While the experience of Jadeja, and support of Iyer and Saha can win this session for the Indian team.
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