After dominating the first two sessions of Day 2 of the first Test match against India at Green Park, Kanpur, the New Zealand cricket team made sure that they don’t get carried away and played with great maturity and determination to bag yet another session to their name and end the day on high.
Will Young and Tom Latham continued from where they left the post-lunch session. The duo kept putting Indian bowlers under the pressure by scoring runs at regular intervals and registering a 100-run partnership for the first wicket, the First 100+ opening partnership for a visiting team in India since 2016.
While Young continued to be the aggressor, Latham along with being watchful kept ticking the scoreboard. Both the openers register their half-centuries as New Zealand end the day with dominant performance.
At Stumps on Day 2, the Kane Williamson-led side are 216 runs behind and are 129/0 with Young and Latham unbeaten at 74 and 50 respectively.
Day 2 of the second Test match between India and New Zealand saw the visitors outclassing hosts in all three departments of the game. Continuing with an overnight score of 258/4, Indian batter Shreyas Iyer scored his Test century on the debut. However, after notching the ton he perished soon as Tim Southee’s five-wicket haul helped New Zealand bundled out Team India for 345 runs.
In reply, New Zealand openers showed great temperament and put Indian bowlers under immense pressure as they looked clueless against Tom Latham and Will Young, who score 125 runs partnership to put their team in a strong position. It remains to be seen if India can stage a comeback on the third day of the match or not.