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India vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 1 Live Score Updates: Tim Southee Removes Cheteshwar Pujara As New Zealand Fight Back

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India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1: After losing Shubman Gill’s wicket in the first over post-lunch on Day 1, India have lost Cheteshwar Pujara as well. Pujara was dismissed by Tim Southee and failed to convert a good start to a big score yet again. The No.3 batter hasn’t reached the three figure-mark since 2019 and the wait is still on. Earlier, Gill dominated New Zealand bowlers with his 52-run knock and added 61 runs with Pujara for the second wicket. Ajinkya Rahane is now joined by debutant Shreyas Iyer in the middle and the duo have a huge responsibility ahead in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli. For New Zealand, Kyle Jamieson has picked two wickets while Southee got one. (LIVE SCORECARD)

India Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand Playing XI: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(w), Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville

India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1 Live Cricket Score Straight From Green Park, Kanpur

  • November25202113:06 (IST)

    Iyer Pulls Over Mid Wicket For Boundary!

    Ajaz Patel to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, to deep mid-wicket. Poor ball from the off-spinner and an attacking batsman will never miss such ball even if he is a debutant.

    Live Score: India 119/3

  • November25202113:02 (IST)

    Confident Punch From Rahane For FOUR!

    Southee to Rahane, FOUR, backfoot punch!! Good shot from the skipper. He need a partnership with debutant Shreyas now to guide India to a comfortable position in the game.

    Live Score: India 113/3

  • November25202112:52 (IST)

    String Of Failure After Good Start Still On For Pujara!

    Caught behind!! Another wicket and this it’s from Tim Southee!! Pujara has to go after a good start but we have been saying this for almost two years now.

    Pujara c Blundell b Southee 26(88) (4s-2)

    Live Score: India 106/3

  • November25202112:49 (IST)

    Pujara Hits Another Boundary!

    Ajaz Patel to Pujara, FOUR, to deep mid-wicket. Good use of front foot from India’s most dependable batter in this lineup. India need a big partnership now as they have only one more specialist batter left- Shreyas Iyer.

    Live Score: India 106/2

  • November25202112:45 (IST)

    100 Up For India!

    100 up for Team India with that boundary from skipper Rahane. The skipper has looked confident till now and he is eyeing a big score today with a positive approach.

  • November25202112:33 (IST)

    Pujara Going Strong vs New Zealand!

    Another boundary off the over and this time it’s Cheteshwar Pujara. Good shot from Pujara!! He has an excellency in backfoot shots and this is perfect example of it.

    Live Score: India 95/2

  • November25202112:30 (IST)

    Terrific Shot From Rahane For Boundary To Cover!

    Jamieson to Rahane, FOUR, to sweeper cover. Rahane is finding his form back and this shot will give him a lot of confidence.

    Live Score: India 89/2

  • November25202112:17 (IST)

    Jamieson Takes Second, Removes Well Set Gill!

    Jamieson to Gill OUT!! BOWLED!! Gill has failed to go for a hundred yet again after registering half-century. Excellent length by Jamieson!! Wicket in the first over after lunch.

    Shubman Gill b Jamieson 52(93) (4s-5 6s-1)

    Live Score: India 82/2

  • November25202112:12 (IST)

    Players Back On Field!

    Players are back on the field and Kyle Jamieson will bowl the first over after the lunch. First session was dominated by the Indian batters but New Zealand will definitely challenge in the second session.

  • November25202112:03 (IST)

    Ponting’s Shares Special Message To Debutant Shreyas Iyer!

    Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting said Shreyas Iyer’s Test debut was well-deserved as the right-hander has worked very hard in the last few years to fulfil his dreams.

  • November25202111:34 (IST)

    Lunch Day 1: India 82/1!

    So, it’s Lunch on Day 1, India have 82 runs on the board and lost only Mayank Agarwal’s wicket till now. It can be said that this session is dominated by the Indian team after Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara have added 61 runs for the second wicket.

    Live Score: India 82/1

  • November25202111:24 (IST)

    50 Up For Gill!

    Single and here comes the fourth Test fifty from Shubman Gill. He got to play the game in the absence of Rahul and Rohit and made his return like he was never out.

    Live Score: India 79/1

  • November25202111:12 (IST)

    50 Partnership Between Pujara and Gill!

    Fifty partnership between Pujara and Gill!! They have batted brilliantly till now and will look to extend India’s advantage in the game.

    Live Score: India 71/1

  • November25202111:07 (IST)

    Gill Going Strong vs New Zealand!

    Ajaz Patel to Shubman Gill, FOUR, another good shot from the youngster and he moved to 45 now on his comeback.

    Live Score: India 68/1

  • November25202110:49 (IST)

    6+4, Shubman Gill In T20 Mode!

    Ajaz Patel to Shubman Gill, FOUR, this called smart batting from Gill. 10 runs already from this over and yes we are talking about Test cricket after months of T20 extravaganza.

    Live Score: India 53/1

  • November25202110:46 (IST)

    First SIX From India And Gill!

    Ajaz Patel to Gill, stepped out and SIX!! First maximum of this game and that came from the man who is making his comeback-Shubman Gill.

    Live Score: India 49/1

  • November25202110:42 (IST)

    FOUR, Gill Looking In Great Touch!

    Southee to Gill, FOUR!! Full length delivery by Southee and Gill made no mistake in punishing the ball to square leg for another boundary.

    Live Score: India 40/1

  • November25202110:29 (IST)

    Excellent Shot From Gill For Boundary!

    Ajaz Patel to Gill, FOUR to deep backward point. Excellent shot from the youngster!! Gill was India’s first choice opener before the England series but he was injured and KL Rahul had replaced him the playing XI. He has a chance today to make his case strong for the opening slot in South Africa.

    Live Score: India 31/1

  • November25202110:11 (IST)

    Mayank Agarwal OUT!

    Jamieson to Mayank, OUT!! caught behind!! First wicket falls for India and Jamieson is the man to trouble Team India again!!

    Mayank c Blundell b Jamieson 13(28) (4s-2)

    Live Score: India 21/1

  • November25202110:07 (IST)

    Cover Drive And FOUR From Mayank!

    Jamieson to Mayank, cover drive and FOUR!! Excellent footwork from the opener!! Mayank has the ability to score big and today he will look to prove his place in the XI in the absence of Rahul and Rohit.

  • November25202109:56 (IST)

    First Boundary; Mayank, Gill Start Strong!

    Southee to Agarwal, edged and FOUR!! Ball didn’t carry to wicketkeeper!! First boundary of this match. Mayank has been exceptional with the bat at home and now he has an average of over 100 playing in India.

    Live Score: India 15/0

  • November25202109:44 (IST)

    DRS Saves Gill!

    Southee to Gill, appeal for LBW and yes the umpire has given him out but Shubman Gill has gone for a review.

    DRS: Ball touched the bat before hitting the pads and this means Gill will stay.

    Live Score: India 3/0

  • November25202109:37 (IST)

    First Runs for India!

    Southee to Agarwal, two runs to deep backward point. Agarwal is playing for India after 10 months but he looked in a great touch today.

    Live Score: India 2/0

  • November25202109:34 (IST)

    First Ball: Excellent Out-Swinger From Southee!

    Southee to Agarwal, no run, excellent swing bowling from one of the New Zealand’s best pacer.

  • November25202109:33 (IST)

    Action Begins In Kanpur!

    Players are in the middle, Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal are the Indian openers for this game. Tim Southee will bowl the first over.

  • November25202109:27 (IST)

  • November25202109:16 (IST)

    Ravindra To Debut For Blackcaps; 3 Spinners In New Zealand Playing XI!

    New Zealand Playing XI: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(w), Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville

  • November25202109:15 (IST)

    India Playing XI: Shreyas Iyer To Debut, Gill, Mayank, Ashwin, Axar Return!

    India Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

  • November25202109:02 (IST)

  • November25202108:22 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Head To Head In Tests!

    Both the sides have faced each other in 60 Test matches, with India coming out on top with 21 wins and New Zealand have bagged 13 victories.

  • November25202108:13 (IST)

    Ashwin Eyes Kumble, Harbhajan Records!

    Ravichandran Ashwin, with 413 wickets, is India’s fourth-highest wicket-taker in the longest format of the game. Ashwin enjoys a great record on home soil, and is likely to surpass Harbhajan Singh (417 wickets) in the list. Also, Ashwin needs one more 10-wicket-haul to equal Anil Kumble’s record of most 10-fers by an Indian bowler. He has seven 10-wickets haul in the longest format compared to Kumble’s 8. 

  • November25202108:07 (IST)

  • November25202108:00 (IST)

    Hello And Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the live blog of Day 1 of the first Test match between India and New Zealand that will start shortly at the Green Park in Kanpur. Ajinkya Rahane is set to lead the Indian side again in the absence of the regular skipper Virat Kohli who was rested for the first Test. This will also be the first Test match for Team India under new coach head coach Rahul Dravid. For New Zealand, their regular skipper Kane Williamson will return to the side after a break. The Blackcaps have won all of the last three Test matches against India including the World Test Championship final victory in Southampton.

    The match will start at 9:30 AM IST while the toss will take place at 9:00 AM IST.

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