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PHOTOS: India's batsmen struggle on rain-hit Day 1

Last updated on: February 21, 2020 10:34 IST

Images from Day 1 of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Wellington on Friday.

Kyle Jamieson

IMAGE: Kyle Jamieson celebrates after picking up the wicket of Virat Kohli. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Jamieson enjoyed a dream start to his Test career on the opening day of the first match against India as he captured three wickets and also took a catch in the deep as the tourists limped to 122-5 after rain washed out the entire post-tea session.

 

Ajinkya Rahane was on 38 at stumps at the Basin Reserve on Friday, while the recalled Rishabh Pant was 10 not out, with the 2.03m tall Jamieson tormenting batsmen with his ability to get the ball to rear off a length.

IMAGE: New Zealand's players celebrate the wicket of Mayank Agarwal. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Jamieson, who dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara (11) and the world's top-ranked Test batsmen Virat Kohli (two) before lunch, grabbed his third wicket when Hanuma Vihari edged the first ball after the mid-session drinks break to wicketkeeper BJ Watling.

Vihari's dismissal for seven reduced India to 101-5.

IMAGE: New Zealand players celebrate after Tim Southee dismissed Prithvi Shaw. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Such was the disciplined effort from the Black Caps bowlers that India managed only 43 runs in the second session.

Jamieson also held a steepling catch at fine leg from a mistimed hook shot by opener Mayank Agarwal (34) off Trent Boult, who had dropped a difficult caught and bowled chance on the previous delivery.

Jamieson was only making his Test debut because Neil Wagner withdrew from the squad as he awaited the birth of his first child. Wagner confirmed on social media that his daughter had been born on Wednesday.

IMAGE: Ross Taylor with his children Jonty and Mackenzie prior to playing his 100th Test match. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Tim Southee had bowled Prithvi Shaw for 16 early in the first session after Kane Williamson had won the toss and chosen to field on a green pitch.

Ross Taylor became the first cricketer to play 100 matches in all three formats and just the fourth New Zealander to achieve the 100-game milestone in Tests.

The second match of the two-Test series is in Christchurch from February 29.

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