New Zealand fightback tests India


NEW Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner and paceman Trent Boult combined to lead a fightback and restrict India to 291 for nine on the opening day of the two teams’ first Test on Thursday (September 22). At 154 for one, India were set for a big first innings total but, after Santner grabbed three top and middle-order wickets, Boult (3-57) claimed three in nine deliveries with the second new ball to peg back the hosts at Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium. Unsurprisingly, New Zealand’s three spinners bowled the bulk of the overs to share five wickets on a typical sub-continental track which…

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