Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of day two of the warm-up match between India and New Zealand XI. This is V.S. Aravind and I will take you through the day’s play as action unfolds at Seddon Park, Hamilton.
WICKET – Umesh Yadav strikes and he removes the well-set Tachin Ravindra. India striking at regular intervals. NZ XI 70/3
Finn Allen and Rachin Ravindra have managed to keep the Indian attack at bay. Their partnership is worth 28 off 56 deliveries.
Rishabh Pant failed with the bat but has taken two good catches to allow India make early breakthroughs.
New Zealand XI brings up its fifty in 14.5 overs and Navdeep Saini is into the attack. India has used as many as four bowlers with Shami and Bumrah tasting success. Umesh Yadav and Saini are yet to feature in the wickets column.
WICKET – Mohammed Shami strikes this time and Seifert has to depart. NZ XI 2/36
WICKET – Jasprit Bumrah strikes early and he dismissed Young. NZ XI 11/1
Will Young and Rachin Ravindra are at the middle. Will Young on strike and it will be Jasprit Bumrah who will start proceedings with the new ball.
- It’s time for the Indian bowlers to hit their straps after the visitors were bowled out for 263.
- Good morning viewers and welcome to Day two of the warm-up match.
Overcast conditions greeted the players on Day two of the warm-up match between India and New Zealand XI. – BCCI
India unlikely to face Lockie Ferguson in New Zealand
Adopting a “conservative” approach means New Zealand speedster Lockie Ferguson is unlikely to make the upcoming Test series against India his international comeback from a calf injury.
The pacer went down with a calf strain 11 overs into his Test debut against Australia in Perth last December, an injury that kept him out of action for almost two months.
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He returned last weekend for the Auckland Aces in the Ford Trophy, and will line up for it again this Sunday, as it hosts the Otago Volts in the final at Eden Park Outer Oval.
However, he is not going to hurry his international comeback though he is in constant touch with national team coach Gary Stead.
“Me and Steady talk all the time – he was asking me how I fared in my first domestic game back, then he was asking me how I was going preparing for the weekend,” Ferguson was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.
Day One: India vs New Zealand XI Warm-up | As it Happened
Vihari, Pujara rescue India as openers fail seam and bounce test
Hanuma Vihari’s gutsy hundred and the seasoned Cheteshwar Pujara’s 93 were the bright spots in an otherwise dreadful batting performance by India on the first day of their warm-up game against New Zealand XI here.
All the three designated openers – Mayank Agarwal (1), Prithvi Shaw (0) and Shubman Gill (0) – failed the seam and bounce test, falling cheaply.
With skipper Virat Kohli opting for an intense net session over the warm-up game, India managed only 263 with none apart from Vihari (101 retired) and Pujara able to score even 20 runs on a Seddon Park track that had liberal grass covering.
India: 263 all out in 78.5 overs (Hanuma Vihari 101, Cheteshwar Pujara 93; Scott Kuggeleijn 3/40, Ish Sodhi 3/72)
India: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Navdeep Saini
New Zealand XI: Henry Cooper, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Tim Seifert, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell(c), Dane Cleaver(w), James Neesham, Finn Allen, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner
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