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Kiwis take first day honours in Kolkata Test

Updated: Sep 30, 2016 18:23 IST      
Kiwis take first day honours in Kolkata Test

Kolkata [India], Sept 30 (ANI): New Zealand bowlers produced a disciplined performance to reduce India to 239 for seven before bad light forced early stumps on day one of the second Test here at Eden Gardens on Friday.

Electing to bat first, the hosts struggled against a persistent New Zealand bowling attack on a pitch offering seam movement and variable bounce as they lost three wickets in the morning session.

Openers Shikhar Dhawan, who was chosen ahead of recalled Gautam Gambhir, and Murali Vijay were dismissed by Matt Henry on 1 and 9 respectively while skipper Virat Kohli fell prey to Trent Boult's delivery before reaching double digits.

In-form Cheteshwar Pujara and reliable Ajinkya Rahane then steadied the ship as the duo stitched a 141-run stand for the fourth wicket.

In the final session of play, Neil Wagner dismissed Pujara for 87 before off-spinner Jeetan Patel removed Rohit Sharma (2) and Rahane (77) in quick succession.

Ravichandran Ashwin (26) then tried to increase the tempo, scoring some dazzling boundaries before Henry finished the day on a high by trapping the former lbw in the 84th over.

Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha (14) and Ravindra Jadeja (0) will resume India's innings on day two. (ANI)

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Indian youth team ends Asian campaign with relay gold

Updated: May 24, 2017 02:35 IST     

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Updated: May 24, 2017 00:42 IST     

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Domingo likens `special` Rabada with pace spearhead Steyn

Updated: May 23, 2017 18:18 IST     

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Updated: May 23, 2017 17:22 IST     

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Updated: May 23, 2017 14:57 IST     

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Yuki, Ramanathan crash out of French Open qualifiers

Updated: May 23, 2017 12:22 IST     

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Sangakkara to bid adieu to first-class cricket

Updated: May 23, 2017 11:23 IST     

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Nitin Tomar emerges top buy at Pro Kabaddi League auction

Updated: May 23, 2017 04:29 IST     

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David Moyes steps down as Sunderland manager

Updated: May 23, 2017 01:19 IST     

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Haryana boys break record at Asian Youth Athletics C'ships

Updated: May 23, 2017 01:02 IST     

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