Mitchell Santner took 3 for 77 to help New Zealand take edge over hosts. (Photo: cricinfo.com)
India was 291/9 at stumps on first day of the first Test match against New Zealand in Kanpur on Thursday.
After winning the toss, India was in reasonably good position in the earlier part of the day having lost just two wickets for 154 rubs when Cheteshwar (62 of 109 balls) Pujara got out. He was caught and bowled by Mitchell Santner who took three wickets for 77 runs in the day.
Along with Pujara, another valuable contributor with the bat was opener Murli Vijay (65 off 170 balls). Together they put on 112 runs partnership before the formers departure.
After Cheteshwar’s wicket fall, other batsmen could not stay for long, leaving India tottering on the first day of its 500th test march.
At stumps, Ravindra Jadeja (16* off 18 balls) and Umesh Yadav (8* off 11 balls) were at the crease.
Apart from Santer’s three wickets, Trent Boult also took as many wickets giving away 57 runs. Neil Wagner, Mark Craig and Ish Sodhi also took one wickets each for visitors.