Ajinkya Rahane was the top scorer for India with 38 not out after New Zealand sent India to bat first in the opening Test of the two-match series in Wellington
Wellington: Indian batsmen with the exception of Ajinkya Rahane and Mayank Agarwal struggled as they scored 122/ 5 on the rain-curtailed first day of the opening Test against New Zealand in Wellington on Friday (February 21).
Thunderstorm followed by rain in the middle of the tea break washed out the final session. India were 122/5 then after New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to field at the Basin Reserve.
The umpires decided to end the day's play after an inspection.
Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant were batting on 38 and 10 respectively.
For New Zealand, Kyle Jamieson took 3 wickets for 38 runs while Tim Southee and Trent Boult got one each.
India 1st Innings: 122/5 in 55 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 38 batting, Mayank Agarwal 34, Rishabh Pant 10 batting; Kyle Jamieson 3/38).
India lose two wickets in the second session on Day 1 of the 1st Test.— BCCI (@BCCI) February 21, 2020
Rahane (38*) and Pant (10*) keep the scoreboard ticking at Tea.
Scorecard - https://t.co/tW3NpQIHJT #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/MqsjeBJ6Dq
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Last Updated Feb 21, 2020, 10:39 AM IST