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The primary Check of the two-match collection between India and New Zealand commenced on Thursday on the Inexperienced Park Stadium in Kanpur. After profitable the toss, India stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane elected to bat towards the Kane Williamson-led Kiwis. In the meantime, former India batter Wasim Jaffer, who is thought for his humorous posts on social media, got here up with one other hilarious meme forward of the shut of the day’s play. Taking to Twitter, Jaffer trolled a spectator contained in the stadium through the use of a meme from a well-known Bollywood film.

With Rohit Sharma rested, and KL Rahul out injured, Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal opened the batting for the hosts.

Whereas Agarwal was dismissed cheaply by Jamieson, Gill went on to attain his fourth Check half-century. He scored a nice 52 earlier than Jamieson dismissed him as properly.

Cheteshwar Pujara’s wrestle continued as he solely handle to attain 26 earlier than knicking one to the keeper off a Tim Southee supply.

Rahane, who has additionally been underneath the scanner for his poor common previously two years, began properly however didn’t play an enormous knock. He scored 36 earlier than turning into Jamieson’s third sufferer on day one.

With India struggling at 145/4. debutant Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja steadied India’s ship, including an unbeaten 113 runs for the fifth wicket earlier than stumps had been known as on the opening day.

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Iyer scored 75* to notch up his maiden Check half-century.  In the meantime, Jadeja continued his upward surge with a bat, smashing a nice 50*.

India will resume play on day two at 258/4.

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