- Jadeja and Yadav are replacing Ashwin-Ishant in the Indian team; Shubman, Riddhiman and Navdeep out
- New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl, leading 1-0 in the 2-Test series
IND vs NZ 2nd Test: The last and deciding match of the two-Test series between India and New Zealand is being played in Christchurch. In the match, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl. There was a delay of about 45 minutes due to rain. India’s opener Cheteshwar Pujara is at the crease. Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion for 3 runs. Tim Southee lbw him.
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Prithvi Shaw (54 runs) was dismissed for the second half of his Test career. His catch was taken by Tom Latham off Kyle Jamison. Prithvi Shaw shared a 50-run partnership for the second wicket with Pujara. Mayank Agarwal returned to the pavilion early after scoring 7 runs. He was lbw by Trent Boult.
Injured Ishant Out of Team
Two changes have been made in the Indian team. Umesh Yadav was given the chance to replace injured Ishant Sharma. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been included in the squad, excluding Ravichandran Ashwin. At the same time, Neil Wegner was given the chance to replace Ejaz Patel in the Kiwi team. IND vs NZ 2nd Test.
Kiwi Team Lead 1-0 in Series
New Zealand are 1-0 in the series. India lost 10 wickets in the Wellington Test. Team India has been able to win only two Tests in 50 years on New Zealand land. The last time in March 2009, India defeated the Kiwi team by 10 wickets in the Hamilton Test. Sachin Tendulkar had scored 160 runs in the match. India won by 8 wickets in Auckland in January 1976 in another match.
Ishant, who took 5 wickets in the first Test, is again injured. He suffered an injury in Edhi during a Ranji Trophy match in January. He underwent a fitness test after four weeks of rest. After playing in it, he played in the first Test. According to the website ESPN Cricinfo, Sharma’s chronic injury has recovered again. This type of injury takes 6 weeks to recover, but he returned to the field only after 4 weeks of training at NCA.The Captain Virat Kohli’s problem is that Jasprit Bumrah has also returned after injury. Mohammed Shami is not in rhythm with him. Ishant saw a ray of hope, but now he too is unfit.
India: Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Jaspreet Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami.
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Tom Blendall, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Henry Nichols, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandholm, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult and Kyle Jamison.