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India vs NZ Test Match Day 1 Updates: Mayank Agarwal got out soon, Big down for India

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India vs NZ Test Match Day 1 Updates

India vs New Zealand 2021, 1st Test, Day 1 Live Score: India capain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and expectedly opted to bat first against New Zealand in Kanpur. Both the teams have opted for a similar attack – three spinners and two pacers – and given debut to one player – Shreyas Iyer for India and Rachin Ravindra for New Zealand.

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India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1 Live Score Online Streaming Updates

India won the toss and opted to bat first against New Zealand on the first day of the first Test of the two-match series at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Thursday.

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For the opening Test, India are without stalwarts like KL Rahul (injury), Virat Kohli (rested), Mohammed Shami (rested), Jasprit Bumrah (rested), and Rishabh Pant (rested). Ajinkya Rahane leads the Test side in absence of regular captain Kohli, who will return for the second Test. Shreyas Iyer received his maiden Test cap. On the other hand, the visitors will be hoping to get off to a good start with Kane Williamson coming back to lead his team in both the encounters. New Zealand, who currently hold the top spot in the ICC Test rankings, crushed India by eight wickets in the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 final earlier in July.

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India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(w), Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville

India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score

Tim Southee is back. Kyle Jamieson given some much-needed break after that excellent spell in the first hour of play that fetched him the wicket of opener Mayank Agarwal. Ajaz Patel’s maiden over is followed by that of Southee in which India add two runs. Score 36/1 in 14 overs.

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