1st Inn - 122/5(55.0) 2nd Inn - DNB
1st Inn - DNB 2nd Inn - DNB
CRR: 2.21 | New Zealand won the toss and elected to field

IND 122/5(55.0) | New Zealand vs India, Live Cricket Score 1st Test Match

India in New Zealand, 2 Test Series, 2020

Date: Feb 21, 2020 Start Time: 04:00 IST | 22:30 GMT | 11:30 Local
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Ajinkya Rahane
38 122 4 0 31.14
Rishabh Pant *
10 37 1 0 27.02
Trent Boult
14 44 1 0 0 3.14
Ajaz Patel
2 0 0 0 0 0

CRR : 2.21

This Over :

0 0 1 0 0 0

Current Partnership

21 (83)

Ajinkya Rahane : 10(46)

Rishabh Pant : 10(37)

Last Wicket

101/5 (41.1)
Hanuma Vihari : 7 (20)

c BJ Watling b Kyle Jamieson

Next to bat

Ravichandran Ashwin Mohammed Shami

New Zealand vs India Live Cricket Score 1st Match - Test Summary

End of Over : 55.0 IND: 122/5

An excellent day of cricket for the Black Caps! They are well in command of the game and probably everything has gone right for them on Day 1. At the start of the day, they won the toss and elected to field under overcast conditions on a green wicket. Their bowlers justified the decision as they kept taking wickets at regular intervals and also made scoring very tough for India. Debutant Kyle Jamieson was the pick of the bowlers for them as he took three wickets which included Kohli and Pujara. Rahane though has fought hard out there along with Pant but with not a lot of batting to come, the visitors would be hoping for this pair to maximize the partnership. 250 is what India will be aiming for but they will need to bat really well if they are to get there. Saturday will be a new day! Will we see India make a comeback in the game or will the same script continue? Join us to find out on Day 2.

Update 1737 local - The good news did not last for long as the rain is back! The covers are firmly placed and it is coming down nice and hard. Just as I write that, the news coming in is that PLAY HAS BEEN CALLED OFF FOR THE DAY!

Update 1705 local - We have some good news for you! The rain has stopped and the umpires were out doing an inspection. However, they weren't quite happy with the conditions and they have scheduled another one at 1730 local which is 25 minutes from now. Fingers crossed.

... Day 1, Session 3 ...

Update 1625 local (0325 GMT) - Well, well, it is pouring down at the moment! The groundsmen have rushed onto the pitch with the covers to cover the pitch. Let's hope it is a passing shower and we get some action soon.

Another session which belonged to the hosts! Once again they have not let India score freely and have also managed to take two wickets. The home side managed to break the promising stand between Agarwal and Rahane early and then got rid of Vihari too. Rahane and Pant have dug in and are looking to take the visitors to safer shores. They need to bat well though to do so. Rahane is set and Pant is slowly building an innings. The Kiwis, on the other hand, will want to continue the good work and take the remaining five wickets as quickly as possible. They would know that one more wicket and they will be into the lower order. Will we see India win a session or will the Kiwis make it 3-0?

54.6 0

Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane. Fuller now and on off, AR strokes it to mid off. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 1!

54.5 0

Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane. One more ball on a length and around off, Rahane keeps it out towards covers.

54.4 0

Trent Boult to Ajinkya Rahane. Outside off, not played at.

54.3 1

Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant. Shorter and on the body, Pant is hurried on the pull. He mistimes it towards fine leg for one. Went off his gloves.

54.2 0

Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant. Excellent fielding! Shorter and around off, Pant cuts it hard. It goes towards gully where Nicholls dives to his left and saves a boundary.

54.1 0

Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant. Good length and on off, it is kept out.

End of Over : 54 0 Runs 55.0: 121/5
53.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane. Tossed up ball on off, Rahane defends it off the front foot.

53.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane. Floated ball on off, Rahane keeps it out.

53.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane. Turn and bounce for Patel. Floated ball outside off, Rahane lets it be as the ball spins past him after pitching.

53.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane. Loopy ball outside off, Rahane defends it to point off the front foot.

53.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane. Flighted ball outside off, Rahane shoulders arms to it.

53.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Ajinkya Rahane. Floated ball on off, defended off the front foot towards covers.


India will chase maiden Test series win in New Zealand this century when they face the Kiwis in the first game of two-Test series, the first of which begins on February 21 at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. India’s last series win in New Zealand came in 1968 when – in their first-ever tour to the Kiwi Island – India thrashed the hosts 3-1 in a four-match Test series. Since then the subcontinent team have faced New Zealand 19 times and won just twice, once in 1976 another in 2009. Mansoor Al Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and MS Dhoni remain the only Indian captains to have won a Test match in New Zealand – Pataudi did one better and won a Test series. Virat Kohli will hope to join this elite company and clinch India’s first Test series win in New Zealand in the 21st century.


New Zealand were battered 0-3 in Australia in their previous Test series. In the same period, India dusted South Africa and Bangladesh to become first team to win 11 consecutive Test series on home soil. New Zealand are, however, no lamb at home. Only South Africa and Australia have beaten the Kiwis in their last 14 home Test series while India’s last series defeat came in England two years ago. Since then India have won five successive Test series, including the historic win in Australia. New Zealand have an all-win record in their last five-Test series.




India Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Hanuma Vihari, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill.


New Zealand Squad: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ajaz Patel, Daryl Mitchell, Matt Henry.

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