Hello and welcome to our live blog of Day 1 of the second Test between India and New Zealand at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch starting Saturday. Also Read - New Zealand Cricketers Reach Home After IPL 2021 Suspension, Second Group Lands Safely

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The ignominy of a three-day defeat in a World Test Championship encounter has certainly jolted a batting line-up that prides itself in performing in tough conditions.

And none other than coach Ravi Shastri is first to agree.

“A shake up like this is good as it opens your mindset. When you are on the road all the time and have not tasted defeat, it can close your mindset,” Shastri was forthright in his admission that complacency had crept in somewhere.

Come Saturday, the Virat Kohlis, Cheteshwar Pujaras and Ajinkya Rahanes will face an even tougher test on a green top at the Hagley Oval where the Black Caps have won all but one Test.

With the peerless practitioner of the short-ball tactic Neil Wagner joining Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson in aiming for the rib cage from round the wicket, there will be more probing questions on offer during the next five days.


New Zealand (12): Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling (wk), Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel

India (16): Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shubman Gill, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Wriddhiman Saha.

Live Updates

  • 12:40 PM IST

    Day 1 Summary

    Playing just his second Test, New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson picked up his maiden five-wicket-haul to run havoc over India, bowling them out for 242 on Day 1 of the second Test in Christchurch. Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari’s half-centuries had steadied India after they had lost Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane early into the second session but Jamieson’s spell of 4-2-10-4 ran through India, who, from 194/4, collapses and lost the final six wickets for 48 runs, when they had looked good for 300. New Zealand openers Tom Blundell and Tom Latham were off to a solid start putting on 63/0 in 23 overs, behind India by 179 runs at stumps.

  • 12:40 PM IST

    End of First Day: Stumps on Day 1 of the second Test and New Zealand have reached 63 without loss after India folded for 242

  • 12:07 PM IST

    Latham and Blundell batting beautifully to bring up New Zealand’s fifty inside 20 overs. This is New Zealand’s first 50 plus opening partnership against India in home Tests in 20 innings across five series. Weird tactics from India’s pacers, who are looking more more bounce than swing.

  • 11:37 AM IST

    Solid and composes start this by openers Blundell and Latham. Four boundaries between them as the score reaches 36/0 in 13 overs. Chanceless so far. India’s attack is being negotiated well. Not many played and misses either. They trail by 206 runs, 14 overs still remain

  • 11:01 AM IST

    New Zealand innings underway. Tom Blundell and Tom Latham have begun the innings to take the score to 16/0 in five overs.

  • 10:41 AM IST
    Kyle Jamieson reflects on a fine, fine day: It’s a special feeling (to get the maiden fifer). It’s special to have the family here to witness this moment. We did well as a bowling unit. This venue has been comfortable for me with the run-ups and everything… nice to come back home. The pitch wasn’t doing as much as Wellington, so to keep them to 242 was good.
  • 10:30 AM IST
    Bowled him! Boult picks up the final wicket as India are all out for 242. India’s final pair had some fun before it was all over for them. Mohammed Shami struck a lovely boundary, followed by two exciting sixes off Trent Boult before the left-armer cleaned up his man to finish with 2/89. Still, India finish on 242, better than what it looked like, with Jamieson running roughshod with his five-for.
  • 10:17 AM IST

    FIVE! A maiden five-wicket-haul for Kyle Jamieson, playing only his second Test as he sends back Ravindra Jadeja. The dismissal of Yadav made Jadeja up the tempo, and he seemed to be doing so by hitting back to back boundaries off Jamieson. But the short ball did the trick for Jamieson, against which Jadeja top edged a pull to Trent Boult. He erupts in joy. His father from the stands is a delighted man. What a fine spell of fast bowling this from the 25-year-old. From 194/4, India have slumped to 216/9

  • 10:09 AM IST

    Two wickets in five balls for Kyle Jamieson, who removes Rishabh Pant and Umesh Yadav in the same over to reduce India to 207/8. Pant had an eventful six balls balls, getting dropped, striking two boundaries and playing on. His fidgety stay comes to an end. Four balls later, Umesh Yadav gives catching practice to the BJ Watling. Four wickets for Jamieson and India have lost their last four wickets for 13 runs

  • 9:55 AM IST

    WICKET! Oh that’s a big blow to India. Cheteshwar Pujara has been caught on 54. Kyle Jamieson returns and bowls a short inviting Pujara for a pull and the Indian obliges. He manages top-edge to be caught by Watling. India 197/6 in 55.2 overs