Ajinkya Rahane was bowled by Kyle Jamieson© BCCI
Ajinkya Rahane’s pleasure of being saved by the DRS was short-lived as he was bowled by Kyle Jamieson off the very subsequent ball within the India vs New Zealand first Test in Kanpur. Rahane, India’s stand-in captain for this Test match within the absence of standard captain Virat Kohli, appeared to have left his demons behind as he regarded in full management in opposition to the New Zealand bowlers on Thursday. But simply as issues had been trying vibrant for him, Rahane chopped one again onto his stumps within the second session of Day 1 on Thursday. Perhaps the DRS survival within the earlier ball had a job in it because it was a free shot from the skilled right-hander.
The 50th over of the Indian innings was fairly an eventful one. It began with umpire Nitin Menon giving Rahane out caught down the leg facet however the Indian skipper was fast to evaluate it. Replays confirmed there have been no inside edge and the choice needed to be reversed. Rahane survived however such is the right-hander’s luck these days that he was dismissed within the subsequent ball.
To be truthful to Rahane, the ball was there to chop. It was large, it was quick however the place the Indian captain went flawed was that he went at it with exhausting fingers. He wished to drive issues as an alternative of simply utilizing Jamieson’s tempo and bounce to information the ball by means of the hole. And he paid the worth. Rahane received an inside edge again onto his stumps.
He needed to take the lengthy stroll again for 35 off 65 balls. The 33-year-old hit six boundaries in his innings.
In the post-lunch session, India misplaced Shubman Gill (52), Cheteshwar Pujara (26) and Rahane. (35) — all three failing to make an enormous rating after spending substantial time within the center. Shreyas Iyer (17 batting off 55) and Ravindra Jadeja (6 batting off 13) had been holding fort for the house facet on the break. Lanky New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson as soon as once more troubled the Indian batters, taking his innings tally to 3 wickets. After opting to bat, India misplaced opener Mayank Agarwal (13 off 28) earlier than the hosts reached 82 for one at lunch, courtesy a 61-run stand between Pujara and Gill.
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