01 March 2020
Christchurch: Indian bowlers roared back to form as New Zealand were reduced to 142/5 at lunch on day two of the second cricket Test here at the Hagley Oval on Sunday.
The hosts were cruising at 63/0 when play resumed after India were bowled out for 242 in the first innings. But with Umesh Yadav trapping Tom Blundell (30) in front early on the second day, the slide started as soon the Kiwis were reduced to 142/5 with Jasprit Bumrah then having skipper Kane Williamson caught behind for just 3.
Ross Taylor (15) followed suit, Ravindra Jadeja having him caught at point by Umesh as AMohammed Shami then castled Tom Latham (52) who was looking good. Henry Nicolls was also gone soon after, Virat Kohli taking a sharp catch at second slip off Shami as India went into the break on a high.
At the break, BJ Watling (0) and Colin de Grandhomme (8) were at the crease for the hosts.
Earlier on Day 1, Indian batsmen played some reckless shots to get bowled out for 242.
Brief scores: India 1st innings: 242; New Zealand 1st innings: 142/5 in 48 overs (Tom Latham 52; Mohammed Shami 2/45)