New Zealand were bowled out for a measly 192 due to career best figures by Ishant Sharma, 6 for 51, who seems to have eaten some fire after losing his berth for the upcoming Asia Cup team. Mohammad Shami, team India’s new pace hope, too ably supported by taking four wickets, including those of key Williamson and McCullum.
Williamson managed forty seven, the best for his team. The Kiwi innings was over in just 53 overs, putting India to bat. The guests started slow, opener Murali Vijay fell in the very second over to Southee. Dhavan and Pujara took to controlling the innings, but Pujara later in 25th over fell to an in-swinging beauty from Boult. Night watchman Ishant Sharma too had a tough time with some more balls from Boult and a couple of bouncers, but managed to cling on to his crease. India now stand exactly at 100 for two, after 28 overs. Dhavan is at a solid 71. Indian team have a fine chance of setting up this match as there is plenty of batting left with a lot of time on hands.