India vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Photos from Day 1 of action in Wellington

First Published 21, Feb 2020, 11:40 AM

It was a tough day at office for the Indian batsmen as they struggled against New Zealand on the opening day of the first Test in Wellington on Friday (February 21). India ended the day at 122/5 with Ajinkya Rahane top-scoring with 38 not out. The next best was opener Mayank Agarwal's 34. For the hosts, Six-foot eight-inch debutant paceman Kyle Jamieson took three wickets for 38 runs in 14 overs. The entire final session was a non-starter due to heavy downpour. Earlier, India picked Rishabh Pant ahead of Wriddhiman Saha. Ravichandran Ashwin is the lone spinner. Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are the pacemen. New Zealand won the toss and chose to field first.

The pitch is covered due to rain. The final session was washed out. At stumps, India were 122/5 in 55 overs

The pitch is covered due to rain. The final session was washed out. At stumps, India were 122/5 in 55 overs

India captain Virat Kohli plays a shot during his brief stay at the wicket

India captain Virat Kohli plays a shot during his brief stay at the wicket

Kohli drives away from the body and edges to slips

Kohli drives away from the body and edges to slips

Ross Taylor takes the catch to dismiss Kohli for just two runs off the bowling of debutant seamer Kyle Jamieson

Ross Taylor takes the catch to dismiss Kohli for just two runs off the bowling of debutant seamer Kyle Jamieson

Kohli heads back to the pavilion after getting out for two runs

Kohli heads back to the pavilion after getting out for two runs

New Zealand players celebrate after getting the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara

New Zealand players celebrate after getting the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara

Indian players line up at the boundary before start of the play

Indian players line up at the boundary before start of the play

Mayank Agarwal walks  back to the pavilion after scoring 34

Mayank Agarwal walks back to the pavilion after scoring 34

Ross Taylor, who is playing his 100th Test, is seen with his children

Ross Taylor, who is playing his 100th Test, is seen with his children

Ross Taylor with his daughter before the start of the Test match

Ross Taylor with his daughter before the start of the Test match

Kyle Jamieson celebrates after dismissing Kohli

Kyle Jamieson celebrates after dismissing Kohli

Rishabh Pant was preferred by India ahead of Wriddhiman Saha. He is batting on 10

Rishabh Pant was preferred by India ahead of Wriddhiman Saha. He is batting on 10

Ajinkya Rahane was India's top scorer with 38 not out

Ajinkya Rahane was India's top scorer with 38 not out

Indian fans did not have much to cheer

Indian fans did not have much to cheer

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