In the 1st session of the first test, India batters scored 82 runs for the loss of one wicket against New Zealand at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur.
Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat first. As Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson swung the new ball, openers Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill had a nervous start. Jamieson edged one to the keeper as Mayank kept playing and missing.
Having lost Mayank on 13 runs in the eighth over, the Kiwis kept Jamieson and Southee from one end, while introducing Ajaz Patel from the other end to challenge the stumps of both Gill and the new batter Cheteshwar Pujara.
Patel, however, continued to deliver a loose ball per over, which Gill picked up and kept the scoreboard running. The 81 ball-50 runs Gill hit were a result of using his leg to fight off-spin, playing on the back foot to cut, and driving.
The second-wicket partnership between Gill and Pujara has so far added 61 runs.