1st Test, IND vs NZ Tea Report: Strong reply from Young and Latham lead as New Zealand reach 72/0

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Will Young has hit seven fours so far. (BCCI photo)

New Zealand’s opening pair of Will Young and Tom Latham put on 57 runs before taking a tea-break on the second day.

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Against whom New Zealand openers Will Young (46*) and Tom Latham (23*) made an impressive opening half-century partnership. India He took his team to 72/0 before taking a tea-break on the second day of the first Test in Kanpur. Young and Latham both displayed a solid defense but did not shy away from playing their shots when no Indian bowler was given a chance to pose any threat during the second session at the Green Park Stadium on Friday .

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New Zealand are now trailing India by 273 runs with all their 10 wickets intact.

Young led the reply with seven boundaries – the last of which came off the last ball before the break – in his unbeaten innings while Latham still has two boundaries to his name.

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While India scored a few runs in the opening session of the day as New Zealand bounced back with four wickets, the second was caught and dismissed by Kane Williamson’s men’s dominance.

India lost two wickets after adding just six runs after lunch and the Kiwis bowled them out for 345 runs. And then, their openers finished the session scoring a lot of runs.

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India skipper Ajinkya Rahane used all his five specialist bowlers but none could trouble the New Zealand batsmen.

Brief scores: New Zealand 72/0 (Will Young 46*, Tom Latham 23*) vs India 345-all out (Shreyas Iyer 105, Shubman Gill 52, Ravindra Jadeja 50, Tim Southee 5.69) at tea break on Day 2

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