IND vs NZ 1st Test: The much-awaited IND vs NZ test series kickstarted with the first test at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur on Thursday. The match unfolded with India winning the toss & opting to bat first.
The Indian batters got off to a good start but failed to convert it into a big score. Kyle Jamieson & Tim Southee have struck early to scalp some quick wikcets for New Zealand in the ongoing first test. But suddenly the struggling Black Caps suffered a major blow as Tim Southee suffered an injury midway during his over in session 2 on day 1. As a result, he immediately walked off the field & didn’t return back.
The incident happened in the 46th over of India’s innings during the ongoing match. The right-arm pacer has fetched the prized wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara & was in the middle of a great spell when suddenly he felt some discomfort & walked off the field after bowling four balls of his over. The remaining over was completed by Kyle Jamieson.
IND vs NZ 1st Test: Latest Updates on Tim Southee’s Injury
It is still not clear what kind of injury Tim Southee has encountered & whether he will be able to bowl again in the match but if Tim gets ruled out of the match then it will be an added advantage for India as Black Caps will be without the services of one of its star bowler for the remaining of the match.
Tim Southee had a hectic schedule as he has been with the kiwis’ squad not only for the T20 World Cup 2021 but also for the first two T20is & has again turned up to bowl in the ongoing first Test against India at Green Park.
Whether Tim Southee could walk back on the field or he will stay out of action is a wait & watch thing. Meanwhile, two players have made their debut for India & New Zealand respectively. Shreyas Iyer has been handed a test cap by the Indian team while Rachin Ravindra is making his debut for New Zealand.
Coming back to the match, Shreyas Iyer has waked in to bat with a job in his hand as it is looking like a great batting surface where India has already lost four wickets under 150 runs. Shreyas would look to build a partnership and help India get close to the 400-run mark which they would have had in mind before the innings started.