Tim Southee trolls on-field umpire Nitin Menon during the first Test at Kanpur.
After the T20I series, India and New Zealand are up against each other for the two-match test series. India would like to dominate the same way they dominated inT20 international and would also like to take the Revenge of WTC 21 final.
India scored 345, credit to Shreyas 105 runs on debut
In the ongoing test match at the Green Park in Kanpur, Rahane won the toss and elected to bat first.
First, it was Shubman, who set the foundation for the side by scoring a fifty and later it was Jadeja and Shreyas partnership that took India to 345 runs.
On debut, Shreyas scored a century and became the 16th Indian to get a century on a debut test match. His 121-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja was very vital for India because both Captain and Vice-Captain, Rahane and Pujara respectively were not able to convert their start into a big score.
An interesting incident took place in the third session of the first-day game where Tim Southee tried to troll the on-field umpire, Nitin Menon
This incident happened when India was at 252 for the loss of 4 wickets after the end of 83 overs. When it was 4:27 (IST), the umpires paused the game for a while to check if there is time to play another over due to bad light.
The umpire wanted to stop the play for the day due to the bad light. As it seems that the umpire was telling Southee about light not being good enough for the fast bowlers.
The kiwi replied to him as to why he is still wearing sunglasses then. Southee’s remark left the on-field umpire in splits. Meanwhile, Nitin Menon took his glasses off. The incident is going viral on social media.
New Zealand openers having a solid start
At the end of the 2nd day, New Zealand is well and truly in the game as first Southee took a fifer and stopped India for 345, and later the openers Latham and Young, survived the day without losing any wicket. New Zealand is 129 for 0 and is still trailing by 215 runs.