Rain washes out the final session of Day 1 of the first Test between India and New Zealand


The final session of the first day’s play in the opening test between New Zealand and India at the Basin Reserve was washed out by rain on, giving the visitors time to rethink their game plan after they were reduced to 122-5 at tea.

It started raining at the same time when both the teams left the field for the tea break and by the time they could rain, the passing showers turned into a heavy downpour.

Umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Kettlebrough ended play at about 5.30 p.m after a pitch inspection.


Debutant Kyle Jamieson will remember this day for a long time as he took three wickets and a catch in the deep to put the hosts in a commanding position.

After the fall of five wickets, it is Ajinkya Rahane who will resume on Saturday on 38 along with Rishabh Pant who will resume on 10 runs.

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Jamieson sent back Cheteshwar Pujara (11) and India captain Virat Kohli (two) before lunch, and after the return took his third wicket, this time sending back Hanuma Vihari.

“From my experience playing here the (wicket) usually holds that pace and bounce for a couple of days so I am sure there will still be a little bit tomorrow to help us and I’m looking forward to getting back out there,” the debutant said after the game ended for the day.

Jamieson got to make his debut because Neil Wagner withdrew from the squad due to the birth of his first child. On Wednesday, Wagner confirmed on social media that his daughter was born.

Meanwhile, the game also saw Ross Taylor become the first player ever to play 100 games in all three formats of the game. Taylor celebrated this feat with his family, all of whom walked down the field with the veteran and also sung the national anthem with the team.