Kolkata: Riding on some disciplined bowling, New Zealand restricted India to 239/7 on the opening day of the second cricket Test at the iconic Eden Gardens here on Friday.
Electing to bat after winning the toss, India were off to a pathetic start before Cheteshwar Pujara (87) and Ajinkya Rahane (77) put on a 141-run stand for the fourth wicket to bail the team out of trouble.
At stumps, stumper Wriddhiman Saha (14 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja, who was yet to open his account, were at the crease.
For the visitors, pacer Matt Henry (3/35) and off-spinner Jeetan Patel (2/66) were the wicket-takers along with Trent Boult (1/33) and Neil Wagner (1/37).
The following is the scoreboard at stumps on the opening day of the second Test between India and New Zealand at the Eden Gardens on Friday:
Shikhar Dhawan b Matt Henry 1
Murali Vijay c BJ Walting b Matt Henry 9
Cheteshwar Pujara c Martin Guptill b Neil Wagner 87
Virat Kohli c Tom Latham b Trent Boult 9
Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Patel 77
Rohit Sharma c Latham b Patel 2
Ravichandran Ashwin lbw Matt Henry 26
Wriddhiman Saha not out 14
Ravindra Jadeja not out 0
Extras (b 8, lb 6) 14
Total (7 wickets; 86 overs) 239
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Dhawan 1.4), 2-28 (Vijay 11.2), 3-46 (Kohli 21.4), 4-187 (Pujara 69.1), 5-193 (Rohit 73.1), 6-200 (Rahane 77.4), 7-231 (Ashwin 83.6)
Trent Boult 16-8-33-1
Matt Henry 15-6-35-3
Neil Wagner 15-5-54-0
Mitchell Santner 19-5-54-0
Jeetan Patel 21-3-66-2
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