Santner, Boult lead Kiwis fightback against India

Somewhat vindicating KL Rahul's selection over Dhawan, was well backed up by Pujara and Vijay, with both getting to their fifties.

Ravindra Jadeja will begin day two on 16 and will have Umesh Yadav for company with eight runs to his name. They should have watched carefully how Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara went about their business yesterday. Left-armer Neil Wagner pitched all his deliveries short to him, the third of which - from around the wicket - drew a top edge.

After his century partnership for the second wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara looked to have put India on track for a huge score, both Pujara and Vijay were back in the pavilion after they misjudged the Kiwi spinners' turn.

Despite it being a first-day pitch, the ball has started doing a bit for the spinners and it was not a surprise that of the 59 overs so far, 37 have been bowled by three Kiwi spinners.

Lokesh Rahul (32) stated his intent by finding the boundary twice in the first over of the day from Boult and continued to take an aggressive approach as India got off to a flyer.

He cracked three fours and one six before departing after a knock that was a microcosm of his test career.

Craig sent back Ajinkya Rahane (18) shortly after the resumption when the batsman edged one to Tom Latham at short leg.

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Santner provided the breakthrough again but it was a soft dismissal as Pujara committed to a shot with the ball stopping on him offering a simple return catch.

Skipper Virat Kohli maintained his solid reputation for winning test tosses in India and, on a pitch already taking turn, his batsmen hunkered down to lay a platform for the coming days.

Wriddhiman Saha (0) and Ashwin soon went back in quick succession while Mohammed Shami's (0) off-stump was uprooted by a handsome delivery from Boult.

India will be targeting the Test team top spot as they lock horns with Kiwis in their historic 500th match starting here on Thursday. Wagner banged one short, which Kohli miscued a pull and found out Sodhi, who was specifically kept for that shot. This is also the first time since the Chennai Test in 1992-93 that three spinners from outside the subcontinent have each bowled 15 or more overs in the first innings of a Test in India.

But Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin shared a decent stand of 52 before Sharma was out for 35, lobbing Santner to Ish Sodhi at mid-on. Mitchell Santner bowled first in the ninth over of the day.

New Zealand's Trent Boult (C) celebrates the wicket of India's Wriddhiman Saha with teammates during the first day of the first Test match between India and New Zealand at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on September 22, 2016.

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