India vs New Zealand XI warm-up: Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah rattle New Zealand


After being bowled out for 263 on Day 1 of the practice match, Indian bowlers curtailed a few concerns for the visiting side as they reduced New Zealand to 180 for 7 at Tea, courtsey a disciplined bowling show from Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah.

Mohammed Shami (Reuters Pictures)

Mohammed Shami (Reuters Pictures)

After a disappointing show from the batsmen on the opening day, the Indian fast bowling duo of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah enjoyed the day on a green Seddon Park pitch as the two rattled New Zealand on Day 2 of their tour practice match at Hamilton on Saturday.

After being bowled out for 263 on Day 1 of the practice match, Indian bowlers curtailed a few concerns for the visiting side as they reduced New Zealand to 180 for 7 at Tea, courtesy a disciplined bowling show from Shami and Bumrah.

Bumrah’s was a concern for the Indian side ahead of the 2-match Test series as the pace spearhead went wicketless in the recently concluded ODI series where the visitors were whitewashed 3-0 by New Zealand. However, Bumrah got back to wicket-taking ways as soon as he began the proceeding with the new red ball on Saturday.

Will Young and Rachin Ravindra came out to open for New Zealand on Day 2 as Bumrah removed the former cheaply in the 3rd over itself.

Mohammed Shami, who was rested for the last 2 ODIs to start fresh in the Test series, thereafter Tim Seifert to leave New Zealand reeling at 36 for 2. Bumrah struck again immediately after Lunch to remove the well-set Finn Allen. Shami then denied Cooper a fifty and came back to castle Jimmy Neesham for just one.

Other than the mentioned fast bowlers, India had also tried Navdeep Saini and Umesh Yadav and the two picked a wicket each. Ravindra Jadeja had bowled 3 overs till Tea while Ravichandran Ashwin proved comparitively expensive in his 13 overs.

Rishabh Pant who was kept away from his wicketkeeping duties in the concluded 5-matchT20I and 3-match ODI series against New Zealand picked up the gloves again but was substituted by Wriddhiman Saha after the Lunch.

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