India vs New Zealand XI Warm-up: Shami, Bumrah, Umesh shine as India takes lead

Catch all the highlights, updates, commentary and analysis from the warm-up match between India and New Zealand XI played at Seddon Park, Hamilton.

Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets.   -  BCCI

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of  day two of the warm-up match between India and New Zealand XI.  This is V.S. Aravind and I will take you through the day's play as action unfolds at Seddon Park, Hamilton.



  • That's all for today and do join for the final day's play on Sunday. We will be Live from 03:30 AM onwards. Till then, goodbye.

  • And that will be Stumps on Day two with India taking a lead of 87 runs. The day belonged to the fast bowlers with Mohammed Shami leading the pack with a three-wicket haul as India bowled out New Zealand XI for 235. Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal then gave a solid start with an unbeaten 59-run stand.

  • Excellent start by the India openers as both Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal give their side a solid start. Prithvi is batting on 35 while Mayank is batting on 22. India 57/0 Leads by 87 runs.

  • Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw begin India's second essay. Prithvi is off the mark in a flash with two boundaries as India's second innings gets underway.

  • India leads by 28 runs with 10 wickets remaining

  • Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets as Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini shared six wickets among themselves. R Ashwin picked one wicket. For New Zealand XI H Cooper was the top scorer with a 68-ball 40.

  • Innings Break - New Zealand XI 235 all out (74.2 Overs)

  • WICKET- R Ashwin finally strikes and picks his first wicket by dismissing Ish Sodhi.

  • WICKET - Excellent from Navdeep Saini as he picks up his second wicket and Cleaver departs. NZ XI213/9

  • WICKET - Umesh Yadav gets his second wicket as he dismisses Scott Kuggeleijn.

  • Double Blow- Mohammed Shami first denies Cooper a fifty and then comes back to castle Jimmy Neesham for just one. NZ XI 178/7

  • Henry Cooper and Daryl Mitchell bring up the 150 up for New Zealand XI as it trails by 108 runs with five wickets in hand. NZXI 155/5

  • WICKET - Navdeep Saini has got his first wicket with the red ball and he has castled Tom Bruce. NZ XI 134/5

Hanuma Vihari, Mayank Agarwal and Wriddhiman Saha celebrate a dismissal on Day two.   -  BCCI


  • Tom Bruce and Henry Cooper have brought their fifty-run stand and it has come in good time

  • Navdeep Saini into the attack.

  • WICKET - Jasprit Bumrah strikes immediately after Lunch and he removes the well-set Finn Allen. NZ XI 95/4

  • India substituted Wriddhiman P Saha for Rishabh Pant as Wicketkeeper

  • The players are back from Lunch and India will be aiming to make further inroads in the second session.

  • WICKET - Umesh Yadav strikes and he removes the well-set Tachin Ravindra. India striking at regular intervals. NZ XI 70/3

  • Finn Allen and Rachin Ravindra have managed to keep the Indian attack at bay. Their partnership is worth 28 off 56 deliveries.

Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammed Shami and R Ashwin during the day's play.   -  BCCI


  • Rishabh Pant failed with the bat but has taken two good catches to allow India make early breakthroughs.

  • New Zealand XI brings up its fifty in 14.5 overs and Navdeep Saini is into the attack. India has used as many as four bowlers with Shami and Bumrah tasting success. Umesh Yadav and Saini are yet to feature in the wickets column.

  • WICKET - Mohammed Shami strikes this time and Seifert has to depart. NZ XI 2/36

  • WICKET - Jasprit Bumrah strikes early and he dismissed Young. NZ XI 11/1

  • Will Young and Rachin Ravindra are at the middle. Will Young on strike and it will be Jasprit Bumrah who will start proceedings with the new ball.

  • It's time for the Indian bowlers to hit their straps after the visitors were bowled out for 263.
  • Good morning viewers and welcome to Day two of the warm-up match.

Overcast conditions greeted the players on Day two of the warm-up match between India and New Zealand XI.   -  BCCI


India unlikely to face Lockie Ferguson in New Zealand

Adopting a “conservative” approach means New Zealand speedster Lockie Ferguson is unlikely to make the upcoming Test series against India his international comeback from a calf injury.

The pacer went down with a calf strain 11 overs into his Test debut against Australia in Perth last December, an injury that kept him out of action for almost two months.

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He returned last weekend for the Auckland Aces in the Ford Trophy, and will line up for it again this Sunday, as it hosts the Otago Volts in the final at Eden Park Outer Oval.

However, he is not going to hurry his international comeback though he is in constant touch with national team coach Gary Stead.

“Me and Steady talk all the time - he was asking me how I fared in my first domestic game back, then he was asking me how I was going preparing for the weekend,” Ferguson was quoted as saying by

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Vihari, Pujara rescue India as openers fail seam and bounce test

Hanuma Vihari’s gutsy hundred and the seasoned Cheteshwar Pujara’s 93 were the bright spots in an otherwise dreadful batting performance by India on the first day of their warm-up game against New Zealand XI here.

All the three designated openers - Mayank Agarwal (1), Prithvi Shaw (0) and Shubman Gill (0) - failed the seam and bounce test, falling cheaply.

With skipper Virat Kohli opting for an intense net session over the warm-up game, India managed only 263 with none apart from Vihari (101 retired) and Pujara able to score even 20 runs on a Seddon Park track that had liberal grass covering.

Brief Scores:

India: 263 all out in 78.5 overs (Hanuma Vihari 101, Cheteshwar Pujara 93; Scott Kuggeleijn 3/40, Ish Sodhi 3/72)

India: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Navdeep Saini

New Zealand XI: Henry Cooper, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Tim Seifert, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell(c), Dane Cleaver(w), James Neesham, Finn Allen, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner