Both India and New Zealand have buckled their shoes and started the hunt as the first Test between them will be played from September 22, 2016, at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.

The match starts at 9.30 AM IST.India wins the toss and theydecide to bat first.

Day 2 updates: India all-out for 318, NZ 34/0 in 8.4 overs.

At the end of day one, India score was 291/9 in 90 overs. Only Pujara and Murali Vijay were able to cross the 50 runs mark.

The India line-up is as below:

Murali Vijay, Rahul, Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami.

The Indian cricket team will be aiming to make their 500th test as memorable as possible, and the BCCI has reportedly asked the curator to develop a spin friendly pitch which will benefit the hosts.

It is seven years that the last test match was played here, and the team under the leadership of Virat Kohli will aim to make this event as memorable as possible. Kane Williamson, the Kiwi Captain, too is quite confident considering their recent form in the five-day format.

The inclusion of spinners like Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, and Mark Craig will provide an extra air of comfort for the New Zealand side as the track in India will favor the slow bowlers.

The skipper aims to obtain a cutting edge by including these bowlers in the final line up.

Star Sports to telecast

The match can be watched live on Star Sports in India. For the live streaming, you can visit the official website of Star Sports.

The chances of reverse swing in Kanpur is pretty less, and in all probabilities, this track will emerge as the death bed for pace bowlers.

But pace bowlers of Kiwi playing eleven which include Tim Southee has the capability to adapt to any surfaces, and if they find the rhythm,then it will not be an easy task for the Indian batsmen.

The dilemma for India for the opening slot

On the other hand, India is facing difficulties in picking the opening pair which is being comprised of Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara.

Considering the current form of KL Rahul, he will find his spot, but his partner will be decided only by the rise of Thursday morning.

In a recently conducted press meet, Indian skipper Virat Kohli told that this is one of the best playing eleven of the nation in the recent past, and they will make it big in the series for sure.

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