Pujara, Rahane turn savior for Team India

Kolkata: Following a poor show by the top order batsmen against the New Zealand team in the first session of the second Test match played here at the Eden Gardens, it was a powerful show by Cheteshwhar Pujara along with Ajinkya Rahane to give back India a fine stability in the batting line up as the hosts managed to pile up 136/3 at tea on Day One.

Pujara gave an exhibition of classy batsmanship to complete his 10th half-century in 37 Test matches smashing 64 of 189 balls with the help of 13 boundaries.

Read:- Fixtures for Home Series against Australia, New Zealand declared

Rahane on the other hand was very much stable with 47 runs to his name in 92 balls including 6 boundaries. Both the batsmen managed to put on 90 runs for an unfinished fourth-wicket stand.

In the morning during the first session India struggled to reach 57/3 with the New Zealand bowlers seizing the initiative on a lively and grassy track that gave their pacers.

Read:- Team India favourites for second ODI against Windies