Ind vs NZ XI Warm-up match: Vihari hits ton, India bundled out for 263


Hamilton: India bundled out for 263 runs on the first day of their warm-up game against New Zealand XI at Seddon Park here on Friday.

While Hanuma Vihari smashed a century, Cheteshwar Pujara was eliminated on 92.

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.

Agarwal, then edged an away going delivery to keeper Dane Cleaver behind the stumps. Another classic Test match dismissal was Gill, who was given the no.4 slot in absence of skipper Kohli.

Ajinkya Rahane (18) was out by the end of the first hour, edging one to the slips, before Vihari and Pujara stemmed the rot and got a 195-run stand.

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