Kane Williamson clears injury scare

New Zealand Cricket Board (NZC) on Sunday cleared any injury trouble of skipper Kane Williamson. The x-ray report ruled out of any fracture in his finger.

The Kiwi skipper said it was one of the best wins of his career.

Williamson suffered a blow on his right hand’s middle finger on day two of the first Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Meanwhile Tom Blundell will be out of fielding on day three after he hurt his shoulder while fielding on day one. Further assessment will be made at the end of day’s play.

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Resuming the day at 216/5, New Zealand ended their first innings at 348. Williamson, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, and Kyle Jamieson all played pivotal roles helping the host take a lead of 183 over India.

Williamson produced highest 89 runs in Kiwis’ first innings. Ross Taylor and Kyle Jamieson contributed 44 runs each.

India, in their second innings were reduced to 54 for 1 with Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara at the crease.

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