India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1: Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane dominate the proceedings

India did well to recover from the early blows received in the first session, as their crisis management experts Chetweshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane anchored the innings and bailed the team out from a potentially precarious situation. Starting the session at 3 for 57, the duo stitched an unbeaten partnership and ensured the session belonged to India. The New Zealand bowlers tried virtually everything and even came close to getting a breakthrough once, when in the 51st over of the day being bowled by Jeetan Patel, Rahane narrowly escaped a stunning catch running backwards towards the mid-on region when he tried a rare fancy shot.