Indian batsman Hanuma Vihari proceeds to be strong-willed in the face of an untimely dismissal at Christchurch.
On the opening day of the second Test against New Zealand, India posted an underwhelming total of 242 despite three fifty-plus in their innings. Vihari, who was one of the team’s half-centurions, was dismissed before tea. His dismissal set off a barrage of wickets with India losing their last six wickets for 48 runs.
Ahead of the Test, India captain Virat Kohli had pushed for the batsmen to prove their intent and while they undertook that, they also lost wickets in the process. It has cost Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Vihari to get out in their bid to advance with the scoring.
‘It was a wrong time to get out obviously, just before tea. I was batting positively but I played one shot too many. But that's the name of the game. Sometimes it goes your way and sometimes it doesn't. Today it didn't go my way but I will look to play positively again when I get another chance', Vihari stated at the end of Day 1’s play.
‘It was a personal decision to play positively. As a team, we wanted to show more intent than we did in Wellington', Vihari further said. ‘It didn't go our way on a couple of occasions. I am sure when we get the opportunity again, we can do that'.
Shaw, who procured a brisk fifty, slipped to a loose drive outside off. On the other hand, Pujara and Vihari got out while attempting to put away short deliveries.
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