Latham, Williamson put Indians on backfoot

Kanpur: New Zealand were on 152/1 at tea on the second day of the first cricket Test against India here on Friday.

Tom Latham (56 batting) and Kane Williamson (66 batting) were at the crease at the break.

The duo struck half-centuries to put the visitors in a comfortable position following the early departure of the in-form Martin Guptill (21).

Fast bowler Umesh Yadav was the only Indian to bag a wicket, trapping Guptill leg before for figures of 1/22.

Brief scores:

New Zealand (first innings) 152/1 (Tom Latham 56 batting, Kane Williamson 66 batting; Umesh Yadav 1/22) vs India 318 (Murali Vijay 65, Cheteshwar Pujara 62, Ravindra Jadeja 42 not out; Trent Boult 3/67, Mitchell Santner 3/94)