Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Williamson out of rain-delayed India Test

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and three key Indian players were ruled out of the second Test in Mumbai on Friday by injuries, reports AFP. Tom Latham led the tourists

following Williamson’s elbow injury, according to New Zealand cricket, whose side earned a hard-fought draw in the first of the two-match series. India’s Ajinkya Rahane (hamstring), Ishant Sharma (dislocated finger) and Ravindra Jadeja (forearm) were all also ruled out of the second Test. Mayank Agarwal hit an unbeaten 120 as India reached 221 for four at stumps, after Mumbai-born Ajaz Patel claimed all the wickets to fall on day one. Agarwal was batting alongside wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, who was on 25, steadying the ship after Patel struck twice in the same over to dismiss skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara for ducks. Williamson’s troublesome left elbow ‘flared up’ during the first Test in

Kanpur, New Zealand coach Gary Stead said. “It has been a really tough time for Kane

having to deal with such a persistent injury,” said Stead.