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DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - Chan­der Shekhar Luthra shekhar. luthra@ dnain­dia. net

Kan­pur: Fresh arms, fresh ideas and fresh ap­proach by Team In­dia was at dis­play as R Ash­win started the pro­ceed­ings on Day Three of the first Test here at the Green Park sta­dium on Satur­day.

The first few de­liv­er­ies were clear in­di­ca­tion of what to ex­pect as there were more than few de­mons in the dry 22- yard sur­face. With his part­ner at the other end, Ravin­dra Jadeja, squeez­ing the flow of runs, the Black Caps ap­peared to be strug­gling. The next nine overs changed the en­tire course of first Test as three of the top Ki­wis bat­ters, in­clud­ing solid look­ing Kane Wil­liamson ( 75) and Tom Latham ( 58), went back to the pavil­ion.

All of a sud­den, the bril­liant part­ner­ship of 127 for the sec­ond wicket looked like a dis­tant me­mory. What was hap­pen­ing in the mid­dle was sim­ply a les­son in “how not to play spin” as the vis­i­tors folded up, from 152 for one, for 262. More than the dam­age done by two In­dian spin-

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