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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-