Mohammed Shami persisted and persisted and persisted, and finally, he has reaped the reward by dismissing Ross Taylor to give India a much-needed wicket in the morning session.
Shami was once again India’s best bowler throughout the first hour of the morning session. He bowled a lot fuller than he has previously in England but ended up missing the bat on more than one occasion.
But, the right-arm seamer was finally rewarded in the 64th over of New Zealand’s innings as he once again bowled it on a fullish length to entice Ross Taylor into a drive towards the cover region.
And, Shubman Gill did the rest by taking a superb diving catch at the short-cover region.
India needed the wicket desperately as Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson were threatening to get stuck in.
The Virat Kohli’-led unit will hope for a few more wickets before the end of the morning session.