Watch: Kanpur Crowd Chant "Pakistan Murdabad" During India vs New Zealand Test On Day 1
Watch: Kanpur Crowd Chant "Pakistan Murdabad" During India vs New Zealand Test On Day 1

The chants of “Pakistan Murdabad” were heard at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur on Thursday as India hosted New Zealand. Even if not in great numbers, there was a really boisterous crowd present on the first day of the Kanpur Test.

In the first half-hour of India’s innings, the fans tried to motivate the Indian team with slogans of “Jeetega bhai Jeetega, India jeetega”. Amid this, one fan screamed “Pakistan Murdabad” with a few others following it with “Murdabad Murdabad”.

Watch: Kanpur Crowd Chant "Pakistan Murdabad" During India vs New Zealand Test On Day 1
Indian fans [Image-Getty]
Later the fans were heard chanting “Bharat Mata ki jai” and “Vande Mataram” to show their patriotism towards India.

Watch: Kanpur Crowd Chant “Pakistan Murdabad” During India vs New Zealand Test On Day 1

The political tension between India and Pakistan is high. There have been multiple rounds of firing and unfortunate deaths of soldiers at the border of both nations.

Kyle Jamieson gives first breakthrough for New Zealand

Ajinkya Rahane, India’s stand-in captain, won the toss and elected to bat first. The new opening pair of Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill, brought together after Rohit Sharma had been rested and KL Rahul was ruled out due to injury, found it difficult to negate the high-class swing bowling of Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson.

In the third over, bowled by Southee, Gill was given out lbw by the on-field umpire. The young opener, however, managed to overturn the decision on review, which showed a clear inside edge.

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson (Image Credit: Twitter)

Jamieson swung the ball hoops both in-swing and out-swing before he finally had Agarwal for 13, with a soft nick carrying to the wicket-keeper Tom Blundell. Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel was introduced in the 7th over by Kane Williamson, and he found turn straightaway, and low bounce as well, indicating that the game will move at a brisk pace.

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