Mount Maunganui: Parthiv Patel scored 94 hits in front of India, who eighth in 467, but their bowlers fought against New Zealand's strong response to the unofficial first test on Mount Maunganui on Saturday.
He decided to announce his first innings in the final round of India's final round after some useful contributions from the lower players. The visitors were at the start of 340 at five, on the opening day in the Oval Bay.
Middle Pacer Blair Tickner was the most successful bowler for the home team, returning the number 4/80.
New Zealand responded strongly, with the second day reaching 176 on the one hand. The opening Hamish Rutherford, the son of the former captain of New Kenya Ken, was strongly at 106 off 169 balls, hitting 16 borders and six. His initial partner, Will Young, reached 49, before falling to cruise Krishnappa Gowtham.
Gowtham was the only Indian bowler who took over the ball, with 121 matches taking place in New Zealand. Mohammed Siraj and Gowtham made most of the bowling, while the Deepak Chahar medium spray proved to be ineffective.
Earlier, experienced Patel had quite missed the table after he was fired by 94 by Tickner, who is previously bagged by Murali Vijay and Mayank Agarwal.
Leaving the goalkeeper's goal did not run out of Indian innings, as Vijay Shankar tried to get an impressive 62 with 96 balls, while Gowtham crushed with 47.
While Rutherford looked good, Glenn Phillips gave him a company with 13 strokes of 60 balls at the end of the game.
On the first day, he failed to gain the advantage of Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane before the Test against Australia series, which fell by 28 and 12 points. But young Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihara and Mayank Agarwal have reached half a century to do this in a pleasant position.
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