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New Zealand's early and late strikes leave India tottering at 239/7

Cheteshwar Pujara scored 87 to help India recover from an early stutter on Day 1 of the second Test in Kolkata. Photograph: (AFP)

Kolkata, India Sep 30, 2016, 11.49 AM (IST)

India were 239 for seven at stumps against New Zealand on the opening day of the second Test in Kolkata on Friday.

New Zealand pacer Matt Henry claimed three wickets, while Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara (87) and Ajinkya Rahane (77) struck fighting half-centuries on an intense day of cricket.

At the start of the match, which marks India`s 250th Test at home, World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev rang a bell newly installed at the iconic Eden Gardens, following a similar tradition at Lord`s.

Ross Taylor is captaining New Zealand in the absence of Kane Williamson, who was ruled out with a virus.

(More to follow)

(AFP)

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