Jadeja under the weather as India stall

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The Independent Online

India crawled their way to 54 for the loss of Ajay Jadeja in 168 minutes on a rain-shortened opening day of the second Test against New Zealand. Heavy rain delayed the start and bad light forced an early closure after just 35.3 overs.

India won the toss and elected to bat. Manoj Prabhakar remained unbeaten on 19 from 110 balls while Navjot Sidhu had scored 18 off 72 deliveries. Jadeja, who scored 73 in the second innings at Bangalore to set up India's eight-wicket victory, never looked comfortable during his 58 minutes at the crease and he was bowled for three by a full-pitched delivery from Dion Nash, who conceded 14 runs in 10.3 overs.