In Pics: New Zealand bowlers dominate Day 1 of India's 500th Test

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Kanpur, Sep 22: New Zealand bowlers put up an impressive show on the first day of Kanpur Test as the visitors restricted hosts India on 291/9 at the end of the day's play on Thursday (September 22).

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Indian batsmen played some irresponsible shots as they gifted their wickets away.

But the credit could not be taken away from the New Zealand bowlers who came back strongly in the second session and pushed India on the backfoot.

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New Zealand spinners Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi along with Mark Craig kept troubling the India batters while pacer Trent Boult demolished the lower order in the final session of the game.

Murali Vijay (65) and Cheteshwar Pujara (62) could not capitalise on their promising starts as visiters bounced back strongly.

The 500th Test match for India began with the felicitation of the former and current Indian captains.

Here are the images of Day 1's play:

KL Rahul departs for 32

New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner celebrates with his teammates after dismissing K.L. Rahul on the opening day of the first Test match at Green Park in Kanpur on Thursday.

Opener KL Rahul failed to perform

New Zealand's Mitchell Santner celebrates with his teammates after dismissing KL Rahul on the opening day of the first Test match at Green Park in Kanpur on Thursday.

Sachin Tendulkar felicitated

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and BCCI President Anurag Thakur present momentos to former Indian Cricket captain Sachin Tendulkar on the occasion of India's 500th Test match at Green Park.

Ravi Shastri felicitated by Rajiv Shukla

UP Governor Ram Naik and IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla present a memento to former Indian Test captain Ravi Shastri, as BCCI President Anurag Thakur looks on.

MS Dhoni felicitated by UPCA

UP Governor Ram Naik and IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla present a memento to former Indian Test captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as BCCI President Anurag Thakur looks on.

Kohli honoured by UP Governor

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik presents a memento to Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli to mark the 500th cricket test of the Indian team in Kanpur on Thursday.

Cheteshwar Pujara scored 62 runs

Cheteshwar Pujara plays a shot on the opening day of the first Test match against New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur on Thursday.

Vijay scored 65 before being dismissed

Murali Vijay raises his bat after completing a half-century on the opening day of the first Test match against New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur on Thursday.

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