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    Landau said they will be self-isolating as per the guidelines laid down by the government.

    Rohit Sharma as an opener is still a question mark; the less said about other options — Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw — the better. Confounding selection decisions (Rishabh Pant over Wriddhiman Saha and the merry-go-round between R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in Hardik Pandya’s absence) have weakened the lower order.

    The Black Caps dismissed the tourists for 124 in the first hour of the day before chasing down their 132-run victory target with half of the test to spare for the loss of three wickets.

    Although the coronavirus seems to affect children far less seriously than adults, many officials, teachers and parents are concerned about the health risks that school openings pose. Some point to the difficulties of ensuring that children stick to social distancing and frequent hand washing, and teachers themselves fear risks to their own health.

    After New Zealand's tail wagged big time to post a good first innings total of 348, the deficit of 183 understandably put India under severe pressure. If Cheteshwar Pujara (11 off 81 balls) paid for his ultra-defensive mindset shouldering arms to an in-dipper, skipper Virat Kohli's split-second indiscretion became his undoing.

    Starting the day on 144 for four, India were all out for 191 in 81 overs in their second innings. This was a shade better after their dismal 165 in the first innings, which eventually proved to be decisive. The required target of nine runs was knocked off by New Zealand without much ado for their 100th Test win.

    ​​Hardik Pandya's eagerly-awaited international comeback adds a lot of context to India's three match ODI campaign against South Africa starting today where the hosts would be aiming to put the 'New Zealand Nightmare' behind them. Having lost five international games (two Tests included) on the trot, Kohli, himself enduring a bad patch, will be keen to buck the trend.

    Put in to bat, Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor smashed half-centuries as New Zealand survived a mid-innings collapse to post a competitive 273 for 8 in their 50 overs. Defending the total, the Kiwi bowlers were right on the money as they dismissed India for 251 in 48.3 overs to hand the visitors their second successive defeat. India had lost the first match by four wickets.

    The Black Caps chased down their highest ever total in ODI cricket at Seddon Park and the toss will be crucial once again at the even shorter Eden Park where the side batting second will have a clear advantage.

    Rahul will keep wickets and bat at number five like he did during the Australia series, Kohli said on Tuesday. "Prithvi's definitely going to start and whoever the replacement is, we'll ask for an opener (which has already been decided with Agarwal replacing Rohit).

    The country's Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said Singapore is in simultaneous discussions with as many countries as possible on forming green lanes, and that such discussions are taking place at a bilateral level, not a multilateral one.

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