Hamilton (New Zealand), Mar. 18 : India was 29 without loss in their first innings in reply to New Zealand''s 279 at stumps on day one of the first cricket test at Hamilton's Seddon Park today.
Virender Sehwag (22) and Gautam Gambhir (6) safely negotiated the seven overs available before stumps, the Waikato Times reported.
Captain Daniel Vettori top scored for his side with 118 - his third test century - while Jesse Ryder brought up his maiden test ton the ball before his dismissal for 102 ended the innings.
Ishant Sharma was the leading Indian bowler with four for 73 from 19.2 overs.
Ryder had a few nervous moments on 98 as number 11 batsman Chris Martin had to bat out five balls from spinner Harbhajan Singh.