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India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1: Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja slammed half-centuries through the final session as India ended Day 1 on 258/4. India didn't lose a wicket in the third session of the day, with both the batters scoring at a relatively brisk rate in the session -- especially against the spinners. While Iyer brought his half-century in 94 deliveries in his maiden Test, Jadeja scored his fifty in 100 deliveries. Earlier, New Zealand had made inroads in the second session after striking quick wickets of Shubman Gill (52), Cheteshwar Pujara (26) and captain Ajinkya Rahane (35) to put India under pressure. Kyle Jamieson, in particular, had been key again for the Kiwis as he continued on his good run against India. India had won the toss and opted to bat against New Zealand in Kanpur.
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Nov 25, 2021 04:34 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: India 258/4 at Stumps
And that's it for the day. An excellent final session for India as the side didn't lose a single wicket and added 102 runs in 28 overs. Shreyas Iyer remains unbeaten on 75 while Ravindra Jadeja reached his half-century in the second-last over of the day.
Nov 25, 2021 04:31 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: Brave from Iyer
Final few minutes left in the day but Shreyas Iyer doesn't shy away from taking the aerial route. He hits William Somerville for a maximum wide of long-on.
India 258/4 in 84 overs
Nov 25, 2021 04:23 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: 50 for Jadeja!
Brilliant innings from the left-hander. He came at a time when India were in a dire need of partnership and he has done exactly that alongside Shreyas Iyer.
Nov 25, 2021 04:20 PM IST
IND vs NZ Live Score: Jadeja joins the party!
New ball? No worries, says Jadeja. Jamieson comes around the wicket but bowls it down the leg; Jadeja says thank you very much and guides it behind for a four. The bowler wanders off length again, bowling outside off, and the left-hander caresses it past covers.
India 250/4 in 82 overs
Nov 25, 2021 04:12 PM IST
India vs New Zealand Live Updates: Second new ball taken
Tim Southee to begin proceedings with the second new ball.
India 241/4 in 80 overs
Nov 25, 2021 04:08 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: New ball due in 1 over
New Zealand will likely bring in pacers after the 80th over, and that is when Iyer and Jadeja need to be cautious as the team management would want both to stay unbeaten at stumps.
India 239/4 in 79 overs
Nov 25, 2021 04:02 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: Umpire chats with Kane over Ajaz's line
Ajaz Patel had been bowling excessively down the leg side and umpire Nitin Menon goe to Kane Williamson to have a brief word on the same ahead of the final delivery. The left-armer finally shifts his line leftwards towards the leg-stump and Iyer plays a forward defence stroke.
India 235/4 in 77 overs
Nov 25, 2021 03:57 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Cricket Score: Partnership cruising towards 100-run mark
The two have added 90 runs in 160 deliveries so far for the fifth wicket. Both Iyer and Jadeja are dealing in easy singles while punishing the odd balls for boundaries.
India 235/4 in 76 overs (new ball due in 4 overs)
Nov 25, 2021 03:51 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Iyer goes big!
Shreyas Iyer clears the ropes on Ajaz Patel's final ball of the over. It seems we are playing a white-ball format at the moment, with brisk rate of scoring against the spinners from both ends.
12 runs off the 75th.
India 233/4 in 75 overs
Nov 25, 2021 03:48 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: Pitch keeping low
Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel must be pretty excited at the prospect of bowling on this wicket. This delivery from Somerville was quick and it kept quite low, putting Jadeja off-guard as the batter barely put bat on the ball there.
India 221/4 in 74 overs
Nov 25, 2021 03:39 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: Iyer joins elite list
Shreyas Iyer is the 43rd Indian batter to score a 50+ score on Test debut. The last Indian to do so was Shubman Gill, who reached the feat during his debut against Australia last year.
Nov 25, 2021 03:32 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: India 213/4 in 71 overs
The two have added 68 runs for the fifth wicket partnership so far. Ravindra Jadeja has looked comfortable against Southee as well. The work is done yet, however, as India would want the two to stay unbeaten at the end of Day 1.
Big final hour coming up.
Nov 25, 2021 03:22 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: 200 up for India!
Ravindra Jadeja brings up India's 200. The two are batting smartly in the middle.
India 202/4 in 68 overs
Nov 25, 2021 03:12 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Day 1 Live Updates: 50 for Iyer!
An excellent innings from Shreyas Iyer! On a debut, Iyer soaks up the pressure after two quick wickets of Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara and built a strong partnership alongside Ravindra Jadeja to steer India out of immediate trouble.
Nov 25, 2021 03:10 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: 41 runs in 10 overs so far
Brisk scoring rate in the final session from Iyer and Jadeja. The two have been attacking the spinners and Kane Williamson might have been a tad bit late in bringing pace into the attack.
India 195/4 in 66 overs
Nov 25, 2021 03:06 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: 50-run partnership!
Both batters doing well to release some pressure off. A 50-run partnership off 93 deliveries – 38 of them have come in the second session.
India 195/4 in 65.3 overs
Nov 25, 2021 03:04 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Cricket Score: Southee returns
Tim Southee returns with the ball after he had walked off the field during the second session due to discomfort during his bowling stride. A timely arrival as well, as both batters looked fairly comfortable against spinners.
Nov 25, 2021 02:59 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Cricket Score: Runs flowing
Surely, it's time for pace now? Both Indian batters are finding easy runs against spinners from both ends. Iyer takes on Ravindra for two successive fours in 64th.
India 192/4 in 64 overs
Nov 25, 2021 02:56 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: Iyer digging in
The debutant had a shaky start and was almost dismissed on his first big shot of the innings, but he has made an excellent recovery since. Iyer remains unbeaten on 35.
India 182/4 in 63 overs
Nov 25, 2021 02:48 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: Easy runs
The two batters are picking easy runs against spinners. Another six-run over, this time against Somerville. Jadeja ends the over with a brilliant late-cut behind square.
India 176/4 in 61 overs.
Nov 25, 2021 02:45 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Healthy strike-rotation
The two batters have been rotating the strike nicely since the start of third session among Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja. Six runs from the 60th.
India 170/4 in 60 overs
Nov 25, 2021 02:38 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: Iyer starts brightly
Iyer takes off from where he left in the second session, as he looks confident against spinners. The debutant starts with a four against Rachin Ravindra as India score 8 off the over.
India 162/4 in 58 overs
Nov 25, 2021 02:32 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Final session begins
The players return to the field for the final session of Day 1. Somerville starts with a maiden against Jadeja.
Nov 25, 2021 02:12 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: India 154/4 at Tea
Good session for New Zealand, this. Kyle Jamieson picked two while Tim Southee removed Cheteshwar Pujara as New Zealand struck thrice in the second session. With Rahane also back in pavilion, the onus is now on debutant Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja to steer India out of trouble.
Nov 25, 2021 02:07 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: Jamieson keeps it tight
In absence of Tim Southee, Jamieson has been doing an excellent job as the lone pacer from the other end. A maiden against Shreyas Iyer.
India 150/4 in 54 overs
Nov 25, 2021 02:00 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: 150 up for India!
Shreyas Iyer brings India's 150 with a single towards long-off. The side, however, remains in a dire need of partnership and the current pair is India's strongest hope for the same.
India 150/4 in 53 overs
Nov 25, 2021 01:56 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: First four for Jadeja
Short from Jamieson and Jadeja uses the pace of the delivery to guide it behind square for a boundary. The pacer is bowling around the wicket to Jadeja, bringing the angle into the left-hander.
India 149/4 in 52 overs
Nov 25, 2021 01:52 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: Jamieson's impressive record vs India
Kyle Jamieson has taken 49 Test wickets so far; 19 of them have come against India. He was the Player of the Match against India in the WTC Final, and Jamieson is troubling the Indian batters yet again.
Nov 25, 2021 01:47 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: Jadeja at no.6
Ravindra Jadeja joins Shreyas Iyer in the middle. The first left-hander in the Indian batting lineup so far.
India 145/4 in 50 overs
Nov 25, 2021 01:43 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Rahane dismissed!
And he's gone on the very next delivery. Bowled! Jamieson gets his third. Wide outside-off from Jamieson and Rahane atempts the cut, but the ball deflects past the bottom edge onto the stumps.
India 145/4 in 49.2 overs
Nov 25, 2021 01:42 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: Successful review from Rahane!
Excellent review from the Indian captain after he was adjudged out against Jamieson. Down the leg-side, the ball goes past clipping Rahane's thigh-pad and he was adjudged out. Ultra edge shows no edge off the bat.
Nov 25, 2021 01:37 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Confident stroke-playing from Iyer
Shreyas Iyer had a shaky start but he looks to be settling at the crease now. A couple of confident shots from the batter against Jamieson.
India 138/3 in 48 overs
Nov 25, 2021 01:31 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: Somerville into the attack
The off-spinner replaces Ajaz Patel at the other end. He continues with similar variations as in the first spell, not providing enough flight to his deliveries and often forcing Rahane to step out.
India 132/3 in 47 overs
Nov 25, 2021 01:27 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Southee walks off the field
Southee is in some discomfort and he abruptly stops on his follow-through on his fifth delivery and walks off the field. Bad news for New Zealand.
Kyle Jamieson completes his over.
Nov 25, 2021 01:25 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Rahane using his feet against Ajaz
Ajaz continues to pull his length a little and the Indian batters are seemingly following a similar template to attack the left-armer. Rahane creams this delivery past cover for a four.
India 127/3 in 45 overs
Nov 25, 2021 01:20 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: A bit of reverse for Southee
Tim Southee is finding some reverse. Angles back into Shreyas Iyer but the right-handed batter remains wary of the late movement. Successfully fends off all deliveries.
India 122/3 in 44 overs
Nov 25, 2021 01:14 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Cricket Score: Drinks break
Strong start for New Zealand in the second session of Day 1. Kyle Jamieson struck immediately after lunch, castling Shubman Gill and Tim Southee trapped Pujara with the fourth stump line as well. The onus is now on the two Mumbai batters - captain Rahane and debutant Iyer to steer India out of trouble.
India 122/3 in 43 overs
Nov 25, 2021 01:09 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: When Dravid got angry at Iyer
During an India A match against Australia, Dravid got annoyed with Shreyas Iyer because he attempted a risky shot during the last over of Day 1.
Wondering how Dravid – now India head coach – would've reacted now, as Iyer played another risky shot for his first runs in Test cricket!
Nov 25, 2021 01:04 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: Iyer takes the aerial route!
Iyer, yet to get off the mark, lofts Ajaz Patel's fullish ball over mid-on. Couldn't find the distance but the ball lands in the safe zone. A risky shot to begin with.
However, Iyer ends the over strongly with a pull over midwicket for four.
India 119/3 in 41 overs
Nov 25, 2021 12:59 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: NZ lose a review
A strange review from New Zealand, largely motivated by Tim Southee's excessive appeal. The point of impact was far outside the off-stump. Rahane survives.
India 109/3 in 39.3 overs
Nov 25, 2021 12:58 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Cricket Score: Iyer joins Rahane
The debutant, Shreyas Iyer has joined skipper Rahane at the crease. It is not the most ideal situation to come on a debut, as the two set batters were dismissed in quick succession. A test of patience and grit awaits.
Nov 25, 2021 12:52 PM IST
IND vs NZ Live Score 1st Test: Pujara falls!
Cheteshwar Pujara throws away a good start. Tim Southee picks a big wicket here. Southee draws Pujara into front-foot defence but the gap between bats and pad is too much, as the batter finds thick edge. Blundell makes no mistake behind the wickets.
India 106/3 in 38 overs
Nov 25, 2021 12:47 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test: 10 runs off Ajaz
A four each for Rahane and Pujara as the duo score 10 runs off Ajaz Patel's 13th over. The duo is making the most out of the spinner while Jamieson confines Pujara with short-pitched balls.
A change in bowling, though, as Tim Southee replaces Jamieson. Probably as the Kiwi pacer is still rusty; this is his first international match since the World Test Championship final in June.
India 106/2 in 37 overs
Nov 25, 2021 12:44 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: 100 up for India!
India reach three figures in the 37th over of the innings. Rahane brings India's 100 with a confident drive through covers for a boundary against Ajaz Patel.
India 100/2 in 36.3 overs
Nov 25, 2021 12:39 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: Pujara back in action
So it seems he's ready to go again. Kyle Jamieson welcomes Pujara with yet another short ball. A little deja vu for the Indian batter from the Gabba Test earlier this year! Expect a short-ball barrage from Jamieson.
Nov 25, 2021 12:36 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: Pujara hit by Jamieson's delivery
Looks like Cheteshwar Pujara is in some pain after Jamieson's short-pitched delivery hit his gloves during the last ball of the 34th over. He is getting treatment for his fingers.
Nov 25, 2021 12:33 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: Jamieson and his no-balls
Kyle Jamieson has bowled four no-balls in his 9 overs so far in this innings – two of them coming after lunch. Regardless, he has the wickets to his name, and for now, that is all that matters for New Zealand.
India 95/2 in 34 overs
Nov 25, 2021 12:29 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: First runs for the skipper
Confident shot from Rahane to get off the mark. Jamieson marginally pulls back his length a little and Rahane pounces on the opportunity, giving the delivery a gentle push as the ball glides past cover and point for a four.
India 89/2 in 33.2 overs
Nov 25, 2021 12:26 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Live Cricket Score: Ajaz returns
With Gill no more on the crease, Williamson brings Ajaz Patel back into the attack. Another good start for New Zealand – the key is to build on it. They failed to do so in the first innings; will the Kiwis capitalise on the momentum this time?
India 84/2 in 33 overs
Nov 25, 2021 12:24 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Update: Tight from Jamieson
The Kiwi quick continues to target the fourth stump line. He had earlier troubled Gill with similar line in his first spell as well.
Jamieson bowls length to new batter Ajinkya Rahane, who has come at no.4 in the absence of Virat Kohli. The stand-in Indian captain successfully fends off the danger. Maiden from Jamieson.
India 82/2 in 32 overs
Nov 25, 2021 12:14 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: WICKET!
Jamieson strikes again! Gill out on 52. Brilliant start yet again from the Kiwi quick. He breaches through Shubman Gill's defence, targetting the opener's front foot. Pitches it marginally outside off-stump, drawing Gill to play a front-foot defence; however, Gill finds a huge inside-edge and gets castled.
India 82/2 in 30 overs
Nov 25, 2021 12:10 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Back for the second session
Gill and Pujara will aim to continue on their partnership in the second session of the day. Kyle Jamieson to begin the proceedings.
Nov 25, 2021 11:30 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Cricket Score: India 82/1 at Lunch
Excellent recovery from India after Mayank Agarwal's early dismissal. Shubman Gill has spearheaded the run-scoring duties in the partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara as he reached his half-century in 82 deliveries, while the Indian no.3 continues to dig in, as both stabilise the innings after Jamieson dismissed Mayank early in the seventh over.
Nov 25, 2021 11:28 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: Ravindra impressive
Tight start from Rachin Ravindra. The left-armer explores lengths as he continues his variations with speed and line. Only 1 off his second as well.
India 81/1 in 28 overs
Nov 25, 2021 11:22 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: 50 for Gill!
A solid innings from the Indian opener as he brings his half-century in 81 deliveries. India had a shaky start but the youngster has steered a strong rebuild alongside Cheteshwar Pujara to pull India back in the first session.
Nov 25, 2021 11:20 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Rachin Ravindra replaces Patel
BIG TURN! Ravindra gets the ball to turn away from Shubman Gill. A great first over from the left-armer as he continues his variations with line and length, as well as speeds – very similar to India's left-armers Axar and Jadeja.
India 79/1 in 26 overs
Nov 25, 2021 11:16 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Ajaz expensive
The spinner made a good start but has begun to leak runs. Might have been unfortunate in this particular over against Pujara, as the batter gets a thick inside edge for a two behind square before the batter flicks a leg-side freebie for a three.
India 76/1 in 24 overs
Nov 25, 2021 11:10 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: 50-run partnership!
Confidence building among both, Gill and Pujara after the early setback in the innings. Gill has been spearheading the run-scoring in the partnership, while Pujara continues to dig in.
India 71/1 in 23 overs
Nov 25, 2021 11:06 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: Gill continues charge
Gill keeps the scoreboard ticking as he continues to target Ajaz Patel at the other end while Pujara sees off Somerville at the other. The opener charges down the track on the first delivery of Patel's eighth over and beats Kane Williamson at mid-off for a four
Nov 25, 2021 11:00 AM IST
India vs New Zealand Live Cricket Score: India 63/1 in 20 overs
Change of ends for Ajaz Patel but Shubman continues to target the spinner. After two dots in the first two deliveries, Patel pitches one a little full and Gill goes on the backfoot to flick it through midwicket four another boundary.
Nov 25, 2021 10:57 AM IST
India vs New Zealand Live Updates: 2 off Somerville's first
Right lengths from the off-spinner. He is forcing Pujara to step out but Somerville might want to pull his length a little further if he wants to induce a mistake against the right-hander.
India 58/1 in 19 overs
Nov 25, 2021 10:54 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Cricket Score: William Somerville into the attack
Somerville replaces Ajaz Patel at the other end. The off-spinner is playing in his first Test since January 2020.
Nov 25, 2021 10:47 AM IST
India vs New Zealand Live Updates: 50 for India
Smart batting from Gill. Ajaz pulls his length and the opener waits for the ball, offering his bat at the last moment to cut it behind. 50 up for India!
10 off Ajaz's over. India 53/1 in 17 overs
Nov 25, 2021 10:45 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: SIX!
Shubman Gill slams the first six of Indian innings! The batter takes on Ajaz Patel early in the over. Steps out of his crease on a fuller-length delivery and offers a straight bat; finds the timing perfectly and lofts ot over long-on for a maximum!
Nov 25, 2021 10:43 AM IST
IND vs NZ Live Score: Impressive from Shubman
The batter opens his arms against Tim Southee. A touch of intent from the youngster as he flicks a fuller delivery from Southee for a strong boundary through deep square. He went for another aggressive shot on the next delivery as well, but finds a thick outside edge for a two.
India 43/1 in 16 overs
Nov 25, 2021 10:40 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Tight from Ajaz
The left-armer is inviting Pujara to step out - almost teasing lengths here. Pujara more comfortable playing on the backfoot and rightly so, as Ajaz has been pulling back his length a little.
India 36/1 in 15 overs
Nov 25, 2021 10:35 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Live Updates: Drinks break
New Zealand have dominated the first hour of the innings. New Zealand pacers have extracted movement off the new ball and Kyle Jamieson has struck the big wicket up-front. Ajaz Patel has maintained pressure with his balls turning away from the right-handers. Intensity will be key – will the Kiwi bowlers bank on the momentum?
Nov 25, 2021 10:30 AM IST
IND vs NZ Live Score: 34/1 in 13 overs
Pujara continues on his template to step outside on a good length. Successfully defends on all six deliveries as Patel bowls a second maiden.
Nov 25, 2021 10:25 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test: Shubman finds his first boundary
A better over from India and it has come against Ajaz Patel. Both, Gill and Pujara have been stepping out against the left-arm spinner, and Gill on this occasion guides the ball past point for his first four of the innings.
India 31/1 in 11 overs
Nov 25, 2021 10:19 AM IST
IND vs NZ Live Cricket Score: India 24/1 in 10 overs
Controlled start from the New Zealand bowlers here. Alongside Jamieson, Ajaz Patel has also put Indian batters in significant discomfort with the ball turning away.
Nov 25, 2021 10:16 AM IST
India vs New Zealand: Cheteshwar Pujara joins Gill
Excellent start from Jamieson. He made variations with his lengths throughout the over to dismiss Mayank and finally got his man.
Pujara is the new man in. For now, India need Pujara to do what Pujara does best.
India 24/1 in 9 overs
Nov 25, 2021 10:07 AM IST
IND vs NZ Live: WICKET!
Kyle Jamieson dismisses Mayank Agarwal on 13! The Kiwi bowler had been troubling Mayank with the ball moving away and the opening batter eventually succumbs to one in the seventh over.
Jamieson keeps it in line of stumps and the ball moves slightly away towards the fourth stump, forcing Agarwal to guard the stumps. However, he nicks it for an easy catch to Tom Blundell.
India 21/1 in 8 overs
Nov 25, 2021 10:06 AM IST
India vs New Zealand Live Score: Brilliant first over from Ajaz Patel
IndiSpin will likely play a key role throughout the game if Ajaz Patel's first over is anything to go by. He troubled Shubman Gill with the ball turning away and a lower bounce had almost caught the Indian batter on the final delivery of the over!
Nov 25, 2021 10:03 AM IST
India vs New Zealand Live Cricket Score: Spin in attack after 6 overs
Ajaz Patel into the attack and finds turn on his very first ball as he induces an outside edge off Mayank Agarwal. The ball falls wide away from the fielder at first slip.
Patel starts with a maiden. India 17/0 in 7 overs
Nov 25, 2021 09:57 AM IST
Not the most satisfactory of fours but India will take it. Very low bounce on the pitch here. Mayank Agarwal finds the bottom edge off a short ball but it doesn't carry to Tom Blundell, as the ball races past the wicketkeeper for a boundary.
India 15/0 in 5 overs
Nov 25, 2021 09:47 AM IST
First runs for Gill
The batter is now stepping out to negate some movement. A flick towards midwicket for a couple and Gill gets off the mark with a two.
India 5/0 in 3 overs
Nov 25, 2021 09:45 AM IST
Good review from Shubman Gill!
He was adjudged LBW on a length ball from Southee (3rd over) but Gill goes upstairs straightaway. The review shows Gill got an inside edge. Good thinking from Southee, however, as he targets the batter's loose front-foot movement.
Nov 25, 2021 09:42 AM IST
India 3/0 in 2 overs
Movement for Jamieson up-front as Mayank plays it safe against him after scoring three off the first over against Tim Southee. Jamieson has been keeping his lengths a little fuller than Southee.
Nov 25, 2021 09:39 AM IST
Kyle Jamieson from the other end
Jamieson finds movement straightaway, as he gets the ball moving away from the right-handed Mayank Agarwal. The bowler has been included in the XI at the expense of Neil Wagner, who was speculated to play in the first Test.
Nov 25, 2021 09:35 AM IST
First runs for India
Mayank Agarwal hits the first runs for India. A couple for the right-handed batter as he pushes the ball past gully.
Nov 25, 2021 09:31 AM IST
The action begins!
We're done with the national anthems and it's time for the Test action to begin in Kanpur! Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill open for India - both making a comeback in the Test team. Tim Southee to bowl the first over.
Nov 25, 2021 09:26 AM IST
Players line up for national anthems
The players are on the field ahead of the start of the game for the national anthems in Kanpur.
Nov 25, 2021 09:15 AM IST
Cheteshwar Pujara relishing vice-captaincy
“The way the guys have played, it is an added responsibility,” Pujara says on vice-captaincy during the pre-match interview on Star Sports.
On preparation: “It has been good, I was part of IPL. Even though I didn't play, I was training. I got an opportunity and batted. We had 3-4 days of practice at Mumbai as well, we are looking forward to playing at home. Good opportunity for all of us.”
Nov 25, 2021 09:09 AM IST
3 spinners, 2 seamers for India
Axar Patel, who had taken 27 wickets in just three games in the last Test series in India (against England) will join seasoned campaigners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin as India play three spinners in the XI. Mohammed Siraj, however, remains absent from the side – possibly due to the injury he sustained during the T20I series.
Nov 25, 2021 09:06 AM IST
New Zealand XI
Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(w), Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville
Nov 25, 2021 09:05 AM IST
Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
Nov 25, 2021 09:01 AM IST
India win toss, opt to bat against New Zealand in Kanpur
Nov 25, 2021 08:59 AM IST
Ashwin eyeing record
With 413 wickets, the off-spinner is only five wickets away from overtaking India spinner Harbhajan Singh for the third position in the list of highest Indian wicket-takers in Test cricket.
- Kumble - 619 wickets
- Kapil Dev - 434 wickets
- Harbhajan - 417
- ASHWIN - 413
Nov 25, 2021 08:48 AM IST
Iyer receives maiden Test cap from Sunil Gavaskar
Legendary former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has presented Shreyas Iyer with his Test cap ahead of the Mumbai batter's debut in the 1st Test.
Nov 25, 2021 08:41 AM IST
Shreyas Iyer to make debut
Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane had confirmed in the pre-match press conference that Shreyas Iyer would be making his Test debut for the side.
Incidentally, Iyer's last First-class appearance came in February 2019 during the Irani Trophy!
Nov 25, 2021 08:35 AM IST
Players arrive in Green Park
Test cricket returns to Green Park after 5 years! Incidentally, New Zealand were India's opponents in the last Test played here in 2016.
Nov 25, 2021 08:30 AM IST
All-format seniors rested; Test seniors return
A number of 'all-format' senior players – Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Rishabh Pant – have been rested for the series against New Zealand. In addition, captain Virat Kohli will also be unavailable for the 1st Test in Kanpur.
Earlier this week, it was also confirmed that KL Rahul will be missing the series due to a muscle injury. This allows the team management with an opportunity to test their bench strength even as Test seniors – Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav return.
Nov 25, 2021 08:23 AM IST
IND vs NZ, 1st Test
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1 in Kanpur. The series provides Team India with an opportunity to test their bench strength, with a number of senior players either rested or out with injury. New Zealand, meanwhile, are boosted with the arrival of Kane Williamson to the squad.
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- IND vs NZ, 1st Test: India's Axar Patel ran through New Zealand's batting line-up in Kanpur, bagging yet another 5-wicket haul to set Twitter on fire and enter an elite company.