India vs New Zealand Highlights, 1st Test, Day 4: NZ 4/1 at stumps; need 280 runs to win in Kanpur
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India vs New Zealand Highlights, 1st Test, Day 4: Ravichandran Ashwin got the crucial breakthrough in the final minutes of Day 4 as he dismissed Will Young on 1 to put India in a commanding position in the Kanpur Test. India had earlier declared their second innings on 234/7, setting New Zealand a 284-run target to win this game. Wriddhiman Saha produced a stunning batting effort as he braved neck pain to remain unbeaten on 61, while Shreyas Iyer (65), Ravichandran Ashwin (32) and Axar Patel (28*) played a crucial role to take India to a strong position in the first Test. The lower-order batters shined after India's top and middle-order endured a horrendous outing, as Kiwi bowlers left India reeling at 51/5 during the first session of the day. (India 345 & 234/7; New Zealand 298 & 4/1)
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Nov 28, 2021 04:47 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test: Iyer happy with his outing
“I had been in this situation before as well, not with the Indian team but with my Ranji team. Mindset was to play the session and play as many balls as possible. I wasn't thinking too far ahead, was just focusing on the present. Rahul Sir had told me to bat as many balls as possible and I was determined to do that. We felt that 250 including the first innings lead would have been a good score, so we're very happy with where we are now. Actually, not a lot was happening with the wicket today, the ball was keeping a bit low. The talk was to get to a competitive total and I feel that it's a really good total. We have real spin power, so hopefully we can get the job done tomorrow.”
Nov 28, 2021 04:33 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: Stumps!
India's day. They just got four overs with the ball but managed to get the key wicket of Will Young. New Zealand, meanwhile, will be lamenting that dismissal as Young was simply too late to refer the LBW call.
New Zealand 4/1 in 4 overs, need 280 more runs to win.
Nov 28, 2021 04:28 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: WICKET!
Will Young is too late to take the review. Ashwin strikes! Unlucky for New Zealand because the ball was missing the leg-stump by quite some distance.
Nov 28, 2021 04:26 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Bharat comes on as substitute keeper
Saha experiencing pain in his neck it seems, as he goes off the field. KS Bharat comes on as the substitute wicketkeeper again.
Nov 28, 2021 04:25 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Axar from the other end
The left-armer begins with a maiden.
New Zealand 1/0
Nov 28, 2021 04:22 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Highest successful run-chase on Indian soil (by opposition)
West Indies hold the record for the highest successful run-chase on Indian soil (276/5), which came all the way back in 1987!
New Zealand will have to break a record to win the Kanpur Test.
Nov 28, 2021 04:19 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: The run-chase begins
Tom Latham and Will Young open for New Zealand. Ravichandran Ashwin to begin proceedings for India.
Nov 28, 2021 04:11 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: India 234/7d; NZ need 284 to win
And there's the declaration from Ajinkya Rahane. 13 overs are left in the game but it is unlikely we will see as many with deteriorating light conditions.
Nov 28, 2021 04:09 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: 9 off Southee's over
India's lead is now 283, meaning New Zealand will now have to break the record for highest run-chase by an opposition on Indian soil to win this game.
Nov 28, 2021 04:03 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: India 225/7; lead by 274
Intent from Axar Patel. The batter steps out for a lofted shot at long-on but gets only one. Four singles off the over from Somerville. 80 overs gone, and the new ball is now due.
Nov 28, 2021 03:58 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Axar takes the aerial route
Steps out against Ajaz and slams it wide of long-on for a six! We are slowly approaching the final 30 minutes of the play.
India 221/7; lead by 270
Nov 28, 2021 03:52 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: 50 for Saha!
What a knock! Wriddhiman Saha battles through neck pain – more prominent in the final session – to reach his sixth Test fifty and he receives a standing ovation from the dressing room, and rightly so.
An exceptional effort from the wicketkeeper-batter, who not only saved India's sinking ship alongside Iyer but also put the side in a commanding position with his prolonged stay at the crease.
Nov 28, 2021 03:50 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: India 211/7; lead by 260
Saha one run away from his half-century. The lights are on at Green Park but the sunlight is better than all the previous three days so far.
Nov 28, 2021 03:42 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Saha treated for neck stiffness
Wriddhiman Saha has received some treatment on the pitch for his neck stiffness during the drinks break.
Nov 28, 2021 03:38 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: India 206/7; lead by 255
Jamieson's second over of the new spell fetches 2 runs. Wriddhiman Saha is four runs short of an impressive half-century, while Axar Patel remains unbeaten on 15 off 51 deliveries. Drinks break
Nov 28, 2021 03:32 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: 37 runs in 13 overs in this session
With poor light often stopping the play earlier than the scheduled close, this might be the time to be aggressive – especially for Axar.
Nov 28, 2021 03:25 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: India 202/7; lead by 251
Both batters have been impressive so far but it might be time to up the ante now. We are into the final hour of play and India would want to get a few overs with the ball.
Nov 28, 2021 03:22 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: 200 up for India!
India reach the 200-run mark. Wriddhiman Saha's brave effort continues, while Axar Patel has complimented the wicketkeeper-batter well so far.
India's lead also reaches the 250-run mark.
Nov 28, 2021 03:15 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Southee feeling the heat
The seamer wandering off his length a bit. Southee bowls on Saha's pads and the batter finds no difficulty in pushing a gentle flick down the leg side for a boundary. Saha moves into 40s.
India 198/7; lead by 247
Nov 28, 2021 03:09 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: India 193/7; lead by 242
The lead is approaching the 250-run mark as the duo of Saha and Axar frustrates the Kiwi bowlers after Tea. Partnership now 26 off 46 deliveries.
Nov 28, 2021 03:04 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Saha in some pain
Wriddhiman Saha looks in pain as he keeps holding his neck every now and then. The wicketkeeper-batter had missed the entire day of the Test on Day 3 due to neck stiffness, and has been batting with an open stance today to ensure less pressure on his neck.
Nov 28, 2021 03:02 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: India 188/7; lead by 237
Saha and Axar keep the Indian scoreboard ticking. Somerville does induce a thick edge off Saha while bowling around the wicket, but it was a tough chance for the wicketkeeper as it deflects off his pads for a single. 3 off the over.
Nov 28, 2021 02:53 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Strong start from Axar
Just like his bowling, Axar sticking to basics with the bat as well. Plays with a straight bat on a delivery coming onto him and sends it straight past the bowler for a four.
India 185/7; lead by 234
Nov 28, 2021 02:47 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: India 178/7; lead by 226
Saha takes a couple on a rare poor delivery outside off from Southee. Wide and short from the pacer, and Saha gives it a light push for a two.
Nov 28, 2021 02:42 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: Axar begins with boundary
Controlled pull shot from Axar Patel. The left-hander ensured this shot goes grounded and he finds the pace on the shot. Jamieson comes around the wicket and bowls it short, and Patel plays it with a marginally tilted bat through square leg.
India 175/7; lead by 224
Nov 28, 2021 02:38 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Southee starts with maiden
The ball was changed mid-way through the over after umpires found some issue with the old ball. Axar Patel fends off the deliveries on length with ease.
India 167/7; lead by 216
Nov 28, 2021 02:33 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Players return for final session
Shreyas Iyer's wicket at the stroke of Tea did hurt India's chances to set a big target, but India still remain a happier side at the moment with Wriddhiman Saha staying strong at 22*, with Axar Patel joining him at the crease.
Nov 28, 2021 02:17 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: India 167/7; lead by 216 at Tea
Tea taken on Day 4. An impressive session for India, courtesy of a brilliant knock from Shreyas Iyer (65). Ashwin (32) and Saha (22*) with important contributions as well. The game seemed to be slipping away from India's grasp at the end of the first session, but this has been a stellar comeback.
Nov 28, 2021 02:12 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test: WICKET!
Iyer had shifted gears after the half-century and he eventually departs while trying to pull a short ball. The leg-side trap works for Southee again.
Nov 28, 2021 02:06 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: India 162/6; lead by 211
Tim Southee keeping it either on length or short-of-length against Saha. 2 runs off the over as the partnership continues to grow. Most successful partnership in the Indian innings so far (60*)
Nov 28, 2021 02:00 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Two fours from Iyer
One of Iyer's stand-out points throughout the two innings has been that he almost always punishes the loose deliveries. Ball wide outside off from Ajaz and Iyer cuts it past backward point.
India 160/6; lead by 209 runs
Nov 28, 2021 01:56 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: India 152/6; lead by 201
Tight lines from Southee but both batters fend them off with relative comfort. 1 run off the over.
Nov 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Southee into the attack
Williamson goes back to pace. Southee replaces Somerville.
Nov 28, 2021 01:47 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: 50 for Iyer!
What an innings and what a debut Test this is turning out to be for Shreyas Iyer. First Indian to score a century and half-century on debut. On both innings, Iyer came at a time when India needed a batter to hold one end and the debutant has done exactly that in both of them.
India's lead also reaches 200! India 151/6
Nov 28, 2021 01:46 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: 150 up for India!
Two very important partnerships between Iyer and Ashwin (52 runs) and Iyer and Saha (47*) take India past 150, and within touching distance of a 200-run lead.
India 150/6; lead by 199
Nov 28, 2021 01:41 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: India 147/6; lead by 196
Iyer and Saha keep the scoreboard ticking. 7 runs off the last two overs against Somerville and Ajaz as India closing-in on 200-run lead.
Nov 28, 2021 01:34 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Iyer joins the party
A six over bowler Ajaz Patel's head! Iyer steps out on a fuller-than-a-length delivery and presents a straight bat, lofting it over the bowler for a maximum. 9 runs off the over as the two keep the scoreboard ticking.
India 140/6; lead by 189
Nov 28, 2021 01:28 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: India 131/6; lead by 180
5 dots and a singe off Ajaz Patel's over as India's lead goes to 180. A good partnership building between Iyer and Saha.
Nov 28, 2021 01:23 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Saha goes big!
A four and a six from Saha against Somerville. The Indian wicketkeeper-batter steps out against Somerville on a fuller delivery and lofts it across, and Henry Nicholls gets his fingers onto the ball at midwicket but the ball travels simply too fast.
On the next ball, Saha gets down on a knee and goes over the same area, this time for a six.
India 130/6; lead by 179
Nov 28, 2021 01:19 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Maiden from Ajaz
Iyer loses some patience on the third delivery as he cuts it towards backward point. Ball falls short of the fielder, however. The batter gains composure and plays out the rest of the balls.
India 120/6; lead by 169
Nov 28, 2021 01:16 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Ajaz Patel from river end
Change in bowling. Ajaz Patel replaces Kyle Jamieson. Spin from both ends likely now.
Nov 28, 2021 01:12 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: India 120/6; lead by 169
1 of Somerville's second over. Saha can't resist that sweep shot for too long – however, he finds a fielder placed at backward short-leg exactly for that shot.
Iyer has looked comfortable in the second session so far and Saha has complimented him fairly decently. New Zealand would aim to bundle India out before the lead goes past the 200-run mark.
Nov 28, 2021 01:08 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Maiden from Jamieson
Wriddhiman Saha is facing some discomfort with the ball coming into him, but he fends down most deliveries with ease.
India 119/6; lead by 168
Nov 28, 2021 01:03 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: India 119/6; lead by 168
4 off Somerville's first over. The two batters keep rotating the strike. A couple of loose balls from Somerville as Saha picks three in the over.
Nov 28, 2021 01:01 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Somerville into the attack
William Somerville in place of Rachin Ravindra now. He bowls his first over of the innings.
Nov 28, 2021 12:57 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: Iyer impressive again
The debutant is making a pretty strong case for that no.5 spot in the next Test. For a second successive occasion, Iyer stays strong at a critical time in the Indian innings. He moves on to 30 with a four against Ravindra.
India 111/6; lead by 160
Nov 28, 2021 12:52 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: India 107/6; lead by 156
Wriddhiman Saha plays with danger at the start of his innings against Jamieson, poking the delivery wide outside off. Better in the second over against him, however. Jamieson bowls a maiden.
Nov 28, 2021 12:45 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Wriddhiman Saha joins Iyer
Wriddhiman Saha comes out to bat. He had missed the entire action on Day 2 due to neck stiffness. Important to stay at the crease here.
Nov 28, 2021 12:40 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: WICKET!
Kyle Jamieson strikes! Ashwin falls on 32. An important innings from the Indian batter comes to an end and he would be frustrated with that dismissal.
Jamieson pulls back his length but keeps it near the off-stump, and Ashwin is obliged to play. The ball deflects off the bottom-edge onto the stumps, however.
India 103/6; lead by 152
Nov 28, 2021 12:34 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: India's lead goes past 150
The single in the first delivery off Southee also takes India's lead to 150. Two runs off Southee's over.
India 102/5; lead by 151
Nov 28, 2021 12:32 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: 50-run partnership!
Solid stand from the two so far. India looked in a spot of bother at 51/5 but Ashwin's early counter-attack did well to take some momentum off New Zealand and steady the Indian innings. The job is far from done, however, as both batters will be aiming to play out this session.
Nov 28, 2021 12:31 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Successive maidens from Ravindra
The left-armer finding turn. Ashwin knows only too well about the tricks this pitch can pull off, and plays with a soft bat. Successfully fends off all six deliveries.
India 100/5; lead by 149
Nov 28, 2021 12:25 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: 100 up for India
Ravichandran Ashwin takes India to three-figure mark with a pull towards deep. 5 runs off Southee's over, as Ashwin had earlier pulled him for a four past midwicket.
India 100/5; lead by 149
Nov 28, 2021 12:20 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Update: India 95/5; lead by 144
Quick start for India in the second session. Shreyas Iyer finds a boundary but it has come off an edge against Tim Southee. Three singles from the over as well as Southee keeps his line near the fourth stump.
Nov 28, 2021 12:15 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Ashwin resumes with 4
Ashwin gets to the bottom of the ball and pushes it fine towards backward point to start India's run-scoring in the second session. 4 off Ravindra's over.
India 88/5; lead by 137
Nov 28, 2021 12:09 PM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Players return for 2nd session
Iyer and Ashwin would aim to resume with the momentum in the first session.
Nov 28, 2021 11:31 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: India 84/5 at Lunch
A brilliant session for New Zealand as they have given themselves a chance by clearing up the Indian middle-order. India's senior pros, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane continue to disappoint and India will be pinning their hopes on debutant Shreyas Iyer once again to bail them out.
Nov 28, 2021 11:29 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: India 83/5; lead by 132
Maiden from Ravindra. Iyer and Ashwin defending and rightly so, as we are minutes away from lunch. Another wicket at this point can hurt India badly.
Nov 28, 2021 11:24 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Somerville replaces Southee
Spin from the river end as well. Off-spinner William Somerville into the attack.
1 off the over. Partnership 32 off 62 balls so far. India 83/5; lead by 132
Nov 28, 2021 11:23 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: 3 off Ravindra's second
Healthy rotation of strike between the two. Iyer and Ashwin hold key to comeback for India, and even as Ashwin had some shaky moments, this has been a good stand so far.
India 82/5; lead by 131
Nov 28, 2021 11:20 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: India 79/5; lead by 128
Another boundary for Ashwin but this comes off the outside edge. No foot movement from the batter as he pushes a fuller-of-a-length delivery a little late. The ball cruises between slips and gully.
Nov 28, 2021 11:14 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: Ravindra into the attack
Rachin Ravindra replaces Ajaz Patel from the media end. He got a fair amount of turn in the first innings off the odd balls, and will hope to inflict some damage with the cracks widening. 1 off his first over.
India 75/5; lead by 124
Nov 28, 2021 11:10 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Maiden from Ajaz
A bit of turn for Ajaz in this over as Shreyas Iyer defends successfully on all deliveries.
India 73/5; lead by 122
Nov 28, 2021 11:05 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Better from Southee
Southee beats Iyer with a sharp delivery moving away and the batter, after a decent couple of overs, decides to play it safe now. Fends all six deliveries off with a single off the last.
India 73/5; lead by 122
Nov 28, 2021 10:59 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: India 72/5; lead by 121
Another good over for India. Ashwin adopting an aggressive approach here; but in all honestly, a poor length and line from Ajaz Patel. The left-armer bowls it wide outside off and short and Ashwin cuts it brilliantly towards third man for his second four of the innings.
Nov 28, 2021 10:56 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: First four for Ashwin
Confident shot from the Indian batter and a good over for India. Ashwin begins the over with a straight drive and continues with a healthy rotation of strike. Iyer, then, punishes a poor delivery on leg with a nice flick behind square.
India 66/5; lead by 115 runs
Nov 28, 2021 10:50 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: India in trouble
India's lead is only 100 and half-the-side is back in the pavilion. Wriddhiman Saha hasn't come out to bat yet, and it is not confirmed whether he will bat at all. This, for now at least, leaves India with only four wickets remaining.
The side needs debutant Iyer to bail them out again. India 55/5; lead by 104 runs
Nov 28, 2021 10:44 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: WICKET! India lose a review
WOW. This is sensational stuff from Tim Southee. Two wickets in an over! India in all sorts of trouble here. Jadeja departs on a duck.
Southee comes from around the wicket and this is angled back into the left-hander on a fuller than a length. Jadeja completely misses it as the ball clips his pads. Hitting the leg-stump.
Nov 28, 2021 10:41 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: WICKET!
Tim Southee takes his 50th wicket against India. Mayank Agarwal departs on 17.
Nov 28, 2021 10:37 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: India 51/3; lead by 100
A 100-run lead for India but the side has lost the key wickets of seniors Pujara and Rahane. The onus now on Mayank and debutant Shreyas Iyer to bail India out of a tricky spot.
Nov 28, 2021 10:31 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Southee replaces Jamieson
.. and he almost traps Iyer on his first delivery. Length outside off and Iyer goes fishing, finds a thick outside edge and the ball goes between the wicketkeeper and the second slip.
First slip in place immediately after the delivery.
Nov 28, 2021 10:29 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Mayank charges down the track
A full-toss and Mayank makes the most of it, even if he has to stretch himself and get to the bottom of the ball. The batter lofts it straight over Ajaz Patel's head for a much-needed boundary. Shreyas Iyer, meanwhile, also gets off the mark in the same over.
India 46/3; lead by 95
Nov 28, 2021 10:26 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: IND 41/3; lead by 90
Another maiden from Jamieson. This is brilliant bowling from the New Zealand pacer. Hasn't been providing much width to operate on, and forcing the batter into defending.
Nov 28, 2021 10:18 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: WICKET!
Rahane's poor run continues. Ajaz Patel traps him in front of stumps for 4.
And the Indian captain's disappointing outing continues. On length and the ball goes past the inside edge and onto the pads. Right in front of middle and leg-stump and Rahane doesn't bother reviewing that.
India 41/3; lead by 90 runs
Nov 28, 2021 10:15 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: Maiden from Jamieson
Testing lengths from Jamieson against Rahane. He did wander off a little in the opening overs, but Jamieson has made a great comeback since dismissing Pujara. The Kiwi quick beats Rahane's outside edge as he finds some movement while going fuller than a length.
IND 36/2 in 14 overs; lead by 85
Nov 28, 2021 10:10 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: IND 36/2; lead by 85
The highest run-chase in Kanpur is 83 in Tests, which means that New Zealand will now have to complete a record run-chase at this venue to beat India.
Needless to say, India will be needing a lot more than 85 to ensure a competitive target.
Nov 28, 2021 09:59 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: WICKET!
Cheteshwar Pujara departs. First wicket of the day goes to Jamieson! Pujara gloves it for wicketkeeper Tom Blundell. The umpire initially gives it not out but Blundell is convinced that Pujara had nicked it. Ultra edge shows spike as the ball goes past the glove.
Big wicket for New Zealand, Pujara's poor form continues.
India 32/2; lead by 81
Nov 28, 2021 09:55 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Spin into the attack
Ajaz Patel replaces Tim Southee from the media end.
Nov 28, 2021 09:55 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: 10 overs gone, India 31/1
Mayank more confident against Jamieson in this over. An odd ball did keep low but the batter defends it confidently on the front-foot. India lead by 80.
Nov 28, 2021 09:49 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: IND 30/1; lead by 79
Better lines and some movement from Tim Southee in his second over of the day. That is what he will be focussing on. - keeping it in and around the off-stump and get the ball to straighten a little.
Nov 28, 2021 09:45 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Jamieson finds Mayank's edge again
Mayank with a shaky start. Length ball from Jamieson and marginally outside-off; not too wide and Mayank is forced to play a front-foot defence shot but finds a thick outside edge. The ball keeps grounded, however. 3 runs from the over.
India 29/1 in 8 overs; lead by 78 runs
Nov 28, 2021 09:42 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: India 25/1 in 7 overs
Poor lines to start with from Southee as well as he goes down the leg side for an easy two from Pujara, but the bowler makes a good comeback in the over, shifting his line near the fourth stump for the rest of the over. Pujara safely deals with all.
Nov 28, 2021 09:36 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates: Another four!
Mayank Agarwal finds a thick edge as the ball races towards third man for a second boundary. 9 runs off the first over of the day.
India 23/1 in 6 overs
Nov 28, 2021 09:34 AM IST
India vs New Zealand Live Score: First boundary!
The first four of the day comes from Cheteshwar Pujara. Glances it towards fine leg and India get the things rolling on Day 4.
India 18/1 in 5.2 overs
Nov 28, 2021 09:30 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Let the action begin!
The players walk out on the field. Pujara and Mayank resume India's innings as the hosts hope to set a big target for New Zealand. Kyle Jamieson to begin proceedings for the visitors.
Nov 28, 2021 09:24 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: India 14/1 in 5 overs
Alright, then. We're ready for the start of fourth day's play in Kanpur. Mayank Agarwal (4*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (9*) to resume for India.
Nov 28, 2021 09:18 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Would love to make a big score - Ashwin
“We stuck together very well. Bowling 140-150 overs on that pitch, it was going to be hard work. Everyone stood up, played their roles perfectly. Those rare odd balls were coming from the river end. From the other side, Axar got the ball to turn as well, but from the river end you can get some purchase off the pitch. It's about being in the moment, would love for teammates to go out and make a big score.”
Nov 28, 2021 09:15 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test: ‘Not much wear and tear'
Cracks are much wider but haven't opened as expected. As we saw earlier, there was more spin. The ball was keeping low and slowness on the pitch will make it difficult for the batters," Agarkar says.
Nov 28, 2021 09:07 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Score: Pitch report
“The ball will still swing early on but they need to bowl straight. The middle and middle to off-stump line will be key for bowlers. The only way back for New Zealand is to bowl India out within 150,” says Simon Doull.
Nov 28, 2021 08:53 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: ‘I don’t know who said I am white-ball player'
With 32 wickets in just four Tests (one innings still remaining), Axar has made an incredible start to his Test career.
“I don’t know who said I am a white-ball player. Whenever I have played first-class cricket or for India A, I have performed well. I never thought that I was a white-ball player. It’s all about the mindset, whether you think of yourself as a white-ball or red-ball cricketer,” Axar said after the game on Day 3.
Nov 28, 2021 08:40 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: Gavaskar lashes out on umpire
India legend Sunil Gavaskar had a very strong opinion on the Ashwin-Menon incident.
Nov 28, 2021 08:37 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live Score: Controversy on Day 3
Ashwin's argument with Nitin Menon over his follow-through sparked controversy during Day 3 of the Test in Kanpur, with captain Ajinkya Rahane and head coach Rahul Dravid also being involved. Ashwin's tactics of bowling close to the stumps didn't sit well with umpire Nitin Menon, who argued that his follow-through might deny the non-striker a chance of an easy single.
“He has the book 'laws of cricket' in his other hand. He is so precise. He knows that he will get away with it. He knows that 'I will get away with that. I'm within the law. I am not wrong. I’ll give a tough time to the umpire’. Look, he is just so precise, with that line. He must have practiced that I am telling you,” Pathan said about the incident.
Nov 28, 2021 08:26 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: WATCH
Alongside the spinners, substitute wicketkeeper KS Bharat produced a formidable outing on a challenging pitch. Take a look at the interaction between India's two most successful spinners on the day with the wicketkeeper.
Nov 28, 2021 08:20 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Axar delighted with his outing
Axar Patel picked his fifth five-wicket haul in only his fourth Test, and was delighted with his performance on Day 3 of the Test.'
“It's a dream start, in fact this is a dream within a dream start for me. It was a hard grind today. They didn't lose any wickets yesterday and the talk was to keep it tight, don't try for wickets every ball, just look to be patient. I was sticking to the basics and using the crease a bit.”
Nov 28, 2021 08:16 AM IST
India vs New Zealand Live Updates: Big chance for Mayank
The right-hander is not the first-choice opener for the side but Mayank Agarwal has a great opportunity to cement his place as a back-up in the Indian squad. Mayank has remained inconsistent in the red-ball format over the past year.
His last 50+ score in Tests came in Feburary 2020 against New Zealand in Wellington.
Nov 28, 2021 08:09 AM IST
IND vs NZ 1st Test Live: All eyes on ‘old guard’
Cheteshwar Pujara, who remained unbeaten on 9 at the end of Day 3, will be carrying expectations as he walks out later today. The Indian no.3 has been a pale shadow of his past self this year, averaging only 31 in twelve Test matches.
Ajinkya Rahane, who would follow in the batting order at no.4, has had an even more inconsistent year (20.35 in 12 Tests)
Nov 28, 2021 08:00 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates: Jamieson fastest Kiwi to 50 Test wickets
The New Zealand speedster continued on his impressive run against India, as his wicket of Shubman Gill was his 50th in Test cricket – he also became the fastest to 50 wickets for New Zealand!
Jamieson has taken the most number of Test wickets against India as well (20).
Nov 28, 2021 07:57 AM IST
India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live: Day 3, brief recap
New Zealand were dominant on the second day with a bright start, but the widening cracks and significantly lower bounce worked in India's favour throughout the third day of the Test. Ravichandran Ashwin drew first blood with the dismissal of Will Young on 89, and New Zealand could never recover from the early blow in first session as the batters continued to fall against spinners.
Axar Patel (5/62) and Ashwin (3/82) highlighted India's impressive bowling performance as the visitors were bowled out on 296, giving India a healthy 49-run cushion. Kyle Jamieson, then, struck the early wicket of Shubman Gill before the end of day's play as India reached 14/1.
Nov 28, 2021 07:52 AM IST
India vs New Zealand - 1st Test, Day 4
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 from Kanpur. Team India will be aiming to set up a strong target for New Zealand as the pitch continues to increasingly aid the spinners as the play goes by.
- Kohli's exit from the captaincy bunch had its repurcussions in South Africa, where the Indian team first lost the Test series 1-2 and got swept 0-3 in the ODI series.
- Former Pakistan quick cheekily added that had the same rules been in force during his playing days, Sachin Tendulkar would've scored over 1 lakh runs.
- Shardul was previously part of another RSPG group-owned franchise, Rising Pune Supergiants, which is presently defunct.
- India are set to play three ODIs and as many T20Is against the West Indies, in Ahmedabad and Kolkata respectively, starting from February 6.