More positive news for the Indians
Wriddhiman Saha is fit to bat.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 28, 2021
After 32 overs,India 84/5 ( Shreyas Iyer 18 , Ravichandran Ashwin 20)
And that’s lunch on the fourth day, with India leading by 133 at the end of the morning session.
Somerville concedes just one from the final over of the session. Both Ashwin and Iyer look fairly well set at the crease at the moment, their partnership worth 33, and the pair have a crucial role in the afternoon session if India are to set a challenging total for the Kiwis.
See you on the other side of the 40-minute interval.
After 31 overs,India 83/5 ( Shreyas Iyer 18 , Ravichandran Ashwin 20)
Ravindra keeps things tidy from his end, collecting his first maiden in his third over of the day. One more over to go after this before the interval.
After 30 overs,India 83/5 ( Shreyas Iyer 18 , Ravichandran Ashwin 20)
Will Somerville brought into the attack, with Southee taken off minutes before lunch. Just one off the over, with Iyer setting off for a single off the first delivery.
After 29 overs,India 82/5 ( Shreyas Iyer 17 , Ravichandran Ashwin 20)
Iyer works the ball down the ground towards mid off for a single off the third ball. Ashwin targets the other side of the wicket as he smacks the ball towards midwicket for a brace off the fifth. Three from the over.
After 28 overs,India 79/5 ( Shreyas Iyer 16 , Ravichandran Ashwin 18)
FOUR! Ashwin jams his bat down in the nick of time to steer a yorker from Southee past the slip cordon. Four from the over. Ashwin moves to 18 with his third boundary.
After 27 overs,India 75/5 ( Shreyas Iyer 16 , Ravichandran Ashwin 14)
One left-armer replaces another as Williamson brings Rachin Ravindra in place of Patel, who has been a bit wayward and has conceded a few boundaries while accounting for Rahane’s dismissal. Just one from the over. Another 15 minutes to go for lunch.
After 26 overs,India 74/5 ( Shreyas Iyer 16 , Ravichandran Ashwin 13)
Southee continues from the River End, and Williamson will likely stick with him and try and prise out another wicket before lunch. Just one from the over, with Ashwin collecting a single off the third.
That cover drive off Southee tho
I know he got that hundred in Chennai earlier this year, but Ashwin in this game has looked the closest in a long time to the glorious timer of the ball he used to be in his first 5-6 years in Test cricket.
— Karthik Krishnaswamy (@the_kk) November 28, 2021
Can Iyer, Ash and the rest of the batting unit get India to that score?
India’s batting continues to display brittleness. Will need to hang in and stretch this lead to about 250 at least
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 28, 2021
After 25 overs,India 73/5 ( Shreyas Iyer 16 , Ravichandran Ashwin 12)
Patel continues, with just Taylor standing at slip among the close in fielders. Iyer gets an inside edge that could’ve been a reaction catch had Williamson put an FSL. Maiden for Patel.
After 24 overs,India 73/5 ( Shreyas Iyer 16 , Ravichandran Ashwin 12)
Southee keeps it tight in this over, giving away just one with Iyer collecting a single off the last delivery.
After 23 overs,India 72/5 ( Shreyas Iyer 15 , Ravichandran Ashwin 12)
Single off each of the first two balls of this over, with Ashwin and Iyer dashing across the strip to complete quick singles. Short, wide delivery off the fifth is cut through point by Ashwin as he collects his second boundary. Partnership starting to build between these two, worth 21 off 20 so far.
After 22 overs,India 66/5 ( Shreyas Iyer 14 , Ravichandran Ashwin 7)
Big over for the Indians, with Southee leaking 11 from his seventh. Ashwin starts off with a lovely straight drive off the first ball, getting off the mark with a boundary, and follows it up with an extra cover drive that fetches him a brace. Collects a single off the third, with Iyer guiding a length ball towards fine leg off the penultimate delivery to collect his third boundary. 11 from the over. India have decided to counterattack in order to alleviate the pressure.
After 21 overs,India 55/5 ( Shreyas Iyer 10 , Ravichandran Ashwin 0)
Patel continues to build pressure on the Indians with a dot off each of the first five deliveries, before Iyer collects a boundary off a short, wide ball that concludes the over.
After 20 overs,India 51/5 ( Shreyas Iyer 6 , Ravichandran Ashwin 0)
Southee puts New Zealand in the driver’s seat with a double wicket maiden — removing Agarwal and Jadeja in a space of three deliveries with the latter following his first innings fifty with a duck. Southee went into a celebrappeal after hitting Jadeja on the pad with an inswinger, with the latter burning one of India’s three available reviews on his way back to the dressing room.
OUT! Southee’s on a roll at the moment, and seems to have picked up from where he left off in the first innings. Jadeja lasts just two balls, getting trapped LBW for a duck and burning one of India’s three reviews along the way. IND 51/5
Jadeja LBW Southee 0(2)
OUT! Southee is among the wickets now as Agarwal gets a thick edge that carries all the way to second slip! IND 51/4
Agarwal c Latham b Southee 17(53)
After 19 overs,India 51/3 ( Mayank Agarwal 17 , Shreyas Iyer 6)
Ajaz Patel continues on the other side of the drinks break, collecting his first maiden of the innings.
After 18 overs,India 51/3 ( Mayank Agarwal 17 , Shreyas Iyer 6)
Tim Southee replaces Jamieson from the River End, and instantly creates a chance as Iyer nicks the ball through the gap between the keeper and slip. Had Williamson tightened the slip cordon a little, would’ve been a sitter. Iyer collects a single three balls later. Five from the over, and it’s time for the first drinks break of the day.
After 17 overs,India 46/3 ( Mayank Agarwal 17 , Shreyas Iyer 1)
FOUR! Mayank decides to express himself, collecting a boundary against the run of play off the third delivery as he takes a couple of steps forward and goes for a lofted straight drive. Five from the over, with Iyer having got off the mark with a single earlier.
After 16 overs,India 41/3 ( Mayank Agarwal 13 , Shreyas Iyer 0)
Third consecutive maiden for Kyle Jamieson as he continues to build pressure from the River End. Shreyas Iyer, meanwhile, is the new batter at the crease, and the Indian dressing room will be hoping for an encore of his first innings heroics as they look to set a challenging target for the Black Caps.
After 15 overs,India 41/3 ( Mayank Agarwal 13 , Shreyas Iyer 0)
FOUR! Rahane gets off the mark off the 14th delivery that he faces with a lovely cover drive off a tossed up delivery from Patel. The left-arm spinner, though, gets one to straighten along the middle stump and beat Rahane’s inside edge as the captain looks to defend, hitting him on the front pad and making for one an easy LBW appeal. India suddenly under pressure after losing Pujara and Rahane in quick succession.
OUT! That was as plumb a leg-before decision as it could get! Rahane, having got off the mark with a boundary in the previous delivery, looks to defend this one with the ball straightening along the middle stump and beating his inside edge. Rahane has a quick chat with Agarwal, and decides against taking the review. India suddenly in a spot of bother after losing two quick wickets. IND 41/3
Rahane LBW Patel 4(15)
After 14 overs,New Zealand 33/0 ( Tom Latham 9 , Will Young 22)
Rahane is poking the ball around looking to get off the mark and release some of the pressure starting to build on him, but is hardly given any room by Jamieson with the fielders complementing the bowler’s efforts. Maiden.
After 13 overs,India 36/2 ( Mayank Agarwal 12 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 0)
FOUR! Mayank moves to double figures with a boundary, getting down on one knee and slog sweeping a half tracker through square leg off the second delivery. Four from the over.
After 12 overs,India 32/2 ( Mayank Agarwal 8 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 0)
Jamieson gets the Black Caps back in the game by getting Pujara caught-behind off the first delivery. Was initially turned down by the umpire, but both the bowler and the keeper were convinced, and Williamson reviewed straight away. Pujara looked to fend the short ball going down leg, and leave it in the last second, and in the process got a bit of glove on the ball. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane walks out to bat next. Wicket maiden for Jamieson.
OUT! Pujara ends up getting a bit of glove on the ball while fending a short ball from Jamieson aimed at the leg stump. Umpire Virender Sharma isn’t convinced initially, although both the bowler and keeper Blundell are, and Williamson reviews it right away. UltraEdge then confirms the spike. IND 32/2
Pujara c Blundell b Jamieson 22(33)
After 11 overs,India 32/1 ( Mayank Agarwal 8 , Cheteshwar Pujara 22)
Spin introduced, as Ajaz Patel replaces Tim Southee from the Media End. Has a lone slip and an FSL in place. Single to Pujara off the first ball. Mayank shapes for a heave towards the midwicket/mid-on region, but the ball stays low and goes under his bat and onto the keeper’s gloves. Mayank remains defensive for the remainder of the over.
After 10 overs,India 31/1 ( Mayank Agarwal 8 , Cheteshwar Pujara 21)
Just the one from Jamieson’s third over of the morning, with Pujara setting off for a single after guiding the ball through square leg off the first delivery.
After 9 overs,India 30/1 ( Mayank Agarwal 8 , Cheteshwar Pujara 20)
Pujara collects a single off the second, once again clipping a full delivery through square leg. Excellent stop by Somerville at midwicket next ball after a crisp on-drive by Mayank, denying him a run. Just one from the over.
After 8 overs,India 29/1 ( Mayank Agarwal 8 , Cheteshwar Pujara 19)
Jamieson appeals for LBW against Mayank off the first ball, but is turned down. Was an overpitched delivery going down leg, with Mayank setting off for the non-striker’s end as a leg bye is added to the total. Pujara collects a brace off the fifth ball after flicking through square leg, before getting an edge off a short-of-length ball that lands just short of the slip fielder, with the batter collecting a single and keeping the strike.
After 7 overs,India 25/1 ( Mayank Agarwal 8 , Cheteshwar Pujara 16)
Tim Southee, a key hope for the Black Caps given his performance in the first innings, steams in from the Media End. Pujara flicks the ball through square leg off the second delivery, coming back for a second run. Dot off each of the remaining deliveries of the over.
After 6 overs,India 23/1 ( Mayank Agarwal 8 , Cheteshwar Pujara 14)
Expensive start to the day for Kyle Jamieson, with nine coming from it including a boundary to Pujara and Agarwal — towards fine leg and wide third man respectively.
Kyle Jamieson to start off with a relatively new SG ball in hand, with Cheteshwar Pujara, batting alongside Mayank Agarwal, on strike for the first delivery.
Gearing up for what should be another cracker of a day
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— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 28, 2021
“I thought we stuck together pretty well as a bowling unit. Building the sort of pressure after they got off to a 100-run opening stand. It was always going to be hard. Sometimes wickets fallen don’t reflect how well we bowled as a group. One of those odd balls are doing more from the River End. As the game progresses, we might find a little bit more purchase, but it is a grinding pitch for both batters and bowlers. I’d love to see a couple of my teammates get big scores without thinking about what happens tomorrow,” says Ravichandran Ashwin in a quick chat with the broadcasters ahead of start of play.
Deep Dasgupta and Ajit Agarkar with the pitch report:
DD: This pitch progressively become more responsive to the bowlers. Even though it’s Day 4, there isn’t much wear and tear due to the cold weather.
AA: A day 4 pitch will show a lot more wear and tear, but not this one due to the weather conditions here. The cracks haven’t opened as much as they normally do, but they are there.
New Zealand opener Will Young, who led New Zealand’s charge on the second day with the bat and fell just 11 short of what would’ve been his maiden international ton the following day, credited coach Gary Stead’s drills for handling the Indian spinners well.
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“The patience that Axar credited for the wickets is a virtue that holds him in good stead in his red-ball career too. Despite his heroics – 32 wickets in four Tests with an innings still to go – Axar remains the team’s third spin bowler and that is unlikely to change. And he is at peace with that.”
Karunya Keshav writes on Axar Patel’s game-changing spell against the Black Caps on Saturday. Click here to read
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 4 of the first Test between India and New Zealand at the Green Park in Kanpur. India are set to resume from their overnight score of 14/1 with a lead of 63, hoping to set a big target on the board for the Black Caps.
India vs New Zealand Live Score, Final Cricket Score and Live Streaming, Latest Updates: And that’s lunch on the fourth day, with India leading by 133 at the end of the morning session. Somerville concedes just one from the final over of the session. Both Ashwin and Iyer look fairly well set at the crease at the moment, their partnership worth 33, and the pair have a crucial role in the afternoon session if India are to set a challenging total for the Kiwis. See you on the other side of the 40-minute interval.
India vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 3 report: Axar Patel took his fifth five-wicket haul to help India bowl out New Zealand for 296 runs on Day 3 of the first Test on Saturday.
New Zealand lost its last eight wickets for 82 runs in the first innings as Patel’s fiery 5-62 put India in command.
The hosts finished at 14-1 at stumps, with Mayank Agarwal (4 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (9 not out) unbeaten. Overall, India leads by 63 runs.
At lunch, New Zealand was placed at 197-2 and there was a sharp turnaround in fortunes thereafter.
In the morning, Tom Latham and Will Young stretched their opening partnership to 151 starting from 129-0.
It was the second-highest opening stand by a New Zealand pair, after 231 by Mark Richardson and Lou Vincent at Mohali in 2003. Overall, it was the fifth-highest opening stand by a visiting test team on Indian soil.
Young scored 89 runs, facing 214 balls, and hit 15 fours. He was caught behind off Ravichandran Ashwin (3-82).
He put on 46 runs for the second wicket with Kane Williamson (18), who was dismissed lbw off Umesh Yadav (1-50) just before lunch.
New Zealand lost four wickets on each side of the tea break and thus crashed from 197-2 in 85.3 overs to 296 all out in 142.3 overs.
Patel ran through the middle order as spin and low bounce took precedence at Green Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The left-arm spinner accounted for Ross Taylor (11) and Henry Nicholls (2) in the space of nine deliveries.
The big blow came when Latham was stumped off Patel in the 103rd over. The opener fell five runs short of his century after a lengthy innings. He top-scored with 95 runs, facing 282 balls and hit 10 fours.
Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja (1-57) shared three late-order wickets to help quicken the Black Caps’ downfall.
Kyle Jamieson scored 23 runs and was the only batsman apart from the openers to cross the 20-run mark. He skied a catch off Ashwin.
Patel bowled Southee to pick up his fifth wicket and became the first left-arm spinner in Indian cricket to pick five five-wicket hauls in a calendar year. He has achieved this feat in seven test innings in 2021.
“It was a hard grind today,” Patel said. “They didn’t lose any wickets yesterday and the talk was to keep it tight, don’t try for wickets every ball, and be patient. I was sticking to the basics and using the crease a bit. My round-arm deliveries were getting something out of the track and that worked for me. The track is getting slower and there has been more turn now.”
Jamieson then bowled Shubman Gill as India made a stuttering start to its second innings late in the day.
He became the quickest New Zealand pacer to pick up 50 Test wickets, achieving the feat in nine matches. Shane Bond held the previous record in 12 Tests.
With inputs from APInternet Explorer Channel Network