After 85.3 overs,New Zealand 197/1 ( Tom Latham 82 , )
OUT! Umesh strikes at the stroke of lunch, trapping Williamson LBW with a delivery that jags back in and hits the Black Caps skipper on the front pad. Williamson looked to ride the extra bounce on the delivery and cut it, but was beaten for pace. He departs for 18, burning a review along the way as New Zealand head to the interval on 197/2, trailing by 148
Williamson LBW Umesh 18(64)
After 85 overs,New Zealand 197/1 ( Tom Latham 82 , Kane Williamson 18)
The second new ball has been taken, and Axar Patel gets to make first use of it shiny new cherry. Williamson gets an edge in the fourth ball, the ball landing just short of the kneeling Mayank at second slip. Single to the skipper off the last delivery.
After 84 overs,New Zealand 196/1 ( Tom Latham 82 , Kane Williamson 17)
Umesh Yadav returns, replacing Axar, though starting his new spell with the old ball. Latham collects his 10th boundary in the fourth delivery, steering a full, wide delivery behind point to move into the 80s. Four from the over.
After 83 overs,New Zealand 192/1 ( Tom Latham 78 , Kane Williamson 17)
Tidy over from Jaddu, who collects his sixth maiden in 20 overs. Rahane, meanwhile has decided to stick with the old ball for a little while longer.
After 82 overs,New Zealand 192/1 ( Tom Latham 78 , Kane Williamson 17)
Latham decides against the single after driving towards mid on, where Jadeja pounces on the ball in a flash. The southpaw then decides to take the aerial route in the fourth delivery, challenging Jadeja at mid on and getting enough height and distance in the shot for it to race away for a boundary.
After 81 overs,New Zealand 188/1 ( Tom Latham 74 , Kane Williamson 17)
The Indians decide against taking the new ball right away as Jadeja is brought in place of Ashwin, who had operated from the River End throughout the session so far in a marathon spell. Just one from the over, with Latham collecting a quick single off the first delivery.
After 80 overs,New Zealand 187/1 ( Tom Latham 73 , Kane Williamson 17)
Axar bowls from round the wicket. Williamson nudges at a flat delivery running down leg in the third ball, collecting an easy single on offer. Latham drives towards mid on next ball, also collecting a single. Two from the over. The second new ball, meanwhile, is now available for the Indians. Remains to be seen if Rahane takes it right away, and whether he hands it to Ashwin.
After 79 overs,New Zealand 185/1 ( Tom Latham 72 , Kane Williamson 16)
Tidy over from Ashwin, with just one coming from it as Williamson collects a single off the second delivery. The offie, meanwhile continues with his followthrough of gliding across the wicket in front of the umpire.
After 78 overs,New Zealand 184/1 ( Tom Latham 72 , Kane Williamson 15)
One left-arm spinner comes in place of another as Axar Patel replaces Ravindra Jadeja, starting with a slip, a leg slip and an FSL in place. Starts off with a maiden. Couple of overs to go before the second new ball is taken.
After 77 overs,New Zealand 184/1 ( Tom Latham 72 , Kane Williamson 15)
Menon’s having a chat both with Ashwin and skipper Rahane in this over as the offie decides to use the width of the crease from round the wicket, shuffling to his left and gliding across the wicket in his follow through. Ashwin however, did not run over the danger area, and should be fine, though he might have obstructed both the umpire’s view as well as the non-striker’s path for running a single. Maiden over.
The Green Park track’s starting to dsplay some tricks now
Pitch beginning to give appreciable turn. New Zealand have to bat last. Need a good first innings lead to stay ahead in the match. India’s spinners not making it easy for them. Taut contest
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 27, 2021
That’s one way of looking at it
If you won’t review here in Kanpur, it’s possibly because you’re thinking the ball has gone below the stumps.#INDvsNZ
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) November 27, 2021
After 76 overs,New Zealand 184/1 ( Tom Latham 72 , Kane Williamson 15)
Testing over from Jadeja. The first ball beats Williamson’s outside edge and whirrs past the off stump. The NZ skipper gets an edge a couple of deliveries later, but the ball falls short of Mayank kneeling in the slip cordon. Williamson collects a single off the last ball to keep the strike.
After 75 overs,New Zealand 183/1 ( Tom Latham 72 , Kane Williamson 14)
Tidy over from Ashwin as he gives just one off it. Meanwhile, turns out the LBW appeal by the offie against Latham in his previous over would’ve fetched India their second wicket of the morning had they taken it upstairs. HawkEye showed three reds. Nitin Menon gets yet another decision wrong in this Test.
After 74 overs,New Zealand 182/1 ( Tom Latham 72 , Kane Williamson 13)
Latham gets an inside edge off the second delivery, the ball flying past Pujara standing a bit square at leg slip, the ball eventually running away for a boundary. Pujara adjusts his position in the next delivery, standing a little closer to the keeper while a forward short leg gets added. Couple of singles collected off the remaining deliveries.
After 73 overs,New Zealand 176/1 ( Tom Latham 67 , Kane Williamson 12)
Latham works the ball through square leg for a brace off the first delivery. His outside edge’s narrowly beaten two balls later as the southpaw looks to defend. Massive appeal for LBW by Ashwin off the fourth, but is turned down by umpire Menon, height perhaps being the factor here. Two from the over.
After 72 overs,New Zealand 173/1 ( Tom Latham 64 , Kane Williamson 12)
Williamson gets going in Jadeja’s second over of the day, punching the ball through the cover region twice to collect two boundaries off the last three balls, moving to double figures. The Black Caps skipper is starting to settle in nicely.
After 71 overs,New Zealand 165/1 ( Tom Latham 64 , Kane Williamson 4)
Ashwin continues after drinks. Latham nails the sweep in the second delivery after missing out on a few occasions earlier today, the ball racing away to the backward square leg fence for a boundary. Ashwin switches to round the wicket for the last two deliveries. Four from the over.
After 70 overs,New Zealand 161/1 ( Tom Latham 60 , Kane Williamson 4)
Jadeja introduced from the Media End shortly before the drinks interval as Ishant gets a break after a six-over morning spell. Bowls with a slip and a silly point to Williamson. The left-arm spinner starts off with a maiden on the third day. Time for the players to have a drink now.
After 69 overs,New Zealand 161/1 ( Tom Latham 60 , Kane Williamson 4)
Tidy over from Ashwin with just one bye being added to the New Zealand total off it.
After 68 overs,New Zealand 160/1 ( Tom Latham 60 , Kane Williamson 4)
Good over for the Black Caps with eight coming off it. Williamson flicks towards the midwicket region off the second delivery, in which the seamer also oversteps, while Latham collects a boundary off the last ball with a solid punch through cover.
After 67 overs,New Zealand 152/1 ( Tom Latham 56 , Kane Williamson 1)
Ashwin finally gets the breakthrough after creating multiple chances so far today, getting Young caught-behind off the first delivery as the right-handed opener falls short of his maiden ton by 11 runs. The wicket instantly pumps the Indians up as their body language instantly changes, forming a pack around captain Kane Williamson and building pressure early on. Williamson gets off the mark with a single off the last ball.
Was certainly an impressive grab by the reserve keeper
Brilliant brilliant catch by Srikar Bharat. Stayed low in the position till the last moment 👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 27, 2021
OUT! India finally get the breakthrough as Young falls short of his maiden international century by 11 runs, nicking the ball to the keeper. Young was looking to guide this behind square, and ends up getting a faint nick as Bharat pulls off a fine, low grab behind the stumps. The Indians take this upstairs right away after it is adjudged not out, and UltraEdge confirms the edge. NZ 151/1
Young c (sub) Bharat b Ashwin 89(214)
After 66 overs,New Zealand 151/0 ( Tom Latham 56 , Will Young 89)
Tidy over from Ishant as he collects his fifth maiden in 11 overs, Latham staying put at the crease.
After 65 overs,New Zealand 151/0 ( Tom Latham 56 , Will Young 89)
Four from the over, with Young skipping down the track and smashing the ball over mid on at the start of the over to bring up the 150-partnership with Latham. So far so good for the Black Caps on the moving day. The Indians have created the odd chance or two, but have not been able to capitalise on them.
FOUR! Young charges down the track and lofts the ball over mid on, bringing up the 150-stand with a boundary off Ashwin! NZ 151/0
After 64 overs,New Zealand 147/0 ( Tom Latham 56 , Will Young 85)
Ishant tries varying his pace in this over, bowling an off cutter in the penultimate delivery. Latham moves to 56 with a lovely cover drive off the last ball, collecting his first boundary of the day.
After 63 overs,New Zealand 143/0 ( Tom Latham 52 , Will Young 85)
Latham misses yet another sweep at the start of the over, the ball staying low well outside off. Ashwin ends up conceding a wide two balls later, firing this one well outside off. Another chance goes begging as Latham edges towards slip, the ball once again falling short of skipper Rahane. Plenty of chances created so far today, but the low bounce seems to be creating issues for the fielders. Two from the over.
After 62 overs,New Zealand 141/0 ( Tom Latham 51 , Will Young 85)
Ishant starts off with a couple of full deliveries outside off before digging it short in the third aiming the batter’s helmet. Young pulls, and nearly ends up serving a catch to midwicket. Boundary off the fourth as Young glances at a full delivery going down leg, guiding it towards the fine leg fence. Four from the over.
After 61 overs,New Zealand 137/0 ( Tom Latham 51 , Will Young 81)
Ashwin starts off with a couple of dots, with Latham setting off for a single off the third. Ashwin then bowls from round the wicket to Young, challenging his outside edge in the fifth delivery. Single to Young off the last ball.
After 60 overs,New Zealand 135/0 ( Tom Latham 50 , Will Young 80)
FOUR! Young collects the first boundary of the day with an edge towards the slips, the ball staying low and passing through the gap between slip and gully. Young moves to 80 with that shot.
After 59 overs,New Zealand 131/0 ( Tom Latham 50 , Will Young 76)
Ravichandran Ashwin starts off from the River End. First run of the day comes in the form of a bye as the ball beats both Latham’s attempted sweep as well as stand-in keeper Bharat. A very straight long off put in place by Rahane in this over. Couple of edges off Young’s bat, the ball falling short of Rahane at slip on both occasions. Single to Young in the penultimate delivery. Latham attempts another paddle sweep off the last delivery, and nearly plays it onto his stumps. Two from the over.
After 58 overs,New Zealand 129/0 ( Tom Latham 50 , Will Young 75)
Day 3 gets off to a quiet start as Ishant Sharma begins his spell with a maiden as Will Young blocks his way through the first over.
Ishant Sharma to open the bowling with Will Young, batting on 75 on strike as play gets underway on the third day. Meanwhile, reserve keeper Srikar Bharat is out there with the gloves in hand, with Wriddhiman Saha taking rest due to a stiff neck.
Jimmy Neesham being Jimmy Neesham
If Tommy Latham gets a ton here India might go back to refusing to use DRS at home 😂
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) November 26, 2021
“Little bit of dew on the ground. Let’s see how the ball is behaving in the first one or two overs and then we’ll plan. It won’t swing or reverse, will just go straight. Might get a bit of normal swing. Can’t go expecting that it will swing. Whatever happens, I will go through it. That’s what we generally do in India. If nothing is happening, we just keep bowling in those areas and wait for something to happen. Pressure should always be on them,” says Ishant Sharma in a chat with the broadcasters ahead of start of play.
“I have been fortunate to come to this part of the world as a youngster. Learnt a lot from those trips early on in my career.”
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Will Young’s unbeaten 75 was the standout batting performance on the second day of the first Test, the right-handed opener taking the attack to the Indians at a time when Tom Latham was maintaining a cautious approach. It was his knock which helped push the Indians on the backfoot and allowed the Kiwi openers to dictate the proceedings in the afternoon and evening sessions.
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Welcome to our live coverage of Day 3 of the first Test between India and New Zealand at the Green Park in Kanpur, with the game having tilted in the Black Caps’ favour on Friday after commanding performances displayed by Tim Southee as well as openers Will Young and Tom Latham.
India vs New Zealand Live Score, Final Cricket Score and Live Streaming, Latest Updates: OUT! Umesh strikes at the stroke of lunch, trapping Williamson LBW with a delivery that jags back in and hits the Black Caps skipper on the front pad. Williamson looked to ride the extra bounce on the delivery and cut it, but was beaten for pace. He departs for 18, burning a review along the way as New Zealand head to the interval on 197/2, trailing by 148
India vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 2 report: Tom Latham and Will Young defied India to lead New Zealand to 129 without loss in reply to the home side’s 345 on Day 2 Friday of the first Test.
After Tim Southee bowled the Black Caps back into contention with a five-for, Latham and Young produced the first century opening partnership by a visiting team on Indian soil in five years.
At stumps, Latham was 50 not out and Young 75 not out. Play ended due to bad light with three overs remaining.
They trail by 216 runs after bowling out India for 345 three overs after lunch.
Shreyas Iyer, on 75 overnight, achieved a century on debut and was out for a team-best 105. Iyer became the 16th India batsman to score a hundred on Test debut. He faced 171 balls, hit 13 fours and two sixes.
“I was happy the way everything went on day one. (But) I couldn’t get any sleep last night,” Iyer said. “I had to still focus again today. I was up early at 5 a.m., but when you make a century, it is a wonderful feeling. (After presenting his cap), Sunil Gavaskar motivated me and told me to enjoy the moment.”
Starting from an overnight 258-4, India lost Ravindra Jadeja on 50 in the third over of the day. He added 121 runs for the fifth wicket with Iyer.
India ended up losing 6-87 on Friday.
Southee took 5-69 and fellow fast bowler Kyle Jamieson 3-91. Spinner Ajaz Patel made short work of the tail to finish with 2-90 from a team-high 29.1 overs.
Thereafter, New Zealand didn’t give a single whiff to the India bowlers.
Latham and Young added 72 runs before tea and completely stumped the India attack with their defiance.
Their 50-run stand came up in 125 balls.
After tea, they continued to grind against the spinners, who were at fault for bowling too flat.
Ravichandran Ashwin (0-38), Ravindra Jadeja (0-28) and Axar Patel (0-26) bowled 41 overs of the 57 faced by the openers.
Latham was forced to use reviews and overturned three dismissal decisions against him on 0, 10, and 50.
He went on to score his 21st Test half-century off 157 balls, including four fours.
Young played more attacking cricket as he finished the day with 12 boundaries. His second half-century came off 88 deliveries.
Theirs is the highest opening stand by New Zealand in India in 17 years.
“New Zealand got off to a good start but it’s important for us to not leak runs because the cracks are opening up (on the pitch) and it should get trickier tomorrow,” Iyer said.
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