India Vs New Zealand 2021
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India vs New Zealand: Kiwis earn hard-fought draw as R Ashwin becomes India's third-highest wicket-taker
Set a target of 284, New Zealand were 165 for nine when the stumps were called after an engrossing fifth and final day at the Green Park
It was a gripping Test match which went down to the wire. Against a quality Indian bowling attack, on a slow and low pitch, the Kiwis did well to earn a draw. And Twitterati was full of praise not just for Ravindra and Patel but for the entire team's efforts on the final day in Kanpur.
India vs New Zealand: R Ashwin surpasses Harbhajan Singh to become India's third-highest wicket-taker
With that scalp, Ashwin in his 80th Test, crossed Harbhajan Singh (417 in 103 games) to become the third highest wicket-taker for India in the five-day format.
Highlights, India vs New Zealand 2021, Full Cricket Score: Ravindra, Patel conjure miraculous escape as match ends in draw
India vs New Zealand Live Score, Final Cricket Score and Live Streaming, Latest Updates: And that's that! The umpires say no further play is possible due to the light, and the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur ends in a nail-biting draw, the two-match series currently level at 0-0.
India vs New Zealand: Pressure mounts on Ajinkya Rahane even as team management continues to back him
The court of public opinion has condemned Ajinkya Rahane, even as the team management looks to the past in assuring him of a future.
India vs New Zealand: Debutant Shreyas Iyer, gritty Wriddhiman Saha set up an intriguing final day of Kanpur Test
If New Zealand are still in the match, credit must go to their tireless seam bowling duo of Tim Southee (22-2-75-3) and Kyle Jamieson (17-6-40-3), who showed an exhibition of top class bowling on an unresponsive track.
India vs New Zealand Live Score, Final Cricket Score and Live Streaming, Latest Updates: New Zealand send Will Somerville as the nightwatchman after Young’s dismissal in the previous over. Axar bowls what turns out to be the final over of the day, giving away just one from it. It’s stumps on Day 4 of the first Test, with the Black Caps ending the day on 4/1, getting off to a shaky start in their chase of the 284-run target.
India vs New Zealand: Hosts' spin attack combine plans, patience and a lot of Axar Patel to turn the screws on Kiwis
On a pitch that was far from a rank turner, Axar Patel was the star of the Indian spin attack that picked up nine wickets on day three of the Kanpur Test.
India vs New Zealand: Never saw myself as a white-ball specialist, says Axar Patel after five-for in first Test
The left-arm spinner took five wickets for 62 runs to bring India back in the first Test against New Zealand.
India vs New Zealand: Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium to have spectators for 2nd Test, limit set at 25% capacity
The Wankhede stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000. A Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) official said they would try to get the limit increased to 50 percent.
Check out photos from Day three of the first Test between India and New Zealand.
Gujarat man Axar has been terrific since he donned the India whites at the start of the year and now has as many as 32 wickets in just three and half Tests.
India vs New Zealand: Wriddhiman Saha out with stiff neck issue, Srikar Bharat keeping wickets on Day 3
"Wriddhiman Saha has stiffness in his neck. The BCCI medical team is treating him and monitoring his progress. KS Bharat will be keeping wickets in his absence," BCCI said in a media statement.
India vs New Zealand Live Score, Final Cricket Score and Live Streaming, Latest Updates: STUMPS ON DAY 3: Patel's first over of the day turns out to be the last one before the umpires flick the bails off to signal close of play. India off to a shaky start as Jamieson gets rid of Gill off his first delivery of the day, but Pujara's off to a confident start with a couple of boundaries, and there's plenty of batting still to come.Terrific comeback from the Indians, who started the day looking to break the Young-Latham opening stand, before super spells from Axar and Ashwin helped spark a Kiwi batting collapse, the visitors losing their last nine wickets for just 99 runs to concede a 49-run first innings lead.