IND vs NZ 1st Test Score Updates: Shreyas Iyer in action vs New Zealand.© AFP
India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 Live Updates: Bowlers have put New Zealand on top again as India have lost their fifth wicket in their second innings of the first Test match at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee have picked two wickets each while Ajaz Patel got one. India have a lead of over 110 runs and they aim to set a fighting target in front of New Zealand. On Day 3, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side bowled out the Blackcaps for 296 runs in the latter’s first innings. Axar Patel was the standout performer for Team India on Day 3 with his fifth five-wicket haul in just his fourth Test match. Axar’s top-notch performance came after New Zealand dominated the game with a 151-run opening stand between openers Tom Latham (95) and Will Young (89). Earlier, India scored 345 runs in their first innings where Shreyas Iyer smashed a century on his debut. (IND vs NZ SCORECARD 1st Test Day 4)
India Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
New Zealand Playing 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
India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 4 Live Cricket Score Straight From Green Park, Kanpur
Valuable Runs For India!
Southee to Ashwin, FOUR, edge again and Ashwin finds the gap too. Valuable runs for India.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 79/5, lead by 128 runs
Ashwin Hits Another Boundary!
Ajaz Patel to Ashwin, cuts away for another boundary. Ashwin and Iyer are scoring boundaries in every over now.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 72/5, lead by 121 runs
Iyer Smases FOUR To Fine Leg!
Southee to Iyer, played very fine and it’s a boundary!! These two batters are have played in an attacking mode till and look to carry the momentum.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 65/5, lead by 115 runs
Classic Straight Drive From Ashwin!
Southee to Ashwin, FOUR!! Straight drive from the all-rounder!! Good shot and he is looking in an attack mode today.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 59/5, lead by 108 runs
Iyer Smashes Another FOUR!
Ajaz Patel to Shreyas Iyer, guides for FOUR to third man. Iyer is the key for Team India now.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 55/5, lead by 104 runs
India Lose Another Wicket!
Southee to Jadeja, appeal for LBW and yes the umpire has given him out!! Jadeja will for review.
Review: Ball tracking clearly shows that the ball is hitting the stumps and Jadeja has to go. India have lost both Jadeja and a review.
Jadeja lbw b Southee 0(2)
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 51/5, lead by 100 runs
India Loose Mayank Agarwal!
Another wicket!! Mayank Agarwal who was looking in a good touch till now has to depart after scoring just 17 runs. Tim Southee is the man to dismiss Mayank with an excellent outswing delivery.
Mayank c Latham b Southee 17(53) (4s-3)
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 51/4, lead by 100 runs
India’s Lead Over 100!
Southee to Iyer, single and the lead is over 100 now. India need atleast 150-180 runs more on this pitch to set up a fighting target.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 51/3, lead by 100 runs
Debutant Iyer In Action Again!
Southee to Iyer, edge and lands safe between wicketkeeper and the first slip. Ball has raced away to the boundary line. Iyer is continuing from where he left in the first session. 50 comes up for India.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 50/3, lead by 99 runs
Mayank Looses His Balance But Guides The Ball To Boundary Line!
Ajaz Patel to Mayank, FOUR. Mayank has lost his balance but guided the ball to the boundary line to long off. Pressure releasing shot from Mayank
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 46/3, lead by 95 runs
Another Poor Show With Bat By Rahane!
Ajaz Patel to Rahane, That’s OUT!! LBW!! Rahane has not challenged the decision and he is walking back. Another poor display from Rahane. With Iyer scoring a ton on his debut and Virat returning to the side in Mumbai pressure will be on Pujara and Rahane for their spot in the XI as they are still not in form.
Rahane lbw b Ajaz Patel 4(15) (4s-1)
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 41/3, lead by 90 runs
Good Shot By Rahane For A Boundary!
Good shot from Rahane to the covers against left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel. He has the class but he need a big score to prove his potential.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 41/3, lead by 90 runs
Mayank Smashes A Loose Ball For FOUR!
Ajaz Patel to Mayank, waited for the ball and smashed away to square leg for a boundary. He needs runs to make his case stronger in the team lineup and today he has the best opportunity to do so.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 36/2, lead by 86 runs
Jamieson Takes His Second Wicket!
Jamieson to Pujara, appeal for caught behind but umpire has turned it down. New Zealand gone for a review as both bowler and wicketkeeper are confident.
Review: Ultra edge shows that there was a spike and Pujara has to depart early on Day 4.
Another bad day for India’s No.3.
Pujara c Blundell b Jamieson 22(33) (4s-3)
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 32/2, lead by 81 runs
Second Boundary Of The Over!
Jamieson to Mayank, FOUR, not a bad ball but Mayank showed his skillset to punish it to the boundary.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 23/1, lead by 72 runs
First Boundary Of Day!
Jamieson to Pujara, poor ball on the leg side and Pujara has punished it for a boundary. Early morning gift for Pujara!!
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 18/1, lead by 67 runs
All Set For Day 4!
Players are on the field. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara are ready with the bat. Kyle Jamieson will bowl the first over.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 14/1, lead by 63 runs
Saba Karim Praises Team India’s “Good Comeback” vs New Zealand!
Former cricketer Saba Karim praised the home side’s “comeback” in the fixture after India ended Day 3 with a lead of 63 runs.
Speaking to fans on social media platform Koo, Karim wrote, “Today’s play proves that Test matches are definitely a test of patience!! Good comeback by Team India”.
“I Only Had 12 Minutes To Get Set For The Game”: KS Bharat!
India’s substitute wicketkeeper KS Bharat who took 3 catches on Day 3 has said he just had 12 minutes to get ready after being asked to get behind the stumps. Bharat has been an India A regular for past three years, was asked to keep the stumps after veteran wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha complained of stiffness in his neck, minutes before the third’s day play.
“I was doing my morning routine and then the support staff told me to get ready. I only had 12 minutes to get set for the game,” KS Bharat said in a video posted on BCCI TV.
Was Sticking To “Basics” And Using Crease A Bit: Axar Patel
Axar Patel expressed his thoughts after his breakthrough spell helped his side restrict New Zealand at 296 in the first Test.
“It’s a dream start, in fact, this is a dream within a dream start for me. No, it (Test cricket) isn’t that easy. 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,” Axar Patel told host broadcasters Star Sports after the Stumps on Day 3.
Hello And Welcome!
Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the 1st Test match between India and New Zealand that is being played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. India dominated Day 3 with the ball where Axar Patel picked five wickets and New Zealand were bowled out for 296 runs. However, India lost their wicket early when they came to bat in the second innings. The Ajinkya Rahane-led team has an overnight score of 14/1 with a 63-run lead. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara are batting after India lost Shubman Gill’s wicket in the second over.
The day’s play will start at 9:30 AM IST. Stay with us for all the updates.
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