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IND vs NZ, 2021 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
Green Park, Kanpur , Nov 25, 2021
345&234/7d
296&165/9 (98.0)
India drew with New Zealand
So, that is it from the first Test! It went down to the wire. In the end, there was no result possible and that was probably the right result. The action now moves to Mumbai for the second and the final Test. That game begins on the 3rd of December, it starts at 9:30 am local (4 am GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
Shreyas Iyer is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH! He says that if they had won the game, it would have been icing on the cake. Adds that his mindset was to face as many deliveries as possible and the situation demanded that he curb his attacking instincts. Credits Ashwin and Saha for the way they batted and that he is proud of getting out of a difficult situation to put a big total for New Zealand to chase. Mentions that New Zealand got off to a great start on Day 5 but once they got a sniff, the bowlers decided to attack.
The Indian skipper, Ajinkya Rahane, says they tried their best, it was a good game, New Zealand played well. Adds he is proud of how they came back in the second innings, especially the pacers, they bowled really well. Mentions they were looking to bowl 5 to 6 overs on Day 4, they needed that partnership between Saha and Axar as they lost a lot of wickets at the start. Adds the conversation with the umpires was about the lights and he feels the call made by the umpires was right. States he felt the spinners had a key role to play on this wicket and it was all about rotating the bowlers and they bowled really well. Credits Iyer for the way he played and he is really happy for him.
Kane Williamson, the skipper of New Zealand, says that with the light it has been touch and go throughout the game. Adds that his team hung in there and did not give up. Says that all three results were possible on the final day and India have a great bowling attack but his team hung in there. Adds that players like William Somerville and Rachin Ravindra had a great experience in this game. Mentions that the two pacers who played were outstanding and the batters too adjusted really well against the Indian attack. Says that it was a great experience and the batters would look to make more adjustments moving forward in the series.
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Ravichandran Ashwin says they were keeping things under control and were bowling in good areas, they knew if they got time, they would cause problems but the light was going to be an issue and they knew it. States Test cricket is really hard, you need to want it, there is a lot of hard work and he enjoys the format. States the runs, the wickets won't really matter, it is the memories that will and he wants to take some good memories. Adds the wicket was good and it played well, Ravindra played really well and so did Ajaz Patel and he hopes people enjoyed the game.
Entering Day 5, an Indian win looked most likely. The Kiwis too knew it was going to be an uphill task to chase this down. Their approach was to save the Test throughout the day and they managed to do by just. A hard-fought draw and probably the right result to a game that was a spectacle.
India had a decent lead of 49 runs but their second innings did not start as per plan and they found themselves at 51 for 5. But it was Shreyas Iyer once again who saved the team. He scored a fifty and bailed them out. Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel and Wriddhiman Saha, who also scored a fifty made sure that New Zealand had a pretty huge total to chase down in just over a day.
New Zealand started their reply brilliantly though. Will Young and Tom Latham were superb with their opening stand and both scored their fifties. They were unfortunate to miss out on their tons, but it was due to their efforts that New Zealand got close to India's total as the middle order did not contribute much. It was no surprise that the Indian spinners ruled the roost as they shared 9 wickets between them with Axar Patel getting a 5-wicket haul.
Earlier in the game, it was Shreyas Iyer who was the hero for India in the first innings. The rest of the batters did get starts but it was Iyer who bailed them out from a tough situation and got them to a respectable score. As far as the bowling is concerned, Tim Southee was the start as he took a 5-wicket haul and demolished the Indian middle order early on Day 2.
But the Indian spinners ruled the roost post Tea. Axar Patel started things off by taking the wicket of Henry Nicholls and that triggered a collapse. Ravindra Jadeja was the main bowler in the last session though as his 3 wickets in that session put India just 1 wicket away from a memorable victory. But nature had different plans and bad light denied them a victory.
The Kiwis did lose Will Young in their chase but William Somerville and Tom Latham were very impressive with the way they batted. New Zealand did not lose a single wicket in the first session of Day 5 and there would have been plenty of nerves in the Indian camp. But after Lunch, things turned around. Somerville fell and Latham too had to walk back to the hut. They received another big blow in the form of Ross Taylor just before Tea and Kane Williamson was the lone man standing.
Phew, what a finish! What a finish! New Zealand have saved the Test by the barest of margins here. It looked like India would seal this one but the light hasn't worked in their favour. Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel would have had their hearts in the mouth in the last half hour of play but they have managed to save this Test!
Stopped for bad light! Not called off yet. Not called off. But we have stopped for bad light. If the light improves, we can resume again. There are handshakes in the New Zealand camp already but there are another 11 minutes of play possible though! Well, well, I think they are calling it off! YUP, PLAY CALLED OFF! Kane Williamson walks out with his side and there are handshakes all around! What a nail-biting finish! THE FIRST TEST ENDS IN A DRAW!
End Of The Over 98 : 165/9
0 Runs
  • 097.1
  • 097.2
  • 097.3
  • 097.4
  • 097.5
  • 097.6
A. Patel
2 (23)
R. Ravindra
18 (91)
R. Jadeja
28-10-40-4
97.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
Patel has negotitaed the six balls well! This lands on off and turns back in. Defended.
Rahane has a word with Jadeja before the final ball.
97.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
Changes to over the wicket and fires it on off, Patel does manage to keep it out.
97.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
From around the wicket now, lands it on middle, gets it to hold its line. Defended.
97.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
On middle, blocked. Slightly fuller and it is negotiated well.
97.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
Really well played in the end! This lands outside off, stays low and turns back in. Ajaz does well to get his bat down in time and work it on the leg side.
97.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
Flatter and on off, Patel blocks.
Another light reading here. This is the last of the minimum overs of the day. Needless to say, the batter is surrounded by fielders all around him.
End Of The Over 97 : 165/9
4 Runs
  • 096.1
  • 096.2
  • 496.3
  • 096.4
  • 096.5
  • 096.6
R. Ravindra
18 (91)
A. Patel
2 (17)
A. Patel
21-12-23-1
96.6
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Full and on the middle stump. Rachin Ravindra blocks and survives!
96.5
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Full and on off. Rachin Ravindra blocks it.
96.4
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Loopy ball, on off. Blocked out.
96.3
4
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR! JUST WIDE! Flatter ball, on middle and leg. Rachin Ravindra works it just wide of leg slip and gets a boundary.
96.2
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Shorter ball, on off. Ravindra comes forward and blocks it.
96.1
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter ball, around off. Blocked out.
End Of The Over 96 : 161/9
0 Runs
  • 095.1
  • 095.2
  • 095.3
  • 095.4
  • 095.5
  • 095.6
A. Patel
2 (17)
R. Ravindra
14 (85)
R. Ashwin
30-12-35-3
95.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Ajaz Patel
NOT OUT! That has pitched outside leg! It was a review more in hope! Patel looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but turned down. A review is taken. Replays show that the on-field call is the right one.
Review time! India take a review for LBW! Pitching might be an issue here. PITCHING OUTSIDE LEG!
95.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Ajaz Patel
Slower through the air and on middle, Ajaz negotiates it. One ball to go for him to play out.
95.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Ajaz Patel
The carom ball now, it lands outside off and turns back in. Ajaz Patel somehow keeps it out.
95.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Ajaz Patel
Flatter and on off, Patel lunges to defend, this lands and turns away a little. Goes off the outer half but lands safe on the off side.
95.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Ajaz Patel
Floats it up on middle, Patel lunges and keeps it out.
95.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Ajaz Patel
Loopy ball on middle, Patel defends it nicely.
Another chat between the umpires. The on-air commentators are saying that it has gotten a bit brighter now! The sun has now come out of the clouds and that has helped India in this situation.
End Of The Over 95 : 161/9
0 Runs
  • 094.1
  • 094.2
  • 094.3
  • 094.4
  • 094.5
  • 094.6
R. Ravindra
14 (85)
A. Patel
2 (11)
A. Patel
20-12-19-1
94.6
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Floats it up on off, Rachin Ravindra prods forward and plays it to mid on.
94.5
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
On off, kept out.
94.4
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
BEATEN! This lands outside off and goes on with the arm. Rachin Ravindra looks to defend inside the line but is beaten.
94.3
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Quicker and on off, Rachin Ravindra hangs back and defends.
94.2
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Very full and on off, Rachin Ravindra plays it back to the bowler.
94.1
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter and on off, defended.
The umpires are having a chat with Rahane. The Indian skipper was not happy about something but we seem to be okay to continue for now. They will definitely take a reading once this over ends.
End Of The Over 94 : 161/9
2 Runs
  • 193.1
  • 093.2
  • 193.3
  • 093.4
  • 093.5
  • 093.6
A. Patel
2 (11)
R. Ravindra
14 (79)
R. Jadeja
27-9-40-4
93.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
Could have been two but no run taken! On off, it turns back in. Patel looks to defend but it goes off the inner half through square leg.
93.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
Two done, one to go in this over now. Outside off, he pushes it through covers. There is a single on offer but not taken.
93.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
Does play one out! On off, Patel negotiates it well.
93.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Outside off, Rachin pushes it through point for one. Patel now has three balls to play out.
93.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Solid again! Flatter and on off, Ravindra stays back and blocks it out.
93.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
Outside off, Patel looks to defend, he does so inside the line, it goes off the outer half towards third man for one.
These two batters are taking their time while having a chat between overs.
End Of The Over 93 : 159/9
0 Runs
  • 092.1
  • 092.2
  • 092.3
  • 092.4
  • 092.5
  • 092.6
R. Ravindra
13 (77)
A. Patel
1 (7)
R. Ashwin
29-11-35-3
92.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Well played! Another over goes by! On the pads, Ravindra manages to keep it out.
92.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Comes from over the wicket now and lands it on the pads, RR once again blocks it nicely.
92.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Better! Drags his length back a little but this one goes on with the arm. Defended.
92.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
And again! Gives it a lot of flight but bowls it way too full, easily kept out.
92.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Ashwin just has not got it right! Once again, way too full, Ravindra defends it.
92.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Floats it up on off, blocked.
Umpires checking the light now. But we will continue. Anyway, Rahane is not going to throw the ball to any of the pacers.
End Of The Over 92 : 159/9
2 Runs
  • 091.1
  • 191.2
  • 091.3
  • 091.4
  • 191.5
  • 091.6
A. Patel
1 (7)
R. Ravindra
13 (71)
R. Jadeja
26-9-38-4
91.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
Patel keeps it out easily! On off, Patel is solid in defense.
91.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
A single! Patel has one ball to negotiate! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
91.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter and on off, Ravindra hangs back and keeps it out.
91.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
On off, blocked.
91.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
Ajaz Patel gets off strike! Outside off, this is guided through point for one.
91.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
On middle, defended.
End Of The Over 91 : 157/9
2 Runs
  • 290.1
  • 090.2
  • 090.3
  • 090.4
  • 090.5
  • 090.6
R. Ravindra
12 (68)
A. Patel
0 (4)
R. Ashwin
28-10-35-3
90.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Again, very full and on the pads, it is worked to square leg.
90.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Another one way too full, easily played onto the ground.
90.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Another one floated up on middle, Rachin blocks.
90.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Tosses it up on middle, Rachin Ravindra keeps it out.
90.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter and on the pads, it is defended.
90.1
2
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Two! On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.
End Of The Over 90 : 155/9
0 Runs
  • 089.1
  • W 89.2
  • 089.3
  • 089.4
  • 089.5
  • 089.6
A. Patel
0 (4)
R. Ravindra
10 (62)
R. Jadeja
25-9-36-4
89.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
Flatter and on middle, it is kept out.
89.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
On off, defended.
89.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
On off, Patel pushes it to covers.
89.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ajaz Patel
On off, blocked.
Ajaz Patel is the last batter.
Review. Tim Southee has reviewed this LBW decision. No bat and three reds on Ball Tracker!
89.2
W
Ravindra Jadeja To Tim Southee OUT!
OUT! THREE REDS! Jadeja has his 4th and India are just the one wicket away now. Southee was halfway back towards the pavillion when he saw the replay. That was dead. This lands on middle and then straightens. Southee hangs back and looks to defend. It goes past the outside edge and hits the back pad. Jadeja is celebrating as he appeals. The finger is raised. Southee reviews and replays show that New Zealand lose yet another review. India can now sniff a win here.
89.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tim Southee
On middle, Southee manages to keep it out.
Tim Southee has a word with the umpire about the light.
End Of The Over 89 : 155/8
0 Runs
  • 088.1
  • 088.2
  • 088.3
  • 088.4
  • 088.5
  • 088.6
R. Ravindra
10 (62)
T. Southee
4 (6)
R. Ashwin
27-10-33-3
88.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Another one which does not bounce! This lands on off and then turns away and also stays very low. Rachin Ravindra hangs back and looks to defend, it hits the pad and rolls towards the slip. He got outside the line of off.
88.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
This one drifts into the pads, Rachin works it to mid-wicket.
88.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
On middle, Rachin works it to the left of the bowler.
88.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Loopy ball on off, blocked.
88.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
On middle, Ravindra gets right behind the line and defends. Really solid from the debutant.
88.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Close! This one comes back in, like an inswinger from outside off. Rachin leaves it alone. It goes close past the off pole.
End Of The Over 88 : 155/8
4 Runs
  • 087.1
  • 087.2
  • 087.3
  • 087.4
  • 087.5
  • 487.6
T. Southee
4 (6)
R. Ravindra
10 (56)
R. Jadeja
24-8-36-3
87.6
4
Ravindra Jadeja To Tim Southee
FOUR! This one is fired on the pads, Tim looks to defend but it goes off the inner half down to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
87.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tim Southee
Down the leg side, left alone.
87.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tim Southee
Quicker and on middle, kept out.
87.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tim Southee
On off, Southee guides it to point.
87.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tim Southee
Angled into the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
87.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tim Southee
Very full and on middle, this is jammed out to the bowler.
End Of The Over 87 : 151/8
4 Runs
  • 086.1
  • 086.2
  • 086.3
  • 086.4
  • 4 B 86.5
  • 086.6
R. Ravindra
10 (56)
T. Southee
0 (0)
R. Ashwin
26-9-33-3
86.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
On middle, blocked.
86.5
b
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR BYES! This one keeps really low! This lands on off and then turns away. It beats the outside edge of the bat as Rachin Ravindra tries to defend. Stays very low and goes between the legs of the keeper for a boundary in the third man region.
86.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Shorter and on off, this is pushed to covers.
86.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter and on the stumps, Ravindra keeps it out.
86.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
On middle, defended.
86.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Floats it up on off, this is pushed to mid off.
Tim Southee walks out to bat.
End Of The Over 86 : 147/8
0 Runs
  • 085.1
  • 085.2
  • 085.3
  • 085.4
  • 085.5
  • W 85.6
K. Jamieson
5 (30)
R. Ravindra
10 (50)
R. Jadeja
23-8-32-3
85.6
W
Ravindra Jadeja To Kyle Jamieson OUT!
OUT! LBW! There goes another one. India just the two wickets away. The second new ball does the trick! This is flatter and on middle, it lands and then turns away. Kyle Jamieson lunges forward to defend but does so inside the line. It goes past the outside edge and hits the back pad. A huge appeal and the finger is raised. Kyle Jamieson knew he has out and he just started to walk back.
85.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kyle Jamieson
Shortish and on off, it is pushed to covers.
85.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kyle Jamieson
This one is angled into the pads, Kyle Jamieson looks to flick but misses.
85.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kyle Jamieson
Fires it on middle, Kyle Jamieson keeps it out.
85.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kyle Jamieson
Half an appeal but turned down! Fires it on the pads, Kyle Jamieson looks to defend, there are two noises but it seems like it is bat on pad.
85.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kyle Jamieson
Flatter and on off, defended.
End Of The Over 85 : 147/7
1 Runs
  • 084.1
  • 084.2
  • 084.3
  • 084.4
  • 084.5
  • 184.6
K. Jamieson
5 (24)
R. Ravindra
10 (50)
R. Ashwin
25-8-33-3
84.6
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Dropped! Loopy ball, on the pads. Kyle Jamieson looks to work it away but gets the inside edge on the pads. Pujara is late to react at short leg and the ball goes past him. A very, very tough chance to be honest.
84.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Loopy ball, on off. Blocked out.
84.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Shorter ball, on off. Blocked out.
84.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Carrom ball! It lands on off and goes away. Kyle Jamieson is stuck to his crease while looking to block. The ball goes past the outside edge.
84.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Shorter ball, on off. It keeps low but Kyle Jamieson gets his bat on it.
84.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Loopy ball, on the pads. Blocked out.
FINALLY! The second new ball has been taken!
End Of The Over 84 : 146/7
3 Runs
  • 083.1
  • 083.2
  • 083.3
  • 283.4
  • 183.5
  • 083.6
R. Ravindra
10 (50)
K. Jamieson
4 (18)
R. Jadeja
22-7-32-2
83.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller and on off. Rachin Ravindra goes back and blocks it.
83.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Kyle Jamieson
Full and on off. Kyle Jamieson pushes it past point for one.
83.4
2
Ravindra Jadeja To Kyle Jamieson
Shorter ball, around off. Pushed past covers for a couple.
83.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kyle Jamieson
Flatter ball, on off. It stays very low but Kyle Jamieson goes back and blocks.
83.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kyle Jamieson
Past short leg! Kyle Jamieson gets forward to defend but gest the inside edge past short leg.
83.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kyle Jamieson
Loopy ball, on off. Blocked out.
DRINKS! This is turning out to be a nail-biting finish here! Just the three wickets needed and there are over 10 overs to go. The second new ball is available but not taken yet. The pitch has started to play tricks a lot more than we have seen in this game. The Indian bowlers are bowling well but Rachin Ravindra and Kyle Jamieson are up to the task so far. India though know another wicket here and they can surely get the remaining two quickly. For New Zealand, a lot depends on this pair. An exciting one hour or so remains.
End Of The Over 83 : 143/7
1 Runs
  • 082.1
  • 082.2
  • 182.3
  • 082.4
  • 082.5
  • 082.6
R. Ravindra
10 (49)
K. Jamieson
1 (13)
R. Ashwin
24-8-32-3
82.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Beaten! Fuller ball, just outside off. Ravindra looks to block but the ball stays low and goes past the bat. Another over goes by.
82.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Nicely tossed up, outside off. Ravindra gets forward and then leaves it.
82.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Loopy ball, on leg. Ravindra gets forward to block it.
82.3
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Loopy ball, on the pads. Worked down to long on for one.
82.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Shorter ball, on off. Kyle Jamieson goes back and blocks it.
82.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Fuller ball, on middle. Kyle Jamieson gets the inside edge but to the right of short leg.
End Of The Over 82 : 142/7
4 Runs
  • 081.1
  • 081.2
  • 081.3
  • 081.4
  • 481.5
  • 081.6
R. Ravindra
10 (46)
K. Jamieson
0 (10)
R. Jadeja
21-7-29-2
81.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Shorter ball, outside off. It comes in but not enough and is left alone.
81.5
4
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR! Past first slip! Tossed up, outside off. Ravindra gets forward to defend but gets the outside edge. The man at first slip dives but cannot get to the ball. It races to the fence.
81.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller ball, on off. Pushed to covers.
81.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Shorter ball, lands outside off and comes back in. Rachin Ravindra goes back and blocks it.
81.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Loopy ball, around off. A solid front foot defence by Ravindra.
81.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller ball, outside off. Ravindra gets forward to block it.
End Of The Over 81 : 138/7
0 Runs
  • 080.1
  • 080.2
  • 080.3
  • 080.4
  • 080.5
  • 080.6
K. Jamieson
0 (10)
R. Ravindra
6 (40)
R. Ashwin
23-8-31-3
80.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson goes back and blocks this one. One more over negotiated.
80.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Tossed up, on the pads. Kyle Jamieson blocks it out.
80.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Shorter ball, outside off. Kyle Jamieson taps it to cover.
80.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Full ball, on off. Pushed back to the bowler.
80.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Shorter ball, on off. Blocked out.
80.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Tossed up, outside off. Kyle Jamieson leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 80 : 138/7
0 Runs
  • 079.1
  • 079.2
  • 079.3
  • 079.4
  • 079.5
  • 079.6
R. Ravindra
6 (40)
K. Jamieson
0 (4)
R. Jadeja
20-7-25-2
79.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Floats it up on off, blocked.
79.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
On middle, defended.
79.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Vicious turn now! This lands outside off and spins back in a lot. Rachin Ravindra looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. HIgh on the pads we should say.
79.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Fires it on middle, defended.
Rachin Ravindra has reviewed this LBW decision. No bat on that. But the impact is outside off.
79.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
NOT OUT! THE IMPACT IS OUTSIDE OFF! The New Zealand will camp will breathe a huge sigh of releif. Ravindra survives. He is the last recognized batter. However, this is not a wicket which you should be playing back but the good thing is, he got his pads outside the line of off. This is flatter and outside off, spins back in sharply and also stays low. Ravnidra stays back and looks to defend but it sneaks under the bat and hits the pad. An appeal and the finger is raised. Rachin Ravindra reviews and replays show that the on-field call has to be overturned.
79.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
On off, Rachin keeps it out.
End Of The Over 79 : 138/7
0 Runs
  • 078.1
  • W 78.2
  • 078.3
  • 078.4
  • 078.5
  • 078.6
K. Jamieson
0 (4)
R. Ravindra
6 (34)
R. Ashwin
22-7-31-3
78.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
A dot to end! A wicket-maiden! On off, Kyle is solid in defense.
78.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Loopy ball on off, Kyle Jamieson stays back and pushes it to mid off.
78.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Another one tossed up on off, defended.
78.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Floats it up on middle, blocked.
Kyle Jamieson is the next batter.
78.2
W
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Blundell OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! That is one of the strangest dismissals seen! Blundell can consider himself a tad unlucky. India won't care though as they are now in the bowling all-rounders. Just the three wickets away now with over 15 overs left. This is an off spinner. It lands on off and turns back in. Blundell looks to defend, it hits the inner half, lands beside him but on a footmark, it spins back onto the stumps and clips the leg bail. He can't believe what has just happened. Shakes his head as he walks back. Just like the first innings, he was looking solid but falls in an unfortunate manner.
78.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Blundell
On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 78 : 138/6
0 Runs
  • 077.1
  • 077.2
  • 077.3
  • 077.4
  • 077.5
  • 077.6
R. Ravindra
6 (34)
T. Blundell
2 (36)
R. Jadeja
19-6-25-2
77.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
A maiden from Jadeja! On middle, defended.
77.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
On middle, Rachin Ravindra negotiates it.
77.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Again, darts it on the stumps, Ravindra gets his bat down in time.
77.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Fires it on middle, kept out.
77.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter and quicker outside off, this one goes on with the arm. Rachindra looks to defend but does so inside the line, he is beaten.
77.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
On off, turns back in a little. Blocked.
Review time! India have taken the review for LBW. No bat on that but it is going down the leg stumps!
End Of The Over 77 : 138/6
3 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 076.2
  • 076.3
  • 076.4
  • 376.5
  • 076.6
T. Blundell
2 (36)
R. Ravindra
6 (28)
R. Ashwin
21-6-31-2
76.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Blundell
NOT OUT! It is spinning down leg! We felt that would be the case! This lands outside off and then turns back in. Blundell looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. A huge appeal but turned down. After a long chat, Rahane reviews. Replays show that India lose a review.
76.5
3
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Three more! Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wiket for three.
76.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Slightly fuller and on middle, Racin prods forward and keeps it out.
76.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Angled into the pads, RR works it to square leg.
76.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Gives it air and on middle, defended.
76.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter and on middle, Rachin stands back and blocks.
End Of The Over 76 : 135/6
0 Runs
  • 075.1
  • 075.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 075.6
T. Blundell
2 (35)
R. Ravindra
3 (23)
R. Jadeja
18-5-25-2
75.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
A round-arm action this time, it is delivered on middle, defended.
75.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
Relentless stuff! Continues to attack the middle pole, Blundell is solid in defense.
75.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
Another one on the stumps, Blundell manages to block it.
75.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
On off, Blundell pushes it to covers.
75.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
Yet again on the stumps, blocked.
75.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
Darts it on middle, defended.
End Of The Over 75 : 135/6
0 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 074.3
  • 074.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
R. Ravindra
3 (23)
T. Blundell
2 (29)
A. Patel
19-11-19-1
74.6
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Floats it up on off, Ravindra plays it to mid on.
74.5
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Quicker and fuller on middle, blocked.
74.4
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Another one on middle, Ravindra leans forward and keeps it out.
74.3
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
On the stumps, Rachin keeps it out with ease.
74.2
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
74.1
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Gives it a little air and lands it on off, defended.
End Of The Over 74 : 135/6
0 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 073.3
  • 073.4
  • 073.5
  • 073.6
T. Blundell
2 (29)
R. Ravindra
3 (17)
R. Jadeja
17-4-25-2
73.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
On off, Blundell gets right behind the line and defends.
73.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
Angled in on middle, Tom negotiates it with ease.
73.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
On the stumps, kept out.
73.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
Another one on middle, Blundell keeps it out.
73.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
Flatter and on middle, Tom hangs back and lets it be.
73.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
Outside off, left alone.
End Of The Over 73 : 135/6
4 Runs
  • 072.1
  • 072.2
  • 072.3
  • 072.4
  • 072.5
  • 4 B 72.6
R. Ravindra
3 (17)
T. Blundell
2 (23)
A. Patel
18-10-19-1
72.6
b
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR BYES! That has taken off! It lands in the rough outside off, pitches and then spins and bounces back in sharply. Ravindra leaves it. The keeper does not get his gloves high up in time and it goes to the fine leg fence.
72.5
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Shorter and on off, Ravindra pushes it to covers.
Patel has two short legs in place for Rachin Ravindra.
72.4
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Gives it air and lands it on middle, it is played back to the bowler.
72.3
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Floats it up on off, Ravindra defends.
72.2
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
On the stumps, yet another defensive stroke. The keeper in hindi says all they are doing is blocking and rightly so.
72.1
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Floats it up on off, Rachin blocks.
End Of The Over 72 : 131/6
0 Runs
  • 071.1
  • 071.2
  • 071.3
  • 071.4
  • 071.5
  • 071.6
T. Blundell
2 (23)
R. Ravindra
3 (11)
R. Jadeja
16-3-25-2
71.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
Solid again! On middle, Blundell leans forward and keeps it out.
71.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
On middle, Blundell blocks.
71.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
Good turn there! This lands around leg and then holds its line. Blundell looks to work it on the leg side but it goes off the leading edge, a soft one to gully.
71.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
On off, Blundell prods forward and keeps it out.
Slip, a kneeling gully and a silly point in place.
71.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
Angled into the pads, Blundell works it to square leg.
71.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Tom Blundell
Flatter and on off, Blundell lunges and defends it solidly.
End Of The Over 71 : 131/6
0 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 070.4
  • 070.5
  • 070.6
R. Ravindra
3 (11)
T. Blundell
2 (17)
A. Patel
17-9-19-1
70.6
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
From around the wicket now, this is bowled on middle, Ravindra is solid in defense.
70.5
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Another one tossed up nicely, it lands on off, Ravindra pushes it to covers.
70.4
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Loopy delivery and on off, Rachin opens the face of the bat and guides it to point.
70.3
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Tosses it up on off, Ravindra defends it.
70.2
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Slightly shorter and on off, it is pushed to covers.
70.1
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter and on off, RR goes back and blocks.
End Of The Over 70 : 131/6
3 Runs
  • W 69.1
  • 069.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 069.5
  • 369.6
R. Ravindra
3 (5)
T. Blundell
2 (17)
R. Jadeja
15-2-25-2
69.6
3
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Tossed up, outside off. Ravindra gets the outside edge while looking to block. The ball runs past first slip and the batters take three before the fielder cuts it off.
69.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Shorter ball, outside off. Left alone.
69.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter ball, outside off. It goes straight with the angle. Ravindra gets across to block but gets beaten.
69.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Shorter again, outside off. Ravindra goes back and blocks it.
69.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Rachin Ravindra
Shorter ball, around off. Blocked out.
Rachin Ravindra walks out to bat! It is Jadeja who got him in the first innings and he will be facing him here first up.
69.1
W
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson OUT!
OUT! LBW! SUPERSTAR JADEJA DOES IT! He gets the biggest wicket for India! Shorter ball, around off. It comes in with the angle. No spin whatsoever. The trick here is that it stays very, very low. Kane Williamson decides to go back and that proves his undoing. The ball hits him on the pads and Ravindra Jadeja brings out the celebrappeal! The umpire has no doubt and raises the finger.
End Of The Over 69 : 128/5
0 Runs
  • 068.1
  • 068.2
  • 068.3
  • 068.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
T. Blundell
2 (17)
K. Williamson
24 (111)
A. Patel
16-8-19-1
68.6
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
A solid defence off the front foot to end the over.
68.5
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Flatter ball, on off. Blocked out.
68.4
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Beaten again! Angled, just outside off. Blundell gets forward but the ball goes past the outside edge.
68.3
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Kept low! Tossed up, outside off. Blundell goes forward to block but the ball turns away and keeps low to beat the outside edge.
68.2
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Full and on off. Blundell puts in a good stride and blocks it.
68.1
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Loopy ball, around off. Blundell drives it to covers.
End Of The Over 68 : 128/5
0 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 067.2
  • 067.3
  • 067.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
K. Williamson
24 (111)
T. Blundell
2 (11)
R. Jadeja
14-2-22-1
67.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Flatter ball, around off. Tapped to point.
67.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Fuller ball, on off. Kane Williamson pushes it straight to the newly-place silly point.
Silly point is in place now.
67.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Fuller ball, on off. Blocked out.
67.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Back to defending it nicely is Kane Williamson.
67.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Beauty! Jadeja bowls this a bit shorter, on off. Williamson doesn't get the biggest stride as he looks to block. The ball turns sharply and goes past the outside edge.
67.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Flatter ball, on off. Blocked out.
End Of The Over 67 : 128/5
0 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 066.2
  • 066.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
T. Blundell
2 (11)
K. Williamson
24 (105)
A. Patel
15-7-19-1
66.6
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Flatter ball, on off. It stays low as Blundell goes back. But he gets low enough to block it.
66.5
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Fuller and on the pads. Blundell gets forward and taps it to short leg.
66.4
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Fuller ball, on off. Blocked out.
66.3
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Flatter ball, on off. Tom blocks it right under his eyes.
66.2
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Tom Blundell puts in a nice stride and blocks it well.
66.1
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Fuller and on the pads. Tapped to short leg.
End Of The Over 66 : 128/5
0 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 065.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 065.6
K. Williamson
24 (105)
T. Blundell
2 (5)
R. Jadeja
13-1-22-1
65.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Shorter ball, around off. Kane goes back and works it to the off side.
65.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Fuller and a bit slower, on off. Kane Williamson blocks it.
65.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Shorter ball, outside off. Pushed to point.
65.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Angled on off. Kane taps it back to Jadeja.
65.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Shorter ball, around off. Kane Williamson stays in the crease and blocks it.
65.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Fuller ball, on off. Blocked out.
End Of The Over 65 : 128/5
2 Runs
  • W 64.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 064.4
  • 264.5
  • 064.6
T. Blundell
2 (5)
K. Williamson
24 (99)
A. Patel
14-6-19-1
64.6
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Loopy ball, on middle. Blocked out.
64.5
2
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Darted on the pads. Tom Blundell works it past square leg for a couple.
64.4
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Short again, outside off. Pushed to mid on.
64.3
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Shorter ball, on off. Blundell blocks it from the crease.
64.2
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Fuller ball, on off. Blocked out.
Review time! Henry Nicholls has reviewed this but he looks out. No bat on that. OUT IT IS!
64.1
W
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls OUT!
OUT! LBW! DEAD STRAIGHT! Patel starts the session with a big wicket! Tossed up, on off. The ball goes pretty much straight after landing. Nicholls plays for a bit of turn and blocks down the wrong line. The ball goes onto hit his pads right in front of the stumps and the finger goes up! The review is taken in hope but there is no bat on that the ball is crashing on the stumps. Tom Blundell walks out to bat.
Axar Patel to continue from the other end.
End Of The Over 64 : 126/4
1 Runs
  • W 63.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 163.4
  • 063.5
  • 063.6
K. Williamson
24 (99)
H. Nicholls
1 (3)
R. Jadeja
12-0-22-1
63.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Quicker and outside off. Kane Williamson watches as Srikar Bharat collects this.
63.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Kane Williamson
Tossed up, outside off. Kane Williamson gets forward and blocks it.
63.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Henry Nicholls
Shorter ball, on middle and leg. Worked to square leg for a single. Nicholls is off the mark.
63.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Henry Nicholls
Shorter ball, outside off. Henry Nicholls goes back and blocks it.
63.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Henry Nicholls
Fuller ball, on middle and leg. Nicholls blocks this with ease.
We are back for the final session! Henry Nicholls will join Kane Williamson in the middle. Ravindra Jadeja will finish his over. Here comes the last session...
... DAY 5, SESSION 3 ...
Three wickets is what New Zealand have lost in this session and they will be pretty disappointed. Somerville fell on the very first ball after the Lunch break. Latham and Williamson then fought hard but Ashwin got rid of the left-hander. Williamson and Taylor then began the blockathon and it seemed like the Kiwis would head into Tea three down but then Jadeja struck gold. A lot will depend on Williamson now, he needs to hang in there, probably till the end. Can the others handle the pressure? An exciting last session awaits so do join us at 2:30 pm Local (9 am GMT) for the same!
A wicket right at the stroke of Tea has changed things! A draw looked the most likely result when Williamson and Taylor were there but that has now changed, India are into the middle order of the Kiwis which can be termed as fragile and they have just over 30 overs. The hosts would surely fancy their chances especially with the new ball around the corner. The key is, they need to be patient and just hit the right lines and lengths.
63.1
W
Ravindra Jadeja To Ross Taylor OUT!
OUT! LBW! Ravindra Jadeja strikes just at the stroke of Tea and it is Ross Taylor who walks back to the hut! He never looked comfortable out in the middle and his struggle against left-arm spinners continues. Jadeja bowls it quicker through the air and lands it around off, the ball goes on with the angle. Taylor gets forward to block but he misses and gets trapped in front. Jadeja puts in an appeal and the umpire raises his finger in no time! Huge wicket this for India as New Zealand lose their fourth wicket. That will be Tea on Day 5!
End Of The Over 63 : 125/3
0 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
K. Williamson
24 (97)
R. Taylor
2 (23)
A. Patel
13-6-17-0
62.6
0
Axar Patel To Kane Williamson
Floated, around leg. Kane Williamson looks to sweep but gets the toe end towards mid-wicket.
62.5
0
Axar Patel To Kane Williamson
Tossed up, around leg. Kane Williamson gets to the pitch of the ball and blocks it out.
62.4
0
Axar Patel To Kane Williamson
Tossed up, down leg. Kane Williamson prods but does not offer any shot.
62.3
0
Axar Patel To Kane Williamson
Patel spills this one down leg. Kane Williamson misses his sweep.
62.2
0
Axar Patel To Kane Williamson
Floated, on a length, around leg. Williamson blocks it with ease.
62.1
0
Axar Patel To Kane Williamson
Tossed up, around middle. Kane Williamson defends it out.
End Of The Over 62 : 125/3
2 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 061.4
  • 061.5
  • 261.6
R. Taylor
2 (23)
K. Williamson
24 (91)
R. Jadeja
11-0-21-0
61.6
2
Ravindra Jadeja To Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor is off the mark! Darted on the pads, Taylor clips it behind square on the leg side and collects a couple.
61.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ross Taylor
Tossed up, on a length, around middle. Ross Taylor tucks it to mid-wicket.
61.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ross Taylor
Loopy ball, outside off. Taylor drives it straight back to the bowler.
61.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ross Taylor
Fuller in length, outside off. Ross Taylor drives it to mid off.
61.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ross Taylor
An appeal for LBW but the umpire is unmoved! Flatter ball, coming in with the angle from middle. Ross Taylor looks to defend but misses and gets hit on his pad. Probably it was going down leg.
61.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Ross Taylor
Tossed up, around off. Ross Taylor presses forward to defend.
End Of The Over 61 : 123/3
0 Runs
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K. Williamson
24 (91)
R. Taylor
0 (17)
A. Patel
12-5-17-0
60.6
0
Axar Patel To Kane Williamson
Tossed up, outside off. Kane Williamson defends it off the front foot.
60.5
0
Axar Patel To Kane Williamson
Just a tad short, outside off. Kane Williamson punches it to cover. Ross Taylor wanted a single but was rightly sent back by Williamson.
60.4
0
Axar Patel To Kane Williamson
Tossed up, on a length, around off. Kane Williamson keeps it out.
60.3
0
Axar Patel To Kane Williamson
Flatter ball, around off. Kane Williamson dabs it into the deck.
60.2
0
Axar Patel To Kane Williamson
Slower through the air, on a length, outside off. Kane Williamson rocks back and defends this one.
60.1
0
Axar Patel To Kane Williamson
Tossed up, outside off. Kane Williamson blocks this one out.