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India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Commentary, Live Updates

IND vs NZ, 2021 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
325&276/7d
62&167 (56.3)
India beat New Zealand by 372 runs
Right then, it's time to unplug New Zealand's tour of India. It wasn't a fruitful one for the Kiwis after the high of the T20 World Cup but India managed to step into the Rahul Dravid era with a bang. The Indian team had issues with their batting (middle order) that they would like to sort out before their tour of South Africa. As far as New Zealand are concerned, they will return home and host Bangladesh in a Test series. The other cricketing action will continue and until we meet again, it's goodbye from us. Cheers!
Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, says it was a clinical performance, the first Test was also good but this was very clinical. States they discussed the areas where they can improve on after the first Test match but also feels that the pitch in Kanpur didn't assist the bowlers much on the final day and the New Zealand batters stuck it out. Further says that the wicket at the Wankhede Stadium had more bite and pace and assisted the bowlers. On his new alliance with Rahul Dravid, Kohli replies that the previous management did a great job and the mindset remains the same to take Indian cricket forward. Regarding the upcoming tour, Kohli says that South Africa will be a tough challenge and reminds us that on their last tour to that region, they got the mentality that they can win abroad. Feels that they are a better-experienced team now and the knowledge of the conditions will help them.
RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN IS THE MAN OF THE SERIES! Starts by saying that he knows this is his 10th Man of the Series award in Tests. Adds that he enjoyed the wicket, it had more bite in the morning but slowed down as the game went on and run-scoring became easier in the evening. Terms it a wonderful surface and he has always loved bowling here. Credits the way Ajaz Patel bowled and it was wonderful to watch as he put the right-handers under huge pressure. Mentions that spin bowling is an art that needs evolution and time, and Axar Patel will learn a lot in due course. Mentions he is looking forward to the series in South Africa and wants a series win there. Also tells that Virat Kohli is always in good form in South Africa and he is looking forward to seeing him and Cheteshwar Pujara score runs.
MAYANK AGARWAL IS THE MAN OF THE MATCH! Says that it feels good to be back among the runs and it was a special knock. Adds that he didn't do anything different and it was all about the game plans and having mental discipline. Shares that Rahul Dravid told him not to think about the technique mid-series and stick to a solid mindset. Adds that Sunil Gavaskar advised him to try to keep his bat low in the initial period. Smiles and says that he is really happy with the performance and is looking forward to the challenge in South Africa.
Tom Latham, the captain of New Zealand, says that it was a disappointing performance and credits India for the way they played. Adds that he always knew it was going to be tough, they did well in the first Test but were poor in the second. Feels that the toss played a big role as you always want to bat first in such conditions but he is pleased with the way his bowlers toiled in the first innings. Mentions selection was tough coming into this game but that is a good thing for them. On Ajaz Patel's 10-wicket feat, Latham replies that it was a historic moment and for the whole squad, to be a part of it, was amazing. Informs that a couple of Test matches back home are lined up against Bangladesh and they will have to start preparing for it.
Presentation coming up...
Rahul Dravid, the head coach of India, comes up for a chat. Says that it's good to win the series but they had to work hard for it. Adds that there were phases when they were behind and had to fight through. Mentions that it's great to see the boys stepping up and credits them for showing up in the absence of some senior players. Praises Jayant Yadav for his bowling this morning and correcting his mistakes. He is very happy with the development of Axar Patel, especially with the bat. Tells us that the new boys are offering a lot of options to them. Regarding enforcing the follow-on, Dravid replies that they had a lot of time left in the game, so they didn't think about it, as there were youngsters in their team, and they wanted to give them the opportunity to test themselves on this pitch - things they might experience going ahead. On the selection headaches, Dravid replies that it's a very good situation to be in and tells that they have to manage the workload of their players and ensure to get their best XI. Tells that there is a great depth in the squad and there is a lot of desire. Admits that at times they will have to take tough decisions but they need to make sure to have clear communication with the players.
Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel are up for a chat. The latter says it is a special occasion for him and his family and to do that in Mumbai is very special. Adds he is quite sore but he has a lot of time to recover now. Ravindra says he is delighted to share space with the great man next to him and what he did was brilliant. On being asked about the catch that gave Ajaz his 10th wicket, Rachin replies that he was very nervous under the high ball, he saw his teammates celebrating and he felt the pressure. Patel mentions he enjoyed his time here, it was about adjusting to the conditions that are quite different from home. Tells that he is very grateful for the love people have shown, it is overwhelming and it will take time to sink in.
Shreyas Iyer says that it was a memorable series for him and shares that he saw the hall of fame board at the Wankhede Stadium and his name will come there. Adds that there are so many good players around and the competition is stiff so he just needs to perform and seize the opportunity. On Rahul Dravid, Shreyas says that he is very good at giving confidence and his work ethic is great. He is very happy to be working with him. Concludes by saying that he is looking forward to a much-needed 5-day break.
Jayant Yadav starts by saying that it was a nice pitch to bowl on and the morning conditions helped. Adds that there was much more bite and they just needed to bowl in the good areas. Shares that the Wankhede Stadium has a special memory for him, he scored a hundred last time and almost got a fifer this time around. Tells that playing with Ravichandran Ashwin is great and it's useful to feed off Ashwin's mind as he thinks of the game in a different way and it's a great learning curve for him.
Jayant Yadav and Shreyas Iyer come up for a chat...
All said and done, despite the result going against New Zealand, this Test match will be best remembered for Ajaz Patel's 10-wicket haul in an innings - one of the rarest feats to achieve in cricket. In the city of dreams, a Mumbai-born man created history for New Zealand and will always cherish this Test match that etched his name in the elite company of Jim Laker and Anil Kumble.
As we mentioned, it was a tricky surface, more challenging than the one in Kanpur. The Indian batting lost path but it was Mayank Agarwal who held the fort in the first innings and through his awe-inspiring knock and handy contributions from the lower order, India ended up getting quite a decent total. Thereafter, it was all about the Indian bowlers who dominated in the first innings with the spinners finishing things off that Mohammed Siraj started. The hosts didn't enforce the follow-on considering the challenges of batting last on this pitch and batted the second time with a lot of control. Mayank again got runs and the others also chipped in to set a hefty target of 540 runs for the Kiwis. In reply, only Daryl Mitchell and Henry Nicholls put up some kind of a fight as Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav ruled the roost with 8 wickets combined.
It's always tough for a team to bounce back after getting shot out for just 62 in an innings of a Test match, more so, on Indian soil. New Zealand suffered that fate and were never in contention. Unlike the first Test match, their batting didn't show the same kind of spark and character when put under pressure on a tricky surface. The end result was always known once they conceded a big lead and India put out a professional bowling display to achieve victory on Day 4.
All over! That was inevitable. It was only a matter of time. India didn't waste much time in picking the remaining 5 wickets and have pocketed the series, and more importantly, added 12 points in the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table to strengthen their position. Happy faces in the Indian camp, it was a very dominating performance from them as they registered their biggest win in Test cricket (by runs). Also, with that loss, New Zealand's longest unbeaten run in Tests comes to an end.
End Of The Over 56.3 : 167/10
0 Runs
  • 056.1
  • 056.2
  • W56.3
H. Nicholls
44 (111)
A. Patel
0 (5)
R. Ashwin
22.3-9-34-4
56.3
W
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls OUT!
OUT! STUMPED! There it is, there is the last wicket. INDIA WIN BY A MASSIVE 372-RUN MARGIN! Ashwin bags the last wicket. Floats it up. Nicholls comes down the track, he does not get to the pitch of the ball. Still goes for the big shot. He misses as the ball turns away. Saha collects and whips the bails off. Ashwin gets his 4th and India, along with the game, win the series too.
56.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Outside off, left alone.
56.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Angled into the pads, Nicholls looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
End Of The Over 56 : 167/9
0 Runs
  • W55.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
A. Patel
0 (5)
H. Nicholls
44 (108)
J. Yadav
14-4-49-4
55.6
0
Jayant Yadav To Ajaz Patel
On off, kept out.
55.5
0
Jayant Yadav To Ajaz Patel
Quicker this time and on off, Patel is solid in defense.
55.4
0
Jayant Yadav To Ajaz Patel
Flatter and on middle, defended.
55.3
0
Jayant Yadav To Ajaz Patel
Again! Tossed it up, fuller and on off, Patel looks to drive again but it turns and goes past the outside edge. Good take by Saha who whips the bails off quickly but Patel is in.
55.2
0
Jayant Yadav To Ajaz Patel
Almost the 5th! Lands on off and then turns away. Patel is beaten.
Ajaz Patel is the last batsman.
55.1
W
Jayant Yadav To William Somerville OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Cleanly done in the end. Jayant Yadav is having a happy Monday morning. His off spinners are doing the damage. He calmly delivers it close to off and the ball spins back in to take the inside half of William Somerville's defensive bat. The ball hurries to Mayank Agarwal at short leg who goes down low to take the catch. He fails in the first attempt but then gathers it cleanly in the second. The two umpires get together and refer it upstairs. The soft signal is out and it will remain out as the replays find that Mayank has done everything correct.
Appeal for a catch at short leg. The fielder is claiming it but the umpire wants to get it checked. The soft signal is out.
End Of The Over 55 : 167/8
2 Runs
  • 154.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 154.5
  • 054.6
H. Nicholls
44 (108)
W. Somerville
1 (6)
R. Ashwin
22-9-34-3
54.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
'CATCH' is the shout! Perhaps, it lands short. Full and flighted outside off, Henry Nicholls aims for a booming drive but fails to connect well. It drops in front of the cover fielder.
54.5
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To William Somerville
Flatter and shorter on off, William stands back and plays it down to point for a single.
54.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To William Somerville
Goes on the back foot to a shortish ball and taps it down in front of short leg.
54.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To William Somerville
Slower through the air, full and around off, William Somerville gets forward and defends it back.
54.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To William Somerville
Nicely tossed up, full and around off, William Somerville leans forward and across to defend and does so in front of short leg.
54.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Loopy and on middle, Henry Nicholls gets back and nudges it towards square leg for a run.
End Of The Over 54 : 165/8
2 Runs
  • 2 NB53.1
  • 053.1
  • W53.2
  • 053.3
  • W53.4
  • 053.5
  • 053.6
W. Somerville
0 (2)
H. Nicholls
43 (106)
J. Yadav
13-3-49-3
53.6
0
Jayant Yadav To William Somerville
Sharp spin from outside off, William fails to defend and is pinged on the front pad. The impact appeared to be outside off this time. End of an exemplary over.
53.5
0
Jayant Yadav To William Somerville
Leans forward to a full ball around off and defends it towards short leg.
William Somerville walks in next.
53.4
W
Jayant Yadav To Tim Southee OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Jayant Yadav has three wickets. A nothing shot from Tim Southee. He thought to attack the bowler but perished. A pair for him. Yadav slows it up and delivers yet another off spinner, it lands and spins back in, Southee is down the track for a big heave across the line but misses. The ball brushes the flap of his back pad and deflects onto the stumps. Things unravelling rather too quickly for the Kiwis.
53.3
0
Jayant Yadav To Tim Southee
Turning back in from around off, Southee has his bat close to the front pad in defense.
Tim Southee is the new batsman.
53.2
W
Jayant Yadav To Kyle Jamieson OUT!
OUT! LBW! Jayant Yadav comes up with a perfect off spinner, he lands it outside off and gets it to spin back sharply into the batsman. Kyle Jamieson is caught on the back foot as he tries to defend. He misses and is rapped on the back leg. They appeal and the finger has gone up. Kyle Jamieson is not convinced and opts for the DRS. The UltraEdge shows no wood while the Ball Tracker finds everything in line. Three reds. New Zealand have lost their seventh wicket.
53.1
0
Jayant Yadav To Kyle Jamieson
Tossed up ball around off, turning down sharply, Kyle offers no shot and takes it on his pads.
53.1
nb
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Flatter and a touch shorter on off, Nicholls eases himself on the back foot and pushes it towards covers for one. It's called a no ball for overstepping.
End Of The Over 53 : 163/6
1 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 052.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 1 B52.5
  • 052.6
K. Jamieson
0 (2)
H. Nicholls
42 (105)
R. Ashwin
21-9-32-3
52.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Kyle Jamieson
Floated and around off, fuller in length, Jamieson tries to defend but it takes the inner half and sneaks past Mayank Agarwal at short leg.
52.5
b
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Goodness me! Sharp turn and bounce from around off, too venomous. Nicholls is beaten on the outside edge and Saha also fails to gather it. They steal a bye.
52.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Fullish and close to off, Henry Nicholls stretches forward and defends it with firm hands to the off side.
52.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Some extra air time to this delivery, full and outside off, it's left alone.
52.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Fuller and around middle, this time Nicholls covers the spin and defends it to the off side.
52.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Plenty of away spin on this delivery as it lands outside off, Henry Nicholls is caught pushing and missing inside the line.
End Of The Over 52 : 162/6
8 Runs
  • 051.1
  • 051.2
  • 451.3
  • 451.4
  • W51.5
  • 051.6
K. Jamieson
0 (1)
H. Nicholls
42 (100)
J. Yadav
12-3-47-1
51.6
0
Jayant Yadav To Kyle Jamieson
Flatter and a touch shorter outside off, Kyle Jamieson punches it from the back foot to point. Slight fumble from Mohammed Siraj but no run conceded.
Kyle Jamieson walks in next.
51.5
W
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Two boundaries and a wicket. After two loose deliveries, it's a fabulous ball served by Jayant Yadav. He gets the line right and dishes it around off, Rachin Ravindra tries to defend the trajectory but the ball spins away to take a healthy outside edge. Cheteshwar Pujara is alert at second slip and makes no mistake. India are 4 wickets away as a gritty little knock from Rachin Ravindra is over.
51.4
4
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR! Down the leg side, skidding further down, Rachin Ravindra sweeps it down fine for a boundary at fine leg.
51.3
4
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR! Boundaries have come this morning. This was courtesy of some sloppy fielding by Mohammed Siraj. Fullish and around leg, Rachin Ravindra sweeps it towards backward square leg where Siraj doesn't account for spin and misses. It races behind.
51.2
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Loopy and around off, drifting in and turning out, Rachin Ravindra looks to defend but is beaten by the away spin.
51.1
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Turning away from around off, Rachin Ravindra gets forward but then offers no shot as he pulls his bat away. He was looking to play inside the line initially.
End Of The Over 51 : 154/5
4 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 050.2
  • 450.3
  • 050.4
  • 050.5
  • 050.6
H. Nicholls
42 (100)
R. Ravindra
10 (45)
R. Ashwin
20-8-32-3
50.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Gives it some extra air time and lands it full on middle, Henry Nicholls stretches forward and defends it safely.
50.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Fuller and outside off, left alone.
50.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Loopy and around off, Henry Nicholls defends it by getting forward.
50.3
4
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
FOUR! The broom is out! Full and around middle, a bit too full, Henry Nicholls brings out the sweep shot and nails it to the deep square leg fence.
50.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Fuller and around off, Henry defends it soundly off his front foot.
50.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Floated, full and on middle, and dipping in, Henry Nicholls brings his bat down quickly in defense.
End Of The Over 50 : 150/5
1 Runs
  • 149.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 049.5
  • 049.6
R. Ravindra
10 (45)
H. Nicholls
38 (94)
J. Yadav
11-3-39-0
49.6
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Beauty, unplayable. Jayant Yadav lands it close to off and the ball spins away sharply, Ravindra has a tame push inside the line and misses.
49.5
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Appeal for an lbw, not given. Tossed up around middle, turning and bouncing a lot as Rachin is again squared up in defense. It pings him on the pads but the appeal is not entertained.
49.4
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Flighted and outside off, Rachin Ravindra watches it carefully before making a leave.
49.3
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
The batsman has just blocked that from his crease.
49.2
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Edged but safe! Full and around off, landing and breaking away, Rachin pushes inside the line with firm hands and gets a soft outside edge. Doesn't carry to the slip fielders.
49.1
1
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Short and outside off, Henry cuts it to sweeper cover and now there is a protection in the deep. Only a run.
End Of The Over 49 : 149/5
1 Runs
  • 148.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
R. Ravindra
10 (40)
H. Nicholls
37 (93)
R. Ashwin
19-8-28-3
48.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Slower one, full and around off, Rachin Ravindra deals with it comfortably from the back foot.
48.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Extra loop on this time but the line is outside leg, Ravindra nudges it towards square leg.
48.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller and on off, Ravindra drives off the front foot but finds the cover fielder.
48.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Presses forward to a full ball around off and blocks it to the off side.
48.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Floated and around middle, Rachin is forward and defends it on the leg side.
48.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
A touch short and around middle, Nicholls gets back and helps it in the gap at mid-wicket for a run.
End Of The Over 48 : 148/5
8 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 447.2
  • 047.3
  • 047.4
  • 047.5
  • 447.6
R. Ravindra
10 (35)
H. Nicholls
36 (92)
J. Yadav
10-3-38-0
47.6
4
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR! Punished! Short and wide outside off, Rachin Ravindra pounces onto it and slaps it square of the wicket on the off side for another boundary in the over.
47.5
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller and on off, defended off the front foot.
47.4
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Shout for an lbw! The finger stays down. That looked very tight. Virat Kohli has a word with his bowler and keeper and decides against reviewing it. Loopy and full, landing around leg and curving away. Ravindra is squared up in defense and gets beaten by the turn. It hits him on the back leg, they appeal but the umpire disagrees. The replays find it to be the umpire's call.
47.3
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter and around off, Rachin stays back and defends it late to the off side.
47.2
4
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR! Put away. It's important to capitalize on poor deliveries and stay positive. Short and around off, Rachin Ravindra goes deep inside the crease and cracks it through covers for a boundary.
47.1
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Tossed up, around off Rachin Ravindra defends it by pressing forward.
End Of The Over 47 : 140/5
0 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
H. Nicholls
36 (92)
R. Ravindra
2 (29)
R. Ashwin
18-8-27-3
46.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Fuller and on off, the batsman has just watchfully blocked this out.
46.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
And again. Spinning away from the batsman, Henry tries to defend but is beaten by the turn.
46.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Beauty! Full and floated, around off, a tentative front-foot prod from Nicholls as he looks to defend but it spins past the blade.
46.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Slightly flat, full and around off, skidding in, Henry is forward as he blocks.
46.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Slower through the air, full and on middle, again Nicholls defends it by getting forward.
46.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Starts with a flighted delivery on off, Henry Nicholls stretches forward and defends it back.
Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 46 : 140/5
0 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
R. Ravindra
2 (29)
H. Nicholls
36 (86)
J. Yadav
9-3-30-0
45.6
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Quicker and around leg, turn and bounce again, Rachin gets back to block but it takes his thigh pad and drops near silly point.
45.5
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Lands it full and around off, skidding in, Ravindra brings his bat in front in defense.
45.4
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
The line moves to outside off now, a loopy delivery, turning away, Rachin covers his stumps and shoulders arms.
45.3
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Another full ball, this time the line is around leg, Rachin helps it towards mid-wicket.
45.2
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Fullish and around off, this time Rachin Ravindra is forward in defense and does well to block it away.
45.1
0
Jayant Yadav To Rachin Ravindra
Beaten straightaway! A perfect start from Jayant. He tosses it up and lands around off, Ravindra tries to defend but the ball spins away to beat the outside edge.
All in readiness here at the Wankhede Stadium. The players have come out in the middle. Henry Nicholls and Rachin Ravindra are the overnight Kiwi batters. As expected, India will start with spin. Jayant Yadav is ready to bowl. Silly point and two slips in place. Here we go...
Pitch report - Simon Doull says that the pitch looks the same and it will offer spin and bounce. The Kiwi adds that he was very happy with the intent shown by Daryl Mitchell and Henry Nicholls. Feels that it's possible to bat on this surface by keeping positive intent and aggressive footwork.
It's a lovely morning in Mumbai, bright and sunny, so if New Zealand were hoping for some assistance from the weather gods, it's not there. The Indian players are going through their warm-up drills. Everyone is looking nice and relaxed, and Rahul Dravid is seen sharing some words with his boys.
Hello, folks! A 5-wicket formality is left on what could be the final day, if not the session, of this Test match and series. India have flexed their muscles to stamp their authority and have the Black Caps on the mat. It's now a matter of landing the knockout punch as New Zealand getting back on their feet looks highly unlikely. Still, cricket is a game of uncertainties and it has a habit of giving a reality check whenever you try to get too ahead of yourself. That record sixth wicket stand between Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling against India in 2014 is still fresh in our memories. A game that looked done and dusted on Day 4 got stretched deep into Day 5. Do New Zealand have the same fight left in them? Let's find out.
... Day 4, Session 1 ...
Now, the question is how long will India take to get the remaining wickets? A session? More than that? One thing is for sure the Kiwis won't be going down without a fight. Do join us for Day 4 at 0930 local (0400 GMT) for what could also be the last day of this Test.
Daryl Mitchell is down for a chat. He says that Agrawal set the template with the way he batted against the spinners. Adds that it is about finding ways to put pressure on the bowlers. Mentions that it is about constantly adapting to the situation and what the opposition is doing, it is always nice to spend time in the middle. He accepts that they are in a tough situation and it will be challenging from here to save this Test.
For India, it was the Ashwin show, he got three of the 5 to fall and bowled beautifully. Axar also got one. Yadav and the seamers were a tad disappointing. They could have had Nicholls too had India taken the review on Yadav's bowling. However, they will be pretty pleased with the day.
Another session which belongs to India! 4 wickets is what they got and they are just the 5 wickets away from winning this game! A very strange approach from the Kiwis in this session. They came out with fire, they looked to play shots especially, Mitchell, Taylor and Young. It did not come off that well for Young and Taylor but Mitchell played really well for his half ton. Nicholls gave him good support. Once Mitchell fell though Blundell did not last for long but Nicholls and Ravindra ensured there were no more wickets to fall.
End Of The Over 45 : 140/5
0 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
H. Nicholls
36 (86)
R. Ravindra
2 (23)
R. Ashwin
17-7-27-3
44.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up, on a driving length but well outside off. Henry Nicholls doesn't take the bait as he lets it through. The umpires call for Stumps. NEW ZEALAND END THE DAY ON 140/5!
44.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up, on off. Nicholls presents the full face of the bat and plays it towards mid off.
44.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Peach! Ashwin drifts this one in, around off stump but the ball just grips and turns away sharply after pitching. Henry Nicholls looks to defend but the ball goes past the outside edge and Saha with a great take yet again.
44.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
On middle and leg, Nicholls presses forward and fends it away onto the leg side.
44.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
On middle, nudged onto the leg side.
Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl the last over.
44.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Floated it up, around middle. Henry Nicholls defends it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 44 : 140/5
0 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 043.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
R. Ravindra
2 (23)
H. Nicholls
36 (80)
A. Patel
10-2-42-1
43.6
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
End of another maiden over. Slightly slower, on middle. Rachin Ravindra presses forward and defends it back to the bowler.
43.5
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Around off again and Ravindra keeps it out with ease.
43.4
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
On a length, around off and spinning in. Rachin Ravindra defends it off the back foot.
43.3
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
On off and played towards point.
43.2
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Quicker one, on middle and Ravindra keeps it out on the leg side.
43.1
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Around off, Ravindra strides forward to defend.
Axar Patel to continue.
End Of The Over 43 : 140/5
0 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
H. Nicholls
36 (80)
R. Ravindra
2 (17)
J. Yadav
8-2-30-0
42.6
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Nicely tossed up, but well outside off. Easy leave for Henry Nicholls and its a maiden over.
42.5
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Floated up, full and around middle. Henry Nicholls defends it off the front foot.
42.4
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
A touch short and wide, played off the back foot towards point.
42.3
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Quicker one, around middle and leg. Nicholls fends it away.
42.2
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Flighted delivery, on middle. Nicholls puts out a big stride forward to defend.
42.1
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up, on off and kept out by Nicholls.
End Of The Over 42 : 140/5
2 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 241.6
R. Ravindra
2 (17)
H. Nicholls
36 (74)
A. Patel
9-1-42-1
41.6
2
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller one, around off and edged down towards third man for a couple.
41.5
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
No shot offered but easily pitching outside leg. Quicker one, around leg stump and angled across. Rachin Ravindra strides out but doesn't offer a shot and gets rapped on the pads. The Indian players appeal but not given. The replay confirms that it was pitching well outside leg.
41.4
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Floated up, full and on off. Rachin Ravindra squirts it out on the off side.
41.3
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
On middle and leg, defended out on the leg side.
41.2
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
On the pads, kept down towards leg slip.
41.1
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter one, on off and turning in. Rachin Ravindra plays it off the back foot and dabs it down towards short leg.
End Of The Over 41 : 138/5
4 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 440.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
H. Nicholls
36 (74)
R. Ravindra
0 (11)
J. Yadav
7-1-30-0
40.6
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Around off, Nicholls stays solid in defense.
40.5
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
On middle, Nicholls presses forward to defend.
40.4
4
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
FOUR! Edged...but safe! Henry Nicholls has batted pretty well and maybe deserves a bit of luck. On a length, around off and turning away sharply. Nicholls looks to cut but the extra bounce makes him get it off the outside edge. The ball flies past first slip and ends up in the fence.
40.3
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
On middle and leg, Nicholls strides forward to defend.
40.2
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Around off and turning away, left alone.
40.1
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Drifted in on leg stump and this one straightens. Henry Nicholls defends it out.
End Of The Over 40 : 134/5
0 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
R. Ravindra
0 (11)
H. Nicholls
32 (68)
R. Ashwin
16-6-27-3
39.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Full and wide, Rachin Ravindra drives it firmly but straight to mid off. Maiden over from Ashwin.
39.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Around middle and leg, driven towards mid on.
39.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Floated up, at the pads and nudged onto the leg side.
39.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Attacking the stumps this time, Ravindra stays solid in defense.
39.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Beaten! Slightly quicker, on a length and around leg. This one turns square and Ravindra is comprehensively beaten.
39.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Tossed up, on middle and kept out by Ravindra.
End Of The Over 39 : 134/5
4 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 438.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
H. Nicholls
32 (68)
R. Ravindra
0 (5)
J. Yadav
6-1-26-0
38.6
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Angled in at middle stump, Nicholls defends it off the back foot.
38.5
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Quicker one, on middle and leg, pushed towards mid on.
38.4
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Sharp turn and bounce. Around off again and Nicholls makes another good leave.
38.3
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Flighted delivery, around the off stump and well left by Henry Nicholls.
38.2
4
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
FOUR! A touch short, on off and spinning away. Henry Nicholls rocks back and cuts it behind square for a boundary.
38.1
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Drifted into middle and leg, kept out by Henry Nicholls.
End Of The Over 38 : 130/5
1 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 137.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
R. Ravindra
0 (5)
H. Nicholls
28 (62)
R. Ashwin
15-5-27-3
37.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller on off. Rachin Ravindra drives it to covers.
37.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Nicely tossed up on middle again. Rachin Ravindra defends this off the front foot.
37.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
On off and turning away. Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone.
37.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Rachin Ravindra
Tossed up on on off. Defended off the front foot.
37.2
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
On middle and leg. Turned away to mid-wicket for a single.
37.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
On middle. Henry Nicholls presses forward to defend but gets as inside edge onto his pads.
End Of The Over 37 : 129/5
0 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • W36.5
  • 036.6
R. Ravindra
0 (1)
H. Nicholls
27 (60)
A. Patel
8-1-40-1
36.6
0
Axar Patel To Rachin Ravindra
Tossed up on off. Rachin Ravindra defends this off the front foot.
Rachin Ravindra comes out to bat at number 7.
36.5
W
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Mix-up there in the middle and Tom Blundell pays the price! Tossed up on off. Tom Blundell drives it to mid off and sets off for a single. Henry Nicholls sents him back as there is no run there. Tom Blundell tries to go back but throw from the substitute fielder, Srikar Bharat is accurate and Wriddhiman Saha whips the bails off as Tom Blundell is short of his crease.One wicket brings two and New Zealand have lost half of their side now.
36.4
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Tossed up on off. Defended off the front foot.
36.3
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Quicker and flatter on middle. Tom Blundell gets well forward to defend it.
36.2
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Shorter length on middle. Worked away to mid-wicket.
36.1
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Quicker on middle. Defended off the front foot towards the on side.
End Of The Over 36 : 129/4
0 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
H. Nicholls
27 (60)
T. Blundell
0 (1)
R. Ashwin
14-5-26-3
35.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Carrom ball this time and outside off. Henry Nicholls looks to push at it but misses.
35.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Fuller on off. Defended off the front foot.
35.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Quicker again and flatter on off. Defended off the back foot.
35.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Slower in the air on off. Henry Nicholls defends this off the front foot.
35.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Quicker on off and turing away sharply. Henry Nicholls looks to defend but gets beaten by the turn.
35.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Fuller on middle. Henry Nicholls sweeps but excellent fielding by Shreyas Iyer at square leg.
End Of The Over 35 : 129/4
8 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 634.2
  • W34.3
  • 034.4
  • 134.5
  • 034.6
T. Blundell
0 (1)
H. Nicholls
27 (54)
A. Patel
7-0-40-1
34.6
0
Axar Patel To Tom Blundell
Around off, Tom Blundell presses forward and keeps it out on the off side.
34.5
1
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up delivery, Henry Nicholls comes down the track and pushes it towards long on for one.
34.4
0
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls
On middle, Nicholls strides forward and defends it off the inner half of the bat.
Tom Blundell comes in at number 6.
Saha was right on 31.5, he did mention that it clipped the off pole and a replay from a better angle just showed that. Not sure how it did not fall.
34.3
W
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Daryl Mitchell is gone now! He tries to play the same shot like the previous one but miscues this time and pays the price! Slower in the air on off by Axar Patel. Daryl Mitchell skips down the track and tries to go downtown again. But miscues this time. He gets it off the bottom of his blade towards deep extra-cover fielder. Jayant Yadav in the deep there takes a fine catch and Daryl Mitchell, after playing a fine knock has to walk back.
34.2
6
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
SIX! A clean strike by Daryl Mitchell! Tossed up on off. Daryl Mitchell skips down the track and lifts this straight down the ground for a biggie.
34.1
1
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls
Quicker and on a shorter side by Axar Patel. Henry Nicholls pushes it to covers for a single.
End Of The Over 34 : 121/3
0 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
D. Mitchell
54 (90)
H. Nicholls
25 (51)
R. Ashwin
13-4-26-3
33.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Ravichandran Ashwin bowls this quicker and flatter outside off. Defended off the front foot towards the off side.
33.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Quicker this time on middle. Daryl Mitchell looks to defend but gets hit high on the pads.
33.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
On leg and turning into the batter. Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone.
33.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Fuller this time. Safely defended by Daryl Mitchell.
33.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Quicker and flatter on off. Defended off the back foot.
33.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Tossed up on off. Daryl Mitchell nicely defends it off the front foot.
DRINKS! What no one expected has happened, as Daryl Mitchell and Henry Nicholls have applied themselves really well and have frustrated the Indian bowlers. Mitchell brought up a gritty fifty and apart from the odd ball beating the edge, these two seem comfortable. Ravichandran Ashwin has been brought back into the attack and after quite a long time, India look like taking a wicket. But will they? Or will these two see the Kiwis through to Day 4?
End Of The Over 33 : 121/3
7 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 132.3
  • 032.4
  • 132.5
  • 432.6
H. Nicholls
25 (51)
D. Mitchell
54 (84)
A. Patel
6-0-32-0
32.6
4
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls
FOUR! Henry Nicholls gets the final ball away for the boundary! On middle and off. Henry Nicholls gets on his knees and reverse-sweeps it towards third man fence for a boundary.
32.5
1
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Slightly quicker on off. Pushed to covers for a quick single.
32.4
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Tossed up on off this time. Carefully blocked off the front foot.
32.3
1
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls
Fuller on middle. Clipped to deep square leg for another single.
32.2
1
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Shorter length and outside off this time. Pushed to deep cover for a single.
32.1
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Slower in the air on off. Defended off the front foot.
Change from both ends as Axar Patel (5-0-25-0) comes back into the attack.
End Of The Over 32 : 114/3
1 Runs
  • 131.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
H. Nicholls
20 (49)
D. Mitchell
52 (80)
R. Ashwin
12-3-26-3
31.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Fuller on off. Henry Nicholls defends this off the front foot. End of an outstanding over by Ravichandran Ashwin.
31.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Beaten again! Three in a row! Loopy delivery on off. Henry Nicholls puts his bat down to block it but the ball misses the outside edge of his blade. Saha says it had hit the off pole, replays indicate nothing as the batter is covering the stumps.
31.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Another play and a miss! Tossed up again nicely on middle and leg. Henry Nicholls tries to defend it off the front foot but the ball misses the blade by whisker. Ravichandran Ashwin is getting good purchase out there.
31.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Beautifully bowled! Tossed up on middle. Henry Nicholls presses forward to defend but the ball misses the outside edge of his blade as it turns away sharply.
31.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Fuller on middle and leg. Clipped to mid on.
31.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Shorter length on off and skids through. Daryl Mitchell pushes it to the off side and gets a quick single.
Ravichandran Ashwin (11-3-25-3) comes back into the attack.
End Of The Over 31 : 113/3
4 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 430.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
H. Nicholls
20 (44)
D. Mitchell
51 (79)
J. Yadav
5-1-22-0
30.6
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Slightly shorter on middle and turning away. Henry Nicholls blocks it comfortably off the back foot.
30.5
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Fuller on off. Henry Nicholls defends this off the front foot and gets the inside half of his blade towards mid-wicket.
30.4
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Around off and turning away. Henry Nicholls lets it turn and taps it to point.
30.3
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Quicker on off. Defended off the front foot.
30.2
4
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
FOUR! New Zealand are getting boundaries at regular intervals now! Tossed up on off. Henry Nicholls gets on his knees and sweeps it to deep square leg for a boundary.
30.1
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up on off. Henry Nicholls gets forward and defends it to the off side.
End Of The Over 30 : 109/3
8 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 429.2
  • 429.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
D. Mitchell
51 (79)
H. Nicholls
16 (38)
U. Yadav
5-1-19-0
29.6
0
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Yadav ends with a good bouncer. It's over middle and going down leg. Daryl Mitchell ducks under it.
29.5
0
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Another one slanting down the leg side. No need to play at that one.
29.4
0
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Good-length ball, outside off and left alone.
29.3
4
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! A fifty of the highest quality for Daryl Mitchell. Attempted slower one, down the leg side. Mitchell tickles it fine and picks up another boundary.
29.2
4
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Edgy boundary! A length ball, outside off. Daryl Mitchell throws his hands at it and gets a thick edge which runs down into the third man fence. The fifty partnership comes up between these two as well.
29.1
0
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Fullish ball, on off and ahint of reverse on this occasion. Daryl Mitchell stays solid in defense.
End Of The Over 29 : 101/3
14 Runs
  • 4 B28.1
  • 428.2
  • 128.3
  • 028.4
  • 1 NB28.5
  • 028.5
  • 428.6
H. Nicholls
16 (38)
D. Mitchell
43 (73)
J. Yadav
4-1-18-0
28.6
4
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
FOUR! Dragged down, on middle. Henry Nicholls hops on the back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
28.5
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
On off and kept out.
28.5
nb
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
NO BALL! Flighted delivery, on middle. Henry Nicholls comes down the track but gets completely undone in flight. The ball turns away and it's a difficult one for the keeper to take. Wriddhiman Saha is unable to gather as the stumping chance goes begging. A no ball is called for overstepping and Saha will be a relived man.
28.4
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up, on off and defended out.
28.3
1
Jayant Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Slightly flatter, on off. Daryl Mitchell bunts it on the off side and scampers through for a quick single.
28.2
4
Jayant Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Tossed up, around off. Daryl Mitchell attempts the reverse sweep and gets right on top of the bounce as he also finds the backward point fence. Good shot.
28.1
b
Jayant Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR BYES! Wrong line from Jayant Yadav. On middle and turning way down the leg side. Daryl Mitchell looks to defend, but the ball deflects off the pads and goes into the fence. Given as byes though.
End Of The Over 28 : 87/3
1 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 1 LB27.6
D. Mitchell
38 (70)
H. Nicholls
12 (34)
U. Yadav
4-1-11-0
27.6
lb
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
LEG BYE! Slanting down leg, Mitchell looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off the pads towards short fine leg and they get a leg bye.
27.5
0
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Around the off pole and tailing back in. Daryl Mitchell defends it on the leg side.
27.4
0
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Good-length ball, outside off and left alone.
27.3
0
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Fullish ball, on middle. Daryl Mitchell gets squared up a bit but manages to fend it away.
27.2
0
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
A length ball, around off and coming back in. Mitchell keeps it out on the leg side.
Now then... on 25.4, there was no inside edge! Everybody felt that there was an inside edge. It was just a casual appeal from the Indians. The ball actually hit the pad first and then Ball Tracker showed three reds. Big let off for Henry Nicholls and is that the kind of luck he needs to get back in form?
27.1
0
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Attacking the pads as this one is angled in from off stump. Mitchell does well to keep it out.
End Of The Over 27 : 86/3
0 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
H. Nicholls
12 (34)
D. Mitchell
38 (64)
J. Yadav
3-1-8-0
26.6
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Turn, bite and bounce. Tossed up, around off and turning away sharply. Nicholls leaves it alone and Saha makes a good take. Maiden over.
26.5
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Flatter one, on off, worked towards cover.
26.4
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Quicker one, flighted around off and turning away sharply. Henry Nicholls makes a good leave.
26.3
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up, on off and Nicholls stays solid in defense.
26.2
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Around middle and leg, nudged onto the leg side.
26.1
0
Jayant Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Fuller one, on off and kept out by Nicholls.
Jayant Yadav comes back into the attack.
End Of The Over 26 : 86/3
5 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 125.5
  • 425.6
D. Mitchell
38 (64)
H. Nicholls
12 (28)
U. Yadav
3-0-11-0
25.6
4
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Attempted short ball, on off and this one sits up nicely for the batter. Daryl Mitchell hangs back and pulls it aerially and the ball races away into the square leg fence.
25.5
1
Umesh Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Length again, on off and nudged towards wide mid on for a quick single.
25.4
0
Umesh Yadav To Henry Nicholls
On off and nipping back in sharply. Henry Nicholls falls over a bit as he looks to play the on drive and inside edges it onto the pads. The replay shows that there was no inside edge and the ball was crashing into middle and leg.
25.3
0
Umesh Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Back of a length, around off and angled at the body. Henry Nicholls taps it off the back foot to point.
25.2
0
Umesh Yadav To Henry Nicholls
A well-directed bouncer, on off and angling at the helmet. Henry Nicholls sways away from it.
25.1
0
Umesh Yadav To Henry Nicholls
A length ball, around off and driven firmly towards covers.
End Of The Over 25 : 81/3
2 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 224.6
D. Mitchell
34 (63)
H. Nicholls
11 (23)
J. Yadav
2-0-8-0
24.6
2
Jayant Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Two more! On the pads, Mitchell nudges it trough mid-wicket for two.
24.5
0
Jayant Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Angled into middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
24.4
0
Jayant Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
On off, blocked.
24.3
0
Jayant Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Fires it on middle, Daryl Mitchell stands back and blocks.
24.2
0
Jayant Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Floats it up on off, Mitchell keeps it out.
24.1
0
Jayant Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Down the leg side, left alone.
End Of The Over 24 : 79/3
1 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 123.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
H. Nicholls
11 (23)
D. Mitchell
32 (57)
U. Yadav
2-0-6-0
23.6
0
Umesh Yadav To Henry Nicholls
BEATEN! Outside off, Nicholls leans and looks to defend.
23.5
0
Umesh Yadav To Henry Nicholls
On off, Nicholls blocks.
23.4
1
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Angled into the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.
23.3
0
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Another one on off, it is pushed to covers.
India take the review for caught behind. Definite noise but UltraEdge confirms that it was off the pad. The onfield decision stays and India lose their second review.
23.2
0
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
NOT OUT! It is off the pad! Down the leg side, Mitchell looks to flick but misses. There is a sound as it passes the batter. Saha dives to his left and takes it. An appeal but turned down. Saha indicates he did not hear anything. Kohli takes a review but Ultra Edge shows it is not off the bat.
23.1
0
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Down the leg side, the batter looks to flick but no connection.
End Of The Over 23 : 78/3
3 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 122.4
  • 022.5
  • 222.6
H. Nicholls
11 (21)
D. Mitchell
31 (53)
R. Ashwin
11-3-25-3
22.6
2
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
On the pads, Nicholls sweeps, it goes off the inner half through backward square leg for two.
22.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
On off, defended.
22.4
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
22.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Yet another floated up delivery on off, defended.
22.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Loopy ball on off, kept out.
22.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Comes down the track does Mitchell, it is blocked.
End Of The Over 22 : 75/3
5 Runs
  • 121.1
  • 421.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
H. Nicholls
9 (19)
D. Mitchell
30 (49)
U. Yadav
1-0-5-0
21.6
0
Umesh Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Outside off, fuller, this is driven to covers.
21.5
0
Umesh Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Outside off, Nicholls leaves it alone.
21.4
0
Umesh Yadav To Henry Nicholls
On the stumps again, it is defended.
21.3
0
Umesh Yadav To Henry Nicholls
Good length and on the stumps now, defended.
21.2
4
Umesh Yadav To Henry Nicholls
EDGED AND OVER! FOUR! Outside off, Nicholls throws his bat at it, it flies off the outside edge over the slip cordon for a boundary.
21.1
1
Umesh Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
Umesh Yadav comes on to bowl for the first time in this innings.
End Of The Over 21 : 70/3
3 Runs
  • 120.1
  • 020.2
  • 120.3
  • 020.4
  • 120.5
  • 020.6
H. Nicholls
5 (14)
D. Mitchell
29 (48)
R. Ashwin
10-3-22-3
20.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Gives it air and lands it on middle, defended.
20.5
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket for one.
20.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Loopy ball on the pads, Mitchell looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
20.3
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Fuller and on off, the driven comes out. It goes down to long off for one.
20.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Floats it up on middle, defended.
20.1
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Tossed up outside off, it is pushed towards cover for one.
DRINKS! India already has three and there are still 25 overs to go, you would not bet against them to get a victory here today itself. Mitchell though is playing really well. He though needs someone to give him proper support. Can Nicholls be the one? We will find out.
End Of The Over 20 : 67/3
4 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 419.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
H. Nicholls
4 (11)
D. Mitchell
27 (45)
A. Patel
5-0-25-0
19.6
0
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls
Another short one, outside off. Henry Nicholls goes on the back foot but can't get it past backward point.
19.5
0
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls
Patel goes full and bowls it around off. Henry Nicholls squeezes it out on the off side.
19.4
0
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls
Slowed up and bowled outside off. Henry Nicholls presses for ward to defend.
19.3
0
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up, on middle. Henry Nicholls steps out yet again and drives it firmly back towards the bowler.
19.2
4
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls
FOUR! Short and wide, punished! Henry Nicholls rocks back and thrashes it through cover-point for a boundary.
19.1
0
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up, on off. Henry Nicholls skips down the track and pushes it back to the bowler.
A huge appeal and the finger is raised! Mitchell reviews straightaway! There seems to be an inside edge.
End Of The Over 19 : 63/3
0 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
D. Mitchell
27 (45)
H. Nicholls
0 (5)
R. Ashwin
9-3-19-3
18.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
NOT OUT! Good review from Daryl Mitchell in the end. On middle and leg, turning in. Mitchell strides out to defend but the ball goes off the inside edge onto the pads. The umpire raises his finger but Mitchell reviews it straightaway. UltraEdge confirms that there is a deflection and Ashwin will not get his fourth wicket yet.
18.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter one, from 'round the wicket and outside off. Mitchell keeps it out.
18.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Gives it a bit of air, on off. Daryl Mitchell presses forward to defend.
18.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
On middle and defended off the front foot.
18.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Fuller one, around off. Daryl Mitchell looks to reverse sweep but gets a bottom edge towards the slip cordon.
18.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Tossed up, on off and Mitchell stays solid in defense.
End Of The Over 18 : 63/3
7 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 617.3
  • 117.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
H. Nicholls
0 (5)
D. Mitchell
27 (39)
A. Patel
4-0-21-0
17.6
0
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls
Quicker one, around off. Henry Nicholls strides out again to defend but gets rapped on the pads. A stifled appeal, not given, probably hitting outside the line of off stump.
17.5
0
Axar Patel To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up, on off. Henry Nicholls strides out to defend.
17.4
1
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter one, on off and punched through mid off for a run.
17.3
6
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
SIX! Excellent use of the feet from Daryl Mitchell. Tossed up, around off. Mitchell skips down the track and gets to the pitch of the ball and whacks it over the long on fence for a biggie.
17.2
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
On middle, Mitchell plays it towards mid on.
17.1
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
On off and kept out on the off side.
End Of The Over 17 : 56/3
1 Runs
  • W16.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
H. Nicholls
0 (3)
D. Mitchell
20 (35)
R. Ashwin
8-2-19-3
16.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Slowed up, on middle and pushed back to the bowler.
16.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
On the pads, Henry Nicholls looks to flick it away but misses.
16.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Henry Nicholls
Quicker one, on middle and kept out.
16.3
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
On off, Mitchell presses forward and gets an inside edge on the leg side for one.
16.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Beaten! Quicker one, around off and this one straightens. Mitchell looks to block but gets beaten on the outside edge.
Who comes in next? Henry Nicholls it is.
16.1
W
Ravichandran Ashwin To Ross Taylor OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Ross Taylor looked edgy out there and his brief stay at the crease has ended. Ravichandran Ashwin tosses it up, on off and turning in. Taylor gets low looking to slog it away. The ball goes off the top edge and is skied towards backward square leg. Cheteshwar Pujara runs behind from leg slip and takes a good diving catch. New Zealand reeling now with three back in the hut and Ashwin gets another one.
End Of The Over 16 : 55/2
5 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 415.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
D. Mitchell
19 (33)
R. Taylor
6 (7)
A. Patel
3-0-14-0
15.6
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Slowed up, on off and turning away. Mitchell keeps it out on the off side.
15.5
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
On off and blocked out by Mitchell.
15.4
1
Axar Patel To Ross Taylor
Tossed up, on off. Taylor skips down the track and drives it towards mid off for a quick run.
15.3
4
Axar Patel To Ross Taylor
FOUR! Close! Fired in at leg stump. Ross Taylor steps out of his crease but ends up yorking himself. The ball gets a faint inside edge and goes past the leg stump, into the fence.
15.2
0
Axar Patel To Ross Taylor
On a length, around off and cut away towards point.
15.1
0
Axar Patel To Ross Taylor
Sharp chance! On middle, defended to the left of short leg. Suryakumar Yadav gets his foot in the way and makes a good stop.
End Of The Over 15 : 50/2
5 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • W14.3
  • 4 B14.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
R. Taylor
1 (3)
D. Mitchell
19 (31)
R. Ashwin
7-2-18-2
14.6
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Ross Taylor
Outside off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
14.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Ross Taylor
Slows it up and bowls it outside off. Taylor looks to sweep but misses.
14.4
b
Ravichandran Ashwin To Ross Taylor
FOUR BYES! Ashwin could have had two in two! What a beauty of a nut again. This is tossed up. It lands outside off and turns back in. Taylor looks to drive against the turn but it sneaks between the gap of bat and pad and goes over middle pole. The keeper does not collect it. Boundary.
Ross Taylor comes in at number 4.
14.3
W
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young OUT!
OUT! That is quite clearly off the glove! Kohli knew that and hence, he just reviewed it immediately. Young now walks back. That is a beauty of a delivery. Turn, bounce, just unplayable. This lands outside off, Young goes back to block, it turns back in sharply and also there is extra bounce. Goes off something to the fielder at short leg. The Indians are appealing, actually celebrating. The umpire shakes his head. Kohli reviews straightaway and it is a good review. India now 8 wickets away. Still 30 overs left in the day.
India take the review for a caught decision. UltraEdge shows that there is a clear spike as the ball passes the bat. The onfield decision is reversed and OUT is the signal.
14.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
Tossed up, around the off pole. Will Young keeps it out.
14.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
Loopy ball on off, kept out.
End Of The Over 14 : 45/1
2 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 213.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
D. Mitchell
19 (31)
W. Young
20 (38)
A. Patel
2-0-9-0
13.6
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Another one on the stumps, defended.
13.5
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Floats it up on off, Mitchell lunges and keeps it out.
13.4
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Angles it into the stumps, kept out.
13.3
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
On middle, defended.
13.2
2
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Outside off, this is pushed through covers for two.
13.1
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.
Axar Patel comes from the opposite end now.
End Of The Over 13 : 43/1
8 Runs
  • 412.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 412.5
  • 012.6
W. Young
20 (38)
D. Mitchell
17 (25)
R. Ashwin
6-2-17-1
12.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
On off, blocked.
12.5
4
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
FOUR! Quicker but on the shorter side, this is pushed through covers for a boundary.
12.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
Flighted ball on off, Young defends it.
12.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
Gives it air and lands it on off, Young keeps it out.
12.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
Floats it up on off, Young defends.
12.1
4
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
FOUR! Another excellent stroke! These two are using their feet really well. Young is quickly out, gets to the pitch of it and hits it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
End Of The Over 12 : 35/1
6 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 411.2
  • 111.3
  • 011.4
  • 111.5
  • 011.6
D. Mitchell
17 (25)
W. Young
12 (32)
J. Yadav
1-0-6-0
11.6
0
Jayant Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
11.5
1
Jayant Yadav To Will Young
Swept and swept hard but only for one! On middle, this is hit through mid-wicket.
11.4
0
Jayant Yadav To Will Young
BEATEN! This lands outside off, Young looks to defend inside the line, probably for the turn. This goes on with the arm and beats the outside edge.
11.3
1
Jayant Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
Fuller and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
11.2
4
Jayant Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Really good intent from Mitchell and good use of the feet too. Steps out and lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
11.1
0
Jayant Yadav To Daryl Mitchell
A little too full and on off, this is jammed back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 11 : 29/1
7 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 410.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 210.5
  • 110.6
D. Mitchell
12 (21)
W. Young
11 (30)
A. Patel
1-0-7-0
10.6
1
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Really well bowled! This is flatter, from wide of the crease, it is angled into middle, this lands and turns away. Mitchell looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge towards short third man for one.
10.5
2
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Slightly shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for two.
10.4
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
On off, this is guided to point.
10.3
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter and on off, Mitchell lunges and defends.
10.2
4
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Thumped! Daryl Mitchell comes down the track, he gets to the pitch of the ball and hammers it down to the long on fence.
10.1
0
Axar Patel To Daryl Mitchell
On middle, defended.
Axar Patel comes on to bowl now.
End Of The Over 10 : 22/1
0 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
W. Young
11 (30)
D. Mitchell
5 (15)
R. Ashwin
5-2-9-1
9.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
Tossed up, outside off. Young presses forward to defend.
9.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
On off, kept out.
9.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
What happened here! Shorter delivery, around off and turning in. Will Young tries to fend it off but the ball hits him on the pads, then pops up off the arm and takes a glove on the way as well. Wriddhiman Saha tries to guess where the ball is going but it falls down the leg side.
9.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
Tossed up, on a length, around middle. Young steps out and gets beaten in flight but manages to keep it out towards short mid-wicket.
9.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
On off and turning in, Young keeps it out on the leg side.
9.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
Flighted ball, pushed wider. Will Young steps out but yorks himself.
End Of The Over 9 : 22/1
4 Runs
  • 48.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
D. Mitchell
5 (15)
W. Young
11 (24)
M. Siraj
5-2-13-0
8.6
0
Mohammed Siraj To Daryl Mitchell
Good-length ball, around off and dabbed down towards silly mid off.
8.5
0
Mohammed Siraj To Daryl Mitchell
Good shot for no run. On off, Daryl Mitchell drives on the up and Siraj gets down low to his right to make a good stop.
8.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To Daryl Mitchell
Another bouncer, going down the leg side. Mitchell ducks under it.
8.3
0
Mohammed Siraj To Daryl Mitchell
Slightly fuller, skidding onto middle. Mitchell manages to block it out.
8.2
0
Mohammed Siraj To Daryl Mitchell
A length ball, on middle and leg. Mitchell keeps it down on the leg side.
8.1
4
Mohammed Siraj To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Lovely shot from Daryl Mitchell. Slanting on off, Mitchell punches it on the up and gets it through mid off for a boundary.
End Of The Over 8 : 18/1
4 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 47.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
W. Young
11 (24)
D. Mitchell
1 (9)
R. Ashwin
4-1-9-1
7.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
This one is pushed through quicker, on off. Will Young goes on the back foot and does well to keep it out.
7.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
Around middle, kept out on the leg side.
7.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
Tossed up, around off and turning in. Young keeps it down towards short leg.
7.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
Around off, Young defends it off the front foot.
7.2
4
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
FOUR! On middle and leg, Young looks to flick it away but gets it off the inside edge and beats backward square leg. The ball races away into the fence.
7.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
Bowled from wide of the crease and angled into middle but this one straightens. Young keeps it out.
End Of The Over 7 : 14/1
0 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
D. Mitchell
1 (9)
W. Young
7 (18)
M. Siraj
4-2-9-0
6.6
0
Mohammed Siraj To Daryl Mitchell
Full and a little wide, Mitchell pushes it back to the bowler off the inner half of the bat. A testing over ends in a maiden.
6.5
0
Mohammed Siraj To Daryl Mitchell
Another spicy bouncer at 141 kph, over middle and going down leg. Daryl Mitchell ducks under it well.
6.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To Daryl Mitchell
On off and jagging back in. Mitchell stays solid in defense.
6.3
0
Mohammed Siraj To Daryl Mitchell
A length ball, again outside off and this one shapes away. Mitchell isn't interested in playing at that one.
6.2
0
Mohammed Siraj To Daryl Mitchell
Fuller one, outside off and swinging in late. Daryl Mitchell makes an easy leave.
6.1
0
Mohammed Siraj To Daryl Mitchell
Fiesty bouncer, angled right at the batter's helmet. Daryl Mitchell awkwardly sways away from it.
End Of The Over 6 : 14/1
1 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
W. Young
7 (18)
D. Mitchell
1 (3)
R. Ashwin
3-1-5-1
5.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
On middle, defended.
5.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
On off, this is pushed to covers.
5.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Will Young
Flatter and on off, Young hangs back and blocks.
5.3
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
A single now as this is eased down to long on.
5.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
On off, this turns back in.Mitchell looks to defend, it hits the pad and lobs to short leg.
5.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Daryl Mitchell
Mitchell comes down the track but yorks himself. It is jammed back to the bowler.
Ravichandran Ashwin to continue from the opposite end.
Review time! A huge appeal but an LBW turned down. After a discussion, Kohli reviews. Seems to be slipping down. UltraEdge confirms there's no bat involved and Ball Tracker shows that its slanting down leg and mising the stumps. NOT OUT!
End Of The Over 5 : 13/1
0 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
W. Young
7 (15)
D. Mitchell
0 (0)
M. Siraj
3-1-9-0
4.6
0
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
NOT OUT! Always looked like slanting down leg. Fuller delivery, attacking the pads and angling in. Will Young looks to flick it away but misses and gets rapped on the pads. The LBW shout is turned down but the review is taken. Ball Tracker confirms that it is missing leg stump and Young survives.
4.5
0
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
Yet another harmless delivery outside off, not played at.
4.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
Length again, outside off and shaping away a bit. Young shoulders arms.
4.3
0
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
Good-length ball, angled into off stump. Young gets right behind the line of the ball to block it.
4.2
0
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
A length ball, wide of off stump. Young lets it through to the keeper.
4.1
0
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
Siraj starts off with a bouncer, over middle and going down leg. Will Young ducks under it.
We are back for the final session on Day 3! Will Young and the new batter, Daryl Mitchell make their way out in the middle. Mohammed Siraj to continue with the ball after the Tea break.
... Day 3, Session 3 ...
New Zealand on the other hand, need to show a lot of character, the conditions are not easy but they will really need to dig in. Having already lost an early wicket, they have to show their skills. Can they manage to win a session, will we have a Day 4? We will find out.
Yet another session which has belonged to the Indians! Not only did they take their lead close to the 550 run mark but have also got the wicket of Latham. That is just what they would have wanted in the little time they had to bowl before Tea. More of the same is what they would want. The wicket is turning, bouncing and you would not put it against India to get all the remaining wickets today itself.
There is some issue with the spider cam and it is stuck pretty low, around the head height. The issue will take some time to get fixed and hence the umpires decide to go for the Tea break.
End Of The Over 4 : 13/1
0 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • W3.6
T. Latham
6 (15)
W. Young
7 (9)
R. Ashwin
2-1-4-1
3.6
W
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Latham OUT!
OUT! LBW! Down goes the first wicket and Ravichandran Ashwin gives India the perfect start. This is nicely drifted into middle and leg and this one goes on with the angle a bit. The finger is raised. Tom Latham plays for the spin but misses and gets rapped on the pads. Latham does review it but UltraEdge shows there's no bat involved and Ball Tracker comes up with three reds. The Kiwi skipper departs early yet again and New Zealand right on the back foot now. NZ also lose a review.
3.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Latham
A bit of extra bounce on this occasion. Drifted into middle and leg, turns away after pitching. Latham looks to defend but the ball hits the splice of the bat.
3.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Latham
Tossed up, on off. Latham pushes it out on the off side.
3.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Latham
Slightly quicker, on off and Latham stays solid in defense.
3.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Latham
This is slowed up, around the off pole. Latham strides forward to defend.
3.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Latham
On off and Latham keeps it out towards silly point.
End Of The Over 3 : 13/0
2 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 02.2
  • 12.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
W. Young
7 (9)
T. Latham
6 (9)
M. Siraj
2-0-9-0
2.6
0
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
A harmless nut to end, outside off, left alone.
2.5
0
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
Attacks the stumps yet again, blocked nicely.
2.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
Back of a length and on off, defended.
2.3
1
Mohammed Siraj To Tom Latham
On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
2.2
0
Mohammed Siraj To Tom Latham
Back of a length and on off, Latham stands tall and defends.
2.1
1
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
End Of The Over 2 : 11/0
4 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 41.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
T. Latham
5 (7)
W. Young
6 (5)
R. Ashwin
1-0-4-0
1.6
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Latham
On middle, defended.
1.5
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Latham
Almost! On the pads, Latham looks to swee again, it hits his pad and then his hand, Latham falls over byt realizes the ball is rolling onto the stumps, he manages to push it away with his bat.
1.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Latham
Lovely ball and nicely taken! This is tossed up on off, this lands and spins away. Extra bounce too. Saha hops and takes it brilliantly after it beats the outside edge of Latham's bat.
1.3
4
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Latham
FOUR! Swept nicely! On middle, the sweep comes out, it is played through square leg for a boundary. Second of the chase.
1.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Latham
Floated up on middle, kept out again.
1.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Tom Latham
On off, defended.
Spin from the other end as Ravichandran Ashwin shares the new ball with Siraj.
End Of The Over 1 : 7/0
7 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 40.2
  • 00.3
  • 20.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
W. Young
6 (5)
T. Latham
1 (1)
M. Siraj
1-0-7-0
0.6
0
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
Another dot to end! Outside off, easy leave for Young.
0.5
0
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
Now an outswinger, shaping away from outside off. Left alone.
0.4
2
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
Yet another delivery, on the pads, Young flicks it through square leg for two.
0.3
0
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
Now angles this one on middle, Young blocks it onto the ground.
0.2
4
Mohammed Siraj To Will Young
FOUR! Young is off the mark in style! Down the leg side, Young flicks it, it races away to the fine leg fence.
0.1
1
Mohammed Siraj To Tom Latham
On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one. New Zealand and Latham are underway.
Match Info
  • Venue Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss Indiawon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result India beat New Zealand by 372 runs
  • Player of the Match Mayank Agarwal
  • Player of the Series Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Umpire Anil Chaudhary (IND), Nitin Menon (IND) and Virender Sharma (IND)
  • Referee Javagal Srinath (IND)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: India 221/4 in 70.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 114 balls between M Agarwal (25) and W Saha (24)
  • Drinks: India 207/4 in 65.0 overs
  • India 200/4 in 62.0 overs
  • M Agarwal 4th Test hundred: 100 runs in 196 balls (13x4) (3x6)
  • Drinks: India 161/4 in 51.0 overs
  • India 152/3 in 46.5 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 51 off 80 balls between M Agarwal (35) and S Iyer (12)
  • M Agarwal Test fifty: 51 runs in 119 balls (6x4) (2x6)
  • India 101/3 in 33.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (29.6 ovs): V Kohli against NZ (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 2, NZ: 2)
  • Referral 1 (29.1 ovs): NZ against C Pujara (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 3, NZ: 2)
  • Drinks: India 71/0 in 25.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 109 balls between S Gill (27) and M Agarwal (23)
  • India 50/0 in 18.1 overs
  • Drinks: India 30/0 in 11.0 overs
  • Stumps: India 69/0 in 21.0 overs
  • Drinks: India 50/0 in 15.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 88 balls between M Agarwal (24) and C Pujara (26)
  • India 50/0 in 14.4 overs
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 62/10 in 28.1 overs
  • New Zealand 62/10: K Jamieson c Shreyas Iyer b Axar Patel 17(36)
  • Referral 4 (28.1 ovs): K Jamieson against IND (Caught) Unsuccessful (IND: 2, NZ: 1)
  • New Zealand 51/6 in 18.3 overs
  • Tea: New Zealand 38/6 in 16.4 overs
  • Referral 3 (8.1 ovs): D Mitchell against India (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 2, NZ: 2)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 27/4 in 8.1 overs
  • Referral 2 (5.2 ovs): India against H Nicholls (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 2, NZ: 3)
  • Referral 1 (4.2 ovs): D Mitchell against India (LBW) Successful (IND: 3, NZ: 3)
  • Innings Break: India 325/10 in 109.5 overs
  • A Patel maiden Test 10-wicket haul: 10/119 (47.5)
  • Referral 3 (107.5 ovs): New Zealand against A Patel (LBW) Successful (IND: 2, NZ: 2)
  • A Patel maiden Test fifty: 50 runs in 113 balls (5x4) (1x6)
  • India 301/7 in 100.2 overs
  • M Agarwal 150 runs in 310 balls (17x4) (4x6)
  • Lunch: India 285/6 in 98.0 overs
  • Drinks: India 258/6 in 84.0 overs
  • India 251/6 in 80.1 overs
  • A Patel maiden Test 5-wicket haul: 5/76 (29.4)
  • Stumps: New Zealand 140/5 in 45.0 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 121/3 in 33.0 overs
  • D Mitchell 2nd Test fifty: 51 runs in 76 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 80 balls between D Mitchell (28) and H Nicholls (16)
  • New Zealand 101/3 in 29.0 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 67/3 in 19.6 overs
  • Referral 4 (18.6 ovs): D Mitchell against IND (LBW) Successful (IND: 2, NZ: 2)
  • New Zealand 50/2 in 14.6 overs
  • New Zealand 45/2: W Young c sub (S Yadav) b Ashwin 20(41)
  • Referral 3 (14.3 ovs): IND against W Young (Caught) Successful (IND: 2, NZ: 2)
  • Referral 2 (4.6 ovs): IND against W Young (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 2, NZ: 2)
  • Tea: New Zealand 13/1 in 4.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (3.6 ovs): T Latham against India (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 3, NZ: 2)
  • India 204/3 in 60.2 overs
  • Drinks: India 197/3 in 59.4 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 89 balls between S Gill (28) and V Kohli (23)
  • India 155/2 in 48.5 overs
  • Lunch: India 142/2 in 46.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (43.2 ovs): NZ against V Kohli (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 3, NZ: 2) (Retained)
  • Drinks: India 113/1 in 34.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (33.6 ovs): C Pujara against New Zealand (LBW) Successful (IND: 3, NZ: 3)
  • M Agarwal dropped on 58 by A Patel in 29.5 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 164 balls between M Agarwal (57) and C Pujara (41)
  • India 100/0 in 27.2 overs
  • M Agarwal 5th Test fifty: 52 runs in 90 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • Referral 1 (24.3 ovs): M Agarwal against New Zealand (LBW) Successful (IND: 3, NZ: 3)
  • New Zealand 163/7: K Jamieson lbw b J Yadav 0(4)
  • Referral 6 (53.2 ovs): K Jamieson against IND (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 1, NZ: 1)
  • New Zealand 150/5 in 49.1 overs
  • Referral 5 (23.2 ovs): IND against D Mitchell (Caught) Unsuccessful (IND: 1, NZ: 2)
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Mayank Agarwal IND24260.50
Shreyas Iyer IND20250.50
Tom Latham NZ16340.75
Shubman Gill IND14436.00
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