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India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 5 Highlights: How Kiwis earned a dramatic draw in Kanpur

India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 1st Test, Day 5 Highlights: First Test between India and New Zealand ends in draw at Kanpur.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: November 29, 2021 6:42:24 pm
India New Zealand CricketNew Zealand's Ajaz Patel is beaten by a delivery bowled by India's Ravindra Jadeja during day five. (AP Photo)

India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 1st Test, Day 5 Highlights: New Zealand survived a testing final session to earn a draw against India in the opening Test here on Monday. Set a target of 284, New Zealand were 165 for nine when the stumps were called after an engrossing fifth and final day at the Green Park. New Zealand were 125 for four as they entered the third session of play.

The visitors, who resumed their second innings at their overnight score of 4 for one, lost four more wickets in the post-tea session. But the last pair of debutant Rachin Ravindra (18) and Ajaz Patel (2) held on for 52 deliveries to deny the hosts victory. This was after the Indian spinners came to the party in the second and third sessions to put the hosts in a strong position.

Brief Scores:

India: 345 and 234/7 declared.

New Zealand: 269 and 165 for 9 in 98 overs (Tom Latham 52, William Somerville 36; Ravichandran Ashwin 3/35, Ravindra Jadeja 4/40).

India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(w), Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville

Match EndedNew Zealand tour of India, 2021 - 1st Test


345 (111.1) u0026 234/7 dec (81.0)

New Zealand

296 (142.3) u0026 165/9 (98.0)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 1st Test )
India drew with New Zealand

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India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 5: Catch all the Highlights of the Kanpur Test between India and New Zealand.

16:52 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Shreyas Iyer on his cautious approach second innings

"People say I am very flamboyant. That I back my instincts and play me natural game. This time I thought I played for the team. The situation required me to bat long ... "

16:52 (IST)29 Nov 2021
No comments: Rahane om which batsman will be left out next game

Ajinkya Rahane on which batsman will be left out next game. "Shreyas Iyer was special. Really happy for him. Virat will be coming in a Mumbai. I am not going to comment. Management will decide."

16:27 (IST)29 Nov 2021

What an effort from the duo of Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra. They bat out the final session to secure an unlikely draw! The last wicket partnership survives 52 balls to save the Test for New Zealand. 

16:20 (IST)29 Nov 2021
India review in desperation!

Desperately searching for the last wicket, India go for a review but no result! NZ: 161/9


16:15 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Light’s got better!

Indian fielders are excited and they are heard saying: “Light ho Gaya, light ho Gaya” at the end of that last Axar Patel is over and the umpires have agreed. What a Test Match!

16:02 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Proper Test cricket

The light meter is out for a second time in 10 minutes. Can India claim the final wicket before it becomes too dark to play? NZ: 155/9


16:01 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Jadeja strikes again

Jadeja traps Southee, who reviews unsuccessfully. India are one wicket away from a victory. NZ: 155/9


15:52 (IST)29 Nov 2021

The second new ball works wonders for India. Jadeja strikes as Jamieson is gone for 5.  The hosts need to take two wickets for a victory. 10 overs left in the day. NZ: 147/8

15:27 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Rachin Ravindra reviews! NOT OUT

Rachin Ravindra given out lbw onfield and he successfully reviews it. The impact was outside off.  Rachin Ravindra looks formidable at the crease, If Tim Southe could hang in there for the next 15 overs NZ could possibly draw this game. They have Jamieson who could bat well. Remember the light is also decreasing by the minute!


15:22 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Edged and onto the stumps!

ASHWIN GETS THE BREAKTHROUGH! Blundell is bowled, and India are now three wickets away from a series lead. The overspin of Ashwin has got the ball fizzing, 1st on to Blundell's bat, then on to the stumps off the pitch. NZ: 138/7

14:59 (IST)29 Nov 2021
BIG WICKET! Jadeja nets in the big 🐟

Big wicket for India as Kane Williamson departs for 24. Kiwi skipper Williamson out LBW and now India well and truly going for the kill. India are four wickets away from claiming a victory in the first Test. 

14:48 (IST)29 Nov 2021

Axar Patel with the breakthrough after break. Henry Nicholls departs for 1. Henry Nicholls caught on the back pad and reviewed it but decision stayed. Team India are halfway through the Kiwis line up. Just the start India were hoping for after tea.

14:29 (IST)29 Nov 2021
TEA: 125/4, need 159 runs to win

Ravindra Jadeja gets the wicket of Ross Taylor at the stroke of Tea. New Zealand are 125/4, require 159 runs while India need six wickets in the final session to win the match. Wicket off the first ball and a wicket off the last ball, along with Ash bringing up a landmark milestone in what was India's session. Three important wickets in this session and The game is poised beautifully.

14:07 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Taylor survives

Was Taylor's foot in the air when the bails were taken off? Third umpire doesn't think so.

13:48 (IST)29 Nov 2021

R Ashwin strikes to remove half-centurion Tom Latham. With this, Ashwin has gone past Harbhajan Singh's tally to  become India's third-highest Test wicket-taker with 418 wickets. NZ are 118/3 after 55 overs.

13:28 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Back-to-back 50s for Tom Latham

Opener Tom Latham gets to his 21st Test half-century with a triple off R Ashwin. He scored 95 in the first innings and has been solid once again. New Zealand need 173 more runs to win. New Zealand (296, 111/2), need 173 more to win vs India (345, 234/7 d) in Kanpur.

Tom Latham becomes the first non-Asian player with 50+ scores in both innings of a Test in India since the No.9 batter Peter Siddle in 2013.

13:08 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Kiwis cross 100

New Zealand cross the 100-run mark. They now need 184 more runs to win India, on the other hand, require 8 wickets 

12:39 (IST)29 Nov 2021

A superb catch in the deep by Shubman Gill as Umesh Yadav gets William Somerville out. Somerville faced 7 short deliveries before Lunch, the one the got him out, after the break was the only short ball he faced which was delivered from round the wicket. Williamson comes to the crease. NZ are 80/0 after 36 overs

11:49 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Lunch: NZ 79/1 after 35 overs

The Kiwis have batted through the opening session on the final day, without losing a wicket. The next session would be an important one, for both the team. NZ are 79/1 at Lunch on Day 5, need 205 runs to win.

11:24 (IST)29 Nov 2021
50-run partnership

Tom Latham (21 off 56) and William Somerville (26 off 61) bring up their 50-run partnership off 105 deliveries. India looking desperately for a breakthrough. Dominating performance by New Zealand in the morning session has ensured that the win for either side will not be easy today.

India Squad: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Suryakumar Yadav, Srikar Bharat, Jayant Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

New Zealand Squad: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, William Somerville, Mitchell Santner, Neil Wagner, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell

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