IND vs NZ 1st Test Score Updates: Mayank Agarwal in action vs New Zealand.© AFP
India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 Live Updates: India have lost their second wicket in their second innings as New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson has dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara early in the first session on Day 4 at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. India have a lead of over 80 runs and they aim to set a massive target in front of New Zealand. After Pujara’s dismissal, Mayank Agarwal is joined by skipper Ajinkya Rahane who has been struggling with the bat in recent times. On Day 3, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side bowled out the Blackcaps for 296 runs in the latter’s first innings. Axar Patel was the standout performer for Team India on Day 3 with his fifth five-wicket haul in just his fourth Test match. Axar’s top-notch performance came after New Zealand dominated the game with a 151-run opening stand between openers Tom Latham (95) and Will Young (89). Earlier, India scored 345 runs in their first innings where Shreyas Iyer smashed a century on his debut. (IND vs NZ SCORECARD 1st Test Day 4)
India Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
New Zealand Playing XI: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(w), Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville
India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 4 Live Cricket Score Straight From Green Park, Kanpur
Mayank Smashes A Loose Ball For FOUR!
Ajaz Patel to Mayank, waited for the ball and smashed away to square leg for a boundary. He needs runs to make his case stronger in the team lineup and today he has the best opportunity to do so.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 36/1, lead by 85 runs
Jamieson Takes His Second Wicket!
Jamieson to Pujara, appeal for caught behind but umpire has turned it down. New Zealand gone for a review as both bowler and wicketkeeper are confident.
Review: Ultra edge shows that there was a spike and Pujara has to depart early on Day 4.
Another bad day for India’s No.3.
Pujara c Blundell b Jamieson 22(33) (4s-3)
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 32/2, lead by 81 runs
Second Boundary Of The Over!
Jamieson to Mayank, FOUR, not a bad ball but Mayank showed his skillset to punish it to the boundary.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 23/1, lead by 72 runs
First Boundary Of Day!
Jamieson to Pujara, poor ball on the leg side and Pujara has punished it for a boundary. Early morning gift for Pujara!!
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 18/1, lead by 67 runs
All Set For Day 4!
Players are on the field. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara are ready with the bat. Kyle Jamieson will bowl the first over.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 14/1, lead by 63 runs
Saba Karim Praises Team India’s “Good Comeback” vs New Zealand!
Former cricketer Saba Karim praised the home side’s “comeback” in the fixture after India ended Day 3 with a lead of 63 runs.
Speaking to fans on social media platform Koo, Karim wrote, “Today’s play proves that Test matches are definitely a test of patience!! Good comeback by Team India”.
“I Only Had 12 Minutes To Get Set For The Game”: KS Bharat!
India’s substitute wicketkeeper KS Bharat who took 3 catches on Day 3 has said he just had 12 minutes to get ready after being asked to get behind the stumps. Bharat has been an India A regular for past three years, was asked to keep the stumps after veteran wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha complained of stiffness in his neck, minutes before the third’s day play.
“I was doing my morning routine and then the support staff told me to get ready. I only had 12 minutes to get set for the game,” KS Bharat said in a video posted on BCCI TV.
Was Sticking To “Basics” And Using Crease A Bit: Axar Patel
Axar Patel expressed his thoughts after his breakthrough spell helped his side restrict New Zealand at 296 in the first Test.
“It’s a dream start, in fact, this is a dream within a dream start for me. No, it (Test cricket) isn’t that easy. Was a hard grind today. They didn’t lose any wickets yesterday and the talk was to keep it tight, don’t try for wickets every ball, just look to be patient. I was sticking to the basics and using the crease a bit,” Axar Patel told host broadcasters Star Sports after the Stumps on Day 3.
Hello And Welcome!
Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the 1st Test match between India and New Zealand that is being played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. India dominated Day 3 with the ball where Axar Patel picked five wickets and New Zealand were bowled out for 296 runs. However, India lost their wicket early when they came to bat in the second innings. The Ajinkya Rahane-led team has an overnight score of 14/1 with a 63-run lead. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara are batting after India lost Shubman Gill’s wicket in the second over.
The day’s play will start at 9:30 AM IST. Stay with us for all the updates.
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