India vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 5 Live Score Updates: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja Help India Rally; NZ 125/4 At Tea

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IND vs NZ Test Score Updates: Ravichandran Ashwin in action vs New Zealand.© AFP

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 5 Live: At Tea on Day 5, New Zealand are at 125/4 needing 159 runs to beat India in the Kanpur Test. Chasing the target of 284 runs, New Zealand fared well in the first session but they lost three wickets in the second session to invite pressure back on themselves. Ravindra Jadeja got his first breakthrough by dismissing Ross Taylor at the stroke of tea. Tom Latham is the top-scorer for the visiting team till now with his 52-run knock. Before Latham was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin, he added 76 runs for the second wicket with William Somerville in the first session. Umesh Yadav removed Somerville on the first ball of the second session. Coming back to Ashwin, after removing Latham, he has surpassed Harbhajan Singh to become India’s third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket with his 418 scalps. Anil Kumble leads that tally with 619 wickets, followed by Kapil Dev’s 434 scalps. (IND vs NZ LIVE SCORECARD 1st Test Day 5)

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 5 Live Cricket Score Straight From Green Park, Kanpur

  • 14:15 (IST)

    Tea, Day 5: Jadeja Strikes, India Need 6 Wickets To Win!

    Jadeja strikes!! Experienced Ross Taylor departs at stroke of Tea on Day 5. So, the session is dominated by India where they picked three wickets to put pressure back on the touring side.

    Ross Taylor lbw b Jadeja 2(24)

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand (125/4*, 296) need 159 runs beat India (237/7 d & 345)

  • 14:03 (IST)

    Tough Job Ahead For Williamson, Taylor!

    The last time when Williamson and Ross Taylor batted together in a Test was during the World Test Championship final in June where New Zealand crushed India’s dream and became the inaugural champions. The two batters are playing together again but the road ahead is tough for them especially under the challenging Indian conditions. It’s two times that a touring side has chased over 200 in India and they both came in the 20th century.

    Successful run chases by an touring side in India

    276 WI vs IND Delhi 1987/88

    207 Eng vs IND Delhi 1972/73

  • 13:35 (IST)

    Ashwin Strikes, Becomes India’s Third-highest Wicket-Taker In Test Cricket!

    Wicket for Ashwin and he is now India’s third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket as he goes past Harbhajan Singh’s 417 wickets in the longest format. Tom Latham becomes Ashwin’s 418th Test wicket and the off-spinner will remember this moment for a long long time. He is now also India’s highest wicket-taker when it comes to off-spinner’s list.

    Most wickets for India in Tests

    Anil Kumble- 619

    Kapil Dev- 434

    Ravichandran Ashwin- 418*

    Harbhajan Singh- 417

  • 13:32 (IST)

    Willamson Hits Another Boundary!

    Jadeja to Williamson, bit of room and plays in the gap for a boundary. Williamson has been impressive till now.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 118/2, need 166 runs

  • 13:22 (IST)

    Fifty Up For Tom Latham!

    Fifty for Tom Latham!! 21st of his career and second of this match. He has been a wall for New Zealand- standing tall against the Indian attack in this game.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 111/2, need 173 runs

  • 13:07 (IST)

    Beautifully Driven By Williamson For Boundary!

    Ishant to Williamson, nice shot, cover drive for a boundary. Second boundary for Williamson!! He is going good and if he stays on the crease then New Zealand will definitely have a chance of coming close to win.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 105/2, need 179 runs

  • 13:04 (IST)

    Ishant Sharma Replaces Umesh Yadav!

    Ishant Sharma comes into attack and Umesh Yadav will rest a bit after a 6-over spell!! Umesh has bowled really well in this spell- 6 overs-9 runs-1 wicket.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 101/2, need 183 runs

  • 13:01 (IST)

    100 Runs On Board For New Zealand!

    100 runs on the board for New Zealand, they need 184 runs now to win this clash but it won’t be easy. Latham is batting on 49 and Williamson is also going well for the Blackcaps.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 100/2, need 184 runs

  • 12:58 (IST)

    Back-To-Back Maidens From Umesh Yadav!

    Another good over from Umesh Yadav he has bowled at tight lengths in the session and also getting reverse-swing now. Back to back maiden overs from Umesh Yadav.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 99/2, need 185 runs

  • 12:38 (IST)

    Williamson Arrives With A Boundary!

    Axar to Williamson, FOUR, stepped and FOUR!! Straight down the ground!! Skipper has arrived and he has joined the party now.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 94/2, need 190 runs

  • 12:37 (IST)

    Umesh Yadav At His Best!

    Umesh Yadav has bowled exceptionally well after lunch. He has bowled at tight lengths and trouble the New Zealand batters. Latham is joined by skipper Kane Williamson in the middle after Somerville was dismissed by Umesh on the first ball of the second session.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 89/2, need 194 runs

  • 12:23 (IST)

    Lucky Boundary For Latham!

    Umesh to Latham, edge but in the gap and the ball will race to the boundary line. Back-of-length ball from Umesh and Latham was beaten completely but it’s his luck that helped the ball landing in the gap.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 84/2, need 200 runs

  • 12:15 (IST)

    Umesh Strikes On First Ball Post Lunch!

    Umesh Yadav to Somerville, OUT!! Caught by Shubman Gill at fine leg. Excellent start of the session for India and finally they got the second breakthrough. A brilliant by Shubman Gill and India couldn’t have asked for a better start than this wicket on the first ball of the post-lunch session.

    Somerville c Shubman Gill b Umesh Yadav 36(110) (4s-5)

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 79/2, need 205 runs

  • 12:12 (IST)

    Action Resumes On Day 5!

    Good afternoon and welcome to the second session on Day 5 of the first Test match between India and New Zealand. India bowlers worked really hard for the second wicket but they failed. William Somerville and Tom Latham have batted really well in the first session.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 79/1, need 205 runs

  • 12:10 (IST)

  • 11:37 (IST)

    Day 5, Lunch: Somerville, Latham Frustrate India In 1st Session!

    It’s lunch on Day 5 and New Zealand are at 79/1 with William Somerville and Tom Latham still batting. The duo have added 76 runs till now for the second wicket and looked strong against the Indian bowling attack. Indian bowlers might have bowled well but a top-class show from Latham and Somerville under challenging conditions has kept home side out of the game in the opening session on Day 5.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand (79/1*& 296), need 205 runs vs India (234/7 d & 345)

  • 11:23 (IST)

    Another Boundary From Somerville!

    Ashwin to Somerville, FOUR!! Bad ball and Someviller has punished it to the boundary line. 10 minutes are left for Lunch on Day 5 and India are still seeking the second wicket. Opener Tom Latham and nightwatchman William Somerville have added 63 runs till now for the second wicket. Somerville has looked confident and batted really well against the spinners especially.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 70/1, need 214 runs to win

  • 11:05 (IST)

    Latham, Somerville Continue To Frustrate India!

    Tom Latham and William Somerville continue to frustrate Indian bowlers as the partnership of 58 runs bow. Team India started Day 5 with an advantage of the early wicket in the fourth innings but these two batters have drifted the game a bit from the home side.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 61/1, need 223 runs to win

  • 10:46 (IST)

    Fifty Partnership Between Opener And Nightwatchman!

    Fifty partnership between Tom Latham and William Somerville. They have batted really well till now and gone for runs on a challenging Day 5. Somerville came in to bat at No. 3 yesterday as the nightwatchman but we all shouldn’t forget he has a half-century in his six-match Test career.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 53/1, need 231 runs to win

  • 10:41 (IST)

    50 Runs On Board For New Zealand!

    50 runs on the board for New Zealand and India are still in search of the second wicket. The two batters have done really well and showed their intend to score runs on an important final day.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 50/1, need 234 runs to win

  • 10:34 (IST)

    India Waste Review!

    Jadeja to Latham, appeal for LBW and the umpire has turned it down. India have gone for a review.

    Review: Ball tracking shows the impact is outside off-stump and this means Latham will stay.

    India have wasted a review and a single came from that delivery as leg byes.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 47/1, need 237 runs to win

  • 10:31 (IST)

    Latham Sweeps Well For A Boundary!

    Jadeja to Latham, sweeps well to deep square leg for a boundary. The partnership is of 43 runs now.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 42/1, need 242 runs to win

  • 10:29 (IST)

    BCCI Confirms KS Bharat As Day 5 Wicketkeeper!

    BCCI has confirmed that KS Bharat will keep the wickets on entire Day 5 as Wriddhiman Saha felt stiffness in neck again while keeping wickets in the second innings on Day 4.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 42/1, need 242 runs to win

  • 10:22 (IST)

    A Look At New Zealand’s Highest Run Chases In Tests!

    If New Zealand script history and chase this competitive target of 284 runs against India then it would be their third best successful run-chase in Test history.

    A look at highest run chases by New Zealand in Tests

    324 vs Pakistan in Christchurch, 1993/94

    317 vs Bangladesh in Chittagong, 2008/09

    278 vs Pakistan in Dunedin, 1984/85

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 39/1, need 245 runs to win

  • 10:09 (IST)

    Edge But Lands Safe, Somerville Hits Another Boundary!

    Umesh to Somerville, edge but lands safe and that resulted in another boundary from the talender’s bat. New Zealand have started the day very well.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 32/1, need 252 runs to win

  • 10:03 (IST)

    Back-To-Back Boundaries From Somerville!

    Ohh!! Another boundary from Somerville against Umesh Yadav. He has a best score of 72 runs in Tests and New Zealand would want him to stay longer and play that kind of knock again.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 28/1, need 256 runs to win

  • 10:01 (IST)

    Somerville Hits FOUR To Third Man!

    Umesh to Somerville, FOUR to third man!! Good use of the backfoot. Somerville is a bowling all-rounder not a talender and has the ability to bat and today is the best chance for him to deliver on the team’s cause.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 24/1, need 260 runs to win

  • 09:47 (IST)

    Nightwatchman Punishes Umesh’s Good Length Ball For Boundary!

    Umesh to Somerville, played on the up and it’s FOUR!! Straight down the ground. New Zealand have started Day 5 on a positive note.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 16/1, need 268 runs to win

  • 09:41 (IST)

    Latham Plays To Fine Leg For 1st FOUR!

    Umesh to Latham, plays to fine leg for a boundary. First boundary of the day and also of New Zealand’s run-chase.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 9/1, need 275 runs to win

  • 09:37 (IST)

    Just One Run From Frist Over On Day 5!

    Just one run from the first over of the day bowled by Ravichandran Aswhin. Nightwatchman William Somerville is batting with opener Tom Latham. India need 9 wickets to win this clash and New Zealand will aim to play the entire day and get close to 284-run mark.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 5/1, need 279 runs to win

  • 09:34 (IST)

    Action Begins!

    Players are on the field for the final day’s play. New Zealand have lost their first wicket in a bizarre fashion as Will Young was later to take DRS on a bad leg-before call by the umpire.

    Ashwin will bowl the first over of the day.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 4/1, need 280 runs to win

  • 08:53 (IST)

  • 08:52 (IST)

    Rahane Should Be “Worried About” Form Against Spin: Simon Doull!

    Former Kiwi cricketer Simon Doull criticized Ajinkya Rahane and pointed out his weakness against spin bowling.

  • 08:51 (IST)

    Spinner Shane Warne Injured In Motorbike Accident!

    Former Australia spinner Shane Warne has injured himself in a motorbike accident. Warne was riding his bike with son Jackson when he fell off and slid for more than 15 metres, the Sydney Morning Herald reported quoting News Corp.

  • 08:50 (IST)

    Wasim Jaffer Gives Interesting Suggestion To India Ahead Of Mumbai Test!

    Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer agreed to the fact that it would be a toss-up between Rahane and Agarwal, adding that if the latter is axed from the playing XI, Wriddhiman Saha should partner Shubman Gill at the top of the order.

  • 08:32 (IST)

    Hello And Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the live blog of Day 5 of the first Test match between India and New Zealand. In the chase of 284 runs, New Zealand were at 4/1 at Stumps on Day 4 after Ravichandran Ashwin had removed opener Will Young in the third over of the fourth innings. India will aim to pick a few wickets in the first session on Day 5 to maintain the momentum. No touring side has chased more than 276 runs in the fourth innings in Tests in India.

    The day’s play will start at 9:30 AM IST. Stay with us for all the live updates.

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