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IND vs NZ Test Series,1st Match – 2021

India vs NZ 1st Test
November 25, 2021 0 Comments

IND vs NZ: Day 1 Highlights

The 1st test match of IND vs NZ test series started today at Green Park, Kanpur. For the double test match series, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rishabh Pant have been rested.

The newly appointed captain of the Indian test team, Ajinkya Rahane won the toss against New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson and choose to bat first.

India and NewZealand Playing XI

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’s 1st Innings  

From the Indian side, Shreyas Iyer played his debut test match for India. Shubhman Gill and Mayank Agarwal opened the innings for India.

Indian lost an early wicket in the form of Mayank and India was 21-1 after 7.5 overs. Thereafter, Pujara held one end and played defensive cricket. On the other hand, Gill played his natural game and scored a half-century.

India lost Gill after scoring 52 in the 30th over and was 82-2. Both Gill and Agarwal were dismissed by Jamieson.

Captain Ajinkya joined vice-captain Pujara in the middle and they both batted together for 7 overs post which Pujara was dismissed by Tim Southee at 26. India was 106-3 after 37.4 overs.

Debutant Shreyas was the next man in and he batted really well with Rahane but Rahanae got dismissed by Jamieson at 35 in the 50th over and Inda was 145-4.

After that Ravindra Jadeja joined in the middle and at the end of stumps for day 1, India was 258-4. Both Jadeja and Iyer scored half-centuries and created a partnership of 113 runs, Jadeja was batting at 50 whereas Iyer is at 75.

Day’s Highlights

India scored 258-4 on Day 1 of Innings 1 – Highlights

IND vs NZ: Day 2 Highlights

On day 2 of the first test match, India started batting with Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja both well set after scoring half-centuries.

India lost Jadeja soon after they opened the batting at the score of 266 runs in the 3rd over of the day. India was 266-5 after 87 overs.

The debutant Shreyas Iyer completed his maiden test century (100) in 157 deliveries, India was 284-5 in the 91.1 overs.

Wriddhiman Saha was the next man in and to be departed after a couple of overs, India was 288-6 after 92.2 overs.

Shreyas too got dismissed in 97th over after scoring 105, India was 305-7 in 96.1 overs. Thereafter, nobody except Ravichandran Ashwin stayed on the crease for a longer period, Ashwin scored 38 off 56 deliveries.

Finally, India finished 345-10 in 111.1 overs.

New Zealand dismissed 6 Indian wickets in the day out of which 4 were taken by Tim Southee, he finished his first-innings spell with 5 wickets off 27.4 overs.

India in 1st Innings Scorecard

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
Mayank Agarwal
c Tom Blundell b Kyle Jamieson
132820
Shubman Gill
b Kyle Jamieson
529351
Cheteshwar Pujara
c Tom Blundell b Tim Southee
268820
Ajinkya Rahane
b Kyle Jamieson
4600
Shreyas Iyer
c Will Young b Tim Southee
105171132
Ravindra Jadeja
b Tim Southee
5011260
Wriddhiman Saha
c Tom Blundell b Tim Southee
11200
Ravichandran Ashwin
b Ajaz Patel
385650
Axar Patel
c Tom Blundell b Tim Southee
3900
Umesh Yadav
Not Out
103401
Ishant Sharma
lbw Ajaz Patel
0500
Total: 345-10 in 111.1 Overs
BowlerOversMaidenRunsWickets
Tim Southee27.46695
Kyle Jamieson23.26913
Ajaz Patel29.17902
William Somerville 242600
Rachin Ravindra71280

New Zealand’s 1st Innings  

After the innings break, New Zealand came out to bat, and both the openers (Will Young and Tom Latham) looked determined to make an impact and give New Zealand a strong start.

Both scored half-centuries and New Zealand ended the day strongly with 129-0 in 57 overs. India could not take any wicket in the 57 overs India bowled on Day 2.

Day’s Highlights 

India in 1st Innings scored 345-10; New Zealand in 1st Innings 129-0 (Trail by 216 runs) – Highlights

IND vs NZ: Day 3 Highlights

On day 3 NZ batsmen carried over with the enthusiasm and foundation given by the openers. However, the golden boy Axar broke the partnership when he dismissed Young after scoring 89, NZ was 151-1 after 66.1 overs.

Captain Kane Williamson too departed early and NZ was 197-2 after 85.3 overs. Latham played well and stayed on the crease for a longer period by NZ lost top order early and nobody gave company to Latham.

After the dismissal of Taylor and Nicholls by 97th over. NZ was 218-4, soon Latham too got dismissed at 95 by Axar Patel in 103rd overs and NZ was 227-5.

Thereafter NZ lost the last 5 wickets by just scoring 70 odd runs and finished the innings at 296/10 in the 142.3.

From Indian bowling spinners, Axar and Ashwin did most of the damage to the NZ batting. Axar took 5 wheres Ashwin took 3 wickets

New Zealand in 1st Innings Scorecard

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
Tom Latham
st (sub)Srikar Bharat b Axar
95282100
Will Young
c (sub)Srikar Bharat b Ashwin
89214150
Kane Williamson (c)
lbw b Umesh Yadav
186420
Will Young
Not Out
89214150
Ross Taylor
c sub Srikar Bharat b Axar Patel
112810
Henry Nicholls
lbw b Axar Patel
2900
Tom Blundell (wk)
b Axar Patel
139400
Rachin Ravindra
b Ravindra Jadeja
132320
Kyle Jamieson
c Axar Patel b Ravichandran Ashwin
237510
Tim Southee
b Axar Patel
51310
William Somerville
b Ravichandran Ashwin
65200
Ajaz Patel
Not out
5610
Total: 296-10 in 142.3 Overs
BowlerOversMaidenRunsWickets
Ravindra Jadeja33.010571
Axar Patel34.06625
Ravichandran Ashwin42.310823
Ishant Sharma15.05350
Umesh Yadav18.03501

India 2nd Innings 

Just before the day was called off India had to come to bat for the second innings and lost Gill for 1 in the 2nd over. When the day was called India was 14-1 after 5 overs.

Day’s Highlights 

India in 1st Innings scored 345-10; New Zealand in 1st Innings 296-10; India 2nd Innings 14-1(Lead by 63 runs) – Highlights

IND vs NZ: Day 4 Highlights

On day 4 of Ind vs NZ 1st test match, India continued their 2nd innings batting with Pujara and Agarwal.

Pujara got dismissed in the 6th over of the day and India was 32-2 in the 12th over. Shortly, India lost captain Rahane, Agarwal, and Jadeja by the 20th over, and India was in deep trouble with half the team back in the pavilion by just 51-5 on the board.
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Ashwin, Shreyas, Saha, and Axar stabilized the innings helped India reach 234-7 when India declared and gave NZ a target of 283 runs. Both Shreyas and Saha scored half-centuries.

From NZ bowling both Southee and Jamieson took 3 wickets each whereas Ajaz Patel took 1 wicket.

India’s 2nd Innings Scorecard

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
Mayank Agarwal
c Tom Latham b Tim Southee
175330
Shubman Gill
b Kyle Jamieson
1300
Cheteshwar Pujara
c Tom Blundell b Kyle Jamieson
223330
Ajinkya Rahane
lbw b Ajaz Patel
41510
Shreyas Iyer
c Tom Blundell b Tim Southee
6512581
Ravindra Jadeja
lbw b Tim Southee
0200
Ravichandran Ashwin
b Kyle Jamieson
326250
Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
Not out
6112641
Axar Patel
Not out
286721
Total: 345-10 in 111.1 Overs
BowlerOversMaidenRunsWickets
Tim Southee222753
Kyle Jamieson176403
Ajaz Patel173601
William Somerville 93170
Rachin Ravindra162380

New Zealand 2nd Innings

Just before day 4 stumps, New Zealand was put on to bat first and India successfully ended the day by dismissing Young. When the day was called NZ was 4-1 after 4 overs.

Day’s highlights

India in 1st Innings scored 345-10; New Zealand in 1st Innings 296-10; India 2nd Innings 234-7(Lead by 284 runs); New Zealand in 2nd Innings 4-1 – Highlights

IND vs NZ: Day 5 Highlights

On day 5 of the 1st test, New Zealand continued batting and needed to score 280 more runs to win the match against India. On the other hand, India had around 90 overs to take 9 NZ wickets to win the match.
IND vs NZ Test Series,1st Match - 2021

In the first session of the day, NZ completely dominated and scored 75 runs in 35 overs and did not lose any wicket. Latham was at 35 and Somerville was at 36.

On the very first ball of the 2nd session, India clinched the wicket of Somerville at 36 and NZ was 79-2 after 35.1 overs. India kept it tight and the session finished with 28 overs with 44 runs and 2 wickets.

At the end of the session, NZ was 125-3 after 63 overs, they lost Latham after scoring 52. NZ still needed 159 runs with 7 wickets in hand and almost 25 overs remaining.

The final session was completely dominated by India and they dismissed 6 NZ batsmen, it was in the end that the partnership of 52 runs between Ajaz Patel and Ravindra saved the match for NZ. Hence, the match was Drawn

For India, Jadeja took 4 whereas Ashwin took 3 wickets. it was a matter of time, the bad light called off the day otherwise India would have easily won the match.

New Zealand 2nd Innings Scorecard

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
Tom Latham
b Ravichandran Ashwin
5214630
Will Young
lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin
2600
William Somerville
c Shubman Gill b Umesh Yadav
3611050
Kane Williamson (c)
lbw b Ravindra Jadeja
2411230
Ross Taylor
c sub Srikar Bharat b Axar Patel
22400
Henry Nicholls
lbw b Axar Patel
1400
Tom Blundell (wk)
b Ravichandran Ashwin
23800
Rachin Ravindra
Not out
189120
Kyle Jamieson
lbw b Ravindra Jadeja
53000
Tim Southee
lbw b Ravindra Jadeja
4810
William Somerville
b Ravichandran Ashwin
65200
Ajaz Patel
Not out
22300
Total: 296-10 in 142.3 Overs
BowlerOversMaidenRunsWickets
Ravindra Jadeja2810404
Axar Patel2112231
Ravichandran Ashwin3012353
Ishant Sharma71200
Umesh Yadav122341

Player of the Match

Shreyas had a dream debut match against New Zealand and was named the player of the match, he scored 105 runs off 171 in 1st innings and 65 runs off 125 deliveries in the 2nd innings.

India vs New Zealand

Day’s Highlights

India in 1st Innings scored 345-10; New Zealand in 1st Innings 296-10; India 2nd Innings 234-7 (Lead by 284 runs); New Zealand in 2nd Innings 165-9 – Highlights 

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