IND vs NZ 1st Test: Ravichandran Ashwin has equalled Harbhajan Singh’s record of 417 Test wickets.© AFP
India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights: Chasing the target of 284 runs vs India in the first Test, New Zealand ended Day 4 at 4/1 at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed New Zealand opener Will Young minutes before the stumps on Day 4. No touring side has chased more than 276 runs in the fourth innings in Tests in India. Earlier, India had declared their second innings at 234/7 where debutant Shreyas Iyer (65) and wicketkeeper batter Wriddhiman Saha (61*) scored half-centuries. Iyer also became the first Indian batter in the Test history to score a century and a fifty on debut. For New Zealand, Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee picked three wickets each while Azaj Patel got one. (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 Highlights Straight From Green Park, Kanpur
Day 4 Stumps: NZ At 4/1, Need 280 To Win!
Stumps on Day 4,
India are in a dominating position after Ashwin removed Will Young early. New Zealand need 280 runs on Day 5 to win the Test while India need 10 wickets.
IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 296 and 4/1, vs India (345 and 234/7) at Stumps, need 280 runs in Kanpur
OUT!! LBW!! Here’s the first wicket!! Ravichandran Ashwin has given India the first breakthrough as Will Young has to go early. Ashwin equalled Harbhajan Singh’s 417 Test wickets for India.
Will Young lbw b Ashwin 2(6)
IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 3/1, need 281 runs
Good Start From Ashwin!
Just one run from Ashwin’s first over. India need a wicket to put pressure on New Zealand before going into the final day.
IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 1/0, need 283 runs
India Declared, New Zealand Need 284 Runs To Win!
India have declared at 234/7. Wrridhiman Saha has been brilliant with the bat today as he scored 61 runs. New Zealand will come to bat for few overs in their chase of 284 runs.
No touring side has chased down more than 276 runs in India.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 345 and 234/7 declared vs New Zealand (296) set 284-run target
India’s Extend Their Domination!
Southee to Saha, into the gap and it’s FOUR!! The lead is of 279 runs now and no team have chased more than 276 runs in India.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 231/7 lead by 279 runs
50 Partnership Comes Up Between Saha And Axar!
Ajaz Patel to Axar, SIX to mid wicket. 50 partnership also comes up for India for the eight wicket.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 221/7 lead by 270 runs
50 Up For Saha!
Somerville to Saha, fifty up for the wicketkeeper. He has played an important knock for his team under pressure.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 212/7 lead by 262 runs
Pragyan Ojha Talks About Rahane’s Poor Form!
Ajinkya Rahane’s form has been a matter of concern for the Indian for in the recent times. The stand-in skipper has failed yet again to deliver with the bat in the ongoing Kanpur Test. Former India cricketer Pragyan Ojha has cited cited Rahane’s footwork as a cause of concern that has been causing him a lot of trouble lately.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 209/7 lead by 258 runs
Shreyas Iyer Becomes First Indian To Complete Massive Feat!
Shreyas became the first Indian batter in the history of Test cricket to score a century and a fifty on debut. The youngster has made it difficult for the team management to decide whom to drop when regular skipper Virat Kohli will join the squad in the second Test match in Mumbai.
Talking about the match- India’s lead of over 250 as Wriddhiman Saha is getting close to his fifty.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 202/7 lead by 251 runs
Saha Hits Four To Fine Leg!
Tim Southee to Saha, play fine for boundary. The length was also poor from Southee.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 198/7 lead by 247 runs
Brilliant Straight Drive From Axar!
Southee to Axar, FOUR, straight drive!! Axar joins the party with the bat!!
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 185/7 lead by 234 runs
Axar Patel Joins Saha In The Middle!
Jamieson to Axar, FOUR, good pull shot by Axar and it’s the second boundary of this over. India will aim to get close to 250-run lead.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 171/7 lead by 225 runs
Saha Going Strong!
Jamieson to Saha, FOUR. First boundary after tea. He has opened up his stance and playing aggressively.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 171/7 lead by 220 runs
Tea Day 4: Shreyas Iyer Departs After A Good Show!
Southee to Shreyas Iyer, OUT!! Caught behind!! Shreyas Iyer departs after a good show.
Shreyas Iyer c Blundell b Southee 65(125) (4s-8 6s-1)
Tea has also been taken now.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 167/7 lead by 216 runs
Another Boundary From Iyer!
Southee to Iyer, FOUR!! A perfect example of the form he has been in this match. He moved 65 now.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 167/6 lead by 216 runs
50 Partnership Between Iyer And Saha!
Ajaz Patel to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, to extra cover!! He is set and smashing the ball all-around now. The partnership between Iyer and Saha is over 50 now
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 156/6 lead by 205 runs
NZ In Trouble As India Lead By Over 200!
Touring sides successfully chased 200+ in 4th innings in India
276 WI vs Ind Delhi 1987/88
207 Eng vs Ind Delhi 1972/73
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 152/6 lead by 201 runs
Fifty For Shreyas Iyer!
Fifty for Shreyas Iyer!! He is rescuing the Indian ship yet again on his debut match. He came in to bat when was at 41/3 and now they have 151 runs on the board with a lead of 200 runs. Iyer also becomes the first Indian to score a century in first innings and then a half-century in second innings on his Test debut.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 151/6 lead by 200 runs
Iyer Nears 50!
Ajaz Patel to Shreyas Iyer, stepped out and SIX!! Straight over the bowler’s head. He moved to 43 now. A brilliant debut match for Shreyas Iyer till now.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 138/6 lead by 187 runs
Saha Punishes Poor Delivery By Somerville!
Somerville to Saha, SIX, aggressive shot from the wicketkeeper batter for a maximum. This time the connection is much better than the last one that had gone for the FOUR. 10 runs from last 2 balls.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 130/6 lead by 179 runs
Saha In Action!
Somerville to Saha, FOUR to midwicket. Saha has to score runs to stay in the squad and this is the best opportunity for him.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 124/6 lead by 173 runs
Good Shot From Iyer For Boundary!
Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, to third man. Good shot controlled shot from the debutant.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 111/6 lead by 160 runs
Jamieson Gets Awaited Wictket!
Jamieson to Ashwin, OUT!! bowled !! Jamieson gives the breakthrough. Ashwin is out after a good display with the bat.
Ashwin b Jamieson 32(62) (4s-5)
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 103/6 lead by 152 runs
100 Partnership Between Iyer And Ashwin!
Southee to Iyer, single!! Fifty partnership comes up between Iyer and Ashwin and 150-run lead for team India against New Zealand. These two have batted really well till now and they are extending India’s lead to a fighting fourth innings total.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 101/5 lead by 150 runs
100 Comes Up For India!
Southee to Ashwin, pulls away but there’s a fielder, so just one run and 100 comes up for India in their second innings.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 100/5 lead by 149 runs
Ashwin Contributing With Bat!
Southee to Ashwin, FOUR, Another good shot by Ashwin for boundary to mid-wicket. He is looking confident and the team management would be happy with Ashwin’s contribution with the bat.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 99/5 lead by 148 runs
Lucky Boundary For Iyer!
Southee to Shreyas Iyer, edge and FOUR to third man. Lucky boundary for Iyer again!! He is going good
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 92/5 lead by 141 runs
Ashwin Hits FOUR To Start Post-Lunch Session!
Ravindra to Ashwin, FOUR, played late and gets the desired result. First boundary after lunch.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 88/5 lead by 137 runs
Post-Lunch Session Begins As Indian Batters Make Way Into The Middle
Indian batters Shreyas Iyers and Ravi Ashwin are in the middle for the second session on Day 4
Spinner Ravindra will start the proceedings for New Zealand. Iyer has already got a start and is looking good on 18 runs while Ashwin will have to buckle up and complement Iyer
IND vs NZ Live Score: India (84/5, 345) lead by 133 runs
Day 4, Lunch: Iyer, Ashwin Going Strong After NZ Bowlers Put In Splendid Show!
So, it’s lunch on Day 4 and India have 84 runs on the board for the loss of five wickets. Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin are going strong after an excellent display with the ball by New Zealand bowlers.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India (84/5, 345) lead by 133 runs against New Zealand (296)
Southee Surpasses Kumble In Most Wickets List During India vs New Zealand Tests!
Tim Southee has surpasses Anil Kumble in the list of most wickets taken in India vs New Zealand Tests. The fast bowler has 51 wickets now vs India in Test cricket.
Most wickets in India vs New Zealand Tests
65 Richard Hadlee
57 Bishan Bedi
55 EAS Prasanna
55 R Ashwin
51 Tim Southee *
50 Anil Kumble
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 84/5, lead by 133 runs
Valuable Runs For India!
Southee to Ashwin, FOUR, edge again and Ashwin finds the gap too. Valuable runs for India.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 79/5, lead by 128 runs
Ashwin Hits Another Boundary!
Ajaz Patel to Ashwin, cuts away for another boundary. Ashwin and Iyer are scoring boundaries in every over now.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 72/5, lead by 121 runs
Iyer Smases FOUR To Fine Leg!
Southee to Iyer, played very fine and it’s a boundary!! These two batters are have played in an attacking mode till and look to carry the momentum.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 65/5, lead by 115 runs
Classic Straight Drive From Ashwin!
Southee to Ashwin, FOUR!! Straight drive from the all-rounder!! Good shot and he is looking in an attack mode today.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 59/5, lead by 108 runs
Iyer Smashes Another FOUR!
Ajaz Patel to Shreyas Iyer, guides for FOUR to third man. Iyer is the key for Team India now.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 55/5, lead by 104 runs
India Lose Another Wicket!
Southee to Jadeja, appeal for LBW and yes the umpire has given him out!! Jadeja will for review.
Review: Ball tracking clearly shows that the ball is hitting the stumps and Jadeja has to go. India have lost both Jadeja and a review.
Jadeja lbw b Southee 0(2)
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 51/5, lead by 100 runs
India Loose Mayank Agarwal!
Another wicket!! Mayank Agarwal who was looking in a good touch till now has to depart after scoring just 17 runs. Tim Southee is the man to dismiss Mayank with an excellent outswing delivery.
Mayank c Latham b Southee 17(53) (4s-3)
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 51/4, lead by 100 runs
India’s Lead Over 100!
Southee to Iyer, single and the lead is over 100 now. India need atleast 150-180 runs more on this pitch to set up a fighting target.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 51/3, lead by 100 runs
Debutant Iyer In Action Again!
Southee to Iyer, edge and lands safe between wicketkeeper and the first slip. Ball has raced away to the boundary line. Iyer is continuing from where he left in the first session. 50 comes up for India.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 50/3, lead by 99 runs
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