Ind vs NZ 1st Test Match Report: The result of the first match of the two-match Test series played between India and New Zealand at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur was a draw. The Indian team could not put the last nail in the coffin of the Kiwi team as India remained one wicket away from victory in a thrilling match. India’s second match in the new cycle of the ICC World Test Championship has been a draw.
In reply to 284 runs, New Zealand batted 98 overs in their second innings and lost 9 wickets. Indian bowlers could not take the last wicket even in the last 52 balls. Thus the result of the match was a draw. You will be surprised to know that this is the first time after the year 2017 that a Test match has been drawn in India. At the same time, New Zealand’s team has drawn a match for the first time in the last seven matches.
New Zealand’s second innings, 9 wickets fell-
On the last day of the match, New Zealand’s team showed a great game in reply to 284 runs, playing 4/1 ahead. Tom Latham and William Somerville added 75 runs in 31 overs. However, on the last day after lunch, Umesh Yadav got the night watchman William Somerville caught by Shubman Gill on the private score of 36 runs on the first ball. The third success was given to India by R Ashwin, who bowled Tom Latham on a personal score of 52 runs.
Ravindra Jadeja gave India their fourth breakthrough before the tee break on the last day, when he dismissed Ross Taylor lbw on a personal score of 2 runs. India need 6 wickets to win from here and there is about 30 overs left to play. Axar Patel gave India their fifth breakthrough soon after the tea break. Axar Patel dismisses Henry Nicholls lbw for 1 run. With this, India returned to the match.
Ravindra Jadeja got the sixth and big success for India. Jadeja sent Kane Williamson out lbw on a personal score of 24 runs on a low ball and sent to the pavilion. With this, India got its hold on the match. The seventh wicket fell as New Zealand’s Tom Blundell, who scored 2 runs, was played down by R Ashwin. Indian team got their eighth success with the new ball by Ravindra Jadeja when he was dismissed lbw for 5 runs to Kyle Jameson.
India’s 9th breakthrough was given by Ravindra Jadeja when he dismissed Tim Southee lbw for 4 runs. In this way, at the end of the fifth day, Jadeja laid the foundation of victory.
All three outcomes are possible in the match, but given the circumstances, India’s win is on the higher side. After the fourth day’s play, New Zealand’s score is 4/1, while the Kiwis still need to score 280 runs to win. At the same time, India are looking for 9 wickets.
Talking about this match, India scored 345 runs after winning the toss and batting first. This included a century from Shreyas Iyer, half-centuries from Shubman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja. At the same time, New Zealand’s team scored 296 runs in their first innings. In this way, India had a lead of 49 runs, while in the second innings, India were declared on 234/7 on the basis of half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer and Wriddhiman Saha. In this way, New Zealand has a target of 284 runs to win, in response to which the Kiwi team has scored 4 runs for the loss of one wicket.