Ind vs NZ 1st Test 3rd Day Live: The first match of the two-match Test series being played between India and New Zealand is being played. In this match being played at Green Park, Kanpur, India scored 345 runs in the first innings and in response New Zealand’s team could score 296 runs in the first innings. India got a vital lead of 49 runs on the basis of the first innings. At the same time, Team India has scored 14 runs for the loss of one wicket.
India’s second innings-
In the second innings, India’s first wicket fell for just two runs in the form of Shubman Gill. Gill was clean bowled by Kyle Jamieson on the score of just one run.
New Zealand’s first innings-
On the third day of the match, New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Will Young started playing ahead of the score of 129 runs. Batting carefully, both the batsmen took the team’s score to 150 runs without any loss. R Ashwin gave India the first breakthrough. Young was dismissed for 89 runs off 214 balls with the help of 15 fours. Captain Kane Williamson scored 18 runs and returned lbw off Umesh Yadav.
The decision was taken to stop the match with Captain Williamson out just before lunch. The team went to lunch on the score of 197 runs for 2 wickets. After lunch, Substitute Bharat took a brilliant catch by Ross Taylor off Axar Patel behind the wicket. Soon after, Axar gave India another breakthrough by dismissing Henry Nicholls lbw for 2 runs. Akshar dodged Latham, who was heading towards a century, and Bharat stumped him. He was dismissed for 95 runs off 282 balls with 10 fours. Axar Patel made Tom Blundell his fourth victim and clean bowled him for 13 runs. Tim Southee was clean bowled by Axar Patel for 5 runs. Kyle Jamieson was caught by Ashwin for 23 runs. Ashwin bowled Somerville for 6 runs.
India scored over 300 runs on the second day of the match on the basis of debutant Shreyas Iyer’s century. The other two batsmen Shubman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja scored half-centuries. Openers Will Young and Tom Latham got the Kiwis off to a great start in India’s first innings reply. At the end of the second day’s play, both returned unbeaten. Will was 75 while Latham was playing on 50.
In this match, India captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and decided to bat first. For India, middle-order batsman Iyer got a chance to make his Test debut. Former Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar handed him the Test cap.