After 68 overs,India 202/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 50 , Ravindra Jadeja 20)
Four from the over, including a single off the first delivery that helps Shreyas Iyer bring up his maiden Test half-century. Jadeja works the ball towards mid on for a single off the last delivery, and then grabs two more thanks to overthrows. India go past 200 in this over.
Fifty on Test debut for Shreyas Iyer! Collects a single off Southee's bowling to reach the milestone, and is greeted by an ovation from the Green Park stands as well as from the Indian dressing room. IND 199/4
After 67 overs,India 198/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 49 , Ravindra Jadeja 17)
Iyer cuts the ball behind square off the second delivery, coming back for a second run, and nicks a single three balls later. He’s one short of fifty at the end of this over.
After 66 overs,India 195/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 46 , Ravindra Jadeja 17)
Southee feels confident enough to bowl again after having pulled out of his 11th over with two deliveries remaining in the second session. Meanwhile, Iyer collects a single off the third delivery to complete the fifty stand with Jadeja for the fifth wicket. A much-needed partnership for the Indians after the mini-collapse in the second session that put them in a spot of bother.
Fifty partnership up between Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja for the fifth wicket, the stand putting India at ease once again after a flurry of wickets in the second session put them in a spot of bother. Iyer collects a single to bring up the milestone. IND 195/4
After 65 overs,India 194/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 45 , Ravindra Jadeja 17)
Tidy over from Somerville, with Jadeja and Iyer collecting a single each, the latter batting on 45. The partnership between the two, meanwhile, is one short of fifty.
After 64 overs,India 192/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 44 , Ravindra Jadeja 16)
Expensive over for Ravindra as Iyer decides to attack the left-arm spinner, smacking him for back-to-back boundaries to move into the 40s. Cuts the ball behind square in the third ball before charging down the track and lofting the ball over mid off next ball. Single off each of the last two balls.
After 63 overs,India 182/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 35 , Ravindra Jadeja 15)
Five off Somerville’s 17th over, including three off the first as Iyer cuts the ball behind square, and him and Jadeja are quick enough between the wickets.
After 62 overs,India 177/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 31 , Ravindra Jadeja 14)
Tidy over from Ravindra, with just one coming from it as Iyer, batting in the 30s at the moment, collects a single off the third delivery.
After 61 overs,India 176/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 30 , Ravindra Jadeja 14)
Boundaries starting to come a lot more frequently now for the Indians as Jadeja cuts a short, wide ball from Somerville off the last delivery of this over, with six coming off it.
After 60 overs,India 170/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 29 , Ravindra Jadeja 10)
Seven from the over, including a boundary to Iyer off the third delivery as a mishit goes wide of midwicket and runs all the way to the fence. Partnership between Iyer and Jadeja worth 25 so far and has come at a steady pace.
After 59 overs,India 163/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 24 , Ravindra Jadeja 8)
Just one from Somerville’s second over of the session, with Jadeja running the ball down the ground for a single off the first delivery.
After 58 overs,India 162/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 24 , Ravindra Jadeja 7)
Spin from both ends now, with Ravindra operating from the other end. FOUR! Iyer collects the first runs after tea with a lovely cover drive off the left-arm spinner. Iyer works the ball behind square next up, getting enough time to come back for a third. Single to Jadeja off the third. Eight from the over.
After 57 overs,India 154/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 17 , Ravindra Jadeja 6)
Somerville starts off with a maiden in the evening session. Meanwhile, Southee is back on the field, though whether he will bowl today or not remains to be seen.
We’re back for the final session of the opening day. Somerville to bowl the first over after tea with Jadeja on strike.
After 56 overs,India 154/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 17 , Ravindra Jadeja 6)
Rachin Ravindra given the last over of the session, and the left-arm spinner bowls out a maiden as India head to tea on 154/4, with a lot of responsibility on Iyer at the moment as he looks to guide India to a position of safety from here.
After 55 overs,India 154/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 17 , Ravindra Jadeja 6)
Iyer and Jadeja rotate the strike with their running between the wickets, as Somerville concedes four singles. One more over to go for tea.
After 54 overs,India 150/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 15 , Ravindra Jadeja 4)
Another maiden for Kyle Jamieson, his sixth over the innings, as Iyer opts to stay cautious. Not much time left for tea from here.
After 53 overs,India 150/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 15 , Ravindra Jadeja 4)
Iyer narrowly escapes getting dismissed by Somerville as the spinner’s animated appeal is turned down by umpire Virender Sharma, with the Kiwis eventually reviewing it and getting umpire’s call on impact and wickets. Just one from the over, bringing up the 150 for the hosts.
After 52 overs,India 149/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 14 , Ravindra Jadeja 4)
Jadeja gets off the mark in style, pulling a short ball from Jamieson towards the long leg region off the second delivery. Four from the over.
After 51 overs,India 145/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 14 , Ravindra Jadeja 0)
First maiden for Somerville in 11 overs, as Shreyas Iyer, who will look to anchor the innings from here, blocks his way through the over. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja walks out to bat ahead of Wriddhiman Saha. India will need a major partnership or two from here, with not too many batting options left.
After 50 overs,India 145/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 14 , Ravindra Jadeja 0)
Jamieson has gone for a couple of expensive overs, but has kept New Zealand in the game with timely dismissals, and this time it’s Ajinkya Rahane who falls in the second delivery, chopping the ball onto the stumps while looking for a cut. Before that, he had successfully appealed for caught-behind after firing one down the leg side, with the India skipper reviewing right away and Ultra Edge showing a flatline. Wicket maiden for the lanky seamer. With two new batters at the crease, New Zealand have the chance to trigger a collapse and try and restrict the hosts to 250 or less.
OUT! Jamieson gets the dangerman Rahane, who ends up chopping the ball onto the furnitue while looking to cut a back-of-length delivery. This one delivery after he managed to overturn the umpire's decision that ruled him caught-behind. He'll be disappointed to not convert the start into a big score. IND 145/4
Rahane b Jamieson 35
After 49 overs,India 145/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 35 , Shreyas Iyer 14)
FOUR! The boundaries are starting to glow for the Indians now, as Rahane moves into the 30s with a well-timed cut through cover for his sixth boundary. The two batters do well to rotate the strike between themselves with singles, three of which are collected in the next five deliveries.
After 48 overs,India 138/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 29 , Shreyas Iyer 13)
FOUR! Shreyas Iyer moves to double figures with a beautiful on drive off a full delivery from Jamieson, the ball racing away to the square leg boundary. Single off each of the next two balls. Six from the over.
After 47 overs,India 132/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 28 , Shreyas Iyer 8)
Tidy over from Somerville with just one coming off it as Iyer collects a single off the first delivery.
After 46 overs,India 131/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 28 , Shreyas Iyer 7)
Southee bowls four deliveries in his 11th over before putting his cap back on and making his way towards the dressing room. Perhaps a niggle that became too much for him to handle. Jamieson bowls the remaining deliveries, with Rahane driving an overpitched delivery outside off off the last delivery, collecting his fifth boundary.
After 45 overs,India 127/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 24 , Shreyas Iyer 7)
Five from Somerville’s eighth over, including a boundary to Rahane off a lovely cover drive in the second delivery, the captain moving into the 20s with the shot.
After 44 overs,India 122/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 19 , Shreyas Iyer 7)
Southee continues on the other side of the drinks break, collecting a maiden. Iyer goes for an expansive drive in the fourth delivery but is intercepted at mid off.
After 43 overs,India 122/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 19 , Shreyas Iyer 7)
Will Somerville, who has been economical so far today, returns to the attack in place of Ajaz, who has gone for 56 runs without a wicket so far in the day. Just one from the over. Drinks being brought out to the field for the second time today.
After 42 overs,India 121/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 19 , Shreyas Iyer 6)
Two from Southee’s ninth over, with Rahane tucking a length ball through the leg side for a couple of runs in the second delivery.
After 41 overs,India 119/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 17 , Shreyas Iyer 6)
Shreyas Iyer has been blocking his way so far in the innings, and he decides to get off the mark in this over, going for a wild slog down the ground, with the ball landing just beyond Williamson’s reach at long off to allow the debutant to grab a double. The next scoring shot however, is a lot better timed as he dispatches the ball towards cow corner to collect his first boundary in Test cricket. Six from the over.
After 40 overs,India 113/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 17 , Shreyas Iyer 0)
Rahane collects his third boundary with a lovely punch behind square off the penultimate delivery of this over. New batter Iyer, meanwhile, is yet to get off the mark.
After 39 overs,India 109/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 13 , Shreyas Iyer 0)
Rahane collects a treble in the third delivery after punching the ball through the off side, the ball slowing down on its way to the vacant deep point region.
After 38 overs,India 106/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 10 , Shreyas Iyer 0)
Kyle Jamieson given a break after bowling four overs in the post-lunch session, with Tim Southee taking his place. The veteran seamer adds one against his name in the wickets column after getting Pujara caught- behind for 26 in the fourth delivery. Wicket maiden for Southee, with debutant Shreyas Iyer arriving at the crease with India suddenly a spot of bother.
OUT! Pujara perishes after poking at a delivery well outside off, getting caught behind. Got off to a promising start, but couldn't convert it into a big score. IND 106/3
Pujara c Blundell b Southee 26 (88)
After 37 overs,India 106/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 26 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 10)
Rahane brings up the 100 for his team with a lovely drive through the extra cover region for his second boundary. Follows it up with a single off the fourth ball. Pujara too decides to have a go at Ajaz after the spinner dishes out a full toss that is smacked towards deep midwicket. Quick single to end the over, with 10 coming from it.
After 36 overs,India 96/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 21 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 5)
Jamieson peppers Pujara with some short stuff in this over, the second delivery a well-aimed bouncer that has the batter in two minds and induces a late duck. The lanky seamer bowls an even steeper bouncer next delivery, with umpire Nitin Menon calling it a wide, much to the bowler’s annoyance. He later shifts to the round-the-wicket angle to the right-hander.
After 35 overs,India 95/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 21 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 5)
Another tidy over from Ajaz as he collects his fifth maiden in 12 overs, with Rahane staying defensive throughout the over.
After 34 overs,India 95/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 21 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 5)
Some loose bowling from Jamieson in this over. Not only does he overstep twice, he ends up conceding a couple of boundaries — Rahane and Pujara collecting one each. While Rahane gets off the mark with a solid punch, Pujara cuts a short, wide delivery through point to collect his first boundary in his 75th delivery. 11 from the over.
After 33 overs,India 84/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 17 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 0)
Pujara drives the ball through mid on off the third delivery of this over to collect the first runs of the session. Two from the over.
After 32 overs,India 82/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 15 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 0)
Make that three maidens in a row at the start of the second session. Rahane’s on strike for the first time, and decides to stay put and block his way through the Jamieson over.
After 31 overs,India 82/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 15 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 0)
Ajaz Patel returns after the lunch interval from the media end, starting his new spell with a maiden.
After 30 overs,India 82/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 15 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 0)
What a start to the session for the Black Caps as Kyle Jamieson starts off with a wicket maiden after lunch, dismissing Gill for 52 off the final delivery of the over. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane arrives at the crease at No 4.
BOWLED! Jamieson strikes after lunch as Gill doesn't add to his score at the end of the morning session, departing for 52 after getting an inside edge that results in the stumps being scattered all over the place. IND 82/2
Gill b Jamieson 52(93)
Players are back after Lunch, and it’s Kyle Jamieson who returns with the ball in hand, will Gill on strike. Can he break this partnership and bring the Kiwis back in the game? Stay tuned to find out.
After 29 overs,India 82/1 ( Shubman Gill 52 , Cheteshwar Pujara 15)
LUNCH ON DAY 1. Somerville bowls what turns out to be the final over of the session, giving away just one from it, as India head to the interval on a comfortable position of 82/1, with 52 of those runs coming off Shubman Gill’s bat. The partnership between Gill and Pujara’s worth 61, and the hosts will hope they are able to convert this into a big partnership on the other side of the break.
After 28 overs,India 81/1 ( Shubman Gill 51 , Cheteshwar Pujara 15)
Ravindra, who does bear some similarity to his namesake in the Indian team in his bowling style, gives away a single in his second over as Gill sets off for a run in the second delivery.
After 27 overs,India 80/1 ( Shubman Gill 50 , Cheteshwar Pujara 15)
Gill collects a single off the third delivery of Somerville’s fifth over, bringing up his fourth Test half-century in the process. The current pair will now look to see the remaining minutes of the session off without losing a wicket.
Fifty for Shubman Gill! Brings up the milestone with a single off Somerville, taking 81 balls to get there. His fourth half-century in Test cricket, and second on home soil. IND 80/1
India vs New Zealand Live Score, Final Cricket Score and Live Streaming, Latest Updates: Four from the over, including a single off the first delivery that helps Shreyas Iyer bring up his maiden Test half-century. Jadeja works the ball towards mid on for a single off the last delivery, and then grabs two more thanks to overthrows. India go past 200 in this over.
India vs New Zealand 1st Test preview: India take on New Zealand in the first of the two Tests, in Kanpur.
The Kiwis beat India in the first cycle of the World Test Championship final six months ago to lift the title. Since then they have met a few times in white-ball cricket. It will be different ball game this time though as the Kiwis will be playing on the Indian soil.
They will face an uphill task against the Indian spin attack which is one of the best in the world. The last time the Kiwis toured India, they were outclassed 3-0. R Ashwin and R Jadeja combined to take 41 out of the 57 wickets taken by the bowlers.
Ashwin has been in good touch of late having returned to the white-ball side after four years. He will be the biggest threat to the Kiwis.
The Kiwi batsmen would have to show more application and adapt to the conditions quickly as the turnaround time from white-ball to red-ball cricket has been very short. There are no practice matches as well.
Kane Williamson, who played a couple of brilliant innings in the WTC final, will be the key for the Kiwis in that middle order.
India will be missing some of their first-choice players in Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami Rishabh Pant, who have been rested. Kohli has been rested for the first Test and Ajinkya Rahane will lead in his absence. India received a blow ahead of the series as KL Rahul was ruled out of the series due to thigh strain.
Suryakumar Yadav has replaced him in the squad. This means that Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill will in probability open the batting. And Rahane confirmed that Shreyas Iyer will make his Test debut, so he will most likely bat at No 4 in absence of Kohli.
Rahane and Pujara will be looking to get back to their best after struggles of late.
Kane Williamson will be hoping that some luck goes his way with regards to the toss which could be crucial. Last series, he lost all the tosses and scoreboard pressure does play a role especially in India.
The Kiwis would be looking for their first series win in India while rampant India would be looking to make it 14 series wins in a row at home. We can expect an enthralling contest.
Here’s everything you need to know about the first India vs New Zealand Test in Kanpur:
When will the first Test between India and New Zealand take place?
The first Test between India and New Zealand will take place from 25-29 November, 2021.
What is the venue for India vs New Zealand match?
The match will take place at Green Park in Kanpur.
What time will the match start?
The match will begin at 9.30 am IST. The toss will take place at 9 am IST on Day 1.
Which TV channels will broadcast India vs New Zealand match?
The match will be telecast on Star Sports Network. The live streaming of the match will also be available on Disney + Hotstar. You can also browse Firstpost.com for live updates and over-by-over commentary.
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