January 17, 2022

Iyer fifty offers India edge over NZ heading into day 5

New Zealand closed on 4-1, chasing 284 for victory, within the first Check towards India; the house facet declared on 234-7 after half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer (65) and Wriddhiman Saha (61no) had helped them recuperate from 51-5 of their second innings at Kanpur

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Shreyas Iyer made his second half-century on Test debut to help India recover from 51-5

Shreyas Iyer made his second half-century on Test debut to help India recover from 51-5

Shreyas Iyer made his second half-century on Check debut to assist India recuperate from 51-5

India’s Shreyas Iyer as soon as once more dazzled on his debut Check, hitting his second 50-plus rating of the match to place his workforce in control of the opening Check towards New Zealand on Sunday.

New Zealand claimed 4 wickets within the morning session to nostril forward on the penultimate day of the see-saw contest at Kanpur’s Inexperienced Park Stadium.

Iyer adopted his first-innings hundred with an important 65, forging 50-plus stands with Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha to revive India, who declared their second innings on 234-7.

Chasing a frightening victory goal of 284 on a worn-out monitor, the vacationers have been 4-1 when unhealthy gentle stopped play.

New Zealand opener Will Younger was given lbw to Ashwin, which might have been reversed however the batsman was late to evaluation the choice.

Tom Latham will resume on two on Monday with nightwatchman Will Somerville, who’s but to open his account, for firm.


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Earlier, New Zealand’s Tim Southee (3-75) struck twice in three balls within the morning session as they blew away India’s high order after the house facet had resumed on 14-1.

Kyle Jamieson (3-40) conceded a few early boundaries earlier than he dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara, who made 22, to open the flood gates.

Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel additional pegged again India when he trapped stand-in residence captain Ajinkya Rahane leg earlier than wicket for 4 with an arm-ball that stored low.

Southee then twisted the knife by eradicating opener Mayank Agarwal, caught within the slip, and Ravindra Jadeja, trapped lbw, in a double-wicket maiden over to cut back India to 51-5.

New Zealand had the upper hand when Tim Southee removed Mayank Agarwal and Ravindra Jadeja in the same over
New Zealand had the upper hand when Tim Southee removed Mayank Agarwal and Ravindra Jadeja in the same over

New Zealand had the higher hand when Tim Southee eliminated Mayank Agarwal and Ravindra Jadeja in the identical over

Iyer and Ashwin, who made 32, not solely steadied the innings but in addition scored briskly to place the strain again on New Zealand.

Iyer departed on the stroke of tea however Saha soldiered on regardless of a stiff neck that stored him off the sector on Saturday.

Saha remained not out on 61, having featured in a second 50-plus partnership with Axar Patel who made 28 not out earlier than India declared.

It was a memorable Check debut for Iyer who was chosen solely after a number of frontline batsmen, together with common skipper Virat Kohli, have been rested.

Iyer’s fairy-tale begin presents the workforce administration with a range headache as Kohli is about to return for the second and ultimate Check in Mumbai from Friday.

Stay protection of the fifth day of the primary Check between India and New Zealand continues at 3.50am on Monday.