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India vs New Zealand Live Cricket Score 1st Test, Day 5: New Zealand start cautiously, India search for early wickets

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IND vs NZ Live Score, 1st Test, Day 5: The Indian team members wait for a DRS decision. (PTI)

Updated on Nov 29, 2021 09:46 AM IST

India vs New Zealand Live Cricket Score, 1st Test, Day 5: After removing Will Young cheaply on 2, India will aim to pick the remaining nine New Zealand wickets on the final day of the Kanpur Test and go 1-0 up in the ongoing two-match series. New Zealand, on the other hand, will resume Day 5 from the overnight score of 4/1 and need another 280 to win the contest. Tom Latham, who fell five runs short from a deserving century in the first innings, will start the proceedings with night-watchman William Somerville. The tourists will heavily rely on their prolific skipper Kane Williamson and veteran batter Ross Taylor to rescue them out of the danger. Meanwhile, veteran off-spinner Ashwin, who is playing his 80th Test will be eyeing another milestone as he now stands a wicket away from surpassing Harbhajan Singh to become the third-highest wicket-taker from India in the red-ball format. The carrom ball specialist has so far scalped four wickets in the match. Catch the LIVE score updates of India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 5

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  • Nov 29, 2021 09:44 AM IST

    A tough stumping opportunity for KS Bharat. The ball turns wide of Somerville, who leans forward to push the ball towards the mid-on region. Fails to make any connection, loses his balance and comes out of his crease. However, the wicketkeeper fails to hold onto the ball and it goes past him and the leg slip as the batter runs a double. NZ: 12/1

  • Nov 29, 2021 09:40 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Latham starts off cautiously 

    Tom Latham maintains a cautious approach as Umesh starts off pitching the ball just outside the off stick. However, he tries to pitch it slightly inside and Latham knocks it towards the fine leg region for a four. NZ: 9/1

  • Nov 29, 2021 09:37 AM IST

    Umesh Yadav starts attack from other end

    Umesh Yadav starts the attack from the other end. So it is a spin-seam start by India captain Ajinkya Rahane. 

  • Nov 29, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    Ashwin generates a bit of turn

    Ashwin generates a bit of turn, something which the Indians will rejoice as first over of the morning is done. New Zealand too open their account. NZ: 5/1 

  • Nov 29, 2021 09:33 AM IST

    Ishant Sharma in some pain 

    First ball of the day and Ishant Sharma ends up hurting his finger will putting a diving effort to save the ball. He manages to stop the ball but ends up injuring himself a bit. Gets treated by the physio as play resumes after a brief pause. 

  • Nov 29, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    Tom Latham and night watchman William Sommerville walk in to kick-off the proceedings. R Ahwin will lead India’s attack.  

  • Nov 29, 2021 09:28 AM IST

    Snapshots from Team India’s final warm-up session ahead of Day 5.  

  • Nov 29, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    Action to begin shortly 

    The Day 5 action will begin shortly as Tom Latham and William Somerville will kick-off the proceedings on the final day. The equation before the start of the day stands as: NZ require 280 runs to win, India need 9 wickets to achieve the same. If neither happens the match will end in a draw. 

  • Nov 29, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Pitch report by Deep Dasgupta and Simon Doull 

    Both the ex-cricketers reckon that the pitch hasn’t “deteriorated”. A good sign for the Kiwis, we must agree.  

    “It hasn’t deteriorated as much as expected, it still looks alright. There are a few cracks but either they are too full or too wide. The areas where the spinners will mostly bowl looks alright. It’ll still be lot of hard work.” 

  • Nov 29, 2021 09:13 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Exciting day 5 at Green Park 

    Visuals from Green Park, Kanpur on Day 5. Looks sunny as the tourists warm up for another exciting day of Test cricket. 

  • Nov 29, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    New Zealand batting coach 

    New Zealand confident to do well on Day 5 but aware of the Indian challenge, says Kiwi batting coach. 

  • Nov 29, 2021 08:58 AM IST

  • Nov 29, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    Axar Patel in Test cricket so far:

    India spinner Axar Patel, who made his Test debut earlier this year against England, has went on to create a new legacy for himself. The all-rounder has so far scalped 32 wickets in just seven innings, and will look to add some more in his tally on Day 5. A look at his clinical display with the ball: 

    2/40 vs England

    5/60 vs England

    6/38 vs England

    5/32 vs England

    4/68 vs England

    5/48 vs England

    5/62 vs New Zealand 

  • Nov 29, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    NZ legend suggests Rahane to ‘make way for Kohli’ in Mumbai Test

    “I think it’s hard to drop someone [Iyer] who has scored a century on Test debut against a quality side. So, it will probably be Rahane who will make way [for Kohli]”: Daniel Vettori 

  • Nov 29, 2021 08:43 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ashwin’s impeccable record in 4th innings

    R Ashwin bowls in the nets.  (Getty)
    R Ashwin bowls in the nets.  (Getty)

    Innings: 23

    Wickets: 71

    Average: 18.83

    SR: 44.9

    5-wicket hauls: 6 

  • Nov 29, 2021 08:36 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: A look at New Zealand’s highest successful chases in Tests

    324 vs Pak Christchurch 1993/94

    317 vs Ban Chittagong 2008/09

    278 vs Pak Dunedin 1984/85

  • Nov 29, 2021 08:28 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Visiting teams successfully chasing 200+ in 4th innings in India

    There have been two occasions when a touring side has chased down a 200-plus target in India. 

    276 WI vs IND Delhi 1987/88

    207 Eng vs IND Delhi 1972/73

    Overall 66 instances | Won 2 | Lost 33 | Drawn 31

    However, no touring si has successfully chased down more than 276 in 4th innings in India

    Can New Zealand pull off a spectacular in Kanpur? 

  • Nov 29, 2021 08:24 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Rahane draws flak after yet another poor display

    Ajinkya Rahane has received a lot of flak for his show with the bat. The stand-in skipper scored 35 in the first inning and could only manage 4 in the second. Assessing Rahane’s show, former New Zealand international Simon Doull said: 

    “He’s a better player than that. His dismissals against spin since 2019, you look at those, outside the line of off-stump, a lot of full deliveries. So, he’s getting lbw with the one that’s skidding on, he’s nicked off, or he’s chipping one to cover, mid-off and those areas. So, those are the dismissals against spin he would be worried about.” 

  • Nov 29, 2021 08:15 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ashwin, Harbhajan on level terms  

    India’s star spinner R Ashwin currently stands on level terms with Harbhajan Singh and a wicket today will see the carrom-ball specialist achieve a new feat. Both the spinners have scalped 417 wickets in the red-ball format and Ashwin now stands a chance to overtake the veteran spinner. 

  • Nov 29, 2021 08:09 AM IST

    Batting coach hails India’s ‘ideal team man’ for gritty knock

    Wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha drew praises from many for his valiant display as he battled through his pain and scored an unbeaten 61 to help India impose a stiff 284-run target for the visitors. Here is what Team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour had to say about the 37-year-old.   

  • Nov 29, 2021 08:01 AM IST

    ‘We have real spin power’ 

    “Rahul Sir had told me to bat as many balls as possible and I was determined to do that. We felt that 250 including the first innings lead would have been a good score, so we’re very happy with where we are now. Actually, not a lot was happening with the wicket today, the ball was keeping a bit low. The talk was to get to a competitive total and I feel that it’s a really good total. We have real spin power, so hopefully we can get the job done tomorrow.” – Shreyas Iyer after stumps on Day 4 

  • Nov 29, 2021 07:56 AM IST

    What contributes to India’s phenomenal record at home

  • Nov 29, 2021 07:51 AM IST

    Simon Doull rates Rahane & co against spin 

    “Normally you’d think Indian players, Indian conditions, better players of spin. I don’t think by any stretch the current crop of Indian players are anywhere near the quality of players of spin of years gone by. The Laxmans, the Dravids, the Sachins, and Gautam Gambhir. Players like that who were just brilliant players of spin. I don’t think the current crop are as good,” the former Kiwi international said on Star Sports during the lunch break on Day 4. 

  • Nov 29, 2021 07:44 AM IST

    Shreyas Iyer: India’s debutant makes an instant impact

    India middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer scripted history on Sunday afternoon in the ongoing Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur. The right-handed batter, who scored 65 off 125 balls, became the first Indian to score a century and a half-century in the same Test on debut. He is overall the tenth cricketer to achieve this big feat.

  • Nov 29, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    India rode on fifty-run partnerships for the sixth, seventh and eighth wickets— only the second occasion in Indian cricket history—after the top and middle-order batters failed again.

    The hosts set an improbable 284-run target and Ashwin dismissed Will Young (2) before the Kiwis ended the day on 4/1. TV replays suggested the ball would have missed the stumps. Young contemplated a review, and by the time he made his request, the 15-second DRS window had elapsed. With that dismissal, Ashwin became the joint third highest wicket-taker for India, equalling Harbhajan Singh’s haul (417 wickets). 

  • Nov 29, 2021 07:27 AM IST

    Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of Day 5 of the 1st Test between India and New Zealand. While India are placed in the driver’s seat and are nine wickets away from win, New Zealand require 280 more in a track, which has been producing sharp turn as witnessed in the previous day. The hosts, despite having three spinners in their playing XI, will not look to take things lightly. Stay tuned for further updates!


‘Will open with him if Mayank goes out’: Jaffer makes unusual playing XI suggest

India vs New Zealand: With Mayank Agarwal in focus, former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori agreed with Wasim Jaffer saying that it could “a stop-gap scenario”



India vs New Zealand 'Will open with him if Mayank goes out': Wasim Jaffer makes unusual playing XI suggestion for 2nd Test regarding Agarwal(ANI )
India vs New Zealand ‘Will open with him if Mayank goes out’: Wasim Jaffer makes unusual playing XI suggestion for 2nd Test regarding Agarwal(ANI )

Published on Nov 29, 2021 08:28 AM IST


Ex-NZ bowler backs Iyer to replace senior batsman for 2nd Test; Laxman disagrees

  • India vs New Zealand 1st Test: While Ex-New Zealand bowler opined that Shreyas Iyer, after a stellar debut, will replace a senior batter, former player VVS Laxman disagreed with him.


India vs New Zealand 'Loyalty lasts only a certain amount of time': Simon Doull backs Shreyas Iyer to replace senior IND batter for 2nd Test; VVS Laxman disagrees(AP)
India vs New Zealand ‘Loyalty lasts only a certain amount of time’: Simon Doull backs Shreyas Iyer to replace senior IND batter for 2nd Test; VVS Laxman disagrees(AP)

Published on Nov 29, 2021 08:00 AM IST


INDvNZ: ‘He bats for more than an hour and doesn’t do anything’: Ex-PAK captain

  • IND vs NZ: Former Pakistan captain lauded the Team India batter’s “positive” intent but also said that the real issue lies in his “favourite game”.


IND vs NZ: ‘He bats for more than an hour and doesn’t do anything’: Ex-PAK captain Salman Butt points out major flaw in India batter(HT COLLAGE)
IND vs NZ: ‘He bats for more than an hour and doesn’t do anything’: Ex-PAK captain Salman Butt points out major flaw in India batter(HT COLLAGE)

Updated on Nov 29, 2021 08:35 AM IST


Rathour responds to fate of Pujara, Rahane, Iyer for 2nd Test against NZ

India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour has thrown his weight behind the two veteran batters while remaining tight-lipped on Iyer’s place in the XI for the second Test



Indian captain Virat Kohli during a practice session at CCI Club in Mumbai, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (PTI)
Indian captain Virat Kohli during a practice session at CCI Club in Mumbai, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (PTI)

Updated on Nov 28, 2021 09:09 PM IST


‘There wasn’t much happening on the wicket’: Shreyas Iyer on late declaration

India declared their second innings at 234 for seven, having extended their overall lead to 283 runs on the fourth and penultimate day of the match.



India's Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin during Day-4 of the 1st Test match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park International Stadium, in Kanpur on Sunday.(ANI )
India’s Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin during Day-4 of the 1st Test match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park International Stadium, in Kanpur on Sunday.(ANI )

Published on Nov 28, 2021 06:21 PM IST


Anjum Chopra calls for a ‘structured plan’ to initiate women’s IPL

Anjum Chopra, in exclusive conversation with Hindustantimes.com, believes that while the BCCI has shown intent, having announced a four-team Women’s T20 Challenge last season before it was cancelled owing to the pandemic, there is gap with its execution due to their ‘conviction in going forward’.



Anjum Chopra calls for a 'structured plan' to initiate women's IPL(BCCI/File image (Anjum Chopra))
Anjum Chopra calls for a ‘structured plan’ to initiate women’s IPL(BCCI/File image (Anjum Chopra))

Published on Nov 28, 2021 06:08 PM IST


Shreyas Iyer and lower order leave India chasing win over New Zealand in Kanpur

The first Indian batter to hit a ton and fifty on Test debut and the lower order revive India on Day 4 of the first Test on Sunday



Indian players Shreyas Iyer and Wriddhiman Saha run between the wickets during fourth day of the first cricket test match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. (PTI)
Indian players Shreyas Iyer and Wriddhiman Saha run between the wickets during fourth day of the first cricket test match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. (PTI)

Updated on Nov 28, 2021 08:59 PM IST




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