India vs New Zealand Highlights Today, Monday 29-11-2021. 1st Test, New Zealand tour of India, from Green Park, Kanpur. The home team India scored 345 & 234/7d, the visitor team scored 296 & 165/9, in the end, match drawn. Tom Latham scored 52 runs, William Somerville 36, Kane Williamson (c) 24 and Rachin Ravindra 18 not out. Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets in 28 overs, Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed three New Zealand batsmen in 30 overs. Axar Patel and Umesh Yadav took one wicket each.
Rahane win the toss, chose to bat first.
India team: 1 Mayank Agarwal, 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Ajinkya Rahane (c), 5 Shreyas Iyer, 6 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Axar Patel, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Umesh Yadav.
New Zealand team: 1 Tom Latham, 2 Will Young, 3 Kane Williamson (c), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 Tom Blundell (wk), 7 Rachin Ravindra, 8 Kyle Jamieson, 9 Will Sommerville, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Ajaz Patel.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
New Zealand: WWDWW
Match Timings: 04:00 GMT | 09:30 Local
Umpires – Nitin Menon, Virender Sharma
TV Umpire – Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match number – Test no. 2435
We were bowling in good areas, we knew we had time but the light was always going to come into play in the last session. It happened every day of the match. Test cricket is not one of those formats where you come out and bowl good four overs. I am someone who wants to play this format. [on going past Harbhajan’s tally] These are milestones that are constantly kept a tab on. But as Rahul Bhai says, it’s not about runs or wickets, it’s about how many memories you make. I think getting down to the last session, the last mandatory over, Rachin hanging in there, Ajaz playing his part, a great day of Test cricket and I hope those who watched enjoyed it.
Post Match Presentation.
It has been touch and go around this time throughout this Test. The Indian side is a formidable one, they were on top for the large part but we hung around. All three results were in play but we fought hard and showed the fight on the last day. Rachin is a top-order batter but is not experienced in these conditions. The two fast players we played were outstanding, kept bowling long overs, and kept us in the game. We know this Indian side is a very strong one in all departments, so we have to be at our best all the time. As a bowling attack, getting overs under the belt was good. We will play in Mumbai on a different surface, so we need to prepare differently.
[on the timing of the declaration] Not really, we tried our best. They played really well. I think the way we came back in the second session was good. The fast bowlers too bowled really well. We wanted to get that partnership going, put some runs on board. Saha and Axar batted really well. Before that Shreyas and Ashwin’s partnership was crucial. We wanted to bowl four overs yesterday and 90-95 in all. [on chat with the umpires towards the end] It was about the light. I think the umpires made the right call regarding light. [On having three spinners] Sometimes it feels, am I giving Ashwin too few overs? Am I bowling Axar too much? I am really happy for Shreyas, the way he has worked on his game. Virat will come back for the Mumbai Test. I will not make any comments, the management will take the call.
Shreyas Iyer is the Player of the Match:
It’s a great feeling but winning the game would have been icing on the game. The pitch was intact but our bowlers showed great fight. My mindset was to play the sessions and play as many balls as possible. People say I am a very flamboyant player but the situation required me to play longer. So I played for the time. I am really proud the way we came out from a difficult position. I am really happy with the overall performance of the team. The pressure is always there, they had a great start and played out the first two sessions really well but we bounced back.