Highlights, Ind vs NZ 1st Test, Full Cricket Score, Day 1: Iyer and Jadeja's fifties guide hosts to 258/4 at stumps
Highlights, Ind vs NZ 1st Test, Full Cricket Score, Day 1: Iyer and Jadeja's fifties guide hosts to 258/4 at stumps
That brings us to the end of our coverage of the opening day of the first Test between India and New Zealand at the Green Park in Kanpur. The fifth-wicket stand between Iyer and Jadeja certainly has given the home team hope of posting a solid first innings total in excess of 400, though a couple of early wickets tomorrow could swing things back in the Black Caps' favour.
Do join us tomorrow for Day 2. For now, this is Amit Banerjee bidding you all goodbye!
Kyle Jamieson speaks to the commentators after stumps:
Jamieson: (On Indian conditions) It’s a little different from back home. Nice to have some swing. I’ve hardly played in the last couple of months, so took a while to find my rhythm. Nice to get back into the park and play Test cricket. The new ball swings in the morning and we can take a few. At the same time, two classy guys (Iyer and Jadeja) in the centre. I think we hung around pretty good till four down. If we get a good start tomorrow morning, we can get into a good position."
After 84 overs,India 258/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 75 , Ravindra Jadeja 50)
SIX! Iyer hits with the turn after getting one in the slot, and hits this well enough for the ball to sail over the midwicket part of the fence, and land among the spectators. Second six of the innings for Iyer, who moves to 75 with that shot.
And it’s STUMPS on Day 1 at the end of this over as the umpires have decided the light is insufficient for play to continue any further, bringing to the opening day to an end.
In a league of his own
Ravindra Jadeja averages 86.80 at home in Tests since Oct, 2018.#INDvNZ— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) November 25, 2021
After 83 overs,India 252/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 69 , Ravindra Jadeja 50)
Two from the over, with Jadeja bringing out the sword celebrations after completing a quick single in the third delivery to bring up his half century. The pair will perhaps look to see off the remaining overs of the day and try and preserve his wicket.
Fifty up for Ravindra Jadeja! The all-rounder dashes off for a quick single after tapping the ball towards mid off, completing the milestone in 99 deliveries, and brings out the iconic sword celebration. This is his 17th Test half-century. IND 252/4
After 82 overs,India 250/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 69 , Ravindra Jadeja 49)
As expected, Kyle Jamieson returns from the other end and starts off his new spell with a delivery that stays low and challenges Jadeja’s outside edge. Jadeja then collects back-to-back boundaries to take the fifth-wicket stand past the 100-mark, and is one short of his fifty after collecting a single off the last delivery.
FOUR! Jamieson fires a length ball down the leg side, and Jadeja tucks this towards the fine leg fence to bring up the century stand with Iyer in style. The pair have consumed 192 deliveries so far. IND 245/4
After 81 overs,India 241/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 69 , Ravindra Jadeja 40)
And the Black Caps have decided to make use of the second new ball right away. Tim Southee gets to make first use of it, and starts off his new spell with a maiden.
After 80 overs,India 241/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 69 , Ravindra Jadeja 40)
Jadeja runs the ball down the ground off the fourth, followed by an on drive off Iyer’s bat through midwicket, both collecting a single as a result. Two from the over, with the second new ball now available for the Black Caps. Will Williamson take it right away and bring Jamieson and Southee back?
After 79 overs,India 239/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 68 , Ravindra Jadeja 39)
Tidy over from Patel with just two runs coming from it — a single each to Iyer and Jadeja. Partnership is one hit away from the 100 mark at the moment. One more over to go before the second new ball becomes available for New Zealand.
After 78 overs,India 237/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 67 , Ravindra Jadeja 38)
A dot off each of the first three balls before Jadeja drives towards deep extra cover for a single off the fourth. The Kiwis, meanwhile, continue to pack the leg side while bowling to Iyer, who drives towards midwicket for a single off the penultimate delivery. Two from the over.
After 77 overs,India 235/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 66 , Ravindra Jadeja 37)
Maiden over for Ajaz. The left-arm spinner’s busy firing deliveries outside leg while bowling over the wicket to Iyer, who is busy sticking his front pad out. Umpire Virender Sharma has a quick word with both captain Williamson as well as the bowler about the line of the delivery, and how straying too far down will result in it being called a wide.
After 76 overs,India 235/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 66 , Ravindra Jadeja 37)
Somerville starts off with three dots before Jadeja collects a single off a cut off the fourth. The offie tweaks the field for Iyer, getting a long on and a deep square leg in place for the big hits. Iyer, however, chooses to rotate the strike with a single. Two from the over.
After 75 overs,India 233/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 65 , Ravindra Jadeja 36)
Short, wide ball from Patel in the second delivery of this over is promptly dispatched towards the extra cover fence as Jadeja collects his fourth boundary. Iyer has his heart in his mouth for a second in the fourth delivery as an aerial drive towards mid on lands just short of the fielder. He makes amends two balls later by charging down the pitch and slogging towards wide long on, collecting the second six of the innings. 12 from the over.
After 74 overs,India 221/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 58 , Ravindra Jadeja 31)
Somerville returns, replacing Southee, with a slip and a short leg in place. Jadeja pats the ball towards mid on for a single off the third. Iyer goes for a cheeky little paddle towards fine leg off the fourth. The slip fielder starts running to his left in anticipation, and the headstart helps him save a run for his side as he pulls the ball back inside to prevent the boundary. Four from the over.
After 73 overs,India 217/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 55 , Ravindra Jadeja 30)
Shreyas decides to charge down the pitch in the third delivery of this over, though collecting only a single as the ball is intercepted at backward square leg. Jadeja drives the ball down the ground two deliveries later for a single. Two from the over.
After 72 overs,India 215/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 54 , Ravindra Jadeja 29)
Tim Southee has the ball. Jadeja plays the cut and the ball is in the air for sometime. Deep point fielder cuts it off near the rope as the batsmen run two. A solid defence by Jadeja to end the over and the umpire calls for drinks.
After 71 overs,India 213/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 54 , Ravindra Jadeja 27)
Ajaz to Jadeja, two dot balls and then the batsman clips it to long-on for a single. Williamson changes the field before the fourth ball after discussing it with the bowler. A forward short leg is in place along with a fielder at short mid-wicket. The plan is to bowl on the rough and the last one turns big. The keeper collects it on the leg-side as the batsman prefers not to play a shot.
After 70 overs,India 212/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 54 , Ravindra Jadeja 26)
Tim Southee continues and he bowls round the stumps to Jadeja. The pacer manages to extract an edge off the batsman who goes for the drive. Only one man in the cordon and he's in fourth slip. The ball is in the gap and runs to the boundary. The next ball is on the pads, Jadeja goes at it hard but hits it to the fine-leg fielder for a single. Five off the over.
After 69 overs,India 207/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 54 , Ravindra Jadeja 21)
Ajaz bowls short and wide and Shreyas Iyer ensures he collects a boundary. It's a late cut and the ball races away to the third man boundary. This is seventh boundary in the innings.
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.
India vs New Zealand Live Score, Final Cricket Score and Live Streaming, Latest Updates: SIX! Iyer hits with the turn after getting one in the slot, and hits this well enough for the ball to sail over the midwicket part of the fence, and land among the spectators. Second six of the innings for Iyer, who moves to 75 with that shot. And it’s STUMPS on Day 1 at the end of this over as the umpires have decided the light is insufficient for play to continue any further, bringing to the opening day to an end.
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.