The third day of the first Test between India and New Zealand
- Dr. Gu. வை. Balasubramanian
In the third innings, the Indian team scored 14 runs for the loss of one wicket in the second innings. Mayank Agarwal is unbeaten on 4 and Pujara on 9.
Schubman Gill took a run and was knocked out. Earlier, New Zealand were bowled out for 296 in the first innings. New Zealand started the match with 129 not out and lost the first wicket for 151 runs. But the other wickets fell within the next 99 runs.
Tom Latham was unbeaten on 95. Wicket-keeper Viruthiman Saha did not play today. He had a neck sprain in the morning. So K.S. Bharath played as a wicketkeeper. New Zealand’s Kyle Jamison Schupman took 50 wickets in his sixth Test, dismissing Gill.
There was a word war between umpires Nitin Menon and Ashwin today as Ashwin hides himself during the innings. Captain Rahane also took part in the debate. Akshar Patel plays his fourth Test. He has taken five wickets five times today. He played his first Test in February 2021 in Chennai.
He took 5 wickets for 60 runs in the second innings. He took five wickets (6/38 & 5/32) in two innings in the third Test at Ahmedabad.
He took five wickets (5/48) in the fourth Test. Today is the fifth time. He was the first Indian to achieve this feat.