Kanpur: In the Kanpur Test, India’s Akshar Patel caught Ashwin in the ‘spin’ net.
The New Zealand team is coming to India to participate in the two-match World Test Championship Series. The first Test takes place in Kanpur. To give Sreyas a century, the Indian team scored 345 in the first innings. At the end of the second day, New Zealand were 129 not out in the first innings.
Today (Nov. 27) was the third day of the game. Substitute Sreekar Bharath took over the responsibility of keeping the team in contention. Latham and Young played casually. They added 151 for the first wicket. This time Ashwin made a breakthrough. His ball bounced off Young’s bat, and keeper Bharath grabbed the pulse and ‘appealed’. The umpire refused to grade out. Bharath immediately demanded to hear the ‘Review’. When it was revealed that the ball had hit the bat, Young (89) came out. Captain Williamson (18) fell at Umesh Yadav ‘speed’. The New Zealand team was strong at 197 for 2 during the lunch break.
After this Akshar Patel, Ashwin, Jadeja to show the ‘spin’ trick, the wickets fell quickly. Ross Taylor (11) and Henry Nicholas (2) were caught in the Axar net. Akshar also dismissed Latama (95), who had been harassing him for a long time. Ravindra Jadeja bowled Rachin Ravindra (13). Tom Blundell (13) did not stand. Akshar (5) took his 5th wicket to dismiss Southee. Jameson (23) and Somerville (6) were out to Ashwin. New Zealand were all out for 296 in the first innings. Akshar 5, Ashwin 3 for India.
Then Chapman Gill (3) cheated the Indian team with a lead of 49 runs. The Indian team had scored 14 runs for the loss of one wicket at the end of overtime. Had a 63-run lead overall. If our batsmen take charge tomorrow, we can take a strong score and give New Zealand a crisis.