Thursday, January 27, 2022

INDIA vs NEW ZEALAND, 1st Test: Match drawn

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The first test between India and new Zealand finally ended in a draw at Green park, Kanpur. The next test series will be held in Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.

Shreyas Iyer gets awarded as the Man of the Match. He stated that ”  It’s a great feeling, but if we won the game it could have been the icing on the cake. The wicket was still intact. My mindset was just to play the sessions. People say I’m very flamboyant and don’t control my instincts, but this time I decided to play for the team. It really helped the way Ashwin, Jadeja and Saha contributed. I am really proud of the way we turned things around. I’m really happy with the overall performance of the team. Pressure is always there. They got off to a great start, played two sessions very positively. Once we got a sniff, we saw that as a moment to attack, and we made the best use of the situation.”

It has been a fantastic finish to India vs New Zealand first test in Kanpur. David Warner has been bewildered by the result. Warner even highlighted the charm of Test cricket.

He tweeted “How good is Test cricket!! 5 days, tough cricket played by both teams and it ends in a draw. That’s why we love it. Can’t wait for the 2nd test in Mumbai. #india #newzealand I can’t wait for the Ashes!!

Debutant Shreyas Iyer had an amazing start to his test career. He scored a century in first innings and scored 50 in the second. Ravindra Jadeja hit a half century as well. Tim Southee from New Zealand picked up five wickets . Tom Latham registered two fifties in the match.

India set a target of 284 runs to win. On the final day, New Zealand played amazing session without losing a single wicket, before India had a comeback and got eight wickets. Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel made it a draw by playing the last 52 balls smartly.

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