Today is the fourth day of the first Test between India and New Zealand at Green Park Stadium. Taking a strong lead of 63 runs on the basis of the second innings, the Indian team has put tremendous pressure on the visiting team. New Zealand were bowled out for 296 in their first innings on the third day of the game on Saturday.
Indian batsmen have to do amazing
In the Indian batting in the first innings, Shreyas Iyer scored a century, while Shubman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja scored half-centuries. Apart from these, Ashwin batted well. In the second innings here, senior batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal and skipper Ajinkya Rahane will be expected to score as many runs for India as possible so that the bowlers can take advantage of the added pressure on New Zealand.
India got a lead of 49 runs
The hosts got a lead of 49 runs. After this, India lost the first wicket early. Shubman Gill fell victim to Kyle Jamieson after scoring a run in the second over. At the end of the third day’s play, India’s score was 14 for one. Cheteshwar Pujara was playing on nine and Mayank Agarwal scored four runs.
India had scored 345 runs
India had scored 345 runs in the first innings. Now the Indian team’s position is strong here, but they will need good batting on the fourth day to keep the pressure. If India manage to score more than 250 runs in the second innings, then it will be difficult for New Zealand to achieve the target of 300 or more.
Axar Patel’s paw and Ashwin’s 3 wickets
If seen, the spinners are burning on the third day. A total of 11 wickets fell, out of which the highest 5 wickets were in the name of Axar Patel. Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 wickets, while Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket. This means 9 wickets taken by the spinners. New Zealand also have 3 spinners. Ejaz Patel, Somerville and Rachin Ravindra will also have a chance to take advantage of the spinner-friendly pitch.