Kanpur Test: New Zealand’s nightwatchman was heavy on Rahane-Pujara, India’s game should not be spoiled

The thrill of the final day of the Kanpur Test between India and New Zealand is at its peak. New Zealand is making every effort to win, on the other hand Indian bowlers are trying to all out the Kiwi batsmen. However, New Zealand started the 5th day in a tremendous way. The first session went to Tom Latham and Somerville, who returned unbeaten on the fourth day. Both of them did not let any wicket fall.

It has to be praised here, after the dismissal of Will Young, Somerville came out to bat as a nightwatchman. Not only did he play shots like a seasoned batsman, but he also defended well. This is the reason why this patient player scored more runs than the top-4 batsmen of India. He faced 110 balls, while playing a valuable innings of 36 runs with the help of 5 fours. This marked the return of New Zealand in the match.

…so the time of Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara is ending, know from the record
When the game started just after lunch, Umesh Yadav gave the second success to the Indian team by getting Somerville caught by Shubman Gill on the very first ball. But there is no doubt that Somerville looked to bat better than India’s top order (barring Shreyas Iyer). India’s top-4 batsmen were failing in the second innings. Mayank Agarwal scored 17, Shubman Gill 1, Cheteshwar Pujara 22 and Captain Ajinkya Rahane scored 4 runs.

Earlier, on the fourth day, the Indian team declared the second innings at a score of 234 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. In this way New Zealand got a difficult target of 284 runs to win. India had scored 345 for the loss of all wickets in the first innings, while New Zealand’s first innings was bundled out for 296 runs. After scoring a century in the first innings of his Test debut, Shreyas Iyer scored a half-century in the second innings under immense pressure, while Wriddhiman Saha, who came out to bat despite a neck pain, hit an unmatched half-century.

The Kiwi team, who came out to bat in response, did not have a good start. He was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin for just 2 runs off Will Young, who scored a half-century in the first innings. The stumps were also declared in the very next over. New Zealand’s score was 4 runs for 1 wicket till the end of the game.


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