- Ravindra Jadeja bowled Kiwi batsman Rachin Ravindra in New Zealand’s first innings in the first Test.
- Jadeja bowled outside the off stump which turned and went straight to the stumps from between Rachin’s bat-belly.
- In the first innings, Akshar Patel took five wickets while Ashwin took three and Jadeja two.
Rachin Ravindra is of Indian origin and there is an interesting thing behind his name. Rachin’s father is a fan of two veteran Indian batsmen, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. That is why he has named his son Rachin. Rachin hit 13 off 23 balls with two fours in the first innings and was bowled by Jadeja.
In the fourth ball of the 111th over of New Zealand’s innings, Jadeja bowled Rachin just off the stumps. The ball went straight to the stumps between Ravindra’s bat and pad as he proceeded to play on the frontfoot. Rachin made the right choice for the shot but the ball remained low and spun more than expected.
The Indian spinners made a splash in the Kanpur Test. Nine of New Zealand’s 10 wicket spinners were fast. Akshar Patel was the fastest with five wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin took three and Ravindra Jadeja two. While fast bowler Umesh Yadav had a breakthrough.
India scored 345 in the first innings with the help of Shreyas Iyer’s superb century. In response, New Zealand were bowled out for 296. Tom Latham top-scored with 95 while fellow opener Will Young played an 89-run innings. At the end of the third day’s play, India lost one wicket in their second innings in the form of Shubhaman Gill.