January 22, 2022

IND vs NZ, Test Match -1, Day 5 – Lunch Break

India remains wicketless in the first session and needs 9 wickets to win the first Test match against New Zealand to avenge their defeat in the World Test Championship final. With their opener and nightwatchman showing brilliant character testing India’s patience, the Kiwis need 205 runs in 59 overs to register a victory on Day 5. Watch India vs New Zealand live on YuppTV and enjoy cricket in its absolute best form.

New Zealand resumed Day 5 at the overnight score of 14/1. Tom Latham (20) and Will Somerville (23) are in the crease, and the Blackcaps expect Latham and Somerville to continue the momentum. New Zealand lost opener Will Young after India declared their innings in the last session yesterday. India completely dominated on Day 4 despite losing early wickets. New Zealand couldn’t capitalise on India’s quick fall while Shreyas Iyer (65) built crucial partnerships with Ashwin (32) and Saha (61). Axar Patel’s 28 helped India declare at 234 with few overs left, allowing the Kiwis to bat. India’s decision proved right when Ashwin caught Will Young leg before just before wrapping up the day.

Earlier, Debutant Shreyas Iyer put India in a commanding position with a century in the first innings and a handy 65 in the second innings, showing brilliant character under pressure. Shreyas became the only Indian to score a century and a half-century on Test debut. On Day 2, Shreyas became the 16th player to score a century on Test debut. With 170 runs in the match, he scored the third-highest score for India on debut, following Shikhar Dhawan (187) and Rohit Sharma (177).

With Kanpur pitch getting slower and lower on day 5, Indian bowlers need to be patient enough to pick wickets. The Kiwis need 205 runs in 59 overs with 9 wickets in hand. With Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor yet to bat, New Zealand is confident of winning the match. Will the match be drawn, or Will India pick the remaining wickets after the lunch break? Watch India vs New Zealand live on YuppTV and enjoy the exciting encounter on day 5.