PayTM Series – India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Live
After missing out on victory in the first Test match in Kanpur, India will take on New Zealand in the second Test on Friday at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Enjoy watching India vs New Zealand live on YuppTV.
Despite taking 9 wickets post-lunch on the fifth day, Team India were left one wicket short of victory in Kanpur. Kiwi batters Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel frustrated Indian spinners and denied a memorable win. Team India spin duo Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin used all their experience on a slow and low pitch but couldn’t take the much needed ninth wicket to take their team over the line.
Shreyas Iyer was the man of the match on his test debut for his record maiden century in the first innings, followed by a brilliant half-century in the second innings. Shreyas joined the elite list of players who scored a century on their Test debut. Ravindra Jadeja scored a handy 50 to score a decent 345 in the first innings. In response, Kiwi openers played sensible knocks while their middle order failed terribly. Tom Latham (95) and William Young (89) helped the team put 296 on the board. Shreyas and Saha guided the team to score 234 in the second innings and declared with a lead of 283. Needed 284 to win, New Zealand lost quick wickets, but Rachit Ravindra played responsibly and escaped a major loss. Indian spinners brought the game in their favour but fell short by one wicket before the match ended in a thrilling draw.
Ravichandran Ashwin (419) surpassed Harbhajan Singh to become the third-highest wicket-taker for India after Anil Kumble and Kapil Dev. Ashwin is gearing up for the second test as the Mumbai pitch offers extra bounce and height.
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