Match intriguingly poised at tea as India look to break New Zealand defence

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Match intriguingly positioned at tea as India seek to break New Zealand protection

Report India pull things back after being wicketless in the very first session

Tea New Zealand 296 as well as 125 for 4 (Latham 52, Williamson 24 *, Ashwin 2-28) need one more 159 go to defeat India 345 and also 234 for 7 dec

Ravindra Jadeja rejected Ross Taylor with what ended up being the last ball prior to tea to leave the Kanpur Examination intriguingly positioned going into its last session. A draw is the most likely outcome, however with six gates as well as a minimum of 31.5 overs remaining, New Zealand’s batters will certainly need to make it versus India’s five-man attack.For all their skill and also determination, India have needed to labor strongly on a fifth-day surface that has shown little sign of damage, with its sluggishness proceeding to negate the hazard of its reduced bounce. While they have bordered the bat with capturing fielders throughout, they realized that the ball has hardly reached one all week. After 3 full innings and 63.1 overs in the fourth, this Examination match is yet to see a bat-pad catch, and the only slip catch went to a fielder donning a helmet as well as standing uncommonly near the bat.At tea, New Zealand were 125 for 4, with Kane Williamson at the crease having currently faced 97 balls.More to follow … Karthik Krishnaswamy is an elderly sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo Published at Mon, 29

Nov 2021 09:05:27 -0600

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