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    India (345 and 234/7 dec) draw with New Zealand (296 and 165/9) in the First Test at Kanpur

    New Zealand begin Day 5 on 4/1, with 280 more runs required for victory. Tom Latham (2*) and Will Somerville (0*) at the crease.

    Will the Indian spinners wrap up a routine victory on the final day or could NZ spring a surprise?

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    As per Doull, cracks haven't gone as big as it was predicted.

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    NZ scoring freely.

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    Nz is winning this game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadwal View Post
    Nz is winning this game
    Lol,No. They have plenty of close calls and its a matter of time.

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    NZ will be disappointed if they can't save it on this pitch from this position. If wickets are in hand then in the last session even chase should be on.

    The Nightwatchman has given NZ a huge boost by playing so many overs and also scoring runs. 28 overs are done.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadwal View Post
    Nz is winning this game
    Ummmmm…. No

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    IND 345 & 234/7 d
    NZ 296 & 53/1 (21.2) CRR: 2.48
    Day 5: 1st Session - New Zealand need 231 runs


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    Both teams have produced a great test here. NZ twice had a commanding position and then Indians came back. Now again NZ is playing well.


    "If this happens I will swim across the Charles River! In winter!" -- OZGOD on NZ batting 6 sessions

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    NZ is somewhat playing like a champion team! Somewhat better than other S, E & A teams!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffet View Post
    Both teams have produced a great test here. NZ twice had a commanding position and then Indians came back. Now again NZ is playing well.
    Looks like this is one of the best wickets produced in India over a decade. Assistance for quality pacers, quality spinners and you get value for runs too if shown applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Looks like this is one of the best wickets produced in India over a decade. Assistance for quality pacers, quality spinners and you get value for runs too if shown applications.
    Don't know about the best, but a very good test wicket. Pacers and spinners, both had their time here. Nothing is unplayable even on the 5th day if you apply yourself. Far better than those rank turners or green mambas ending the match in 3 days. Anyway, I like even those wickets because that makes cricket interesting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffet View Post
    Don't know about the best, but a very good test wicket. Pacers and spinners, both had their time here. Nothing is unplayable even on the 5th day if you apply yourself. Far better than those rank turners or green mambas ending the match in 3 days. Anyway, I like even those wickets because that makes cricket interesting.
    I have not seen this match live. It's wonderful to hear such thing about this pitch.
    Let's see if NZ can ultimately able to draw this match whether India revert back to their strategy of rank turners or not.

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    NZ should win this game from now on .pitch is pretty good for batting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadwal View Post
    NZ should win this game from now on .pitch is pretty good for batting
    NZ won't go for the win. They will be more than happy to draw.

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    My prediction: DRAW


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    Its going to be draw.
    Nz need to score 4 per over to win this test.

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    Still good pitch to bat on...New Zealand still have outside chance to win...wont be easy though

    Posters who blaming it on pitch for 1st Inning New Zealand collapsed nowhere to be seen

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    Umesh snares Somerville first ball after Lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walawalkar View Post
    Still good pitch to bat on...New Zealand still have outside chance to win...wont be easy though

    Posters who blaming it on pitch for 1st Inning New Zealand collapsed nowhere to be seen
    Nah, this pitch hasn't broken up as much as I thought it would. Thought it would be unplayable with cracks everywhere.

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    Umesh bowling some jaffas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aman View Post
    Nah, this pitch hasn't broken up as much as I thought it would. Thought it would be unplayable with cracks everywhere.
    It is one of the best pitches produced over a decade anywhere in the world.

    Top quality spinners- Ashwin and Axar taking wickets and top quality pacers, Jamieson, Southee and Umesh taking wickets. Also, runs on board if you apply well like Tom Latham and Shreyas Iyer shown. Also, runs for the likes of Ashwin and nightwatchmen, Saha and Somerville proves it further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    It is one of the best pitches produced over a decade anywhere in the world.

    Top quality spinners- Ashwin and Axar taking wickets and top quality pacers, Jamieson, Southee and Umesh taking wickets. Also, runs on board if you apply well like Tom Latham and Shreyas Iyer shown. Also, runs for the likes of Ashwin and nightwatchmen, Saha and Somerville proves it further.
    Hence it required BEST players like Rohit, Rahul, Pant, Bumrah to improve chances of winning and not that its home test match so we can win with anybody playing! Also NZ is proven BEST team by ICC... So it should have been BEST contest! But unfortunately only the pitch seems to be BEST...! (at least)

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    Come on Kiwis!

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    Latham is key wicket ,need to remove him otherwise match is gone

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    Of course he missed the bonanza of Motera in 2 tests against England being played there. But even in this test he often looked totally toothless.

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    Jadeja's lack of bite as a bowler is really alarming. He hasn't taken a single 5-for for last 4-odd years.

    Last time he took a test 5-for was against SL in 2017 and that too was very expensive one, 5/152.

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    Umesh vs Kane
    Superb contest, almost a wicket.

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    This should be Ishant's last test unless he does something drastic in his next few overs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP2011 View Post
    This should be Ishant's last test unless he does something drastic in his next few overs.
    not necessarily. I agree he is not going that well in this test. But on bouncy saffer wickets he is a must. He was ok in eng, just the 3rd test he wsa off color. I'd back him to get back with a bang come Saf series

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    Brilliant contest Between bat and ball
    Latham is one gritty batsman man..m expecting some twist in later part of the day

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    This is going to be draw. Kanpur, Gwalior and nehru stadium poona true and tradional patta wickets, slow low and boring.
    On the flip side, had we won, the internet would again be groaning with home pitch, home conditions the usual fridge load. The same narrative will never be said about other parts of the SC whenever tests are played there.
    Bring on bombay, give a little more bounce - let jazz boom rip at them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrIc_Mystique View Post
    This is going to be draw. Kanpur, Gwalior and nehru stadium poona true and tradional patta wickets, slow low and boring.
    On the flip side, had we won, the internet would again be groaning with home pitch, home conditions the usual fridge load. The same narrative will never be said about other parts of the SC whenever tests are played there.
    Bring on bombay, give a little more bounce - let jazz boom rip at them.
    Cracks are not opened due to winter effect, even 5th day pitch is good to bat.
    They should have scheduled in South India

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cover Drive Six View Post
    Cracks are not opened due to winter effect, even 5th day pitch is good to bat.
    They should have scheduled in South India
    The issue i have with that is that your skills should be against the bowler's skills and the pitch not a crack on the pitch.
    What i feel so bad about indian wickets is we always have these slow, low bounce and at times uneven bounce wickets, throw in the cracks and our spin guys become unplayable. And We and our media go to town to brag to all and sundry.
    The best pitches i have seen consistent in a whole series is India vs SL , india's tour of SL in 2015.
    All 3 tests had even bounce, fantastic carry to the keeper on 1.5 days, then easy for batting for 2 days or so and spun lots on last 2 days. The most important part was that the BOUNCE was EVEN.
    It made for good compelling cricket.
    India vs Australia - Dharmshala 2017 was another similar wickets.
    When we win on such wickets, i feel these victories carry more merit.
    When we win on wickets that has cracks, i do feel its the pitch and conditions beating the opposition , having said that we still have skilful spinners, but its a pity when external conditions rule.

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    I still think NZ is going for a win here rather than draw.

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    India really missed a trick by not accelerating their batting earlier and giving their bowlers an hour last night. This should have been a comfortable win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlickedOffHips View Post
    India really missed a trick by not accelerating their batting earlier and giving their bowlers an hour last night. This should have been a comfortable win.
    I fear it is a consequence of Dravid's conservative outlook on cricket. Kohli goes on about intent, and I've never seen him get defensive in a situation like last night.

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    Now Taylor and Williamson.

    This partnership is crucial.


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    Ross taylor looks like he's not refused too many second helpings of NZ pies and puddings.
    Has put on a bit, much like Rohit.
    Hopefully, does not last too long.

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    God Mode '16-'17 Ashwin would have devoured this lot by now.

    He doesn't even seem to be trying to throw his carrom ball any more. pain.
    Last edited by FlickedOffHips; 29th November 2021 at 12:48. Reason: spell

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    suppose one good thing to come out of this match is that Shreyas' emergence should put an end to that champu, Rahane.

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    Nonsense no-balls in the last ball of every Jadeja over.

    Then of course the umpire can't spot it right away so the third umpire brings back the match mid-way through the ad break...jeez.


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    Last 10 overs: 11 runs, 2 wkts

    Nz has high chance to win this match compared to India.

    But Williamson defensive approach sucks, he is too defencive while bowling and batting.
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    wicket. they're going to make us sit through the whole game...

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    I find it so strange that NZ wouldn't at least try to keep taking singles to stay in range of the target. Not only does it mean it gives them a chance to win, but also keeps India worried that the target can be chased which will help NZ chances for a draw.

    Edit: Just as I said that Ross Taylor got out. I could see it coming a bit. When all you're doing is defend it can sometimes lead to you getting out cuz you're not playing your natural game.


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    NZ is too defensive and it can cost them the match

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    Well done Jaddu.

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    Ashwin has been immense entire test, with both bat and ball. His returns with the ball don't actually show how good he is in this test. So many variations! How can one single bowler produce so many variations?

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    Taylor is awful vs spin.

    Williamson is the key though. If he can bat 200 balls,

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    India are hot favorites to win this as well

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    very interesting now

    blundell and jamieson are capable of playing over a hundred balls. nichols needs to step up

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    8 down and 9 over left .

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    Williamson will have to bat better than he has for months to save this for the kiwis, otherwise India have it because the other batsmen look clueless.

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    Nz had a great chance to win this game but they ended up just digging a big hole and now trying to crawl out.
    They have batted super super slow on a pitch that is not having anything alarming in it

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    21 overs are still remaining and 4 wickets in hand....


    Hey Jazba Junoon to himat na haar.......

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    Good stuff by indian bowlers

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    Very interesting. NZ will do extremely well to hang on for the draw, and reconfirm that they are the best test team in the world.

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    Suddenly the turn has died, balls are going straight

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    18 overs left for nz to get a draw

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    Ashwin takes Blundell.

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    Unlucky way to get out but don't mind any luck coming our way.

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    Jaddu gets Rachin who reviews it immediately.

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    Incompetent umpiring once again frm the indian umpire

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    Reversed. Hit him just outside off.

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    15 overs for nz to survive

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    Kane Williamson's last 10 Test innings in Asia:

    24,
    18,
    20,
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    30,
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    37
    Last edited by Cover Drive Six; 29th November 2021 at 14:28.

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    NZ should play simple cricket. They are v capable of playing 80 odd balls here

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    Nz can easily draw this game

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    Pujara dropped the match

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    Jamieson gone at the wrong time

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    12 overs left. Or 45 mins

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    They changed remaining overs from 8 to 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raashidkhan89079 View Post
    They changed remaining overs from 8 to 11.
    Why ???


    Hey Jazba Junoon to himat na haar.......

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    Probably should have drawn this, but the team did better than I expected.

    Kane was pretty poor was his tactics this match. Let India get away twice and the second session today is probably going to cost us the match.


    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    Can't blame the toss for this, there wasn't a significant advantage since the pitch didn't break up as most Indian day 5 pitches do.


    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    New Zealand's Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel came up with a determined performance to hold off the Indian spinners in the final hour of the Test to earn a commendable draw in Kanpur.

    India started the day knowing they had to get wickets and get them early in order to force the issue on the final day. But New Zealand were in no mood to give them an inch in the morning session in Kanpur. Tom Latham and especially Will Somerville batted expertly showing great patience and application on the crease.

    They were largely able to frustrate the Indian pacers and the spinners, who were hardly able to carve out an opening. The visitors headed to lunch unscathed with a draw looking the likeliest of the three results possible.

    India were much more willing to try things out in the second session and a change of tactic would bring about their first wicket of the day. Going round the wicket, Umesh Yadav peppered Somerville with a short delivery, which finally brought an end to his excellent knock of 36.

    Tom Latham would then bring up back-to-back half-centuries in the match, joined by skipper Kane Williamson on the crease. He would though be undone by the slow nature of the wicket as he chopped on a wide-ish delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin onto his stumps for 52.

    Williamson and Taylor then dug their heels in and it seemed that the visitors would not have to endure any further damage in the session. But Ravindra Jadeja struck in the final over of the session, trapping Taylor for 2 as the Indians headed for tea with renewed vigour.

    Henry Nicholls couldn't last long after tea as Axar Patel got his first scalp of the innings, getting him lbw plumb in front of the stumps. He only contributed 1 run to the scorecard.

    Williamson and Blundell then embarked on a blockathon but the skipper was undone by Jadeja who dismissed him with an lbw call on 24. India now had genuine belief that they could get the job done.

    Rachin Ravindra joining Blundell on the crease frustrated India for a few overs before the latter was dismissed in an unlucky manner being bowled by Ashwin for 2.

    For all intents and purposes, Jamieson and Ravindra looked comfortable enough at the crease and seemed to be headed towards clinching a draw for the visitors.

    But India had one final ace up their sleeve with the second new ball available and Ravindra Jadeja made full use of it. He got the lbw dismissals of Jamieson and Southee. The delivery to Southee especially was a peach as it pitched on middle and leg and straightened enough to trap him plumb.

    All of a sudden it became a nail-biting affair as India needed 1 wicket for a victory but had a battle on their hands with the light quickly dwindling. Standing in their way were Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel.

    They eventually ran out of time as the pair batted out 52 deliveries to clinch a well-deserved draw for the Kiwis. It was high drama at the end as the light meter was out after every over but the grit of the two batters was something to be highly commended.

    The two sides will now face off in Mumbai for the second and the final Test of the series on 3 December with the score evenly poised.


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    Quote Originally Posted by raashidkhan89079 View Post
    They changed remaining overs from 8 to 11.
    Always looking for conspiracies, aren't you?

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    What brilliant contest...Kiwis can still draw from here...light meters are out

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    C'mon bad light lol.


    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    What a delivery that from Jaddu!

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