Ind vs NZ 1st Test 3rd Day Live:- Today is the third day of the first match of the two-match Test series being played between India and New Zealand. India’s first innings were reduced to 345 runs on the second day of this match being played at Green Park, Kanpur. In reply, New Zealand had scored 129 runs for no loss till the end of the day’s play.
New Zealand’s innings on the third day
On the third day of the match, New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Will Young started playing ahead of the score of 129 runs. Batting carefully, both the batsmen took the team’s score to 150 runs without any loss. R Ashwin gave India the first breakthrough. Young dismisses for 89 runs off 214 balls with the help of 15 fours. Captain Kane Williamson scored 18 runs and returned lbw off Umesh Yadav.
New Zealand’s eighth wicket fell
The decision taken to stop the match with Captain Williamson out just before lunch. The team went to lunch on the score of 197 runs for 2 wickets. After lunch, Substitute Bharat took a brilliant catch by Ross Taylor off Axar Patel behind the wicket. Soon after, Axar gave India another breakthrough by dismissing Henry Nicholl’s lbw for 2 runs. Akshar dodges Latham, who was heading towards a century. And Bharat stumped him. He dismisses for 95 runs off 282 balls with 10 fours.
Scored 300 runs on the basis of Shreyas Iyer’s century
India scored over 300 runs on the second day of the match on the basis of debutant Shreyas Iyer’s century. The other two batsmen Shubman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja scored half-centuries. Openers Will Young and Tom Latham got the Kiwis off to a great start in India’s first innings reply. At the end of the second day’s play, both returned unbeaten. Will was 75 while Latham was playing on 50.
Legendary Sunil Gavaskar handed over the Test cap to him
In this match, India captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and decided to bat first. For India, middle-order batsman Iyer got a chance to make his Test debut. Former Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar handed him the Test cap.