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IND vs NZ: From Shreyas Iyer's dream debut to Axar, Jadeja wicket hauls, Kanpur Test in photos

Following an evenly-contested battle over five days, New Zealand earned a hard-fought draw and morale victory over hosts India as some star-studded performances were in the store on a rank turner Green Park turf.

India TV Sports Desk Reported by: India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: November 30, 2021 13:33 IST ]
  • Shreyas Iyer started off his Test career in style with a splendid century over the fresh surface of Day 1 and Day 2. He backed that up with a match-saving half-century in the 2nd innings on Day 4.
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    Shreyas Iyer started off his Test career in style with a splendid century over the fresh surface of Day 1 and Day 2. He backed that up with a match-saving half-century in the 2nd innings on Day 4.

  • Kyle Jamieson proved the star on the opening day for New Zealand as the burly pacer went after India top-order when other NZ bowlers proved ineffective. 
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    Kyle Jamieson proved the star on the opening day for New Zealand as the burly pacer went after India top-order when other NZ bowlers proved ineffective. 

  • Tim Southee (left) joined the party on Day 2 as he claimed a five-wicket haul while wiping out the Indian tail that carries the reputation of not giving up easy.
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    Tim Southee (left) joined the party on Day 2 as he claimed a five-wicket haul while wiping out the Indian tail that carries the reputation of not giving up easy.

  • New Zealand opener Tom Latham turned out to be the vital cog for the visitors as he scored two half centuries in the match with crucial top-order stands in both the innings to keep Kiwis afloat in the match at all the time.
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    New Zealand opener Tom Latham turned out to be the vital cog for the visitors as he scored two half centuries in the match with crucial top-order stands in both the innings to keep Kiwis afloat in the match at all the time.

  • Axar Patel turned the game on his head on Day 3 with a fifer after New Zealand openers put the visitors in control with a big stand. The left-arm spinners efforts bundled out New Zealand for 296 in reply to India's 345.
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    Axar Patel turned the game on his head on Day 3 with a fifer after New Zealand openers put the visitors in control with a big stand. The left-arm spinners efforts bundled out New Zealand for 296 in reply to India's 345.

  • Going into the match with his form in question and a flop show in the 1st innings, Wriddhiman Saha had more bad luck in store with a stiff neck. However, the determined 'keeper-batter tweaked his stance and produced a firework-filled half century in the 2nd innings to bail India out of trouble at 53/5 on Day 4.
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    Going into the match with his form in question and a flop show in the 1st innings, Wriddhiman Saha had more bad luck in store with a stiff neck. However, the determined 'keeper-batter tweaked his stance and produced a firework-filled half century in the 2nd innings to bail India out of trouble at 53/5 on Day 4.

  • Ravindra Jadeja (far left) almost took India to a thrilling final day win of the Kanpur Test before bad light played spoilsport. With the conditions in his favour, Jadeja retained a four-wicket haul after New Zealand gave themselves breathing space in the morning session.
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    Ravindra Jadeja (far left) almost took India to a thrilling final day win of the Kanpur Test before bad light played spoilsport. With the conditions in his favour, Jadeja retained a four-wicket haul after New Zealand gave themselves breathing space in the morning session.

  • Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (far left) showed that he is far from over as he finished the match with a six-wicket haul while becoming the most successful off-spinner for India in the longest format; surpassing Harbhajan Singh's 417-wicket record.
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    Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (far left) showed that he is far from over as he finished the match with a six-wicket haul while becoming the most successful off-spinner for India in the longest format; surpassing Harbhajan Singh's 417-wicket record.

  • New Zealand Indian-origin players Ajaz Patel (batting in the photo) and Rachin Ravindra grind out a draw for their side when the odds were heavily stacked against them with just a wicket left to survive the Test. The duo weathered the storm with a level-headed batting performance.
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    New Zealand Indian-origin players Ajaz Patel (batting in the photo) and Rachin Ravindra grind out a draw for their side when the odds were heavily stacked against them with just a wicket left to survive the Test. The duo weathered the storm with a level-headed batting performance.