Head coach Rahul Dravid hailed the Indian spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel, but rued the lack of assistance from the pitch in Kanpur. First India vs New Zealand Test ended in a draw.
Ravichandran Ashwin (419) became India’s third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket when he got past Harbhajan Singh (417). Former India captains Anil Kumble and Kapil Dev are first and second with 619 and 434 wickets, respectively.
Play on Day 1 of the second Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies a Galle International Stadium was suspended because of bad light in the 35th over. Sri Lanka won the first match by 187 runs.
At the close of play on Day 4 of the first Test against Bangladesh, Pakistan were 109/0 with both the openers Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique unbeaten. They need another 93 runs.
Uncapped Josh Inglis and veteran Alex Carey will be vying for the wicketkeeping spot vacated by Tim Paine, who quit as Australia's captain after the 'sexting' scandal. Paine later withdrew from Test selection ahead of Ashes 2021-22 series.
Indian spinners, led by Ravindra Jadeja, put up one of their most persevering performances in recent times but Mumbai-born Ajaz Patel and Karnataka-born Rachin Ravindra defied odds to help New Zealand share the spoils in the first Test.
With debutant Shreyas Iyer making all the right noises in Kanpur, India will find it almost impossible to drop the Mumbaikar for the second IND vs NZ Test at Wankhede Stadium. But Virat Kohli needs a spot in the XI. So who makes way?
At the close of play on Day 3 in Chattogram, Bangladesh were 38/4 with Shaheen Afridi taking three of four wickets. The hosts have taken a lead of 83 runs as the first Test poised for a fascinating finish.
Shreyas Iyer hit 105 and 65 against New Zealand to become the first Indian batter to score a century and half-century in his debut Test match. India set a 284-run target for New Zealand in the first Test.
India declared at 234 for 7 for an overall lead of 283 and gave New Zealand four tricky overs to face under fading light on Day 4 of the first Test in Kanpur. The Kiwis were 4/1 at the close of play.
Pakistan openers Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique flayed the Bangladeshi attack on Day 2 of the first Test in Chattogram. The visitors were 145/0 in 57 overs at the close of the second day's play.
New Zealand openers Will Young and Tom Latham were unbeaten on 75 and 50 runs respectively as the visitors made a strong reply to India's 345 all on Day 2 of the first Test in Kanpur.
Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim combined for an undefeated 204-run partnership after Bangladesh was reduced to 49-4 in the first session of the first Test against Pakistan. Bangladesh were 253/4 at the close of play.
Shreyas Iyer won his India cap in the first IND vs NZ Test in Kanpur. It remains to be seen whether Iyer will play when Virat Kohli returns in the second Test in Mumbai.
If Shreyas Iyer scores another century in the first Test against New Zealand, he will become the first Indian batter to hit a ton in each innings of the debut Test match. He scored 105 in the first innings.
Shreyas Iyer made his Test debut memorable with an unbeaten half-century to rescue India from a precarious position on the first day of the first match against New Zealand at the Green Park in Kanpur.
Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal are injured and Mahmudullah, who hit 150 not out against Zimbabwe, has retired from Test cricket. Bangladesh vs Pakistan Test series starts Friday.
India were stuttering at 145/4 in 49.2 overs when Kyle Jamieson removed skipper Ajinkya Rahane. But an unbeaten century stand between Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja turned the table against New Zealand on Day 1 of the first Test.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait at Ghazipur border after a bill to cancel the three contentious farm laws was passed during the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
India's captain Ajinkya Rahane speaks to on field umpires as after they stopped play at the end of the fifth day their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
New Zealand's Ajaz Patel is beaten by a delivery bowled by India's Ravindra Jadeja during the day five of their first test cricket match in Kanpur.AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
India's players celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Tim Southee during the day five of their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
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