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  • 4:31 PM IST

    Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony.

  • 4:31 PM IST

    Ravichandran Ashwin says they were keeping things under control and were bowling in good areas, they knew if they got time, they would cause problems but the light was going to be an issue and they knew it. States Test cricket is really hard, you need to want it, there is a lot of hard work and he enjoys the format. States the runs, the wickets won’t really matter, it is the memories that will and he wants to take some good memories. Adds the wicket was good and it played well, Ravindra played really well and so did Ajaz Patel and he hopes people enjoyed the game.

  • 4:31 PM IST

    India had a decent lead of 49 runs but their second innings did not start as per plan and they found themselves at 51 for 5. But it was Shreyas Iyer once again who saved the team. He scored a fifty and bailed them out. Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel and Wriddhiman Saha, who also scored a fifty made sure that New Zealand had a pretty huge total to chase down in just over a day.

  • 4:31 PM IST

    New Zealand started their reply brilliantly though. Will Young and Tom Latham were superb with their opening stands and both scored their fifties. They were unfortunate to miss put on their tons, but it was due to their efforts that India got close to New Zealand’s total as the middle order did not contribute much. It was no surprise that the Indian spinners ruled the roost as they shared 9 wickets between them with Axar Patel getting a 5-wicket haul.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    Earlier in the game, it was Shreyas Iyer who was the hero for India in the first innings. The rest of the batters did get starts but it was Iyer who bailed them out from a tough situation and got them to a respectable score. As far as the bowling is concerned, Tim Southee was the start as he took a 5-wicket haul and demolished the Indian middle order early on Day 2.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    But the Indian spinners ruled the roost post Tea. Axar Patel started things off by taking the wicket of Henry Nicholls and that triggered a collapse. Ravindra Jadeja was the main bowler in the last session though as his 3 wickets in that session put India just 1 wicket away from a memorable victory. But nature had different plans and bad light denied them a victory.

  • 4:29 PM IST

    The Kiwis did lose Will Young in their chase but William Somerville and Tom Latham were very impressive with the way they batted. New Zealand did not lose a single wicket in the first session of Day 5 and there would have been plenty of nerves in the Indian camp. But after Lunch, things turned around. Somerville fell and Latham too had to walk back to the hut. They received another big blow in the form of Ros Taylor just before Tea and Kane Williamson was the lone man standing.

  • 4:28 PM IST

    Phew, what a finish! What a finish! New Zealand have saved the Test by the barest of margins here. It looked like India would seal this one but the light has worked in their favor. Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel would have had their hearts in the mouth in the last half hour of play but they have managed to save this Test!

  • 4:24 PM IST

    Stopped for bad light! Not called off yet. Not called off. But we have stopped for bad light. If the light improves, we can resume again. There are handshakes in the New Zealand camp already but there are another 11 minutes of play possible though! Well, well, I think they are calling it off! YUP, PLAY CALLED OFF! Kane Williamson walks out with his side and there are handshakes all around! What a nail-biting finish! THE FIRST TEST ENDS IN A DRAW!

  • 4:23 PM IST

    97.6 Ravindra Jadeja to Ajaz Patel, no run, Patel has negotitaed the six balls well! This lands on off and turns back in. Defended.

  • 4:23 PM IST

    Rahane has a word with Jadeja before the final ball.

  • 4:23 PM IST

    97.5 Ravindra Jadeja to Ajaz Patel, no run, Changes to over the wicket and fires it on off, Patel does manage to keep it out.

  • 4:22 PM IST

    97.4 Ravindra Jadeja to Ajaz Patel, no run, From around the wicket now, lands it on middle, gets it to hold its line. Defended.

  • 4:21 PM IST

    97.3 Ravindra Jadeja to Ajaz Patel, no run, On middle, blocked. Slightly fuller and it is negotiated well.

  • 4:21 PM IST

    97.2 Ravindra Jadeja to Ajaz Patel, no run, Really well played in the end! This lands outside off, stays low and turns back in. Ajaz does well to get his bat down in time and work it on the leg side.

  • 4:21 PM IST

    97.1 Ravindra Jadeja to Ajaz Patel, no run, Flatter and on off, Patel blocks.

  • 4:20 PM IST

    Another light reading here. This is the last of the minimum overs of the day. Needless to say, the batter is surrounded by fielders all around him.

  • 4:20 PM IST

    96.6 Axar Patel to Rachin Ravindra, no run, Full and on the middle stump. Rachin Ravindra blocks and survives!

  • 4:20 PM IST

    96.5 Axar Patel to Rachin Ravindra, no run, Full and on off. Rachin Ravindra blocks it.

  • 4:19 PM IST

    96.4 Axar Patel to Rachin Ravindra, no run, Loopy ball, on off. Blocked out.

  • 4:19 PM IST

    96.3 Axar Patel to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR, FOUR! JUST WIDE! Flatter ball, on middle and leg. Rachin Ravindra works it just wide of leg slip and gets a boundary.

  • 4:18 PM IST

    96.2 Axar Patel to Rachin Ravindra, no run, Shorter ball, on off. Ravindra comes forward and blocks it.

  • 4:18 PM IST

    96.1 Axar Patel to Rachin Ravindra, no run, Flatter ball, around off. Blocked out.

  • 4:16 PM IST

    95.6 Ravichandran Ashwin to Ajaz Patel, no run, NOT OUT! That has pitched outside leg! It was a review more in hope! Patel looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but turned down. A review is taken. Replays show that the on-field call is the right one.

  • 4:16 PM IST

    Review time! India take a review for LBW! Pitching might be an issue here. PITCHING OUTSIDE LEG!

  • 4:15 PM IST

    95.5 Ravichandran Ashwin to Ajaz Patel, no run, Slower through the air and on middle, Ajaz negotiates it. One ball to go for him to play out.

  • 4:15 PM IST

    95.4 Ravichandran Ashwin to Ajaz Patel, no run, The carom ball now, it lands outside off and turns back in. Ajaz Patel somehow keeps it out.

  • 4:15 PM IST

    95.3 Ravichandran Ashwin to Ajaz Patel, no run, Flatter and on off, Patel lunges to defend, this lands and turns away a little. Goes off the outer half but lands safe on the off side.

  • 4:15 PM IST

    95.2 Ravichandran Ashwin to Ajaz Patel, no run, Floats it up on middle, Patel lunges and keeps it out.

  • 4:14 PM IST

    95.1 Ravichandran Ashwin to Ajaz Patel, no run, Loopy ball on middle, Patel defends it nicely.

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