1. LIVE Cricket score, India vs New Zealand Day 5 Test 1: India beat Kiwis by 197 runs; Ravindra Jadeja Man of the Match

LIVE Cricket score, India vs New Zealand Day 5 Test 1: India beat Kiwis by 197 runs; Ravindra Jadeja Man of the Match

LIVE Cricket score, India vs New Zealand Day 5 Test 1: After he declared the Indian innings boldly at 377/5 (107.2), Captain Virat Kohli is sitting pretty with New Zealand fighting a desperate battle to save the Kanpur Test.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 26, 2016 3:13 PM
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LIVE Cricket score, India vs New Zealand Day 5 Test 1: After he declared the Indian innings boldly at 377/5 (107.2), Captain Virat Kohli is sitting pretty with New Zealand fighting a desperate battle to save the Kanpur Test. India batted themselves into a strong position after the bowlers did them a favour by skittling out the Kiwis for a paltry 262 (95.5) after they threatened not just to overhaul the Indian first innings total of 318 (97), but even establish a substantial lead. Now, they face the daunting task of scoring 434 runs to win the Test. No team has been able to reach such a score. They still need 341 runs at the start of the 5th day. But the bowlers denied that opportunity to the visitors and now, they must retain their groove and ensure India finishes the task clinically. Now it is all up to R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja and of course Kohli to think up a strategic storm to ensure the Kiwis do not escape.

This will be a historic win for India as it is also the 500th Test match that India is playing. Winning it will also be another step to the No. 1 position in Tests in ICC ranking.

Here is the LIVE India vs NZ Kanpur day 5, Test 1 commentary and live streaming:

* India beat NZ by 197 runs.

* Reacting to the win skipper Virat Kohli said, “One of the most important things in Test cricket is to have a strong lower-order who can contribute and this is one area we are working hard with the bowlers, everyone from Ashwin onwards wants to contribute and that puts a psychological dent on the opposition”.

* This is the 130th win for India out of 500 Tests that they have played in. Team India’s unbeaten streak as hosts has now risen to 11 Tests.

* The next Test between India and New Zealand will be held in Kolkata from Friday.


* Ravindra Jadeja gets Man of the Match Award. Stiff competition for the award had come from R Ashwin, but Jadeja’s achievements with both bat and ball ensured he gets the trophy.


* Live score NZ. OUT! N Wagner (0) is out, lbw Ravichandran Ashwin, Kiwis 236 all out. Great win for India in the historic 500th Test that they played in.

* Live score NZ Over 83.3: OUT! Sodhi out for 17, b Ravichandran Ashwin. NZ 236/9. BOWLED! Sodhi tried to push ball down leg, but misses its trajectory, ends up being bowled. This is another Ashwin 5-wkt haul. He is bowling with a new ball that was just now taken by Kohli.

* Live score NZ: M Santner (71) out, c Rohit Sharma b Ravichandran Ashwin, 223/8 in 79.2. After the first over after lunch theatrics, Ashwin finally gets his man with a ball that pitched outside leg, but it bounced much more than expected catching Santner by surprise and he is not able to avoid it as it hits the shoulder of the bat and second slip completes a fine catch. The lunch break must have hung heavy on Santner’s mind as he came back totally out of focus.

* Proceedings start after lunch with R Ashwin bowling. Risky start by NZ. Santner almost gets stumped!

* Live score NZ 204/7 at lunch with M Santner batting 56, and Sodhi on 2. With the Kiwis still needing 230 to win and the cream of their batting sent packing back to the pavilion, Team India is eyeing a famous triumph and that too in the historic 500th Test match. One great thing for India in this Test is that both batsmen and bowlers have worked in tandem to put the team at the cusp of victory. That rarely happens for India and this time this fact must be applauded. In fact, batsmen, spinners and even the pacers have done well!

* Great captaincy from Kohli to get Shami in to bowl even though the pitch is tailor-made for the spinners.


* Live score NZ 196/7 with M Santner batting 50: OUT! Shami does it again! Bowls from around the wicket and finds gap between bat and pad in Mark Craig’s defensive prod hits middle stump. Mark Craig b Mohammed Shami 1 (2). Earlier in over, Mitch Santner brought up his well-deserved 50.

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* Live score NZ 194/6 with Santner batting 49. BJ Watling OUT!, Pitched on off stump , the ball swings and the right-hander has no clue. Ball hits him on pad. Umpire says out. BJ Watling lbw b Mohammed Shami 18 (30)

* Live score NZ 170/5 with BJ Watling batting on 5, and M Santner 38. The boundaries are flowing for the Kiwis. They are batting like India did in its first innings that ended as a disaster. For New Zealand the tactic is working, at least for now. Of course they have lost Ronchi to this fiery batting pace.

* Live score NZ 158/5 with M Santner batting 31. OUT! Ronchi is out! Jadeja does the trick, gets India the breakthrough! Ronchi responsible for own loss as he was s setting a crackling scoring pace. It could not last. Luke Ronchi c Ravichandran Ashwin b Ravindra Jadeja 80 (124)

* The Ronchi and Santner 5th wicket partnership has added 100 runs and this has also taken them past the 150 mark. The runs are flowing fast and furious as the Kiwis have decided that they will definitely lose the Test by going into defensive mode, so they are taking the attack to the Indians.

* Ashwin is not in his rhythm at the moment. Giving away too many lose balls. Yet another short ball is dispatched by Santner from the backfoot through mid-wicket to the boundary. Earlier in the over Ronchi had danced down the track to hoick Ashwin over mid-on.

* Santner is batting like a true batsman. Blasts a ball to the boundary off the backfoot. This is the 50th over of the Kiwi innings.

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* Live score NZ 136/4 with L Ronchi batting 65, M Santner 24. One hour into the match and Ronchi and Santner are defying the Indian bowlers. The home team needs a quick breakthrough in the morning and these 2 are denying them that. The pitch is a very spin-friendly track, but the Indians are not being able to land the ball in the right places.

* Live score NZ with Luke Ronchi batting on 51 (84), and Mitchell Santner 15: Ronchi drives superbly to score his 50!

Live score NZ 107/4 with Luke Ronchi batting 47 (78), and Mitchell Santner 13. Ronchi slams boundary to bring up the 50 partnership in style for the Kiwis.


Live score NZ 101/4. Ashwin gives up a boundary to Santner straight down the wicket to bring up the 100 for NZ.

Live score NZ 101/4. Ashwin gives up a boundary to Santner straight down the wicket to bring up the 100 for NZ.

* The Indian spinners have put the Kiwis on notice at the start of the proceedings on the 5th day. There is prodigious turn and the batsmen are flailing about without a clue!

* Form very early in morning, it will be Kohli should be leading from the front with an aggressive approach and an incisive strategy. Does he have that in place?

* Ashwin has become the fastest Indian and second overall to take 200 wickets by reaching the milestone in his 37th Test. He has also become only the 9th Indian to reach this milestone. Thereby, he has  beaten Harbhajan Singh who managed to do it in his 48th Test.


* Ravindra Jadeja scored a 50 in the second innings

* Rohit Sharma scored 68 in the Indian second innings

* This is not really Kohli’s Test at least with the bat as he barely bothered the scorers in the second innings too – he scored 18.


* Nee Zealand batsmen Luke Ronchi (38) and the steady Mitchell Santner (8) are at the crease. The task is surely cut out for the Kiwis and there is unlikely to be a draw and they don’t have the wickets to make a winning charge.

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