India vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 5 Live Score Updates: Umesh Yadav Provides India Breakthrough After Lunch


IND vs NZ Test Score Updates: Tom Latham in action vs India.© AFP

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 5 Live: New Zealand are at 79/1 at Lunch on the final day and India still seek the second wicket after the visitors fared well in the day’s opening session. Tom Latham and William Somerville have looked set at the crease after resuming action from an overnight score of 4/1. Both the batters have looked confident and dominated the Indian bowlers till now in the chase of 284 runs. Veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the only successful bowler for India in the fourth innings as he dismissed Will Young minutes before Stumps on Day 4. Ashwin, who took three wickets in the first innings, has also equalled Harbhajan Singh’ s 417 Test wickets and he if takes one more then he will go past the veteran off-spinner to become India’s third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. Anil Kumble leads that tally with 619 wickets, followed by Kapil Dev’s 434 scalps. (IND vs NZ LIVE SCORECARD 1st Test Day 5)

India Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand Playing XI: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(w), Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville

India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 5 Live Cricket Score Straight From Green Park, Kanpur

  • 12:15 (IST)

    Umesh Strikes On First Ball Post Lunch!

    Umesh Yadav to Somerville, OUT!! Caught by Shubman Gill at fine leg. Excellent start of the session for India and finally they got the second breakthrough. A brilliant by Shubman Gill and India couldn’t have asked for a better start than this wicket on the first ball of the post-lunch session.

    Somerville c Shubman Gill b Umesh Yadav 36(110) (4s-5)

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 79/2, need 205 runs

  • 12:12 (IST)

    Action Resumes On Day 5!

    Good afternoon and welcome to the second session on Day 5 of the first Test match between India and New Zealand. India bowlers worked really hard for the second wicket but they failed. William Somerville and Tom Latham have batted really well in the first session.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 79/1, need 205 runs

  • 12:10 (IST)

  • 11:37 (IST)

    Day 5, Lunch: Somerville, Latham Frustrate India In 1st Session!

    It’s lunch on Day 5 and New Zealand are at 79/1 with William Somerville and Tom Latham still batting. The duo have added 76 runs till now for the second wicket and looked strong against the Indian bowling attack. Indian bowlers might have bowled well but a top-class show from Latham and Somerville under challenging conditions has kept home side out of the game in the opening session on Day 5.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand (79/1*& 296), need 205 runs vs India (234/7 d & 345)

  • 11:23 (IST)

    Another Boundary From Somerville!

    Ashwin to Somerville, FOUR!! Bad ball and Someviller has punished it to the boundary line. 10 minutes are left for Lunch on Day 5 and India are still seeking the second wicket. Opener Tom Latham and nightwatchman William Somerville have added 63 runs till now for the second wicket. Somerville has looked confident and batted really well against the spinners especially.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 70/1, need 214 runs to win

  • 11:05 (IST)

    Latham, Somerville Continue To Frustrate India!

    Tom Latham and William Somerville continue to frustrate Indian bowlers as the partnership of 58 runs bow. Team India started Day 5 with an advantage of the early wicket in the fourth innings but these two batters have drifted the game a bit from the home side.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 61/1, need 223 runs to win

  • 10:46 (IST)

    Fifty Partnership Between Opener And Nightwatchman!

    Fifty partnership between Tom Latham and William Somerville. They have batted really well till now and gone for runs on a challenging Day 5. Somerville came in to bat at No. 3 yesterday as the nightwatchman but we all shouldn’t forget he has a half-century in his six-match Test career.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 53/1, need 231 runs to win

  • 10:41 (IST)

    50 Runs On Board For New Zealand!

    50 runs on the board for New Zealand and India are still in search of the second wicket. The two batters have done really well and showed their intend to score runs on an important final day.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 50/1, need 234 runs to win

  • 10:34 (IST)

    India Waste Review!

    Jadeja to Latham, appeal for LBW and the umpire has turned it down. India have gone for a review.

    Review: Ball tracking shows the impact is outside off-stump and this means Latham will stay.

    India have wasted a review and a single came from that delivery as leg byes.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 47/1, need 237 runs to win

  • 10:31 (IST)

    Latham Sweeps Well For A Boundary!

    Jadeja to Latham, sweeps well to deep square leg for a boundary. The partnership is of 43 runs now.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 42/1, need 242 runs to win

  • 10:29 (IST)

    BCCI Confirms KS Bharat As Day 5 Wicketkeeper!

    BCCI has confirmed that KS Bharat will keep the wickets on entire Day 5 as Wriddhiman Saha felt stiffness in neck again while keeping wickets in the second innings on Day 4.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 42/1, need 242 runs to win

  • 10:22 (IST)

    A Look At New Zealand’s Highest Run Chases In Tests!

    If New Zealand script history and chase this competitive target of 284 runs against India then it would be their third best successful run-chase in Test history.

    A look at highest run chases by New Zealand in Tests

    324 vs Pakistan in Christchurch, 1993/94

    317 vs Bangladesh in Chittagong, 2008/09

    278 vs Pakistan in Dunedin, 1984/85

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 39/1, need 245 runs to win

  • 10:09 (IST)

    Edge But Lands Safe, Somerville Hits Another Boundary!

    Umesh to Somerville, edge but lands safe and that resulted in another boundary from the talender’s bat. New Zealand have started the day very well.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 32/1, need 252 runs to win

  • 10:03 (IST)

    Back-To-Back Boundaries From Somerville!

    Ohh!! Another boundary from Somerville against Umesh Yadav. He has a best score of 72 runs in Tests and New Zealand would want him to stay longer and play that kind of knock again.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 28/1, need 256 runs to win

  • 10:01 (IST)

    Somerville Hits FOUR To Third Man!

    Umesh to Somerville, FOUR to third man!! Good use of the backfoot. Somerville is a bowling all-rounder not a talender and has the ability to bat and today is the best chance for him to deliver on the team’s cause.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 24/1, need 260 runs to win

  • 09:47 (IST)

    Nightwatchman Punishes Umesh’s Good Length Ball For Boundary!

    Umesh to Somerville, played on the up and it’s FOUR!! Straight down the ground. New Zealand have started Day 5 on a positive note.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 16/1, need 268 runs to win

  • 09:41 (IST)

    Latham Plays To Fine Leg For 1st FOUR!

    Umesh to Latham, plays to fine leg for a boundary. First boundary of the day and also of New Zealand’s run-chase.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 9/1, need 275 runs to win

  • 09:37 (IST)

    Just One Run From Frist Over On Day 5!

    Just one run from the first over of the day bowled by Ravichandran Aswhin. Nightwatchman William Somerville is batting with opener Tom Latham. India need 9 wickets to win this clash and New Zealand will aim to play the entire day and get close to 284-run mark.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 5/1, need 279 runs to win

  • 09:34 (IST)

    Action Begins!

    Players are on the field for the final day’s play. New Zealand have lost their first wicket in a bizarre fashion as Will Young was later to take DRS on a bad leg-before call by the umpire.

    Ashwin will bowl the first over of the day.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand 4/1, need 280 runs to win

  • 08:53 (IST)

  • 08:52 (IST)

    Rahane Should Be “Worried About” Form Against Spin: Simon Doull!

    Former Kiwi cricketer Simon Doull criticized Ajinkya Rahane and pointed out his weakness against spin bowling.

  • 08:51 (IST)

    Spinner Shane Warne Injured In Motorbike Accident!

    Former Australia spinner Shane Warne has injured himself in a motorbike accident. Warne was riding his bike with son Jackson when he fell off and slid for more than 15 metres, the Sydney Morning Herald reported quoting News Corp.

  • 08:50 (IST)

    Wasim Jaffer Gives Interesting Suggestion To India Ahead Of Mumbai Test!

    Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer agreed to the fact that it would be a toss-up between Rahane and Agarwal, adding that if the latter is axed from the playing XI, Wriddhiman Saha should partner Shubman Gill at the top of the order.

  • 08:32 (IST)

    Hello And Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the live blog of Day 5 of the first Test match between India and New Zealand. In the chase of 284 runs, New Zealand were at 4/1 at Stumps on Day 4 after Ravichandran Ashwin had removed opener Will Young in the third over of the fourth innings. India will aim to pick a few wickets in the first session on Day 5 to maintain the momentum. No touring side has chased more than 276 runs in the fourth innings in Tests in India.

    The day’s play will start at 9:30 AM IST. Stay with us for all the live updates.

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