Kanpur test: NZ 93/4 at stumps, India 6 wickets away from win
Kanpur: Chasing an improbable target of 434 runs on a spinning track of Green Park stadium, New Zealand is on the verge of losing first Test of the three-match series here on Kanpur. Kiwis have scored 93 runs on Sunday losing four wickets at stumps.
Indian Cricket team is just six wickets away from a win while Black Caps need 341 runs to clinch the match.
Out of four wickets, New Zealand's three wickets fell to R. Ashwin while Ross Taylor got run out by Umesh Yadav. Batsmen back in the pavilion are Tom Latham (2), Martin Guptill (0), Kane Williamson (25) and Ross Taylor (17) failed to exist more in front of Ashwin.
So far the first Test match is dominated by the Indian spin duo Ashwin and Jadeja who are leaving no stone unturned to demorlise NZ batting.
Resuming the Day 4, India was on a dominant note from the start of its 2nd innings and the same continued with Vijay and Pujara continuing their innings. India, however, lost Pujara (78), Vijay (76) and skipper Kohli (18) in the opening session.
Ajinkya Rahane played a risk-free knock of 40 runs off 80 balls scoring four boundaries.
Crushing the criticism, Rohit came strongly and along with Jadeja shone an unforgiving light on the inadequacies of New Zealand spinners. Rohit had hit eight boundaries in his 68 runs not out innings while Jadeja yet again played a quick knock of unbeaten 50 runs claiming two fours and three sixes.
India 318 and 377/5 in 107.2 overs dec (Murali Vijay 76, Cheteshwar Pujara 78, Rohit Sharma 68*, Ravindrs Jadeja 50*; Mitchell Santner 2-79, Ish Sodhi 2-99)
New Zealand 262 & 93/4 in 37 overs (R Ashwin 3-68)
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