1st Test : SS Iyer the debutant hero of India but, New Zealand successfully drawn the match with sensible batting
1st Test match of two test match series between India and New Zealand.
Toss : India won and bat first.
Day - 1 : Shubhman Gill, SS Iyer and Jadeja's fifties led India to 258/4 at stumps
Opting to bat first, India lost Mayank Agrawal early scoring 13 runs. Shubhman Gill bated well and made 52 runs before left the field. Pujara made 26 and Rahane made 35 runs. India were 145/4 at one stage. SS Iyer and RA Jadeja came in middle and played wonderful cricket. SS Iyer with 75* runs and RA Jadeja with 50* runs led India to a 258/4 at stumps Day-1. Kyle Jamieson bowled well and took 3 wickets for New Zealand.
Day - 2 : SS Iyer'a maiden debut knock led India to 345 runs in 1st inning, New Zealand were 129/0 at stumps
From 258/4 at stumps Day-1, team India all out scoring 345 runs. SS Iyer with maiden century contributed well with 105 runs. R Ashwin also made 38 runs. Tim Southee bowled well today and ended 5 for 69 for New Zealand. Batting in 1st inning, New Zealand got confident start and both openers Tom Latham & Will Young played well against India's spin trio. Both remained not out scoring 50 and 75 runs. New Zealand were 129/0 at stumps day-2.
Day - 3 : Axar Patel's five for led India to finished New Zealand on 296 in 1st inning & India were 14/1 at stumps
From 129/0 at stumps Day-2, New Zealand team all out scoring 296 runs in 142.3 overs. Tom Latham with superb 95 runs and Will Young with 89 fantastic runs were top scorers for New Zealand. Axar Patel bowled excellent bowling and claim his 5th five for in his 4th test this year. Ashwin also took 3 wickets. India were 14/1 and lead by 63 runs at stumps day-3.
Day - 4 : SS Iyer's 65 and WP Saha's 61 unbeaten runs poererd India to set 284 runs for NZ to get, NZ were 4/1 at stumps
From 14/1 at stumps Day-3, India declared 2nd inning scoring 234/7 just after tea break. SS Iyer played well and made 65 runs. WP Saha also contributed well unbeaten 61 runs for India. Southee and Jaimenson took 3 wickets each for New Zealand. New Zealand were 4/1 at stumps day-4.
Day - 5 : New Zealand with sensible batting score 165/9 on last day and match ended drawn, SS Iyer declared man of the match
From 4/1 at stumps Day-4, Following 284 runs target, New Zealand team managed to score 165/9 ans match drawn. Tom Latham with 52 runs were top scorer for New Zealand. RA Jadeja took 4 wickets for India. SS Iyer declared man of the match for his wonderful batting performance. 2-match test series level 0-0 as well.