New Zealand openers Will Younger and Tom Latham ended Day 2 of the ongoing first Test at Green Park in Kanpur on excessive after forming a scintillating unbeaten stand.
In response to India’s 345, Younger and Latham went on to type a dominating partnership of 129 runs for the opening wicket to convey again New Zealand within the sport.
Each the gamers reached their respective half-centuries and saved Indian bowlers run for his or her cash on the second day. At stumps, Younger was unbeaten at 75 with the assistance of 12 boundaries, Latham was not out at 50, together with 4 boundaries.
Highest opening stands for New Zealand in India:
- 231 – M Richardson and L Vincent, Mohali 2003/04
- 131 – M Horne and G Stead, Ahmedabad 1999/00
- 129* – Tom Latham and Will Younger, Kanpur 2020/21
No Indian bowler might flip the tables for the hosts as they failed to select even one wicket in New Zealand’s first innings. Tempo duo of Ishant Sharma (0/10) and Umesh Yadav (0/26) seemed clueless, whereas the spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin (0/38), Ravindra Jadeja (0/28) and Axar Patel (0/26) additionally couldn’t get any type of success on a comparatively sluggish observe.
Earlier, India resumed their in a single day rating of 258/4 however did not take it large and bought bundled out for 345 in 111.1 overs. Nevertheless, Shreyas Iyer did impress with a splendid century on his debut Test.
For the guests, Tim Southee was the choose of the bowler. The precise-armer bagged a five-wicket haul whereas conceding 69 runs in 27.4 overs. Kyle Jamieson picked up three wickets within the match, whereas Ajaz Patel took a few wickets for 90 in 29.1 overs.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Will Younger and Tom Latham have been calm, composed and stable in opposition to Indian spin trio. First session goes to be very important, sport can shift to anyplace and hopefully some sharp flip as nicely from tomorrow.
— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) November 26, 2021
At Stumps on Day 1:
Shreyas Iyer: 75*
Ravindra Jadeja: 50*
At Stumps on Day 2:
Will Younger: 75*
Tom Latham: 50*
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) November 26, 2021
Good effort from the New Zealand bowlers this morning. Extraordinary spell from Tim Southee. Bowled 12 consecutive overs to select up 4 wkts within the spell and a a lot deserved 5-wkt haul. Used the crease very well and compelled the batsmen to make errors. Class act. pic.twitter.com/t9Hj1eY4br
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 26, 2021
The final time any visiting opening pair survived 50+ overs in India was 5 years in the past at Vizag in Nov 2016 when Hammed and Prepare dinner placed on 75 in 50.2 overs#IndvNZ #IndvsNZ#NZvInd #NZvsInd
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 26, 2021
Is NZ’s Tom Latham heading for a most uncommon batting world document…most variety of profitable DRS requires himself…
Three out of three choices reversed already…and he’s solely bought to an unbeaten 50 as but…
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) November 26, 2021
Stumps on day two in Kanpur 🏏
— ICC (@ICC) November 26, 2021
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 26, 2021
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) November 26, 2021
The adaptability of Tom Latham is unimaginable, batting in center order in ODI and opening in Exams – solely only a few doing with KL Rahul for India.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 26, 2021