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Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has applauded New Zealand batters and said that surviving 52 balls in the Indian conditions against a good bowling unit of India on the last day of the Test match was commendable.

The first Test of the two-match Test series between India and New Zealand at Green Park, Kanpur, ended in a draw. On Day 4, India faced a batting collapse and were reduced to 51/5.

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However, Shreyas Iyer and Wriddhiman Saha smashed amazing half-centuries and bowling all-rounders Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel played a good knock to help India score 234/7 and give the target of 284 to The Black Caps.

Chasing the target only opening batsman Tom Latham performed good, and all the other batters failed to score big. New Zealand lost the 9th wicket in 89.2 over, and Ajaz Patel joined Rachin Ravindra on the crease, and they somehow managed to survive 52 balls and took the game away from the hands of India.

Both India And New Zealand Had Their Backs Against The Wall At Various Stages Of This Game – Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

After the matching legend Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to highlight that both India and New Zealand, after being in a difficult situation, made a strong comeback. Sachin Tendulkar tweeted:

Both #TeamIndia and #NewZealand had their backs against the wall at various stages of this game and both teams fought hard to come back into the game.”

“To survive 52 balls on the last day of the Test was commendable. This is what makes Test match cricket fascinating.”

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Meanwhile, after the draw, India and New Zealand got 4 ICC World Test Championship (WTC) points each, and now they will lock horns in the second Test match at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, which will begin from December 3.

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