Veteran Kiwi Batsman Ross Taylor was dismissed by Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on the final Day of the Green Park, Kanpur Test match on Monday, November 29.
Ravindra Jadeja got his second wicket of the Test match by dismissing Taylor who was not looking comfortable out in middle in the 64th over the second innings of New Zealand.
Jadeja bowled a length ball pitching outside off and Ross Taylor came forward to defend the ball and the ball kept coming in with the angle and there was no connection between the bat and ball and it crashed into the batters pad.
Jadeja appealed for LBW and the umpire instantly raised the finger and Taylor didn’t even bother checking with skipper Kane Williamson if he should review it. Also, the replay showed that the ball would have successfully crashed into the leg stumps. Meanwhile, Ross Taylor was able to contribute only 2 runs off 24 balls in the run chase.
New Zealand Off To A Cautious Start On The Final Day vs India
Batters Tom Latham and William Somerville started the final day of the Test match against India batting cautiously and both the batters were looking comfortable out in middle and in 19.3 overs New Zealand reached the 50 runs mark.
Meanwhile, pacer Umesh Yadav who has been in terrific form in the Indian conditions provided the much-needed breakthrough to India by dismissing night watch-man William Somerville who faced 110 balls and scored 36 runs on tough conditions against a good bowling unit and New Zealand reached 100 runs milestone in 47th over.
Also, Kiwi Tom Latham completed his half-century in 138 deliveries but he was castled by Ravichandran Ashwin in 55th over and with the wicket, Ashwin went past Harbhajan Singh’s Test tally of 417 and he is now India’s third-highest wicket-taker in the purest format of the game.
At the time of writing, New Zealand are at 125/4 and they need 159 runs to win the first Test match of the series against Ajinkya Rahane-led India.