Last Update on: November 29th, 2021 at 02:37 pm
New Zealand opener Tom Latham played an exemplary knock in defiance and patience during the second innings at Kanpur. But it was ended with an attempted slash off Ravi Ashwin, who now overtakes Harbhajan Singh to become India‘s third-highest Test wicket-taker.
Just three overs after reaching his fifty, Tom Latham, who had scored 95 in the first innings, was dragged one from Ashwin onto his stumps as the low bounce once again had an effect on a dismissal in this Test.
From round the wicket Ashwin bowled a quicker and wider delivery, to which Tom Latham went on the backfoot looking to cut on the off-side. However, the ball didn’t climb as he’d expected and ended up with an inside edge and the ball hit the stumps, falling off the bails.
New Zealand keep India at bay on Day 5
It has been a tough Day 5 so far for the Indian bowlers who would have thought in the morning to nip out the 9 remaining Kiwi wickets quickly.
Opener Tom Latham and nightwatchman William Somerville batted brilliantly in the first session denying the hosts a single wicket before Lunch.
Umesh Yadav ended the 76-run stand, which chewed up 194 balls, on the first ball after Lunch. Somerville couldn’t control his pull shot that was taken brilliantly by Shubman Gill running in from fine leg.
Skipper Kane Williamson and Latham then frustrated the Indian bowlers for more than 100 balls, before Ashwin, aided by the low bounce in the pitch, found a way to get rid of the left-handed opener.
At the time of writing, New Zealand are 123/3, needing 162 more runs with 36 overs left in the day.