The first test match between India and New Zealand is being played in Kanpur. When India’s opener was playing on 6 runs. New Zealand’s left-arm spinner Ejaz Patel hit the ball on Gill’s tree. Kiwi team did not take DRS on this. However, when the replays were seen later, it was clear that the ball was hitting the middle stump. Left-arm spinner Ejaz Patel was surprised to see this and a look of dismay on his face. At the beginning of the match, Gill took a review against Tim Southee. After this the umpire had to reverse his decision.
After this, Gill hit fifty. In a conversation with Star Sports, former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Dole said that the Kiwi team still has two reviews left. He should have taken this review as there was no chance of the ball going over the stumps. He said that he is heavily dependent on Tom Blundell, who is new to the Kiwis. You can’t really blame the captain for this. Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan said that this could have tilted the balance of the match in favor of the Kiwis.
At one point India’s score was one wicket for 82 runs but after lunch, India suffered two setbacks. Kaine Jamieson to Gill and Tim Southee to Cheteshwar Pujar. On the first day of the match, India scored 170 runs in 60.3 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. At present Shreyas Iyer is playing on 29 and Ravindra Jadeja is scoring 10 runs. Kaine Jamieson has taken the most 3 wickets for the Kiwi team.