The first Test of the two-match Test series between India and New Zealand is being played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. On the second day on Friday, after lunch, in the second session itself, the Indian team was all out for 345 runs. Tim Southee took the maximum five wickets in this innings for New Zealand. After 41 years, a foreign fast bowler has taken five wickets at this Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. Saudi has taken five or more wickets in Test cricket for the 13th time. Since 1980, no foreign fast bowler has taken five wickets in an innings in Kanpur. Earlier in 1979, Sikandar Bakht and Ehtesamuddin of Pakistan did this.
The Indian team started playing ahead of 258 for four on the second day of the match. In the third over of the day, Southee gave the team the first breakthrough of the day by bowling Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja could not add a single run to his score yesterday. After this, Saudi also made wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha (1) his victim.
After Saha, Shreyas Iyer made his debut Test. He scored 105 runs in 171 balls, which included 13 fours and two sixes. Saudi then also dismissed Iyer. The Kiwi bowler then dismissed Axar Patel to complete his five-wicket haul at Green Park. Apart from Tim Southee, Kyle Jameson has taken three wickets. Spinner Ejaz Patel got two breakthroughs.