SAVE & SOUND
The New Indian Express Chennai|November 30, 2021
Under fading light, New Zealand hold on to tense draw as India manage to pick up only nine wickets in Kanpur
ASHIM SUNAM

WITH a light meter in his hand, umpire Nitin Menon garnered major attention in the final 30 minutes of the first Test between India vs New Zealand at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Monday. After the completion of each over, the instrument was used to check the light if further play was possible. The pensive faces in both the camps narrated a clear picture with the home team in search of one last wicket to clinch the first Test while it was a case of survival for the Black Caps.

The seeping sun might have allowed India to sneak in an over or so, but the hosts had to settle for a thrilling draw with light having a final say in a thrilling finish. Debutant Rachin Ravindra at number eight and number 11 Ajaz Patel survived for a period of almost nine overs against the spin trio of R Ashwin (3/35), Ravindra Jadeja (4/40), and Axar Patel.

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