IND vs NZ 1st Test Score Updates: Shreyas Iyer in action vs New Zealand.© AFP




India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 Live Updates: Shreyas Iyer has guided India to a comfortable position with his dominating half-century in his debut Test match vs New Zealand at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. Iyer stitched to a fifty-plus stand with Wriddhiman Saha for the seventh wicket and also added 52 runs for the sixth wicket with Ravichandran Ashwin. For New Zealand, Kyle Jamieson picked three wickets while Tim Southee picked two. Earlier, New Zealand were bowled out for 296 runs in their first innings while India had scored 345 runs in their first innings. (IND vs NZ SCORECARD 1st Test Day 4)

India Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand Playing XI: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(w), Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville

India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 4 Live Cricket Score Straight From Green Park, Kanpur







  • 13:57 (IST)

    50 Partnership Between Iyer And Saha!

    Ajaz Patel to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, to extra cover!! He is set and smashing the ball all-around now. The partnership between Iyer and Saha is over 50 now

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 156/6 lead by 205 runs

  • 13:55 (IST)

    NZ In Trouble As India Lead By Over 200!

    Touring sides successfully chased 200+ in 4th innings in India

    276 WI vs Ind Delhi 1987/88

    207 Eng vs Ind Delhi 1972/73

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 152/6 lead by 201 runs

  • 13:48 (IST)

    Fifty For Shreyas Iyer!

    Fifty for Shreyas Iyer!! He is rescuing the Indian ship yet again on his debut match. He came in to bat when was at 41/3 and now they have 151 runs on the board with a lead of 200 runs. Iyer also becomes the first Indian to score a century in first innings and then a half-century in second innings on his Test debut.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 151/6 lead by 200 runs

  • 13:32 (IST)

    Iyer Nears 50!

    Ajaz Patel to Shreyas Iyer, stepped out and SIX!! Straight over the bowler’s head. He moved to 43 now. A brilliant debut match for Shreyas Iyer till now.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 138/6 lead by 187 runs

  • 13:27 (IST)

    Saha Punishes Poor Delivery By Somerville!

    Somerville to Saha, SIX, aggressive shot from the wicketkeeper batter for a maximum. This time the connection is much better than the last one that had gone for the FOUR. 10 runs from last 2 balls.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 130/6 lead by 179 runs

  • 13:25 (IST)

    Saha In Action!

    Somerville to Saha, FOUR to midwicket. Saha has to score runs to stay in the squad and this is the best opportunity for him.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 124/6 lead by 173 runs

  • 12:53 (IST)

    Good Shot From Iyer For Boundary!

    Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, to third man. Good shot controlled shot from the debutant.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 111/6 lead by 160 runs

  • 12:42 (IST)

    Jamieson Gets Awaited Wictket!

    Jamieson to Ashwin, OUT!! bowled !! Jamieson gives the breakthrough. Ashwin is out after a good display with the bat.

    Ashwin b Jamieson 32(62) (4s-5)

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 103/6 lead by 152 runs

  • 12:35 (IST)

    100 Partnership Between Iyer And Ashwin!

    Southee to Iyer, single!! Fifty partnership comes up between Iyer and Ashwin and 150-run lead for team India against New Zealand. These two have batted really well till now and they are extending India’s lead to a fighting fourth innings total.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 101/5 lead by 150 runs

  • 12:27 (IST)

    100 Comes Up For India!

    Southee to Ashwin, pulls away but there’s a fielder, so just one run and 100 comes up for India in their second innings.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 100/5 lead by 149 runs

  • 12:25 (IST)

    Ashwin Contributing With Bat!

    Southee to Ashwin, FOUR, Another good shot by Ashwin for boundary to mid-wicket. He is looking confident and the team management would be happy with Ashwin’s contribution with the bat.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 99/5 lead by 148 runs

  • 12:17 (IST)

    Lucky Boundary For Iyer!

    Southee to Shreyas Iyer, edge and FOUR to third man. Lucky boundary for Iyer again!! He is going good

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 92/5 lead by 141 runs 

  • 12:15 (IST)

    Ashwin Hits FOUR To Start Post-Lunch Session!

    Ravindra to Ashwin, FOUR, played late and gets the desired result. First boundary after lunch.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 88/5 lead by 137 runs

  • 12:12 (IST)

    Post-Lunch Session Begins As Indian Batters Make Way Into The Middle

    Indian batters Shreyas Iyers and Ravi Ashwin are in the middle for the second session on Day 4

    Spinner Ravindra will start the proceedings for New Zealand. Iyer has already got a start and is looking good on 18 runs while Ashwin will have to buckle up and complement Iyer

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India (84/5, 345) lead by 133 runs against New Zealand (296)

  • 11:35 (IST)

    Day 4, Lunch: Iyer, Ashwin Going Strong After NZ Bowlers Put In Splendid Show!

    So, it’s lunch on Day 4 and India have 84 runs on the board for the loss of five wickets. Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin are going strong after an excellent display with the ball by New Zealand bowlers.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India (84/5, 345) lead by 133 runs against New Zealand (296)

  • 11:30 (IST)

    Southee Surpasses Kumble In Most Wickets List During India vs New Zealand Tests!

    Tim Southee has surpasses Anil Kumble in the list of most wickets taken in India vs New Zealand Tests. The fast bowler has 51 wickets now vs India in Test cricket.

    Most wickets in India vs New Zealand Tests

    65 Richard Hadlee

    57 Bishan Bedi

    55 EAS Prasanna

    55 R Ashwin

    51 Tim Southee *

    50 Anil Kumble

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 84/5, lead by 133 runs

  • 11:21 (IST)

    Valuable Runs For India!

    Southee to Ashwin, FOUR, edge again and Ashwin finds the gap too. Valuable runs for India.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 79/5, lead by 128 runs

  • 11:00 (IST)

    Ashwin Hits Another Boundary!

    Ajaz Patel to Ashwin, cuts away for another boundary. Ashwin and Iyer are scoring boundaries in every over now.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 72/5, lead by 121 runs

  • 10:56 (IST)

    Iyer Smases FOUR To Fine Leg!

    Southee to Iyer, played very fine and it’s a boundary!! These two batters are have played in an attacking mode till and look to carry the momentum.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 65/5, lead by 115 runs

  • 10:53 (IST)

    Classic Straight Drive From Ashwin!

    Southee to Ashwin, FOUR!! Straight drive from the all-rounder!! Good shot and he is looking in an attack mode today.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 59/5, lead by 108 runs

  • 10:51 (IST)

    Iyer Smashes Another FOUR!

    Ajaz Patel to Shreyas Iyer, guides for FOUR to third man. Iyer is the key for Team India now.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 55/5, lead by 104 runs

  • 10:48 (IST)

    India Lose Another Wicket!

    Southee to Jadeja, appeal for LBW and yes the umpire has given him out!! Jadeja will for review.

    Review: Ball tracking clearly shows that the ball is hitting the stumps and Jadeja has to go. India have lost both Jadeja and a review.

    Jadeja lbw b Southee 0(2)

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 51/5, lead by 100 runs

  • 10:44 (IST)

    India Loose Mayank Agarwal!

    Another wicket!! Mayank Agarwal who was looking in a good touch till now has to depart after scoring just 17 runs. Tim Southee is the man to dismiss Mayank with an excellent outswing delivery.

    Mayank c Latham b Southee 17(53) (4s-3)

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 51/4, lead by 100 runs

  • 10:34 (IST)

    India’s Lead Over 100!

    Southee to Iyer, single and the lead is over 100 now. India need atleast 150-180 runs more on this pitch to set up a fighting target.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 51/3, lead by 100 runs

  • 10:32 (IST)

    Debutant Iyer In Action Again!

    Southee to Iyer, edge and lands safe between wicketkeeper and the first slip. Ball has raced away to the boundary line. Iyer is continuing from where he left in the first session. 50 comes up for India.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 50/3, lead by 99 runs

  • 10:29 (IST)

    Mayank Looses His Balance But Guides The Ball To Boundary Line!

    Ajaz Patel to Mayank, FOUR. Mayank has lost his balance but guided the ball to the boundary line to long off. Pressure releasing shot from Mayank

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 46/3, lead by 95 runs

  • 10:24 (IST)

    Another Poor Show With Bat By Rahane!

    Ajaz Patel to Rahane, That’s OUT!! LBW!! Rahane has not challenged the decision and he is walking back. Another poor display from Rahane. With Iyer scoring a ton on his debut and Virat returning to the side in Mumbai pressure will be on Pujara and Rahane for their spot in the XI as they are still not in form.

    Rahane lbw b Ajaz Patel 4(15) (4s-1)

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 41/3, lead by 90 runs

  • 10:19 (IST)

    Good Shot By Rahane For A Boundary!

    Good shot from Rahane to the covers against left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel. He has the class but he need a big score to prove his potential.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 41/3, lead by 90 runs

  • 10:08 (IST)

    Mayank Smashes A Loose Ball For FOUR!

    Ajaz Patel to Mayank, waited for the ball and smashed away to square leg for a boundary. He needs runs to make his case stronger in the team lineup and today he has the best opportunity to do so.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 36/2, lead by 86 runs

  • 10:02 (IST)

    Jamieson Takes His Second Wicket!

    Jamieson to Pujara, appeal for caught behind but umpire has turned it down. New Zealand gone for a review as both bowler and wicketkeeper are confident.

    Review: Ultra edge shows that there was a spike and Pujara has to depart early on Day 4.

    Another bad day for India’s No.3.

    Pujara c Blundell b Jamieson 22(33) (4s-3)

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 32/2, lead by 81 runs

  • 09:37 (IST)

    Second Boundary Of The Over!

    Jamieson to Mayank, FOUR, not a bad ball but Mayank showed his skillset to punish it to the boundary.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 23/1, lead by 72 runs

  • 09:35 (IST)

    First Boundary Of Day!

    Jamieson to Pujara, poor ball on the leg side and Pujara has punished it for a boundary. Early morning gift for Pujara!!

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 18/1, lead by 67 runs

  • 09:31 (IST)

    All Set For Day 4!

    Players are on the field. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara are ready with the bat. Kyle Jamieson will bowl the first over.

    IND vs NZ Live Score: India 14/1, lead by 63 runs

  • 09:17 (IST)

    Saba Karim Praises Team India’s “Good Comeback” vs New Zealand!

    Former cricketer Saba Karim praised the home side’s “comeback” in the fixture after India ended Day 3 with a lead of 63 runs.

    Speaking to fans on social media platform Koo, Karim wrote, “Today’s play proves that Test matches are definitely a test of patience!! Good comeback by Team India”.

  • 08:57 (IST)

    “I Only Had 12 Minutes To Get Set For The Game”: KS Bharat!

    India’s substitute wicketkeeper KS Bharat who took 3 catches on Day 3 has said he just had 12 minutes to get ready after being asked to get behind the stumps. Bharat has been an India A regular for past three years, was asked to keep the stumps after veteran wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha complained of stiffness in his neck, minutes before the third’s day play.

    “I was doing my morning routine and then the support staff told me to get ready. I only had 12 minutes to get set for the game,” KS Bharat said in a video posted on BCCI TV.

  • 08:21 (IST)

    Was Sticking To “Basics” And Using Crease A Bit: Axar Patel

    Axar Patel expressed his thoughts after his breakthrough spell helped his side restrict New Zealand at 296 in the first Test.

    “It’s a dream start, in fact, this is a dream within a dream start for me. No, it (Test cricket) isn’t that easy. Was a hard grind today. They didn’t lose any wickets yesterday and the talk was to keep it tight, don’t try for wickets every ball, just look to be patient. I was sticking to the basics and using the crease a bit,” Axar Patel told host broadcasters Star Sports after the Stumps on Day 3.

  • 08:18 (IST)

    Hello And Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the 1st Test match between India and New Zealand that is being played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. India dominated Day 3 with the ball where Axar Patel picked five wickets and New Zealand were bowled out for 296 runs. However, India lost their wicket early when they came to bat in the second innings. The Ajinkya Rahane-led team has an overnight score of 14/1 with a 63-run lead. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara are batting after India lost Shubman Gill’s wicket in the second over.

    The day’s play will start at 9:30 AM IST. Stay with us for all the updates.

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