New Delhi, Online Desk. The first match of the two-match Test series is being played between India and New Zealand. In Kanpur, Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat. In the first two sessions of the day, the team batted well and scored 154 for 4 wickets. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson did something in the third session of the match, due to which the umpire stopped the match and explained to him.
After losing the wicket of Mayank Agarwal first, the Indian team made a comeback with the partnership of Shubman Gill and Pujari. Gill scored a brilliant half-century and together with Pujara did not allow any wicket to fall for 30 overs. After this, Team India got three setbacks one after the other. Gill was dismissed for 52, then Pujara for 26 and was dismissed after playing an innings of 35 runs. After this, debutants Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja handled the innings.
Williamson’s umpire imposed class
The pair of Jadeja and Iyer were consistently scoring runs and Williamson wanted to rein in the run-rate. In such a situation, it was suggested to bowl on the leg-stump of spinner Ejaz Patel. In the 77th over, umpire Virender Sharma called the New Zealand captain after stopping Patel in the middle. Explain to them that you cannot continue the match with such a negative game plan. Continuously bowling away from the leg-stump will break the momentum of the match.
After convincing the umpire’s captain Williamson, he spoke to the bowler Patel. After this the Kiwi bowlers started bowling by holding the line of the stump. However, the match could not be continued for long. The match was called off 6 overs after the first 84th over game due to poor lighting.