November 26, 2021
New Delhi (Reuters) – India’s Schleyas Ayer broke the first century with a test debut, but New Zealand pioneer Tim Sauchy’s 5 Wicket Hall hosted 339 at lunch on the second day of Friday’s opening test. Limited to -8.
Iyer made 105 before falling into Saudi. In Saudi, the 13th five-wicket transport on test cricket took place on a pitch where New Zealand’s three-pillar spin attack had not yet been successful.
For the host, Ravichandran Ashwin had Umeshya Duff resting at 4 and batting at 38 at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.
Earlier, after India resumed its second day at 258-4, Saudi (5-69) confirmed that New Zealand did not have to wait for a breakthrough.
Ravindra Jadeja survived lbw’s close appeal, but couldn’t add to his overnight score of 50 and set out after diversion of Saudi’s delivery to his stump.
Jadeya was cheerful to himself after his dismissal, but his 121-run fifth wicket partnership with Ayer saved India from mid-inning wobble.
Jadeja seemed restless, but Iyer was fluent at the other end and attacked Kyle Jamieson at the border in a row.
The 26-year-old Jamison ran twice from Jamison to grow the milestone 100 he celebrated by kissing his helmet and raising his arms while the sparse crowd of stadiums cheered.
Saudi continued to steal chips at the other end, dismissing Wriddhiman Saha being one behind.
Ayer also fell to Seamer and made a lazy drive on the porch of Will Young. It was the tame end of the stellar innings, otherwise studded with the boundaries of the two 6s and 13.
Ashwin struck five boundaries with an undefeated knock, expanding India’s total.
(Report by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; edited by Peter Rutherford)
Cricket: Despite Saudi’s blow, Ayer hits tons on his debut, India 339-8
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