‘The beauty of Test cricket’: New Zealand rearguard snatch thrilling draw in India

  • Debutant and No 11 batter survive last 52 balls of first Test
  • India 345 and 234-7 declared; New Zealand 296 and 165-9

Debutant Rachin Ravindra and No 11 batter Ajaz Patel combined in a stunning rearguard to secure New Zealand’s thrilling draw in the opening Test against India.

Chasing 284 for victory on a final day surface, New Zealand were in tatters at 155-9 with at least eight overs to go and the light steadily fading at Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium.

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