New Zealand manage to draw against India despite odds!
CRICDOT DESK : Every team is strong at their home condition. More ever Losing the Indian team at home is a difficult task for the opponent.
That’s why recently legendary Indian cricketer and current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly has said that it is almost impossible to beat an Indian team on Indian soil.
On the last afternoon of the fourth day of the Kanpur Test, India dreamed of winning by dismissing opener Will Young by 4 runs with a target of 264 runs. If you take 9 wickets on the last day, the desired victory is guaranteed.
Experienced spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Rabindra Jadeja bowled brilliantly on the last day of Monday to make that dream come true. New Zealand were on the verge of defeat after losing 9 wickets for 155 runs.
Rachin Rabindra, an Indian-born spinner who made his Test debut in Kanpur, continued to fight with another spinner, Ijaz Patel, for the last wicket on the last afternoon of the last day. They batted 8.4 overs on the oath not to lose wickets.
New Zealand drew the breathtaking Kanpur Test on the verge of defeat with their responsible batting. This draw is no less than a win for New Zealand.
India: 345/10 and 234/6
New Zealand: 296/10 and 185/9