IND vs NZ: Shane Warne raises questions over India’s ‘strange’ tactics on Day 5 of Kanpur Test

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  • Australia spin maestro Shane Warne questioned India's tactics on the final day of the first test match against New Zealand.

  • Black Caps managed to earn a draw in the exciting contest.

IND vs NZ: Shane Warne raises questions over India’s ‘strange’ tactics on Day 5 of Kanpur Test
Shane Warne on India's tactics ( Pic source: Twitter)
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As the first Test match between India and New Zealand ended in a pulsating draw, Australian spin maestro Shane Warne questioned India’s tactics on the final day at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.

On day five, the Ajinkya Rahne-led side picked five wickets, and the match almost slipped from the hands of the Black Caps. But an excellent resistance showed by debutant Rachin Ravindra and tail-ender Ajaz Patel forced India to settle for a draw.

After the completion of 81st over, India had the option of taking the new ball. However, the host kept on bowling with the old ball till 84th over.

Speaking about the match, Warne took to Twitter and wrote, “Very surprised India didn’t take the new ball when it was available !!!! Strange they are still bowling with the old ball as light and overs running out !!!!!! Thoughts ?”

In another tweet, Warne said that these four overs could be the turning point for India and will allow New Zealand to bounce back from the jaws of defeat.

“Will the four overs bowled with the old ball when the new ball was available to be a turning point and allow NZ to hang on, or it won’t matter, and India win ???” tweeted Warne.

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