Twitter reactions: Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra help New Zealand earn a draw in the Kanpur Test

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  • The first Test between India and New Zealand at Kanpur ended in a draw.

  • Shreyas Iyer was named 'Player of the Match'.

Twitter reactions: Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra help New Zealand earn a draw in the Kanpur Test
1st Test between India and New Zealand ends in a draw (Image Source: @Blackcaps)

New Zealand‘s last pair of Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel held their nerve to earn Black Caps a dramatic draw in the first Test against India at Green Park in Kanpur on Monday.

New Zealand started the final day on a positive note by not losing any wicket in the first session. The pair of Tom Latham and night-watchman William Somerville added a 76-run stand for the second wicket to keep Indian bowlers at bay.

However, Indian bowlers made a comeback in the second session and dominated in the final session. First, Umesh Yadav sent back Somerville to provide the much-needed breakthrough, then Ravichandran Ashwin got rid of set batsman Latham, which opened the floodgates as New Zealand kept losing wickets.

Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets while Ashwin bagged three scalps. Similarly, Axar Patel and Umesh took one wicket each. However, they failed to put the last nail in the coffin. The visitors lost their ninth wicket in the 90th over, and from there, the last pair of Ravindra and Patel batted till 98 overs before the umpires called off the proceedings due to bad lights. Ravindra faced 91 balls for his unbeaten 18 while Patel played 23 deliveries.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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