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IND vs NZ 1st Test, day 4: New Zealand need 284 run to win Kanpur Test after Iyer, Saha bail India out of trouble

Men in Blue were in trouble when Ajinkya Rahane-led Indian team were 51-5. Veteran Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Rahane were in the pavilion. It was Shreyas Iyer (65), Ravi Ashwin (32) and Wriddhiman Saha (61) who saved the day for India and posted a fighting total on the scoreboard.

Hardik Pandya eyes return to full-time bowling, requests BCCI to not consider him for selection for a while

Due to his injury, the ace all-rounder has not bowled regularly in near about 2 years and considering his poor performances, selectors excluded him from the recent T20I series against New Zealand.

Ind vs NZ 1st Test, day 3: R Ashwin-Nitin Menon’s verbal spat sparks meme fest on Twitter, tweeple say andha hai kya

The veteran spinner while bowling changed his tactics and started to release the ball from the stumps for an early sharp spin. While doing that ran across the umpire and batter at the non-striker’s end.

Suresh Raina birthday special: Five adorable moments of cricketer with his daughter Gracia | WATCH here

He is also the first Indian to hit a century in all three formats - Test, ODI, T20I - of the game. Raina is one of the very few players who have been part of India's World Cup-winning squad in both the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ICC World Cup.

IND vs NZ 1st Test, day 2 stumps: New Zealand gives strong reply to India after openers add unbeaten 129 runs for first wicket

The New Zealand openers and bowlers dominated day 2 of the Kanpur Test match, bowling out Indian on 345 and then scoring 129 without losing any wickets.

Sexting scandal: Pat Cummins named Australia Test captain after Tim Paine takes indefinite break from cricket

Along with Pat Cummins, former Aussie captain Steve Smith has been named the deputy captain of the Australia Test team. These new developments came right before the historic Ashes test series against arch-rival England.

IND vs NZ 1st Test, day 2: Shreyas Iyer becomes 16th Indian to hit century in debut Test, list of cricketers who smashed ton...

With Iyer's century, team India is currently batting 296-6 with wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha at the other end. Before Iyer completed his century, allrounder Ravindra Jadeja got bowled by Kiwi's spearhead Tim Southee.

Ricky Ponting congratulates Shreyas Iyer for receiving maiden Test cap from legendary Sunil Gavaskar

Iyer was the captain of Delhi Capitals before replacing by Rishabh Pant due to an injury ahead of the 14th season of the IPL. Under Ponting and Iyer, the Delhi Capitals emerged as one of the most consistent teams in the last few years of the IPL.

Watch: Sunil Gavaskar presents test cap to debutant Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Dravid revives Team India’s bygone tradition

Iyer became the 302nd player to make his Test debut for team India. It was India's greatest opener and former skipper Gavaskar, who was invited by Dravid to present the cap to a fellow Mumbaikar.

IPL 2022: KL Rahul likely to lead Goenka’s Lucknow franchise in upcoming season

Players like David Warner, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Ravi Ashwin have made themselves available for the mega auction, which is to take place in January 2022.

Jhulan Goswami birthday special: 5 times Indian bowler stunned with her performance

The pacer is known for intimidating the opposition batter with her tall stature. Much like any other pacer, sledging has never been a part of Goswamy’s game, she likes to show her fierceness and aggression by her ball.

Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and wife Nupur Nagar blessed with baby girl: List of cricketers who are proud fathers of daughters

Well, Bhuvi is not alone who has been blessed with a daughter, there are other Indian cricketers who are also proud fathers of their daughters. Here’s the list of Indian cricketers who have been blessed with daughters.

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