India vs New Zealand

Live Summary, Final, ICC World Test Championship Final, 2021, June 18, 2021
NZ 140/2 (45.5) , 249/10 (99.2)
New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets
IND 170/10 (73) , 217/10 (92.1)
Match over
CRR: 2.35
Commentary :
45.5 : Ross Taylor says he is proud of the way the team fought. Adds Kane has been sensational. Adds this is a big highlight in his career and he thanks for their support and he hopes they have made them proud. Mentions it wasn’t easy to start but it got easier, the Indians never gave up and put a lot of pressure on them but he is happy they get over the line. Adds he is pleased he could see it till the end. Also says the 2019 WC was tough to digest but he is pleased they could win this.
The Kiwis are well-deserved winners one has to say. They won the toss on Day 2 after the first being washed out and elected to bowl, they weren’t at their best as India dominated Day 2 but they came roaring back on Day 3. From 2 down for around 150, they bundled India out for just under 220. Jamieson was the star with a fifer.
The New Zealand players are ready near the trophy, waiting for their skipper to come and lift it. Here comes Williamson and he does so. Very well deserved. A fitting end to Watling’s career. With that, the coverage of this Final also comes to an end. Hope you enjoyed our company. Cricketing action though does not end, there is a T20I game going on between Sri Lanka and England. You can catch all the action by switching tabs. Till then, take care and goodbye!
Williamson says it is a special feeling, he thanks Virat and his team and he is proud of the heart his team showed to win the game. Adds it is a huge moment for his country, he has been there for a short while but they have put in a lot of hard work and this will be celebrated and remembered. Mentions they do not have the stars but they have quality players and they held strong in this game and they had to. Adds no one had the upper hand for a long time but it was a really good last day for them
Virat Kohli starts by congratulating New Zealand and feels they put in a massive effort to squeeze a result and they deserved it. Adds it was difficult to get momentum on Day 3, they did well with the ball but then the Kiwi bowlers did really well and put a lot of pressure on them and they were 30 to 40 runs short. Adds they need to have a fast bowling all-rounder but he feels this is their best side and had there been more game time, the spinners might have had more of a say. Also says Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson, Man of the Match, says it is a massive moment in his career and to be standing up there is pretty surreal. Mentions they wanted to see how things pan out in the first hour, they wanted to land the ball in the right areas and see what happens against a quality Indian batting line-up. Adds it is good to have the ball in hand it is even better to get a couple of wickets. States he is pleased to get Virat twice, he is pleased to have spent time with him in the Indian T20 League and i
BJ Watling, says, he is proud to be here and to win this game is another feeling. States chasing a total like that on a wicket which was offering a lot was special. Mentions it is extremely exciting for the game to have a final like this in this format and he is pleased they got over the line. Also says his mom has been a huge help to him and so has his wife and his two boys, it is tough being away from them but it is all worth it. Ends by saying, the team has supported him a lot and he has enjo
Tim Southee says it sounds pretty good, and it is even better as we are crowned as the World Test Champions, with all the things going on the back it is a truly amazing feeling. Also says that, the two experienced guys in the middle, brought it home. Adds as an international sports person he would always look to improve in the future. Mentions this group of players are truly amazing and special. Says, Watling truly deserves it and he feels good for him as he ends his career on a high.
They just needed to chase something under 140 in a little less than 2 sessions and they have done it in style. Their two most reliable players, Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson rose to the occasion.
Despite all of that, this game still seemed like heading towards a draw but a whole-hearted performance from all the Kiwi bowlers helped bowl India out within 80 overs.
Then with the bat, they went about things slowly, Conway set things up at the start with a fifty. There was a mini collapse in between but their skipper along with the tail helped his side take a lead. A slender one but still a handy lead.
Mohammed Shami to Ross Taylor, FOUR! Flicked away! It is Rosco to start the party for New Zealand. A full length ball, around middle, Ross Taylor flicks it away through mid-wicket for a boundary. NEW ZEALAND ARE THE FIRST WORLD TEST CHAMPIONS. THEY WIN BY 8 WICKETS!
What a victory for the Kiwis! What a team! THEY ARE THE WORLD TEST CHAMPIONS! Just unbelievable, after all the rain and all the time we lost, a result has still been possible. Absolutely brilliant!
45.4 : Mohammed Shami to Ross Taylor, Outside off, left alone.
45.3 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, A length ball, on off, Williamson works it towards third man for a quick single. 3 to win.
45.2 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Play and a miss! A length ball, outside off, Williamson look to guide it towards third man, but misses.
45.1 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, A full length ball, on off, Williamson defends it out.
44.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Outside off, left alone. 
44.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, On off, nudged to mid-wicket,
44.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, A length ball, on off, kept out.
44.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Two More! A length ball, on off, Taylor guides it towards third man for a couple. 4 more to win.
44.2 : Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, A full length ball, on off, Taylor defends it back to the bowler. Ishant Sharma gets hit on his finger. As he makes his way off the field.
44.1 : Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, Play and a miss! A length ball, outside off, Taylor loosk to defend it but misses.
43.64 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, FOUR! SMACKED! This also brings up the FIFTY for the skipper. He has done his job here. A length ball, on off, this time he pulls it away through mid-wicket for a boundary. 7 more to win.
36.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Full and on off, Taylor drives it to cover.
35.6 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Fuller and on off, it is driven to covers.
35.5 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, On the stumps again, it is defended nicely.
36.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, A length ball, on off, Taylor keeps it out.
35.44 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Nice and fine! On the pads, Williamson plays the paddle sweep, he plays it fine and it races away to the fence.
35.3 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, On middle, kept out.
35.2 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Bog turn! This lands outside off, on a driving length. Williamson looks to drive but the ball turns away and goes past the outside edge.
34.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Angled into the pads, Bumrah looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
43.5 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, In the air....Dropped! A full length ball, on off, Williamson looks to heave it away but gets the top edge. The ball flies over the third man region. Bumrah is running towards the ball, but is unable to get a hold of it. The batters take a couple.
35.1 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, On middle, kept out.
29.6 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, A good delivery to end but the damage was done earlier in the over. This lands on off and then turns away. Williamson prods forward to defend but is beaten.
29.54 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Finds the fence this time but it is off the bat of Williamson. Short and outside off again. This is cut through point for a boundary. 
29.4 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Quicker and on off, defended.
29.3 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, On off, this is pushed to covers.
34.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Outside off, left alone.
29.1 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Full on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
28.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Loopy ball on off, defended.
34.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, OUCH! This must've hurt! Back of a length ball, coming in from outside off, Taylor looks to defend but completely misjudges it. The ball bounces off the track and hits Taylor on his helmet. There was almost an inch of gap between Taylor's defense and the helmet.
28.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Kane Williamson, On off, Williamson pushes it through covers for one.
34.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, On off, kept out.
28.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Takes one! On off, it is worked towards mid-wicket.
34.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, A full length ball, on off, Taylor defends it solidly.
28.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Flatter and on off, this is worked to mid-wicket.
34.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, A length ball, on off, Taylor flicks it to the leg side for a couple.
43.4 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, A full length ball, on off, Williamson defends it back to the bowler.
33.6 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Full, on the pads, Taylor flicks it to square leg and gets a single.
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, On middle, blocked.
27.4 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Beaten! This is flatter and outside off, Taylor looks to drive but the ball spins away. He is beaten. He does well to not lift the back foot.
33.5 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Floated around middle, Taylor defends it on his front foot.
27.3 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Another one on off, kept out.
27.2 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, On middle, kept out.
33.4 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, On off, kept out.
27.2 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Another single as this is clipped on the leg side. Jadeja has overstepped.
43.3 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, A length ball, down the leg side. Kane Williamson flicks but misses.
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Floated around middle, Taylor defends it solidly.
27.1 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
26.6 : Ishant Sharma to Kane Williamson, Outside off, left alone.
26.5 : Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, Another single! This is outside off, it is guided down to third man for one.
26.4 : Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, Fuller and on middle, this is driven but to mid on.
26.3 : Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, Good length and on off, kept out.
26.24 : Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, FOUR! Hammered away! This is short and begging to be hit. Taylor smashes it through covers for another boundary. Only 70 needed now.
Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, A full ball, on middle, Kane Williamson pulls it through square leg for a couple. 12 more to win.
26.1 : Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, Shorter and outside off, Taylor slashes at it but ends up chopping it on the off side.
25.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Kane Williamson, On middle, this is pushed to mid on.
25.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Kane Williamson, Flatter and on off, kept out.
33.2 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Around leg, Taylor tucks it to the leg side.
25.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, On middle, this is eased down to long on for one.
25.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Floats it up on off, kept out.
32.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, A yorker, on the money by Bumrah. Williamson defends it back to the bowler.
25.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, On middle, this is pushed to mid on.
32.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, BEATEN! Serves a length ball, outside off, Williamson looks to defend it but misses as the ball beats the outside edge. This was very close.
43.1 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, A length ball, outside off, Williamson hits it uppishly towards point.
24.6 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, On middle, kept out.
32.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, A length ball, on off, Williamson guides it to point.
24.54 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Put away! India leaking boundaries now and all the pressure that was built has been released. Shorter and on off, this is slapped through covers for a boundary.
32.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, On off, kept out.
24.4 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, On the stumps, blocked.
32.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, A length ball, on off, Williamson pushes it to cover.
24.3 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, On off, this is guided to point.
24.2 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, On off, blocked.
31.6 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Another one on the stumps, blocked.
24.1 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Outside off, left alone.
23.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Loopy ball on middle, kept out.
31.5 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, On middle, kept out.
Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, On middle, blocked.
23.44 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, FOUR! A little too full and it is put away. Runs starting to come now. It is outside off, Taylor drives it through covers. 
23.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, That has spun big! This lands outside off and then spins back in. Sharply. Taylor look ka to defend but leaves a gap between bat and pad. It sneaks through and goes over the stumps.
31.1 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, A huge appeal but turned down! Maybe the impact was outside off. This is bowled outside off. Taylor looks to sweep but misses. It hits the pad. A huge appeal but turned down.
23.24 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, FOUR! Hammered! This is tossed up on off, Taylor whips it powerfully over mid-wicket for a boundary.
30.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, On middle, kept out.
23.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
22.6 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, A length ball, on off, Williamson defends it watchfully.
30.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, A single now! On middle, this is worked on the leg side for one.
Mohammed Shami to Ross Taylor, A length ball, on off, Taylor flicks it to square leg for a single.
22.44 : Mohammed Shami to Ross Taylor, FOUR! This one find the gap. Well played by Taylor. A lenght ball, outside off, Taylor guides it through point for a boundary.
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, EDGED BUT DROPPED! Pujara the culprit. Bumrah would have loved a wicket. Maybe it would not have made a difference to the result but surely t his confidence. A good delivery, length and around off, this one holds its line. Taylor looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge towards first slip. Pujara probably was a little late to move to his left and hence, spills it. He might have felt the keeper was going for it.
42.6 : Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, Outside off, Williamson slashes but misses.
30.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Fuller and on off, Taylor drives it to covers. 
22.1 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, A length ball, on the pads, Williamson flicks it to square leg and gets a single. Oh the umpire signals a leg bye, this one is off the pads.
21.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, On off, Taylor works it to mid on.
21.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Flighted on off, Taylor pushes it to mid on.
21.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Tossed up, on off, kept out.
21.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Floated on off, Taylor ficks it to mid on.
21.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Loopy ball, around middle, Taylor tucks it to short mid-wicket.
20.6 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, On middle, blocked.
20.5 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, One more ball outside off, Williamson leaves it alone.
Ishant Sharma to Kane Williamson, Three more! Shorter and outside off, Williamson guides it through point for three.
20.4 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Outside off, left alone. 
20.3 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, A yes and no situation there! On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket. Williamson initially calls for a run but then sends his partner back.
20.2 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Outside off, left alone again.
19.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Another maiden! On middle, Taylor plays it back to the bowler.
19.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, On off, Taylor pushes it back to the bowler.
42.44 : Ishant Sharma to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Angled into te pads, this is whipped thorugh mid-wicket for another boundary. Runs needed below 20 now.
Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Floats it up yet again on off, defended.
19.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Flatter and on off, Taylor defends it.
19.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Another one floated up on off, kept out.
19.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Tossed up on off, blocked.
18.6 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Angles in a full ball, on off, Williamson defends it to cover.
18.5 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Quicker, on a length, outside off, Williamson shoulders his arms.
18.4 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Good length ball, outside off, Williamson leaves it for the keeper.
18.3 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, A length ball, around the hips, Williamson hops and tucks it to square leg for a couple.
Ishant Sharma to Kane Williamson, On middle, blocked.
18.2 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Length ball, down the leg side , Williamson looks to flick it but misses.
17.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, A wicket maiden for Ravichandran Ashwin. Floated on off, Taylor is solid in his defense.
17.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Loopy ball, on off, Taylor defends it onto the pitch.
17.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Floated on off, taylor defends it solidly.
17.2w : Ravichandran Ashwin to Devon Conway, OUT! LBW! Ravichandran Ashwin strikes for the second time post the Tea break. This is turing out to be a cracker of an event. This is the huge wicket of Conway, Ashwin bowls a floated delivery around off, which turns in. Conway looks to defend it but misses and gets rapped on the pads. A loud appeal from Ashwin and company. The umpire raises his finger in a flash. Conway is disappointed as he walks to the other end to have a word with the skipper. They
17.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Devon Conway, Loopy ball, on off, Conway works it to mid on.
16.6 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Another one on a length and around off, Kane strokes it to mid off.
42.2 : Ishant Sharma to Kane Williamson, On middle, this is worked to id-wicket. 
16.5 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Back of a length and on off, Williamson pushes it to covers. 
16.4 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Good length and on off, Williamson blocks it out.
16.3 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Well bowled! Looks to get it back in from outside off. Does not bring it in enough to make the batter play.
16.2 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Angled on middle, Williamson works it through square leg for a couple. 
16.1 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Another appeal but turned down. On middle, this pitches and then straightens. Williamson looks to play it with the angle but misses. He gets hit near the box.
15.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Kane Williamson, Flatter and on off, Williamson punches it through covers for three.
15.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Kane Williamson, NOT OUT! The Ball Tracker saves Kane Williamson, as the replays show the ball was missing the stumps. A loopy ball, around middle and leg, Williamson prods and looks to sweep it but misses. The ball goes through to come in contact with the pads and rolls towards the fine leg region. A loud appeal for LBW and the umpire raises his finger in a flash. Kane Williamson is surprised with the decision and takes the review straightaway. The Ultra Edge show
15.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Kane Williamson, Flighted on off, kept out.
42.1 : Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, Three more! Short and outside off, Taylor looks to cut but this goes off the bottom edge down to third man for three.
15.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Kane Williamson, Loopy ball, around middle, Williamson goes back and defends it out. 
15.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Kane Williamson, Loopy ball, around middle, Williamson defends it to the leg side.
14.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, A length ball, on off, Conway drives it to cover.
14.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, Good length ball, on off, Conway looks to defend it and does so but only with his gloves. This must've hurt him.
14.44 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, FOUR! PULLED AWAY! Back of a length ball, on off, Conway pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
14.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, A length ball, on off, Williamson pushes it to cover for a single.
14.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, A length ball, down the leg side, Conway looks to flick but misses. Rishabh Pant dives to his left to make a great stop. Wait, he also says he heard some noise, but it was not enough to convince his team-mates.
13.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Kane Williamson, Floated and on off, WIlliamson is solid in his defense.
13.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Kane Williamson, Flatter and on off, Williamson stays back and pushes it to cover.
13.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Kane Williamson, Loopy ball, on off, Williamson nudges it to the leg side.
12.54 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, FOUR! Top-notch by Devon Conway. Nicely played. A length ball, on off, Conway punches it through cover for a boundary. More 106 needed to win.
12.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, BEATEN! On a length, outside off, this one is quicker. Conway looks to play at it but misses.
12.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, FOUR LEG BYE! Good length ball, on the pads, Conway looks to flick but misses. While the ball clips the pads and rolls past diving Rishabh Pant for a boundary at fine leg.
41.64 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Whipped through! Williamson skips down the track and gets to the pitch of it. He whips it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
12.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, A length ball, outside off, Latham pushes it through cover for three.
11.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Devon Conway, On off, kept out by Conway.
11.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Devon Conway, Floated on off, Conway uses his feet and defends it to cover.
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, On off, kept out.
11.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Devon Conway, Floated and on off, Conway is solid in his defense.
11.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Devon Conway, Loopy ball, on off, Conway defends it solidly.
41.3 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Another one on middle, kept out.
10.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, Play and a miss! On a length, outside off, Latham misses his defense as the ball beats the outside edge.
10.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, Another peach of a delivery! Good length ball, outside off, swinging away, Latham was looking to defend it out but misses as the ball zips past the outside edge.
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Once again Williamson is solid in defense as this is bowled on the stumps.
10.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, Outside off, left alone.
10.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, LEG BYE! Full ball on the pads, Conway looks to flick but misses and the ball rolls to the fine leg region off the pads. Single taken. Leg bye.
41.2 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, On middle, kept out.
9.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Latham, Almost! A loopy ball around middle, Latham dances down the track and looks to flick it but the ball takes the leading  edge and flies over the bowler's head. Ashwin leaps but was not enough to get hold of the ball.
9.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Latham, Flatter and short, on off, Latham goes back and pushes it to cover.
9.3 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Devon Conway, Tossed up, on off, Conway defends it to the on side off the outer half.
9.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Devon Conway, Loopy ball, full and on middle, Conway defends it solidly.
41.1 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Down the leg side, Wiliamson looks to flick but misses.
8.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, A maiden for Bumrah. Good length ball, outside off, Conway shoulders his arms.
8.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, On off, kept out.
8.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, A length ball, on middle, Conway looks to pull it but it hits the pad and lobs on the off side.
8.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, Good length ball, outside off, moving away, an easy leave for Devon Conway.
8.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, Starts with a length ball, on off, Conway defends it to cover off the front foot.
7.6 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, A beauty to end! This is angled in from around the wicket. It lands around off and then moves away. Latham is beaten as he tries to block. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 6!
7.5 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, Back of a length and on off, this is pushed to cover.
7.4 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, Almsot! Length and outside off, Latham pushes at it but is beaten.
7.3 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, Back of a length and on middle, blocked.
7.2 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, Full again and outside off. Left alone.
7.1 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, Beaten! Length and outside off, this one holds its line. Latham is beaten as he tries to block. 
6.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, Beaten! Length and on off, this one angles away. Conway looks to defend but is beaten. Better from Bumrah. He needs to hit these lines a lot more often.
Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, A length ball, on off, Taylor drives it back to the bowler. Again, Ishant Sharma ends up on the ground but this time he was stopping the ball.
6.54 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, FOUR! Nice and fine! He needed to be straighter but this is way too straight, it is worked fine on the leg side and it races away to the fence.
6.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, Another one outside off, left alone. This has been the problem for Bumrah. He has been way too wide outside off and not made the batter play often.
6.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, Outside off, left alone. 
6.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, A short one on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.
5.64 : Mohammed Shami to Devon Conway, FOUR! Nice shot by Conway! A full length delivery, on off, Conway plays the on drive as the ball races towards the boundary at long on.
40.5 : Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, A length ball, on off, Taylor defends it to cover.
5.4 : Mohammed Shami to Devon Conway, BEATEN! Nicely bowled by Shami! This is fullish and outside off, Conway looks to defend but misses. The ball beats the outside edge.
5.3 : Mohammed Shami to Devon Conway, A length ball, on off, Conway is solid in his defense.
5.2 : Mohammed Shami to Devon Conway, A touch short, on off, Conway pull it straight to mid on.
5.1 : Mohammed Shami to Devon Conway, Outside off, left alone.
4.6 : Ishant Sharma to Tom Latham, A length ball, on off Latham defends it to cover.
40.4 : Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, Ohh...what a beauty! A length ball, around off, swinging away. Taylor looks to defend but misses as the ball beats the outside edge.
4.5 : Ishant Sharma to Tom Latham, Full length delivery, on the pads, Latham flicks it to the on side for a couple again. Good running.
4.4 : Ishant Sharma to Tom Latham, On a length, around off, Latham pushes it through point for a couple.
4.2 : Ishant Sharma to Tom Latham, Outside off, left alone.
40.3 : Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, Full and on off, Taylor flicks it through square leg for a couple. 28 more to win.
3.6 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, FOUR LEG BYES! A full ball, on the pads, Latham looks to flick but misses, as the balls clips the pads and rolls toward the fine leg fence for a boundary. Leg bye given.
3.5 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, Good length ball, outside off, Latham leaves it alone.
3.3 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, A touch short, outside off, Latham is baited with the height as he looks to pull this away but misses as the ball bounces over the blade.
3.2 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, A length ball, on off, Latham stays back and defends it back to the bowler.
2.5 : Ishant Sharma to Devon Conway, Good length ball, outside off, moving away. An easy leave for Devon Conway.
40.2 : Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, A length ball, on off, Tayloe defends it to mid off. While, Sharma falls over on the ground in the process.
2.4 : Ishant Sharma to Devon Conway, On off, kept out.
2.3 : Ishant Sharma to Devon Conway, Full and on off, Conway defends it to cover.
2.2 : Ishant Sharma to Devon Conway, On a length, outside off, holding the line, Conway lets it go to the keeper.
2.1 : Ishant Sharma to Devon Conway, Good length ball, outside off, swinging away, Conway leaves it alone.
0.4 : Ishant Sharma to Tom Latham, Serves a full length ball, on off, Latham drives it to cover.
0.3 : Ishant Sharma to Tom Latham, Back of a length delivery, outside off, Latham lets it go to the keeper.
0.2 : Ishant Sharma to Tom Latham, A length ball, on off, coming in, Latham defends it to cover.
0.1 : Ishant Sharma to Tom Latham, Starts with a length ball, on off, Latham look to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 
Ishant Sharma to Ross Taylor, Play and a miss! On a length, outside off, Taylor looks to smash it on the off side, but misses.
39.6 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Solid from Williamson. Loopy ball, on middle, Williamson prods and defends it onto the pitch.
39.5 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Floated around middle, Taylor nudges it to mid-wicket for a single. 30 more to win.
39.4 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Loopy ball, on off, Taylor defends it with a straight bat.
39.3 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Floated on the pads, Taylor nudges it to the leg side.
39.2 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, On off, Taylor defends it solidly.
39.1 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Tossed up, on off, Taylor pushes it to cover.
38.64 : Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Glorious drive. A length ball, on off, Williamson drives it through cover for a boundary.
0.0 : DRINKS! Not a lot left in the game. It will be a miracle if India avoid a loss from here. Just another 35 runs needed for the Kiwis and there are another 15 overs to go. It will be interesting to see how they go about these 35 runs. Will they look to score it quicker when they get close or will they just go about things as they have so far? We will find out. 
38.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, A length ball, on off, kept out solidly.
38.4 : Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, A length ball, around off, nips in. It bounces again off the deck. Williamson blocks it out solidly with soft hands. 
38.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, A length ball, around middle, Williamson plays it to mid on.
38.2 : Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, On off, kept out.
38.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, BEATEN! Bumrah has been great throughout the day. But he just did not have luck on his way. On a length, outside off, holding the line this time. Williamson looks to defend but misses. The ball zips past the outside edge.
37.6 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, On off, Taylor defends it to the off side via an outside edge.
37.5 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, NO BALL! Floated on off, Taylor defends it to the on side off the inner half. Also, Jadeja has overstepped. 
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Loopy ball, on off, Williamson plays it towards square leg for a single.
37.4 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Floated on off, Taylor flicks it to mid-wicket.
37.3 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Flatter, on off, Williamson goes back and cuts it towards point for a single.
37.2 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Tossed up on off, Williamson defends it out.
37.1 : Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, On off, kept out.
36.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Angles in a full ball, on off, Taylor pushes it to cover. 39 more to win.
36.44 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, FOUR! Fine enough for four more. A short ball, on the pads, Taylor uses Bumrah's pace and clips it fine for a boundary. This also brings up the 100 for New Zealand.
36.5 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Play and a miss! On a length, outside off, Taylor looks to defend it but misses. 
36.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Another one that has jumped at Taylor. A  length ball, on off, the ball gets an extra bounce off the pitch. This time he manages to defend it with his blade.
34.4 : Physio is out in the middle. To have a look at Ross Taylor, as he goes through the mandatory concussion test.
33.1 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Loopy ball, on off, Taylor prods and keeps it out.
Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, FOUR! SMOKED! A length ball, on off, Williamson gets to the pitch of the delivery and creams it through covers for a boundary. 50 more to win.
31.4 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, On middle again, this is nudged to mid-wicket.
31.3 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, On off, this is pushed to cover.
Rishabh Pant comes back on the field. To take his position behind the stumps.
31.2 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, On middle, kept out.
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Outside off, left alone.
0.0 : Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack now. His figures 5-2-18-0 so far.
30.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, On middle, defended.
29.2 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Three more! Shorter and outside off, it is cut through point. The fielder at cover-point hares after it, dives and saves a run for his side.
0.0 : Spin from both ends now. Ravichandran Ashwin is brought back into the action. His figures 9-5-14-2 so far. He replaces Ishant Sharma.
28.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, One more flighted delivery on off, kept out.
28.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, On off, kept out.
27.6 : Rishabh Pant is feeling a little under the weather here. He walks out as Wriddhiman Saha replaces him behind the stumps.
27.5 : Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, A single again! On middle, it is nudged around the corner for one.
25.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Floats it up on off, kept out.
22.3 : Mohammed Shami to Ross Taylor, On off, kept out.
22.2 : Mohammed Shami to Ross Taylor, On a length, outside off, Taylor, punches it straight to point, on a bounce. Ravindra Jadeja collects the ball and throws it up in the air, as he gets everybody in the crown on their feet. But he is just having fun.
21.6 : DRINKS! This is turning out to be a really good game. The Indians are mounting the pressure with some really tight overs and are not making it easy for the Kiwis. The New Zealand batters are also happy to play defensively. Will we see a change in approach or will the Nee Zealanders continue to wait for the bad balls and go about things slowly?
21.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Tossed up, on off, the ball curles away a bit, Taylor defends it watchfully.
20.1 : Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, Back of a length and on off, Williamson pushes it to covers.
Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, A length ball, on off, coming back in, Williamson looks to flick it but misses and gets hit on the pads. The crowd is appealing here. But this one is just too high, the umpire nods his head and denies.
17.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Ross Taylor, Tossed up, on off, Taylor flicks it to the leg side.
17.2 : Ross Taylor is the new man in.
15.5 : An appeal for an LBW and it is given! Williamson reviews. Huge moment in the game. 
15.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Kane Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson prods and defends it watchfully.
Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, A length ball, on off, Conway pushes it to point and gets a single. Ravindra Jadeja picks the ball and hits the stumps at the strikers end. But Williamson was well inside the crease.
13.3w : Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Latham, OUT! STUMPED! It is Ravichandran Ashwin who draws the first blood. Prior to this ball, Pant was advising Ashwin to toss it up and well that certainly worked. Toosed up, around off, Latham comes down the track and swings his blade wildly. But completely misses it. The ball goes through him, Pant collects the ball and disturbs the stumps. The fans are cheering to their core. Maybe just maybe there is some hope building now.
Kane Williamson walks out to bat!
13.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Latham, Tossed up, on off, Latham defends it solidly off the front foot.
13.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Latham, Loopy ball, on off, Latham goes back and works it to mid on.
12.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, Outside off, left alone.
12.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, Angles across, a length ball, on off, swinging away, Conway makes a smart leave.
11.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Devon Conway, Loopy ball, on off, Conway pushes it to cover.
11.2 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Devon Conway, On off, kept out.
10.6 : Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, A length ball, on off, Latham defends it back to the bowler.
10.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, BEATEN! A length ball, outside off, swinging away, Latham looks to defend but  misses.
9.4 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Devon Conway, Loopy ball, around middle, Conway tucks it to the leg side for a single.
9.1 : Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Latham, Flatter around off, Latham stays back and punches it through cover and gets a single.
8.6 : It is time for some spin now, as Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack.
8.3 : Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, Full and outside off, nips away, Conway lets it go to the keeper.
7.6 : The final session of the day is underway! The Indian players are in a huddle near the ropes, as the skipper has his last say. While, Tom Latham and Devon Conway stride in the middle with their blades. It is Bumrah who removes his cap, so he will be starting with the ball.
...Day 6, Session 3...
India on the other hand, need a magic spell from someone. They need wickets and quickly. Containing won’t help as one believes if New Zealand play till the end, they will win it. Do they have a hero in them? Something tells me there is still a twist left in this game. Stay tuned.
Coming to the session now I really don’t think I need to mention who this belongs to. After bundling the lower and the middle order quickly, their batters have started off nicely. Their aim would have been to not lose a wicket as they have done so. They just need to continue to bat sensibly and they’ll be over the line.
So, the Kiwis have gotten through the nervy period unscathed and have also managed to reduce the deficit from 19. They now need another 120 runs in 45 overs.
0.0 : Jasprit Bumrah who comes on now, hasn’t been at his best in this Test. Can he do something soeidal here!
6.1 : Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, On off, Latham pushes it to covers.
5.5 : Mohammed Shami to Devon Conway, That is some carry! A good length ball, outside off, the ball takes off after hitting the deck. Conway shoulders his arms.
4.3 : Ishant Sharma to Tom Latham, Angled in a length ball, around middle, Latham defends and gets an inside edge onto the pads.
4.1 : Ishant Sharma to Devon Conway, A length ball, on the pads, Conway looks to flick it but misses as the ball clips the pads and rolls towards square leg. Single taken. Leg bye.
3.4 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, Angles in a length ball, on off, Latham defends it out.
3.1 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, A length ball, on off, Latham is solid in his defense.
2.6 : Ishant Sharma to Devon Conway, Angles in a length ball, on off, Conway defends it watchfully.
Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, A touch fuller, on off, Latham defends it to cover. Just a single off the over. A tudy over by Mohammed Shami.
1.5 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, Another one shaping in, a good length ball, outside off, Latham shoulders arms to it.
1.4 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, Angles in a length ball, outside off, Latham shoulders his arms, but the ball comes back in a long way as the ball passes over the stumps.
1.3 : Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, Good length ball, outside off, the ball takes off after landing. Latham leaves it alone.
1.2 : Mohammed Shami to Devon Conway, First run on the board for New Zealand! A length ball, on the pads, Conway flicks it to square leg and gets a single. 
1.1 : Mohammed Shami to Devon Conway, Back of a length ball, on off, Conway looks to hook it away but cannot find the gap.
0.6 : Ishant Sharma to Tom Latham, On off, Latham is solid in his defense.
0.5 : Ishant Sharma to Tom Latham, Angles in a length ball, on off, Latham defends it back to the bowler.
0.6 : Shami to bowl from the other end then!