Staff India’s head coach Rahul Dravid had reportedly paid Rs 35,000 to the groundsmen for getting ready a sporting pitch for the primary Take a look at towards New Zealand on the Inexperienced Park in Kanpur.
India and New Zealand ended the engrossing Take a look at match in a draw after the guests remained agency within the last session to finish at 165 for 9.
New Zealand tail-enders Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel displayed a rock-solid defence within the last 9 overs of the sport to defy the Indian spinners.
India simply wanted one wicket to seal the sport, however the New Zealand spinners have been nice at blocking the balls to disclaim them a victory.
In February, when the England cricket staff had toured India for the four-match Take a look at collection, they have been routed by the hosts 3-1. There was plenty of foul cry over the pitches, which was alleged to help the Indian spinners predominantly.
Rahul Dravid has paid Rs 35,000 personally to our groundsmen: UPCA
The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Affiliation (UPCA) introduced within the press field that Dravid had paid to the groundsmen personally for the pitch.
“We wish to make an official announcement. As reported by information company PTI, Mr Rahul Dravid has paid Rs 35,000 personally to our groundsmen,” the state affiliation board introduced within the press field after the match.
Ravichandran Ashwin (3/35) and Ravindra Jadeja (4/40) bowled stupendously within the last session to select the wickets of the Black Caps.
New Zealand opener Tom Latham was the very best run-scorer for the guests. He stitched a 76-run stand with William Somerville, who got here in as a nightwatchman on Day 4.
Shreyas Iyer awarded the Participant of the Match award
Shreyas Iyer, who scored 105 and 65 for India in his debut Take a look at, was adjudged because the participant of the match award.
Iyer grew to become the primary Indian participant to attain 100 and a fifty in his debut Take a look at. Solely legendary Indian batter Sunil Gavaskar scored two fifty-plus innings in his first Take a look at.