India dominated day 4 in Kanpur setting the Kiwis a target of 284 after declaring their second innings at 234/7. Bowling just four overs, Ravichandran Ashwin also took a wicket giving India an advantage heading into fay five. It was a day that belonged to India who made a comeback into the Test match after being rocked at 51/5 inside the first hour.
With the light fading at the end of play, India started with their spinners in the second innings. Bowling his second over, Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Will Young LBW. Young was not sure about whether to take the DRS and by the time he took it, he was a bit too late. It was a flighted delivery that kept really low and hit Young on the front pad, he had a good forward stride too. Te impact was around the middle stump and the replays showed that it was missing the stumps comfortably as it spun down the leg side. Thus the opener would have saved his wicket if he would have taken the review on time as the replays confirmed that the ball was missing the stumps.
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Will Young’s Moment Of Brain fade
Young’s took a little more time to have his conversation with Latham and was caught napping about the time. When the ticker went to zero, Young decided to go for the review only to find out that he was late in doing so.
The Indian fielders were aware of the situation and brought the same to the notice of umpire Virender Sharma who ruled him out initially.
Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer spoke after the day’s play about his performance in the Test match. He is the first batsman to score a century and a fifty in the same Test match.
” I wasn’t thinking too far ahead, was just focusing on the present. (On being the first Indian to score a ton and a fifty in debut Test) Yeah, I knew about it. When I came back, one of my teammates told me about it. Yeah, many others have done it from other teams but I was told I am the first from India. It feels good but the most important thing is to win the match. Rahul Sir had told me to bat as many balls as possible and I was determined to do that. We felt that 250 including the first innings lead would have been a good score, so we’re very happy with where we are now” said Iyer.