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Axar Patel's fifer powers India to bowl out New Zealand for 296, hosts 49 runs ahead INDvNZ
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Axar Patel's fifer powers India to bowl out New Zealand for 296, hosts 49 runs ahead

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Nov 2021, 04:29 pm

Kanpur/IBNS: A five-wicket haul by Axar Patel, backed by other bowlers, helped India to make a comeback in the first Test against New Zealand, who were bowled out for 296 on the third day of the contest here on Saturday.

Though the visitors were going strong, the New Zealand batters were tamed by Patel, who picked five for 62 including the wicket of Tom Latham, who missed his hundred by five runs.

Will Young, who scored 89, was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin, who picked three valuable wickets.

Apart from Latham and Young, the entire Kiwi batting line up collapsed, falling short of India's first innings total of 345.