Hello and welcome to our live blog of day four of the 1st Test between India and New Zealand at the Basin Reserve, Wellington on Monday. We are all set to begin Day 4 which could also be the final day of this Test match. The two overnight batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari are out to resume their innings. The New Zealand players are out in the middle too. Trent Boult will start with the ball for the hosts and Rahane to face the first ball of the day. Also Read - Virat Kohli, RCB Captain, Starts Working For Covid-19 Relief After BCCI Suspend IPL 2021 Indefinitely | PICS

The moving day, i.e., Day 3 belonged to the hosts who have managed to get the top 4 Indian batters. New Zealand will look to pick up the rest of the wickets as quickly as possible and keep India to a minimal score. India, on the other hand, have two of their most defensively astute batters out in the middle. The pair of Rahane and Vihari managed to see off the day and their first aim in the morning will be to wipe out the deficit without any further more damage. It is said that the best days to bat in New Zealand in a Test match are Day 4 and 5 so will India finally put on a better display with the willow in this Test or will it be New Zealand who will run away with it?
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Live Updates

  • 5:42 AM IST

    That’ that!
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  • 5:33 AM IST

    Three now! On the pads, this is worked through square leg. Longer side of the ground and hence, the ball slows down as it gets to the fence. Three taken. Two to win now. Two balls left in this over. Can they win it in this over itself?

  • 5:33 AM IST

    FOUR! Another five runs needed! Full and outside off, it is a half volley. Latham creams it through covers and the ball races away to the fence.

  • 5:33 AM IST

    So New Zealand are probably a few overs away from taking a 1-0 lead in this series! An excellent performance by the bowlers have ensured this game does not last for more than one session on Day 4. Boult and Southee got rid of the overnight batters within the first 5 overs of the day. Pant and Ishant then forged a stand and took India into the lead. The two though fell in quick succession and Bumrah also did not show a lot of fight. Poor by India actually, they surrendered quite easily today. A fight was actually expected of them but they have been bowled out in just over an hour.

  • 5:33 AM IST

    OUT! CAUGHT! That is a ruppa from Mitchell, the substitute! A one-hander. Also, FIFER FOR SOUTHEE. He has taken 9 for the game. An excellent performance from the veteran. He has really led from the front. He bowls a full ball here outside off, Bumrah looks to guide it down to third man but it goes uppishly to the right of Daryl who sticks his right hand out and low. It sticks. INDIA HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 191! NEW ZEALAND 9 RUNS TO WIN!

  • 5:32 AM IST

    OUT! TAKEN! A good catch by Boult! Pant holes out. The second new ball does the trick for the hosts. It is on the pads, Pant flicks it uppishly towards fine leg. Boult there, takes a good catch diving forward. The last recognized batter is out of here.

  • 5:02 AM IST

    DROPPED! Another life for Ishant! The change in bowling almost works! Full and around off, Ishant strokes it uppishly to the right of short cover but Southee spills it. Should have taken that.

  • 4:50 AM IST

    FOUR! Length ball and around off, Pant gets on one knee and swings it hard through mid-wicket and fetches a boundary.

  • 4:41 AM IST

    OUT! LBW! Another one bites the dust! Southee gets Ashwin for the second time. India in serious danger of losing the game by an innings! Southee got Ashwin with an outswinger in the first innings and this time the inswinger does the trick. It is full and it starts tailing back in from off. Ashwin plants his front foot a little too across and then tries to flick. Misses. The ball hits him on the pads. An appeal goes up and so does the finger. New Zealand only need another three wickets. They still lead by 31. Ashwin could consider himself a touch unlucky as Hawk Eye shows that is just clipping the leg pole.

  • 4:23 AM IST

    FOUR! Poor delivery and Ashwin gets off the mark here. Southee bowls one down the leg side and Ashwin just gets some bat on the ball. The ball flies past the diving keeper and into the fine leg fence for a boundary.