New Zealand batter Will Young was dismissed
cheaply during the closing stages of the fourth day’s play in the ongoing first
Test against India in Kanpur on Sunday. Young, who scored an impressive 89 in
the first innings, was adjudged LBW off Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling as India
got their first major breakthrough to cap a day of dominance.
However, the 29-year-old will feel hard done by
as replays showed the ball was drifting wide of leg stump after a sharp turn beat
the batsman and trapped him on the front foot. But the disappointing part of
the dismissal was Young and his partner Tom Latham’s inability to react in time
as their request to review the decision came after the countdown expired.
A batsman is given 15 seconds to decide whether
he wants to review the on-field umpire’s decision or not. After being adjudged
LBW, Young had a chat with his partner Latham. The discussion lasted a few
seconds longer than it should have as Young’s request to review the decision
was turned down by the umpire as the clock had run out.
It was a big blow for the visitors as India
have set a target of 284 runs for victory and the Kiwis will have to surpass the
West Indies’ record for the highest successful chase on Indian soil – of 276
runs achieved in 1987.
The Kane Williamson-led side resumed batting on Monday at four for the loss of one, with Latham (2*) and night
watchman Will Somerville (0) on the crease.
Reeling at 51 for the loss of five at one
stage, Iyer (65) added added 52 runs for the sixth wicket with Ashwin (32) and
64 runs for the seventh wicket with Wriddhiman Saha (61*) to put India in a commanding
Axar Patel, who took his fifth Test fifer in
the first innings, also contributed with a handy 28.