Black Caps hold on for draw against India

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New Zealand has held out India on the final day to draw the first test against India.

Needing 284 to win in their final turn at bat, New Zealand finished on 165-9 when bad light ended play with just over 10 minutes remaining in Kanpur.

The final day started well for New Zealand with Tom Latham and nightwatchman Will Somerville surviving the first session. However, after lunch, New Zealand slipped from118-2 to 155-9.

The final pair of batters, Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel saw out 52 balls for the draw.

Ravindra, playing his first Test, and Patel did enough to survive and earn New Zealand, who beat India in the World Test Championship final in June, a draw.

India captain Virat Kohli is expected to return for the second Test, which starts on Friday. However, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami have been rested for the two-match series.

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