Axar Patel's five wickets against New Zealand on Day 3 turned the tide in India's favour as the Kiwis lost nine wickets for 99 runs despite having a 151-run opening wicket stand in Kanpur.
Axar Patel finished with figures 34-6-62-5, his fifth fifer in seven innings, as New Zealand lost their last nine wickets for 99 runs to be all out for 296 in reply to India's first innings total of 345.
In reply to India's 345, New Zealand were bowled out for 296 runs, thanks to Axar Patel's fifth fifer in seven innings. India finish the day at 14/1, leading by 63 runs.
New Zealand openers Will Young and Tom Latham were unbeaten on 75 and 50 runs respectively as the visitors made a strong reply to India's 345 all on Day 2 of the first Test in Kanpur.
Shreyas Iyer won his India cap in the first IND vs NZ Test in Kanpur. It remains to be seen whether Iyer will play when Virat Kohli returns in the second Test in Mumbai.
If Shreyas Iyer scores another century in the first Test against New Zealand, he will become the first Indian batter to hit a ton in each innings of the debut Test match. He scored 105 in the first innings.
Shreyas Iyer becomes the 16th Indian to score a century on Test debut which includes current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly in the list. Iyer's 105 off 171 balls was studded with 13 fours and two sixes.
Tom Latham (50 not out) and Will Young (75 not out) showed great courage to not lose a wicket against a formidable Indian bowling attack in reply host's 345 all out in the first innings in Kanpur.
Shreyas Iyer made his Test debut memorable with an unbeaten half-century to rescue India from a precarious position on the first day of the first match against New Zealand at the Green Park in Kanpur.
Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja hit fifties in their unbeaten century stand to help India fight back against New Zealand in the first Test. India were 258/4 in 84 overs at the close of Day 1.
India were stuttering at 145/4 in 49.2 overs when Kyle Jamieson removed skipper Ajinkya Rahane. But an unbeaten century stand between Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja turned the table against New Zealand on Day 1 of the first Test.
Get here Day 1 highlights and cricket scores of first India vs New Zealand Test at Green Park, Kanpur. India fought back to reach 258/4 in 84 overs when bad light stopped play.
This two-match India vs New Zealand series will be a great opportunity for a young man like Shreyas Iyer to impress the national selectors and take his Test career forward.
The last time New Zealand played in Kanpur in 2016, India hammered the Kiwis by 197 runs with Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin taking a fifer each.
Ajinkya Rahane will be leading the Indian side in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli. Virat will be back in the squad for the second Test in Mumbai.
Kyle Jamieson has played a key role in New Zealand winning the last three Tests against India, including the World Test Championship final at Lord's.
India captain Ajinkya Rahane has confirmed that Shreyas Iyer will be making his Test debut against New Zealand in Kanpur on Thursday.
India and New Zealand will play a two-match Test series, starting on November 25. Get full schedule, TV listings and live streaming details of the India vs New Zealand Test series here.
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