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Shreyas Iyer Reveals Why India Declared Late On Day 4 Of Kanpur Test 

Indian batter Shreyas Iyer mentioned that India can win the primary Test with its formidable spin assault.

Iyer, who scored a century in his debut innings, as soon as once more top-scored for India with 65 runs from 125 balls.

Iyer joined forces with wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha (61*) in a 64-run stand earlier than his innings was perished by Tim Southee.

We wanted to get to a aggressive complete: Shreyas Iyer

All-rounder Axar Patel scored an unbeaten 28 as India declared at 234 for seven because the hosts set the Black Caps for a goal of 284.

Iyer mentioned there wasn’t a lot taking place on the pitch and that’s why they needed to declare after posting a aggressive rating.

To be honest, there wasn’t much happening on the wicket. We needed to get to a competitive total, maybe around 275-280,” Iyer mentioned on the finish of the day’s play.

Shreyas Iyer. Credits: BCCI

“The talk was to get to a competitive total and I feel that it’s a really good total. We have real spin power, so hopefully, we can get the job done tomorrow. We have spin power,” he added.

We need to think about our spinners: Shreyas Iyer

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin received the wicket of Will Young to get the primary wicket of New Zealand of their chase. New Zealand wants 280 runs extra to win the primary Test.

Iyer mentioned that something greater than 250 was sufficient for the workforce to win given the standard of spinners they’ve.

We have to have faith in our spinners and know they can really put them under pressure on the final day,” Iyer mentioned.

Axar Patel and KS Bharat
Axar Patel and KS Bharat have a good time Tom Latham’s wicket. Image-Twitter

“I thought 250-odd including the lead was more than enough on this wicket, and fortunately we got some more,” he added.

Iyer turned the primary Indian participant to attain 100 and a fifty on his debut match in Test cricket.

Former Indian participant Sunil Gavaskar is the one different batter to attain fifty-plus scores in each innings on debut.

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