New Zealand lost the toss in the first test in Kanpur and had to hit the ball first.
The opening test for the two-game series in India and New Zealand began on Thursday (November 25) at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. When it comes to playing tests in Asia, it’s almost essential for the team to have the chance to beat the toss and hit the ball in four innings, just as spinners play. Luck was on Ajinkya Rahane’s side as India beat Toss and chose to choose the bat first.
new Zealand I lost four consecutive tosses on the tour. Their replacement T20I skipper, Tim Sauchy, lost all three tosses in a recent series with Rohit Sharma. India first whitened kiwi bowling twice and then batting first in a dead rubber game in Kolkata.
That said, Toss doesn’t play a big role in India’s T20I because of the presence of dew throughout the game. But when it comes to testing, it’s imperative that the visitor win the toss and bat first. And when Kiwi lost the toss in the first test, all-rounder Jimmy Nisham didn’t seem to be happy at all.
He is known for his witty tweets and replies on social media, and left-handed people came up with hilarious tweets. “Can someone take a closer look at those coins? Nisham tweeted after Kane Williamson mistakenly called it in Kanpur’s toss.
Can someone take a closer look at those coins? 🙄 #INDvNZ
— Jimmy Neesh (@JimmyNeesh) November 25, 2021
England won the test in India earlier this year
England knows the importance of winning the toss early in the test series in India. NS Joe RootIn the first test in Chennai earlier this year, the leaders were lucky in that regard. They chose to choose the bat first and, thanks to the glittering double century of the route, recorded a total of 578 runs in the first inning. By the end of England’s first innings, the pitch had begun to change.
India was bundled with 337 runs in its first essay, with spinners Dombeth and Jack Ruetsch having many successes, collecting only 192 runs in two innings. It’s no wonder Jimmy Nisham wasn’t happy after New Zealand lost his fourth toss on the tour.