IND vs NZ 2021: Gary Stead and Rahul Dravid will be rivals again, after 22 years

IND vs NZ 2021: In the first Test, India will face New Zealand. In Kanpur’s Green Park, in a two-match series. After 22 years, coaches Rahul Dravid and Gary Stead will be rivals once again. Dravid and Stead’s Test careers are short. During his career, he only appeared in five games. In addition, he scored 278 runs at a 34.75 average. In eight Test innings, he had two fifties. Stead played one of his five Tests in India. During New Zealand’s 1999 visit to the country. The third Test of the three-match series was won 1-0 by India. Since it was in this game, the Ahmedabad Test is historic. In addition, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar made his first double century. Since his Test debut a decade ago, it’s been a long time coming.

Furthermore, Tendulkar scored 217 while Sadagopan Ramesh and Sourav Ganguly also scored hundreds. Also, the hosts batted first after winning the toss. And India declared on 583 for 7, but New Zealand displayed their trademark resolve to eke out a draw. In Ahmedabad, Dravid did not have a memorable Test. In the first inning, Dravid scored 33 runs on 64 pitches. In the second, he was caught for 12 off 20.

IND vs NZ 2021: Gary Stead and Rahul Dravid will be rivals again, after 22 years

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IND vs NZ 2021: Rahul Dravid had a good series, hitting 239 runs in three Tests. With a high of 144 and an average of 39.83. Stead also had an important role in New Zealand. After being removed for 17 in the first innings by Anil Kumble. In the second, he put up a strong 78. Which remained the best Test score of his career.

Lastly, the Indians had set New Zealand. Also, an improbable 424 for victory in the match. The Kiwis had to bat for over a day to save the Test and Stead. Moreover, he occupied the crease for 221 minutes during which he faced 173 balls. Gary Stead featured in a first-wicket stand of 131 with Matt Horne 41 off 164, which lasted 54.3 overs.

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