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Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson watch the match presentation

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 5th day

'We need to apply pressure for longer' - Williamson

Amid the disappointment of having lost a Test, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson felt the team had the skill to compete but has asked his team-mates to apply them for much longer durations

R Ashwin in his bowling stride

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 5th day

Player like Ashwin priceless in the Test side - Kohli

India's Test captain Virat Kohli hailed R Ashwin's impact and Ravindra Jadeja's relentlessness after India's 197-run win over New Zealand in the series and season opener in Kanpur

Cheteshwar Pujara lays into a short ball

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur

Asked Pujara to quicken up - Kohli

Virat Kohli has said he was involved in a discussion with Cheteshwar Pujara over his strike rate in Test cricket during India's recent tour of the West Indies

Luke Ronchi employed an aggressive approach from the outset

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 4th day

We'll fight till we lose - Jurgensen

Shane Jurgensen, New Zealand's bowling coach, has promised a fight from his side on the final day of the Kanpur Test. New Zealand need to bat out 98 overs with only six wickets in hand and 341 to win

R Ashwin removed New Zealand's top order on his own

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 4th day

'Williamson not a bad 200th scalp' - Ashwin

R Ashwin has chosen AB de Villiers' wicket in Nagpur last season, getting Kane Williamson twice in this Test and dismissing Kumar Sangakkara repeatedly in Sri Lanka last year as some of the special memories in his journey to 200 Test wickets

Kane Williamson's captaincy was tested on the third afternoon

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 4th day

New Zealand spinners must mimic India's relentlessness

New Zealand spinners had the conditions to work with. They do not have the experience bowling in them, but they will need to be more consistently accurate to give their batsmen a chance of competing

Kane Williamson used his feet to negate the spinners

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 3rd day

India v New Zealand: A classic that wasn't

At various points in their first innings, New Zealand's batsmen looked like they might defy the odds and give India a real scare; in the end, they did not quite manage that

Ravindra Jadeja removed Ross Taylor with a slider

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 3rd day

Ravindra Jadeja, maker of differences

A 41-run stand for the last wicket, and three tail-end wickets in one over. That is the very definition of "crucial" in a low-scoring contest

Rain delayed the start of the final session on the second day

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 2nd day

How a brief shower became a long delay

Boundary boards that didn't move to allow quicker removal of covers, an inexperienced ground staff, no PA system to let spectators know play is called off early. All packed in one day after celebrations of India's 500th Test