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Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid has donated INR 35,000 to Green Park’s groundsmen, according to PTI.

Dravid was impressed with the quality of wicket, which had something for batters and bowlers.

The first Test between India and New Zealand ended in a draw after the Indian bowlers failed to take last wicket. The hosts tried hard but Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel kept their wickets intact to force a draw in Kanpur.

Set 284 to win, New Zealand was 165-9 when umpire Nitin Menon called off play having checked light readings in each of the previous six overs.

Ravindra was unbeaten on 18 runs, while tailender Ajaz Patel faced 23 balls to score 2 not out. The last-wicket partnership faced 52 deliveries to deny India victory late on the fifth day.

Ravichandran Ashwin took 3-35 and fellow spinner Ravindra Jadeja had 4-40 as New Zealand lost six wickets for 66 runs either side of the tea break. Axar Patel also took 1-23.

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