Team India head coach Rahul Dravid praised the players for their 'fighting spirit' and 'composure' they showed in the now-concluded Day 5 of the first Test against New Zealand, here at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.
New Zealand's Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel came up with a determined performance to hold off the Indian spinners in the final hour of the Test to earn a commendable draw as the hosts ended the Test one wicket away from victory.
Poor light had a major effect on the match and the head coach also agreed on the same. Yeah, we were expecting it. We knew that the light kinda dipped a bit at that point in time, how it has been happening for every day.
Not very difficult, the guys were pretty switched on and I thought we showed great composure, great fighting spirit to be able to work very hard in the last session, even on a very unresponsive pitch, so I think the guys did well by taking eight wickets after lunch, said Rahul Dravid during a virtual post-match press-conference.