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Rachin Ravinder batting gives hope for New Zealand victory

Ravindra raises New Zealand’s hopes for historic Test win over Australia.

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Rachin Ravinder batting exploits at Basin Reserve in Wellington. (Photo Source: New Zealand Cricket)

Ravindra heroes revive New Zealand Test win

Rachin Ravinder batting exploits at Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand had their hopes rekindled for a historic Test win against Australia, thanks to their young batting star Rachin Ravindra. Set a challenging target of 369 runs for New Zealand after Australia’s second innings collapse, Ravindra’s resilience coupled with the unlikely bowling of Glenn Phillips kept the Black Caps alive on the third day of the Test.

Australia have given New Zealand a chance to make a potential comeback with a poor batting performance. However, the Kiwis faced adverse conditions in the beginning and while chasing this difficult target, they lost three wickets for 59 runs. The atmosphere is tense as the home team enters the final two days as the possibility of rain looms.

24-year-old left-handed batsman Rachin Ravindra is raising hopes for New Zealand. Fresh from his maiden Test century against South Africa, Ravindra displayed maturity beyond his years and scored a half-century on his debut against Australia. His unbeaten 52-run partnership with Daryl Mitchell took the Black Caps to 111 for 3 at the end of the day.

Phillips’ spin bowling and Rachin Ravinder batting gives New Zealand a boost against Australia

Glenn Phillips, known more for his batting skills, surprised everyone with his part-time off-spin, taking 5 for 45. His bowling performance proved vital on a pitch where spinners dominated, a feat best accomplished by Daniel Vettori against Australia in 2005.

Despite the challenges posed by Australia’s bowlers, a solid performance from Rachin Ravindra has kept New Zealand in the match. After declaring himself in the recent ODI World Cup, Ravindra showed form by taking a duck in the first innings and overcoming aggressive fast bowling in the next innings. Completed his half-century by hitting a pull shot against Mitchell Starc.

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NZ Eyes Record Fourth-Innings Chase Against Australia

The Black Caps aim to score the highest score in the fourth innings against Australia. With 273 runs required to achieve a historic win, the contribution of young batting becomes crucial.

There were brilliant catches from Steve Smith and a brilliant performance from Phillips, who displayed his all-round skills. As the Black Caps eye a rare Test win over Australia, the unpredictable nature of the game is keeping fans on the edge of their seats. New Zealand’s hopes rest on the shoulders of Rachin Ravindra and his ability to lead the team to a remarkable comeback.

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