Sunday, Apr 02, 2023

IND Vs NZ, 2nd Test, Day 2: India Take 332-Run Lead After Dismissing New Zealand For 62 - Highlights

IND Vs NZ, 2nd Test, Day 2: India Take 332-Run Lead After Dismissing New Zealand For 62 - Highlights

Catch Day 2 highlights and cricket scores of second India vs New Zealand Test match, being played in Mumbai. Azaj Patel made history but India took complete control.

Mayank Agarwal, left, and Cheteshwar Pujara., right, were unbeaten on 38 and 29 runs respectively as India reached 69/0 in 21 overs in the second innings. Courtesy: BCCI

India extended their overall lead to 332 runs after bowling out New Zealand for 62 in their first innings of the second Test in Mumbai on Saturday. At stumps on the second day, India were 69 for no loss in their second innings. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara were batting on 38 and 29, respectively after India decided against enforcing follow-on despite taking a huge first-innings lead of 263 runs. Catch Day 2 highlights and cricket scores of the second India vs New Zealand Test match.


Earlier in the day, New Zealand left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel became only the third player in Test cricket to pick all 10 wickets in an innings in India's first innings total of 325 all out. Opener Mayank Agarwal top-scored for the home team with a fine 150, hitting 17 boundaries and four sixes during his long stay in the middle. Axar Patel contributed 52 runs down the order as India crossed 300 before Ajaz wrapped up the innings to finish with incredible figures of 10/119 in 47.5 overs. The Indian bowlers hit back in style to bundle out the visitors for just 62 for a massive lead.

15:20 PM IST: Stumps

William Somerville with his second over. Six from it, including a four off the fourth, hit by Mayank Agarwal. And stumps. India lead by 332 runs. IND - 69/0 (21)

15:15 PM IST:  India's Lead Grows

Rachin Ravindra gets his first over. Mayank Agarwal hits the second ball for a four. India lead by 326 runs. IND - 63/0 (20)

16:50 PM IST: Drinks

Kyle Jamieson with his third over. Mayank Agarwal pulls the fourth ball for a four to bring up a fifty-run stand with Cheteshwar Pujara. In the previous over, Pujara survived a sure LBW off the last ball. Ajaz Patel unlucky. India lead by 313 runs. IND - 50/0 (15)

16:27 PM IST: Lead Nears 300

New Zealand still operating with two bowlers. Both the India openers, Mayank Agarwal (12) and Cheteshwar Pujara (18), look fairly comfortable so far. India lead by 293 runs. IND - 30/0 (10)

16:19 PM IST:  Pace-Spin Attack

Tim Southee and Ajaz Patel bowling in tandem. Four overs each now. India lead by 289 runs. IND - 26/0 (8)

16:01 PM IST:  Pujara Fours

Cheteshwar Pujara hits 10-wicket hero Ajaz Patel two fours in the second over. India extend lead to 276 runs. Patel shares the new ball with Tim Southee. IND - 13/0 (3)

15:50 PM IST: No Follow On

India will bat for the second time after taking a 263-run lead. Cheetshwar Pujara to open with Mayank Agarwal. Shubman Gill, who was hit on the elbow earlier in the day, is not fit to bat.

15:42 PM IST: Innings Break

Shreyas Iyer takes a stunning catch to wrap up the New Zealand first innings. And the second wicket for Axar Patel. Kyle Jamieson out for 17 off 36. India take a 263-run first innings lead. NZ - 62 all out (28.1)

15:38 PM IST: Ashwin gets 4th

Ashwin gets his fourth. He gets Will Somerville, caught by Mohd Siraj for 26-ball duck. New Zealand 62/9 

15:15 PM IST: NZ in tatters

Has the pitch deteriorated completely? Ravi Ashwin now has two wickets in an over as New Zealand are 54/8. Ashwin dismisses Tom Blundell for 8 before removing Tim Southee for a duck. 

14:40 PM IST: Jayant strikes

Jayant Yadav also has one now. He dismisses Rachin Ravindra for 4. New Zealand 38/6

14:30 PM IST: Ashwin strikes 

What a delivery from Ravi Ashwin first up. Henry Nicholls tries to play for the turn, misses it completely to see his timbers shattered. Nicholls goes for 7. New Zealand in major trouble, 31/5 in reply to India's 321  

14:02 PM IST: Axar strikes

Axar joins the party. It's been raining wickets here in Mumbai today. Axar traps Daryl Mitchell plumb in front. New Zealand 27/4. So far 10 wickets have fallen on the day.  

13:48 PM IST: Siraj on fire

Another one bites the dust for New Zealand and it's Mohammed Siraj again. He cleans up Ross Taylor for 1.   

13:38 PM IST: Two in an over for Siraj

Two in an over for Siraj. What a start he has given to India. After Will Young, Siraj sends Tom Latham packing for 10. New Zealand 15/2

13:29 PM IST: Siraj Strikes

Mohammed Siraj strikes early. Will Young, caught by Virat Kohli for 4. New Zealand 10/1

13:28 PM IST: NZ come out to bat

Will Young and Tom Latham start the batting for New Zealand. Kiwis 10/0 

13:01 PM IST: 10 wickets for Ajaz 

Ajaz Patel dismisses Jayant Yadav and Mohammed Siraj to get all the 10 Indian wickets in Mumbai. India all out for 321. Ajaz joins the elite company of  Jim Laker and Anil Kumble to take all the 10 wickets in an innings in Tests.

12:56 PM IST: Ajaz's 8

Wicket No.8 for Ajaz Patel. Axar Patel's fine knock of 52 comes to an end, LBW. Ajaz needs just two more to catch Anil Kumble in taking all 10 wickets in a Test match innings. 

12:50 PM IST: Axar's 50

Fifty for Axar Patel, his first in Tests. India 316/7.  

12:28 PM IST: Axar nears fifty

Axar Patel (48*) hits Will Somerville for a four and a six to get India past 300. India 305/7 

12:26 PM IST: Mayank departs for 151

Gone! Mayank Agarwal, who just reached 150 with a four off Ajaz Patel is out on the next ball, caught behind by Tom Blundell. Mayank departs for 151. Ajaz gets another. Can he finish with 10 wickets?  India 291/7 

11:34 AM IST: Lunch

It's been session India barring the two wickets of Wriddhiman Saha and Ravi Ashwin. Mayank Agarwal has been rock solid during his stay while Axar Patel is batting at 32 off 98 balls.  

11:19 AM IST: 50-run stand

50-run partnership between Axar Patel and Mayank Agarwal. Mayank (143*) and Axar (28*). India 274/6 

10:35 AM IST: Good show by Axar 

Axar Patel (22*) has provided India with the much-needed batting option down the order. He played a perfect second fiddle in the last Test. He is doing it here too. Inda 258/6. Mayank Agarwal still batting at 133.    

10:15 AM IST: 250 up for India

250 comes up for India with a flick from Azar Patel off Tim Southee. A second new ball has been taken. India 251/6

9:51 AM IST: Stats

Ajaz Patel becomes the first New Zealand spinner to register a fifer in the first innings of a Test match in India. The previous best was Jeetan Patel's 4/100 in Hyderabad in 2012.

9:45 AM IST: Fifer for Ajaz

Trouble for India. Ajaz Patel picks up Wriddiman Saha and Ravichandran Ashwin in consecutive deliveries to push India in backfoot. Third five-wicket haul for Ajaz in Tests. India 228/6

9:36 AM IST: Maiden over to start

A maiden over to start the day from Tim Southee. Meanwhile, the weather looks clear with blue skies overhead. India 221/4 

9:16 AM IST: Hello

Hello and welcome to the Day 2 of the second and final Test match between India and New Zealand in Mumbai. Day 1 belonged to Mayank Agarwal and the right-hander will aim to build on the momentum. A total of 98 overs to be bowled on the day.

It was quite a dramatic first day in Mumbai on Friday. Rain robbed the entire first session and then when India batted after winning the toss against New Zealand, the hosts suffered a top order meltdown, Virat Kohli's dismissal generated some controversy and Mayank Agarwal's century finally cooled nerves in the Wankhede dressing room.

The suspense over who will make way for Kohli in the Indian playing XI proved to be a damp squib. The BCCI released a press statement in the morning saying Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma were injured and would miss the Mumbai Test. What took BCCI so long to communicate this is another question.

Effectively, all the talk about of an out-of-form Mayank Agarwal making way for Virat Kohli fell flat! Kohli replaced Rahane, Mohammed Siraj came in for Ishant Sharma and off-spinner Jayant Yadav replaced Jadeja.

Mayank Agarwal took full advantage of this opportunity. The opener rescued India from a precarious position (80 for 3) as India reached 221 for 4 at stumps.

Ending a 13-innings streak of poor form, Agarwal finished the day at 120 not out, while Wriddhiman Saha was unbeaten on 25. Their fifth-wicket partnership was worth 61 runs and was looking good for more when bad light ended play.

Ajaz Patel took 4 for 73 in 29 overs to put a dent in the Indian top-order, with Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli both falling for ducks.


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