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India vs New Zealand Highlights, 2nd Test, Day 1: Ton-up Mayank, Saha take India to 221/4 at Stumps

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IND vs NZ Live Score, 2nd Test, Day 1: Mayank Agarwal plays a shot on the first day of the 2nd Test.
IND vs NZ Live Score, 2nd Test, Day 1: Mayank Agarwal plays a shot on the first day of the 2nd Test.

India vs New Zealand Highlights, 2nd Test, Day 1: Mayank Agarwal slammed his fourth Test century as he remained unbeaten on 120 to guide India to 221/4 at the end of Day 1. Wriddhiman Saha (25*) remained unbeaten alongside Mayank as the hosts looked strong at the end of the day. Earlier, India made a good start with Shubman Gill (44) partnering Mayank to an 80-run opening partnership before Ajaz Patel struck thrice in quick succession to put India in trouble. Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli were both dismissed on a duck, but Shreyas Iyer (18) helped stabilise the Indian innings alongside Mayank before Saha eventually took charge and ensured a strong finish to the day. Earlier, Kohli won the toss and opted to bat.  ...Read More

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Dec 3, 2021 5:30 PM IST

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 1: India 221/4 at Stumps

It has been a good day for India, largely thanks to Mayank Agarwal who stays unbeaten on 120. Shubman Gill (44) made a good start alongside Mayank before both, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli were dismissed on a duck. Shreyas Iyer (18) then helped stabilise the Indian innings with Mayank and Wriddhiman Saha (25*) looked strong as India closed Day 1 on a strong note.

Dec 3, 2021 5:26 PM IST

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Live: Mayank goes big!

This is confident batting from the Indian opener. Tom Latham brings the fielder from long-off up to mid-on, teasing Mayank to go for a biggie. The opener says thank you and steps out to send a fuller of a length delivery into the stands over the long-off boundary!

India 221/4

Dec 3, 2021 5:22 PM IST

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Live Updates: India 213/4

Another over from Tim Southee safely negotiated by Mayank. A single off the last ball of the over as Mayank opens the face of the bat to guide the ball through square.

Dec 3, 2021 5:18 PM IST

India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Live: Laxman lauds Mayank

Dec 3, 2021 5:14 PM IST

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Live: India 210/4

Mayank Agarwal continues to play it safe against the seamers as he doesn't bother fishing for deliveries on the fifth stump line. 

Dec 3, 2021 5:04 PM IST

India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Live: Drinks

It has been a promising partnership from Mayank and Saha so far, with both batters not shying away from punishing the bad deliveries despite a nervy Day 1 for India. Mayank Agarwal's ton brought an end to an 11-year long home drought of Indian openers scoring a century against New Zealand.

India 207/4

Dec 3, 2021 4:58 PM IST

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Live: India 207/4

Wriddhiman Saha has looked strong since arriving at the crease. He goes for the paddle sweep again – this time against Ajaz Patel for three runs. 

Dec 3, 2021 4:51 PM IST

India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Live: Right on the money

Ajaz has been the best bowler of the day so far and he beats Mayank's edge straightaway with the delivery turning away. Pitches it a little fuller of good length, drawing Mayank to play forward defence and beats his outside edge.

2 runs off the over. 200 for India.

Dec 3, 2021 4:48 PM IST

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Live: Ajaz Patel back in attack

Ajaz replaces Rachin Ravindra, who had been conceding significantly from the other end.

Dec 3, 2021 4:43 PM IST

India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Live: India 198/4 

Wriddhiman Saha is finding a boundary almost every over now. He has hit three fours and a six in his unbeaten 20 so far, as India are closing on the 200-run mark.

Dec 3, 2021 4:37 PM IST

IND vs NZ Live Updates: 100 for Mayank Agarwal!

WHAT AN INNINGS! 4th Test century for Mayank Agarwal.

Mayank throws a punch in the air and yells loud after reaching the mark with a boundary. One can sense the relief in that celebration – Mayank hasn't been a consistent part of the XI due to his poor outings in his last few Tests, and also lost his place in the side to KL Rahul earlier this year. A remarkable comeback from the opener!

Dec 3, 2021 4:35 PM IST

IND vs NZ Live: Saha, Mayank keep scoreboard ticking

6 runs off Ravindra'as over. It almost seems Saha has continued from his innings in the previous Test. Full from Ravindra and Saha plays a paddle sweep for a boundary.

India 187/4 in 58 overs

Dec 3, 2021 4:29 PM IST

India vs New Zealand: 181/4 in 56 overs

Mayank Agarwal finishes Rachin Ravindra's over with a four, as he moves to 95. Short from Ravindra and Mayank goes down on one leg and pulls it away from a boundary.

Dec 3, 2021 4:24 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Wriddhiman Saha on fire 

Wriddhiman Saha stands outside his crease against Kyle Jamieson and plays an elegant drive towards the cover region for a four. The timing was so good and it tells that he wants to go big yet again. He had scored 61* in his previous inning in Kanpur. IND: 177-4 

Dec 3, 2021 4:19 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Wriddhiman Saha hits a massive SIX  

Wriddhiman Saha advances down the track and hits Ajaz Patel for a six straight over his head. Eight runs come off the over. IND: 173-4 

Dec 3, 2021 4:11 PM IST

IND vs NZ: 100 in sights for Mayank Agarwal 

Three runs come off Mayank Agarwal's previous over as IND reach 164/4. He is now 11 runs away from completing his century. 

Dec 3, 2021 4:04 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Drinks 

Refreshments are coming in for the players as India reach 161-4. Mayank Agarwal is batting on 86, while Wriddhiman Saha is yet to open his account. 

Dec 3, 2021 3:55 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Wriddhiman Saha joins Mayank Agarwal  

Wriddhiman Saha is the new man in as Kyle Jamieson, who is brought back into the attack, starts off with a maiden. IND: 160-4 

Dec 3, 2021 3:49 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel picks his fourth wicket 

Ajaz Patel misses his length and line and pitches it up down the leg side and Shreyas Iyer whacks it for a boundary in the fine-leg region. Meanwhile, the bowler recovers quick and strikes in the following delivery as he breaks the 80-run stand between Mayank Agarwal and Shreyas Iyer. The latter is caught-behind on 18. India lose their fourth wicket. IND: 160-4 

Dec 3, 2021 3:44 PM IST

IND vs NZ: 150 up for India 

An excellent effort in the deep by Mitchell Santner. Shreyas Iyer goes for the aerial route but finds the fielder right at the boundary rope, who manages to keep the ball in play. Fotunate for the batter that it didn't land in his pouch, could have been an easy catch. 

Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal continues his attack against Somerville and gets a boundary towards the long on fence and then ends the over with a sweep, which fetches another boundary. 150 up for the hosts. IND: 156-3 

Dec 3, 2021 3:35 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Mayank Agarwal targets Somerville

It is becoming more and more difficult to keep Mayank Agarwal quiet. He targets William Somerville and the bowler ends up conceding 12 runs. Starts off with a couple, which almost looked like a boundary before a brilliant effort by Ajaz Patel saved two runs for his side. Then follows it up with a gigantic six over the long-on fence. The second boundary of the over comes in the form of byes, as the ball pitched on the leg side beats the wicket-keeper and the leg slip. IND: 144-3 

Dec 3, 2021 3:31 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Wasim Jaffer on Kohli's dismissal 

Dec 3, 2021 3:29 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Mayank Agarwal switches gear 

Mayank Agarwal charges down the track against Ajaz Patel and whacks him over the cover fielder for a boundary. He then hits him again almost in the same region, which also fetches him a boundary. With this the 50-run partnership also come up between him and Shreyas Iyer. IND: 132-3 

Dec 3, 2021 3:20 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Mayank, Iyer steady things down 

The pair of Mayank Agarwal and Shreyas Iyer is keeping the scorecard ticking, a good sign for India. Together they've added 41 runs in very short time. IND: 121-3 

Dec 3, 2021 3:17 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Excellent drive by Mayank Agarwal 

Great timing by Mayank Agarwal on the off-side as he hits the ball between the cover and extra cover fielder. Beats them and races towards the fence for a four. He then nudges the ball for a single as five runs come off the over. IND: 121-3 

Dec 3, 2021 3:10 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Misfield by Latham  

Shreyas Iyer punches the ball towards the cover region and it goes straight towards Tom Latham but the ball goes right between his legs for a four. Meanwhile, just that boundary come off the over bowled by Tim Southee. IND: 115/3 

Dec 3, 2021 3:06 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Important session for both sides 

Ajaz Patel starts off with a maiden as it will be an important session for both the sides. India would not want to lose any more wickets, while New Zealand will look to capitalise after what they achieved in the first session. IND: 111-3 

Dec 3, 2021 3:04 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Action resumes 

The players are back on the field as Mayank Agarwal will be on strike. New Zealand start with Ajaz Patel. 

Dec 3, 2021 2:54 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Most ducks as Indian Captain in a calendar year

Virat Kohli's dismissal on duck earlier in the day saw the Indian captain feature in an unwanted list. He is the fourth Indian captain to be dismissed the most number of times on duck in a calendar year. 

4 Bishan Bedi in 1976

4 Kapil Dev in 1983

4 MS Dhoni in 2011

4 Virat Kohli in 2021*

Dec 3, 2021 2:43 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Tea 

We are done with the first session of the day and New Zealand will be the happier side going back. They eliminated the threat Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli, dismissing the duo on ducks. Shubman Gill showed good resilience adding 80 runs for the opening wicket with Mayank Agarwal. Meanwhile, Agarwal completes his fifth Test half-century. IND: 111-3 

Dec 3, 2021 2:41 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Mayank Agarwal completes 50 

A brilliant push towards the gully region off Rachin Ravindra fetches Mayank Agarwal a boundary. With this he also brings up his half-century. This is his fifth half-century in Tests. 

Dec 3, 2021 2:39 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Solid defense by Iyer 

Another maiden over by Ajaz Patel but some solid defense work by Shreyas Iyer. He stops the ball right in front of his legs, shows the touch he is enjoying. IND: 106/3 

Dec 3, 2021 2:31 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Mayank Agarwal inches towards 50 

Mayank Agarwal is inching towards his 50 as he smashes Ajaz Patel for yet another four to end the over. He is playing on 46. IND: 105/3 

Dec 3, 2021 2:26 PM IST

IND vs NZ: India go past 100 

Poor poor delivery by Tim Southee, misses his line completely and bowls way down the leg side far from Tom Blundell's reach. The ball races to the boundary ropes. Meanwhile, Iyer plays a wonderful cover drive as India go past the 100-run mark. IND: 101-3  

Dec 3, 2021 2:22 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Mayank Agarwal eases some pressure 

Mayank Agarwal tries to ease some pressure and takes on New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel. The opener hits him for a six and follows it up with a boundary as India reach 91-3. 

Dec 3, 2021 2:20 PM IST

IND vs NZ: All eyes on Shreyas Iyer 

All eyes on set batter Mayank Agarwal and Shreyas Iyer, who is coming into the match after a spectacular show in Kanpur. Can the pair help India rescue from this tricky situation.

Dec 3, 2021 2:16 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli out

After Pujara, Ajaz Patel gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli. The India captain walks back on 0. However, the decision was not clear as there's a debate of Kohli getting an inside edge before it hit the pads. Anyways, it's bad news for India and Kohli as the captain's return to Test cricket starts on a disappointing note. Meanwhile, Patel picks his third wicket of the innings. IND: 80/3 

Dec 3, 2021 2:07 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Pujara departs on duck 

Ajaz Patel continues to impress, a huge LBW shout by the Kiwi fielders close by and Pujara is the batter involved. New Zealand have gone for the DRS, TV replay confirms the ball was not hitting the stumps. However, the second ball and he has cleaned him up on 0. India lose wickets in quick succession. IND: 80/2 

Dec 3, 2021 1:59 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Pujara vs Southee 

Senior batter Cheteshwar Pujara has arrived in the middle and New Zealand switch to pace. Tim Southee brought back in the attack. IND: 80/1

Dec 3, 2021 1:56 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Gill departs 

A ball after Tom Blundell misses a great stumping opportunity, Shubman Gill edges the ball straight to Ross Taylor at slips. He departs on 44. India lose their 1st wicket. 

Dec 3, 2021 1:52 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Gill unleashes against Somerville 

Two boundaries come off the over as Shubman Gill hits William Somerville on both sides of the pitch. He starts off with a cut towards the off-side and then smashes him for another on the on-side. A total of 9 runs come off the over. IND: 80/0 

Dec 3, 2021 1:49 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel starts off with a maiden over after drinks

Ajaz Patel starts off with a maiden over right after the drink. Good thing for Patel is that he's extracting some turn off the surface and has beaten both the batters on several occasions. IND: 71/0 

Dec 3, 2021 1:41 PM IST

IND vs NZ: New Zealand look for breakthrough 

As the Indian opening pair - Mayank Agarwal & Shubman Gill - goes strong, New Zealand desperately look for a breakthrough. Both the batters have so far combined to add 71 runs. Gill is playing on 35, Mayank is batting on 32. The drinks are coming in for the players. 

Dec 3, 2021 1:38 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Social media buzz 

The fans won't mind this for sure!  

Dec 3, 2021 1:35 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Openers stitch 65 runs 

It's getting slightly slow as the last two overs has only seen a couple of singles. However, India won't mind as things look set for the hosts. IND: 65/0

Dec 3, 2021 1:31 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Mayank, Gill take a pause 

As Ajaz Patel continues to impress with his turn, Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill have a brief chat in the middle, probably how to tackle the spinner. Meanwhile, one run come off the over. IND:64/0  

Dec 3, 2021 1:28 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Indian openers deal in boundaries 

A cracking shot  by Shubman Gill. The youngster steps out and smashes a tossed up ball by Somerville over the mid-wicket fence. India's total move to 63/0. 

Dec 3, 2021 1:24 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Another peach of a delivery by Ajaz Patel 

Another peach of a delivery by Ajaz Patel. This time Shubman Gill is the batter who is beaten by the turn as he leans forward, almost handing Tom Blundell a stumping opportunity. IND: 56/0 

Dec 3, 2021 1:20 PM IST

IND vs NZ: 50-run stand 

Shubman Gill punches the ball towards long-on and gets a single to complete the 50-run partnership. Meanwhile, Mayank is constantly stepping down the track as this time he mishits a ball but it still fetches him a boundary. Seven runs come off the over. IND: 56/0  

Dec 3, 2021 1:17 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel gets some turn and bounce 

Beautiful delivery by Ajaz Patel as the ball bounces and beats Mayank and almost knocks his off stump on it's way to the wicketkeeper. IND 49/0 

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