India vs New Zealand Highlights, 2nd Test, Day 2: IND lead by 332 runs as Mayank, Pujara end day on 69/0 at Stumps

Dec 04, 2021 05:38 PM IST

India vs New Zealand Highlights, 2nd Test, Day 2: Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal took India to 69/0 at Stumps, meaning India lead New Zealand by 332 runs. Ajaz Patel became only the 3rd bowler to bag 10 wickets in a Test innings. Follow Highlights and Updates from 2nd IND vs NZ Test in Mumbai.

India vs New Zealand Highlights, 2nd Test, Day 2 Live Updates: India ended the day at 69/0 at Stumps, and with a hefty lead of 332 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara (29*), opening the batting instead of Shubman Gill, started steady with Mayank Agarwal (38*) in the second innings to take India's lead past 300. The two went on to stitch a half-century opening stand. Virat Kohli had the option of enforcing the follow-on but he decided against it. India took complete control on Day 2 as New Zealand were bundled out on 62 in their first innings. It all started with Mohammed Siraj decimating the New Zealand top-order, dismissing three batters in quick succession. R Ashwin scalped four, Axar Patel picked two and Jayant Yadav dismissed one. The tourists at the moment trail by 263 runs. Meanwhile, New Zealand had kicked-off Day 2 on an impressive note with Ajaz Patel picking all the ten Indian wickets. The spinner becomes the third cricketer after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble to achieve the feat. Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal too impressed with a fantastic 150 and found great support by Axar, who completed his maiden half-century in Tests. India posted 325 in their first innings after resuming action on Day 2 from the overnight score of 221-4.  

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  • Dec 04, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Curtains down

    That's all the action we have for you today. Thank you so much for joining us. Do join us tomorrow for Day 3, which could well be the final day of this New Zealand tour. Until then, it's goodbye!

  • Dec 04, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    India vs New Zealand 1st Live Updates: One eventful day

    Well, it began with Mayank Agarwal getting to 150 followed by Ajaz Patel achieving a unique feat. New Zealand went into the innings break with heaps of momentum but Mohammed Siraj abolished it quickly by picking up three quick wickets. Then, the spinners spun their web as Ashwin (4 wickets), Axar (2), and Jayant (1) played their respective roles in bundling the Kiwis out for 62. Virat Kohli did not enforce the follow-on and Shubman Gill, after suffering a blow to his elbow while fielding, did not open. Yet, Cheteshwar Pujara (29*) and Mayank Agarwal (38*) took India to 69/0 after 21 overs. India lead by 332 runs now

  • Dec 04, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    IND vs NZ Live Score: Mayank Agarwal speaks to the broadcasters

    "This innings was all about grit and determination. I haven't changed much, just tried to stay side on, but it's more mental than technical. For my batting, if I don't attack I'll get stuck, so if I don't put Ajaz under the pump, he will keep bowling in good areas. The Indian domestic circuit is tough, and the years anyone spends there helps them. It's hard and the experience and learnings you get is phenomenal, and I've carried that into international cricket. We will look to pile on as many runs as we can tomorrow and put the pressure on New Zealand."

  • Dec 04, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    India vs New Zealand 1st Live Updates: STUMPS

    India are 69/0 at Stumps on Day 2, lead by 332 runs. 

    Good to see Mayank Agarwal congratulate Ajaz Patel for his 10-fer

  • Dec 04, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    A discussion between the umpires

    A discussion between the umpire and they have called it stumps

  • Dec 04, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    India vs New Zealand 2nd Test: Mayank bags another 6

    SIX! CRUNCHED FOR A SIX OVER LONG OFF! Floated from Somerville and Mayank charges down the track to hammer it for a flat six.

  • Dec 04, 2021 05:13 PM IST

    IND vs NZ Live: Change in bowling

    Rachin Ravindra is introduced into the attack

    FOUR! Tossed up and it is turns away, runs off Mayank's outside edge to the third man fence.

    IND are 63/0 after 20 overs.

  • Dec 04, 2021 05:13 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Physio attending to Mayank Agarwal

    Agarwal looking in a bit of discomfort as the physio is out in the middle. After a slight stop, we are back in action. Ajaz Patel has been taken off the attack and his first spell comes to an end

  • Dec 04, 2021 05:12 PM IST

    Update on Shubman Gill from BCCI

    "Shubman Gill suffered a blow to his right elbow while fielding in the first innings. He has not recovered completely and hence not taken the field as a precautionary measure."

  • Dec 04, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    India vs New Zealand 1st Live Updates: Somerville introduced

    Will Somerville has now been introduced into the attack. 3 off his 1st over.

    IND are 59/0 after 19 overs.

  • Dec 04, 2021 05:07 PM IST

    About 20 minutes of play left, if light permits

    7 overs in 23 minutes is what we are remaining with on Day 2, provided light permits

  • Dec 04, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    India vs New Zealand 1st Test: NZ looking battered

    As Kyle Jamieson continues to shell one bouncer after another, Sunil Gavaskar in the comm box quips: “There is no element of surprise here”.

    Like I said earlier, this has been a tough day, barring the first session, for the Kiwis

    JUST SHORT! The ploy nearly worked. Jamieson changes the angle by coming around the wicket and bowls it quick and short into Pujara's rib-cage area. Pujara twists and tried to keep the ball along the ground but he almost played it into the hands of Henry Nicholls at gully

    JUST WIDE! ONCE AGAIN, THE PLAN ALMOST WORKS. This time, the ball comes off Pujara's gloves and whizzes past the leg slip. Initial thoughts were that it came off his gloves but the umpire eventually signalled two leg-byes

    IND 53/0 after 17 overs.

  • Dec 04, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    IND vs NZ Live Score: 50-run stand

    FOUR! SHORT FROM JAMIESON AND PULLED AWAY HANDSOMELY FOR FOUR BY MAYANK! With that India's 50 is up and so it the half-century stand between the openers.

    IND 50/0 after 15 overs

  • Dec 04, 2021 04:43 PM IST

    India vs New Zealand 1st Live Updates: More misery for the Black Caps

    FOUR! Moves leg side, skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and goes inside-out to collect another 4! Mayank Agarwal continues his good form at the Wankhede

    IND 46/0 after 14 overs.

  • Dec 04, 2021 04:38 PM IST


    SIX! short and straight from Ajaz, who is looking visibly exhausted, and Pujara hoicks the ball over deep mid-wicket for a 6!

    IND are 38/0 after 12 overs

  • Dec 04, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    Kyle Jamieson is brought on

    Latham introduced Kyle Jamieson and he begins with a mean bouncer to Agarwal

  • Dec 04, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    India vs New Zealand 1st Live Updates: Ajaz drops Mayank

    DROPPED! A tough chance for Ajaz as Mayank hammered the ball over him. The ball burst through his hands and the batter collected a single.

    IND are 28/0 after 9 overs.

  • Dec 04, 2021 04:18 PM IST


    FOUR! A classic cover drive that ends with Southee looking visibly unhappy with his fielder Kyle Jamieson, who dives over the ball. 

    Well, just been that kind of a day for the Black Caps

    IND 24/0 after 7 overs.

  • Dec 04, 2021 04:14 PM IST


    FOUR! He was dismissed on a duck by Ajaz in the first bowler but so far in the second innings, Pujara has dominated Ajaz by striking his third boundary. He gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it through covers for 4.

    IND 20/0 after 6 overs.

  • Dec 04, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    India vs New Zealand Live Score: Solid cricket all around

    Tight line and length from Southee and Mayank is equal to it with great defense.

    IND 16/0 after 5overs

  • Dec 04, 2021 04:09 PM IST

    India vs New Zealand 1st Live Updates: Maiden from Ajaz Patel

    Ajaz Patel runs through his over in quick time.

    IND 13/0 after 4 overs.

  • Dec 04, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    IND vs NZ Live Score: A quite over from Southee

    A tidy over from Southee as he gives away just 1 from it. 

    IND 13/0 after 3 overs.

  • Dec 04, 2021 03:57 PM IST

    India vs New Zealand: Ajaz Patel back with the ball

    Just a little 2h30m minutes ago, Ajaz Patel walked off to a standing ovation after picking all 10 wickets. Little did he know that he would have to bowl again soon after

    FOUR! A drag down onto Pujara's pads who evades the pair by colelcting four through fine leg.

    FOUR! Short and wide from Ajaz, Pujara rocks onto the backfoot and latches onto it by slapping it through backward point for 4.

    IND 12/0 after 2 overs.

  • Dec 04, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    IND vs NZ Live: Off the mark with a four

    FOUR! And Mayank is up and running in the second innings with a boundary. Southee strays down leg and Mayank nonchalantly clips it off his pads for four through fine leg

  • Dec 04, 2021 03:52 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Pujara opens with Mayank 

    Cheteshwar Pujara walks in with Mayank Agarwal to open the Indian second innings as Shubman Gill sits out. The young cricketer had left the field midway during New Zealand innings after he hurt his fingers while trying to save a shot by Kyle Jamieson. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: NZ all-out for 62 

    Kyle Jamieson is the last man to depart as New Zealand are bundled out on 62. With this India have taken a massive lead of 263 runs and now we will wait and watch if India enforce the follow-on. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ashwin picks his 4th wicket 

    Ashwin picks his 4th wicket as William Somerville departs on 0. The batter tries to play it over the 30-yard circle but doesn't get the desired connected and ends up lobbying the ball straight to Siraj at mid-on. NZ: 61-9 

  • Dec 04, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Back to back maidens 

    Back to back maidens by India as the spinners maintain the pressure on the tourists. Kyle Jamieson have shown some resistance and added 16 runs. NZ: 61-8 

  • Dec 04, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Incredible stuff by Saha 

    Excellent wicket-keeping by Wriddhiman Saha as he sees an opportunity to stump William Somerville. However, the batter manages to put his bat back right on time, but full marks for that effort. NZ: 59-8 

  • Dec 04, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Jamieson 2nd player from NZ to reach double digits 

    Kyle Jamieson is the second player from New Zealand camp to reach double digits. In fact, he is the leading run-scorer among them. NZ: 59-8 

  • Dec 04, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ashwin bags second wicket in the same over 

    Ashwin bags second wicket in the same over as New Zealand go eight down. Southee is dismissed on 0. NZ: 53-8 

  • Dec 04, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ashwin picks second wicket 

    R Ashwin picks his second wicket as Tom Blundell is caught at leg slip by Pujara on 8. NZ: 53-7 

  • Dec 04, 2021 03:09 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Boundaries come for NZ 

    Two boundaries come in the previous over bowled by Jayant Yadav, one by Jamieson and the other one by Blundell. Meanwhile, Shubman Gill is out for the moment after he hurt his finger while trying to save a shot by Jamieson. Suryakumar Yadav comes in for him. NZ: 52-6  

  • Dec 04, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ashwin beats Jamieson multiple times

    Extremely tough for new man Kyle Jamieson to tackle Ashwin at the moment as the bowler is generating good amount of turn and bounce in almost every delivery he bowled. One run come from it as New Zealand reach 40-6. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Action resumes 

    The proceedings after Tea is underway with tall Kyle Jamieson on strike. Jayant Yadav will bowl the remaining two deliveries of his over. NZ: 38-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel on his 10-wicket haul

    “Obviously quite a special occasion for me; not only me, my wife, my mom and dad, my family. A very special day for me for sure. To be honest, it's pretty surreal, I don't think you ever believe you are going to achieve something like that. To be able to do that in my career is pretty special. By the grace of God, I am very fortunate, the stars have aligned for me, having an occasion like that here in Mumbai. To be born here and then come back here and achieve something like that is pretty special. I am in very illustrious company with Kumble sir as well. Hasn't been a great start for us with the bat, but we've still got a few boys in the shed, so hopefully we put our best foot forward and put a few runs on the board. If we have to come back here, we have to get back here. It's part of our job, we enjoy the challenges. (Most special wicket?) Don't really have any one in particular, it's just about finding good rhythm and just being repetitive and asking good questions of the batters.” 

  • Dec 04, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: ‘Welcome to the club’ 

  • Dec 04, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Wicket and tea 

    New Zealand are in deep trouble as they lose their sixth wicket. Jayant Yadav now joins the act as he dismisses Rachin Ravindra on 4. The batter edges the ball and is caught at slips by Virat Kohli. NZ: 38-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Run-out opportunity 

    Tom Blundell along with Rachin Ravindra try to steal a quick single but a slight mix-up, which almost cost them a wicket. Shreyas Iyer was the fielder involved but the batters completed their ground in the end. Three runs off the over bowled by Ashwin. NZ: 38-5 

  • Dec 04, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: India maintain pressure 

    Four runs come in Axar Patel's previous over as New Zealand total move to 35-5. The question now is can they save the follow-on as they are still behind by 290 runs. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ashwin starts with a wicket 

    R Ashwin cleans up Henry Nicholls in his first ball as New Zealand go five down. He departs on 7. NZ: 31-5

  • Dec 04, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Gill in pain 

    Axar Patel to Henry Nicholls and the batter strucks it well but straight at Shubman Gill. The fielder is in pain as he tried to duck and save himself at short leg. Looks like the ball has hit his arms as physio walk out. NZ: 31-4 

  • Dec 04, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Game respects game 

  • Dec 04, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Edge 

    Shout of catch it as Tom Blundell plays with soft hands. The ball bounces right in front of Cheteshwar Pujara as the wicketkeeper-batter survives. NZ: 27-4 

  • Dec 04, 2021 02:12 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Maiden over by Umesh Yadav 

    A maiden over by Umesh Yadav as Axar Patel continues from the other end. Henry Nicholls and Tom Blundell are out in the middle, can they stitch a rescue act for the visitors. NZ: 27-4 

  • Dec 04, 2021 02:03 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Axar Patel joins the act 

    Axar Patel gets his man and India are at the top at the moment. The spinner traps Daryl Mitchell LBW on 8 as New Zealand lose their fourth wicket. NZ: 27-4

  • Dec 04, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Siraj gets his first warning 

    Although Siraj is all pumped up and firing at top speed. He gets a warning from the umpire for running in danger area. NZ: 27-3 

  • Dec 04, 2021 01:51 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Fans enjoy Siraj show 

    What a spell it has been so far by the Indian seamer. He has picked three wickets in the same number of overs, giving away 14 runs. NZ: 21-3 

  • Dec 04, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Siraj is on fire 

    There's no stopping Mohammed Siraj today as he knocks Ross Taylor's off stump. New Zealand lose their third wicket. NZ: 17-3 

  • Dec 04, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: DRS saves Daryl Mitchell

    India almost have their third wicket but DRS saves Daryl Mitchell. The ball by Umesh Yadav hits him on the knee roll and while the impact was on the line, TV replay confirms it was going just above the stumps. Two runs come from the over. NZ: 17-2 

  • Dec 04, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Siraj strikes again

    Mohammed Siraj bowls in at a good pace, but a good balance by Tom Latham helps him to push the ball straight towards the bowler for a four. Impressive stuff by the captain. However, Siraj counters and dismisses him on a short delivery. The captain plays the ball straight to Shreyas Iyer as New Zealand go two down. NZ: 15-2

  • Dec 04, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Siraj strikes 

    Mohammed Siraj strikes in the following over as he gets the outside edge of Will Young's bat and the ball is caught cleanly by Virat Kohli at slips. The batter departs on 4. NZ: 10/1

  • Dec 04, 2021 01:24 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Siraj starts off good 

    Mohammed Siraj starts off well and despite a boundary coming, the bowler is maintaining a tight line just outside the off stump. NZ: 6-0 

  • Dec 04, 2021 01:21 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Wild throw by Shreyas Iyer 

    New Zealand openers try to steal a quick single and in the process Shreyas Iyer tries to hit the stumps but misses it and knocks the arm of Will Young. The batter immediately asks for some medical assistance. NZ: 2-0 

  • Dec 04, 2021 01:17 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Kiwi openers come to bat

    Tom Latham and Will Young are out in the middle to start the New Zealand first innings. Umesh Yadav will bowl the first over as one run come off it. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel completes a rare feat  

    New Zealand's Ajaz Patel became the only third bowler in the history of Test cricket to take 10 wickets in an innings. The New Zealand spinner joined England's Jim Laker and India's Anil Kumble as the only third bowler -- all spinners -- to take 10 wickets in a Test innings. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 01:08 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel's heroics draws appreciation from ex-cricketer

  • Dec 04, 2021 01:04 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel picks all the 10 wickets 

    What a day it has been for Ajaz Patel as he picks all the ten wickets India lost. Mohammed Siraj is the last batter to be dismissed. India manage 325 in their first innings. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: WICKET no 9 for Ajaz Patel  

    WICKET no 9 for Ajaz Patel. Jayant Yadav is caught at long-on for 12. IND: 321-9

  • Dec 04, 2021 12:57 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Jayant Yadav keeps scoreboard ticking 

    Jayant Yadav hits William Somerville for a four as the ball hits the bottom part of his bat and races to the boundary ropes behind the wickets. Five wickets come off the over. IND: 321-8 

  • Dec 04, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ajaz picks his 8th wicket 

    A huge LBW appeal by New Zealand as they are looking to wrap things up as quickly as possible. The ball pitches outside off as Axar Patel tries to block it with his legs. New Zealand, however, take the review and are rewarded with a breakthrough. Axar Patel is dismissed on 52. IND: 316-8 

  • Dec 04, 2021 12:44 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Jayant Yadav smashes FOUR 

    Slightly fast by Ajaz Patel and Jayant Yadav smashes it for a FOUR. Just made full use of the width provided by the bowler. IND: 315-7

  • Dec 04, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: William Somerville bowls a tidy over 

    Just one run come in the previous over bowled by Somerville as IND reach 311-7. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Axar Patel brings up his 50 

    Axar Patel brings up his maiden half-century in Tests as he pushes the ball towards long-off for a easy single to reach the landmark. Meanwhile, three runs come off the over as IND reach 308-7 

  • Dec 04, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel continues his tight spell 

    Another clinical over by Ajaz Patel as just a single come off it. IND: 305-7  

  • Dec 04, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Axar Patel switches gear 

    Axar Patel takes on William Somerville and hits the spinner for a boundary and a six. A total of 13 runs come from the over as India breach the 300-run mark. IND: 304-7 

  • Dec 04, 2021 12:21 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: 150 and out 

    Mayank Agarwal's brilliant knock comes to an end right after he completes his 150. He is dismissed caught behind by Ajaz Patel, who now takes his tally to 7 wickets. IND: 291-7 

  • Dec 04, 2021 12:17 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Axar Patel starts with a single 

    Axar Patel starts with a single as just one run come in the previous over. IND: 286-6

  • Dec 04, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    IND vs NZ: Second session gets underway 

    The players are back on the pitch as the second session of Day 2 gets underway. William Somerville will start New Zealand's attack against Axar Patel. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 11:47 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Can New Zealand tackle India's ace spinners 

  • Dec 04, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Lunch 

    Mayank Agarwal ends the first session unbeaten and is now just four runs short from completing his half-century. He is being brilliantly supported by Axar Patel from the other end as the pair have so far added 61 runs and rescued India from danger. Meanwhile, the umpires have called for lunch and the play will resume after the interval. IND: 285-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Smart bowling by Ajaz 

    Mayank Agarwal steps down the track and Ajaz Patel saw the batter charging and changed his length at the last moment. The batter doesn't get his timing right, but still manages to get a single off it. One run come off the over. IND: 276-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 11:19 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Aggressive shot by Axar Patel 

    After playing a few dots, Axar Patel goes for the slog sweep and connects its well. The ball bounces just inside the boundary rope as the fielder's effort in the deep to stop the ball goes in vain. With that the 50-run partnership between him and Mayank also comes up. IND: 274-6  

  • Dec 04, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Partnership building 

    Meanwhile, the partnership between Mayank and Axar is slowly building. The duo have so far combined to add 46 runs for the seventh wicket. Axar is playing on 24, Mayank is batting on 143. IND: 270-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Mayank Agarwal moves into the 140s 

    Mayank Agarwal comes down the track and smashes the ball over Ajaz Patel's head as it races to the long-on fence. With that four, Mayank brings up his individual total to 143. IND: 269-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 10:59 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Maiden over by Ajaz

    A maiden over by Ajaz Patel and they are checking the run flow brilliantly. The boundaries have dried up, singles are coming on rare occasions, so far a good job by the visitors. IND: 263-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 10:54 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Slight mix-up in the middle 

    Mayank Agarwal punches a length delivery by Southee back on the ground as it goes just wide of the fielder at gully. Axar wanted a quick single, but Mayank denies. Good call by the opener. Meanwhile, just a single come off it. IND: 263-6  

  • Dec 04, 2021 10:47 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Clinical display by New Zealand 

    Another clinical over and New Zealand will be happy with the way things are moving as of now. Kyle Jamieson bowls almost all the six deliveries on the good length area and just one run come off it. IND: 261-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: New Zealand check run flow

    Two runs off the last two overs as India total reach 260-6. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 10:34 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: ‘Consult your partner’ 

    Brad Hogg's take on R Ashwin opting for a review after being bowled. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 10:31 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: What a shot 

    Kyle Jamieson bowls his first over of the day. He pitches it wide off the off stumps and Axar Patel opens the face of his bat and slaps it on the off side for a four. A total of five runs come from the over. IND: 258-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 10:27 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Axar, Mayank provide some repair after early blows 

    After the early blows, the pair of Axar Patel and Mayank Agarwal have added 29 runs for the seventh wicket. Out of the 29 runs, Axar has added 18. Mayank Agarwal is batting on 132. IND: 253-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel continues with new ball 

    Mayank Agarwal comes down the track and goes over the cover region, fortunate for him as it lands just yards in front of William Somerville. Just one run from the over. IND: 252-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Second new ball taken 

    The second new ball has been taken by New Zealand and Tim Southee comes charging in. He starts with a fuller length, little bit of swing as well, but Axar Patel hits it well and gets a four in the mid-wicket region. With this India also edge past the 250-run mark. IND: 251-6   

  • Dec 04, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: ‘Bowled in right areas on helpful pitch’ 

  • Dec 04, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: The scoreboard keeps ticking 

    The scoreboard keeps ticking as the Indian pair Mayank Agarwal and Axar Patel keep rotating the strike. Two runs come off Ajaz Patel's previous over. IND: 243/6

  • Dec 04, 2021 10:02 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Another tidy over by Somerville 

    Another tidy over by Somerville as a couple of singles come off it. IND: 241-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 09:58 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Smart batting by Axar 

    A late nudge by Axar as the ball by Ajaz was drifted down the leg stick. Gets a boundary with the smart push and ends the over with a single. IND: 239-6

  • Dec 04, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: William Somerville replaces Southee 

    William Somerville is introduced in the attack and the spinner starts with a two-run over. India won't mind as long as the wickets are intact. IND: 234-6

  • Dec 04, 2021 09:52 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Axar Patel struggles against Ajaz Patel 

    The Indian Patel struggles against the Kiwi. First he gets an outside edge and then in the final ball of his over almost gets his seventh wicket. Axar mistimed his shot but it lands just beyond Ajaz Patel's reach. IND: 232-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Mayank Agarwal continues from where he left

    Mayank Agarwal continues from where he left and fetches a boundary and a couple from Tim Southee's previous over. IND: 230-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel misses out on hat-trick

    Ajaz Patel is on a hat-trick. Cleans up R Ashwin on 0. The batter looked surprised and the umpire had to refer it to a TV umpire. However, the spinner fails to complete his hat-trick as Axar Patel plays a defensive stroke in the third ball. IND: 224-6 

  • Dec 04, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel completes fifer  

    Ajaz Patel strikes early, removes Wriddhiman Saha in his first over on Day 2 to complete his five-wicket haul. The batter is trapped LBW on 27. IND: 224/5 

  • Dec 04, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: A maiden over to start with 

    Tim Southee start off with a maiden over. Ajaz Patel will lead the attack from the other end. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Here we go! 

    As we are moments away from the start of Day 2, India will hope to build on their solid first innings platform. Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal, who is batting on 120 will also look to make this outing count and pile at least another 80 to his over night score. New Zealand, on the other hand, will hope for some early blows from their seam combo comprising Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson. 

    Agarwal and Wriddhiman walk out in the middle, New Zealand players arrive too. The day looks pleasant at the moment with a tinge of sunlight around the stadium. Here we go!  

  • Dec 04, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Aakash Chopra criticises New Zealand for crucial 'mistake'

    Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra pointed out a crucial "mistake" from the New Zealand team in the India Test series, let alone the ongoing Mumbai game, by excluding left-arm pacer Neil Wagner from their playing XI for both the Tests. 

    "Why no Wagner? You're not playing Somerville as a batter, right? Because if you bowl with Somerville, the Indian batters will smash him all round the corner. Rachin Ravindra is a part-timer. Ajaz Patel was the only bowler to put pressure on the Indians. Not including Wagner was a mistake in my opinion," he said. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Huddle talk 

  • Dec 04, 2021 09:12 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Kohli dismissal questions DRS, its limitations 

    Was Virat Kohli OUT or NOT OUT?  (Twitter)
    Was Virat Kohli OUT or NOT OUT?  (Twitter)

    “Ball and bat and pad appear to be together. I don’t have any conclusive evidence to overturn that.” 

    There was unequivocal conviction in what TV umpire Virender Sharma was about to tell on-field umpire Anil Chaudhary—that the technology wasn’t granular enough to decipher if it was pad first or bat first. This wasn’t about the batter in question, or the actual decision itself (ball tracker showed it to be hitting middle of middle). This was partly about the technology and its limitations but mostly about umpiring and the interpretation of cricket laws keeping in mind the actual sequence of events. [READ MORE] 

  • Dec 04, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel confident to make an impact on Day 2 

  • Dec 04, 2021 08:59 AM IST

    IND vs NZ 2nd Test, Day 2: Session Timings

    Session 1: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

    Lunch: 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

    Session 2: 12:10 PM - 02:40 PM

    Tea Time: 02:40 PM - 03:00 PM

    Session 3: 03:00 PM - 05: 00 PM

    98 Overs for the day. If 98 Overs are not bowled, it can be extended to 05:30 PM. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 08:53 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: We are almost ready with the action

  • Dec 04, 2021 08:51 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ex-Kiwi cricketer suggests Pujara's replacements  

    Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull believes that Pujara's place in the XI could be in doubt and that one of India's openers could take his place at number 3. 

    "Now that there are 4 opening batters in the Indian setup, maybe they are eyeing for three spots, maybe one of those openers bats at three and Pujara is left out. There are definitely options," the former NZ cricketer said on Star Sports

  • Dec 04, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: What are the experts saying 

    Brad Hogg demands a better show from the Kiwis. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 08:35 AM IST

    Ajaz Patel takes a look at the Wankhede Stadium Honours Board

  • Dec 04, 2021 08:26 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: 200 in sight for Mayank 

    Mayank Agarwal, who will resume the action on Day 2 along with Wriddhiman Saha, has so far scored two double centuries in Tests. And now just 80 runs away from the landmark, can the right-handed batter complete his third today? Well, lets hope so! 

  • Dec 04, 2021 08:18 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: 'This is simply - not out'

    Shane Warne is the latest ex-cricketer to join the debate. What do you guys think, fair or unfair decision?  

  • Dec 04, 2021 08:13 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel Mumbai connection 

    India lost four wickets in the day and all of them were plucked by New Zealand skipper Ajaz Patel, which included Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara's ducks. 

    "This is what the dreams are made of, to be out here and go out there and pick up four wickets on the first day is pretty special" - Ajaz Patel  

  • Dec 04, 2021 08:06 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Decoding Pujara's dismissal 

    India's Cheteshwar Pujara is bowled during the day one of second test cricket match against New Zealand in Mumbai, India, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (AP)
    India's Cheteshwar Pujara is bowled during the day one of second test cricket match against New Zealand in Mumbai, India, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (AP)

    The opening day also saw Cheteshwar Pujara failing to make an impact and getting out on 0. India's Test specialist has not been in good touch and after yet another dismal show, many were critical about the 33-year-old. 

    Explaining Pujara's dismissal on Star Sports, former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar said: "Here he was looking to go against the turn and the fuller length because we also mentioned in our stint is a lot of deliveries from Ajaz Patel were actually fuller lengths, they were driving deliveries. But by going out, he yorked himself there and that caused his dismissal. So two things, yorking himself and then looking to go against the turn, that led to his dismissal."

  • Dec 04, 2021 07:59 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: ‘Bit of Sidhu and a bit of Sehwag' 

    “I'm going back a little bit here. For me, there is a little bit of Sidhu and a bit of Sehwag about him at the top of the order. As soon as the spinners come in, he just wants to have a run at them. For an opening batter, you would want to see that.” - Simon Doull on Mayank Agarwal's knock 

  • Dec 04, 2021 07:52 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: ‘This innings was all grit and determination’ 

    Mayank Agarwal in conversation with Prasidh Krishna, where he takes us through his innings. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 07:48 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Fans furious with umpire 

    Apart from Mayank Agarwal's brilliant talk, Virat Kohli's dismissal on Day 1 was also heavily discussed among the fans, with many criticising the umpires on a rather controversial decision. 

    The Indian captain, who made a return to the XI for the first time since the T20 World Cup, was adjudged LBW on his fourth ball of the innings, as he departed for a duck. [Check reactions

  • Dec 04, 2021 07:36 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: Mayank Agarwal follows Sehwag and Dhawan

    The last opening batter to score a century against New Zealand in Tests was Shikhar Dhawan, hitting 115 at Auckland in 2014. So Mayank Agarwal's ton marks the first occasion in almost 8 years than an India opener batter has scored a hundred against the Kiwis. 

    Agarwal’s feat also makes him the first India opener in 11 years to score a hundred against New Zealand at home. The last to do it was Virender Sehwag, when he cracked 173 at Ahmedabad in 2011. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 07:26 AM IST

    IND vs NZ: What happened on Day 1? 

    Mayank Agarwal ended the day with a dominating, unbeaten 120 (14 fours, 4 sixes) on a lively Wankhede pitch, scoring more than half the runs in the Indian innings, which closed on 221 for four on Day 1 of the second Test. 

    New Zealand wouldn't be unhappy with the scorecard too. After being asked to bowl, they kept the batters under pressure throughout the two sessions of play that was possible because the ground was wet after a few days of rain in Mumbai. 

  • Dec 04, 2021 07:19 AM IST

    Hello and welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of Day 2 of the India vs New Zealand 2nd Test being played in Mumbai. After putting up a brilliant show with the bat, Mayank Agarwal would again like to go big and convert his 100 into a double. New Zealand, on the other hand, will look to get some early wickets and make their way back into the contest. Stay tuned for further updates!  


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