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IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 1 Stumps: Mayank Agarwal’s hundred helps India post 221/4 on Day 1 after Ajaz Patel’s four-fer

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IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 1 Stumps: India post 221/4 – India dominated and then struggled and then dominated again as a topsy turvy first day came to a close with India posting 221/4 on Day 1 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. Mayank Agarwal was the star with his fourth Test hundred as he anchored the innings after Ajaz Patel’s 4/73 triggered a collapse. Follow INDIA vs NEW ZEALAND 2nd Test LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

Earlier after a delayed start due to wet outfield, Virat Kohli made a comeback after a short break and opted to bat first, winning the toss. With three forced changes in Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma, India were off to a good start with Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal adding 80 runs for the opening wicket.

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 1 Stumps: Mayank Agarwal’s hundred helps India post 221/4 on Day 1 after Ajaz Patel’s four-fer

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Wriddhiman Saha applauds Mayank Agarwal's century, India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Mumbai, 1st day, December 3, 2021

But then it was Ajaz Patel who struck. The Kiwi spinner removed Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli with India’s score reading 80/3. Then on, Mayank Agarwal and Shreyas Iyer added 80 runs for the fourth wicket before the Mumbaikar fell to an Ajaz Patel delivery.

Pujara & Kohli falter again

In those three wickets, Cheteshwar Pujara’s one was the most disappointing one as he failed to read the delivery and it took a little turn to clean up his stumps. Pujara’s confidence has hit nadir after too many failures and he survived a DRS appeal from New Zealand before he jumped down the track to york himself. Patel, very wisely, fired one with an angle straight into his toes and what happened with Pujara often happens with out-of-form batters.

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IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 1 Stumps: Mayank Agarwal’s hundred helps India post 221/4 on Day 1 after Ajaz Patel’s four-fer

Virat Kohli bagged another duck, India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Mumbai, 1st day, December 3, 2021

The wicket of Virat Kohli was the most controversial one. It was a delivery that straightened after pitching as the Indian skipper tried to play a forward defensive stroke. Straight umpire Anil Chaudhary gave him out and Kohli immediately asked for a review.

The replay was inconclusive on whether it hit the bat first or pad and as per rule, TV umpire Virender Sharma went with his on-field colleague, leaving Kohli absolutely livid.

He had a word with leg umpire Nitin Menon and was seen expressing his displeasure.
The TV cameras then caught him standing in the dressing room balcony, visibly upset with the decision, which was a touch and go one.

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 1 Stumps: Mayank Agarwal’s hundred helps India post 221/4 on Day 1 after Ajaz Patel’s four-fer

But Mayank Agarwal managed to steady India’s innings, taking on the spinners. His unbeaten 120-run knock included 14 fours and 4 sixes. Apart from him, Shubman Gill’s valuable contribution of 44 off 71 was also notable.

India 1st Innings: 221/4

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Mayank Agarwal Not out 120 246 14 4 48.78
Shubman Gill c R Taylor b AY Patel 44 71 7 1 61.97
Cheteshwar Pujara b AY Patel 0 5 0 0 0.00
Virat Kohli (C) lbw b AY Patel 0 4 0 0 0.00
Shreyas Iyer c TA Blundell b AY Patel 18 41 3 0 43.90
Wriddhiman Saha (WK) Not out 25 53 3 1 47.17
Extra 14 (b 9, w 0, nb 0, lb 5)
Total 221/4 (70)
Yet To Bat Ravichandran AshwinAxar PatelJ YadavUT YadavMohammed Siraj
Tim Southee 15 5 29 0 1.93
Kyle Jamieson 9 2 30 0 3.33
Ajaz Patel 29 10 73 4 2.52
William Somerville 8 0 46 0 5.75
Rachin Ravindra 4 0 20 0 5.00
Daryl Mitchell 5 3 9 0 1.80
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Shubman Gill 1-80 27.3
CA Pujara 2-80 29.2
Virat Kohli 3-80 29.6
SS Iyer 4-160 47.4


IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 1 Stumps: Mayank Agarwal’s hundred helps India post 221/4 on Day 1 after Ajaz Patel’s four-fer

IND vs NZ Live Score: Day 1, Session 3, 5th Hour: India 221/4

  • STUMPS! India close the day at 221/4 with Mayank Agarwal unbeaten on 120 and Wriddhiman Saha on 25.
  • FOUR! Fantastic cover drive and a 4. Saha is getting into the rhythm.
  • Mayank Agarwal moves into 90s. If he scores a century it will be after two years. He has been in and out of the team and ahead of SA tour, it will be crucial.
  • WICKET! Iyer departs after a good start. Ajaz Patel continues to wreak havoc.
  • SIX! Mayank takes on Somerville and gets a big one for a 6.
  • FIFTY! Another four and Agarwal-Iyer bring up a crucial 50-run stand after a mini-collapse.
  • FOUR! Mayank goes with the turn and plays over the cover for a 4 off Ajaz Patel.
  • Shreyas Iyer and Mayank Agarwal steady India after a mini-collapse.

IND vs NZ Live Score: Day 1, Session 2, 4th Hour: India 111/3

  • FIFTY! Finally back in form. Mayank Agarwal brings up his well-deserved half-century after a shaky start.
  • WICKET! Hugely controversial. Virat Kohli is trapped LBW but the decision will not go down well. Skipper takes DRS but with inconclusive evidence, third umpire gave him out. Replays showed the delivery could have taken an edge but the evidence was inconclusive.
  • WICKET! Cheteshwar Pujara departs and it was a poor dismissal. He stepped out and tried to smash Patel but missed the line completely as the ball cleaned up the stumps after a little turn.
  • WICKET! Ajaz Patel gets a breakthrough as Shubman Gill falls on 44. He once again failed to convert a good start.
  • SIX! Shubman Gill this time and he has taken a liking to Kiwi spinners, takes on Somerville for a six.

IND vs NZ Live Score: Day 1, Session 2, 3rd Hour: India 48/0

  • SIX! Mayank gains some much-needed confidence. He steps out and smashes Ajaz for a six on the long-off.
  • FOUR! This time from Gill’s bat. Outside edge and goes towards third man boundary
  • FOUR! Azaz Patel comes back and Mayank welcomes him with a boundary over extra cover
  • Mayank hasn’t settled in yet. Misses a sweep off Patel and then skies one in the next ball.
  • Homecoming for Ajaz Patel. The Mumbai-born Kiwi comes into attack early.
  • FOUR! No swing and Mayank off the mark with a four.
  • FOUR! Another delivery on the leg side and another four. Gill is off to a good start.
  • FOUR! Shubman Gill off the mark with a four.

As for Playing XI, Virat Kohli replaced injured Ajinkya Rahane while Jayant Yadav and Mohammed Siraj replaced injured Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma. For New Zealand, Daryl Mitchell replaced injured Kane Williamson while the Kiwis decided to go with three spinners as Neil Wagner stays on the bench again.

India Playing XI: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Jayant Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

New Zealand Playing XI: Tom Latham(c), Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(w), Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, William Somerville, Ajaz Patel

IND vs NZ LIVE: India suffer triple blow, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of 2nd Test

IND vs NZ LIVE Score: 

Latest update: Jayant Yadav is likely to replace R Jadeja, he has been bowling for some time now.

More news out from the Wankhede Stadium:

  • Early Lunch has been taken
  • Session 2: 12 Noon to 14:40
  • Tea Time at 14:40 PM to 15:00
  • Final session: 15:00 PM to 17:30
  • 78 overs to be bowled

Inspection 2 updates: The umpires are having a look. “Toss at 11:30 AM, and play will begin at noon” is the official confirmation.

IND vs NZ LIVE Score:

Big Blow for New Zealand: Williamson will miss the 2nd Test, Tom Latham will lead the side.

Latest update: Next inspection will take place at 10:30 AM

IND vs NZ LIVE Score: 

Big Blow for Team India: Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja & Ishant Sharma are ruled out of the Wankhede Test

  • Ishant Sharma dislocated his left little finger during the final day of the Kanpur Test
  • Ravindra Jadeja suffered a right forearm injury during the Kanpur Test and has been advised rest
  • Ajinkya Rahane sustained a minor left hamstring strain while fielding on the final day of the 1st Test

Deep Dasgupta & Ajit Agarkar with the pitch report: The sun is out after it has been raining for 2 days. It has a better carry than Kanpur. It has a bit of moisture as it has been under coves for the last two days. The pitch also has a few cracks so it’s definitely going to assist spinners later in the game. Batting might be tricky here, so it’s a good toss to lose.

Dilemma over India’s Playing XI: With the regular skipper Virat Kohli returning, team India would be in a big fix to decide on the playing XI. Who will make way for Kohli? Will it be Mayank Agarwal or will it be one from Cheteshwar Pujara or Ajinkya Rahane?

Toss delayed, inspection at 9:30 AM: The toss has at Wankhede Stadium has been delayed due to a wet & damp outfield. The outfield has a couple of damp patches especially around the bowler’s run-up and inside the 30-yard circle. An inspection will be done at 09:30 AM IST. Stay tuned!

Can Rain Play the Spoilsport? The decisive test is under rain threat as the weather forecast over next 5 days shows rains in the host city. Though the good news is since yesterday evening it hasn’t rained in Mumbai but it’s overcast at the moment.

The Kiwis were exceptionally good with the bat in Kanpur Test, can they repeat the same here in Wankhede, Mumbai? Check out what Daniel Vettori has to say –

Team India arrives at the iconic Wankhede Stadium –

IND vs NZ LIVE Score:


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