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IND vs NZ Day 3 Stumps: Ashwin, Axar rattle New Zealand as India inch closer to victory; NZ 140/5

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IND vs NZ Day 3 Stumps: Mumbai Test – India 5 wicket away from victory: After a record-setting Day 2 proceedings, India continued the dominance on Day 3 & are just 5 wickets away from registering victory in the 2nd and final Test here at Wankhede Stadium. Riding on Mayank Agarwal’s fifty and other handy contributions from Pujara, Gill & Axar Patel, India set a mammoth 540 runs target for the Kiwis. And, then the triple strike from R Ashwin has left the visitors reeling at 140/5 at stumps on Day 3. Follow India vs New Zealand LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

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IND vs NZ Day 3 Stumps: India 5 wicket away from victory after Ashwin, Axar rattle New Zealand

New Zealand batters Daryl Mitchell and Henry Nicholls were the only positive for the visitors on Day 3 as New Zealand’s score read 140/5 at the end of Day 3 of the ongoing second Test against India. Resuming the third session at 13/1, Ravichandran Ashwin struck again as he scalped two wickets and sent back Will Young (20) and Ross Taylor (6) in the 15th and 17th over respectively.

Following two big dismissals, Mitchell (60) and Nicholls (36*) kept the scoreboard moving for the visitors but Indian bowlers had other plans in store and spinner Axar Patel showed Mitchell the way to the dugout. Later, Tom Blundell also departed without opening his account.

At the end of Day 3, the Kiwis score was 140/5 with Nicholls and Rachin Ravindra (2) standing unbeaten at the crease. The visitors still need to cross a huge mountain of 400 runs in order to win the game.

Earlier, India declared the innings at 276/7 setting New Zealand a target of 540 when Ajaz Patel dismissed Jayant Yadav out caught and bowled picking up his 4th wicket of the innings and 14th wicket of the match.

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 3 – 3rd session:

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Tom Latham (C) lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin 6 15 1 0 40.00
Will Young c (sub SA Yadav) b Ravichandran Ashwin 20 41 4 0 48.78
Daryl Mitchell c J Yadav b Axar Patel 60 92 7 2 65.22
Ross Taylor c CA Pujara b Ravichandran Ashwin 6 8 1 0 75.00
Henry Nicholls Not out 36 86 7 0 41.86
Tom Blundell (WK) runout (Wriddhiman Saha / KS Bharat) 0 6 0 0 0.00
Rachin Ravindra Not out 2 23 0 0 8.70
Extra 10 (b 8, w 0, nb 1, lb 1)
Total 140/5 (45)
Yet To Bat KA JamiesonTG SoutheeWilliam SomervilleAY Patel
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Mohammed Siraj 5 2 13 0 2.60
Ravichandran Ashwin 17 7 27 3 1.59
Axar Patel 10 2 42 1 4.20
Jayant Yadav 8 2 30 0 3.75
Umesh Yadav 5 1 19 0 3.80
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Tom Latham 1-13 3.6
WA Young 2-45 14.3
R Taylor 3-55 16.1
DJ Mitchell 4-128 34.3
TA Blundell 5-129 36.5

 

Injury update on Mayank Agarwal & Shubman Gill- 

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 3 – 3rd session:

  • New Zealand 140/5 need 400 to win at stumps on Day 3 | India need 5 wickets to win
  • Ashwin comes up with today’s last over. And New Zealand survives the day.
  • The onus is on H Nicholls & R Ravindra to survive today’s remaining overs
  • WICKET! Tom Blundell run out. There was no run at all as Blundell has hit it straight to the fielder.
  • WICKET! Axar Patel provides the much-needed breakthrough. D Mitchell holes out to the deep cover field. New Zealand lose their 4th
  • R Ashwin comes back into the attack to provide the much-needed breakthrough.
  • FOUR! Excellent sweep from H Nicholls. Both Kiwi batters looking well set at the moment
  • 50 up for D Mitchell. His 3rd in Test cricket
  • Fifty runs partnership up between D Mitchell & H Nicholls
  • FOUR! Reverse sweep from Daryl Mitchell and he moves into the 40s
  • Jayant Yadav comes into the attack from the other end. Going round the wicket against Henry Nicholls
  • FOUR! Thick outside edge off Nicholls’ bat and it flies over second slip for a boundary
  • Time for some pace now. Umesh Yadav comes into the attack
  • SIX! Mitchell is doing some counterattacking. He is using his feet beautifully.
  • WICKET! Ashwin again, he gets his third and Ross Taylor departs at 6 after playing a poor shot
  • WICKET! Ashwin strikes again, breaks the partnership. Young departs at 20 & New Zealand are two down now
  • FOUR! Lovely shot from Young; cuts it away towards the point region
  • FOUR! Change of ends for R Ashwin. Will young welcomes him with a boundary. Uses his feet and launches it straight down the ground
  • FOUR! Jayant Yadav replaces R Ashwin, Mitchell welcomes him with a boundary
  • Axar Patel comes into the attack. Both Kiwi batter playing cautiously at the moment
  • FOUR! Excellent drive from D Mitchell towards long-off, beats Surya Kumar Yadav positioned at short mid-off
  • LBW appeal against Mitchell. Umpire denies. But M Siraj is confident; India takes the review. Uh-oh, it’s missing leg stump. India lose the review
  • Daryl Mitchell & Will Young to resume the innings post Tea break

Most Tests wickets in 2021:

  • 50 Ravichandran Ashwin*
  • 44 Shaheen Afridi
  • 39 Hasan Ali
  • 35 Axar Patel*

Bowlers to dismiss Tom Latham most times in Tests

8 – Stuart Broad

8 – Ravi Ashwin*

5 – Kemar Roach

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 3 – 2nd session:

  • Early Tea has been taken as the spider cam is stuck around the mid-wicket region
  • WICKET! Ashwin strikes in his second over. Tom Latham has to depart, LBW out.
  • India is using M Siraj from one end and R Ashwin from the other
  • Tom Latham and Will Young to begin the innings for New Zealand

New Zealand 2nd innings coming up!


First-innings centurion Mayank Agarwal top-scored with a 62, while Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill made 47 each. Axar Patel smashed 41 off 26 balls with four sixes and three fours.

For the visitors, left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel followed up his historic 10-wicket haul with four more scalps in India’s second essay. With a match haul of 14/225, Ajaz now has the best bowling figures in a Test against India.

At the lunch break, India’s score read 142/2 with the hosts leading by 405 runs.

IND vs NZ LIVE Score: India declare at 276/7, post 540-run target for New Zealand: Follow DAY 3 LIVE

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 3 – 2nd session:

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Mayank Agarwal c WA Young b AY Patel 62 108 9 1 57.41
Cheteshwar Pujara c R Taylor b AY Patel 47 97 6 1 48.45
Shubman Gill c Tom Latham b R Ravindra 47 75 4 1 62.67
Virat Kohli (C) b R Ravindra 36 84 1 1 42.86
Shreyas Iyer st TA Blundell b AY Patel 14 8 0 2 175.00
Wriddhiman Saha (WK) c KA Jamieson b R Ravindra 13 12 2 0 108.33
Axar Patel Not out 41 26 3 4 157.69
Jayant Yadav c & b AY Patel 6 11 0 1 54.55
Extra 10 (b 6, w 0, nb 1, lb 3)
Total 276/7 (70)
Yet To Bat Ravichandran AshwinUT YadavMohammed Siraj
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Tim Southee 13 2 31 0 2.38
Ajaz Patel 26 3 106 4 4.08
Kyle Jamieson 8 2 15 0 1.88
William Somerville 10 0 59 0 5.90
Rachin Ravindra 13 2 56 3 4.31
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
MA Agarwal 1-107 31.2
CA Pujara 2-115 35.5
Shubman Gill 3-197 59.4
SS Iyer 4-211 61.2
Virat Kohli 5-217 62.1
Wriddhiman Saha 6-238 66.2
J Yadav 7-276 69.6

 

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 3 – 2nd session:
  • WICKET! Another wicket. Saha departs too as he was looking to go big and score some quick runs. R Ravindra gets his third wicket
  • WICKET! Virat Kohli departs too, wickets falling in quick succession now. Rachin Ravindra picks his second wicket as Kohli’s century drought continues. He departs at 36
  • WICKET! Ajaz Patel comes back in attack and strikes. Shreyas Iyer departs, stumped. It’s the 13th wicket for Ajaz Patel
  • Back to Back sixes for Shreyas Iyer off W Somerville
  • Shreyas Iyer comes to the crease
  • WICKET! Rachin Ravindra gets his maiden Test wicket. Shubhman Gill misses the fifty, departs at 47
  • Four! Reverse sweep from Gill. He is playing attacking cricket
  • Fifty run partnership up between Kohli & Gill
  • SIX! This time Kohli uses the feet and smashes it over mid-wicket
  • FOUR! Gill is using his feet well, slams it through mid-wicket this time
  • SIX! Gill uses his feet and launches it down the ground
  • Virat Kohli & Shubhman Gill will resume the innings, Will Somerville to start the proceeding for New Zealand

Resuming Day 3 at 69/0, overnight batters Mayank and Pujara accumulated runs at a brisk pace, and the former brought up his half-century in the 26th over of the innings. Both batters registered the 100-run opening stand in the 27th over.

The 107-run opening stand was finally broken by Ajaz Patel as he dismissed Mayank (62) with the hosts’ lead being 370. Ajaz got his second wicket of the innings in the 36th over as he had Pujara (47) caught at the hands of Ross Taylor, reducing India to 115/2.

Skipper Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill then ensured that the hosts do not lose any more wickets before the lunch break.

IND vs NZ LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Gill take India over 400-run lead at lunch; IND – 142/2 – lead by 405 runs: Follow DAY 3 LIVE

India 2nd Innings: IND – 142/2 – lead by 405 runs

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Mayank Agarwal c WA Young b AY Patel 62 108 9 1 57.41
Cheteshwar Pujara c R Taylor b AY Patel 47 97 6 1 48.45
Shubman Gill Not out 17 36 2 0 47.22
Virat Kohli (C) Not out 11 35 0 0 31.43
Extra 5 (b 2, w 0, nb 0, lb 3)
Total 142/2 (46)
Yet To Bat SS IyerWriddhiman SahaRavichandran AshwinAxar PatelJ YadavUT YadavMohammed Siraj
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Tim Southee 13 2 31 0 2.38
Ajaz Patel 21 2 77 2 3.67
Kyle Jamieson 8 2 15 0 1.88
William Somerville 2 0 9 0 4.50
Rachin Ravindra 2 0 5 0 2.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
MA Agarwal 1-107 31.2
CA Pujara 2-115 35.5

 

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 3 – 1st session:

  • It’s time for the lunch break. India 142/2 leading NZ by 405 runs
  • 400-run lead comes up for India.
  • LBW Appeal against Kohli – umpire denies, NZ takes the review. It’s the bat first – very similar to what happened in 1st innings
  • Azaz Patel comes back into the attack.
  • Southee and Jamieson are bowling short balls to both – Kohli & Gill. An interesting battle going out in the middle
  • The onus is on Virat Kohli & Shubhman Gill now
  • WICKET! Pujara departs at 47 and it’s once again Ajaz Patel providing the breakthrough. Patel picks up his 12th wicket as India lose their second
  • Shubhman Gill and C Pujara are in the middle with the latter nearing his fifty
  • WICKET! Ajaz Patel strikes, picks his 11th wicket. Mayank came down the track to smash it over long-off but holes out to the fielder
  • FOUR! Mayank steps down the crease and slams it over extra cover
  • Azaz Patel is back into the attack
  • Mayank Agarwal is getting some assistance from physio. He received a blow on his right arm off Tim Southee’s short ball
  • Both the openers are using their feet and playing attacking cricket at the moment
  • 100-run partnership up between M Agarwal & C Pujara
  • FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for M Agarwal.
  • SIX! That’s a Fifty for Mayank Agarwal. He continues the good form
  • FOUR! back-to-back boundaries for Pujara.
  • FOUR! Pujara uses his feet, comes downtown, and flicks it through mid-wicket
  • Mayank Agarwal & Cheteshwar Pujara will start for India, Azaz Patel is opening the attack for Kiwis

Day 3 Pitch Report: It’s going to be challenging for any batter, especially against spinners but if they use their feet they can nullify the effect, says Deep Das Gupta.

@09:07 AM – It’s huddle time! What the discussion is all about? Maybe to bat for the entire 1st and 2nd session & then declare?

@09:00 AM – Here’s Day 3’s schedule

𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM – 1st Session

11:30 AM – 12:10 PM Lunch

12:10 PM – 02:33 PM 2nd Session

02:33 PM – 02:53 PM Tea Time

02:53 PM – 04:53 PM 3rd Session

96 Overs for the day

If 96 Overs aren’t bowled, play can be extended to 05:23 PM


Team India is in complete control of the match after New Zealand was shot out for record low 62 i.e the lowest total in a Test match in India. India have already amassed a lead of 332 runs with both openers Mayank Agarwal (38*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (28*) still at the crease.

India 325 (Agarwal 150, Gill 44, Axar 52, Ajaz 10-119) and 69 for no loss (Agarwal 38*, Pujara 29*) lead < b>New Zealand 62 (Siraj 3-19, Axar 2-14, Ashwin 4-8) by 332 runs.

IND vs NZ Day 2 Stumps: Ajaz Patel creates history but India strong after 332-run 2nd Innings lead on Day 2

Despite New Zealand being on mat, record breaker Ajaz Patel still feels that Kiwis can make one final turnaround on Day 3.

“This is what makes Test cricket so exciting. Things can flip very quickly. It just takes one session to change the match, so we are still in the game and have the second innings to go and will be looking forward to tomorrow’s (Sunday’s) game,” said Ajaz Patel during the press conference.

IND vs NZ LIVE Score: Mayank & Pujara begin proceedings, Kiwis eye an early breakthrough; IND – 82/0 – lead by 345 runs – Follow DAY 3 LIVE Updates

India Ready to Avenge WTC Finals Defeat – Can they take over NZ in ICC Test Rankings? Without any doubt a victory will help India avenge their WTC Final loss in England.

In the ICC Test Rankings currently New Zealand are at the top with 126 points. India is at No. 2 with 119 points. Victory in the match should take India to the top.

What India’s victory can do? Kohli & Co are likely to touch 124 ratings while New Zealand ratings would fall to 121 owing to five points difference.

Meanwhile, India might also improve their 3rd place position in the World Test Championship points table.

IND vs NZ LIVE score: India 2nd Innings 69/0 (21 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Mayank Agarwal Not out 38 75 6 0 50.67
Cheteshwar Pujara Not out 29 51 3 1 56.86
Extra 2 (b 0, w 0, nb 0, lb 2)
Total 69/0 (21)
Yet To Bat Shubman GillVirat KohliSS IyerWriddhiman SahaRavichandran AshwinAxar PatelJ YadavUT YadavMohammed Siraj
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Tim Southee 5 0 14 0 2.80
Ajaz Patel 9 1 35 0 3.89
Kyle Jamieson 4 2 5 0 1.25
William Somerville 2 0 9 0 4.50
Rachin Ravindra 1 0 4 0 4.00

 

After the end of Day 2 play, India’s score in the second innings read 69/0 with Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara unbeaten on the field with innings of 38* and 29* respectively. Hosts now lead Kiwis by 332.

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New Zealand 1st Innings 62/10 (28.1 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Tom Latham (C) c SS Iyer b Mohammed Siraj 10 14 2 0 71.43
Will Young c Virat Kohli b Mohammed Siraj 4 9 1 0 44.44
Daryl Mitchell lbw b Axar Patel 8 11 0 0 72.73
Ross Taylor b Mohammed Siraj 1 2 0 0 50.00
Henry Nicholls b Ravichandran Ashwin 7 31 1 0 22.58
Tom Blundell (WK) c CA Pujara b Ravichandran Ashwin 8 24 1 0 33.33
Rachin Ravindra c Virat Kohli b J Yadav 4 15 0 0 26.67
Kyle Jamieson c SS Iyer b Axar Patel 17 36 2 0 47.22
Tim Southee c (sub SA Yadav) b Ravichandran Ashwin 0 2 0 0 0.00
William Somerville c Mohammed Siraj b Ravichandran Ashwin 0 26 0 0 0.00
Ajaz Patel Not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extra 3 (b 0, w 0, nb 2, lb 1)
Total 62/10 (28.1)
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Umesh Yadav 5 2 7 0 1.40
Mohammed Siraj 4 0 19 3 4.75
Axar Patel 9.1 3 14 2 1.53
Ravichandran Ashwin 8 2 8 4 1.00
Jayant Yadav 2 0 13 1 6.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
WA Young 1-10 3.1
Tom Latham 2-15 3.6
R Taylor 3-17 5.1
DJ Mitchell 4-27 8.1
HM Nicholls 5-31 13.1
R Ravindra 6-38 16.4
TA Blundell 7-53 19.4
TG Southee 8-53 19.6
William Somerville 9-62 27.5
KA Jamieson 10-62 28.1

 

India 1st Innings 325/10 (109.5 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Mayank Agarwal c TA Blundell b AY Patel 150 311 17 4 48.23
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) lbw b AY Patel 27 62 3 1 43.55
Ravichandran Ashwin b AY Patel 0 1 0 0 0.00
Axar Patel lbw b AY Patel 52 128 5 1 40.63
Jayant Yadav c R Ravindra b AY Patel 12 31 2 0 38.71
Umesh Yadav Not out 0 2 0 0 0.00
Mohammed Siraj c R Ravindra b AY Patel 4 3 1 0 133.33
Extra 18 (b 13, w 0, nb 0, lb 5)
Total 325/10 (109.5)
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Tim Southee 22 6 43 0 1.95
Kyle Jamieson 12 3 36 0 3.00
Ajaz Patel 47.5 12 119 10 2.49
William Somerville 19 0 80 0 4.21
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
Wriddhiman Saha 5-224 71.4
Ravichandran Ashwin 6-224 71.5
MA Agarwal 7-291 99.5
Axar Patel 8-316 107.5
J Yadav 9-321 109.2
Mohammed Siraj 10-325 109.5

 

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