India vs New Zealand 2nd test Day 1 highlights:- India reached 221/4 at stumps, Mayank Agarwal hit century

 On the 1st Day, India reached 221/4 at stumps after 70 overs. Mayank Agarwal slammed his fourth test century. All the four wickets of India have been taken by New Zealand’s spinner Ajaz Patel.

Mayank Agarwal hit his fourth century in the test cricket (Photo:-BCCI)

India vs New Zealand 2nd test starts from friday December 3 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Due to bad weather, match was started a little late. On the 1st Day, India reached 221/4 at stumps after 70 overs, Mayank Agarwal (120) and Wriddhiman Saha (25) are on the crease. Mayank Agarwal slammed his fourth test century. All the four wickets of India have been taken by New Zealand’s spinner Ajaz Patel.

Stumps on Day 1 of the 2nd Test.#TeamIndia 221/4 (Mayank 120*)

Scorecard – https://t.co/KYV5Z1jAEM #INDvNZ @Paytm pic.twitter.com/WL8GGArLEe

— BCCI (@BCCI) December 3, 2021

After a little break, captain Virat Kohli joined team India in the 2nd test. He won the toss and decided to bat first. India’s 3 players Ajinkya Rahane, who was the captain in the 1st test, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and pacer Ishant Sharma are not the part of India’s playing XI in the 2nd test due to injury.

There were the obstacles on the playing of Mayank Agarwal in the 2nd test but selectors have given him chance to play and he slammed an unbeaten century on the first day. Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill did opening in the match and they both made the partnership of 80 runs for 1st wicket.

Then, New Zealand’s spinner Ajaz Patel dismissed Gill (44 off 71 balls) and broke the partnership. Cheteshwar Pujara came at the 3rd number and Ajaz Patel dismissed off-form Pujara at duck. Ajaz Patel dismissed captain Virat Kohli too at duck by lbw, though this dismissal was debatable. Kohli showed displeasure after this decision.

India’s innings faltered by back to back wickets. Then, Shreyas Iyer came on the crease, who had hit century and half-century in the 1st test against New Zealand. He gave some support to Agarwal and handle the team’s score. Then, Ajaz Patel took the wicket of Iyer (18 off 41 balls) too.

After Iyer, wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha came on the crease. Agarwal and Saha both made the good partnership for the 5th wicket and remain unbeaten on the first day. Mayank Agarwal (120) and Wriddhiman Saha (25) will resume the play on second day. With the help of Mayank Agarwal (120), Shubman Gill (41), Shreyas Iyer (18) and Wriddhiman Saha (25), India reached at 221/4 on the first day of 2nd test.

That moment when @mayankcricket got to his 4th Test Century 👏👏

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— BCCI (@BCCI) December 3, 2021

From New Zealand’s side, spinner Ajaz Patel took all the four wickets of first day. He sent Pujara and Kohli to pavilion at duck which led India to critical situation but Agarwal on the other side handled the team. Ajaz Patel did 29 overs on the first day and took 4 wickets by giving 73 runs.

This two matches test series stands 0-0 so far as first test drawn between both the teams. India was very close to win but it couldn’t take the last wicket of the New Zealand on the last day to win.

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