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India vs New Zealand 2nd Test, Day 3 Live:India have stretched their lead to over 450 despite New Zealand’s Mumbai-born spinner Ajaz Patel adding two more to his record 10 wickets in one innings in the second Test on Sunday. The hosts, who started the day on 69/0, are in a much stronger position after Lunch with Shubman Gill and skipper Virat Kohli batting at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. The duo have added over 50 runs for the third wicket. Overnight batsmen Mayank Agarwal (62) and Cheteshwar Pujara (47) put on a 107-run stand to take the Indian attack forward before falling to Ajaz’s left-arm spin. Agarwal, who made 150 in India’s 325 in the first innings, reached his fifty with a six off Ajaz and followed it up with another boundary to signal his attacking intent. The opener received a barrage of short balls from fast bowler Tim Southee with one hitting him on the forearm that needed attention by the physio. He finally fell to Ajaz, who almost bowled unchanged from his end in the morning session, in another attempt to go for the big shot but got caught at long-off. Pujara, who hit Ajaz for two successive boundaries early in the morning, was denied his fifty after being caught at slip as Ajaz improved to a perfect 12.(IND vs NZ SCORECARD 2nd Test Day 3)
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
India Playing XI:Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Here are the Live Updates of India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match Straight From Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
Saha Hits FOUR!
Ajaz Patel to W Saha, FOUR, to square leg. The India batters have played in this session it looks like they are close to declaration
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 217/4, lead by 480 runs
Ajaz Takes 13th Wicket!
Ajaz Patel to Shreyas Iyer, appeal for stumping and umpires have gone up for review.
Review: That was a close call but the result went in favour of New Zealand. Ajaz Patel has added yet another wicket to his name, 13th wicket for the left-arm spinner in this game.
Shreyas Iyer st Blundell b Ajaz Patel 14(8) (6s-2)
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 211/4, lead by 474 runs
Back-To-Back SIXES From Shreyas Iyer!
Another SIX from Shreyas Iyer!! Two back-to-back sixes for the youngster. Somerville is on a really bad tour.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 210/3, lead by 473 runs
Shreyas Iyer Goes Big Against Struggling Somerville!
Somerville to Shreyas Iyer, he goes big and its into the stands for a maximum. SIX on the third ball.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 204/3, lead by 467 runs
Rachin Removes Gill!
Finally a wicket for a New Zealand bowler other than Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra has dismissed Shubman Gill on 47. India are three wickets down with skipper Virat Kohli still batting.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 197/3, lead by 460 runs
Kohli Hits Another Boundary!
Ravindra to Kohli, smashed away for boundary to midwicket. Captain is in 30s now. New Zealand continue to struggle in the game.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 195/2, lead by 455 runs
Gill Hits FOUR On Reverse Sweep!
Somerville to Gill, reverse sweep and another FOUR. Bring back Ajaz Patel, entire New Zealand supporters say!! Somerville has bowled on bad lengths on a spin friendly pitch.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 173/2, lead by 436 runs
Kohli Hits SIX, Fifty Partnership Comes Up Between Skipper And Gill!
Somerville to Kohli, flat SIX to mid-wicket. Kohli is looking in good touch today. Fifty partnership also comes up between Kohli and Gill.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 168/2, lead by 431 runs
Somerville Struggles Again And Again!
Somerville to Shubman Gill, FOUR to deep mid-wicket. Somerville hasn’t bowled well in both the matches till now. New Zealand might ask them a question to themselves why they dropped Micthell Santner.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 161/2, lead by 424 runs
Gill Goes Big Against Somerville!
Somerville to Gill, SIX over midwicket. Brilliant shot from Gill and he is in a good touch in this innings till now. First SIX from Gill!!
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 155/2, lead by 419 runs
Can Kohli Get To Three-Figure Mark After Two Years?
Welcome back to the second session on Day 3 of the Mumbai Test, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill are on the crease as India’s lead is over 400 now. Captain Kohli who hasn’t scored a hundred across format will aim to get one ahead of the mega South Africa series later this month. Kohli had played some good innings during the England series and scored a couple of half-centuries but he failed to convert them into big ones. On the other hand, Shubman Gill who is batting alongside Kohli will try to make his spot count in the middle-order as he is now India’s 4th choice opener after Mayank Agarwal scored 150 runs in the first innings of the ongoing Test match.
Will Somerville will bowl the first over after Lunch.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 142/2, lead by 405 runs
Lunch Day 3: India Dominate But Ajaz Continue To Impress!
End of 46th over and it’s Lunch on Day 3. India have a lead of 405 runs now and for New Zealand again it’s Ajaz Patel who took two wickets. Still Ajaz is the only wicket-taker for New Zealand in the game with his 12 wickets.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India (142/2, 325), lead New Zealand (62) by 405 runs
India Lead By Over 400 Runs!
Ajaz to Kohli, 3 runs and the lead is over 400 now. India have 138 runs on the board. Ajaz has definitely bowled brilliantly but New Zealand as a team have failed to deliver in this game.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 138/2, lead by 401 runs
Bad Review From New Zealand!
Bad review from New Zealand, Ajaz Patel was confident for LBW and does the wicketkeeper but the ball touched the bat before hitting the pads.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 133/2, lead by 396 runs
Another Brilliant Shot From Gill!
Jamieson to Shubman Gill, FOUR to cover!! Latham had a long race with the ball but he failed to stop.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 127/2, lead by 390 runs
Good Shot From Gill For A Boundary!
Southee to Shubman Gill, FOUR, to mid-wicket. He is a good player at the legs and that was a good pull shot from the young opener against a top-quality bowler.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 119/2, lead by 382 runs
Ajaz Patel Continue To Deliver!
Ajaz Patel to Pujara, OUT!! Caught by Ross Taylor in slips!! Umpires had a check on the catch and it was close call but the decision remained same. 12th wicket for Ajaz Patel!!Pujara c Ross Taylor b Ajaz Patel 47(97) (4s-6 6s-1)
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 115/2, lead by 378 runs
Pujara Takes Successful Review!
Ajaz Patel to Pujara, appeal for LBW!! and umpire has given out and its12th wicket for Ajaz in this game. Pujara had gone for a review.
Review: Ball tracking showed the ball was missing the wickets. That means Pujara will stay.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 113/1, lead by 376 runs
Ajaz Dismisses Mayank!
Ajaz to Mayank, in the air and yes caught by Will Young. Its the 11 wicket for Ajaz Patel in this match, would you believe it New Zealand have taken 11 wickets in this match till now and all belongs to Ajaz Patel.
Mayank c Will Young b Ajaz Patel 62(108) (4s-9 6s-1)
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 107/1, lead by 370 runs
Mayank Punishes Ajaz For A Boundary!
Ajaz to Mayank, FOUR!! excellent timing from Mayank. Ajaz hasn’t look in a good touch in second innings of Indian batting.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 107/0, lead by 370 runs
100 Partnership Comes Up Between Openers!
Single and 100 comes up for India and 100 partnership as well between Pujara and Mayank.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 100/0, lead by 363 runs
Mayank Going Strong!
SIX on the previous ball and here’s a boundary from Mayank after scoring fifty.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 99/0, lead by 362 runs
Fifty For Mayank!
Ajaz to Mauank, SIX!! and fifty up for Mayank Agarwal. He has batted brilliantly till now and he’s gonna remember this match.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 95/0, lead by 358 runs
Review Saves Mayank!
Southee to Mayank, appeal for LBW and yes umpire raised his finger. Mayank had gone for a review straight away.
Review: Ultra edge shows there’s a spike and this means Mayank will stay.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 86/0, lead by 349 runs
Pujara In 40s!
Ajaz Patel to Pujara, cracking shot and its another boundary to midwicket area. Excellent batting form Pujara!!
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 86/0, lead by 349 runs
India Openers Start Day 3 On Strong Note!
Southee to Mayank. FOUR to fine leg. Indian openers have started the day on a strong note. Three boundaries first 10 balls of the day.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 82/0, lead by 345 runs
Ajaz to Pujara, same ball and same result, another boundary to midwicket. Two boundaries in two balls for Pujara, we rarely see this from him but here is dominating.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 78/0, lead by 341 runs
First Boundary On Day 3!
Ajaz Patel to Pujara, FOUR to midwicket area. There was a big race for the fielder but Pujara will get a boundary.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 74/0, lead by 337 runs
First Runs On Day 3 For India!
Ajaz to Mayank, played with the light hands to long off for a single. First run on Day 3 for India.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 70/0, lead by 333 runs
Players are on the field- Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara are ready with the bat. For New Zealand, first innings hero Ajaz Patel will bowl the first over of the day.
Zaheer Khan Shares His Thoughts On When India Should Declare On Day 3!
Former India bowler Zaheer Khan said India now will have a target in mind and would want to declare as soon as possible by scoring quick runs on the third day’s play.
Hello And Welcome!
Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Mumbai Test between India and New Zealand. The home team are in full control as they have a lead of 332 runs against the visitors. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara have added 69 runs for the first wicket till now in the second innings and they are still on the crease. The Virat Kohli-led side had bowled out New Zealand for 62 runs in the first innings that is the lowest team total on Indian soil. For New Zealand nothing ticked right in the game apart from Ajaz Patel’s 10-wicket haul in an innings. Ajaz became just the third bowler to achieve that rare feat on Day 2.
The day’s play will start at 9:30 AM IST. Stay with us for all the live updates.
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