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India vs New Zealand 2nd Test, Day 3: At Stumps, NZ five down, need 400 runs to win

India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 2nd Test, Day 3 Highlights: India declared their second innings at 276/7 to set New Zealand an improbable victory target of 540.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: December 5, 2021 10:11:51 pm
India New Zealand CricketNew Zealand's Daryl Mitchell ,left, walks back after his dismissal during the day three. (AP Photo)

India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 2nd Test, Day 3 Highlights: New Zealand self-destructed chasing an improbable 540-run target to be 140 for five at stumps on day three of the second Test against India here on Sunday. India are expected complete formalities on day four on Monday.

India declared their second innings at 276 for seven in the second session. 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.

Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel followed up his historic 10-wicket haul with four more scalps in India’s second essay.

Brief Scores:

India: 325 and 276 for seven declared in 70 overs (Mayank Agarwal 62, Cheteshwar Pujara 47, Shubman Gill 47; Ajaz Patel 4/106, Rachin Ravindra 3/56).

New Zealand: 62 and 140 for five in 45 overs (Henry Nicholls 36 batting; Daryl Mitchell 60, Ravichandran Ashwin 3/27).

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

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

Match EndedNew Zealand tour of India, 2021 - 2nd Test


325 (109.5) u0026 276/7 dec (70.0)

New Zealand

62 (28.1) u0026 167 (56.3)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 2nd Test )
India beat New Zealand by 372 runs

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India vs New Zealand 2nd Test, Day 3: Catch all the highlights and commentary from the ongoing Mumbai Test.

17:23 (IST)05 Dec 2021

New Zealand slumped to 140/5 at stumps on day three of the second test against India on Sunday with the visitors needing another 400 runs for an improbable victory. India, meanwhile, is just five wickets away from a series win in the two-match contest. The first test in Kanpur was drawn.

17:07 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Great atmosphere in the ground!
17:04 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Run Out! A terrible mix-up

Two fall in quick succession at Wankhede. First Mitchell then Blundell, the latter pushing a ball to mid-off and running with the shot. Sent back by Nicholls with Blundell caught short of his ground. NZ: 129/5 after 37 overs

17:03 (IST)05 Dec 2021

Axar Patel provides the much-needed breakthrough for India. Mitchell tried to play aggressively, but a miscue goes straight to Jayant Yadav. Daryl Mitchell departs after playing a solid knock of 60(92). NZ: 128/4

16:42 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Ashwin bowls a ripper

Two absolute rippers from Ashwin in this over have missed the off stump by a whisker. Daryl Mitchell (54*) and Henry Nicholls (25*) have now put on a gritty 66-run stand. NZ: 121/3 after 33 overs

16:27 (IST)05 Dec 2021
FIFTY for Mitchell

Daryl Mitchell brings up a composed half-century. A mature innings under pressure. A fine innings where he's dug his heels in and defied the odds. Meanwhile, a nice little partnership has developed for the kiwis! NZ: 109/3 (29.3), Need 431 runs to win

16:05 (IST)05 Dec 2021
IND lose a review

Appeal for a caught behind, and India thinks Mitchell has edged it down the leg. Saha isn't convinced but Kohli goes for the review. OH NO! No bat there. NZ: 79/3 after 24 ovs


15:53 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Umesh Yadav is into the attack

The Kiwi batters have tried to be aggressive against our spinners but the wickets have kept tumbling. Another streaky boundary from the Yadav over and NZ: 75/3 after 22 overs

15:20 (IST)05 Dec 2021

Ashwin strikes again and India break the budding second-wicket stand! The spinner sends Young back to the pavilion on 20. A beauty of a delivery turns at the right time, gets an inside edge and Suryakumar completes the catch. NZ: 45/2 (14.3 overs)

15:15 (IST)05 Dec 2021

Young (20*) assumes some responsibility early on as he takes on Ashwin. On the very first ball of the over, the batters runs down the pitch and hits one over the spinner's head. Later, a proper cut shot towards the off-side ends up as a four. NZ: 43/1 (13 overs)

15:04 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Mitchell, Young rally on

Mitchell (5*) takes on Siraj and hits him for a confidence-boosting boundary to short mid-off. Young's on 11*. NZ: 22/1 (10 overs)

14:55 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Injury updates on Agarwal and Gill !

Mayank Agarwal got hit on his right forearm while batting in the second innings. He has been advised not to take the field as a precautionary measure. Shubman Gill got a cut on his right middle finger while fielding yesterday. He will not be taking the field today.  NZ:18/1 (8 overs)

14:32 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Spidercam forces early tea!

The spidercam stuck close to the pitch has forced tea to be taken about 15 minutes early. They got it moving slowly during the break. One of the four strings on which it is suspended has gone limp. But it's been pulled high now, so play should resume on time.

14:17 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Latham departs at stroke of tea!

A wicket-maiden for Ashwin! The spinner traps skipper Latham (6) between the wickets. LBW! And that's tea! NZ: 13/1 (4 overs)

14:06 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Latham, Young open for NZ!

Tom Latham and Will Young open for New Zealand in their second innings. Mohammed Siraj has the ball. On the second ball itself, Young (6*) announces himself with a confident boundary towards the fine leg fence. Latham is batting on 1*. NZ: 7/0 (1 over)

14:00 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Ajaz shines with the ball!

Best match bowling figures at Wankhede: 14/225 Ajaz Patel v IND 2021

Best match bowling figures for New Zealand: 15/123 Richard Hadlee v AUS 1985, 14/225 Ajaz Patel v IND 2021

Best match bowling figure against India: 14/225 Ajaz Patel, Mumbai 2021

13:52 (IST)05 Dec 2021
IND declare on 276/7, lead by 539 runs

After hitting Ajaz for an opening ball boundary straight through long on, Axar (41*) rotates strike. Jayant (6*) hits a massive six before falling to the spinner off a caught & bowled. With that dismissal, India decide to declare their innings. IND: 276/7 (70 overs)

13:35 (IST)05 Dec 2021

Saha (13) tries to up the ante but his miscued shot is caught well by Jamieson. Third wicket for Ravindra! IND: 238/6 (66.2 overs)

13:33 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Saha, Axar combine well for big shots

After some good running in the previous over of Ajaz, Saha (13*) hits his first boundary of the innings. The wicketkeeper gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps Ravindra. Later, Axar (9*) clobbers one for a six! The lead stands at 501 runs. IND: 238/5 (66 overs)

13:20 (IST)05 Dec 2021

Ravindra gets his second! Kohli walks back on 36 after he chops on a slowed-down delivery onto his own stumps. New Zealand have some wind in their sails now as the spinners strike together. Saha and Axar are in the middle now. IND: 217/5 (62.1 overs)

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