India take huge lead on day 2 of second test

04 Dec 2021, Mumbai: India put themselves in a commanding position at the end of Day 2, second Test. They extended their overall lead to 332 runs after bowling out New Zealand for a meagre 62 in their first innings of the second Test in Mumbai on Saturday. At stumps on the second day, India were 69 for no loss in their second innings. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara were batting on 38 and 29, respectively after India decided against enforcing follow-on despite taking a huge first-innings lead of 263 runs. 

Earlier in the day, New Zealand left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel became the third player in Test cricket to pick all 10 wickets in an innings during India’s first innings total of 325 all out. Opener Mayank Agarwal top-scored for the home team with a fine 150, hitting 17 boundaries and four sixes during his long stay in the middle. Axar Patel contributed 52 runs down the order as India crossed 300 before Ajaz wrapped up the innings to finish with incredible figures of 10/119 in 47.5 overs. The Indian bowlers hit back in style to bundle out the visitors for just 62 for a massive lead.

Brief Scores:
India (1st innings):- India 325 in 109.5 overs (Mayank Agarwal 150, Shubman Gill 44, Wriddhiman Saha 27, Axar Patel 52; Ajaz Patel 10/119)
New Zealand (1st innings):- 62 in 28.1 overs (Kyle Jamieson 17, Tom Latham 10; Ravichandran Ashwin 4/8, Mohammed Siraj 3/19, Axar Patel 2/14, Jayant Yadav 1/13)
India (2nd innings):- 69/0 (Mayank Aggarwal 38*, Cheteshwar Pujara 29*)