MUMBAI, India (NWN) – India pressed their advantage in the second Test against New Zealand in Mumbai to reach 142-2 with a 405-run lead by lunch on the third day.
Mayank Agarwal followed up his first-innings century with another half-century and Cheteshwar Pujara made a century debut as India batted the tourists out of the competition on Sunday.
At the break, Shubman Gill was dismissed for 17 not out. With captain Virat Kohli.
Starting 69-0 overnight, Agarwal and Pujara put on a 107-run partnership for the Kiwi bowlers and took all ten Indian wickets in their historic first innings performance, before taking the first of their two wickets in the season. on Saturday.
Agarwal scored 150 in the first innings and looked on track for a second innings century as well, but was caught by Patel for 62 at long off.
Agarwal’s half-century came off 90 balls as he became only the fourth Indian batsman to register 50-plus scores in both the innings in Mumbai. Kris Srikkanth last achieved this feat in 1987.
Pujara scored 47 runs, which included six fours and a six, before he was caught at slip by Ross Taylor with India at 115-2.
On Saturday, India took control of the second Test, reaching 69-0 in the second innings at stumps after bowling out New Zealand for 62. Ejaz Patel’s historic 10-wicket maiden innings meant that he became only the third bowler in cricket history. All 10 wickets in an innings.
The first test ended in a draw.
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