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Indian Fans Happy As India Reaches A Commanding Position In Mumbai Test
By CricShots - Dec 4, 2021 6:07 pm
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Team India is in a commanding position in the ongoing second Test against New Zealand in Mumbai, the hosts were bundled out for 325 runs in the first innings owing to a brilliant 10-wicket haul from Ajaz Patel. The left-arm spinner became only the third bowler in international cricket to achieve the rare feat. But the Kiwis couldn’t celebrate for long as the Indian bowlers bundle out visitors for just 62 runs in their first innings and then came out to bat again in their second essay.

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal scored a brilliant 1500

After Ajaz Patelโ€™s heroics with the ball, Mohammed Siraj drew first blood for Indian quite early in the innings. He breathed fire with his every delivery and sent back Will Young, Tom Latham, and Ross Taylor. Of the three wickets, the ball that uprooted that Taylorโ€™s off-stump with an absolute jaffa from the pacer. Once New Zealand was reduced to 17/3, the Indian spinners โ€“ Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, and Jayant Yadav โ€“ got their act together.

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The Kiwi batters had no clue about what was happening in the middle as the veteran Indian spinner, R Ashwin was close to unplayable picking up four wickets conceding just 8 runs in as many overs while Axar continued to impress as he returned with the figures of 2/14. New Zealand was bundled out for 62 runs in just 28.1 overs, their lowest total against India in Tests.

mohammed siraj
Mohammed Siraj bowled a brilliant opening spell

Their bowlers, especially Ajaz Patel, had worked hard earlier in the day only to find themselves on the field in a couple of hours bowling again with a huge deficit. The opening duo of Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara blunted the ball with confidence to make sure no wicket fell for the rest of the day.

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Earlier in the day, it was all about Ajaz Patel. The hosts resumed on 221/4 and lost their six wickets for just 104 runs. India opener, Mayank Agarwal once again looked good notching up 150. Ajaz bowled superbly testing the defenses of the batters and picking up all 10 wickets of the innings. His magical figures read 47.2-12-115-10 to become the first-ever bowler to pick the first 10 wickets of the game ever.

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Ajaz Patel took a 10-wicket haul

Here is how the cricketing fraternity reacted to the dominance of Team India: