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Highlights, India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Full cricket score: Hosts lead by 332 runs in 2nd innings – Firstcricket News, dailynewscatch

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India vs New Zealand Live Cricket Score 2nd Live Broadcast Test & Latest Updates: oh, that’s it for the day now. Ajaz Patel may have stolen the show with all 10 wickets in the first Indian innings, but the Kiwis’ performance in their batter took a major backseat, being regrouped for 62. India have all 10 wickets intact and are benefiting from ‘a lead of 332 points. It will be interesting to see if the hosts manage to complete the game on Matchday 3. Until then, it’s goodbye from us!

Day 1 report: Mayank Agarwal’s fifth Test 100 saved India from a precarious position on Friday as hosts hit 221-4 at strains on day one of the second Test against New Zealand.

Agarwal finished the day at 120 points, while Wriddhiman Saha was undefeated at 25. Ajaz Patel took 4-73 in 29 overs to put the brakes on the Indian standings, with Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli both falling in love with the ducks.

India vs New Zealand Live Score of the latest Ind vs NZ 2nd Test Match updates today. Image: AP

India had hit tea at 111-3 at tea after the morning session was swept away due to a wet outfield. The draw was delayed by two and a half hours and play finally began at noon local time.

Forerunners Agarwal and Shubman Gill (44) combined for 80 points before Patel provided the breakthrough with Gill caught on the slip. It sparked a mini-meltdown with Pujara clean bowling and Kohli, back after missing the first test, handed over to a questionable bodyweight decision.

But Agarwal saved India from 80-3 and added 80 points for the fourth wicket with Shreyas Iyer (18) on either side of the tea.

Agarwal then continued to show the same confidence that had helped him break a run of poor form stretching to the last 13 innings.

He hit seven more fours and two more sixes in the final session and countered the New Zealand spinners with ease using impeccable footwork. In total, he hit 14 fours and four sixes.

“It was a big blow (from Agarwal),” said Gill. “He was absolutely determined and it was a great round. To be able to play 250 balls a day and stay undefeated is great.”

Shreyas Iyer (18) fell to Patel after adding 80 points for the fourth wicket with Agarwal. This came against the game as the centurion from the first test was caught behind.

India was 160-4 at this point. Saha then helped put 61 leads for the fifth wicket with Agarwal.

The opener reached its century with 196 deliveries. It was his first 100 test since November 2019, when Agarwal scored 243 against Bangladesh in Indore.

Together with Saha, he helped push India’s score beyond 200 in the 62nd.

With AP inputs

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