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

New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell, left, returns after his dismissal during day three. (AP photo)

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

India declared their second innings of 276 for seven in the second session. First innings centurion Mayank Agarwal top-scored with 62, while Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill made 47 each. Axar Patel smashed 41 of 26 balls with four sixes and three fours.

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

Short results:

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 (Player 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 (Player 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

India

325 (109.5) and 276/7 Dec (70.0)

vs

New Zealand

62 (28.1) and 167 (56.3)

Match ended (day 4 – 2nd test)
India beat New Zealand by 372 runs

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