Day 2 of the final and second 2nd Test Match between India and New Zealand was full of action at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Kiwi spinner Ajaz Patel wrecked havoc against the Men in Blue and reached a historic feat. He picked up all the ten wickets and became the only third bowler in history to pick all 10 wickets in an innings. Kohli’s men bounced back brilliantly to bundle the visitors at 62 runs and started off with the second innings.
India’s batting line-up crippled against Ajaz Patel’s brilliance; Men in Blue bounced back
On the Day 1 of the Mumbai Test, Patel dismissed Indian captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara on duck. Also, he dismissed Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer and bagged all 4 wickets on the Day.
Meanwhile, he carried his exceptional form to the Day 2 of the Test match and dismissed Wriddhiman Saha and Ravichandran Ashwin in back-to-back deliveries in the 72nd over.
During the match, he completed his 3rd five-wicket haul in Test cricket and became the first-ever New Zealand spinner to take a 5-wicket haul in the first innings of a Test match in India. Also, he has picked all his five-wicket hauls in Asia.
Patel had also dismissed Mohammed Siraj to complete a perfect 10-wicket haul on Day 2 of the Test against India. He tallied 10 wickets for runs 119. New Zealand crumbled with the bat but this match will be remembered for Ajaz Patel’s rare feat where he took all 10 Indian wickets.
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The visitors were bundled out for 62 in their first innings that was also the lowest team total by a team in an innings while playing on Indian soil. Ravichandran Ashwin was the most successful bowler for India with his figures of 4/8, apart from the off-spinner, Mohammed Siraj took three wickets while Axar Patel picked two and Jayant Yadav got one.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal have given a solid start to the second innings for the first wicket. At the Stumps of Day 2, India stands at 69 runs with ten wickets in hand.