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| On Dec 3, 2021 2:27 PM IST

IND vs NZ, 2nd Test Live Score India 111/3 at Tea on Day 1: New Zealand make a terrific comeback


The India and New Zealand are competing in the 2nd Test Match of the bilateral series at Mumbai. The 1st session was not possible due to the wet outfield, and the play started at 12 pm. The 2nd session was played until 2:40 pm, and the next session will start from 3:00 pm. The Indian team is without their key players, Rahane, Ishant, and Jadeja. While Kane Williamson missed out for the New Zealand team.

IND vs NZ Live: Ajaz Patel picks 3 wickets to put India under pressure

In the first few overs, the fast bowlers got a movement with the new ball, but the batters, Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal played positively to keep the run rate steady. But with the spinners like Will Somerville and Ajaz Patel, the visitors put brakes on the runs by their perfect line lengths and the pitch offering an assistance for them as well.

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The Indian team have lost their 3 wickets, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, and captain Virat Kohli. All these wickets were taken by the left arm spinner Ajaz Patel, who has been terrific with his line lengths and has put the batters of the home team in trouble.

India vs New Zealand: Can home team put up a solid partnership?

The Indian team openers stitched a partnership of 80 runs in a relatively flat surface, but offering support to the spinners as the game has progressed. With the return of 3 batters into the pavilion, the onus will be on Shreyas Iyer and Mayank Agarwal to pose a resistance to the visitors and score runs after they have run out of ammunition. The opener Agarwal has already scored the half century.

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The New Zealand team will be looking to find contributions from their fast bowlers, Southee and Jamieson, after both the spinners have done well in the first half of the Day 1.

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