The second test match is being played between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. By the end of the third day's play in this match, New Zealand's team has scored 140 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the second innings and they still have to score 400 runs to win, while India needs 5 wickets to win. Earlier, Team India scored 276 for 7 in the second innings and gave a total target of 540 runs to New Zealand to win. For New Zealand, Henry Nicholls remained unbeaten on 36 while Rachin Ravindra scored 2 runs.
New Zealand's second innings, Daryl Mitchell's half-century
India set New Zealand a target of 540 for victory in the Mumbai Test, in response to which the Kiwis lost their first wicket in the second innings as captain Tom Latham for 13 runs. Latham was dismissed leg before by Ashwin on the score of 6 runs. Ashwin gave the second blow to the Kiwi team and he got Will Young caught by Suryakumar Yadav for 20 runs. It was Ashwin who gave India the third success by dismissing Ross Taylor (6 runs). Daryl Mitchell was dismissed for 60 by Axar Patel, while Blundell was run out for zero without opening the account. On the third day of the game for India, R Ashwin took three wickets while Axar Patel took one wicket.
India's second innings, Mayank's fifty
India started the third day's play on a strong note. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara looked quite dominant with the bat. Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal, who scored 150 runs in the first innings, completed his half-century in 90 balls. However, he became Ajaz Patel's 11th victim of this match on a personal score of 62 runs. Will Young caught Mayank's catch. In the second innings, India got the second blow in the form of Cheteshwar Pujara, who was dismissed after scoring 47 runs. He was caught by Ejaz Patel at the hands of Ross Taylor. This is Ejaz's 12th wicket of the match.
In this match, another New Zealand bowler got the first wicket, which was the third wicket of India's second innings. Shubman Gill was caught by Tom Latham off Rachin Ravindra's delivery on a personal score of 47 runs. Earlier, Ejaz Patel got all the wickets. Ijaz got the 13th wicket of the match in the form of Shreyas Iyer, who was stumped on his delivery for 14 runs. In this way, India got the fourth blow in the second innings. Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion as India's fifth wicket, scoring 36 runs.
India got the sixth blow in the form of Wriddhiman Saha, who was caught by Kyle Jameson for 13 runs off Rachin Ravindra. Ajaz Patel gave New Zealand the seventh success in the second innings. Patel dismissed Jayant Yadav on a personal score of 6 runs and took the 14th wicket of the match. Axar Patel returned unbeaten on 41 off 26 balls.
Talking about this match, Indian team captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat in the rain-interrupted match. India scored 325 runs on the back of Mayank Agarwal's century and Axar Patel's half-century. At the same time, Ajaz Patel took all 10 wickets for New Zealand. However, New Zealand's team was bundled out for just 62 runs in their first innings. Only two batsmen could cross the double figure. At the same time, R Ashwin took 4, Mohammad Siraj took 3, Axar Patel took 2 and Jayant Yadav took one wicket. In this way India got a lead of 263 runs on the basis of first innings.