Sanjay Bangar
Sanjay Bangar. Image source-DNA

Former Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar pointed out two things that led to the downfall of Cheteshwar Pujara in the first innings of the second Test against New Zealand in Mumbai.

Pujara fell to a tossed-up delivery from Ajaz Patel that sneaked under his bat and ricocheted off his pads and onto the stumps. It is quite uncharacteristic from the experienced batsman as he is generally good against the slower bowlers.

Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara (Image Credit: Twitter)

Speaking about his dismissal, Bangar said: “Here he was looking to go against the turn and the fuller length because we also mentioned in our stint is a lot of deliveries from Ajaz Patel were actually fuller lengths, they were driving deliveries.

“But by going out, he yorked himself there and that caused his dismissal. So two things, yorking himself and then looking to go against the turn, that led to his dismissal.

Mayank Agarwal inches closer to his century on Day 1

Opener Mayank Agarwal found his mojo as he churned out the initial few tough overs before displaying a barrage of shots. Known for his prowess against spin, Mayank struggled in the beginning but once he hit his trademark six down the ground, things changed.

Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal
Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal (Image: Twitter)

His opening partnership with Shubman Gill was dominated by the youngster but Mayank stayed through the mini-collapse before putting India in a good position. He reached the nervous nineties in the second hour of the final session on Day 1, accompanied by Wriddhiman Saha.

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