Mayank Agarwal, Scott Styris
Mayank Agarwal (Credits: Twitter)

New Zealand are well ahead of India in the ongoing Test match in Wellington. Colin de Grandhomme and Kyle Jamieson’s respective forties helped the hosts take a lead of 183 runs. New Zealand made 348 in reply to India’s 165.

Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, India, New Zealand
Tim Southee (Credits: Twitter)

There were a lot of talking points but one particular dismissal that caught the attention of the fans was that of Mayank Agarwal. The opener hit a composed 58 before Tim Southee got the better of him.

Mayank Agarwal’s controversial dismissal sends internet in a frenzy

The dismissal took place in the 39th over, the ball drifted towards the on-side but as it seemed the cherry took a faint edge of the bat. The Blackcaps went in unison and appealed. Umpire Aleem Dar didn’t hesitate to raise his finger. Mayank looked a bit clueless. He was reportedly convinced by skipper Virat Kohli to review the decision. To India’s surprise, the decision stood.

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal. Credit: BCCI

This was Agarwal’s first fifty since he hit one in the warm-up game against New Zealand XI. The opener had a lean patch in white-ball cricket but he didn’t lose sleep. “It’s been a little different playing here but I want to leave all that behind.” he said.


Mayank had earlier told the media that he had sessions with India’s batting coach Vikram Rathore. The elegant batsman said he discussed the technical aspect of his game with the coach.

“Vikram sir and me sat down and spoke about the areas where we needed to improve. We have worked on it. After I got out in the first innings, I went back to the nets, did a lot of drills. I am happy whatever I have worked on is coming good now.”

Let’s take a look at the tweets that made news in the cricketing world:

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