Last Update on: December 6th, 2021 at 09:06 am
Indian opener Mayank Agarwal brought up his fifth Test century recently against New Zealand in the ongoing second Test in Mumbai.
Agarwal stood tall and delivered for India when they were reeling at 160/4, he pummelled 17 fours and four sixes in his gritty 150-run knock.
A test hundred is always special: Mayank Agarwal
Agarwal stitched a 67-run stand with all-rounder Axar Patel as India posted 325 in the first innings. The Karnataka batter said that this was his special Test hundred.
“Grit, Determination & Resilience. A test hundred is always special and this one will remain forever so,” Agarwal tweeted.
Mayank continued his fabulous form in the second innings as he scored 62 runs from 108 balls as India’s lead propelled to 539.
India look comfortable sealing the game against the Kiwis
Team India looks in a commanding position to win the second Test against New Zealand at the Wankhede in Mumbai.
At the end of the gameplay of Day 3, New Zealand were left with 140 runs for the loss of five wickets. The visitors need 400 runs more to chase to win the game, something that is beyond their control.
Veteran Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was once again on the song as he picked three wickets including the likes of Tom Latham and Ross Taylor as the visitors were struggling for a perfect partnership.
However, Daryl Mitchell, who has replaced skipper Kane Williamson in the team, made a fighting 60 from 92 balls before he was caught by Jayant Yadav off Axar Patel’s bowling in the 35th over.
Senior New Zealand batter Ross Taylor, too, failed to lead Black Caps resilience in the second innings as he attempted to slog-sweep Ashwin but ended up edging it towards Cheteshwar Pujara to end his stay.
Henry Nicholls is batting on 36 along with Rachin Ravindra, the man who helped the Black Caps to force a draw against India with Ajaz Patel.