After session 1 of 2nd Test got washed out, India won the toss and opted to bat first before start of the play. Mayank Agarwal’s sensational century helped India to post 325 runs on board. Axar Patel also recorded his maiden Test fifty while batting at number 8 position. Ajaz Patel was star bowler for New Zealand as he picked up all 10 wickets of Team India in 1st innings.
Indian bowlers in reply were terrific as they bundled out Kiwis for just 62 runs. Mohammed Siraj started off his spell impressively by picking up 3 early wickets of Will Young, Tom Latham and Ross Taylor while Ravi Ashwin registered four-wicket haul at the later stage of the innings to wind up things early for his side. India, instead of enforcing follow-on, decided to bat once again in the game and ended up scoring 69/0 at the end of day on Saturday.
Numbers and stats from Day 1 & 2 of India vs New Zealand 2nd Test:
3 – Ajaz Patel became only 3rd bowler to pick all 10 wickets of a Test innings after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble.
3 – Mayank Agarwal has smashed three scores of 150 or more in World Test Championship.
Most scores of 150 or more in World Test Championship:
Joe Root – 4
Marnus Labuschagne – 3
Rohit Sharma – 3
Mayank Agarwal – 3
4 – Virat Kohli has recorded four Test ducks in the year 2021.
Most ducks as captain in Test cricket in a calendar year while batting at number 1 to 7 position:
Mahela Jayawardene – 4 in 2006
Mohammad Ashraful – 4 in 2008
MS Dhoni – 4 in 2011
Faf du Plessis – 4 in 2018
Virat Kohli – 4 in 2021
5 – Mayank Agarwal became 5th Indian player to smash 1000 runs in World Test Championship overall.
6 – Virat Kohli has recorded joint-most ducks (6) in World Test Championship while batting at number 1 to 7 position.
Most ducks in World Test Championship while batting at number 1 to 7:
Rory Burns – 6
Virat Kohli – 6
Most ducks in Test cricket while batting at number 4 position:
Virat Kohli – 12
Sachin Tendulkar – 11
Gundappa Viswanath – 8
7 – Only for 7th time Cheteshwar Pujara has opened the innings in Test cricket.
55 – Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 55 Test wickets against New Zealand on home soil.
Most Test wickets against New Zealand on home soil:
Dale Steyn – 59
Ravichandran Ashwin – 55
Shane Warne – 54
Most international wickets against New Zealand on home soil:
Shane Warne -78
Ravichandran Ashwin – 70
Dale Steyn – 69
62 – New Zealand have been all-out for just 62 runs in their 1st innings against India.
Lowest 1st innings or 2nd innings total on Indian soil:
NZ – 62 vs Ind, Mumbai in 2021
Ind – 75 vs WI, Delhi in 1987
Ind – 76 vs SA, Ahmedabad in 2008
Lowest 1st innings or 2nd innings total against India on Indian soil:
NZ – 62 in Mumbai, 2021
SA – 79 in Nagpur, 2015
SL – 82 in Chandigarh, 1990