Mayank Agarwal’s ton put India ahead of New Zealand, after ducks from Pujara & Kohli
After a delayed start of more than 2 hours, India won the toss and elected to bat first. India got off to a great start with openers managing to add 80 runs for the first wicket. India lost its three wickets on the same score, with the first one being of Shubman Gill. Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli followed him to the Pavilion without troubling the scoreboard.
India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Live Streaming – Cricket Score, Live Blog : Day 2 – Mayank Agarwal and Wriddhiman Saha stand strong
Mayank Agarwal’s century kept India ahead on the opening day of the second test in Mumbai. Mayank Agarwal stands unbeaten at 120, accompanied by Wriddhiman Saha’s 25*. Ayaz Patel was the pick of bowlers for New Zealand as he took all the four wickets on day 1.
Brief Score at Stumps day 1 : India 221/4 (Mayank Agarwal 122* , Ayaz Patel 4/73)
Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, and Ravindra Jadeja Injured
India started their proceedings in the 2nd test against New Zealand without their three experienced players. Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, and Ravindra Jadeja were ruled out from the second test. All three of them sustained injuries during the first test match at Green Park in Kanpur.
NEWS – Injury updates – New Zealand’s Tour of India
Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of the 2nd Test.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 3, 2021
Ishant Sharma’s finger got dislocated during the first test while fielding. Vice captain Ajinkya Rahane sustained a hamstring injury while fielding on the final day of the Kanpur test, while Ravindra Jadeja injured his forearm and scans suggest that there is a hugh amount of swelling. Rahane’s injury surprised everyone because he attended the indoor practice session ahead of the Mumbai Test.
Mendis, Embuldeniya help Sri Lanka clean sweep West Indies 2-0
The spin twin of the Sri Lankan side, Ramesh Mendis and Lasith Embuldeniya bowled out West Indies for just 132 in the second innings of the 2nd test match to clean sweep the series. The twin five wicket haul helped Sri Lanka to beat West Indies comfortably by 164 runs. The visitors were chasing 297 on the final day and lost their first five wickets under 100 runs.
Dhanajay de Silva was adjusted as the player of the match for his brilliant hundred in the second innings on a challenging wicket. Ramesh Mendis was awarded as Player of the series, for his remarkable bowling in the two-match test series. Mendis took a total of 18 wickets in the series.
Azhar Mahmood named head coach of Islamabad United
Azhar Mahmood has been appointed as the head coach of the Islamabad United franchise for the Pakistan super league’s next season. Azhar Mahmood will replace former South African all-rounder Johan Botha as the head coach of the team.
Azhar Mahmood won the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super league with the Islamabad United franchise. He was the bowling coach of Multan Sultan and Karachi Kings franchises before joining the new franchise. He has also worked with the England national side as the bowling consultant for the T20I series against Pakistan.