India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Day 2 Stats Review: Ajaz Patel scripts history with 10-fer as hosts gain command
Can team India finish the second Test on third day itself?
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Ajay Patel scripted his name in history books as he scalped all ten wickets in the first innings of the second Test against India, becoming only the third bowler overall to achieve the unthinkable milestone. The other two bowlers who had reached this milestone were England’s Jim Laker and India’s Anil Kumble, who took all ten wickets against Australia and Pakistan in 1956 and 1999 respectively.
Ajay Patel, who took 10/119, became the first bowler overall to get the feat against India in Tests. Patel also turned out to be the first bowler to have the best bowling figures in an away Test innings. Though it’s looking like all of Ajaz Patel’s efforts have gone in vain as the Kiwis got bundled out for just 62 runs in their reply to India’s 325. New Zealand recorded their sixth-lowest score in Tests and their lowest in Asia. Mohammed Siraj, who started destroying the Kiwis, took the first three wickets then it was business as usual as the spinners came and dominated the New Zealand batters. The WTC winners had no answer whatsoever against Indian spinners as R Ashwin again proved too much for them as he took four wickets.
At stumps on Day 2, India were 69/0 with Mayank Agarwal carrying on from where he left in his first innings by remaining 38 not out. Cheteshwar Pujara, who opened the innings in Tests for just the seventh time in his career remained unbeaten on 29. The Kiwi who have already conceded 322 runs lead can only hope for some magic now as this Test and the series looks well set to slip from their hands. Kane Williamson-minus NZ side would need a mammoth effort with the bat in the second innings to even draw this Test as more than three days are left in the match.
Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Day two:
3 – Ajaz Patel became the third bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings in Tests. Jim Laker and Anil Kumble achieved the milestone against Australia and Pakistan in 1956 and 1999 respectively.
10/119 – Ajaz Patel scripted best bowling figures for New Zealand in a Test innings. He broke Sir Richard Hadlee’s record of 9/52 which he recorded against Australia in 1985.
1 – Ajaz Patel’s figures of 10/119 is the best by any bowler in a Test innings against India. He surpassed Jack Noreiga’s record of 9/95 which came way back in the year 1971.
1 – Ajaz Patel’s magical figures of 10/119 is also the best by any bowler in an away Test innings. He went past England’s George Lohmann record of 9/28 which he achieved against SA in SA in 1896.
150 – Mayank Agarwal scored his third-highest score (150) in Tests. His top two scores are 243 and 215 against Bangladesh and South Africa respectively.
8 – R Ashwin equaled Erapalli Prasanna (8) for taking most four wicket-hauls against New Zealand in Tests.
55 – R Ashwin has now taken 55 wickets against New Zealand in Tests at home. Only Dale Steyn (59) is ahead for bowlers taking most scalps against Kiwis in home conditions.
6 – 62 is New Zealand sixth lowest score in Tests.
62 – New Zealand also recorded their lowest score in Asia.
7 – Cheteshwar Pujara opened the innings just for the seventh time in his 156 innings Test career.
2015 – The last time Cheteshwar Pujara opened the innings in Test against Sri Lanka in 2015.
103 – Ross Taylor slammed 103 runs in his last nine Test innings against India in India.