New Zealand's Ajaz Patel picked up 14 wickets in the Mumbai Test match against India in early December, including all 10 in the first innings to become only the third player in Test history, to achieve the remarkable milestone.
Ajaz Patel picked up all 10 wickets in a Test innings against India in the month of December and became only the third player in the format to reach the milestone following Jim Laker and Anil Kumble.
Chasing a target of 305 runs, South Africa were never really in the game as Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammad Siraj bowled relentlessly to keep the Proteas at bay in the first SA vs IND Test.
Batting first, India scored 272 for 3 at the close of play with KL Rahul remaining not out on 122. His opening partner Mayank Agarwal contributed 60 while Ajinkya Rahane returned unconquered on 40.
KL Rahul hit an unbeaten century to help India dominate South Africa on the opening day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Read Day 1 report of the SA vs IND, Boxing Day Test.
Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul’s partnership was the first-century partnership for the opening wicket against South Africa in South Africa after five innings. The last pair to do so was England’s Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley’s in 2020.
Virat Kohli made a brave call to bat first on a greenish surface which is expected to get quicker as the game progresses. KL Rahul (29 batting off 84) and Mayank Agarwal (46 batting off 84) gave India a good start against South Africa.
Mayank Agarwal had lost his place in the Indian team after being ruled out of the first Test in England due to a concussion. He then made a strong comeback up with scores of 150 and 62 against New Zealand.
Ravichandran Ashwin has bridged the gap with top-ranked Test bowler Pat Cummins after finishing with four wickets in each innings in India's 372-run victory against New Zealand.
Mayank Agarwal produced a 150-run knock in the first innings of the second Test against New Zealand and followed that up with a 62-run innings to be adjudged player of the match.
Chasing a massive target of 540 runs to win the second Test against India, New Zealand were 140/5 at the close of Day 3 in Mumbai. Daryl Mitchell, who so far top-scored the Kiwis in the second innings, shared his thoughts.
Ravichandran Ashwin claimed three wickets as India inched closer to a big win against New Zealand in the second Test. At the close of play on Day 3, the Kiwis were 140/5, still needing 400 runs. India declared their second innings at 276/7.
New Zealand once again fell to the spin trap of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel on Day 3. While Ashwin did the bulk of the damage, Axar dismissed dangerous-looking Daryl Mitchell for 60. Catch the Day 3 highlights of IND vs NZ here.
At the close of play on Day 2 of the second Test, India were 69 for no loss in their second innings with Virat Kohli deciding against enforcing the follow-on in second and final Test. New Zealand were dismissed for 62.
Catch Day 2 highlights and cricket scores of second India vs New Zealand Test match, being played in Mumbai. Azaj Patel made history but India took complete control.
Mayank Agarwal's knock of 120 not out against New Zealand on Friday was studded with 14 fours and four sixes. Agarwal's ton against New Zealand on Friday was his first since his 243 vs Bangladesh in 2019 at Indore.
Mayank Agarwal's ton against New Zealand on Friday was his first since his 243 vs Bangladesh in 2019 at Indore. Mayank's all four Test centuries came at home. He has two double centuries to his name.
India reached 221/4 against New Zealand at the end of curtailed opening day's play in the second Test. At stumps, Mayank Agarwal and Wriddhiman Saha were batting on 120 and 25 respectively.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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