Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    99.5 he's got him. Ajaz on track for the magic ten. Crucial, crucial strike and a great ball to get it. A bit of a misjudgement in length perhaps from Agarwal after exemplary concentration throughout. Ajaz gets this to dip and drift again like he has all through, Agarwal goes on the back foot, but the grip and turn mean his hands follow the ball a bit, just enough to snaffle a thin edge that is well caught by the keeper standing up. The end of a fantastic knock. 291/7
    27.3 he's caught at slip. One ball after a let-off, Gill goes. Ajaz gets a nice loop going on this one too, Gill tries to push-drive from the crease, gets an edge that settles into Ross Taylor's extremely safe hands at slip. Important breakthrough for New Zealand with India having looked so comfortable. 80/1
    29.2 he's got him bowled!. One ball after a missed stumping he got Gill. One ball after a failed lbw review, he gets Pujara - who has to go for a duck. Pujara coming down the track - he's rarely ever even beaten coming down the track to a spinner - but this one is flighted perfectly and dips below his bat, spins viciously away from leg stump to knock back off-stump. Pujara has a slightly stunned look as he walks off. 80/2
    29.6 massive appeal for lbw given and Kohli reviews. What an over this is turning out to be for Ajaz. What a spell. This is really close on whether he's inside edged it or not. The ball is fitting perfectly between bat and pad as he's on the front foot to defend. One half of the ball is near the inside edge, the other on the pad. And there's a spike, but is it due to ball hitting bat first or only with ball hitting pad? There doesn't seem to be conclusive evidence of bat first, though the seam does wobble a bit when it passes the bat. Third umpire says no conclusive evidence of bat first. Ball tracking has it hitting the stumps flush. And that means Kohli has to go for a duck on his return. He has a word with the umpire for a moment before walking off. This match has turned, and how. 80/3
    47.4 Ajaz provides NZ with another breakthrough. Full, slides in from left-arm around, as opposed to turning away. Ajaz finds some extra bounce to boot. Iyer has an uncertain prod at it, searching for turn, and ends up inside-edging it onto his thigh pad. The ball lobs up to Blundell who collects it cleanly, having fluffed a stumping earlier in the day 160/4
    71.4 Ajaz has five. Strikes in the first over of the day. This was plumb enough that Saha opts not to review after a brief discussion with Agarwal. This one went with the arm, Saha misread the length and was moving back to cut, it skids on from a length on off and hits him on the knee roll. Replay show that was umpire's call on impact but was hitting the stumps 224/5
    71.5 what a beauty. That is a peach to get first up and nothing much Ashwin can do about it. Ajaz turning things around for New Zealand within an over, once again. Perfectly geometric arc to the ball, Ashwin is a tall man, stretches forward to defend but the loop is perfect so he cant quite get to the pitch, it lands in front, spins just enough to beat bat, but not too much, so it shaves off-stump. Ashwin didn't realise he was bowled, it was that fine a margin for the spin. Ajaz got it inch-perfect. Ashwin was actually making the signal to review because he thought he'd been given caught behind. 224/6
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    107.5 pads up to one outside off, turning in. Ajaz appeals. No shot offered so he can be given lbw. They take the review. He stretched his front leg out a fair way so that has to turn a bit to threaten the stumps. And it is! three reds on the review. Turning enough to take out off stump full. Stunning review from Ajaz, and he has eight now. He can smell that ten-for, as can everyone else. End of an important innings by Axar. 316/8
    109.2 he's holed out to long-off and Ajaz has nine!. We are one step away from history. Jayant looking for quick runs, dances down the track, gets to the pitch too and was hitting with the turn. Right idea perhaps, but wrong execution. Can't time it well and the ball goes flat. There's a fielder right there and he gobbles it up. 321/9
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    109.5 history! Ajaz becomes the third bowler in Test cricket to take all ten. Ajaz Patel has joined Jim Laker and Anil Kumble. Stunning, stunning feat and even the Indian dressing room is applauding. Ajaz roars out and pumps his fist. A Mumbai-born boy, coming to Wankhede and making history. What a moment. This was tossed up on the stumps and Siraj slogged across the line, got a steepling top edge as he sliced it. Hearts in mouths moment as the ball swirls high, but mid-on calmly takes it. Rachin Ravindra the man. The duo that had denied India victory in Kanpur combines for another historic moment. 325/10
    Extras
    18 (b 13, lb 5)
    TOTAL
    325 all out (109.5 Overs, RR: 2.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Shubman Gill, 27.3 ov), 2-80 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 29.2 ov), 3-80 (Virat Kohli, 29.6 ov), 4-160 (Shreyas Iyer, 47.4 ov), 5-224 (Wriddhiman Saha, 71.4 ov), 6-224 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 71.5 ov), 7-291 (Mayank Agarwal, 99.5 ov), 8-316 (Axar Patel, 107.5 ov), 9-321 (Jayant Yadav, 109.2 ov), 10-325 (Mohammed Siraj, 109.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TG Southee2264301.9500
    KA Jamieson1233603.0000
    AY Patel47.512119102.4800
    WER Somerville1908004.2100
    R Ravindra402005.0000
    DJ Mitchell53901.8000
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    3.6 takes on the bouncer and is caught at deep square leg. That is a great short ball from Siraj, homing in on the grille. Latham would have been better off trying to avoid it, he decides to take it on with a hook shot. He's not in control of it, gets it towards the lower end of the bat and straight down the throat of Shreyas Iyer. 15/2
    3.1 edge taken by Kohli at second slip. Siraj gets it on the spot, hard length angling in on off and straightens, takes the edge as he's looking to defend. Dying on Kohli a bit, but he does well to grab onto it. 10/1
    8.1 signature arm ball from Axar Patel, it looks so very adjacent and umpire Choudhary's finger goes up once again. Another review from Mitchell. Slides in from a round-arm release, Mitchell plays for turn when there's none and wears it on the front pad below the knee-roll in front of middle. No bat involved. The tracker returns three reds, Mitchell has to go now 27/4
    5.1 Siraj knocks over Taylor with a peach! Perfectly pitched ball, angling in at off stump, which means Taylor has to play at it. It swings away so very late, swings just enough to beat Taylor's outside edge and hit the top of off stump. Top ball to open up a top batter. It's all happening at the Wankhede 17/3
    13.1 Ashwin bursts through the defences of the left-hander immediately. Nice and full from Ashwin, this angles in from round the stumps, as opposed to turning away from Nicholls who did not read it and played for the turn instead. Beaten in length too as the ball dips and bowled through the gate. NZ slump to 31 for 5 31/5
    19.4 Smart catch from Pujara at leg slip. Another beautiful offbreak from Ashwin. On a fuller side of a good length, starts outside off and turns in towards leg stump, Blundell shuffles across and looks to defend, but the ball pops off an inside edge. It threatens to die down, but Pujara dives low to his right and snaffles it at leg slip 53/7
    16.4 Jayant has his man to leave NZ at 38 for 6 at the stroke of tea. Biting offbreak from the comeback man. Full, tossed up and spins away outside off, Ravindra has a firm-handed jab at it after being lured forward and nicks it. Saha can't close his gloves around the ball in time, but Kohli moves to his right and snags the catch at first slip 38/6
    28.1 given out caughty by silly point off a rebound but he reviews. Magnificent work by the fielder in any case. Was coming down the track and looking to launch this over long-on, ball pitches and spins past the bat, and seemingly takes the edge. Spike on Ultra Edge confirms the edge. It bangs into Saha and goes to Shreyas Iyer's left, who dives full length and pulls it off 62/10
    19.6 Ashwin strikes again. NZ eight down and sinking. Tossed up, spins in from outside off, finishes on middle. Southee has a short stride and offers a bat-pad catch to Surya who is subbing for Gill 53/8
    27.5 Somerville's resistance ends. He couldn't rein himself in enough to not go for that shot. Looks to swat across the line but the ball is on a good length and it's turning in too, can't get hold of it at all and it just plops to mid-on for the simplest of catches 62/9
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    3 (lb 1, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    62 all out (28.1 Overs, RR: 2.20)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Will Young, 3.1 ov), 2-15 (Tom Latham, 3.6 ov), 3-17 (Ross Taylor, 5.1 ov), 4-27 (Daryl Mitchell, 8.1 ov), 5-31 (Henry Nicholls, 13.1 ov), 6-38 (Rachin Ravindra, 16.4 ov), 7-53 (Tom Blundell, 19.4 ov), 8-53 (Tim Southee, 19.6 ov), 9-62 (William Somerville, 27.5 ov), 10-62 (Kyle Jamieson, 28.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    UT Yadav52701.4000
    Mohammed Siraj401934.7500
    AR Patel9.131421.5200
    R Ashwin82841.0001
    J Yadav201316.5001
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    31.2 Ajaz has Agarwal holing out to long-off for his 11th wicket this Test. Agarwal has to go now. Floated up on off stump, despite long-off in place Agarwal dashes out to the left-arm fingerspinner. The ball grips and turns slightly as Agarwal can only slice a catch to Young 107/1
    35.5 outside edge taken by slip and that's 12 for Ajaz. He remains New Zealand's only wicket-taker in this Test. Nicely flighted on off and turns away sharply enough to kiss the edge and go to Taylor at first slip. Pujara was on the front foot to defend, the ball turned more than he expected. They're checking the replays to see if Ross Taylor took the catch cleanly. Appears to me as if he has hands/fingers underneath the ball. It was dying on him, but Rossco has among the safest hands in the business at slip. And it is indeed out. Pujara has to go, had already started to walk off, but stopped due to the catch being checked. 115/2
    59.4 Maiden Test wicket for Ravindra! Short from Ravindra, it keeps low and comes slow off the track, Gill can't keep it down or get enough elevation. He can only slash it to Latham at short cover for an overhead catch. First Test wicket for a NZ spinner other than Ajaz this series 197/3
    62.1 ...and he has Kohli chopping on. Kohli is on his haunches, he simply can't believe it. Pushed through outside off and spins away, Kohli stretches out and drags it back onto his own stumps to give Ravindra his second wicket. 217/5
    61.2 beaten emphatically once again! Full, drifts in and then spins away just enough to go past the outside edge. Blundell collects the ball, takes his time, and then removes the bails. No bat involved, as confirmed by Ultra Edge. The TV umpire is now checking for the stumping chance. Is Iyer's back foot on the line by the time the keeper flips the bails off? Umpire VK Sharma is asking for a split-screen view. The foot is on the line by the time the bail is lit up. No part of the foot is behind the crease at that point and Iyer is gone. Wicket no. 13 for Ajaz in the Mumbai Test 211/4
    66.2 caught by the tall Jamieson running back at long-on. Ravindra ensuring the wickets all go to left-arm spinners, but eating into Ajaz's potential tally. Saha looked to take him on, skipped down the track and wanted to launch it over long-on, but gets it near the end of the bat. Jamieson is standing well inside the boundary, between mid-on and long-on in fact, and has to run back a bit and use his height to good effect by holding it high above his head with arms outstretched. 238/6
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    69.6 Ajaz has 14. And India have declared too. Tossed up again, Jayant looking to come forward and turn it legside, the dip and turn mean he can only get a leading edge that pops back to Ajaz. 276/7
    Extras
    10 (b 6, lb 3, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    276/7d (70 Overs, RR: 3.94)
    Fall of wickets: 1-107 (Mayank Agarwal, 31.2 ov), 2-115 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 35.5 ov), 3-197 (Shubman Gill, 59.4 ov), 4-211 (Shreyas Iyer, 61.2 ov), 5-217 (Virat Kohli, 62.1 ov), 6-238 (Wriddhiman Saha, 66.2 ov), 7-276 (Jayant Yadav, 69.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TG Southee1323102.3800
    AY Patel26310644.0700
    KA Jamieson821501.8700
    WER Somerville1005905.9000
    R Ravindra1325634.3001
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    3.6 slides in with the arm and the lbw appeal is upheld. But Latham reviews after a brief chat with Young. I don't think that ball is doing enough to miss the stumps. Bowled on a length and comes with the angle, Latham on the front foot, defending down the wrong line because he thought it would turn. Hits him flush on the pad. Three reds on the review and Latham has to go. Takes a review with him. 13/1
    14.3 Caught at short leg? Umpire Anil Choudhary isn't interested, so Kohli calls for a review. Offbreak from Ashwin, sharp turn and even sharper bounce. Starts outside off and veers in, Young inside-edges it onto his front pad, the ball lobs to Surya, the sub, at short leg. Young goes for 20. The on-field not-out call is reversed by TV umpire VK Sharma 45/2
    34.3 he's holed out to deep cover. He'll be filthy with himself for that shot. Came down the track again, instead of going straight he was looking to go over extra cover, can't get properly to it because it's wider outside off, splices it and the ball goes straight to Jayant Yadav on the boundary, who accepts it gleefully. He had just hit a six last ball, didn't need to go again. Fine inning nonetheless. 128/4
    16.1 Taylor holes out off Ashwin. He went for every ball. He goes for this too. Full, tossed up outside off, he fetches a slog-sweep and skies it. Pujara runs back and across to his right from leg slip and settles under it 55/3
    56.3 that's the end of that! Saha's brilliance and Nicholls' rush of blood combine to close the series down. Beautifully tossed up on middle, Nicholls is enticed by the flight, perhaps is mindful of getting a few runs because he only has Ajaz for company, but chooses the wrong ball to hit out. Because this one grips the surface and rips away sharply even as he advances, and by the time he swings through, he has missed it completely as the agile Saha completes a smart stumping. India take the series 1-0. New Zealand have unravelled very, very quickly on the fourth morning. 167/10
    36.5 horrible mix up and Blundell is run out at the striker's end. New Zealand have gift-wrapped two wickets for India. Blundell got his bat down at speed to jab it to mid-off. Set off for a run that was never there. Nicholls never moved, and Blundell was already charging down. Turned to scramble back, but the throw from the fielder was on point and Saha whips off the bails with Blundell far from the crease. KS Bharat the fielder. 129/5
    51.5 Jayant strikes to avenge for the boundaries! Perfect length around off with the right amount of flight to draw him forward a bit, he shows his bat and the ball turns to take the outside edge and land in second slip's hands 162/6
    53.2 really sharp turn into the batter, he's beaten completely and this time Nitin Menon thinks it's out. The two batters have a chatty and he reviews just in time! Checking for the edge first, UltraEdge confirms there's nothing. And ball-tracking shows that's heading into middle of middle. It pitched well outside off and the turn Jayant got struck Jamieson right in front 165/7
    53.4 Oh, dear! That's dreadful from Southee. Nicely tossed up, gives it a good rip too, Southee can't resist temptation as he steps out to heave this towards Pune, but misses it completely as the ball rolls back onto the stumps off his back pad. Third for Jayant and India are now two away from a series win. 165/8
    55.1 off an inside edge and gone! Fourth wicket for Jayant. The second of the fielders who was brought in at short leg has taken a sharp catch. The umpires converge, mainly to see if the ball carried, but the soft signal is out. He was lunging forward to jab at this with hard hands, came off a thick inside edge and Mayank, who stayed nice and low, rising with the ball, took it on the second grab. 167/9
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    12 (b 9, lb 1, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    167 all out (56.3 Overs, RR: 2.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Tom Latham, 3.6 ov), 2-45 (Will Young, 14.3 ov), 3-55 (Ross Taylor, 16.1 ov), 4-128 (Daryl Mitchell, 34.3 ov), 5-129 (Tom Blundell, 36.5 ov), 6-162 (Rachin Ravindra, 51.5 ov), 7-165 (Kyle Jamieson, 53.2 ov), 8-165 (Tim Southee, 53.4 ov), 9-167 (William Somerville, 55.1 ov), 10-167 (Henry Nicholls, 56.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammed Siraj521302.6000
    R Ashwin22.393441.5100
    AR Patel1024214.2000
    J Yadav1444943.5002
    UT Yadav511903.8000

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

9.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.33-14.53, Close 16.53

Match days

3,4,5,6 November 2021 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

India 12, New Zealand 0

Close of Play

  • Fri, 3 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 221/4 (MA Agarwal 120*, WP Saha 25*, 70 ov)
  • Sat, 4 Dec - day 2 - India 2nd innings 69/0 (MA Agarwal 38*, CA Pujara 29*, 21 ov)
  • Sun, 5 Dec - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 140/5 (HM Nicholls 36*, R Ravindra 2*, 45 ov)
  • Mon, 6 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 167 (56.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13TWM LathamWA Young
2nd32DJ MitchellWA Young
3rd10LRPL TaylorDJ Mitchell
4th73DJ MitchellHM Nicholls
5th1TA BlundellHM Nicholls
6th33HM NichollsR Ravindra
7th3HM NichollsKA Jamieson
8th0TG SoutheeHM Nicholls
9th2WER SomervilleHM Nicholls
10th0HM NichollsAY Patel