India vs New Zealand, second test Day 2: Bats waste the brilliant show of Mohammed Shami-Jasprit Bumrah, India watches another defeat
CHRISTCHURCH: India's first order wasted a golden opportunity with another poor-quality batting performance when New Zealand regained full control after Mohammed Shami's hostile fast bowling spell and Jasprit Bumrah gave visitors a thin advantage in the first entries in the second test here on Sunday. .
Shami (4/81 in 23.1 overs) and Bumrah (3/62 in 22 overs) were brilliant in their execution, dismissing New Zealand by 235 in 73.1 overs as they demonstrated why they are one of the deadliest pairs of fast bowling in The cricket Test match.
However, India's first order failed miserably once again when New Zealand recovered, reducing India to 90 by six on stumps on day two, as a three-day final is at stake.
India is now moving forward effectively with only four wickets in hand and a miraculous effort will be needed to avoid another series of laundering after ODI.
Trent Boult (3/12 in 9 overs) got Mayank Agarwal (3) and Cheteshwar Pujara (24) with conventional inswingers who become right-handed.
Prithvi Shaw (14) was out in a familiar way, defending a short ball from Tim Southee, while the captain virat Kohli The undecided footwork (14) brought its fall once more.
Second captain Ajinkya Rahane , who was hit in the helmet, paid the price of an ugly shot, while Umesh Yadav did not survive a furious Boult after he was inexplicably sent as a night watchman when there was almost half an hour left.
A goal of 250 in the fourth inning could well be a challenge for the Black Caps, as there is still something on the track for speed traders despite the fact that the hitters get a value for their shots.
India would have ideally hoped that Captain Kohli would end his terrible tour of New Zealand with a great blow, but it was not going to be so Colin de Grandhomme He caught the Indian captain's leg before with a cutter.
The first two sessions belonged to Shami and Bumrah, who were nothing short of brilliant with their precision of length, lateral movement and an occasional heavy ball that slid in the middle.
Ravindra Tray (2/22 in 10 envelopes) did exactly what was required. He also took an impressive acrobatic from one hand in the background to fire Neil Wagner (21), which will be remembered in the coming years.
Once Umesh Yadav (1/46 in 18 overs) provided the breakthrough that eliminated Tom Blundell (30), it was Bumrah and Shami, who were tireless bowling that survey line that never let any of his batters settle.
Bumrah must have defeated the bat at least 15 times, including that of the opposition's only half centurion, Tom Latham (52 of 122 balls), who never seemed calm during his stay.
The two deliveries that stood out during the play of the second day were one of Bumrah that got rid of Kane Williamson (3) and another from Shami, who sent Latham back.
Bumrah threw one with the angle that returned a bit and it seemed that Williamson had doubts about whether to withdraw the bat or play defensively. Half production only resulted in a nick who entered Rishabh pants Gloves.
In Latham's case, Shami tended it beautifully during his second period of the morning. There were some deliveries that went far, which received thick outer edges.
Then, Shami rolled onto the fourth stump and Latham leaned on his arms to drop the ball and turned out to be a misjudgment with the ball trimming enough to hook the stump.
Having obtained five wickets in the first session, India returned to the game and Bumrah got a couple in the first minutes after lunch, since BJ Watling (0) and Tim Southee (0) were fired in a space of three deliveries.
Once Jadeja cleared De Grandhomme (26), who played a useful hand, India endured a frustrating one-hour period in which Kyle Jamieson (49) and Wagner added 51 runs for the ninth wicket, something that would now come back to persecute the Indians.