New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell plays a shot during the third day of the second Test cricket match between India and New Zealand. Photograph:( AFP )
At the end of the Day 3 game, Virat Kolhi & Co. were in a dominating position as they require five wickets for the series win at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
Indian opener Mayank Agarwal's magnificent century on Day 1 of the second and final Test against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai earned him praises from all corners. He remained unbeaten and his knock lifted India from 80-3 as he smashed 14 boundaries and four sixes.
Lauding on Agarwal's knock, New Zealand batter Daryl Mitchell said that he wanted to try the template set by the Indian batter. After the end of Day 3 game, Mitchell said: "The way Agarwal played in both innings for India, he put pressure on our spinners and he set the template for how I personally wanted to try and go about, taking on the Indian spinners today."
"Disappointing to not still be out there and kick on but it was nice to get a partnership going. It's a pretty challenging surface, the ball's definitely turning there with your name on it. It's just about trying to find ways and put pressure back on the bowlers at certain times and stick within your strengths," he added.
In the first innings, Daryl Mitchell scored 8 runs off 11 balls and in the second innings, he scored 60 off 92.
At the end of the Day 3 game, Virat Kolhi & Co. were in a dominating position as they require five wickets for the series win at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday.
New Zealand batters Mitchell and Henry Nicholls were the only positive for the visitors on Day 3 as Kiwis score read 140/5 at the end of Day 3 of the ongoing second Test against India.
(With inputs from agencies)