Mayank Agarwal has had a tendency to poke at deliveries in the fourth-stump channel, a perilous habit that cost him his wicket in the opening Test against New Zealand in Kanpur. Kyle Jamieson troubled the right-hander with his away-going deliveries and eventually exploited the chink in his armour with a good-length ball that seamed a fraction to take the edge. After the first hour of play, India were 34/1 after having opted to bat first. Striking with the new ball is crucial in the subcontinent and Jamieson has duly drawn first blood.
First hour of play done! 🇮🇳 – 34/1 (13 Overs)
Jamieson removed Mayank Agarwal and that was a massive wicket for NZ. Here’s why
In Tests, Agarwal averages 96.8 & strikes at 70 vs spin, compared to 30.58(AVG) & 45.82(SR) vs pace.
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