(Photo) Mayank Agarwal's tendency to waft brings about his downfall


Aryan Surana

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.