Ajaz Patel created history by becoming only the third bowler to take all 10 wickets in a test innings, but his fantastic performance was undone by a shambolic batting display from New Zealand, who crashed to 62 all out- their lowest ever total against India in this format of the game. The hosts however chose not to enforce the follow-on and were 69/0 at stumps on Day 2, a whopping 332 runs ahead.
Resuming at an overnight score of 221/4, Ajaz got New Zealand off to a perfect start by dismissing both Wriddhiman Saha and Ravi Ashwin off successive deliveries.
Agarwal and Axar Patel added 67 runs for the seventh wicket before the former edged a left arm spinner delivery behind the stumps for a fantastic innings of 150. His knock came off 311 balls with 17 fours and 4 sixes.
Axar then smashed Somerville for a four and six off consecutive deliveries. He reached his maiden test fifty before becoming Ajaz’s eight victim.
Jayant Yadav (12) in quest for some quick runs holed out to long off, while Mohammed Siraj (4) miscued a slog to mid-on as Ajaz created history by claiming all 10 wickets, with the hosts bowled out for 325.
In reply, Siraj produced a brilliant opening spell to dismiss Will Young, Tom Latham and Ross Taylor and reduced New Zealand to 17/3.
Axar Patel then got into the act by trapping Daryl Mitchell (8) leg before wicket with an arm ball. The Black Caps lost Henry Nicholls (7) and Rachin Ravindra leaving the visitors reeling at 38/6.
Axar wrapped up the innings by dismissing Kyle Jamieson (17) as the visitors were bundled out for 62.
India did not enforce the follow-on and Cheteshwar Pujara opened the innings in place of the injured Shubman Gill. The openers finished the day at 69 for no loss with an overall lead of 332.