Daryl Mitchell attacked Indian spinners by taking lessons from Mayank Agarwal

India vs New Zealand 2nd Test: New Zealand batsman Darrell Mitchell, who scored a half-century in the second innings of the second Test being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, on Sunday said that he played the role of the home team’s spinners on the third day of the second Test. Learned from India’s opener Mayank Agarwal to compete.

Chasing 540 runs to win, Daryl Mitchell gave stability to New Zealand’s innings with a 73-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Henry Nicholls (36 not out) and 60 off 92 balls.

After the end of the third day’s play, Mitchell said, “I learned from Mayank Agarwal’s batting. The way he put pressure on our spinners, I tried the same way. Not staying at the crease is disappointing, but it is good to partner Stayed.”

He further said, “They (Indian bowlers) are constantly putting pressure on you and you are trying to counter that. You have to keep trying to win small fights. The team is in a very difficult position. But this It was about going out on the field and doing my best. Obviously it was very challenging.”

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up three early wickets, leaving New Zealand struggling at 140 for five at the end of day’s play. When asked about the Wankhede pitch, Mitchell said, “It’s a very challenging surface, definitely the ball is spinning a lot and you can get out on any ball.”


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