India finished Day 1 of the second Test match at Lords on a positive note with opener Mayank Agarwal scoring century. Indian batters were troubled by New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel in the late Tea and early third session. Mumbai-born Ajaz Patel picked four wickets that had put India on backfoot in the match at a time.
“I think it is evenly poised at this moment with India having some upper hand. We have done well to make inroads into their lineup. Yeah, it’s a big day tomorrow, we have to make a good start again tomorrow morning,” Ajaz said in a post-match press conference on Friday.
Patel stopped the Indian surge when he claimed three wickets in 10 deliveries before tea just when it was looking like the Indian openers were running away with the match.
Patel said it was a very special feeling for him to come back to Mumbai and contribute for his team on his brith place.
“But the job is only half done. We have to make sure that we turn up tomorrow and work hard to take the last six wickets,” he added.