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Agarwal's century run continues for India vs New Zealand

Opener Mayank Agarwal extended his fifth test century total to 146 and was still at the crease as India moved to 285-6 at lunch on the second day of the second cricket test against New Zealand on Saturday.

Left-arm spin bowler Ajaz Patel has taken all six wickets for New Zealand.

Axar Patel (32) was the other not-out batsman at the lunch break, putting on 61 runs for the sixth wicket with Agarwal, who had resumed Saturday on 120 .

India's Axar Patel plays shot during the day two of their second test cricket match with New Zealand in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.(AP PhotoRafiq Maqbool)

Starting overnight at 221-4, India lost Wriddiman Saha early in the day. Ajaz Patel trapped him lbw in the second over of the morning, out for 27 after adding 84 runs for the fifth wicket with Agarwal.

Ajaz Patel bowled Ravichandran Ashwin off the first ball for a duck. He became the first New Zealand spinner to take five wickets in the first innings of a test in India. Previously, Jeetan Patel had the best figures of 4-100 in 2012.

India had slid to 224-6 but once again Agarwal dug his team out of trouble.

India's Mayank Agarwal plays shot during the day two of their second test cricket match with New Zealand in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.(AP PhotoRafiq Maqbool)

He has faced 306 deliveries in all, with 16 fours and four sixes. There was more turn off the surface at Wankhede Stadium and Agarwal used his footwork to counter the spin.

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India's Mayank Agarwal plays shot during the day two of their second test cricket match with New Zealand in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.(AP PhotoRafiq Maqbool)

India's Mayank Agarwal, left, takes a run during the day two of their second test cricket match with New Zealand in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.(AP PhotoRafiq Maqbool)

India's Mayank Agarwal plays shot during the day two of their second test cricket match with New Zealand in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.(AP PhotoRafiq Maqbool)

India's Mayank Agarwal , left, talks with Axar Patel during the day two of their second test cricket match with New Zealand in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.(AP PhotoRafiq Maqbool)