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(Watch) Mayank Agarwal dismissed controversially in second innings against New Zealand

Mayank Agarwal was batting well but lost his wicket in controversial fashion

India would have hoped for Mayank Agarwal to continue doing well after a quality 58 in the second innings of the ongoing Test.

The 29-year-old was one of the few that didn’t crumble under pressure in the first innings and looked set for a huge score in the second.

However, any hopes of that were dashed in the 39th over as he seemed to have flicked a Tim Southee ball to BJ Watling.

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Mayank Agarwal during the first Test against New Zealand (Getty)

The New Zealand fielders appealed in unison and Aleem Dar was quick to raise the finger. Agarwal was also walking back but decided to review the call after a discussion with Virat Kohli.

The replays presented a different picture as hotspot didn’t show a proper edge from the ball. However, snickometer showed a slight deviation when the ball went past the bat.

The bat was also hitting the ground at the same time, but that wasn’t enough evidence for the third umpire to overturn Dar’s original decision.

This was a bitter pill to swallow for the impressive Agarwal, and many fans vent out their frustration over the call:

Indian batsmen fail in second innings too

The second innings was always going to be difficult for India, given that they scored just 165 in the first.

However, several batsmen gave away their wickets cheaply and put the away side in trouble.

Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara all failed to reach even 20 runs.

The onus is now on Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari to save the Test. The pair have 40 runs between them in the second innings and have to battle hard as India trail the Kiwis by 39 runs.

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