Outstanding performances from India and New Zealand in the first Test match resulted in a nail-biting finish

Axar Patel is rapidly emerging as a top-class spinner

He made his Test debut against England in 2021 and took seven wickets.

In the first innings, Axar Patel took a five wicket haul

His five wickets helped India to get out of the first innings with a lead of 49 runs

Axar also joined an elite list of bowlers with the most 5-wicket hauls in their first 4 Test matches