India vs England, 2nd Test: England batters falter as India level series with 106-run win | Cricket News

Feb6,2024


Ashwin, Bumrah took three wickets each as India defeated buzz bowling England by 106 runs
Vizag: Monday's series-levelling win is a big boost for India Rohit SharmaDespite a tough fight by England on the final day, his men stood firm. There was no fear for the batsmen despite adverse reverse swing on the ACA-VDCA Stadium pitch. Jasprit Bumrah next day. Instead, England's tendency to attack all the time prevented them from achieving the 332 more runs required to win on the fourth day.

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England scored runs at the rate of 4.21 per over but still fell behind by 106 runs while chasing the target of 399 runs. However, it was a sign of the positive mindset that England have said they will stick with, even if it does not yield the desired results. except jack crawleyNone of the other batsmen showed the propensity to gear up to play long innings as Jaiswal did.

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Crawley (73; 132b, 8×4, 1×6) looked completely comfortable when he resumed with Rehan Ahmed, with the hosts needing nine wickets to level the score after their 28-run defeat in Hyderabad. The overnight pairing benefited from the generosity of the Indian bowlers and the 45-run partnership for the second wicket was looking even better when Akshar Patel Rehan was trapped in front, but not before the nightwatchman frustrated the hosts on 32 minutes.

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Crawley had paid attention to England's mentality and their approach to dealing with the Indian spinners ahead of the second Test and he clearly stood out, scoring 76 in England's first innings total of 253 and 73 in the second innings. It took a brilliant reflex catch from captain Rohit Sharma at slip to get rid of Ollie Pope as R Ashwin got his wicket for the fifth time in Tests.

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The off-spinner will have to wait for his milestone of 500 wickets, but his figures of 499 on the third day included Ben Duckett and Joe Root, who gave a charge and was caught at point while trying to hit it on the on-side. took.

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Although India were getting wickets at regular intervals, England controlled the tempo of the game and it was the wicket of Crawley that revived England's hopes of overcoming an early defeat. the long opener was stuck in front -Kuldeep Yadav, which came after Axar's marathon morning spell of 13-1-65-1. But with umpire Marais Erasmus unperturbed, India reviewed and won the appeal.

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England needed 205 more runs to win at that time, but Jonny Bairstow missed a review after Chris Gaffney gave out Bumrah and England reached 194/6 at lunch. If India expected defeat soon, they would not have competed with Ben Foakes.

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Fox (36; 69b, 4×4, 1×6) took full advantage of India's sluggishness on the resumption in the field but Shreyas IyerHis talent on the field excited the hosts. Foakes took a single after playing Ashwin to midwicket and Iyer, who had taken a good catch to get rid of Crawley in the first innings, responded with alacrity. He got a direct hit at the keeper's end. ben stokes Small
A 55-run partnership between Foakes and Hartley further troubled the hosts and it was left to Bumrah (3/46) to seal the win by clean bowling Hartley.



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