IND vs ENG 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights: Jasprit Bumrah’s 6-Wicket Haul Restrict England To 253: There were some excellent moments in the 2nd test match between India vs England. Yashasvi Jaiswal starred for India. Taking the new ball at 94.1, India posted a decent first-innings score of 396/10 in 112.0 overs courtesy of an emphatic double-century knock by Jaiswal, who scored 209 runs off 277 balls. India’s innings break left them behind with a score of 6.50 in 106.5 overs, with Kuldeep Yadav adding 1 run in the form of extras, leading the scoreboard.
England, while batting, started confidently, with Z Crawley and BM Duckett establishing a strong 50-run partnership for the opening stand in a mere 51 balls. Crawley showed his prowess, reaching fifty with eight fours and one six to collect a fine knock of 76 runs from 78 deliveries. The partnership for the second wicket between Crawley and Pope further cemented the stand for England as it reached 110/1 in 22.0 overs when the umpire called drinks.
England continued the innings, only being able to score 253/10 off 55.5 overs, with Ben Stokes returning as the top scorer, contributing 47 runs. The Indian bowlers played a major role with Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav, especially in destroying the English batting lineup. Bumrah bagged four crucial wickets, which included the dangerman Ben Stokes. Kuldeep Yadav also contributed significantly with important contributions.
Jaiswal’s Double Century and Bumrah’s Brilliance Set the Stage
England could never challenge the Indian bowlers, and their first-inning scorecard is a reflection of poor batting, with Bumrah being the pick of the bowlers. Patel threw out Crawley, while crucial blows from Bumrah and Yadav changed the fortunes of the match. England had its struggles but showed some resistance through Jonny Bairstow, who put together 25 runs while Tom Hartley contributed 21 runs. India’s disciplined bowling, which was well aided by their strategic reviews, meant that England kept losing wickets at crucial times and managed to get only 253 runs.
At the close of play in India’s second innings, the team stands at 28/0 after completing 5.0 overs. Jaiswal contributed 15 runs, while Sharma scored 13 runs. The opening partnership has set a steady foundation for India as they head into the next day’s play.
Bumrah was at his devastating best with yardstick accurate bowling to return with figures of 15.5 overs, 5 maidens, 45 runs, and quite astonishingly bag an impressive haul of 6 wickets at an economy rate of 2.84, showcasing his class and effectiveness in dismantling the English lineup one after the other.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s splendid double century, complemented by a disciplined bowling performance by India, has put them in a good position to seize the momentum of the game. How these sessions pan out will be vital for England looking for a fightback and for India trying to make the most of their advantage in this well-contested Test match.
IND vs ENG Playing 11 2nd Test Match
England Playing XI: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, James Anderson, and Shoaib Bashir