Ind vs Eng: The Indian cricket team, currently under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, is playing a series of 5 Test matches against the England cricket team. The first Test match of this series was played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad from January 25. In that match, India had to face a defeat by 28 runs. Since then, all fans were trolling the Indian team.
However, seeking redemption, in the second Test match against England, Hitman and Company delivered a resounding victory by defeating England by 106 runs. With this win, they have leveled the Test series 1-1. So let’s delve into the fantastic performance of India in the second Test match.
India vs England 2nd test Highlights
The second Test match between India and England, which was scheduled to be played in Visakhapatnam from February 2, saw the Indian team holding the driving seat from the beginning. And in the end, India secured a magnificent victory by defeating England by 106 runs. With this win, Team India has made a comeback in the 5-match Test series, leveling the series at 1-1.
In the second Test match of the 5-match series between India and England, Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. This decision proved to be quite favorable for him. During their first innings, India scored 396 runs in 112 overs, with the highlight being a magnificent double century by 22-year-old opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal. In this match, Yashasvi’s innings of 209 runs with the bat marked a historic moment, as it was his first double century in international cricket. During this period, England’s James Anderson, Shoaib Bashir, and Rehan Ahmed took 3 wickets each, while Tom Hartley claimed 1 success.
England’s performance in the first innings
During the Visakhapatnam Test, after India’s splendid batting performance in the first innings, the England team did not show any exceptional brilliance during their first innings. Following their bazeball formula, the English team had a decent start, adding 59 runs for the first wicket. However, no batsman could withstand the Indian bowlers for an extended period, and the entire team was restricted to 253 runs in 55.5 overs.
Zak Crawley was the top run-scorer for England in the first innings, contributing the most with 76 runs. Alongside Crawley, captain Ben Stokes was the second-highest run-scorer, scoring 47 runs. During this period, Jasprit Bumrah delivered the most impactful bowling performance from the Indian side, taking 6 wickets, while Kuldeep Yadav claimed 3 wickets, and Axar Patel took one wicket. Due to England getting bundled out for a mere score of 253 runs, India already had a lead of 143 runs before their second innings, allowing them to take control of the match.
India’s performance in the second innings
In this contest, the Indian team already had an unbeatable lead of 143 runs during their second innings. Adding to it, the Indian batsmen gave a remarkable performance, scoring 398 runs. Team India displayed an impressive batting performance in their second innings against England, accumulating a total of 255 runs. As a result, India set a target of 399 runs for the English team. In the second innings, 24-year-old young batsman Shubman Gill played a fantastic century-scoring innings, scoring 104 runs, marking his comeback after nearly a year.
During this period, the star all-rounder for the Indian team, Axar Patel, contributed with a crucial innings of 45 runs. Similar to the first innings, England showcased outstanding bowling in the second innings as well. Tom Hartley took 4 wickets, James Anderson took 2, Rehan Ahmed claimed 3, and Shoaib Bashir secured one wicket.
England’s run chase in their second innings
After setting out to chase the target of 399 runs, the England team was talking big after the end of the third day’s play. However, during the course of the chase, all the talk remained just talk. Both batsmen and bowlers from the English team were suggesting that they could achieve this target in just 50 to 60 overs. But in the end, their innings concluded in just 69.2 overs.
Under the captaincy of Ben Stokes, the England team made a significant effort to chase the target of 399 runs. However, in the end, they had to taste the bitterness of defeat. Faced with the splendid and spirited bowling performance of the Indian team, the English batsmen were all out for 292 runs, allowing Team India to claim victory with a substantial margin of 106 runs.
In the pursuit of the target, Zak Crawley emerged as the highest run-scorer for England in the second innings as well. In the second innings, Crawley scored 73 runs, while Tom Hartley contributed with 36 runs. During this period, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 wickets each from the Indian side, while Mukesh Kumar, Axar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav each secured 1 success.
In winning this contest, the Indian team has achieved several significant records, with one of the most notable being the victory against the bazball. In fact, Indian captain Rohit Sharma became the first captain from Asia to defeat the bazball in a Test match.
India vs England 3rd Test Match
Let me tell you that the third Test match of the 5-match series between India and England will be played at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, starting from February 15. The announcement for the team lineup for this match is yet to be made.