England vs India: Indian pacemen thrash England in second test

muzzamil mehboobWeb Editor

17th Aug, 2021. 10:41 am
England vs India: Indian pacemen trashes England in second test

India’s lower order shinned with both ball and bath on Monday as Virat Kohli’s team thrashed England by 151 runs in the second test.

England won the toss and elected to field first. During the first innings, India scored 364 for the loss of all wickets. In return England scored 391, taking the lead of 27 runs.

During the second innings, India trailed by 271 runs. They lost eight wickets after which skipper Virat declared the innings.

However, England, with the target of 272 in a minimum of 60 overs on the final day, was only able to score 120.

This win gave India the lead by 1-0 in a five-match series. This is their third win over 19 matches.

England was under pressure when two wickets fell for just 1 run scored. Jasprit Bumrah and Muhammad Shami dismissed Openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley.

India’s fast pace bowler Muhammad Iraj took the wicket tally up to 4. He ended the match with the 11th wicket after dismissing James Anderson.

India’s lower-order batsmen Shami, who scored 56 unbeaten, and Bumrah, with 34 unbeaten, shared their ninth-wicket partnership of 89 runs, after which Virat called off the innings at 298-8.

After which Booth England openers, Burns and Sibley were dismissed with scoring a single run. This the first time in 141 years of test cricket in England that both home openers have been out at zero in the same innings.

Haseeb Hameed, who was recalled, was out for 9 off 45 deliveries.

Ishant Sharma dismissed Johnny Bairstow for just 2 runs.

Skipper Root was dismissed for 33

Just before the tea break, England was 67-4. Three balls after the break, England lost another wicket.

England skipper Joe Root, who showed outstanding performance in the first innings with a huge score of 180 unbeaten, was dismissed for 33 by Bumrah.

At the other end, Siraj struck again in two deliveries to reduce England to 67-5, with Moeen Ali being caught by a jubilant Kohli and Sam Curran completing a king pair by edging to Pant.

In an England squad lacking Ben Stokes, who is taking a break from all cricket due to mental health difficulties, and fellow all-rounder Chris Woakes (heel injury), new batter Ollie Robinson fought back for 35 balls.

Robinson was eventually bowled for a duck on review by Bumrah, who finished with 3-33 in 15 overs.

His dismissal triggered a collapse in which England lost their last three wickets for a total of 120 runs, with Buttler being caught behind for 25 runs before Anderson was dismissed.

India resumed on Monday with a score of 181-6, a 154-run advantage.

With the new ball, Robinson caught Pant behind for 22 runs, bringing India’s total to 194-7.

Mark Wood, an England fast bowler, entered the game late after sustaining a shoulder injury while diving headfirst into an advertising board to preserve a boundary on Sunday.

The speedy fast bowler, though, was unable to add to his three-wicket haul.

Root reintroduced off-spinner Moeen Ali into the attack as Shami and Bumrah continued to score consistently.

Bumrah, on the other hand, was dropped on 22 by Moeen’s first slip Root.

Shami reached his second fifty in 53 Tests in style, smashing consecutive Moeen deliveries for four and six off the bat to reach the milestone in just 57 balls.

This innings exceeded his 51-run stand against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in 2014.

After his 28 at Nottingham, Bumrah surpassed his greatest Test score for the second time this series.

For his 129 in the first innings, India’s opener KL Rahul was named player of the match.

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