India Vs England 2nd Test Day 2, 2nd Day of the second Test between India and England witnessed a complete shift in momentum, with Jasprit Bumrah’s six-wicket haul dismantling England’s batting line-up and putting India firmly in control. While Yashasvi Jaiswal continued his heroics from Day 1, it was Bumrah’s fiery spell that stole the show and left England staring at a daunting task.
England Falter Under Bumrah’s Onslaught: India Vs England 2nd Test Day 2
Resuming their innings from overnight 87/1, England were hopeful of building a strong total. However, Bumrah had other plans. He ripped through the top order, taking crucial wickets at regular intervals. His unplayable deliveries, especially the reverse swing, left the English batsmen clueless. Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, and Joe Root fell cheaply, and England were reeling at 70/4.
Lower Order Resistance Offers Brief Hope:
Ollie Robinson and Ben Foakes showed some resistance, stitching together a 50-run partnership. But Mohammed Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up crucial wickets to prevent further recovery. Debutant Shoaib Bashir and Rehan Ahmed added some late runs, but Bumrah returned to clean up the tail, finishing with a six-wicket haul for just 45 runs. England were bundled out for a paltry 253, handing India a crucial 143-run first-innings lead.
Jaiswal and Sharma Steady the Ship:
India started their second innings cautiously, with Rohit Sharma joining the in-form Jaiswal at the crease. Despite losing the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara early, the experienced duo consolidated India’s position. Jaiswal continued his impressive run, scoring a fluent 25 before falling to Jack Leach. However, Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 13, along with Ashwin, who joined him at the crease. At stumps, India were 28/0, extending their lead to 171 runs.
- Bumrah’s six-wicket haul was the defining moment of the day, completely transforming the course of the match.
- Despite Jaiswal’s dismissal, India remains in a strong position with a healthy lead and experienced batsmen at the crease.
- England need early wickets on Day 3 to have any chance of getting back into the game.
With India in a dominant position, Day 3 promises to be an exciting battle. Can England stage a comeback with early breakthroughs, or will India pile on the runs and put themselves in a position to win the Test? All eyes will be on the action as the drama unfolds in Visakhapatnam.