What happened on India vs England Second Test Day 2?
India vs England Second Test Day 2 Match Report: India finished second test Day 1 at 300/6. While all the Indian fans were expecting Rishabh Pant to extend the Indian innings with the help of the other remaining batsmen, this didn’t happen as two of the remaining ones even failed to score a single run. Though Pant comfortably completed his half-century.
India’s first-inning score 329/10
It could have ended better had Pant been provided with support by the last few batsmen but that didn’t happen. Still, it was a decent score. Rishabh Pant stayed not-out by the way till the end at the score of 58 runs. Moeen Ali picked a four-wicket haul. While Olly Stone took three wickets.
England’s first innings decimated by R. Ashwin
While the English were thinking about putting up a massive total, their batting order failed miserably with the one odd exception of Ben Foakes who scored 42 runs after playing 107 balls and was not out till the very end.
Ravichandran Ashwin played a major role in this destruction of the English innings as he managed to take five wickets. While youngster Mohammad Siraj was the most economical bowler who gave just five runs in five overs! Had it not been for Foakes, the English would have struggled to cross even the one hundred mark.
Virat Kohli asks Chennai crowd to Whistlepodu while fielding. It was the moment of the day.
Axar Patel And R. Ashwin: India’s bowling arsenal
While other bowlers were allowed to bowl five to six overs, these two bowled twenty and twenty-four overs respectively. They kept the pressure on England by taking wickets and keeping the run rate low. Ishant Sharma’s performance was also commendable as he managed to take two wickets in the five overs which he bowled.
Axar Patel too sent two English batsmen back to the pavilion and Siraj’s dismissal of Ollie Pope too mattered a lot he was batting on the score of 22.
India’s second innings 54/1
At the end of the second day of the second test, India’s score is 54 runs and Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara are on the crease.