India vs England, 2nd Test – India’s Thrilling Victory Levels Series Against Resilient England

India vs England, 2nd Test – England showcased resilience in their chase, tallying an impressive 292 runs, the second-highest team score of the match. Zak Crawley’s smart innings led the charge, crafting twin fifties and top-scoring with 73 runs. The day began with Rehan Ahmed, the overnight batsman, displaying free-flowing strokes despite Axar Patel’s persistent bowling. However, his innings was cut short as he fell LBW after a promising partnership of 45 runs.

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India vs England, 2nd Test :

England continued their attacking play, with Ollie Pope making a quick start. Throughout, Crawley stood out with his composed approach, utilizing his reach and playing calculated shots to maintain pressure on the Indian bowlers.

R Ashwin’s skillful bowling brought some hope for India, as he found drift and loop to trouble the right-handers. He claimed crucial wickets, dismissing Pope caught at slip and outsmarting an aggressive Joe Root.

Despite Crawley and Bairstow’s resistance with a brisk 40-run partnership, India regained control with two close LBW decisions. Kuldeep deceived Crawley with a skidder, while Bumrah’s sharp delivery trapped Bairstow leg before.

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Heading into the final session, England, needing 205 more runs with just four wickets remaining, faced an uphill battle. Skipper Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes showed a mix of caution and aggression, but Stokes fell victim to a direct hit from Shreyas Iyer while attempting a quick single.

Although England’s fight persisted with a solid 55-run partnership between Tom Hartley and Foakes, India’s bowlers rose to the occasion. Bumrah’s deceptive slower ball dismissed Foakes, while Mukesh Kumar and Bumrah wrapped up the tail, securing victory for India.

With this result, India showcased their resilience and determination, bouncing back to level the series against a determined England side.

Match Summary: India: 396 & 255 England: 253 & 292 India won by 106 runs

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