India vs England, 2nd Test – England Facing Uphill Battle in Second Test Against India

India vs England – As the sun sets on Day 3 at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, England finds themselves in a daunting position, needing 332 runs to secure victory against India in the second Test match.

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India vs England, 2nd Test , Day 3 , Stumps Report

At the close of play, England’s hopes rest on the shoulders of Zack Crawley and Rehan Ahmed, who remained unbeaten. The only wicket to fall on Day 3 was that of Ben Duckett, who fell victim to Indian off-spinner R Ashwin. England’s task for the next day is substantial, as they require a formidable 332 runs to turn the tide in their favor.

Key Moments

Earlier in the match, Indian opener Shubman Gill displayed remarkable resilience, crafting a sublime century in the second innings to propel India to a total of 255. This followed a stellar bowling performance by Jasprit Bumrah, who wreaked havoc on England’s batting lineup, restricting them to a mere 253 runs in their first innings.

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On Day 2, Bumrah’s lethal bowling was complemented by a scintillating double century from Yashasvi Jaiswal, setting the stage for India’s dominance in the match. Despite England’s valiant efforts, opener Crawley and captain Ben Stokes were the only batsmen to offer significant resistance against the relentless Indian bowling attack.

India’s Batting Display – In their second innings, India aimed to extend their lead after Shubman Gill’s heroic century. However, England’s veteran bowler James Anderson struck early, dismissing key batsmen Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal. Gill, who survived some close calls, showcased his class with a composed innings, supported by Shreyas Iyer and Axar Patel.

England’s Task Ahead – As the match progresses, England faces a formidable challenge to chase down a target of 399 set by India. Despite a solid start by Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley, England will need to overcome India’s potent bowling attack led by R Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah to secure a win in the remaining overs.

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India vs England , day 3 , stumps Conclusion

As Day 3 draws to a close, the match hangs in the balance, with both teams poised for an intense battle on the final day. While India holds the advantage with a significant lead, England remains determined to stage a comeback and salvage a victory in the second Test. The stage is set for a thrilling conclusion to this fiercely contested match between two cricketing giants.

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