It was Rishabh Pant, who was supposed to take India to the safer distance in the second test on Monday. But cricket is always filled with unexpected twists and turns.
Rishabh Pant was dismissed early
from yesterday’s score 181/6, India started in the hope of at least adding 50 runs, so bowlers can try to restrict English batsmen. But Rishabh Pant got out for scoring 22 runs, soon Ishant Sharma followed him after contributing 16 runs to the total.
Just 2 wickets were required for England bowlers to clean the Indian tail, but Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah had other ideas. they made a record-breaking partnership (89 runs).
This was the highest ninth-wicket partnership for India in England surpassing 66 by Kapil Dev and Madan Lal at the same venue in 1982.
Mohammad Shami showed his batting skills to score a second fifty in his Test career. He reached his fifty by the mighty 92 meters six of Moeen Ali’s bowling.
On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah who was not up to the mark with a ball in the first innings scored valuable 34 runs, in this process, he got hit by England bowlers, but he showed his character to overcome that.
In social media, fans were enjoying the batting of them by showering the praise let’s have a look at those.
Meanwhile, England lost their openers within two over of their innings, once again Bumrah and Shami delivered for India.
Still, with more than 50 overs left in this match to get the results, Jadeja can be the factor as the ball will turn in the final day.
Joe Root is the key for England, India will be doing everything to get rid of him. If India manages to take Joe Root’s wicket, India can fancy their chance to win the second test match, but that wont be easy for India as the pitch is not assisting the bowlers.