IND vs ENG: Highlights Test-2 End Of Day-2

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India vs England 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights
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At the conclusion of Day 2 of the 2nd Test at Lord’s, Joe Root once more proved to be England’s rescue. With England down by 23/2, the England captain motivated his team. While England finished Day 2 with a score of 119/3, the batting great struck 48* from 75 and maintained the Indian spinners at length. Here is India vs England 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights.

India vs England 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights

Root was well-accompanied by Rory Burns. The opening batsman played cautiously and patiently, scoring 136 runs off 136 balls. Root and Burns put on an important 85-run partnership for the 3rd wicket. However, just when it looked like England would ease through Day 2, Mohammed Shami caught Rory Burns next to the stumps, putting an end to his watch in the middle.

In the 15th over of the innings, Mohammed Siraj caused fear in the England team by bagging 2 wickets in 2 balls. Though Dom Sibley drove Siraj straight to KL Rahul at deep midwicket, England were restricted to 23/2 as Haseeb Hameed was knocked off for a first-ball duck by a beauty from Siraj. To keep the score balanced, Root and Burns performed their rescue performance.

Anderson demonstrated that age is only a statistic for him

On Day 2, India gave a poor showing with the bat, beginning the day at 276/3. The Indian bowlers only could contribute 88 runs to their previous total, as Virat Kohli’s team was knocked out for 364 runs during the first innings. KL Rahul on Day 2, was out in the first over. Ollie Robinson released a beautiful delivery, Rahul opted for the drive and smashed to straight cover for a brilliant 129.

Ajinkya Rahane was the second man out, bowled by James Anderson in the following over. Anderson delivered a delivery that flew away from Rahane, who attempted to defend it, but the ball caught the edge of his bat and landed in the collecting hands of Joe Root at slip. Rahane was only out for one run.

The explosive Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja then combined 49 runs for the 6th wicket. During his time in the middle, Pant made several spectacular shots. Pant bounced onto his back foot as well as pulled Ollie Robinson through mid-wicket with force when he bowled short, however when Mark Wood bowled deep, Pant launched the cover drive off his arsenal.

Pant, though, played a poor shot, gloved Mark Wood to Jos Buttler behind the stumps, and went for 37 off 58 balls, just when it appeared like he would be the threat to England’s side. In the presence of the Indian wing, Ravindra Jadeja then attempted to increase the temperature. With flair, he slammed Moeen Ali to the ground and dragged Mark Wood firmly behind him.

The Indian string, on the other hand, was finished off by James Anderson. As Anderson removed Ishant Sharma with a superb inswinger, Jasprit Bumrah scooped the England pace bowling icon behind the stumps to clinch Anderson his 5th wicket of the session. Anderson demonstrated that age is only a statistic for him with this amazing performance with the ball.

Ravindra Jadeja was the last player to leave the field, smashing Mark Wood right into James Anderson’s hands at mid-on. This Test match is becoming more to be fantastic, and the third day’s action will be crucial for both teams.

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