The England batting order struggled in the 2nd innings of the 2nd Test match at Lord’s Cricket Pitch, as Virat Kohli’s Indian side smashed the hosts by 151 runs to grab a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series. Here is Pietersen About ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match.
Pietersen About ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match
England was given a win total of 272, but they can only have to withstand 2 sessions on the last day to gain the advantage. However, England’s batting order collapsed, and the 2nd innings completed only 51.5 overs.
With the exception of Joe Root, none of England’s batters scored more than 30 runs in the 2nd innings. In addition, up to four of their batters were removed for ducks.
That’s also the situation during the first innings. Joe Root, the captain, hit a magnificent 180 in the first innings to lead his side out of difficulties. Apart from Jonny Bairstow(57) and Rory Burns(49), none of the other England batters managed to score more than 30 runs. Five England batters were removed for single-digit figures in the first innings as well.
If someone believes that the existing English country structure is acceptable: Pietersen
Former England batsman, Kevin Pietersen turned to Twitter to share his feelings over England’s embarrassing loss. Pietersen stated that if someone believes that the existing English country structure is acceptable, he strongly disagrees.
“Check England’s batting & if you think the current county system is ok, I unfortunately completely disagree!” tweeted Pietersen.
Check England’s batting & if you think the current county system is ok, I unfortunately completely disagree!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) August 17, 2021
Kevin Pietersen is among England’s all-time best batters. The right-handed batting great is England’s sixth-highest run-scorer in whites, with 8181 runs at an accuracy of 47.28 in 104 Test matches. During his remarkable ten-year career, he also hit 23 hundred’s and 35 fifties.
Starting August 25th, 2021, England and India will face off in the 3rd Test match of the series. This match will take place in Headingley.