India takes down England dramatically on final day

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India takes down England dramatically on final day
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In the final day of second test, India wrapped up a 246-run victory against England. The team trailing by more than 300 runs started the second inning on the fourth day. By the end of the day, England lost two wickets for 87 runs. On the final day, the team started with the previous number but could not withstand the attacks from India's spin bowlers and plummeted to 7 wickets for 142 runs. The visitor team hardly played after lunch while they clung on to Jonny Bairstow, who remained unbeaten with a strike of 34. But there was none to support him. India's inning was substantiated with the knock from Virat Kohli. In the match, the captain aggregated 248 runs. He was given the Man of the Match.

In the morning session, England played about 33 overs, which emerged as a tough bet for the team. In the first half hour Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandra Ashwin struck hard as a prediction of the outcome. The pitch was skidding and the bowlers acquired some pace in the day. England's inning received the blow in the fourth day itself. Alastair Cook was dismissed on the last over of the day. In the following stretch, Ben Duckett was removed by Ashwin early even though he showed some excellent strokes. The batsman was dropped by the keeper and started the strike slow. However, his figures remained restricted to 15 runs.

After 50 overs, India acquired another wicket. Moeen Ali was dismissed by Jadeja returning the numbers 101 for 4. However, they lost no wickets in the first 75 runs. Ben Stokes was playing with good confidence until, Jadeja came up with the new ball. He batsmen played 33 ball to give out his wicket to the bowler breaking his hiatus of 25 overs. Joe Roots followed him, just after nine balls. Root stayed a while in the crease playing 107 balls. Mohammed Shami stopped the batsman at 25. The bowler also had his second wicket taking down Adil Rashid.

The next attack was on Zafar Ansari by Ashwin. He ducked the player taking down the eighth wicket of the line-up. The score was only 143, closer to the end. Jayant Yadav, the debutante strike out Stuart Broad and James Anderson, trapping the players with his ingenious lbws. Anderson even got the decision reviewed, but it produced no better results. England can hope for the next and the third test and level the series. There are three more tests to go and India is now ahead winning one. Kohli's decision to bat first might have given an upper hand to his team. Now, the call is on for Cook.


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