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‘No breather for batters’- Twitter delighted as Indian bowlers dominate Day 2 of India vs England fifth Test


India got off to a really poor start but was rescued by Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja on Day 1 of the fifth Test match against England. All of Day 2, however, belonged to the visiting team only. Jadeja got off to a well-deserved century after which the captain Jasprit Bumrah clobbered Stuart Broad for 35 runs in an over.

No one would have predicted India to reach 416 at the end of their first innings but that’s the beauty of Test cricket. Indian bowlers wreaked havoc with the ball in the second innings.

Stand-in India captain, Jasprit Bumrah was in sensational form with the ball. The right-arm pacer dislodged Alex Less in the third over itself with an unplayable in-swinger. The other opener Zak Crawley was the next to depart, edging an outswinging ball to Shubman Gill in the second slip.

Wickets continued to fall from, thereafter. Ollie Pope, the next batter also looked clueless in front of an outstanding Indian bowling lineup. Jasprit Bumrah sent him back as well.

Joe Root has been in a great vein of form from England- New Zealand series and expectations were high from him. After coming in to bat at number four, the 31-year-old batter steadied the innings but never looked settled in front of pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj.

Bumrah and Shami set root up with four maidens and the ex- England captain had to go after Siraj. But it all played into India’s hand as the in-form batter gave an easy catch to Rishabh Pant. Jack Leach came in as a night watchman but Shami also sent him packing and forced England captain Ben Stokes to arrive at the crease. At the end of Day 2, England were 84/5 and looking in a really difficult situation.

Twitter was flooded with praise of the India bowling lineup after their performance on Day 2. Let’s look at some of the reactions:


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