India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 2, Highlights: Ashwin's all round show puts hosts in command

Nov, 18 2016 IST

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    That's it from me today. Do join us tomorrow for the live coverage of Day 3 of the second Test. 

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    Jayant Yadav: "Thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to tomorrow. (On Debut Test match) When we start playing proper cricket, when you get into an academy, all you dream of playing is Test cricket. Coincidentally, I had my ODI and Test debut at the same ground. The first day, it did hover on my head [Test cap] for a long time. In the dressing room, people share a lot of things. So a lot of debutants, like KL told me what to expect. (When asked about what was the talk going on while batting with Ashwin) Ash was doing much of the talking in our partnership and he was just saying to express yourself, nothing special. (On the review that gave him first wicket) Wriddhi [Wriddhiman Saha] did the job of convincing the captain. We had the same view on whether the ball was hitting the stumps. India A is a very good stepping stone. There's a vast difference in U19, First class and international cricket. Rahul bhai being my mentor and coach helped. More than the skills it's about handling the crunch situations. Definitely, waiting for tomorrow to start," 

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    Watch our cricket expert Ayaz Memon discussing the day's play. 

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    Stumps, Day 2: Ravichandran Ashwin's all round show on Day 2 has put India in a commanding position. Shami began the damage after castling Cook for 2. But then it was a poor batting by England. Hameed departed because of a run out, Root played a poor shot after getting to his century. And Duckett, well he has a long way to go against spin. However, Bairstow and Stokes ensured that the visitors dont lose another wicket. 

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    After 48 overs,England 98/5 ( Ben Stokes 12 , Jonny Bairstow (W) 7)

    India take a review in the 44th over for a caught behind. The decision to go upstairs was because of the noise, but replay suggests Stokes hit his pad. Decision stays. Shami comes back into the attack replacing Jayant. Two maidens follow. To add to England's woes, the ball is reversing now. Shami brings one back sharply while bowling to Bairstow, misses the stumps but a brave leave. 

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    After 43 overs,England 91/5 ( Ben Stokes 7 , Jonny Bairstow (W) 5)

    3 maidens in the last 5 overs and a bizzare incident. Jayant Yadav's delivery hit the bail when Stokes was batting, but didn't come off. Finally a four in the 43rd over, first since the 25th over, Stokes cuts Jayant through covers.

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    After 38 overs,England 85/5 ( Ben Stokes 3 , Jonny Bairstow (W) 3)

    "India all over England here," Nasser Hussain sums it up perfectly in the commentary box. Visitors' struggle against spin has began and 455 seems very very long. Three consecutive overs, one of them saw the wicket of Moeen Ali. 

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    OUT! Maiden Test wicket for Jayant Yadav. Moeen tried to defend but missed it, India appealed, but the umpire says no. Kohli reviews it and Dharmasena's decision overturned, three reds and Moeen Ali has to go. Moeen Ali lbw b Jayant Yadav 1(21)

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    After 33 overs,England 80/4 ( Moeen Ali 1 , Ben Stokes 1)

    The pitch has started misbehaving and Ashwin is exploiting it brilliantly. He got rid of Duckett. And moments after Root got to his half century, Ashwin dismissed him thanks to terrible shot by the English batsman. Meanwhile, Jayant Yadav comes into the attack, bowling for the first time in Test cricket.

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    OUT! Absolute horror of a shot from Root after getting to his fifty. The English batsman miscues in a bid to go over mid on and Umesh takes a running catch wide of mid on.  Root c U Yadav b Ashwin 53(98) 

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    FIFTY! Root paddle sweeps Jadeja to fine leg to take a double and reaches the milestone. It's his 24th 50.

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    OUT! Ashwin bowls Duckett for 5. He leaned forward to defend it, but got beaten by spin. Duckett b Ashwin 5(19)

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    After 25 overs,England 67/2 ( Joe Root 46 , Ben Duckett 5)

    While Root continues to milk runs at a healthy rate from one end, Hameed gets himself run-out for a lowly 13 thanks to Saha's presence of mind. Couple of missed chances thanks to the absence of fielders at slip and gully. 

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    Meanwhile, Ben Duckett is the new batsman at the crease right now. 

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    OUT! Saha just did a Dhoni! Excellent throw from Jayant Yadav near deep deep square-leg, and Hameed gets caught in the middle of the pitch while coming back for a second. Saha moves forward to collect the ball, and does a backhand throw to the stumps to break the stumps — a la Dhoni in the 4th ODI vs NZ at Ranchi. England 51/2 after 21 overs.

    Haseeb Hameed run out (Jayant/Saha) 13(50)

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    After 20 overs,England 48/1 ( Haseeb Hameed 12 , Joe Root 34)

    Jadeja nearly gets a knock at Root's stumps with a delivery that stays low. Root gets a boundary off an outside edge in the next delivery after coming down the track. Only one slip being used at the moment. 

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    After 20 overs,England 48/1 ( Haseeb Hameed 12 , Joe Root 34)

    Jadeja nearly gets a knock at Root's stumps with a delivery that stays low. Root gets a boundary off an outside edge in the next delivery after coming down the track. Only one slip being used at the moment. 

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    Ashwin and Jadeja bowling in tandem after tea...

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    Watch our cricket expert Ayaz Memon discussing the second session. 

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    Tea, day 2: India started well after Shami dismissed Cook for 2. But since, then Root and Hameed have played with composure. Shami has been India's best bowler. While, Kohli introduced Ashwin just at the stroke of tea. India are 34/1 after 16 overs. (Hameed 9, Root 23)

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    Ashwin comes into the attack in the 16th over. 

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    After 15 overs,England 33/1 ( Haseeb Hameed 9 , Joe Root 22)

    Kohli replaces Shami with Jadeja in the 11th over. Maybe a lot of deliveries that skid on, then. Oh wait hold on after a over by Yadav, India bring Shami back into the attack just to change the ends maybe? Oh yes, Jadeja bowls from the other end. 

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    Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack in the 11th over. 

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    After 10 overs,England 25/1 ( Haseeb Hameed 5 , Joe Root 18)

    A couple of fours by Root in Shami's 4th over. He first flicks it past square leg, clips another wide of mid on after two balls. Yadav meanwhile bowls a maiden. Root has looked confident from the moment he's come in, drives Yadav on the up to deep backward point. 

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    After 5 overs,England 9/1 ( Haseeb Hameed 4 , Joe Root 3)

    A dream start for India. Shami bowls Cook for 2, a beautiful set up really, bowled two that went away and the third one nipped back in. He breaks the off stump into two. Umesh has kept things tight from the other end. Not a single boundary in England's innings so far. 

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    OUT! Shami castles England captain Alastair Cook, completely shatters his off stump. Virat Kohli is pumped, big big wicket this for India. Cook b Shami 2(11)

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    One would feel that India should've got to that 500-run mark, but if you had asked Virat Kohli at toss whether he would take 455, he would have said yes. England have done well on 2nd day by bundling out the hosts early considering that they started at 317/4. Ravichandran Ashwin's consistency down the order has been a big positive India, his fifty even today was vital and Jayant did well to score 35 on his debut innings. As soon as he fell, Shami and Umesh went for miss or hit approach and helped India cross the 450 run mark. How will England fare in the first innings? Stay updated with our live coverage.  

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    OUT! Umesh tries to go over deep mid wicket off Rashid, but Moeen Ali catches it. England dismiss hosts for 455. U Yadav c Moeen Ali b Adil Rashid 13(21)

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    OUT! Rashid strikes, Jayant goes for the slog sweep, miscues and Anderson catches it at point. The youngster is angry with himself, nonetheless a good innings, falls for 35. J Yadav c Anderson b Adil Rashid 35(84) 

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    After 127 overs,India 438/8 ( Jayant Yadav 33 , Umesh Yadav 5)

    Stokes bowled the first over after lunch. Moeen to bowl from the other end and Ashwin sends the ball to third man to get to his 8th Test fifty. Stokes gets rid of Ashwin in the 124th over, it was not the wicket taking ball that got the batsman but the ball prior to it. Two bouncers and then a length ball outside off and he edges it to Bairstow. Umesh Yadav comes out to bat and whacks a boundary straight down the ground off Moeen in the 127th over. 

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    OUT! Stokes removes Ashwin for 58, a thin edge to Bairstow. India 427/8 after 124 overs. India are 427/8 after 124 overs. Ashwin c Bairstow b Stokes 58

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    FIFTY! Ashwin plays it down to third man for a four to get to his half century. His 8th Test 50. A well calculated innings by Ashwin.

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    Players are back on the field after lunch. Stokes to begin the proceedings for England.

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    Watch our cricket expert Ayaz Memon analysing the first session of Day 2.

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    Lunch, day 2: England finally have a say in a session in this Test. Moeen Ali's spell proved to be vital as the off spinner got rid of Kohli, Saha and Jadeja. But Ashwin and debutant Jayant played out the tough phase brilliantly and have stitched together a stand of 50 runs just at the stroke of tea. India are 415/7 and would want to continue with the momentum they gained after losing those wickets. 

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    50-run stand comes up between Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav.

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    400-run mark comes up for hosts in the 116th over.

Report, Day 1: Riding on brilliant centuries by skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara, India posted a commanding 317/4 against England on the opening day of the second Test match at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

Kohli (151) and Ravichandran Ashwin (1) were at the crease when umpires concluded the day's play. Pujara made 119, hitting 12 boundaries and two sixes. It was his 10th Test century and his third hundred in four innings.

Alastair Cook and Virat Kohli. AP

Alastair Cook and Virat Kohli. AP

Kohli then scored his 14th Test ton, riding on 15 boundaries. He is playing his 50 Test match, in which he scored his seventh century as skipper.

The Kohli-Pujara pair put on 226 runs for the third wicket, that proved to be the key element of the day and wrested the initiative from England. The visitors started the day brilliantly, reducing the hosts to 22/2 after five overs.

Kohli and Pujara ensured England couldn't cash in on the early dismissals of openers KL Rahul (0), brought back to the side in place of Gautam Gambhir, and Murali Vijay (20).

Rahul, playing after shaking off a hamstring injury, lasted only five deliveries and got dismissed only in the second over the day, poking a good length delivery outside off stump into the slip cordon off Stuart Broad (1/39).

Vijay got off to a decent start, hitting four boundaries off James Anderson and Broad. But he was undone by a well-directed bouncer from Anderson, who finished with 3/44 on his return from injury.

Kohli and Pujara began the innings rebuilding process on a good batting track. They weren't troubled by the English bowlers, who tried to probe them with an outside the off-stump line.

The Indian pair balanced attack with defence beautifully, playing well within themselves, never letting pressure get to their nerves.

Seeing them playing pace comfortably, England skipper Alastair Cook tried spin to lure them into making mistakes. But they were equally at ease against the spinners.

India went into lunch at 92/2, with both the right-handers looking well set.

After the duo got the measure of the pitch, they launched into the offensive, scoring at a quick pace, adding 118 runs in the post-lunch session, while posting their respective half centuries, to put pressure on England.

The partnership consolidated their dominance further until Pujara was caught behind off Anderson in the 67th over.

A stray dog disrupted the proceedings in the final over before tea, with the groundsmen struggling to get the animal off the field. The dog disruption forced the umpires to call for an early break.

But it was hardly any distraction for the dominating Kohli-Pujara duo. They took India to a comfortable 210/2 with Pujara on 97 and Kohli on 91.

After tea also, it was a smooth sailing for India until Pujara lost his concentration and got out in the 67th over to Anderson.

Kohli was joined by Ajinkya Rahane (23). The pair guided India towards the close as the skipper went past 150.

But Anderson struck again with the new ball late in the day, earning England a crucial breakthrough, inducing an edge from Rahane.

India's score would have been even more imposing had Rahane not lost his wicket in the penultimate over of the day.

Ashwin negotiated the final over nervously.

With IANS inputs.


Published Date: Nov 18, 2016 04:55 pm | Updated Date: Nov 18, 2016 04:56 pm

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