India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 5, Highlights: Hosts win by 246 runs; take 1-0 lead

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FirstCricket Staff November 21, 2016 12:55:19 IST
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India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 5, Highlights: Hosts win by 246 runs; take 1-0 lead


Nov 21, 2016 - 13:13 (IST)

That's all that we have from the Vizag Test. Join us for all the live scores and updates from the third Test at Mohali starting on 26 November. 

Nov 21, 2016 - 13:10 (IST)

Nov 21, 2016 - 13:05 (IST)

Kohli: It (Vizag) has been a lucky ground for me. I get a good feeling whenever I come here, much like (I do in) Adelaide. Pretty happy with the performance. We had to bat deep and long and get 450-plus. Scoreboard pressure really counts in Tests. We had to be positive. 

The (performances of) the fast bowlers and Jayant Yadav were the biggest postives. Jayant knows what he is doing. We have been playing really good cricket. We don't want to get too complacent nor too desperate. We need to strike the right balance. 

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:56 (IST)

Cook: It was not a great moment (getting out at the stroke of stumps on Day 4). (The loss) is obviously disappointing. The first day was the easiest to bat on. It was a good toss to win (for India). Virat played really well. You know the third and fourth innings would be tough. We showed a lot of character. We played some good cricket at stages in the first two games. We lost the match but can hold our heads up high.

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:51 (IST)

Virat Kohli declared the Man of the Match. 

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:46 (IST)

What a day it was for the Indian bowling unit. If Cook and Hameed frustrated them on the opening day, they ensured they got back them in style with a flurry of wickets! Over to the presentation now...

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:44 (IST)

Jayant Yadav: Great to be bowling in tandem with Ashwin. I was nervous on the first day. I looked to be consistent and vary my pace.

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:39 (IST)

Ravichandran Ashwin: I started slowly in Rajkot. It was a tricky pitch to bowl on (at Vizag). You needed to change your pace. It was important to keep the batsman in the uncomfortable zone. I enjoyed batting more than anybody else. I had done the hard yards. I communicated with Jayant well.  

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:34 (IST)

Bairstow keeps the fight going at one end, getting a boundary every now and then including one that brings up the 150 for England. Broad sweeps one towards fine-leg in a show of defience, before getting trapped leg-before in the very next delivery by Jayant Yadav's bowling. The hosts are just one wicket away from registering a memorable victory here. 

OUT! Jayant brings up the magical moment in the very next ball, trapping Anderson lbw to give the latter a king pair. Umpire Dharmasena initially rules it not out, but DRS overturns it.

India win by 246 runs, and gain a 1-0 series lead! 

Stuart Broad lbw Jayant Yadav 5(7); James Anderson lbw Jayant Yadav 0(1)

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:22 (IST)

BOWLED EM! Ravichandran Ashwin strikes right after lunch! Fires in a quicker one outside off that turned in sharply and stayed low and beats Ansari's backfoot defence. India need just two more wickets to go 1-0 up in the series now! ENG 143/8

Zafar Ansari b Ravichandran Ashwin 0(11); 

Report, Day 4: Chasing 405 runs for victory, England were reduced to 87/2 in their second innings as India struck late during the fourth day's play in the second cricket Test match in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

Openers Haseeb Hameed (25) and skipper Alastair Cook (54) were the batsman to be dismissed close to the end of play. Cook's dismissal ended the day's action. Joe Root was unbeaten on 5 at stumps at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.

India vs England 2nd Test Day 5 Highlights Hosts win by 246 runs take 10 lead

Virat Kohli and Alastair Cook. AP

India's Ravichandran Ashwin claimed Hameed's wicket (1/28) while Ravindra Jadeja (1/25) accounted for Cook.

England now need 318 runs to win the match to take the lead in the five-match Test series while India need eight wickets to clinch the encounter.

The loss of Cook, in the day's final over after scoring a dogged 54, was a huge blow for England.

Faced with the task of a record-setting run chase for a touring team in India, England began well as the openers shared a 75-run stand in 50 overs, proving their determination and resilience.

But once Hameed was out, adjudged leg before wicket (LBW) to Ashwin, England stumbled.

It became worse for the tourists when Cook was given leg before to Jadeja with four balls of the day remaining to be played.

The England openers earlier efforts were undone by the two late blows, that hit their bid to save the Test significantly.

A win for England appeared very unlikely, particularly after the late strikes, and they can now only aim to play for a draw on the final day.

England could have gone into the pavilion feeling confident if they hadn't lost Hameed and Cook.

England started well after dismissing India in their second innings for 204. They were 40 for no loss at tea, with Cook (28 not out) and Hameed (12 not out), with each of them having played 84 deliveries.

All the Indian bowlers had to toil hard. Cook and Hameed stood strong and showed their hunger to grind it out.

England earlier bowled India out for 204 in the hosts' second innings, claiming the last seven wickets for 87 runs -- yet they were set a stiff target of 405 runs for victory.

Resuming the day at 98/3, India's Ajinkya Rahane (26) and skipper Virat Kohli (81) started the proceedings on a good note.

They forged a crucial 77-run partnership for the fourth wicket before Rahane was sent back to the pavilion by pacer Stuart Broad in the 39th over.

India suffered a collapse after Rahane's departure, going from 117/4 to 162/9.

Ashwin (7), wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha (2), Kohli and Jadeja (2) got out in quick succession.

England's inspired second innings bowling gave them a sniffing chance of getting back into the match.

But Jayant Yadav (27 not out) and Mohammad Shami (19) added 42 vital runs for the 10th wicket to stretch India's overall lead.

India's batting collapse had increased England's hopes of making a match out of the contest but the Jadav-Shami partnership dampened their ambitions.

England's hopes took a further beating at the fag end of the day's action when they lost the two wickets, staring at the prospect of going 0-1 down in the five-match series.

They need to bat out of their skins to avoid defeat, and their hopes would be pinned on Root -- their in-form batsman who scored a fine half century in the first innings.

The focus will be on how the fifth day pitch behaves. The wicket has so far behaved decently. But signs of wear and tear on it affecting the bounce of deliveries became apparent when Hameed was pinned on the backfoot to be dismissed. Cook also went on the backfoot and was similarly dismissed.

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