India vs England Live Score 2nd Test, Day 2: England openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett managed to get the visitors off to a typically flying start after India were all out for a score of just 396 runs on a placid wicket despite Yashasvi Jaiswal scoring 209 off 290 …Read More balls on his own. Duckett and Crawley put up 59 runs between them, ensuring that England did not lose any wickets in the first session. The stand ended with the former falling to Kuldeep Yadav. Crawley eventually raced past his half-century and seemed to be scoring runs for fun when he ended up falling to Axar Patel in the spinner’s first over of the match. Crawley had scored 76 in just 78 deliveries. Three overs later, Joe Root fell to Jasprit Bumrah once again and India had their tails up.
Jaiswal hardly had any support throughout the Indian innings, with the next best score being Shubman Gill’s 34. Jaiswal became the youngest Indian to get to that mark in Test cricket after Vinod Kambli and Sunil Gavaskar in what has been a colossal innings that has almost single -handedly took India close to 400. He started Day 2 on 179 with Ravichandran Ashwin at the other end. While the pair managed to survive the first half an hour of Day 2 and even kept the scoreboard ticking, Ashwin fell to a fiery James Anderson, who along with Shoaib Bashir, was England’s best bowler all morning.
Jaiswal was the only Indian batter who managed to capitalize on the start he got, with Shubman Gill’s 34 off 46 being the next highest score thus far despite a pitch that was as friendly for batters as it gets in India. It may only get more difficult to bat on it as the match wears on but India leaving runs on the field and not scoring as many as they could have is one of the reasons why they ended up losing the first Test in Hyderabad.
It is telling that despite Jaiswal getting to the score that he eventually did on Day 1, none of the stands he had with his teammates went past 100. The best was the third wicket stand with Shreyas Iyer which produced 90 runs in 131 balls. Jaiswal contributed 63 of it in 72 balls and Iyer ended up falling to Tom Hartley on 27 off 59. Shubman Gill seemed far better than he ever has in his recent Test innings but was undone by the genius of James Anderson. Debutant Rajat Patidar looked good as well but fell on 32 to an excellent delivery from Rehan Ahmed. Axar Patel was given added responsibility with the bat, being sent ahead of KS Bharat at No.6 and he threw it away by slashing debutant Shoaib Bashir straight to backward point while on 27. Bharat himself then threw it away by getting caught in the same region off Rehan on 17. The hosts thus gifted the bowling side two wickets in the last half an hour of play on Day 1.
This is despite the fact that India clearly came in with a very different plan from the one with which they walked out for their first innings in Hyderabad last week. Jaiswal was watchful at the start with captain and opening partner Rohit Sharma, as opposed to the wild-eyed flurry of boundaries with which he began the Indian first innings in the first Test. The Indian opening pair scored just 40 runs in 17.3 overs before an overly defensive Rohit became Bashir’s maiden Test wicket. Gill also bided his time and was starting to shift gears well when he fell to Anderson.
For England, their debutant spinner Shoaib Bashir was the star of the show. He bowled 28 overs, 10 more than the next bowler who had the most overs who was Tom Hartley, and ended with figures of 2/100. Rehan didn’t bowl for much of the day but came in for 16 overs towards the end of it and produced two wickets while Hartley dismissed Iyer and thus ended India’s best partnership of the innings thus far. Veteran Anderson, who made his debut before Rehan and Bashir were born, showed just how dangerous he is regardless of the conditions. He steamed in for 17 overs, gave just 30 runs and took the wicket of Gill.
Here are some highlights around IND vs ENG 2nd Test Day 2:
– Yashasvi Jaiswal became the third youngest Indian after Sunil Gavaskar and Vinod Kambli to score a double century
– India started Day 2 on a score of 336/6 in 93 overs
– Yashasvi Jaiswal was batting on an overnight score of 179 off 257 balls
– India’s batting, barring Jaiswal, has been largely disappointing with the second best score being Shubman Gill’s 34 off 46 balls
– Jaiswal had been far more measured and watchful on Day 1 than he was during both his innings in the first Test
– England debutant Shoaib Bashir was the standout, taking two wickets for 100 runs in 28 overs on Day 1
Follow all the updates here: