IND vs ENG 2nd Test Twitter reactions: India win by 106 runs


Cricket News: IND vs ENG 2nd Test Twitter reactions: India win by 106 runs at Visakhapatnam & level series 1-1

India have levelled the five-match series against England after a 106-run victory in the second Test at Visakhapatnam. The hosts played from in front after Yashasvi Jaiswal’s superb 209, which eventually won him the player of the match award, followed by superb performances by Shubman Gill and Jasprit Bumrah.

England, needing a further 332 to win at the start of day four, had hopes of pulling off their highest ever chase after a strong start by Zak Crawley and Rehan Ahmed. After Rehan was dismissed, Crawley and the star from the first Test – Ollie Pope – looked dangerous, but a wonderful catch by Rohit Sharma at slip ended a promising stand.

From there, India picked off wickets regularly as England tried to gain momentum. Ravichandran Ashwin may be waiting for that special wicket to bring up 500, but three of the first five to break the game open represents a solid outing for the offspinner. Also, Jasprit Bumrah was outstanding once again, mixing control with moments of magic to finish with superb match figures of 9/91 off 36.1 overs.

For England, they had their opportunities in this match but let things slip. Their first innings batting left a bit to be desired, and a few of the wickets on the fourth day – particularly those of Joe Root and Ben Stokes – won’t make for pleasant viewing. Also, the Zak Crawley LBW when he was batting beautifully led to some debates on the accuracy of hawkeye. But, India won’t mind, as Jaiswal, Gill and Bumrah have led the way in setting up the series nicely with key players to return.

IND vs ENG 2nd Test Twitter reactions: Hosts level the series

Here are some of the reactions to India winning the match, including views on Rohit Sharma the captain, the Crawley LBW, and the standout performers.

The third Test will kick off on February 15 at Rajkot. There will be great anticipation heading into the match given where the series is placed.


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