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Bumrah wrecks England with 6-fer to give India 143-run lead in 2nd Test

The hosts bowled out the visitors for 253 after Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 209 propelled them to a total of 396 in their first innings.

India’s Jasprit Bumrah (R) celebrates after the dismissal of England’s Jonny Bairstow during the second day of the second Test cricket match between India and England at the Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy cricket stadium in Visakhapatnam on February 3, 2024. (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

A DEVASTATING bowling display from ace seamer Jasprit Bumrah on the second day of the second Test match at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam put India in a commanding position against England.

The India spearhead took six wickets for 45 runs in less than 16 overs to dismantle the visitors’ batting line-up that saw a middle-order collapse while pursuing the hosts’ competitive first-innings total of 396. From a comfortable 114 for 1 when opener Zak Crawley perished on an individual score of 76, England slumped to 182 for 7, finding themselves in the danger of saving a probable follow-on.

Bumrah’s tally saw him complete 150 wickets in his 34th Test and script his third five-wicket haul against England and overall 10th in the long format.

Captain Ben Stokes scored 47 and Tom Hartley made 21 which saw the England tail wag and a last-wicket partnership of 19 runs between James Anderson (6) and debutant Shoaib Bashir (8 not out) saw the Three Lions reaching 253 for the loss of all wickets, conceding a lead of 143 runs.

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India came out to bat in their second innings and their openers Rohit Sharma (13) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (15), who slammed a double century in the first innings, seeing off the day. India were 28 for no loss at stumps, extending their overall lead to 171 runs.

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For India, Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who did not play the last match, picked three wickets while one wicket went to Axar Patel. Mukesh Kumar, who opened bowling with Bumrah, went for runs and bowled only seven overs in which he gave 44 runs.

Earlier in the day, India resumed from their overnight score of 336 for 6 and added 60 runs for the remaining four wickets. Jaiswal completed his double ton and fell for 209 in 290 balls. For the visitors, Anderson and spinners Shaoib Bashir, who made his international debut in the game, and Rehan Ahmed took three wickets each.

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