India Vs England: India Level Series In Thrilling Test Match

England vice-captian Ollie Pope on the grass after fielding the ball

FAST bowler Jasprit Bumrah starred with the ball for India as they beat England by 106 runs in the second test match to level the series 1-1.

India were good value for their victory with Bumrah taking 9 wickets in the match on what was a flat track to set up a brilliant win for the home side.

Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal also played scintillating innings’, with the latter notching up his first test match double century and the former smashing 104 off just 147 balls to give England a massive total to chase.

England were set 399 to win after some impressive Indian batting and similarly to the first innings, both openers got off to a good start with Crawley hitting Bumrah out of the attack and Duckett sweeping his way out of trouble.

But once again, spin would be the downfall of Duckett, with Ashwin taking his wicket this time after a ball looped up off the bat for a diving catch in front of the stumps.

The Indian spinner continued to spin his web and soon after took the scalps of key men Joe Root and Ollie Pope as England continued their ‘Bazball’ approach.

England were in trouble with Crawley left stranded down the other end and wickets tumbling around him.

It then got worse as he was next to go when Indian captain Rohit Sharma reviewed an LBW decision which showed Yadav’s ball to be cannoning into the openers leg stump.

England tried to rebuild with Bairstow and Stokes, but this time Bumrah came back and broke the pair apart, trapping the former LBW.

By this point, it was almost over for the visitors and when Stokes was runout after some lazy running between the wickets, it was then India’s game to lose.

The visitors put up a bit of resistance with Foakes and Hartley both hitting 30’s, but the sub-continents premier fast bowler eventually cleaned them both up finishing with figures of 3 for 46 in the process.

Mukesh Yadav ended the game as he had Shoaib Bashir caught behind for his only wicket as India stormed to a 106 run victory.

It may feel as though this was a missed opportunity for England with India missing key players KL Rahul and Ravi Jadeja from the last test match.

Not to mention they’re already without premier batter Virat Kohli and first choice wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant.

Despite this, the home side showed their quality in depth and youngsters stepped up to the mark to force an emphatic victory against a tricky English side.

The two teams will have a slight break from action now before they travel to Rajkot for the third test on the 15th of February.

England Vs India – Day 4 highlights.