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IND vs ENG 4th Test, Day 2: England on top as India suffer batting collapse in Ranchi

IND vs ENG 4th Test, Day 2: England on top as India suffer batting collapse in Ranchi

IND vs ENG 4th Test: England dominates proceedings on Day 2 in Ranchi Test, India suffer batting collapse, Yashasvi Jaiswal only savior

England Cricket Team have finally established their control in the IND vs ENG Ranchi Test. Save the first session on Day 2, the visitors were dominant. Not only did they pile up a big score, they also managed to trigger a batting collapse for the Indians. Joe Root remained unbeaten on 122 while Shoaib Bashir shone brightly with the ball.

Starting from overnight’s score of 302/7, Ollie Robinson continued his fine for. He hammered his maiden Test fifty. But England’s happiness was short-lived. Ravindra Jadeja came back strongly to scalp 3 quick wickets to finish his four-fer. England ended their first innings with a big score of 353.

On came India’s charge. Team India skipper Rohit Sharma’s lukewarm form continued as he departed after managing just 2 runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill then took charge for the hosts. The duo continued to rotate strikes and stitched a good partnership. However, Gill looking confident was deceived by spin departed after scoring 38, missing his much deserved fifty.

On came Rajat Patidar but his poor form continued for a third match straight. Patidar was dismissed for 17 and was followed by Ravindra Jadeja who managed 12. The gates broke as India continued to lose wickets quickly. Ashwin could only score a solitary run.

India’s saving grace was the tailender partnership between Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav. The duo continued to score runs to help India cross the 200 run mark. At stumps on Day 2, India finished on 219/7

Sarfaraz Khan after getting a lifeline, couldn’t make the best of the fresh chance. On the other hand, Yashasvi continued his sweet pursuit. He slammed his second fifty in the series. With a rich vein of form, he broke Rahul Dravid’s record and now is on the list of second highest run getter vs England in a Test series.

As for the visitors, Shoaib Bashir had a remarkable outing. He scalped a four-fer to deal a heavy blow to the hosts. On the other hand, James Anderson moved closer to reaching his 700 Test wicket mark. With Rohit’s dismissal, the veteran pacer has 697 dismissals.

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