India vs England 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights – February 05, 2024

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India vs Afghanistan Match Details:

SeriesAFG tour of IND, 2024
MatchIND vs ENG, 2nd Test
WhenFri, Feb 02 – Tue, Feb 06, 2024
Time04:00 AM (GMT)
WhereDr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
TossIndia won the toss and opted to bat
ResultIndia won by 106 runs

Video Highlights

Day 4 Summary: India vs England Test Match

Early Resistance by England:

  • England started the day with Crawley and Rehan Ahmed showing positive intent, putting up a 45-run partnership for the second wicket.
  • Crawley displayed excellent technique, reaching his half-century off 83 balls.

Axar Patel Strikes:

  • Axar Patel dismissed Rehan Ahmed with a well-executed lbw, ending the aggressive batter’s cameo (23 off 31 balls).

Pope’s Quick Cameo:

  • Ollie Pope, known for his attacking play, played a brisk cameo with five boundaries in a 21-ball stay.
  • However, he fell victim to Ashwin’s cunning bowling, getting caught at slip for 19.

Root’s Aggressive Knock:

  • Joe Root played a frenetic innings, reaching 1000 Test runs in India.
  • His innings included reverse-sweeps for boundaries and a six off Axar Patel.
  • However, Ashwin and Axar Patel combined to dismiss him for 36, disrupting England’s momentum.

Bumrah’s Double Blow:

  • Jasprit Bumrah, in a crucial spell just before lunch, dismissed Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow.
  • Crawley’s dismissal came through a DRS review, showing Bumrah’s skill in breaking partnerships.
  • Bairstow’s wicket on the stroke of lunch turned the tide in India’s favor.

Stokes’ Run-Out:

  • Ben Stokes fell victim to a run-out, failing to make his ground after a quick single.
  • Shreyas Iyer’s direct hit sent Stokes back for 36, a crucial breakthrough for India.

Hartley-Foakes Resistance:

  • Tom Hartley and Ben Foakes displayed resilience, putting up a 55-run partnership for the eighth wicket.
  • Both players played aggressive shots, including sixes against spinners.
  • Hartley, in particular, utilized the reverse-sweep effectively.

Bumrah’s Key Wickets:

  • Jasprit Bumrah returned to break the partnership, dismissing Foakes and Shoaib Bashir in quick succession.
  • Bumrah’s comeback over proved decisive, securing the final wickets needed for India.

Hartley’s Fight:

  • Tom Hartley continued his fight, reaching 36 before falling to Bumrah.
  • Bumrah’s dismissal of Hartley sealed India’s 106-run victory and leveled the series.

Key Moments and Reviews:

  • Several key moments, including lbw decisions, run-out chances, and successful reviews, played a pivotal role in shaping the outcome.
  • England’s missed opportunities and occasional lapses, such as Root’s dismissal, contributed to India’s success.

Series Status:

  • With this victory, India levels the series at 1-1 with three Tests remaining.
  • The intense battle sets the stage for an exciting continuation of the series.

Some Interesting Facts

FactsIndiaEngland
Rankings2nd3rd
Head-to-Head Wins6033
Last 5 matches StatusLWLDWWWDWL

Teams Squad

India Playing XI:

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rajat Patidar, Srikar Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mukesh Kumar

  • Bench: Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Sarfaraz Khan, Avesh Khan, Saurabh Kumar, Dhruv Jurel

England Playing XI:

Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson

  • Bench: Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Daniel Lawrence, Gus Atkinson