Match Details

ENG vs IND 2nd TEST, ENG vs IND 2024

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ENG 253(55.5)
292-1069.2
India won by 106 runs 🏆
396(112.0)
IND
78.3255-10
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67th Over:
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0
0
 
= 1
68th Over:
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0
4
 
= 5
Last Over:
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0
1
4
 
= 6
This Over:
1lb
W
 
= 1

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So, India have levelled the five-match series 1-1. There will be a long break before the third Test begins in Rajkot on February 15.

That brings an end to our coverage for this Test match. Keep joining us for more cricketing action all around the globe. For now, this is Akshay Bhide, signing off, on behalf of scorer Zeeshan Naiyer. Until next time, cheers and goodbye.
Jasprit Bumrah (Player of the Match): "I don't look at numbers. When I was young, I looked at numbers and got excited. But I don't look at it now. It gives extra baggage. The important thing was to win and I'm happy with it.

The yorker was the first delivery I learnt. While playing with the tennis ball, I learnt it. I saw on the television Waqar, Wasim and Zaheer execute it and I learnt it.

Not a leader. But I feel I have played a good amount of cricket as we are in a transition period. So, I feel it's my responsibility to give the youngsters knowledge.

Rohit has seen me growing up. We have conversations about what we should be doing and what not to do.

Not really, because before coming to cricket, I'm a fast bowling fan. I love watching fast bowling and I don't feel I have to pull up my socks. I feel happy when someone does well.

I try to solve the problems that are there. I feel I must have all the options in my armory and should not be a one-trick pony. I should execute it on the conditions that I play in."
Player of the Match: Jasprit Bumrah
Rohit Sharma (India Skipper): "Yeah, it is. He (Bumrah) is a champion player for us. He keeps delivering for us. When you look at the performance, we did well overall. We knew it wasn't going to be easy in these conditions. So happy with the performance.

Jasiwal looks like a good player. Knows what to do in different situations. He has a long way to go. It was an exceptional knock in the first innings and I hope he stays humble and focuses on what needs for the team.

The wicket was good to bat on. A lot of our batters got starts but failed to convert them into big scores. We have to look into it but all are new to Test cricket. We just have to give them the confidence and play freely.

You know, very proud of the young squad. To come up against a team like that which won the first Test match, very positive. As I said, a lot of guys are young. It will take time but we have to be spot on and give them time and freedom. Keep talking about giving them time in the change rooms.

We love challenge. In the last two years, England have been playing great cricket. To win this game, it was quite pleasing. But we know the series is not over yet and we will look to keep performing in a similar manner going forward."
Ben Stokes (England Skipper): "No, coming into the last innings, we had full belief in ourselves to chase it down. We tried to take down the bowlers. But the number of runs to chase just added more to the excitement. The process and the best of ourselves come out when chasing a big total. But they played a fantastic game and it was great to be a part of this game.

There's no suggestion about how to play. You just play with whatever you think. Everyone are quality players and they have the better feeling whenever they come out. They know to assess the conditions and make the decisions.

(On captaining an inexperienced spin bowling attack) It's not a challenge. I absolutely love it. Only five to six Test matches between Bash, Tom and Rehan. Without Root and Anderson, they have showed great maturity and I'm proud as a captain.

Jimmy is incredible. You look at the way he and Bumrah bowled this week, it's great. Two quality bowlers bowling and you just have to take your hats off. You also saw the way Bumrah bowled this week and Anderson is that guy for us."
Time for a post-match presentation.
Best figures in a match for Jasprit Bumrah:

9/86 vs Australia in Melbourne, 2018
9/91 vs England in Visakhapatnam, 2024
9/110 vs England Nottingham, 2021
Yashasvi Jaiswal: "It's a wonderful feeling. I really enjoyed it. To get the win is very special. We were just focusing on our areas. Fielding and bowling in the right areas and we got the results.

There were a bit of cracks and there was seam movement. It was hard to play in the fourth innings.

Absolutely different mindset because it’s a different ball. I try to play till the end in Tests whereas I try to go after the bowling while playing in white-ball cricket. There is a difference in intense.

The way Bumrah bhai bowled was incredible to watch. When we were standing at slips, it was great to watch. It was coming fast. My intent was same. When there was new ball, I tried to score runs. I just kept thinking to build my innings."
2:15 PM IST, Local Time: That’s it. India complete a comprehensive victory in the second Test over England to level the series 1-1. It was always going to be tough to chase down 399 but the English batters showed good courage. The only thing that dented their progress was losing wickets at regular intervals and eventually, got dismissed on 292 in 69.2 overs to lose the game by 106 runs.

England had to get 332 runs to win at the start of day four. India needed nine wickets. Rehan Ahmed started aggressively and Zak Crawley at the other end started cautiously. Rehan played some wonderful strokes but was dismissed by Axar Patel on 23. Vice-captain Ollie Pope started positively but edged one to Rohit Sharma at first slip off Ravichandran Ashwin while on 23.

Crawley looked solid at the crease and brought up a well-compiled fifty. His second of this Test. Joe Root at three played some audacious strokes and scored 16 off 10 balls before falling against Ashwin to give him his 499th Test wicket. Jonny Bairstow walked out to bat at number six and joined Zak Crawley at the crease.

Kuldeep Yadav was introduced into the attack and he created an immediate impact by dismissing Crawley on 73. One brought two as Jasprit Bumrah trapped Bairstow on 26 right on the stroke of lunch. Skipper Ben Stokes along with Ben Foakes led the recovery work for the visitors. Both stitched a 26-run partnership between them before a brilliant piece of fielding from Shreyas Iyer resulted in the departure of Stokes. The English captain was run out on 11.

Foakes along with Tom Hartley showed great resistance lower down the order. Both looked composed at the crease and kept ticking the scoreboard. They put 55 between them before Bumrah came back into the attack and dismissed Foakes on 36. Mukesh Kumar entered the wickets column by dismissing Bashir on duck. Bumrah knocked over Hartley on 36 to put an end to this encounter.

Jasprit Bumrah picked up three wickets in the second innings and finished with nine to his name in the Test. Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed three scalps in the second innings and has taken his tally to 499 in Test cricket. He has to wait till the third Test to breach the 500 mark. However, the Indian fans can celebrate as Rohit Sharma's men have bounced back and levelled the series by beating England by 106 runs.