The match is currently in the balance in the India vs England series with the 2nd Test where even after a Yashasavi Jaiswal’s double hundred, the visitors still managed to make a bit of a comeback as they restricted the Indians to 396 in the first innings. The England batters at the top also started in a positive fashion in the first innings as well where Zack Crawley and Ben Duckett put up a partnership of 59. The England batters managed to get back into the game once again with this opening stand playing some positive shots to try and keep England ahead in the game.
This game at Vizag is turning out to be another great contest between these two sides and it looks like we are being set up for another thriller. The Indian bowlers will have to keep taking wickets and get the England team bowled out as soon as possible. The bowling attack of the hosts is capable of bowling out even the best teams in the league and they will look to get the better of the England team straight away and take control the game once again. Only time will tell which team come on top in this epic encounter.
Kuldeep gives the first blow
The Indians will be happy that the introduction of Kuldeep Yadav in his come-back Test has already given the team their first breakthrough in the game. The wicket was also of the dangerous Ben Duckett who was as usual playing his aggressive style to try and dominate the Indian bowlers straight away. Kuldeep managed to get the wicket with his signature flighted delivery which gripped and turned away from the left hander with a little bit of extra bounce. The ball managed to get the outside edge and went straight into the hands of Rajat Patidar at silly point.
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This was a really important breakthrough that managed to give the Indians some confidence going into the Test match. It was also great to see the left arm China man of Kuldeep finally back in the longest format after a really long time. This is only his 10th game in Test cricket and he will want to make a great come back in this series. The journey of this 29-year-old talented spinner is really something we should appreciate as he has already seen the good, the bad and the ugly side of the game filled with limited games and underwhelming performances from his standards.