Jasprit Bumrah got India back into the contest during the second Test in Visakhapatnam. The Indian pace ace got the wickets of Joe Root and Ollie Pope in an inspired spell. At one stage the English were scoring at over five runs per over to put the Indians under pressure.
With the score reading 136 for 3, the onus was on Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow. Just an over after dismissing Joe Root, Jasprit Bumrah dug into his stock to bowl his best ball. Up against Bumrah was a batter who had scored 196 in the first Test.
The fifth ball of the 28th over saw Jasprit Bumrah bowl the perfect Yorker that was tailing into the batter. Ollie Pope could only stand and watch as his middle and leg stump were flattened to the ground. Bumrah got better of Pope for the fifth time in Test cricket to bring India back into the contest.
England in trouble at the stroke of tea –
Rohit Sharma looked bereft of ideas before the three over burst by Jasprit Bumrah changed the game. Bowled out for 396 just before lunch, the Indian bowlers were seen conceding easy runs.
Neither Zak Crawley nor Ben Duckett seemed troubled by the home team's bowling attack. That changed when Kuldeep Yadav was given his first bowl in Test cricket for over 14 months.
India’s left-arm wrist spinner got the wicket of Ben Duckett caught by Rajat Patidar for 21. Zak Crawley though kept the big shots coming as he took a liking to the Indian spinners. Using his big reach, the English opener was seen in a positive frame of mind scoring boundaries at will.
Yet another bowling change came about as Rohit Sharma got Axar Patel into the attack. In a bid to unsettle the Indian spinner Zak Crawley gave him the charge. Shreyas Iyer held onto a difficult catch as Crawley was out for 76.
Joe Root played and missed a few balls but was put out of his misery by Bumrah for five runs. Ollie Pope then got the big death rattle as he was out for 23 after having faced 55 balls with 2 hits to the fence. At Tea, England were 151/4 with Bairstow and Stokes batting still trailing India by 245 runs.