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INDvENG 4th Test, Day 2 Report

By Umesh Lakhmani -

Resuming the days play at 288/5, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler looked ready to take on the challenge presented by Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja on a square turner at Wankhede, while Virat and Co were hoping to get an early breakthrough, which came after just 11 runs as Ben Stokes edged one off Ashwin and Virat Kohli at slips took a simple catch. However, after Ben Stokes dismissal, India were not able to wrap up Englands innings as tail wagged once again and England with the help of Jos Buttlers 76 were able to post 400 runs on the board. Ashwin completed his 23rd five wicket haul and finished with 6 wickets while Ravindra Jadeja picked up 4 wickets. 

 

In Reply, KL Rahul and Murali Vijay started things off well for India as started things off with a positive intent to reduce Englands lead, However, KL Rahuls innings was cut short at 24 by Moeen Ali as he missed a straight one from Ali, and India were 39/1. 


In Form Cheteshwar Pujara at number 3 looked at ease as he and Murali Vijay played smart cricket to add an important stand before Stumps on Day 2. India at stumps 146/1, Cheteshwar Pujara 46* Muarali Vijay 70*