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India vs England Live Score and Commentary, India v England Test Series 2016

Last updated: Mar 28, 2017 01:53
Venue: ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Match Start Time: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 09:30 AM IST
India 455/10 & 204/10
England 255/10 & 158/10 (97.3 ov) Run rate 1.62
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India win by 246 runs
India won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Jonny Bairstow 34 40 7 0 85
Bowler O M R W Econ
Jayant Yadav 11.3 4 30 3 2.61
Ravichandran Ashwin 30 11 52 3 1.73
Recent overs . 4 . . 1 . . . 4 . 1 1 4 W W

IND vs ENG Live Score and Commentary

The Indian cricket team claimed victory in the second Test match against England in Vizag on the final day of the match. The hosts looked to be the dominant side of the two throughout the Test match. In what looked like a classic spin track in Vizag, skipper Virat Kohli had no doubts in choosing to bat first after winning the toss. The team went on to post 455 runs in the first innings, thanks to the skipper's ton. The England team in reply managed to score only 255 as Ravichandran Ashwin chipped in with another five-wicket haul. The hosts in their pursuit to post a challenging total for the English batsman lost their way in the second innings and ended up with 204 leaving 404 to chase for Alastair Cook's men. 

The total was always going to be challenging give the nature of the track. On a pitch that misbehaving every now and then in terms of bounce, the English openers came out with a clear intention of searching for a draw. The patient partnership between Cook and Haseeb Hameed made life tough for Indian bowlers as they had to wait until the 51st over to get their first wicket. The Indian spinners capitalized on the breakthrough and ran through the English batting line and cleaned them up for just 158 in the second innings. The Indian team went on to win the match by a mammoth margin of 246 runs in the final day and took a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series.

97.3 OUT! L.B.W. NOT OUT changed by umpire to OUT after REFERRAL. Jayant Yadav to James Anderson. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad.
97.2 OUT! L.B.W. Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Jayant Yadav to Stuart Broad. Off break full toss, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad.
97.1 FOUR! Jayant Yadav to Stuart Broad. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
OVER
97
Runs Scored: 6
Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin
Score after 97 overs: 154/8(rr 1.59)
Over Summary: . . 4 . 1 1
96.6 Ravichandran Ashwin to Stuart Broad. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
96.5 Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
96.4 Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.
96.3 FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.
96.2 Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
96.1 Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Saha.
OVER
96
Runs Scored: 5
Bowler: Jayant Yadav
Score after 96 overs: 148/8(rr 1.54)
Over Summary: . 4 . . 1 .
95.6 Jayant Yadav to Stuart Broad. Quicker length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
95.5 Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rahane.
95.4 Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Vijay.
95.3 Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
95.2 FOUR! Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs.

It looks as if Bairstow is going to play some shots with the game almost up. Delicious cut off the short ball there.
95.1 Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, bottom edge to leg slip for no runs, run save by Kohli.
OVER
95
Runs Scored: 1
Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin
Score after 95 overs: 143/8(rr 1.51)
Over Summary: 1 . W . . .
94.6 Ravichandran Ashwin to Stuart Broad. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Vijay.
94.5 Ravichandran Ashwin to Stuart Broad. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Pujara.
94.4 Ravichandran Ashwin to Stuart Broad. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Yadav.
94.3 OUT! Bowled. Ravichandran Ashwin to Zafar Ansari. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, missed.
94.2 Ravichandran Ashwin to Zafar Ansari. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Pujara.
94.1 Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
OVER
94
Runs Scored: 0
Bowler: Jayant Yadav
Score after 94 overs: 142/7(rr 1.51)
Over Summary: . . . . . .
93.6 Jayant Yadav to Zafar Ansari. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
93.5 Jayant Yadav to Zafar Ansari. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Saha.
93.4 Jayant Yadav to Zafar Ansari. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.
93.3 Jayant Yadav to Zafar Ansari. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pujara.
93.2 Jayant Yadav to Zafar Ansari. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
93.1 Jayant Yadav to Zafar Ansari. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
OVER
93
Runs Scored: 8
Bowler: Mohammed Shami
Score after 93 overs: 142/7(rr 1.53)
Over Summary: . 4 . . 4 .
92.6 Mohammed Shami to Jonny Bairstow. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Pujara.
92.5 FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Jonny Bairstow. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, past third man for 4 runs.
92.4 Mohammed Shami to Jonny Bairstow. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pujara.
92.3 Mohammed Shami to Jonny Bairstow. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Pujara.
92.2 FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Jonny Bairstow. Length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, past fine leg for 4 runs.
92.1 Mohammed Shami to Jonny Bairstow. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Shami.
OVER
92
Runs Scored: 5
Bowler: Jayant Yadav
Score after 92 overs: 134/7(rr 1.46)
Over Summary: 4 . . . 1 .
91.6 Jayant Yadav to Zafar Ansari. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Pujara.
91.5 Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by Shami.
91.4 Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.
91.3 Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pujara.
91.2 Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, Gloved to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
91.1 FOUR! Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs.
OVER
91
Runs Scored: 4
Bowler: Mohammed Shami
Score after 91 overs: 129/7(rr 1.42)
Over Summary: . 4 . W . .
90.6 Mohammed Shami to Zafar Ansari. Bouncer, down leg side ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
90.5 Mohammed Shami to Zafar Ansari. Bouncer, down leg side ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
90.4 OUT! Caught. Mohammed Shami to Adil Rashid. Bouncer, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Saha.
90.3 Mohammed Shami to Adil Rashid. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
90.2 FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Adil Rashid. In-swinging half volley, middle stump no foot movement working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
90.1 Mohammed Shami to Adil Rashid. Length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
OVER
90
Runs Scored: 8
Bowler: Jayant Yadav
Score after 90 overs: 125/6(rr 1.39)
Over Summary: . . . 4 4 .
89.6 Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, down leg side no foot movement, padded to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Vijay.
89.5 FOUR! Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
89.4 FOUR! Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
89.3 Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Pujara.
89.2 Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to slips for no runs, fielded by Rahane.
89.1 Jayant Yadav to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
OVER
89
Runs Scored: 1
Bowler: Mohammed Shami
Score after 89 overs: 117/6(rr 1.31)
Over Summary: . . . . . 1
88.6 Mohammed Shami to Jonny Bairstow. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Kohli.
88.5 Mohammed Shami to Jonny Bairstow. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Vijay.
88.4 Mohammed Shami to Jonny Bairstow. In-swinging yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Shami.
88.3 Mohammed Shami to Jonny Bairstow. Bouncer, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
88.2 Mohammed Shami to Jonny Bairstow. Bouncer, outside off stump no foot movement, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.

The Indians might have played the ideal hosts to the England side by providing a placid wicket that hardly qualified as ‘home-advantageous’ at Rajkot, but a sterner test awaits the tourists as they set foot in the coastal city of Visakhapatnam.


For Virat Kohli and company, the juggernaut came to a sudden stop in the face of an English batting wall that showed little signs of discomfort against their biggest demon: spin. Centuries to Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes and Alastair Cook have given their batsmen a much-needed boost, while youngsters, including teenager Haseeb Hameed have already impressed on their debut trip to India. 

For the hosts, the batting gave a perfect reply to the English’s first innings total, but their bowling, spin in particular, disappointed with its insipidity on an equally drab surface. 

Visakhapatnam will join the now growing list of new Test venues in India, as BCCI employs every tactic possible to draw crowds for the longest format. Andhra Cricket Association’s recent announcement for free entry on the opening day, prompted by the recent demonetisation drive, will be an added incentive to Test cricket’s latest venue.


TEAM NEWS

INDIA

On the eve of the second Test, captain Kohli made it clear that KL Rahul will walk into the playing XI, edging out Gautam Gambhir, who failed to impress in his comeback. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar unfit, the onus wrests on Mohammad Shami to deliver the goods with the new ball, especially when Umesh Yadav has done little of note.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will reprise their roles as the two pillars of India’s spin battery, while Amit Mishra is expected to play as the third spinner at the very ground where he took 5-18 against the Kiwis in the last ODI just a fortnight back.


ENGLAND

Praise keeps pouring in for young Haseeb Hameed, whose expertise in playing spin has caught the eye of cricketing greats, apart from igniting hopes of ending England’s perennial opening problems. 

Young Chris Woakes, having surfed through the summer with loads of form, might require rest for his tired bones, posing a problem of sorts for the English think tank. The danger of rushing James Anderson’s comeback would be playing on their minds, for Anderson’s best bet will be on Mohali’s bouncy surface, instead of a dry pitch in Vizag. 


FORM GUIDE ( Latest match first)

INDIA

D-W-W-W-D

ENGLAND

D-L-W-L-W

PREDICTED XI

INDIA

Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(C), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami

ENGLAND

Alastair Cook(C), Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(WK), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Zafar Ansari, Stuart Broad