India vs England: R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav spin English doom, IND take 1-0 lead
India have sealed a comprehensive 246-run victory over England in the Vizag Test. R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja all chipped in as India ripped through the England line-up to take a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series. Relive all the highlights of India vs England here. (SCORECARD | NEWS)
12:50 hrs IST: Here are some of the quotes from the skipper in the presentation ceremony
Alastair Cook: Obviously disappointing to get out right at the end. The first day was the easiest to bat. It became harder after that. Was a good toss to win no doubt about it. Disappointed at losing those 5 wickets on Day 2. India is where you have to score first innings runs.
Virat Kohli (Man of the Match): Scoreboard pressure counts in Test cricket. It was tough in the second innings. Had to dig it out. The idea was to show intent and get as many runs as possible. I was striking the ball well. Biggest positive is the way the fast bowlers bowled. Jayant Yadav was brilliant with the bat, showed great character. It’s priceless these contributions
12:41 hrs IST: From 75/0, England have lost 10 wickets for 83 runs. What is it with 80 runs and collapses in modern day cricket? England suffered it in Bangladesh while Australia are facing this on a regular basis.
12:38 hrs IST: Ashwin, who picked up eight wickets in the match, adds: “It was a tricky pitch to bat on. I tried to bowl in the uncomfortable zone.”
12:35 hrs IST: Jayant Yadav, speaking after the end of the match, says, “Ashwin gives meaning inputs, he took the pressure off me.”
12:30 hrs IST: WICKET! India win! They defeat England by 246 runs and go 1-0 up in the five-Test series as Jayant Yadav traps James Anderson, the umpire does not give it out but on review, the ball is hitting leg stump. King pair for Anderson.
12:27 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin won’t get a 10-wicket haul as Jayant Yadav gets rid of Broad.
Flighted delivery and it straightens outside off, Broad attempts the sweep but misses, umpire Dharmasena gives it out after a prolonged appeal, Broad opts for the review and replays show the ball is hitting off stump.
Stuart Broad LBW Jayant Yadav 5, England 158/9
12:23 hrs IST: All eyes will be on Ashwin as he attempts to take another 10-wicket haul. With the kind of form he is in, anything is possible.
12:19 hrs IST: Bairstow helps himself to another boundary off Jayant. Only a matter of time before India seal a commanding win.
12:14 hrs IST: WICKET! Undone by the shooter! England sink even further.
Ashwin bowls this delivery on a good length from over the wicket, the ball hits the crack and shoots through low, Ansari is trapped back and he misses it, the ball knocks the off stump out.
Zafar Ansari b Ashwin 0, England 143/8 vs India, India two wickets away from a win
12:10 hrs IST: Welcome back for the second session. This could potentially be the last session. India need only three wickets. Jayant Yadav bowls a tight opening over.
11:30 hrs IST: Lunch has been taken in Vizag and India are just three wickets away from going 1-0 up in the series. Brilliant bit of bowling from Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin. Only Joe Root provided some resistance.
11:23 hrs IST: While England are losing wickets at the other end, Bairstow has decided to attack. He gets another four off Jayant Yadav
11:19 hrs IST: WICKET! Another brilliant ball. This could get over quickly. Adil Rashid departs.
Shami stays wide of the crease and bangs in a short ball at 89 mph, it rears up and straightens as Rashid looks to ride the bounce, gets a faint outside edge that is taken by Saha.
Adil Rashid c Saha b Shami 4, England 129/7, India three wickets away from win.
11:18 hrs IST: Rashid gets off the mark with a boundary off Shami. The length was a bit too full and the batsman capitalised.
11:15 hrs IST: Jonny Bairstow breaks the shackles by using the sweep and the back foot punch against Jayant Yadav to get a couple of boundaries. There is very little resistance from England now. One feels it is a matter of time.
11:09 hrs IST: Shami is getting reverse swing and this has compounded England’s woes. If spin does not get you out, Shami’s reverse swing will. Even Umesh Yadav can reverse swing the ball.
11:00 hrs IST: WICKET! Stunning stuff from Mohammed Shami and this could mean the end of England’s resistance. Joe Root is a goner!
Full ball that curls back in late, Root looks to work it to mid wicket but gets hit on the pad, Shami appeals and umpire Rod Tucker gives it out, Root belatedly goes for the review but replays show that the ball was hitting leg stump.
Joe Root LBW Mohammed Shami 25, England 115/6 vs India, need 290 more for a win
10:52 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant ball from Jayant Yadav and Stokes’ resistance is over.
Flatter delivery that drfits in, Stokes goes back and looks to defend, but the ball spins away late and the batsman is totally squared up, the ball clips the off stump and Jayant has yet another wicket.
Ben Stokes b Jayant Yadav 6 (33), England 115/5 vs India, need 290 more to win.
10:45 hrs IST: First signs of pace today. Mohammed Shami is into the attack.
10:43 hrs IST: Jayant Yadav has replaced Jadeja at the other end. Good move as he can generate plenty of bounce with the new ball.
10:39 hrs IST: Jadeja and Ashwin are getting more grip and turn with the new ball. They are also getting a bit more zip. However, both Stokes and Root continue to play them off the back foot.
10:33 hrs IST: The second new ball is available and the spinners will continue to bowl. Does not look like we will see pacers in action on the final day. Ashwin to continue, with two slips, silly point and short leg in place.
10:31 hrs IST: Drinks in Vizag and India have dominated. England only have six wickets remaining while the spinners are relentlessly putting pressure.
10:27 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling figures till now read 32-13-31-2. He has really bowled wonderfully on this deck.
10:24 hrs IST: Jadeja comes round the wicket and troubles Root with some extra bounce. Some deliveries are behaving like a Cobra that spits up from the deck.
10:18 hrs IST: Ben Stokes has played really well i this series so far. Another herculean effort is required from the left-hander.
10:13 hrs IST: WICKET! Jadeja strikes and Moeen Ali has to go. Superb accuracy from the left-arm bowler.
Jadeja lands this flatter delivery on the rough patch outside off, it breaks back in sharply and kicks up awkwardly, Moeen stabs at it with hard hands and the ball lobs off the inside edge to the pad, Kohli at leg slip takes a simple catch.
Moeen Ali c Virat Kohli b Ravindra Jadeja 2 (31), England 101/4 vs India
10:09 hrs IST: It has only been 40 minutes but already India have bowled 13 overs. Expect more than 90 overs to be bowled today if England last the distance.
10:02 hrs IST: England bring up the 100 but it has been very slow progress. They are determined to survive. So, they are going the South Africa way. Catch all live scores here
10:00 hrs IST: Moeen Ali survives a testing over from Ashwin. He almost plays down the wrong line to a ball that drifts in and gets hit on the pad but the ball was sliding down leg, next ball, he gets beaten by a ball that grips the surface and spins away sharply.
09:53 hrs IST: Root has been given out caught behind but he reviews immediately. Ashwin bowls a straighter delivery and it skids on, Root hangs back and has a feel for the delivery and the ball passes the outside edge, India appeal and umpire Tucket gives it, however, replays show the ball just missing the outside edge, no spike on Real Time Snicko, he survives. Catch all live scores here
09:49 hrs IST: Duckett is having a miserable time against Ashwin. He is totally confused and he cannot make sense of what to do with Ashwin’s variations.
09:45 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin gets the early breakthrough! Duckett’s failures continue. Catch all live scores here
Tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump line and it straightens a bit, Duckett aims for the sweep but gets a glove onto the pad, it lobs to the keeper who takes it easily.
Ben Duckett c Wriddhiman Saha b R Ashwin 0, England 92/3, need 313 runs to win vs India
09:40 hrs IST: DROPPED! Tough chance and Kohli shells it. This offbreak kicks up slightly as Root attempts the leg glance, Kohli, who is stationed at leg slip, fails to latch on
09:37 hrs IST: Two short legs in place but Duckett is content on dead-batting everything. Steady start so far for England. Catch all live scores here.
09:35 hrs IST: Ashwin drags this delivery short and it keeps low, but Root watches it carefully and pulls it to the deep mid wicket fence for the first boundary off the day.
09:32 hrs IST: Trial by spin straightaway as R Ashwin opens from the other end.
09:30 hrs IST: The Indian players are in the huddle and play will begin. Ravindra Jadeja will finish the over and Ben Duckett will be on strike. Slip, short leg, leg slip and silly point in place.
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09:23 hrs IST: Joe Root, who played a rash shot in the first innings off R Ashwin, will be aiming to avoid a similar lapse in judgment as he will be the key.
09:16 hrs IST: There are reports that Stuart Broad could miss the Mohali Test as he suffered a foot injury. This will be bad news if that happens. He was outstanding in the second innings.
09:12 hrs IST: What will be England’s approach on day 5? Will they do a South Africa and just block away till the end or will they attack and turn the tables on India? In either way, there is plenty of risks as India’s spinners will be unrelenting.
09:04 hrs IST: The early morning pitch report suggests that there are plenty of cracks. The surface has also being roughed up outside the off stump. This will bring Ravindra Jadeja into the equation.
08:55 hrs IST: Hello, Hello, Hello! A warm welcome to day 5 of the second Test between India and England in Vizag. Virat Kohli’s team have dominated this match but England have shown grit. Can India take the remaining eight wickets or will England survive 90 overs?
India hold all the aces heading into the final day of the Vizag Test. After setting England a target of 405, they had to work hard as England skipper Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed batted for over 50 overs to give England hope for survival
However, R Ashwin removed Hameed while Ravindra Jadeja struck in the final over of the day to swing the momentum back towards India. Heading into the final day, India are aware that England will not be rolled over easily.
The batting blueprint, set by Cook and Hameed on day 4, will be followed by the rest of the batsmen as they hope to survive. The likes of Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and the tailenders will be crucial if England are to survive
It will not be easy as the Vizag pitch is already playing tricks. Towards the end of day 4, some deliveries shot through low while some turned sharply. With Ashwin in top form, the situation looks grim
Virat Kohli and his team will be aware of the challenges and they will put England through a very tough trial by spin.