Indian all-rounder Axar Patel seemed in no temper to shut store for Stumps on Day 2 of the continuing Take a look at in opposition to England in Hyderabad as he took benefit of the scoring possibilities introduced by the guests.
Ben Stokes had a ahead for Tom Hartley and smelled the prospect of a wicket on the stroke of Stumps. Nevertheless, Axar noticed the latter a part of the day as a possibility to trigger extra distress for the opposition.
The left-hander drilled a Hartley supply to mid-ground earlier than smashing it for a six over mid-wicket. Axar Patel once more crossed that area on the final ball of the day and bought a boundary to increase India’s result in 175 runs at Stumps.
Right here is the video of the bloodbath:
Axar (35* off 62) has already added 63 runs for the eighth wicket with Ravindra Jadeja (81* off 155) because the hosts have a mammoth 421/7 on the board. Their all-round capacity offers India the batting depth in dwelling circumstances and an opportunity right here to knock the opposition out of the Take a look at match.
India within the driver’s seat after a day of pure dominance
It was an incredible begin to the day for England as Joe Root dismissed the harmful Yashasvi Jaiswal within the very first over. Shubman Gill additionally later departed and threw away his wicket in an try to scale back the stress from dot balls.
Nevertheless, KL Rahul, who got here in at quantity 4 within the absence of Virat Kohli, made an important contribution of 86. He added 64 runs with Shreyas Iyer after which one other 65 with Ravindra Jadeja to place the hosts forward within the match.
They nonetheless wanted a significant lower-order contribution to tighten the screws in England, and the Jadeja-Axar partnership has performed simply that. The guests enter Day 3 beneath excessive stress.