Broad stars in win over In­dia

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

FAST bowler Stu­art Broad shrugged off a right foot in­jury to lead Eng­land’s fight­back in the sec­ond Test yes­ter­day as they dis­missed In­dia for 204 in their sec­ond in­nings in Visakhapatnam.

The vis­i­tors will still re­quire a for­mi­da­ble 405 win to win af­ter Broad and Adil Rashid claimed four wick­ets apiece as In­dia col­lapsed from 98 for 3 at the start of play, los­ing their last seven wick­ets for 87 as cap­tain Vi­rat Kohli top scored with 81.

The tar­get would have been slightly less daunt­ing but for a stub­born last-wicket part­ner­ship of 42 runs be­tween Mo­hammed Shami and Jayant Ya­dav, who fin­ished un­beaten on 27, that de­layed the sched­uled lunch break by 20 min­utes.

Broad, who is play­ing with a strained ten­don in his right foot, struck early to send overnight bats­man Ajinkya Ra­hane back for 26 in the fifth over of the day.

Start­ing the day on 22, Ra­hane was un­done by a ris­ing leg-cut­ter from Broad as he softly steered the ball into the wait­ing hands of Eng­land cap­tain Alas­tair Cook at slip.

The wicket ended the 77-run fourth-wicket part­ner­ship be­tween Ra­hane and Kohli.

Broad, who had rat­tled the In­dian top-or­der with twin strikes on day three, also had Ravichan­dran Ash­win caught be­hind for seven.

Leg-spin­ner Rashid soon swung into ac­tion with four wick­ets in­clud­ing that of cap­tain Kohli who added 25 runs to his overnight 56.

Kohli was guilty of go­ing af­ter a widish de­liv­ery from Rashid as Ben Stokes took a bril­liant div­ing catch at first slip to end his 109-ball stay and re­duce In­dia to 151 for 7.

Rashid made that 162 for nine with the wick­ets of Ravin­dra Jadeja (14) and Umesh Ya­dav (0) be­fore Jayant Ya­dav and Mo­hammed Shami (19) took the score past 200.

In­dia scored 455 in their first in­nings and Eng­land replied with 255.

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