Ben Stokes showed a brilliant piece of fielding by making a catch that was difficult to dismiss. Shreyas Iyer in IND vs ENG 2nd test. Former England player Kevin Pietersen praised Ben Stokes for his efforts on the field. He also praised the England captain for his dedication to diet, which helped him lose weight ahead of the India vs England test series.
Shreyas Iyer hit a Tom Hartley delivery between mid-on and long-off. Ben Stokes ran back from mid on to make an outstanding catch. His fielding set the England fans on fire inside the Vizag stadium. Fans also praised the England captain in the X for his wonderful fielding.
In particular, Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill He had managed a good stand of 81 runs for the third wicket. They were all on the verge of forming a great partnership before Ben Stokes thwarted his plans. When Iyer lost his wicket, India scored 111-3 in the second innings.
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Kevin Pietersen praises Ben Stokes for his dedication to diet for IND vs ENG series
Former England captain and batsman Kevin Pietersen is one of the commentators of the IND vs ENG test series. During lunch on Day 3, the former right-handed batsman praised Ben Stokes on Jio Cinema for his dedication to the diet. His fellow commentator Pragyan Ojha praised Stokes for his efforts on the field. Ojha said the way Stokes covered the ground was amazing.
“At one point I thought maybe the ball was in front of him, the way he covered the ground was incredible. You can’t keep Stokes away from the game, from his batting, fielding and leadership of the team,” Pragyan Ojha said.
Kevin Pietersen highlighted how Ben Stokes lost 10kg ahead of the India series and praised the England captain for his dedication to his diet.
“Stokes lost 10kg before coming to India. After his knee injury he stayed at his house in England. The dedication he has shown by being so strict with his diet is extraordinary,” said Kevin Pietersen.
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India set a target of 399 for England in the second Test
Meanwhile, India has set a target of 399 runs for England in the IND vs ENG second Test. While Yashasvi Jaiswal Lifting India’s batting in the first innings with his double century, Shubman Gill smashed a century in the second innings to propel the team to a powerful total.
Ben Stokes was quite impressive with the bat in the first innings, scoring a crucial 47 runs for the team. However, the England captain will need a better batting show in the second innings to lead his team to victory.
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Among the bowlers, jasprit bumrah He has been a wonderful bowler for India, picking up 6 wickets in the first innings. For England, Tom Hartley took 4 wickets while Rehan Ahmed got 3 wickets in the second innings. India batted first and accumulated 396-10 in the first innings. England responded with 253 total. India later made 255 outs in the second innings.