Ben Stokes-led England could not continue their winning momentum and lost to India in the second Test match by 106 runs. indian pacemaker jasprit bumrah He was the pick of the Indian bowlers and finished the match with a nine-wicket haul. Bumrah was also named Man of the Match for his winning performance as he became the main reason between India and England.
captain of england ben stokes He also couldn’t do much with the bat and came out for 11 runs in the second innings. Shreyas Iyer was left without Stokes as he could not reach the crease in time. While talking about the incident, Stokes revealed in the post-match media interaction that it was like a dream where an individual wants to run faster but can’t. Stokes stated that it was one of the strangest seconds for him and that he knew he had to run faster, but he couldn’t.
Ben Stokes opens his career in second Test
He said, “It was like one of those dreams where you try to run faster but you can’t. I knew I had to go faster but for some The reason I couldn’t was because it was a really strange couple of seconds.”
Ben Stokes further told reporters that at the age of 32 he would learn not to do something like this. Stokes further revealed that it wasn’t the first time he was left without doing something stupid.
Ben Stokes said: “You would think that at 32 years old I would have learned not to do that, it is not the first time that I have been left without doing something stupid. It seems like I always do something that makes people talk, good or bad, right?
Ben Stokes played 47 innings in the first innings of the second Test match and was the second highest run-scorer after Zak Crawley. Stokes has won many matches for his team with his famous batting performances, however, on this occasion he failed to do so.
England had a total of 399 runs to win and chasing the score would have been easy for the team. The team had a decent start, however, they ended up losing wickets at regular intervals on day 4, which became the main reason behind the team’s loss in the match. The English team gave a tough fight to India and would be eager to come back in the third game.
All is not well in the Indian camp even after winning the second Test match. The middle and lower order of the Indian team is giving them problems. The absence of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli is another big reason why the batsmen are not scoring runs to their full capacity.
The team is also worried about Shreyas Iyer’s form. If he is left out of the team for the third Test, Sarfaraz Khan can take his place if neither KL Rahul nor Virat Kohli show up for the next three Test matches.