England opener Zak Crawley came out with 73 runs in the second innings of the IND vs ENG second Test after a fabulous comeback. Zak Crawley has made a rare record against India in Tests over the last 10 years with his hard-fighting half-century.
Zak Crawley has emerged as a standout batsman for England in the IND vs ENG second Test in Visakhapatnam. The right-handed batsman also scored a half-century in the first innings by hitting 76 runs.
However, he became a victim of Kuldeep Yadav in the second innings. Indian Roulette crushed him with an LBW just before lunch. In the first innings, Crawley was dismissed by Axar Patel off a catch from Shreyas Iyer.
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Zak Crawley becomes third batsman to score fifty in both innings against India
With his knocks of 76 and 73 in the second Test of India vs England, Zak Crawley has earned the rare record of hitting a half-century against India in Tests on Indian soil. Notably, the England opener is the third batsman in the last 10 years to achieve this feat against the Indian team in India.
The other two batsmen who hold the record are Sri Lankan batsman Dinesh Chandimal and New Zealand wicketkeeper Tom Latham. Chandimal scored 57 and 61 against India in a Test match in Nagpur in 2017. Latham scored 95 and 72 in both innings against India in a Test match in Kanpur in 2021.
Zak Crawley got England off to a fabulous start in the second innings as the visitors attempted to chase a mammoth 399 runs in the match. However, other batsmen failed to support him. Ben Duckett (28), Rehan Ahmed (23), Ollie Pope (23), Joe Root (26), Jonny Bairstow (26) and Ben Stokes (11) failed to bat deep as England faced a batting collapse on Day 4 of IND vs ENG 2nd test.
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Ravichandran Ashwin takes 3 wickets early
Meanwhile, Indian bowlers have already hunted down 7 England wickets and are on their way to victory in the Vizag Test. England only has one batsman left, Ben Faokes, with more than 150 runs to score. Ravichandran Ashwin rocked his spin attack in the 2nd innings to grab 3 crucial wickets from Joe Root, Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope.
Earlier, Yashasvi Jaiswal stole the show in the first innings with his 209-run double century to propel India to 396-10. England later collapsed at 253-10 with Zak Crawley scoring the highest of 76 runs. Ben Stokes added 47.
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Shubman Gill came to prominence in the second innings. Like a one-man army, he smashed an impressive century while other batsmen failed to reach the half-century. With his 104th, Gill took India to 255-10 in the second innings and set a target of 399 runs for the visitors.