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Feb 6, 2024

India vs England: Bumrah, Bazball and spin


India level series with thumping win

India beat England by 106 runs in the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Monday to level the five-match series 1-1.

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'Bazball' is winning fans in India

Ben Stokes's team took a thrilling opening Test by 28 runs after overcoming a 190-run first innings deficit then went down guns blazing in a record 399-run chase in the second.

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Bumrah's perfect yorker

Stumps flew all over the place as Bumrah bowled Ollie Pope with a trademark yorker in the second Test.

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Jasprit Bumrah masterclass

Jasprit Bumrah's mastery of new ball and reverse swing saw him take a first innings 6/45 as England were all out 253, a deficit of 143.

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​Bumrah - an absolute champion of a bowler

Stokes paid tribute after Bumrah bagged three more in England's chase to be named man of the match. "Jasprit Bumrah's an absolute champion of a bowler," said Stokes.

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Ollie Pope special

Ollie Pope's masterful 196 in Hyderabad featured sweep shots of both orthodox and reverse varieties to blunt the Indian spinners and the crowd rose to applaud as England inflicted only the fourth home defeat on India in 47 Tests.

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Nervy moments for India

India had some nervy moments in winning the second Test as England came out roaring in their fourth-inning chase, with Zak Crawley hitting 73 and almost all the batsmen taking on the bowlers.

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England spinners challenged India batters

England's rookie spinners Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir and Rehan Ahmed may have only six Test caps between them but they have all challenged India's batters, who are usually masters on turning pitches.

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Tom Hartley on a roll

Raw left-armer Hartley had match-winning figures of 7-62 on debut in Hyderabad and he took four more in India's second innings in Visakhapatnam. His 14 wickets are just one behind Jasprit Bumrah in the series bowling charts.

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Dream debut for Bashir

Bashir's visa was delayed but his first wicket on debut in the second Test was worth waiting for -- it was India captain Rohit Sharma.

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