Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah once again proved his worth by dismissing inform Ollie Pope for just 23 runs in the 2nd Test match of the England tour of India 2024.
After failing to mark a victory in the 1st Test at Hyderabad, India opted to bat first after winning the toss in the 2nd Test at Visakhapatnam.
India Choose to Bat First in 2nd Test vs England
Though Indian skipper Rohit Sharma failed to lay a strong foundation, his opening partner Yashasvi Jaiswal led India to a much more comfortable side with his maiden double century. None of the players other than Jaiswal crossed the 40-run mark in the 1st inning.
India managed to score 396 runs in 1st inning after losing all their 10 wickets. England openers too posed a great threat with their opening partnership. England lost their first wicket for 59 runs after Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Ben Duckett for 21 runs.
Though Kuldeep broke the opening partnership, England’s middle order is undoubtedly a great threat for India. But Rohit made a clever move by bringing Jasprit Bumrah into the action right after Joe Root stepped in.
Bumrah Rattled Out the Stumps to Dismiss Ollie Pope
As expected Bumrah dismissed Joe Root for just 5 runs by teasing him with back-to-back swingers in the 26th over. Apart from Root’s dismissal, Bumrah dismissed Ollie Pope who remained as the hero of England’s 1st test victory.
Pope scored 196 runs in the 1st Test and laid a strong foundation for England’s victory. Pope batted 55 deliveries in the 2nd test without much trouble but the same batter went clue less against Bumrah’s yorker in the 28th over.
Bumrah bowled an inswinging yorker and rattled out the middle and leg stumps to dismiss Pope.
As of now, England scored 149 runs for 4 wickets and trail by 247 runs where Jonny Bairstow and Stokes batting with 22 and 1 run respectively.