2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 - 21 2016, England tour of India
455 & 204
(97.3 ov, target 405)255 & 158
India won by 246 runs
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• The Report by Andrew Miller

Spinners wrap up India's 246-run victory

India's bowlers required just 38.1 overs to wrap up a 246-run victory on the final day of the second Test in Visakhapatnam

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Scorer: Binoy
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
India455/10(129.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Virat Kohli167 (267)
Moeen Ali3/98(25)
England255/10(102.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Ben Stokes70 (157)
Joe Root53 (98)
India204/10(63.1 overs)2nd INNINGS
Virat Kohli81 (109)
Stuart Broad4/33(14)
Adil Rashid4/82(24)
England158/10(97.3 overs)2nd INNINGS

Job done by India today in very effective fashion. They win by 246 runs and go 1-0 up in the series. It's their second-biggest win over England in terms of runs. Cook's wicket late last night was a body-blow for England and then Root's dismissal today was the final key blow. They fought hard, but that awful session with the bat on the second day has cost them. And in this innings they lost all ten wickets for 83 - something about collapses for 80-odd runs at the moment. Anderson's king pair the first for England since 1906!

Ravi Ashwin, speaking to TV, has praised Jayant's debut. Jayant, himself, says there were nerves when he started. "It was a tricky pitch to bowl on, you had to change your pace," Ashwin says.

Ev: "Gnasher, will Jayant Yadav begin the next Test on a hattrick?" No, it doesn't carry over to the next match. Aditya: "Wow! Not a bad debut at all for Jayant! scored 62 runs and took 4 wickets in the 23 overs he has bowled!"

Will bring you the presentations shortly...Mani J: "Oh.. Sid, the genius.. predicted a match at Day 1 and the result... yes, it's the same.. 450,250,200, 150''' Don't let it go to his head!

Nitesh: "Although a team effort but, Kohli (167+81=248 runs) and England lost by 246 runs! What a match winner India has got!"

Alastair Cook. "It wasn't a great moment to fight so hard, so was disappointing to get out at the end. Think we saw the first day was easiest to bat, then you can see it became harder. It was a good toss to win, no doubt. From losing those five wickets on day two - you have to score first-innings runs - but from that moment we showed a lot of character and fight. We made India work very hard. We played some good cricket at stages in these first two games. We need to win a couple of games to get ourselves back in the series."

Virat Kohli is Man of the Match. "It's been a lucky ground for me and it remains a special ground, similar feel I get to Adelaide. You want to play exciting cricket because so many people come to watch. They help you through tough situations. We wanted to make sure we batted five sessions, get 450+ which is what we did, then the bowlers were always on top. Scoreboard pressure really counts. There wasn't much happening in the wicket, but the batsmen succumbed. I knew I was striking the ball well. The biggest positives are how the fast bowlers bowled and Jayant's debut. It's always priceless those contributions and it speaks volumes of his character. I'm really happy for him. For a young guy to come in and tell me the field he wants, it shows he knows what he is doing. I knew the batsmen uncomfortable. Was lovely to have five bowlers who can pick up wickets. We've been playing some really good cricket, we don't want to be complacent but don't want to be desperate, either. We respect England."

That just about wraps things up from us for this match. We'll have plenty more reaction during the afternoon and evening from George Dobell and Al Muthu. We'll also have analysis from Sourav Ganguly and Nick Compton from ESPN Match Day. But, for now, from myself and Sid Monga thanks for joining us, we are off to rest our fingers and will be back for Mohali. See you then!

Yadav to Anderson, OUT

we have another review. This time by India. Anderson given not out as this strikes the pad. No edge involved. Perhaps not straightening quite enough. We shall see. It's hitting enough of leg stump to be three reds and that's it! Anderson bags a king pair to end the Test. Jayant closes it with two in two balls

James Anderson lbw b J Yadav 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

One wicket to go. Another for Jayant who has had a terrific debut

Yadav to Broad, OUT

eventually he is given lbw! Sweeping at a very full delivery. Kumar Dharmsena takes his time, then raises the finger. Broad has reviewed. Doesn't look like an edge. Yeah, missed the bat. And it's smashing off stump.

Stuart Broad lbw b J Yadav 5 (13m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42
Yadav to Broad, FOUR runs

full outside leg and swept away fine

end of over 976 runs
ENG: 154/8CRR: 1.58 
Stuart Broad1 (5)
Jonny Bairstow34 (40)
Ravichandran Ashwin30-11-52-3
Jayant Yadav11-4-26-1
Ashwin to Broad, 1 run

round the wicket, full at off stump, squeezed to the leg side and, in fact, Broad nicks the strike

Ashwin to Bairstow, 1 run

nudged to the leg side, gets the strike if Broad can survive one ball

Abdul Basit: "Gnasher sir please tell me how to pronounce your name am wondering about it since ages and want an answer from you.. please please please !!" Silent G

Ashwin to Bairstow, no run

full at off, blocked

Ashwin to Bairstow, FOUR runs

sweeps a full delivery from outside off, powerfully behind square...excellent placement

Ashwin to Bairstow, no run

straighter, tucked to the leg side

Ashwin to Bairstow, no run

forward outside off, defends

end of over 965 runs
ENG: 148/8CRR: 1.54 
Stuart Broad0 (4)
Jonny Bairstow29 (35)
Jayant Yadav11-4-26-1
Ravichandran Ashwin29-11-46-3

Prasad Mandati: "I feel we have not appreciated Shami enough. He has been the go to option for Kohli whenever they desperately needed a wicket. One of the best to reverse the old ball."

Yadav to Broad, no run

round the wicket, pushed down the leg side

Yadav to Bairstow, 1 run

opens the face and jabs this wide of slip into backward point

Yadav to Bairstow, no run

back in the crease, defends

Yadav to Bairstow, no run

sharp spin from outside off, Bairstow ends up defending this outside leg

Akanksha: "What do you think who will win the MoM , Virat with century and half century or Ashwin with half century and 8 wickets?" Kohli. Difference between the teams

Yadav to Bairstow, FOUR runs

short outside off, goes back and cuts nicely square of the wicket

Yadav to Bairstow, no run

over the wicket, sweeps, finds leg slip

end of over 951 run • 1 wicket
ENG: 143/8CRR: 1.50 
Stuart Broad0 (3)
Jonny Bairstow24 (30)
Ravichandran Ashwin29-11-46-3
Jayant Yadav10-4-21-1

San: "Gnasher in your honest opinion did the toss make such a big difference? The wicket hasnt behaved as badly as it was expected posted the nz ODI and players like Virat, Cook, Hameed have clearly shown that with application it wasnt that difficult to survive and score runs on this wicket Your views please." It was important but didn't have to be decisive

Ashwin to Broad, no run

plays with hard hands and finds point

Ashwin to Broad, no run

comes forward and defends

Yep, pitched outside

Ashwin to Broad, no run

big appeal for lbw as Broad props forward on the line of leg stump. They decide against the review. Borderline on pitching

Can Ashwin bag his 10?

Ashwin to Ansari, OUT

cleaned up! Simple as that, really. A touch flatter and quicker, then it gripped. Ansari playing back, spins from outside leg and hammers middle. Kept a bit low, too. Tough.

Zafar Ansari b Ashwin 0 (14m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Ashwin to Ansari, no run

over the wicket, on the stumps, defended

Best performances - batters
Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli
167 runs (267)
18 fours
0 six
Productive shot
cover drive
34 runs
4 fours
0 six
Pujara player portrait
CA Pujara
119 runs (204)
12 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
29 runs
2 fours
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
R Ashwin portrait
R Ashwin
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
Stuart Broad portrait
SCJ Broad
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
Match details
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Player Of The Match
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
Series resultIndia led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2235
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days17,18,19,20,21 November 2016 - day(5-day match)
Test debut
Jayant Yadav
Jayant Yadav
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
New Zealand Image
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle