On the third day of the second test between India and England in Vizag, India set a formidable target of 399 runs for England in the fourth inning, fueled by Shubman Gill‘s brilliant century, effectively silencing his critics. As the match progressed into the fourth day, England found themselves at 67-1, facing the daunting task of chasing down the substantial target. However, the first session on day 4 proved challenging for England, losing five wickets and reaching lunch with a score of 194 for 6. With a target of 205 runs still ahead, the match is in India’s favour. England were ultra-aggressive and they will need to buckle up.
In a display of formidable aggression, opener Zak Crawley showed his class yet again in the second innings, scoring an impressive 73 runs off 132 balls. His ultra-aggressive approach was evident in the eight boundaries and one six he accumulated during his innings. Crawley’s attacking style not only demonstrated his skill but also posed a significant threat to India, as he appeared to be on the verge of steering the game away from the hosts.
With a blend of precision and power, Crawley’s innings added intensity to the contest, keeping Indian bowlers on their toes. His aggressive stance not only accumulated runs but also reflected a determined effort to influence the game’s outcome. As the match progressed, Crawley’s performance emerged as a crucial factor that could potentially tilt the balance in England’s favor. The Indian players were tensed and so were the fans. Crawley was looking in sublime touch.
[Watch] Rohit Sharma Celebrates Animatedly After Zak Crawley’s Wicket
His wicket was crucial for India, Rohit Sharma’s animated reaction underscored its importance. When an lbw appeal was denied by the on-field umpire following Kuldeep’s delivery, Sharma opted to challenge the decision. The subsequent ball-tracking technology revealed the error, vindicating Sharma’s decision to review. The elation on Rohit Sharma’s face was there as he witnessed the correction on the massive screen, celebrating the successful challenge that reversed Crawley’s fate.
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Decision overturned! ✅
Kuldeep Yadav got India the big wicket of Zak Crawley ⚡️
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