Watch: Jasprit Bumrah’s perfect-yorker shatters Ollie Pope’s stumps in 2nd Test match

 Watch: Jasprit Bumrah’s perfect-yorker shatters Ollie Pope’s stumps in 2nd Test match

Ollie Pope, the Player of the Match in the 1st Test match, will never forget this dismissal in the 2nd Test match in Visakhapatnam. In the second session of Day 2, Jasprit Bumrah bowled a brilliant spell which came in as a shocker for Pope. Bumrah’s second spell after lunch got him two wickets back-to-back of Joe Root and Ollie Pope which pushed back England to their backfoot.

Bumrah picked up Root’s wicket with an outswinger, however, the pacer ripped off Ollie Pope’s stumps with a fierce yorker in the 28th over. Moreover, this wasn’t the first time Bumrah acted as a threat to Pope. In Pope’s career, this was the 5th time he was dismissed by Bumrah in 10 innings. Pope’s wicket was one of the most important ones as the batter had scored a match-winning 196 runs in the second innings of the opening Test match in Hyderabad.


It was Pope’s fearless innings which helped England take a solid lead in the 1st Test match’s 2nd innings. That was the turning point of the match as England bowlers went on to haunt the batting line-up on the fourth day. Thus, the hosts couldn’t stick to the crease and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Eventually, they lost the match by 28 runs.

India bowled out for 396 on day 2

After having a good first day, India lost their momentum on the second day of the 2nd Test match against England. The hosts ended their day 1 on 336 runs at the loss of six wickets. However, on the second day, they lost the remaining four wickets within 60 runs. The highlight of the match was Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 209 runs off 290 balls. He played a marvellous innings which included 19 boundaries and seven sixes. England’s Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson, and Rehman Ahmed took three wickets each while Tom Hartley had to be satisfied with only one wicket.

England’s 2nd Test match is not going as they might have wanted it to be. While Zak Crawley played an amazing inning of 76 runs off 78 balls, the other half of the team kept giving away their wickets at regular intervals. No other batter has reached the 30-run mark and is struggling to take a lead. Just like the 1st Test, England will be looking to turn the game in their favour.


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