Indian bowlers are toiling hard against England in the ongoing test match in Chennai. The English batsmen were on top of their game and the pitch is not offering any assistance to bowlers.
In the time of crisis, captains have always went to part time bowlers. It was the case even today when Virat Kohli threw the ball to Rohit Sharma for a couple of overs. After bowling a seam up delivery in Australia last month, Rohit stuck to his traditional spin bowling at Chennai.
However, what was exciting was he tried to imitate legendary Harbhajan’s action. Although he did not bowl the ball he wanted, it did caught the attention of experts and fans alike. The video was soon viral across social media as fans termed him the “new turbonator”.
India are working hard to cut down the runs as the pitch is very flat so far. On the other hand, the inexperienced support bowlers Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Nadeem did not look at their best.
Only Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin posed any threat to England batsmen. Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma who recently recovered from an injury looked rusty so far. Although he showed shades of brilliance, he is far from his usual self.
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England skipper Joe Root continued his dominance on the second day as well. He got good support from Ben Stokes who came onto the crease today. Stokes scored a well made fifty but it was Root who is playing the knock of his lifetime.
Joe Root has already surpassed the highest score by an overseas batsman at Chepauk after scoring his double hundred. He surpassed late Dean Jones who scored an impressive 206 back in 1986.
With pitch offering little to nothing for bowlers, Indian bowlers have been bowling defensive lines in an attempt to curtail the run flow. It will be interesting to see if the England bowlers can get something out of this pitch.
Indian batsmen need to play brilliantly in order to stay in this match. The visitors are firmly on top of this game and it will need a impressive batting display to amass a lead after their innings. The longer they bat, the better are the chances for India.
Batting last on this pitch could be deadly and India will need to bat as long as possible in their first innings alone.