IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Bumrah, Shami fightback to raise 50-run stand, India’s lead swells past 250

IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Bumrah, Shami fightback to raise 50-run stand, India's lead swells past 250
IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Bumrah, Shami fightback to raise 50-run stand, India's lead swells past 250

IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Bumrah, Shami fightback to raise 50-run stand, take India’s lead past 250 – Team India’s tailenders Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are batting their skin in the 2nd Test against England at Lord’s on Monday to take India’s lead past 200. They are frustrating the England bowlers with their defence and their shot-making. Mark Wood also tried bouncers against Bumrah and Shami but both the batters are just not ready to give away their wickets cheaply. Shami & Bumrah’s 77-run partnership is India’s highest 9th wicket partnership in Test

This after their sensational unbeaten 89-run stand in the opening session saw India claw back into the game. They did add a few feathers to the cap during the partnership. In SENA(South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia) countries, this was India’s first 50+ 9th wicket partnership after VVS Laxman and RP Singh recorded one in 2008 against Australia.

This is also Shami’s second Test half-century and his highest score. Resuming the final day on 181/6, India was handed a huge blow after Risabh Pant was sent packing by Ollie Robinson as the Indian batsman poked at the ball and Jos Buttler completed an easy catch. But England’s joy was short-lived as after Ishant Sharma’s dismissal, it was the Shami-Bumrah show.

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The England bowling attack used whatever there was in the arsenal, but the Indians persisted and held their ground well. Amid the body blows, a barrage of bouncers and thunderous applause from the Lord’s balcony, both the Indian pacers grew in confidence with each passing delivery.

In the end, it gave Virat Kohli the opportunity to declare the innings on 298/8 and set England a target of 272 runs in the last two sessions.

 

5⃣0⃣-run stand! 👏 👏

Brilliant stuff this is from @MdShami11 & @Jaspritbumrah93 as they continue to dig in. 👌 👌#TeamIndia move to 259/8 & lead England by 232 runs. #ENGvIND

Follow the match 👉 https://t.co/KGM2YELLde pic.twitter.com/yQQvOwk3p7

— BCCI (@BCCI) August 16, 2021

IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Shami and Bumrah have scored more than 50 runs for the ninth wicket partnership. While Mohammed Shami is unbeaten after smashing a half-century, his partner Jasprit Bumrah is playing on 30 runs. Earlier, Ishant Sharma who came on to bat at number eight scored 16 runs with the help of two boundaries. This is the first time in Team India’s last 40 Tests that their nos. 8, 9 and 10 all made at least 15 tuns. The duo completed 50 runs partnership in just 74 balls (Indian tailenders).

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