ENG v IND 2018: Twitter reacts as Indian batting line-up crumbles against England pacers on Day 2

India ended the second day of the 5th Test on 174/6, trailing England by 158 runs.

Ben Stokes removed Virat Kohli for 49 | Getty

England displayed an all-round performance on Day 2 to take an upper-hand in the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval. Resuming the innings from 198/7, Jos Buttler hit a patient 89 to help England cross the 300-run mark before the Indian bowlers finally wrapped up the innings for 332 shortly after lunch.

India opener Shikhar Dhawan once again failed to make a mark with the bat as Stuart Broad trapped him in front for just 3. Following the departure of Dhawan, KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara steadied the Indian innings with a 64-run stand. However, Sam Curran provided England with a breakthrough by dismissing Rahul for 37.

India’s two best batsmen in the series, Virat Kohli and Cheteswar Pujara, held the Indian innings for a short while. But James Anderson dented the visitors with double blows. After cutting short Pujara's innings on 37, Anderson sent Ajinkya Rahane packing for a duck.

Ben Stokes gave England the biggest breakthrough as he dismissed Kohli just one short of his fourth fifty in this series. The rookie wicketkeeper, Rishabh Pant, also couldn’t stand up against the heat of English pacers. Rishabh (5) became the second victim of Stokes as England eventually reduced India to 174/6, still leading by 158 runs.

Twitter experts were not impressed to see the way Indian batting line-up got bamboozled by the English pacers despite playing four Tests in the country in the past one month.

Here are some of the tweets:


By Salman Anjum - 09 Sep, 2018

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