Indian spinners shined on the fifth day of the second test match against England at Vishakhapatnam. When England batsmen Ben Duckett and Joe Root came out to bat on Sunday morning, India still required eight wickets to attain the victory. But the trio of Jayant Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were up to the task and ensured India’s win just after the lunch break.
The debutant Jayant Yadav who took three wickets on the way to India’s victory was applauded by the team captain Virat Kohli during the post match ceremony. The off spinner bowled an off cutter that clean bowled the in-form middle order batsmen Ben Stokes which dented England’s resistance on the fifth day. Yadav also displayed some fine batting talent earlier in the game as well, missing out on a half century in the first innings and now has almost cemented his position in the squad for the upcoming games in the series.
Ashwin missed out on another 10-wicket haul in the match but took two wickets on the fifth day. The fast bowler Mohammed Shami also managed to pull two wickets for India on a day when the pitch was turning and was assisting spin bowling. Indian captain Virat Kohli, who displayed batting prowess with scores of 167 and 81, on a surface which was difficult for batsmen, was declared the Man of the Match. With the win over England, India has now remained unbeaten in 15 consecutive test matches.
Congratulations Team India on a victory well deserved!👍
Pleased that #JayantYadav contributed to this win with bat, ball and fielding.
— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) November 21, 2016
impressive test debut for jayant yadav – by the next test comes around, he should have a full beard and feel fully part of the team #INDvENG
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) November 21, 2016
And Jayant Yadav was neither overawed nor overshadowed! #INDvENG
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) November 21, 2016
India would probably have won anyway but it was Cook’s wicket late yesterday that probably broke England’s back,
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 21, 2016
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 21, 2016
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 21, 2016
15th consecutive Test without a defeat for India – their joint second-longest sequence. Longest: 17 between 1985 and 1987. #IndvsEng
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) November 21, 2016
India have delivered a crushing blow with this resounding win. A crucial toss, but also irrepressible @imVkohli batting and astute captaincy
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) November 21, 2016
While all other batsmen are batting in Vizag,Kohli looked like he was batting in Rajkot. 26 the next best score after Kohli ‘s 81.#IndvsEng
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 20, 2016