India complete a convincing win in Vizag. The spinner have once again done the trick for them but it was also some good pace bowling from Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav. India needed only five overs after Lunch to wrap up the England second innings for 158 and that gave them a 246-run victory in the second Test. With that, India now lead the five-match series 1-0. India needed eight wickets on day five but got the first five in the first session of the day. Shami bowled exceptionally well with the new ball to get the wickets of Joe Root and Adil Rashid. But the start was provided by the spinner R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja who dismissed Ben Duckett and Moeen Ali respectively.
Debutant Jayant Yadav also bowled brilliantly to knock over Ben Stokes’ off-stump. Later he picked two in two to get rid of Stuart Broad and James Anderson that handed India the win. Both teams will travel to Mohali for the third Test which begins November 26.
India vs England 2nd Test Day 5
1231 hrs IST: WICKET! Jayant has two in two! Anderson comes forward to defend the ball but it strikes his pads. Umpire says not out. India review. It is going on to hit the stumps. All three reds. England bowled out for 158 and India win by 246 runs
1229 hrs IST: WICKET! Jayant Yadav gets another wicket. Stuart Broad is hit on the pads and Dharmasena gives it out. Broad reviews but the ball tracker shows all three reds. India one wicket away from win
1226 hrs IST: Six runs from the Ashwin over! Jonny Bairstow getting a four there. Jayant Yadav will continue from the other end. Stuart Broad will be on strike for England. India need 2 wickets for a win
1222 hrs IST: Five runs from the Jayant Yadav over. England move on to 148 for the loss of eight wickets. How long before they are bowled out? India tightening the screws here. Ashwin back into the attack for India
1219 hrs IST: Ashwin gives only one run in that over but picks up a wicket as well. He is now the leading wicket-taker in Test in this year with 55 wickets. Jayant Yadav to continue from the other end for India
1216 hrs IST: WICKET! Bowled. Zafar Ansari’s horrific Test continues. Pitched outside the line off leg-stump for the left-hander. Spins sharply to knock over the off-stump. England eight down
1214 hrs IST: Maiden over from Jayant. Ansari defends and leaves most deliveries. India will bowl with Ashwin from the other end. This new ball has lost a lot of shine. England on 142 for the loss of seven wickets
1210 hrs IST: Players back on the field. Jayant Yadav will bowl to Zafar Ansari in the first over after Lunch. England resuming at 142 for the loss of seven wickets. India need three wickets for a win here in Vizag
1200 hrs IST: 10 minutes before start of play in the second session on the fifth day. India need just three wickets to take a series lead in the five-match series. They have already exposed the England tail now they just need to wrap it up
1150 hrs IST: The second session will be very interesting. India will push for a victory as soon as possible but Bairstow and Zafar Ansari, who can bat, will try to delay it. Spinners once again will be the key but Umesh Yadav can surprise many
1132 hrs IST: That will be Lunch on Day 5! Session belongs to India as they took five England wickets to inch closer to win here. Shami the star with the ball for India with two wickets. The Indian spin trio of Ashwin, Jadeja and Jayant Yadav also picking up a wicket each in that session. England are in real trouble here
1128 hrs IST: Five runs from the over of Jayant Yadav. England will look to go to Lunch without losing anymore wicket here. Adil Rashid and Jonny Bairstow at the crease. Mohammed Shami to continue to bowl for India
1124 hrs IST: Super over from Shami. Wicket for him and he finishes the over with a short ball. England are 129 for the loss of seven wickets. Jayant yadav will continue for India. Bairstow on strike for England
1120 hrs IST: WICKET! Shami strikes again! Short ball from Shami and Rashid tries to play it over slips but gets an outside edge and Saha takes an easy catch. India closing in on a win here. England seven down now
1117 hrs IST: Nine runs in the last two overs from India. One from Shami and eight runs off the Jayant Yadav over. England move on to 125 for the loss of six wickets. Bairstow the key batsman for them from here. Shami to continue to Rashid
1108 hrs IST: Single run from the Jayant Yadav over. India cruising towards victory here but England have Adil Rashid and Jonny Bairstow to defy that. Lunch round the corner. Shami to continue
1102 hrs IST: WICKET! Joe Root has been given out by the umpire leg-before off Shami. Bairstow has convinced Root to review it. That is all three reds. Looked like it was swinging too much into Root but it ball-tracker shows it was crashing into middle of leg-stump
1057 hrs IST: Wicket-maiden from Jayant and India are marching towards a victory in Vizag. Jonny Bairstow is the new man in for England. Root has been exceptional for England. He faces Shami , who comes on to bowl
1054 hrs IST: WICKET! Jayant Yadav you beauty! What a delivery from Jayant. Ben Stokes is cleaned up. The ball pitches on middle stump line and it turn away. Stokes in on the back-foot to defend the ball. But it beats Stokes’ bat and hit outside of off-stump. Wow
1051 hrs IST: Just a loosening up over from Shami and he gives only one run in that over. Jayant Yadav will continue from the other end. Ben Stokes will be on strike for England
1046 hrs IST: Jayant Yadav bowls a maiden. He is continuing where the other spinners left. India with another change in bowling as Mohammed Shami comes on to bowl. Ben Stokes is on strike. He has put on his thigh pads
1044 hrs IST: Just the two runs from the Ashwin over. India with a bowling change. Jayant Yadav will replace Ravindra Jadeja. Joe Root will be on strike as Jayant comes on to bowl. England 114 for the loss of 4 wickets
1041 hrs IST: Another quick over from Jadeja and it is a maiden. Joe Root defends all the deliveries. England are 112 for the loss of four wickets. This can be a threatening partnership for India as Stokes and Root can play big innings. Ashwin again
1039 hrs IST: Just two runs from the Ashwin over. Extra bounce with the new ball for Ashwin. India decide for spin from both ends as Jadeja comes on to bowl. India holding back their seamers in Vizag
1036 hrs IST: New ball taken by India! Ashwin will be bowling with it. India now have their two reviews back as well. Can India strike with the new ball? Ben Stokes in on strike to Ashwin
1033 hrs IST: Four runs from the over from Jadeja and England move on to 110 for the loss of four wickets. 80 overs gone in this England innings and the new ball is available for India. By the way, India have bowled 19.4 overs in the first hour today. Drinks
1030 hrs IST: Ashwin with another maiden over. This was the end of the 79th over of the England innings. The new ball will be available for India after the new Jadeja over. Should India take it?
1027 hrs IST: Just a single run from the Jadeja over as Ben Stokes gets off the strike. This has been some approach from England. Ashwin back to bowl to Stokes. Kohli off the field and Karun Nair is on for him
1024 hrs IST: Maiden from Jadeja followed by maiden from Ashwin. Quick over rate and persistent pressure from the Indian spinners. Ben Stokes and Joe Root the two players out in the middle for England. Jadeja again
1019 hrs IST: Some runs for England as Root drives one through covers off Ashwin. That is four. Ashwin ends the over with no more runs. Ben Stokes is the new man in and he will be on strike to Ravindra Jadeja with 4 men around his bat
1016 hrs IST: WICKET! Moeen Ali is gone! Jadeja strikes. Bowls three balls into Moeen Ali and then bowls on wider. That pitches in the rough and bounces. Ali is forward for the defence. Inside edge and it lobs to leg-slip
1013 hrs IST: Maiden over from Ashwin. Moeen Ali and Joe Root have dropped the anchor for England. This pair is crucial for England as they play spin exceptionally well. Jadeja to bowl to Moeen Ali. Top stuff from Indian spinners
1010 hrs IST: Another super quick over from Jadeja. Single from his over. Root and Moeen Ali keeping things slow in Vizag. Excellent stuff from the Indian spinners though. Ashwin will bowl to Root now
1008 hrs IST: Ashwin and Jadeja getting through these overs very quickly. After Jadeja’s over, Ashwin bowls a maiden. India have bowled 10 overs in just over half-an-hour. Insane over-rate this. Jadeja continues.
1002 hrs IST: Ashwin appeals for a leg-before but umpire says not out. Ashwin standing in disbelief. Ball tracker shows it would have just clipped the leg-stump. A maiden over from Ashwin and England remain at 98 for the loss of three wickets. Jadeja to continue
1000 hrs IST: Just a single from the Jadeja over and that too off the last ball. England closer to the 100-run mark. Ashwin will bowl the next over. Moeen Ali will be on strike and will face Ashwin for the first time this innings
0957 hrs IST: Four from the Ashwin over and England move on to 97 for the loss of three wickets. India clearly attacking the batsmen and putting pressure with close in fielders. Jadeja to bowl to Moeen Ali now
0954 hrs IST: REVIEW! Indians go up for an appeal for a caught behind, umpire gives it out. Root reviews straightaway. Replays show a day-light between bat and ball and third umpire also says the same. Not out for Root
0952 hrs IST: Jadeja gives his first run of the morning. But only a single from his over. Moeen Ali defends most of the over. Ashwin back again and Root will be on strike. This is the big wicket for India and they need to get it early
0948 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin has got Duckett again. He tries to sweep Ashwin but gets ball that bounces a bit too much. Hits the lower edge of the bat, on to the thigh and lobs up in the air. Saha takes the catch
0945 hrs IST: Maiden over again from Jadeja! This is just superb bowling from the left-arm spinner. Just kept bowling at the same spot. Ashwin to bowl to Duckett now. This can be a good contest. Duckett still not off the mark
0942 hrs IST: DROPPED! Virat Kohli drops Joe Root at leg-slip. Excellent trap from Ashwin. Beating the outside edge a couple of times but then bowling one short to which Root taps it to leg-side. Flies to leg slip where Kohli tries a one-handed catch but could not hold on. Jadeja again
0940 hrs IST: Another maiden over from Jadeja and he is going through his overs very quickly like always. Duckett still not off the mark. That will be pressure on him. Joe Root comes on the strike as Ashwin comes on to bowl
0936 hrs IST: Four runs from the Ashwin over as Root hits the last ball for four! England move on. Jadeja will continue from the other end with Ben Duckett at the strike. He is yet to get off the mark
0933 hrs IST: Jadeja starts with a maiden as Duckett defends his deliveries. Ashwin will be bowling from the other end. Joe Root at the strike. Can Ashwin spin his magic to get Root like he did in the first innings?
0930 hrs IST: Players are out and we are all set for the first ball of day five. Ravindra Jadeja has the ball in hand and Ben Duckett is the batsman. Attacking field from India with a slip, leg-slip, short-leg and silly point
0920 hrs IST: Ten minutes before start of play in Vizag on fifth day. The new ball will be available after 21 overs. That will be crucial for India. But India will banking on its spinners to take those eight wickets
0910 hrs IST: Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed showed on day four if you focus and concentrate and play sensible strokes, batting is possible on this pitch. If you haven’t read that, here is the report from Sriram Veera – Day to England, last ball to India
0908 hrs IST: This pitch has been one of the most unpredictable. This is the first Test in Vizag. India need eight wickets to win this match. If India can bowl 8 unexpected balls, India can win but England can defy that with partnerships.
0900 hrs IST: Welcome to the coverage of the fifth and final day of the second Test between India and England from Vizag. India need eight wickets to claim the win and take a lead in this series but England have good enough batsmen to deny India that.
Set 405-run target, England remained defiant with the opening pair of captain Alastair Cook and young Haseeb Hameed. The pitch also didn’t help Indian bowlers with nothing to offer but some deliveries showed variable bounce. One such delivery that kept low gave India the first breakthrough as R Ashwin got Hameed leg before. But Cook, with Joe Root, continued to keep England strong.
In the final over of day, Ravindra Jadeja gave India the momentum after dismissing Alastair Cook. England will resume Day 5 at 87 for the loss of two wickets and Root will resume at 5* with Ben Duckett as the new man.