England was under pressure at the beginning of the day. However, after Oli Pope, Chris Oakes’ batting saved the hosts.
If there was Joss Butler, Oli Pope might not have got a chance in this Test. And Chris Oakes is back in the Test squad after more than a year. The duo put England ahead on the second day at the Oval. After Pope’s 61, England took a 99-run lead in the first innings at Oaks Fifty. At the end of the day, India’s two openers Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul reduced it to 56 runs. Rohit is unbeaten on 20, Rahul is batting on 22.
At one point, however, taking the lead in England stood in the face of fear. Where India ended the first day, started the second day. Umesh Yadav hit England early in the day, although the Oval was historically quite suitable for batting on the second and third day. In the second over of the day, nightwatchman Craig Overton told him to catch the slip. After that, David Malan returned with 31 runs after becoming a lbw in a great delivery. England lost 2 more wickets to add 9 runs with the previous day and at that time it became 5 for 72 runs.
Fertilizer’s son Oli Pope then lit up the house. Johnny Bairstow and later Moin Ali confirmed the lead for England. After Oaks, he has increased the lead even more. Before and after the lunch break, Pope’s partnership with Bearstore was 69 runs. Mohammad Siraj broke the tie, he lbw the rhythmic Bairstow. Bairstow returned with 36 runs.
Then the pope proceeded with Moin. Before and after the tea break, the pair scored 61 more runs. Moin scored 35 runs before catching Rabindra Jadeja, but only 26 runs came from the boundary. Of course, Moin could have been out earlier, but India missed the lbw review against him. After that, Pope’s partnership with Oaks has increased by 26 more runs.
Pope was heading towards the century, he rushed to play a shot from outside Shardul Tagore and called for danger. He had to stop with 61 runs off 159 balls. Oli Robinson also returned quickly, but England did not stop quickly.
Oaks made 35 more runs with the last batsman James Anderson. He has completed the fifth with only 56 balls. However, he had to stop for 50 runs after being run-out to steal the single. But before that England got a valuable lead. Yadav is the best bowler in India’s innings, he has taken 3 wickets for 6 runs. Bumra and Jadeja took 2 each.
With about 16 overs left in the day, Rohit and Rahul started batting again but did not allow any danger. Joe Root brought 4 pacers, but England did not see the wicket.
The Bangladesh team went to New Zealand last March hoping for at least one win. But they have returned to the country after losing all the matches of ODI and T20 series. This time when the New Zealand team is coming to Bangladesh, the opposite can be expected. After winning the series 4-1 against Australia, Bangladesh is confident of winning the first T20 series against the Kiwis.
The New Zealand team will arrive in Dhaka at 12 noon today to play a five-match T20 series. However, there is no similarity between this team and the New Zealand team that played a series at home against Bangladesh last March. No cricketer has been included in the squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Most cricketers are irregular in the International Twenty20.