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India vs England 2014: Root “roots” himself to shut out India in the 5th Test (Scorecard)

Aug 17 () : England dominated day 2 of the 5th Test ending the day on 385/7, a lead of 237 runs , as against India’s first innings score of 148, thus shutting out India completely from the test match at The Oval.

On a day when the Indian bowlers were expected to replicate the work of their English counterparts, they failed spectacularly.  The first breakthrough came in the second over of the day when Aaron cleaned up Robson with the score on 66. This was the only success in the morning as Cook and Ballance put on 125 runs in 37 runs. It was Aaron who provided the wicket, again, accounting for Cook when he was on 79.

Balance soon followed caught by Pujara off the bowling of Ashwin who bowled better than he had done in all his matches outside the sub-continent. Ashwin just bowled two carom balls in his entire spell thus bowling a consistent line and good length.

When Ishant got rid of Bell for 7 and Ashwin added Ali to his wickets tally, England had lost 4 wickets for 38 runs in the second session and gave hopes of restricting the lead to less than 100. The hope was dashed by Buttler and Root who yet again tormented India by putting on 80 crucial runs in less than 25 overs.

Woakes soon followed, but Root found good company in Jordan and the pair upped the scoring rate by adding 67 runs in just 10 overs, a run rate of 6.7 which at a test match level is phenomenal.

Aaron and Binny went for more than 4.5 runs an over while Bhuvaneshwar Kumar leaked runs at 3.6 per over. This ensured there was no pressure built from either side as more than a 100 runs were scored down third man, which was left unmanned, in spite of so many runs being scored down there.

Team India are staring at yet another defeat and they will be hoping the batsmen can put up a decent fight this time around and before that they will look to get rid of Root who has scored his 5th consecutive score of 50+ in a test this series.

India vs England 2014  Test Series Scorecard

Stumps – Day 2

INDIA 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay c Root b Woakes 18 92 64 0 0 28.12
View dismissal G Gambhir c †Buttler b Anderson 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal CA Pujara b Broad 4 23 19 0 0 21.05
View dismissal V Kohli lbw b Jordan 6 31 18 1 0 33.33
View dismissal AM Rahane c & b Jordan 0 10 8 0 0 0.00
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c Woakes b Broad 82 209 140 15 1 58.57
View dismissal STR Binny c Cook b Anderson 5 49 30 0 0 16.66
View dismissal R Ashwin c Root b Woakes 13 30 17 1 0 76.47
View dismissal B Kumar c †Buttler b Jordan 5 13 11 1 0 45.45
View dismissal VR Aaron c & b Woakes 1 27 17 0 0 5.88
I Sharma not out 7 71 42 0 0 16.66
Extras (b 6, lb 1) 7
Total (all out; 61.1 overs) 148 (2.41 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wickets JM Anderson 17 4 51 2 3.00
View wickets SCJ Broad 15.1 4 27 2 1.78
View wickets CJ Jordan 14 7 32 3 2.28
View wickets CR Woakes 14 7 30 3 2.14
MM Ali 1 0 1 0 1.00
ENGLAND 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* c Vijay b Aaron 79 247 183 9 0 43.16
View dismissal SD Robson b Aaron 37 92 70 6 0 52.85
View dismissal GS Ballance c Pujara b Ashwin 64 177 117 13 0 54.70
View dismissal IR Bell c †Dhoni b Sharma 7 28 16 0 0 43.75
JE Root not out 92 129 9 1 71.31
View dismissal MM Ali b Ashwin 14 28 24 2 0 58.33
View dismissal JC Buttler c Ashwin b Sharma 45 107 73 9 0 61.64
View dismissal CR Woakes c †Dhoni b Kumar 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
CJ Jordan not out 19 25 2 0 76.00
Extras (b 14, lb 3, w 1, nb 10) 28
Total (7 wickets; 105 overs) 385 (3.66 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket B Kumar 24 3 86 1 3.58 (1w)
View wickets I Sharma 24 8 58 2 2.41 (4nb)
View wickets VR Aaron 25 1 111 2 4.44 (4nb)
STR Binny 12 0 58 0 4.83 (2nb)
View wickets R Ashwin 20 2 55 2 2.75

Scorecard courtesy :espncricinfo.com

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