Twitter Reactions: India still in driver’s seat despite England’s turn around

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England forced their way back into the Vizag Test after the disciplined performance by their bowlers skittled out the hosts for 204 in their 2nd innings giving England 405 runs to chase in their 2nd essay. Beginning the day at 98/3, India lost wickets at regular intervals as Stuart Broad and Adil Rashid made life difficult for the Indians. Virat Kohli fell for 81 to a stupendous catch taken by Ben Stokes in the slip cordons as India was bowled out cheaply in the morning session. Adil Rashid and Stuart Broad both finished with four wickets each.

Rashid bowled in the perfect areas and did the pitch do the rest as the Indian batsmen went for risky shots in a bid to score quick runs. Stuart Broad bowled his heart out and finished with figures of 4/33. Debutant Jayant Yadav again showed grit and determination scoring a defiant 27 when batsmen around him surrendered meekly. A quickfire 19 by Mohammed Shami coming in at No.11 propelled the Indians past the 200 mark.

England started off in a slow and sedate manner with both Cook and Haseeb Hameed grinding for each and every runs. The duo applied themselves very well and played the spinners exceptionally well. Ashwin dismissed Hameed in the 51st over and it was a lucky break for the Indians. The ball did not bounce enough and the teenager was struck plumb in front. After consulting with his captain, Hameed walked off in disappointment.

Root joined Cook in the middle and continued their defensive approach. Cook fell to Ravindra Jadeja in the last over of the day. Attempting a paddle sweep, Cook was struck adjacent to the stumps and even a review couldn’t save him.

With the score at 87/2, England would look to bat out as many overs as possible on the fifth day morning with Root being their best bet. India on the other hand, will look to wrap up the English middle order with both Ashwin and Jadeja slowly coming into the groove.

Twitterati was pretty active throughout the day’s play and there were certain tweets which described the proceeding in the best possible manner. Here we look at best the tweets throughout the day’s play

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