Team India is playing with four fast bowlers in the second test match against England. In the last session on the second day of the match, the conditions were very favorable for the fast bowlers. The sky was cloudy and the floodlights were on. Even after this, Virat Kohli had to bowl to spinner Ravindra Jadeja. The reason for this is the slow over-rate bowling. The first Test against England ended in a draw, but the team lost two out of four points due to a slow over rate.
Let us tell you that every Test match being played is part of the ICC World Test Championship. In such a situation, every single point during the next two years’ cycle means a lot to the team. There is still grass on the Lord’s pitch and there is nothing on the pitch for spin bowling. In such a situation, fast bowlers were needed from both sides. Even after this, Kohli had to bowl to Jadeja. The reason for this is the new no tolerance policy of the ICC on over rates.
Jadeja came to the nursery end to bowl. However, he bowled only four overs. After this Mohammed Shami came to bowl in his place. As soon as he arrived, he sent Rory Burns to the pavilion. Let us tell you that fast bowler Muhammad Siraj gave England early setbacks, due to which the hosts scored 119 for three at the end of Friday’s play on the second day of the second Test at the historic Lord’s ground in London. Siraj took two wickets for 34 runs.
At the end of the day’s play, captain Joe Root was playing 48 runs off 74 balls with six fours, while Jonny Bairstow was supporting him with six runs. Earlier, James Anderson took five wickets for 62 runs while curbing the Indian batsmen, which reduced India’s first innings to 364 runs.