The Indian cricket team has made a great comeback in the ongoing four match test series against England after getting defeated in the first test match. The Indian team has won the second test match by 317 runs after the Indian bowlers dismissed the England team for just 164 runs in their second innings. There is no doubt that the Indian side has proved themselves better than the England team whether it is batting or bowling. The Indian squad won the toss and decided to bat first and posted a good total of 329 runs on the board. The Indian opener Rohit Sharma played a splendid innings of 161 runs and Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant also played brilliant knocks of 67 and 58, respectively.
The England team was not able to repeat the success of the first test match and their whole batting line-up was back in the pavilion for just 134 runs in the first innings. In the second innings also, the Indian team batted in a nice manner and made a score of 286 runs with the help of Ravichandran Ashwin’s century and Virat Kohli’s useful knock of 62. The Indian bowlers performed superbly in England’s second innings also and bowled the whole team out for just 164. What makes this victory bigger is that the Indian side has won the match with more than one and a half day remaining in the test match.
Ravichandran Ashwin has been adjudged as the Player of the Match for his all-round performance as he took 8 wickets including a five wicket haul in the match along with the century that he scored in the second innings.
For the last couple of days, many former England cricketers are trying to prove that the pitch of the Chennai stadium on which the second test match has been played is not a good one. Michael Vaughan, the former English cricketer who has the reputation of being critical towards the Indian cricket team, has once again faced wrath of the Indian Twitterati after he called the pitch not a good one. He also called the pitch a shocker and not suitable for 5 days of a test match. However, he also accepted the fact that India has played well so he is not making any excuse.
Michael Vaughan’s tweet read, “It’s entertaining cricket as things are happening all the time but let’s be honest this Pitch is a shocker .. Not making any excuses as India have been better but this isn’t a Test Match 5 day prepared Pitch … #INDvENG”
It’s entertaining cricket as things are happening all the time but let’s be honest this Pitch is a shocker .. Not making any excuses as India have been better but this isn’t a Test Match 5 day prepared Pitch … #INDvENG
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 14, 2021
Not just the Indian cricket fans but former Aussie spinner Shane Warne also didn’t like the tweet by Michael Vaughan and he responded by saying that toss was more important in the first test match than the second one as the ball is turning from the day one in the second match while in the first test match, nothing happened for 2 days and then the ball started turning.
He added that the England bowlers should have restricted the Indian team at 220 and Rohit Sharma showed how to bat on this surface.
The toss was more important to win in the 1st test than this one, as it did nothing the 1st 2 days. Then exploded. This one has been a turner from ball one. Eng should’ve bowled India out for 220. No different between spinning or seaming & Rohit showed how to play on this surface https://t.co/xg1gPDetRs
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) February 14, 2021
The Indian cricket lovers have roasted Michael Vaughan in the most epic way and here are some selected reactions that will make you go ROFL:
Thuada Kutta Tommy, Sadda kutta Kutta? pic.twitter.com/rDURWIZanj
— Akash🌚 (@AkashPa69393337) February 14, 2021
— Parv Jain (@ParvJai84712347) February 14, 2021
Michael Vaughan today: pic.twitter.com/HCEQoZ8kaI
— ¶ Mahesh ¶ (@CloudyMahesh) February 14, 2021
— Mayank Basra (@basrasahab) February 14, 2021
If ball can seam/swing from ball 1, it can spin as well. You can't define prepared or under prepared at your whims. This is your own lords, 2014. pic.twitter.com/Sa6xIBaZFA
— Mudit Jain, IRS (@MuditJainIRS) February 14, 2021
Crying is an ancient art and Michael should order a few boxes of facial tissues. pic.twitter.com/sB7RKfS5i9
— Capt. JD (@JDAGARWAL) February 14, 2021
As with all such things, the point is not really about the quality of the pitch. The point is that when a visiting team is 100/6 in ENG, its apparently because of technical deficiencies. When ENG are 100/6 in IND, its apparently because the pitch is substandard.
— cricketingview (@cricketingview) February 14, 2021
The game might not last five days but the challenge of Test cricket is to confront the conditions you are faced with. This is international level.
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) February 14, 2021
Seaming track in England works but spinning track in India doesn’t work? pic.twitter.com/4WU9B51No8
— Ari Gold (@AriShouts) February 14, 2021
— TauTumhare🏹🚜 (@TauTumhare) February 14, 2021
— Pratik (@prateekbehera) February 14, 2021
Meanwhile indians : pic.twitter.com/CYDAisbAZt
— atul_verma (@atulcasm) February 14, 2021
Well as they say…
What goes around comes around..( Quite Literally, In Chepauk) pic.twitter.com/YYqCSi36bq
— KV Aditya (@KVAditya6) February 14, 2021
As long as we are winning, the pitch is great. The moment we start losing, the pitch becomes a problem. pic.twitter.com/7S65yR4gz7
— Nisarg Mehta (@Nisarg_M_Mehta) February 14, 2021
1st Test Match. 2nd Test Match. pic.twitter.com/pwciGvrTxe
— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) February 14, 2021
तवड्डी फ़ास्ट बाउंसी ग्रीन टॉप पिच टॉमी .. अस्सी स्पिन रफ स्क्वायर टर्नर पिच कुत्ता … वाह 😹
— अंकुर मिश्रा (@ankur9329) February 14, 2021
Iska hmesa ha yhi hai , 4-0 Aus se chal rha h ! pic.twitter.com/9WDQcZlw2D
— Aash Mehta (@iamaashmehta) February 14, 2021
Tm karo to sala Great bowling by Anderson and team and Hum kare to Shocking pitch . pic.twitter.com/prMwS1YJcF
— चुटिया मास्टर (@nattu_the_kaka) February 14, 2021
— krunal Joshi (@krunalmini) February 14, 2021
English when they have to bat at a pitch that spins in first inning.. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/6Imjmhhh5g
— Akash Tyagi (@tyagiakash93) February 14, 2021
Do let us know what you think of the pitch of the Chennai stadium.