India levels series with 106-run victory as Bumrah and Ashwin shine

In a gripping match, India managed to secure a 106-run victory against England, leveling the series 1-1. England’s valiant chase of 292 runs, led by Zak Crawley’s smart batting, showcased resilience, but India’s relentless efforts ensured a thrilling outcome.

England’s pursuit saw Crawley’s impressive performance with twin fifties, top-scoring with 73. Rehan Ahmed’s early aggression was curtailed by a strategic move from Rohit Sharma, introducing Axar Patel, leading to a crucial breakthrough with an LBW dismissal.

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Ollie Pope added quick runs, but Ashwin’s clever variations and Rohit’s slip catch dismissed him. Crawley’s steady play and a quickfire partnership with Bairstow kept England in the game until two close LBW decisions favored India, shifting the momentum.

Despite a 55-run stand between Hartley and Foakes, India’s bowlers, especially Bumrah and Mukesh Kumar, showcased brilliance to secure victory. Rohit’s captaincy, Shreyas Iyer’s direct hit, and Bumrah’s well-timed slower ball contributed to the triumph.

Brief Scores:
India 396 & 255 (Jaiswal 209, Gill 104; Hartley 4-77)
England 253 & 292 (Crawley 73; Bumrah 3-46, Ashwin 3-72)

India’s comprehensive win sets the stage for an exciting series decider.