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The India vs England 5th test Day 2 TV telecast is on the Sports18 network. You can also watch the match live on the Jio Cinema website and app.

Session 1: England’s Early Struggles

Day one of the fifth Test match witnessed the English captain choosing to bat first at Dharamsala. The Indian spinners started off on a high note by taking the wicket of Crawley and Hameed in the very first over.

The game was Kuldeep Yadav’s session as he spun the English batsmen’s web, bagging three pivotal wickets, including that of their captain, Joe Root.

Zak Crawley, a man who has been dogged by early setbacks, hit back with a fantastic half-century that took England to a respectable 100/2 at the end of the first session.

The initial struggles faced by Zak Crawley were transpired into an impressive half-century which guided England to 100/2 at the lunch break.

Session 2: Kuldeep’s show and England’s fall.

The next session was notable for the collapse of the English batting lineup. Yadav’s spell was the one that finished off the home team, as he grabbed two more wickets within a short period. Ravichandran Ashwin’s support was just as good, he ended up with four wickets including the key dismissal of Jonny Bairstow. 

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The English middle order fell like dominoes, and they were simply bowled out for 218. Kuldeep Yadav was at the peak of his powers when he finished with a magnificent five-wicket haul.

Session 3: India’s Well-conceived Response

By ball India dominated; and with bat, they did not lose the moment. It started with Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal who laid a strong foundation for the hosts. 

Rohit Sharma, the captain, also displayed his leadership skills, as he played with a calm half-century to the front. Jaiswal laid down the foundation of the innings by scoring his fifty. Shubman Gill also chipped in to close the day’s proceedings with India at 135/1, in the driving seat.

Stumps: India 135/1

By the end of the first day of the Test, India is in the lead despite being behind by just 63 runs. Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and the spinners’ superiority have taken India to the driver’s seat. It is going to be a thrilling Day 2 at Dharamsala as the battle lines are drawn.

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Key Performers:

Kuldeep Yadav: 5/55

Rohit Sharma: 50*

Zak Crawley: 53

Turning Point:

Kuldeep Yadav bowled five wickets in the middle order of the English team.

India vs England, 5th Test Day 2 Expectations:

India aiming to build a substantial lead.

England seeking early breakthroughs to stage a comeback.

Weather Forecast for Day 2: 

No rainfall is predicted for the next few days and the sky is clear.

Pitch Conditions for India vs England, 5th Test Day 2:

The pitch is offering assistance to the spinners; batting last could be challenging.

Quotes from Captains:

Rohit Sharma: “Our spinners did a fantastic job, and it’s now our turn with the bat to capitalize on this advantage.”

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Joe Root: “We didn’t apply ourselves well against the spin. We need quick wickets tomorrow to stay in the game.”

The match promies to bring in further thrilling cricket moments for both teams as they try to outplay each other in the last Test of the series.

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