India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 2: As It Happened

first_imgHello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of Day 2 of the second Test between India and England at Vizag. (Live Scorecard)England 1st Innings: HighlightsEngland 103/5 at stumps, trail India (455) by 352 runs. Ben Stokes 12*, Jonny Bairstow 12*, Ravichandran Ashwin 2/20.At Stumps on Day 2 #ENG are 103/5, trail #IND (455) by 352 runs #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/unR75ci7s0 BCCI (@BCCI) November 18, 2016Terrific day for India! They’re well on top in this second Test! First they managed to post 450-plus on the board, thanks to some lower order contributions and then picked up five wickets as well of England. The visitors didn’t get off to a good start as they lost Cook early when Shami bowled a peach. They kept on losing wickets but Root held one end up. Ashwin and Jayant Yadav ran through the batting line-up and then Root lost his control too, got out after his fifty. Since then, Bairstow and Stokes controlled things. They batted cautiously and avoided further damage.England are still 352 runs behind and their first task will be to avoid the follow-on. They need a big partnership here. Let’s see how they respond on a wicket which has started to turn and the odd one staying low. CLOSE Stokes & Bairstow see out the rest of the day as we end on 103-5, trailing by 352 #INDvENGCatch up: https://t.co/u1h9LWMIkX pic.twitter.com/FscrRCmdMK England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 18, 201616.18 IST: England with their top order back in the hut, now have a huge mountain to climb. ENG 93/5, trailing by 362 runs. advertisement16.09 IST: Jadeja to Stokes, huge shout for caught-behind! India take a review but, Not Out says the third umpire as the bat brushed the front pad. Eng 92/515.36 IST: Jayant to Moeen, OUT!! That’s hitting! Flighted on middle, Moeen comes forward to defend but gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for a leg before but the umpire says no. India decide to take a review as they look confident. Yadav convinces his skipper and Kohli takes a quick review. Replays show it’s pad first. The ball tracking technology shows the impact is in line and the ball would have hit the leg stump so that’s out. Decision overturned! Jayant Yadav picks up his maiden Test wicket. Eng 80/5, trail by 375 runs 15.24 IST; Ashwin to Root, OUT!! The move to go over the wicket works! Floated outside off, Root thinks it as a chance to score, he slinks down the wicket to hit it over covers. He is too close to the ball and ends up lofting it towards Umesh Yadav at deep mid off. Ashwin gets the big wicket and he is all excited. Eng 79/4 in 31.4 ovs(AP Photo) WICKET Root goes moments after reaching 50, caught by Umesh Yadav off Ashwin. England 79-4 #INDvENGLive: https://t.co/u1h9LX4jJx England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 18, 201615.08 IST: Ashwin to Duckett, OUT!! TIMBER! Floated on middle, Duckett plays down the wrong line and is beaten all ends up. The ball goes past his outside edge and cannons into the off stump. Ashwin is all pumped up and why not. Another failure for Ben and given how he has played spin so far, could have more failures lined up unless he works on his off side game. Eng 72/3 WICKET A sharp turner from Ashwin bowls Ben Duckett to leave England 72-3 #INDvENGLive coverage: https://t.co/u1h9LX4jJx England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 18, 201614.48 IST: OUT! RUN OUT! Flatter on middle, Root clips it through mid-wicket. They cross for a single. Jayant Yadav chases it well and stops the ball and fires the throw at the striker’s end. Root wants the second but sends Hameed back late. The keeper collects the ball and despite not being in balance he manages to deflect it onto the stumps. That is out and Hameed will be disappointed big time. To get out to run out on this wicket, is criminal. It is on any wicket but this could just trigger a collapse.14.48 IST: There is an appeal for a run out which is referred upstairs. Haseeb is the man there. He looks gone! India are celebrating already.14.13 IST: England 34/1 at tea, trail India (455) by 421 runs. Root 23*, Hameed 9*, Shami 1/14 At Tea on Day 2 #ENG are 34/1, trail India (455) by 421 runs. Follow the game here – https://t.co/5a1eoAM8XG #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/jw6I900Zdv BCCI (@BCCI) November 18, 2016A good session for England! They did not allow India to score that many runs after the lunch and Rashid and Ali wrapped up the tail in a jiffy. Shami though gave the hosts the perfect start as he castled Alastair Cook early. Joe Root and Haseeb Hameed then came together to steady England as the both Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami began well and tested them through.advertisementThere is a lot of work left, with the trail a massive 421 runs, England will know they have their work cut out. India will hope their spinners come into play more with the older ball and maintain their grip on the game. Do join us in a while for the final session of play. TEA Hameed & Root take us to the break at 34-1. What we will finish Day Two on? ?? #INDvENGFollow it live: https://t.co/u1h9LX4jJx pic.twitter.com/fJy6hORqRQ England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 18, 201613.48 IST: Fast-bowlers are always told to target the top of off-stump. Mohammed Shami had other ideas as he broke the stump in half with a ripper.(AP Photo) 13.41 IST: Excellent over from Umesh, bowls a maiden. Eng 20/1 in 8 ovs, trail Ind (455) by 43513.41 IST: U Yadav to Hameed, No run. Good length ball outside off, Hameed leaves it alone. That delivery was bowled at 148KMPH. 13.37 IST: The pitch is playing tricks now as the odd ball is keeping low. Eng 20/1 in 7 ovs 13.19 IST: JOE ROOT is the new man in. There is a new stump as well. 13.17 IST: Shami to Cook, OUT!! BOWLED ‘EM! This is a peach! Good length ball on middle and off, nice movement there, Cook tries to defend it off his back foot but misses it completely. The ball goes through his defense and rattles the timber. It has in fact broken the stump. Crazy stuff! The ball hit the top of off stump and that part is broken. Cook looked clueless there. Reminds me of a delivery which Ryan Harris bowled to him during the 2013-14 Ashes series. Eng 4/1 2.3 ovs2nd Test. 2.3: WICKET! A Cook (2) is out, b Mohammed Shami, 4/1 https://t.co/5a1eoAM8XG #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 18, 201613.14 IST: Umesh’s first over goes for four runs. Eng 4/0 in 2 ovs, trail Ind (455) by 451 13.09 IST: Shami starts off the proceedings with the ball for India with a maiden. Eng 0/0 in 1 over 13.05 IST: Mohammed Shami has the new ball in his hands, Alastair Cook will take strike. India 455-all out vs England. Virat Kohli 167, Cheteshwar Pujara 119, Ravichandran Ashwin 58, James Anderson 3/62, Moeen 3/98.(AP Photo)Innings break! #TeamIndia 1st innings total- 455. Follow the game here – https://t.co/5a1eoAM8XG #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/9OXh5aR2qN BCCI (@BCCI) November 18, 2016England have wasted no time to dismiss the Indian tail in this session. Ashwin got out after his well-composed fifty. Stokes got his rewards when he took Ashwin’s wicket and towards the end Umesh Yadav provided some entertainment with the bat and the last pair helped India cross the 450-run mark.Earlier, it was Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara’s 226-run stand which put India on the top. The Indian skipper got out after a terrific 167 and Pujara smashed another ton. For England, Anderson was the pick of the bowlers yesterday as he picked three wickets but today he couldn’t do much. Moeen Ali got three wickets in the first session today while Rashid got two in this one. So India will be happy with their total overall. advertisement12.55 IST: Rashid to Yadav, OUT! Umesh holes out! Floated outside off, Umesh looks to go for another big one but this against the turn. He finds Moeen Ali at deep mid-wicket. End of an entertaining cameo from Umesh. INDIA BOWLED OUT FOR 455! ALL OUT India end on 455 as Umesh Yadav picks out Moeen on the fence off Rashid #INDvENGFollow our reply: https://t.co/u1h9LX4jJx pic.twitter.com/eU8b9kzyZX England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 18, 201612.52 IST: Rashid to Shami, SIX!! TAKE THAT! Floats it outside off, Umesh gets under it and hammers it up and over the long off fence for a maximum. 450 up for India! That’s a superb shot.12.51 IST: Umesh smacks Moeen for two consecutive boundaries as Ind reach 448/9 in 129 ovs 12.47 IST: Rashid to Jayant, OUT!! RASHID STRIKES! Floated outside off, Jayant goes for the slog sweep but gets a top edge. He himself screams in disgust. The leading edge goes towards point where Anderson takes the catch. End of a fine knock from Jayant. India reach 440/9 12.30 IST: Stokes to Ashwin, OUT!! ASHWIN DEPARTS! Outside off, on a length, Ashwin throws his bat at it from his body and gets an outside edge. Ashwin looks back to see it carried, it had. The keeper did not even appeal, Stokes raises his hand and watches the umpire give it out. But job done by Ashwin. Ind reach 427/8WICKET! Ashwin goes for 58, nicking behind off Stokes. India 427-8 #INDvENG #twotogo ???Live coverage ?? https://t.co/u1h9LX4jJx pic.twitter.com/8Yk8oJTOBV England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 18, 201612.17 IST: M Ali to Ashwin, FOUR! FIFTY! Shorter outside off, Ashwin cuts it through the backward point region for a boundary. He brings up his 8th Test fifty with that too. Ind 420/7 FIFTY! @ashwinravi99 brings up his 8th Test half century @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/uJsUAL6D9v BCCI (@BCCI) November 18, 201611.33 IST: India 415/7 at lunch. Virat Kohli 167, Ravichandran Ashwin 47*, Jayant Yadav 26*, Moeen Ali 3/77. At Lunch on Day 2 #TeamIndia are 415/7 (Ashwin 47*, J Yadav 26*). Follow the game here – https://t.co/5a1eoAM8XG pic.twitter.com/2RH9N8MygR BCCI (@BCCI) November 18, 2016Another dominating session for India! They have scored 98 runs in the session and despite the wickets for England. the hosts remain on top, the toss could very well be the most crucial moment won by India. England bowled tight lines to not let India run away with the game. Virat Kohli did not add much to his overnight score and departed to Ali, who struck twice in the same over to dismiss Jadeja for a duck.Ashwin though has held one end up with a fine batting display. He has shared a 50-run stand with Jayant Yadav to take India past 400. LUNCH Mo’s 3 wickets hand England a boost as India reach 415-7 #INDvENGCatch up on the action: https://t.co/u1h9LX4jJx pic.twitter.com/O24WVGUasO England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 18, 201611.21 IST: India reach 400 for the loss of 7 wickets in the 116th over11.18 IST: M Ali to Ashwin, FOUR!! Partnership moves on to 35 from 62 balls. Ind 398/710.58 IST: Unsuccessful review from England, Jayant Yadav survives. Ind 376/7 10.57 IST: Rashid to Jayant, huge shout for leg-before! England have taken a review. Ind 376/7 10.38 IST: WICKET! Moeen Ali is on fire. He gets his second wicket in three deliveries. Jadeja departs without disturbing the scoreboard. Nicely tossed up around middle, Jadeja plays for the turn, tries to defend but misses the line. He gets hit on the pads and there’s a confident appeal for a leg before yet again. Dharmasena raises his finger rather quickly this time and Moeen gets his third scalp in no time. Jadeja has a chat with Ashwin and decide not to take a review. Well, replays show the ball would have missed the leg stump and Jadeja would have survived, had he taken a review. India 363/7 in 104.4 overs 10.36 IST: WICKET! Moeen Ali strikes again and this time he traps Wriddhiman Saha. Flighted ball outside off, turns in sharply after landing, Saha goes onto his back foot to play but misses and gets hit on the pads. There a big appeal for a leg before but umpire Dharmasena is unmoved. England stop appealing and start chasing the ball, the batsmen look for a run too but suddenly Dharmasena now raises his finger after taking a long look. Saha can’t believe it and he takes a review. Replays show it would have hit the stumps so he has to go. India 363/6 in 104.2 overs 10.31 IST: Drinks Break! India have scored 46 runs in the first hour of play and lost the wicket of Kohli (167).10.18 IST: Moeen Ali to Kohli, OUT!! What a superb reflex catch! Bowls it outside off, Kohli looks to drive it through covers but it is not to the pitch of the ball and gets an edge that flies quickly towards Ben Stokes at fist slip going to his right. That was well held by Stokes. End of a superb innings from Kohli and he walks back for 167. Moeen won’t mind it at all, it got a bigger scalp thanks to the drop. Ind 351/5 in 100/3 ovs  WICKET! Kohli goes for a superb 167, caught by Stokes at slip off Moeen Ali. India 351-5 #INDvENGLive: https://t.co/u1h9LWMIkX pic.twitter.com/xS2tv1XKVs England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 18, 201610.18 IST: Ali to Ashwin, Dropped! Floated outside off, Ashwin almost guides it into the hands of Ben Stokes at first slip. Stokes goes to his right at first but then spots the ball going to his left. The ball lobs towards leg gully and that is a chance gone down. A single taken. 10.14 IST: 350 comes up for India in the 100th over. 10.12 IST: Kohli (167*), Ashwin (16*) have played out first half-hour without any hiccups. Ind 349/4 9.57 IST: Broad to Kohli, FOUR!! Intent from Kohli! Bowls it outside off on a fuller length, Kohli covers the line and the slight away swing to open the face of the bat at the last moment to get it through cover-point for a boundary.2nd Test. 95.1: S Broad to V Kohli (162), 4 runs, 338/4 https://t.co/5a1eoAM8XG #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 18, 20169.45 IST:  Anderson to Kohli, FOUR!! Hard luck, Stokes! Fuller outside off, Kohli goes for the drive through covers. Ben Stokes at covers misfields and allows the ball to go through him. That was bowled with a scrambled seam. Stokes actually got a bad bounce and spin which led to the fumble. Ind 331/4 in 93 ovs 2nd Test. 92.6: J Anderson to V Kohli (156), 4 runs, 331/4 https://t.co/5a1eoAM8XG #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 18, 20169.40 IST: Ashwin negotiates the second over from Broad without much difficulty. Ind 324/4 in 92 ovs9.35 IST: Six runs conceded by Anderson in the first over, Ind 323/4 in 91 ovs9.32 IST: Anderson to Ashwin, FOUR! Lovely shot! Hurls it outside off, Ashwin leans into it and creams it through extra cover for a superb boundary. Nice start for him. 2nd Test. 90.3: J Anderson to R Ashwin (5), 4 runs, 322/4 https://t.co/5a1eoAM8XG #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 18, 20169.31 IST: James Anderson will start off the proceedings for England. Virat Kohli on strike. Having won the toss, India made the most of the good batting conditions to notch up a good score on board. Virat Kohli has led the charge for the hosts with an unbeaten 151 and will be itching to ensure they post a massive total. He got able support from Cheteshwar Pujara as they shared a 226-run stand. India lost both Pujara and Rahane in the final session and they will hope that the lower order can hang around with the skipper.England on the other hand, will be relatively pleased with their effort. They came into the game high on confidence but their execution yesterday was far from ideal. They dropped Kohli on 56 and it could very well be a match defining moment. Anderson has picked up three on a wicket which has assisted the spinners and that should disappoint England. They will hope to restrict India as much possible since batting is only going to get tougher from here on. It’s Day Two of #INDvENG in Vizag. Get a ? on the go and follow the action live: https://t.co/u1h9LWMIkX pic.twitter.com/cv0q5EmqVf England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 18, 2016At Stumps on Day 1 of the 2nd Test #TeamIndia are 317/4 (Virat 151*, Ashwin 1*) #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/CcrgFLeF1d BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016Day 1 Highlights:Captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara made centuries and shared a stand of 226 to put India on course for a big first-innings total against England on the first day of the second Test on Thursday.Kohli was unbeaten on 151 and Ravichandran Ashwin on one as India reached 317 for four at the close after winning the toss in the first ever test match in the port city of Visakhapatnam.On a surface expected to assist the spinners from early on, Kohli had no hesitation in batting but his plans suffered an early jolt. Fit-again opener Lokesh Rahul lasted just five deliveries as fast bowler Stuart Broad dismissed him in his first over.Rahul fell for a duck, hanging his bat away from his body to edge Broad to Ben Stokes at the third slip.His opening partner Murali Vijay looked in good touch, hitting four crisply driven boundaries in his 20 before he fell to James Anderson.ANDERSON STRIKESEngland’s highest test wicket-taker bowled cross seam to extract steep bounce and hit Vijay on his glove for Stokes to complete a simple catch.The wicket marked a successful return for Anderson, who had not played since August with a shoulder injury and replaced fast bowler Chris Woakes in the side.The hosts were struggling on 22-2 when Kohli and Pujara came together.The right-handed pair had few problems in negotiating the English bowlers and their only moments of concerns in the first session were a couple of run-out opportunities.England did not manage to separate the pair before tea, which was taken few minutes earlier after a stray dog ran on to the field and held up play.Pujara survived a England review for leg before against Moeen Ali and brought up his 10th test hundred with his second six off leg-spinner Adil Rashid.Playing his 50th test, Kohli, who was dropped on 56 at fine leg by Rashid off Stokes, pushed Anderson through the covers to register his 14th hundred.Cook tried everything to separate the duo, including asking his bowlers to operate with eight fielders on one side to stem the flow of runs and frustrate the batsmen.Anderson returned to finally break the partnership when Pujara was out on 119 after getting a thick edge to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.Kohli then added 68 for the fourth wicket with Ajinkya Rahane before the latter was out for 23 to give Anderson his third scalp. 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Eve Ensler Worries About The Rise Of A Predatory Mindset In America

first_imgIn an interview with Democracy Now this month, Eve Ensler, a playwright, activist and the creator of V-Day, spoke about her worries of the escalation of rape culture and a predatory mindset in the United States, particularly within the country’s new administration.Besides President Trump’s boasts about his proclivity to sexually assault women, which he said he could get away with because of his celebrity status, and his ex-wife, Ivana, stating in her divorce deposition that Donald Trump had raped her; Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, was charged with violence and battery against his ex-wife; Trump’s first pick for Labour Secretary, Andrew Puzder, was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife; Jeff Sessions, the new attorney general, voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women act; and Tom Price, the new secretary of health and human services, also voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women act.“Watching Trump and watching the people Trump surrounds himself with, we are seeing the escalation of rape culture, a predatory mindset, in many respects,” said Ensler in the interview, “but I’ll particularly address towards women. I think from the very beginning, listening to Trump, how is it possible that a nation of people felt OK with electing a self-confessed sexual assaulter? How is it possible we feel OK with Bannon, who seems to be running the show right now, who is known to have beaten his wife? If we look at that as something that’s acceptable in a general way, then we understand we haven’t really gotten to the root of rape culture in America.“I also think that predatory mindset is affecting everything. We’re gutting regulations on air, on water and on the earth. We’re escalating extraction. We’re seeing the ransacking of laws, a disparaging of immigrants. And this is all part of a predatory mindset, which is really about one person in power who does what he wants without the consent of the people around him, which is exactly what rape culture is. You seize people’s bodies, you take them against their will, and you do whatever you want to them.”But it’s not total doom and gloom. On May 11, Ensler will be speaking at Disorderly Bodies: Intersectional Activism in the Age of Trump in Los Angeles, CA, where she will offer strategies “for surviving in the Trump era as antiracist feminists”.Copyright ©2017Look to the Starslast_img read more