The second Test match is a whole thriller. The Indian bowlers are on fire. On Indian soil, the English batters are facing difficulties to bat. The spinners are creating magic. Ashwin becomes India’s leading wicket-taker against England. But after that, Kuldeep Yadav created magic with his spin excellence. His LBW to Zak Crawley caught the attention. Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle was also stunned by this.
Kuldeep’s Sensational LBW:
After losing the first Test match by 28 runs, Team India is trying hard to win the second Test match and level up the series by 1-1. In the beginning, Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his maiden double-century. When England was batting in their first innings, Jasprit Bumrah took 6 wickets. While batting in the last innings of the match, the English batters are having a tough time.
In the 42nd over, Kuldeep Yadav came to bowl. Before bowling the last ball, Zak Crawley was on strike. Kuldeep bowled a delivery on a flat length, aimed at the leg stump, stays low as Crawley attempted to play it off the back foot. India went for a review. The impact on the pad is evident, and the ball-tracking system confirms three reds. Indian players erupt in celebrations, with Rohit closely monitoring the big screen, roaring in delight as it displays the impact on the leg stump. A significant wicket for India, disrupting Crawley’s impressive batting and dealing a major blow to England just before the lunch break.
Harsha Bhogle’s Words:
After the sensational LBW by Kuldeep, Harsha Bhogle was also stunned. On social media, he expressed his feelings. He wrote, “That ball from Kuldeep to Crawley only turned 2°. The first replay is always slightly to the left of the wicket-to-wicket camera and gives the impression that it might slide towards leg. Turning point in the game.”
The match is getting exciting in every passing minute. Before the lunch of the day 4, England lost 6 wickets. Ben Stokes is batting on 11 runs in 27 balls. On the other hand, Ben Foakes is on 12 runs in 29 balls. They are 182 runs away to win the match.