Indian team’s victory in the second test is an emphatic one and it is revealed from the big margin of win. After helping out Indian Team to draw the first test at Rajkot, Captain Kohli took command of the side and his two knocks at Visakhapatnam really sealed the issue for the home team. He took off where he left off and played a captain’s innings. Captain cook ran out of the ideas and instead of going for the kill in the first test missed out the second opportunity as well by adopting ultra-defensive tactics. Despite being aware about India’s spin strength he should have packed the side with batsmen as Moeen Ali and Rashid can play as all-rounders. Even though James Anderson and Stuart Broad bowling well within their limitations the spin department failed to impress in the first two matches. On the other hand, Team India played to a plan and completed the fourth home victory in style. Ravichandran Ashwin made his presence with both bat and ball. His way of bowling top English batsmen played in the minds of the team’s tailenders. His tally of eight wickets in this game and a robust 58 in the first innings all worked wonders in the end. In the end, Kohli cooked the goose of English captain and paved the way for a big win.
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