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Per week on from England’s outstanding win in Hyderabad and Ben Stokes and Co want a equally outstanding turnaround to pressure a victory within the second Test.

The vacationers head into the third day in Vizag already staring down the barrel of defeat. India are 171 runs forward and have all 10 second-innings wickets in hand. It is an identical state of affairs to the one England confronted within the first Test, once they have been 190 runs behind after the primary innings, one they got here again to win in spectacular model.

However, such is the arrogance Brendan McCullum and Stokes have put in that Zak Crawley and his team-mates aren’t ruling out lightning placing twice, commenting that India might be cautious of assuming victory is within the bag.

“It’s always important to know you are playing against a side that will never give up and can fight back from any situation,” the opener mentioned.

“That gives us a lot of heart. They will know we have got it in us. It’s a mental game – [the first Test defeat] must play on their minds a little bit, for sure.

“Hopefully they believe a little bit we can win it and they have a little bit of doubt in their minds.”

Jasprit Bumrah’s six for 45 was the spotlight of day two in Vizag, one which noticed India take decisive management of the Test. The quick bowler as soon as once more had excellent management of reverse swing to skittle the England batsmen, none as spectacularly as Ollie Pope whose stumps have been despatched flying by a Waqar Younis-esque yorker.

With James Anderson on track with the brand new ball, the vacationers had earlier taken 4 for 60 runs to maintain India to what appeared a manageable complete of 396. But regardless of the facet’s finest efforts Bumrah’s brilliance noticed England all out for 253.