Ind vs Eng 2nd Test: India lose three wickets to stumping, only third time in Test cricket history- In a bizarre turn of events, India five quick wickets against England on Monday. On their way, they also equalled an unnecessary record. This was only the third time when India lost three wickets to stumping a Test match. It happened when Rishabh Pant (8) was stumped Ben Foakes off Jack Leach.
Rohit Sharma and Axar Patel were also dismissed similarly in second and first innings respectively. While Jack Leach picked the first-innings centurion’s wicket, Axar had failed to read a delivery from Moeen Ali. The last time they had lost three wickets to stumping was in 2017.
Most stumped dismissals for India in a Test match
3 vs Sri Lanka in Delhi, 2017
3 vs England in Chennai, 2021Apart from the above, Ben Foakes also helped his side in a crucial run out of Cheteshwar Pujara. The birthday boy has been one of the biggest positives for England so far from this Test. He was the top scorer for England in opening Test. Foakes is the first keeper for England in men’s Test cricket to effect three or more stumpings in a match since Alan Knott in 1968, against Australia at Leeds.
Note: Team India is 0-1 behind in the four-match series after losing the opener by 277 runs at the same venue.
Earlier India had scored 329 runs in their first innings. They bowled out England for just 134 runs in their first innings and gained a lead of 195 runs. The hosts, who are ahead in the game, require a victory to stay in the ICC Test Championship final race.
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