There has been an interesting development in the ongoing series between India and England’s second Test. Following three days of back-and-forth action, the Indian team announced a goal of 399 runs for England to chase down and win the second Test after losing the previous one.
Team India had a 370-run advantage at tea on Day 3, when they were 227 for six. The hosts were only able to score 28 runs in the previous session, though. Experienced bowler James Anderson felt that the same batting strategy was too conservative. According to the 41-year-old, the anxieties were present to witness for India.
He also gave off the impression that his team might successfully pursue the enormous aim in Vizag. Speculating that England will attempt to chase down the target in roughly 60–70 overs with 180 overs remaining in the game.
“I believe that today’s performance demonstrated their jitters; they batted as if they were unsure about the appropriate number. “Even with a significant lead, they remained cautious,” NDTV cited James Anderson as saying.
“The coach, Brendan McCullum, said in our conversation last night that we would go for it if they received 600. Everyone can see that it is pretty evident that we are going to try to do it tomorrow. Although the game still has 180 overs left, we’ll attempt to finish in 60 or 70. That’s how we play, and tonight we witnessed Rehan Ahmed going out and making his shots,” he continued.
We’re doing a good job, James Anderson
James Anderson also discussed how England’s Bazball strategy has revolutionized Test cricket and how it frequently fills their opponents with dread. referring back to Australia’s first ball boundary during the Ashes match.
“Over the past two years, especially in the past twelve months, there have been times when the way teams have responded leads us to believe that we’re doing something right. Getting back to the Ashes, he said, “Having a point on the boundary in the first Ashes ball tells us we’re doing something right.”