ENGLAND PLAYER RATINGS: Zak Crawley’s red-hot form continues and Jimmy Anderson put in a vintage display – but Jonny Bairstow has lost his spark, and which star batter had a match to forget?

  • England’s batting order largely struggled throughout the Visakhapatnam Test
  • Jasprit Bumrah and Yashasvi Jaiswal were both in sublime form for the hosts 
  • India square the series with a huge 106-run win over England in Visakhapatnam 

England fell to a 106-run defeat in Visakhapatnam to see India square the five-Test series after an impressive performance from the hosts after the bitter blow of defeat in Hyderabad. 

Jasprit Bumrah tore through the England batting order in the first innings taking six for 45 while Yashasvi Jaiswal hit a stunning 209 runs, with Shubman Gill adding another ton in the second innings.

England’s in-form opener Zak Crawley was undoubtedly the most impressive of the tourists with the bat, with his 76 and 73 leading the way in both innings, while captain Ben Stokes was his only team-mate to pass 40 in the entire match.

Bumrah was not the only star with the ball, with England’s record wicket-taker Jimmy Anderson putting on a typically masterful display with outstanding figures of 35-5-76-5.

Here, Mail Sport’s Richard Gibson rates each of the England players after defeat in the second Test in Visakhapatnam.  

Jasprit Bumrah was at his devastating best in the first innings to tear through the England line-up

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a stunning 209 from 290 balls with the opener at the crease for almost seven hours

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a stunning 209 from 290 balls with the opener at the crease for almost seven hours

Ben Stokes was the only England player other than Zak Crawley to pass 40 but captained his side well

Ben Stokes was the only England player other than Zak Crawley to pass 40 but captained his side well 

Zak Crawley 8.5. Looked in command in both innings, registering two of the match’s four 50s, prior to two talking points dismissals: a rush of blood followed by a funny-looking DRS decision.

Ben Duckett 5. Two bat-pad departures just as he was getting ‘in’ would have been a disappointment for the Nottinghamshire left-hander.

Ollie Pope 5. Brought crashing back down to earth following career zenith in Hyderabad by Jasprit Bumrah’s unplayable yorker and a top-drawer slip catch by Rohit Sharma.

Joe Root 4. A match to forget. Outfoxed by the magnificent Bumrah in the first innings, uncharacteristically frenetic in the second, and work with the ball limited due to worrying finger injury.

Jonny Bairstow 5. The Bazball firestarter has lost his spark in the face of some Bumrah brilliance, who accounted for him in the 20s twice.

Ben Stokes 6.5. Captain creative in the field, in control with the bat first time around, but a moment of sloppiness running between the wickets is what a player with such high standards will be dwelling on.

Ben Foakes 7.5. Glovework exemplary throughout – recall his bottom edge snaffle to account for Shreyas Iyer on day one – and offered thoughts of what might have been but for Stokes’ run out in the chase.

Rehan Ahmed 7. Offered much better control than in Hyderabad and his wicket-taking threat against lower-order opponents in particular is becoming an increasingly useful weapon for England.

Zak Crawley managed 149 runs across both innings in an impressive display at the top of the order

Joe Root endured a Test to forget; fell to a sublime Bumrah ball in the first innings, never looked settled in the second, and picked up a worrying finger injury

Joe Root endured a Test to forget; fell to a sublime Bumrah ball in the first innings, never looked settled in the second, and picked up a worrying finger injury

Jonny Bairstow had been one of the chief fire-starters of the 'Bazball' era but has lost his spark

Jonny Bairstow had been one of the chief fire-starters of the ‘Bazball’ era but has lost his spark

Ben Foakes was impeccable with the gloves and contributed useful runs with the bat

Ben Foakes was impeccable with the gloves and contributed useful runs with the bat

The indefatigable Jimmy Anderson returned to the England attack with his trademark control

Tom Hartley 7. Under-par with the ball in the first innings, but carried threat in the second to add four victims to his collection of seven a week earlier – and his batting is a huge bonus.

Jimmy Anderson 8.5. The indefatigable Lancastrian began his 23rd calendar year as an international cricketer with a vintage display of seam bowling, returning outstanding figures of 35-5-76-5.

Shoaib Bashir 7. Belied his inexperience and modest years by settling into the highest level seamlessly, adding 40 per cent to his career first-wickets tally and displaying an impressive temperament.

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