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Magical Bumrah was difference between two sides in 2nd Test: Hussain

Bumrah dismissed Joe Root for the eighth time in Test cricket before producing a ripping yorker that bamboozled an in-form Ollie Pope in England’s first innings.

“He’s all over Joe Root at the moment – he’s got him out eight times in Test cricket – and he got Ollie Pope with an absolute beauty of an in-swinging yorker.

“He also bowled Ben Stokes from round the wicket, who dropped his bat in disbelief.

” ‘Series set up perfectly ahead of third Test’

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Hussain feels England should be prepared for an even stronger hit-back from the hosts in the remaining three Tests.

“It is set up perfectly, with three Tests to play. I think it will be a tight series but England are going to have to expect India to come back even harder.”

In the opening two Tests, India were without the services of Virat Kohli, who opted out due to personal reasons and the injured Mohammed Shami.

The hosts suffered another blow when Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul were ruled out of the second Test as well.

“India have missed quite a few key players so far. Mohammad Shami, I think, is out for the series, Ravi Jadeja could well be out for another Test match and Virat Kohli has been out of the first two.

We are talking about some serious cricketers there.

“Kohli may well come back in, KL Rahul also, so I would expect a stronger Indian side in those last three games of the series. England will know that they’re going to have to up their game,” Hussain said.

The third Test will begin in Rajkot on February 15.

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