India vs England (IND vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul got India off to a great start on Day 2. Rohit Sharma lost his wicket at the stroke of lunch after scoring 36 runs. Rahul went on to score his 12th Test half-century. But England made a comeback in the second session as James Anderson got the wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli in consecutive deliveries. Ajinkya Rahane also lost his wicket, thanks to Jonny Bairstow’s direct. Rahul had a reprieve as Dom Sibley dropped him in the slips before bad light stopped play followed by rain interruption.
On Day 1, Indian pacers breathed fire in helpful conditions to dismiss a vulnerable England batting line-up for 183 and put their team in a strong position on day one of the first Test on Wednesday. Jasprit Bumrah (4/46), who was not at his best during the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, was back in his element and ran through the opposition alongside his new-ball partner Mohammad Shami (3/28). Mohammad Siraj (1/48) and Shardul Thakur (2/41) also made the ball talk throughout the England innings lasting 65.4 overs, vindicating the team management’s decision to go for a four-pronged pace attack while leaving out premier spinner R Ashwin from the playing XI.
England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler(w), Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
England183 (65.4) u0026 303 (85.5)
India278 (84.5) u0026 52/1 (14.0)
England drew with India