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India vs England 2nd Test, Day 1 Highlights: KL Rahul’s ton guides visitors to 276/3

India vs England 2nd Test, Day 1 Highlights: England won the toss and chose to bowl first in the second Test against India at Lord's.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 13, 2021 12:09:36 am
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India vs England 2nd Test, Day 1 Highlights: India started off their second Test against England in the ongoing five-match series on a positive note by ending the first day on 276/3 in their first innings at Lord’s, London. The first Test was drawn.

After being sent out to bat first, India openers Rohit Sharma (83) and KL Rahul (127*) stitched a 126-run partnership. James Anderson (2/52) scalped two wickets in the middle to peg the visitors back a little bit but a 117-run third-wicket partnership between Rahul and skipper Virat Kohli (43) changed the fortunes in the final session. Ollie Robinson (1/47) dismissed Kohli towards the end of the day. Earlier, the start of play was delayed by 15 minutes because of some morning rain.

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Match EndedIndia tour of England, 2021 - 2nd Test


391 (128.0) u0026 120 (51.5)


364 (126.1) u0026 298/8 dec (109.3)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 2nd Test )
India beat England by 151 runs

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India vs England 2nd Test, Day 1 Highlights:

23:52 (IST)12 Aug 2021

KL Rahul (127*) remains unbeaten from start to finish on the first day of the second Test as India end the day on 276/3 after 90 overs. India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (1*) will resume alongside the centurion at Lord's tomorrow.

23:29 (IST)12 Aug 2021

And that's the end of his knock! Kohli is sent back to the pavilion on 42 by Robinson. The India skipper's edge is carried to the slips where it's taken by Root comfortably. A late, late boost for England on Day 1. IND: 267/3 (84.4 overs)

22:58 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Rahul hits sixth Test century!

A boundary against Wood and he brings it up! Rahul reaches his sixth Test ton in 212 balls, hitting nine boundaries and a six. After Vinoo Mankad and Ravi Shastri, he becomes the third Indian opener to hit a century at Lord's. This is also Rahul's fourth Test century outside Asia, only second in the list behind the great Sunil Gavaskar. IND: 247/2 (78 overs)

22:44 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Rahul, Kohli still on top

The visiting pair are taking it a bit slow now with Rahul on 91* and Kohli on 28*. IND: 225/2 (73 overs)

22:04 (IST)12 Aug 2021
India cross 200-run mark!

India are on a roll right now as they cross the 200-run mark! Rahul (83*) and Kohli (14*) complete their half-century stand together, keeping the danger of Wood and Curran at bay. Still 25 overs left till stumps. IND: 203/2 (65 overs)

21:40 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Rahul races towards his sixth Test ton

Be it Robinson or Anderson or Curran, Rahul (75*) is in the mood to score runs and quickly! He hits three fours in three straight overs but hits a roadblock in the form of Wood. Just two runs off the pacer's over. IND: 189/2 (60 overs)

21:20 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Kohli opens his account

After a maiden opening over of the final session, Rahul (59*) gets it going again with a well-timed boundary against Anderson. Kohli (3*) finally opens his account in the following over with a two and a single. IND: 164/2 (55 overs)

21:06 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Back with the final session

Potentially a 2 hour and 45-minute final session if the light allows. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul in the middle for India. Ollie Robinson begins for England.

20:50 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Day 1: Tea Break

IND- 157/2 in the first innings with the fifties from Rahul and Rohit. Anderson has been at its best with 2 wickets in this session. A possible Kohli vs Anderson battle in the final session? Stay tuned.

20:40 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Anderson gets his 2nd wicket

Pujara departs for 9 as Bairstow takes the catch in the slips. That's the ninth time James Anderson has dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara in Test cricket. The only batsman he has dismissed more is Peter Siddle with 11 dismissals. IND- 150/2

20:08 (IST)12 Aug 2021
BOWLED! Rohit Sharma is gone

James Anderson, with a crucial breakthrough and Rohit is gone for 83! Anderson kept pegging away and brought one back into the stumps which finds a way through Rohit's defence. It is such a shame he couldn’t get 17 more, but what a job he has done for his side. IND- 126-1

19:51 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Kl Rahul joins the party

SIX!!! KL Rahul charges down the ground and dispatches Moeen Ali over long-off for a maximum.  First Boundary for Rahul after spending almost 3 hours on crease ! 108th delivery and it's a SIX 

19:31 (IST)12 Aug 2021
100-run stand for India

This is only India’s second 100 opening stand in England in 41 years. India in a strong position on Day 1. IND- 105/0


18:58 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Over the ropes! What a shot !!!

SIXXXXX! Rohit Sharma takes on the short ball from Mark Wood and its sails over fine leg for a maximum. Slow pitch at Lord's and England have drifted too straight and into the legside. Made batting easier for Rohit

18:52 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Half-century for the Hitman!

Rohit Sharma brings up his 50 from 83 balls, a top-class innings by a top-class player, batting brilliantly in the difficult conditions this morning. IND- 71/0 

18:48 (IST)12 Aug 2021
 FOUR! From Rohit

There's the test of the bouncer, but it's not too high and the line is very well down leg too. Rohit swivels, doesn't control the shot but manages to send it fine past Buttler to the fine leg fence

18:34 (IST)12 Aug 2021
50 run partnership for Rohit-Rahul

A second fifty stand of the series for Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul! 

India's opening partnership surviving 20+ overs in Tests outside Asia - 
Jan 2011 - Dec 2020: No instances
Since Jan 2021: Five times in nine innings

18:33 (IST)12 Aug 2021
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FOUR! Rohit Sharma gets a thick edge that goes past the slips cordon for a boundary to the third man. Rohit Sharma has moved to 40 with that. IND- 56/0

17:45 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Early lunch on Day 1

Update: Early lunch has been taken on Day 1 of the second Test.

17:24 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Rain stops play at Lord's

Covers are coming on and hopefully this won't last long. India have gone through this session without losing a wicket. Stay tuned as we bring more live updates from the ground. Lunch will be taken at 1:10 PM local time. The covers are still on. IND- 46/0


Virat Kohli, James Anderson, Anderson Kohli battle, Anderson kohli wicket, India vs England Nottingham Test England's James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of India's Virat Kohli with teammates. (Reuters Photo)

James Anderson’s relationship with the now famous wobble ball that excised out Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the first Test began in 2006. Anderson was impressed with what the Australian Stuart Clark did with it. The memory reared up again in 2010 when he saw the ball weaponised by that great Pakistani conjurer Mohammad Asif.

The look of surprise on Kohli’s face when the ball flickered unsteadily towards him before igniting the outside edge said much. When it left Anderson’s fingers, the seam was tilted towards the first slip. When it landed on a good length, it was tilted towards fine leg. Was it going to shape away, tilt-in, or plummet straight at him?

“It’s an absolute fluke (where the seam lands),” James Anderson told Sky Sports. “I want the seam to wobble slightly so it might nip either way off the seam. I kept the shiny side on the left, trying to angle it in. If there is any swing, it will drift in and might seam either way once it pitches.”

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