England vs India 1st Test Live Score IND 125/4 at Tea on Day 2: James Anderson Removes Kohli, Pujara Before Rain Stops Play
Updated on: Aug 5, 2021 7:49 pm IST
England vs India: The Trent Bridge in Nottingham is currently hosting a gripping 1st Test match between England and India. If it was India who were at the top before the start of the second session on Day 2, the hosts came back flying with some key wickets. After a stunning opening partnership of 97 runs between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, India suddenly collapsed to 112 for 4.
Anderson Removes Virat Kohli for a first ball duck
Team India suffered a massive blow with opener Rohit Sharma getting dismissing at the stroke of lunch on Day 2. The senior Indian batsman looked to have a lapse of concentration getting out after doing great amount of hardwork during that 97-run opening stand. However, it was the veteran pacer, James Anderson, who brought England back into the Test match by first removing Cheteshwar Pujara and then getting the prized scalp of Indian captain Virat Kohli for a first ball duck. In a really interesting stat, this is the first time since 2014, Anderson has picked up Kohli’s wicket in Test cricket.
Things turned out worse for the visitors after Ajinkya Rahane got run-out due to a terrible mix-up with Rahul. India suffered a mini top-order collapse as they went from 97 for no loss to 112 for 4. However, at the other end, while playing his first Test match in a long time, Rahul batted really well. The right-hander showed solid temperament as an opening batsman having notched up a wonderful fifty.
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Just when England turned the momentum in their favour, the clouds opened up as rain caused a long stoppage to the play. The umpires were forced to take an early Tea break on Day 2 with India 125 for 4 after 46.1 overs. Rahul was unbeaten at 57 runs while Rishabh Pant was 7 not out. While talking about the weather forecast for the rest of the day in Nottingham, it is very much unlikely that play would resume further on Day 2 because the rain gods are expected to dominate the proceedings.
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