IND vs ENG Day 2 Highlights: In an exciting see-saw battle, England came back flying during the second session on Day 2 of the first Test against India. The visitors were absolutely on top after getting England bowled out for just 183 runs in the first innings and then the pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul putting up a fabulous 97-run opening partnership. However, it was veteran pacer James Anderson who showed his class to help the hosts make a strong comeback in the Test match.
India continued their domination in the game on Day 2 as both the openers, Rahul and Rohit looked pretty solid against the England pacers. Both of them showed great amount of temperament and skill to keep the English bowlers at bay for a substantial amount of time. India recorded their best opening partnership in SENA countries since 2011 as the openers added 97 run for the first wicket. However, once again after being set and done the hardwork, Rohit threw his wicket away at the stroke of lunch.
However, Rohit’s wicket proved to be a big turning point on Day 2 as England sensed to make a comeback. In the second session, England were all over India as James Anderson first removed Cheteshwar Pujara and then dismissed Virat Kohli for a golden duck. The situation became worse for India when Ajinkya Rahane was also sent back to the pavilion after a terrible mix-up with KL Rahul. From being 97 for no loss, India collapsed to 112 for 4 in quick time.
Even after losing some big wickets, India are still ahead in this game trailing England’s first innings total by 58 runs. India’s make-shift opener KL Rahul batted excellently well in challenging conditions and against a quality bowling attack remaining unbeaten after scoring an impressive 57 runs. However, the entertaining cricketing action suffered a massive blow with rain disrupting the entire second-half of play on Day 2. With persistent rain coming down, the umpires were forced to call off the day’s play early as India were 125 for 4 at stumps on Day 2.
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