IND vs ENG, 2nd Check: Indian vice-captains preserve hosts on high after Day 1, Sports activities Information
The 162-run stand between the Indian vice-captains (of various codecs) gave hosts a much-needed edge over England by the top of Day 1 of the second Check on the Chepauk stadium.
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Opener Rohit Sharma’s 161 runs powered India to a wholesome complete and his partnership with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane took the hosts from 86/3 to 248/4. Rishabh Pant (33 runs) and debutant Axar Patel (5 runs) remained on the crease when India had been on 300 earlier than the bails had been off.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli gained an vital toss and determined to bat first. Nonetheless, the hosts suffered a serious setback within the first over as Shubman Gill was out on a duck within the very first over.
The 86-run stand between Pujara and Sharma tried stabilising Indian innings. However Moeen Ali’s ripper eliminated Pujara and skipper Kohli in a single over placing immense stress on hosts.
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Nonetheless, Rohit and Rahane attacked England’s spinners to construct a 162-run partnership put India on high. Leach obtained the higher of Rohit and the opener was out after scoring 161 runs, whereas, Moeen Ali cleaned up Ajinkya Rahane, who was enjoying at 67.
Pant added some completion as India ended their day with 300 runs on-board.
Moeen Ali and Jack Leach took two wickets every. Olly Stone and skipper Joe Root obtained one wicket apiece.
India will look to construct on this mammoth rating and can hope the pitch deteriorates in order that spinners may hassle the English batting line up.
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