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India vs England 2nd Test Live Cricket Score: Rohit Sharma Nears Century, Ajinkya Rahane Solid After Lunch | Cricket News

IND vs ENG Reside: Rohit Sharma introduced up his fifty off simply 47 balls.© BCCI

India bought off to a poor begin as they misplaced opener Shubman Gill within the second over of the innings. Gill departed for a three-ball duck as he shouldered arms and was trapped leg earlier than by a Olly Stone supply. Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara mixed to regular the Indian innings with the previous enjoying attacking photographs. Rohit’s attacking method noticed him citing his half-century off simply 47 balls. Rohit and Pujara added 85 runs for the second wicket however India misplaced Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli in fast succession as England pushed hosts on the backfoot. Whereas Pujara bought out to Jack Leach for 21, Kohli was despatched packing by Moeen Ali, who cleaned him up for a duck. Rohit Sharma did the majority of scoring for India because the hosts reached 106/3 at lunch on Day 1 of second Check. He was unbeaten on 80 whereas vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was not out on 5. Earlier, Virat Kohli gained the toss and opted to bat. India made three modifications to their enjoying XI with probably the most notable one being Jasprit Bumrah getting a relaxation and Mohammed Siraj taking his spot. The hosts additionally made two modifications of their spin division with Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Nadeem making manner for Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel — who made his Check debut. The guests additionally made a number of modifications to their beginning XI — Stuart Broad coming in to switch James Anderson, Olly Stone changing injured Jofra Archer and Ben Foakes taking on the wicket-keeping duties from Jos Buttler, who has travelled again to England. (LIVE SCORECARD)

2nd Check, Day 1 Reside Rating Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

  • February13202113:01 (IST)

    Six! Rohit Sharma goes huge!

    Rohit Sharma prices down the monitor and clears the long-off fence with ease, accumulating second most of the innings. He strikes to 97. Moeen Ali bowled a flighted supply outdoors off stump and Rohit bought to the pitch of the ball and clobbered it over the infield. 

  • February13202112:55 (IST)

    Rohit closes in on century!

    Rohit Sharma comes down the pitch and performs guides the ball to the best of mid-off fielder and steals a fast single, taking his tally to 90 runs. 

  • February13202112:49 (IST)

    Peach from Leach!

    Jack Leach bowls a peach of a supply, drawing Ajinkya Rahane ahead. The ball missed the skin fringe of Rahane’s willow as he got here ahead to defend it on the entrance foot.

  • February13202112:48 (IST)


    Rohit Sharma performs one other sweep shot to perfection and will get a boundary for that. He picked up the road and size fairly early and had no qualms enjoying it within the air.

  • February13202112:39 (IST)

    4! What a shot!

    Ajinkya Rahane goes on the entrance foot and drives Olly Stone’s overpitch supply by means of covers for the second boundary of the over.  

  • February13202112:36 (IST)


    Olly Stone bowls barely brief and Ajinkya Rahane makes use of the depth of his crease and punches it off the backfoot by means of cowl level for a boundary.

  • February13202112:31 (IST)

    Swing and a miss!

    Olly Stone goes barely brief and extensive, luring Rohit Sharma into enjoying an expansive shot. Rohit swings his bat exhausting however misses the road fully as Ben Foakes gathers the ball behind the stumps.

  • February13202112:29 (IST)

    Olly Stone is continually concentrating on Ajinkya Rahane’s pads with a leg gully in place. This time, the India vice-captain managed to maintain it away from Joe Root fielding there and will get off the strike.
  • February13202112:27 (IST)

    Two runs!

    Rohit Sharma prices down the monitor and lofts the ball over extra-cover. There was no fielder guarding the fence therefore a secure shot to play. Rohit will get his first runs on this session as he comes again for a pair.

  • February13202112:24 (IST)

    Rohit begins cautiously after lunch!

    Rohit Sharma is but to attain a run on this session as he has adopted a cautious method.

  • February13202112:21 (IST)

    Vanguard… Falls secure!

    An enormous forefront from Ajinkya Rahane because the ball stopped on to him nevertheless it fell secure in no man’s land in covers area. Rahane comes again for 2 runs to maintain the scoreboard ticking.

  • February13202112:19 (IST)

    Good fielding!

    Olly Stone goal Ajinkya Rahane’s pads and he flicks it properly however Joe Root made a superb cease at leg gully.

  • February13202112:17 (IST)

    Maiden over!

    Jack Leach begins off the second session with a maiden over as Rohit Sharma performs him fastidiously.

  • February13202112:13 (IST)

    The second session begins!

    Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and Akjinkya Rahane are out within the center for the second session on  Day 1. England to start out proceedings with Jack Leach.

  • February13202111:38 (IST)

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    Fortunate boundary for Rohit Sharma because the ball travelled extensive of slip cordon after taking thick outdoors edge and raced away to the fence.

  • February13202111:31 (IST)

    Shut probability!

    Olly Stone bowls brief on the leg stump and Ajinkya Rahane flicks and it goes simply extensive of the fielder backward brief leg fielder. He was fortunate that the ball went extensive of Ollie Pope.

  • February13202111:29 (IST)

    4! 100 up for India!

    A tad full supply from Jack Leach and Rohit Sharma clears his entrance leg and drives it straight down the bottom in opposition to the spin for a traditional boundary. With that he additionally get India to 100-run mark — with 75 coming off his bat.

  • February13202111:25 (IST)


    Moeen Ali bowls full and extensive, Rohit Sharma bend down and sweeps it extensive of midwicket fielder and collects a cracking boundary.

  • February13202111:18 (IST)


    Ajinkya Rahane involves the crease and begins his innings with a first-ball boundary. Moeen Ali gifted him with a full toss and he obliged by sending it to the fence.

  • February13202111:14 (IST)

    Virat Kohli departs for a duck!

    Moeen Ali cleans up Virat Kohli with an important supply as he tried to play a canopy drive however missed the road fully. The Indian skipper is shocked and he cannot consider what jus occurred. He  departs for a duck. The tide has actually shifted in England’s favour.

  • February13202111:10 (IST)

    Large wicket! Cheteshwar Pujara departs!

    Cheteshwar Pujara will get on the entrance foot and tries to play a away turning supply from Jack Leach extensive of first slip however finally ends up handing a easy catch to Ben Stokes, who makes no mistake. He goes for 21.

  • February13202111:06 (IST)

    4! Poor bowling from Moeen Ali!

    One other poor supply from Moeen Ali and Rohit Sharma locations it effectively within the hole extensive of deep level for a boundary. Moeen Ali hasn’t been in a position to maintain issues tight from his finish, conceding runs at over 5 an over.

  • February13202111:01 (IST)


    Moeen Ali bowls brief and extensive, anticipating that Rohit Sharma may dance down the monitor however he stayed agency within the crease and reduce it previous backwards sq. leg to finish the over with a boundary.

  • February13202110:56 (IST)

    Good fielding!

    Rory Burns makes a diving effort nears the ropes to tug the ball inside and restrict Cheteshwar Pujara to solely two runs, saving two runs for his facet.

  • February13202110:55 (IST)

    Large LBW enchantment! Turned down!

    Rohit Sharma comes down the monitor and the ball hit him on the entrance pad. Jack Leach went up right away however the umpire was not satisfied. Having misplaced one overview already, Joe Root decides to not take any probability. The replay confirmed the impression to be umpire’s name and likewise that it might have gone over the stumps. Smart choice from Root to not ship it upstairs.

  • February13202110:50 (IST)


    Cheteshwar Pujara comes down the monitor and makes use of his wrists to steer the ball properly extensive of brief leg fielder. The ball runs away within the hole at sq. leg for his second boundary.

  • February13202110:46 (IST)

  • February13202110:44 (IST)


    Rohit Sharma leans ahead and takes Jack Leach’s supply on the complete and sweeps him for a boundary.

  • February13202110:43 (IST)

    50-run partnership!

    Moeen Ali bowls full and Rohit Sharma performs it in direction of lengthy on for a single, bringing the 50-run stand between him and Cheteshwar Pujara for the second wicket.

  • February13202110:40 (IST)

    Edge however falls secure!

    Rohit Sharma goes on the entrance foot for a ahead defensive photographs, ball bounces and takes a thick outdoors edge however falls in entrance of Ben Stokes within the slip cordon.

  • February13202110:38 (IST)

    Play resumes after drinks break!

    Jack Leach to start out the proceedings for England after the drinks break within the first session on Day 1 of second Check.

  • February13202110:34 (IST)

    Drinks break!

    India have coped effectively after a shedding an early wicket of Shubman Gill. England bowlers have regarded potent particularly quick bowler Olly Stone. Nonetheless, since then each Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara have batted with nice conviction to see off the robust first hour’s play.

  • February13202110:31 (IST)

  • February13202110:29 (IST)

    Six! Rohit Sharma goes huge!

    Ben Stokes drops it shot and Rohit Sharma pulls it properly over the fence for the primary most of the match.

  • February13202110:22 (IST)


    Rohit Sharma welcomes Ben Stokes into the assault with an exquisite cowl drive. The ball was pitched up, Rohit leaned on to the entrance foot and drove it properly by means of covers with an immaculate piece of timing. 

  • February13202110:19 (IST)

    England lose DRS!

    Rohit Sharma goes for a sweep, there was no bat concerned and England have take a overview as Jack Leach regarded satisfied. The ball turned sharply and the replay confirmed the ball was taking place the leg facet and the impression was outdoors leg stump. Rohit survives and England lose one among their three critiques.

  • February13202110:15 (IST)

    Bowling Change!

    England skipper Joe Root has introduced spinner into the assault for the primary time within the match, with Jack Leach changing Stuart Broad.

  • February13202110:14 (IST)

    Pitch beginning to misbehave already!

    The pitch has began to misbehave already with ball stopping on the bat, this regardless of Olly Stone bowling with nice tempo. Rohit’s chipped shot within the earlier over was a results of that and Pujara additionally confronted an identical supply on this over by Stone.

  • February13202110:11 (IST)


    Olly Stone goes brief and extensive and Rohit Sharma slashes his bat exhausting and it travels previous level and runs away to the fence. 

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