England stalwart all-rounder Ben Stokes took the front with Joe Root on the second day and made a brilliant half-century, batting unmatched. The end of the day’s play was announced after Domnik Sibley was dismissed on the first day. When the game started on the second day, then the unbeaten batsman of the first day, who landed with Ben Root, landed Ben Stokes.
Not only did he support Joe Root, but he was seen scoring more runs than his captain. He completed the half century with the help of fours in 73 balls. During this time he has hit 6 fours and 2 sixes and is still supporting his captain on the field.
Earlier during the first day’s stumps, Root returned unbeaten after scoring 128 runs with the help of 14 fours and a six off 197 balls. Sibley scored 87 runs off 286 balls with 12 fours. There was a brilliant double century partnership of 200 runs for the third wicket between the two batsmen.
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After this, it was expected on the second day that the Indian bowlers would be able to stop the English players, but it does not seem to be happening. Joe Root has held one end and scored over 150 runs.