Team India’s young wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored a half-century on the second day of the second Test match of the series against England. Pant scored 58 runs and returned the unbeaten pavilion on Sunday for the second day. India scored 329 runs in their first innings.
The second Test match of the series is being played between India and England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. On the second day, Rishabh Pant made his innings lead by 33 and Akshar Patel by 5 runs. Patel however could not increase his personal score and returned to the pavilion in the second over of the day. In the same over, Moin Ali also sent Ishant Sharma (0) to the pavilion.
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Rishabh Pant remained frozen at the other end and kept increasing India’s score. However, no one could last long at the crease to support them and only 29 runs were added to the team’s score. Pant completed his half-century off 65 balls with 7 fours and two sixes.
Sixth half-century of Test career
Pant scored the sixth half-century of his Test career. This is his fourth test fifty on Indian soil. Pant returned unbeaten after scoring 58 runs. He hit 7 fours and 3 sixes in his innings of 77 balls.
Fifties in fourth consecutive test
Pant has been in excellent form since the Australian tour. He also scored 97 runs in the second innings of the Sydney Test. After this, he scored an unbeaten 89 in the second innings of the fourth Test played at Brisbane’s Gabba and gave India a historic win. Now he also continued his brilliant game against England and scored 91 runs in the first innings of the first Test in Chennai itself. Pant has scored a half-century in the fourth Test in a row.
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India scored 329 runs in the first innings
The Indian team scored 329 runs in the first innings of the second Test match of the series against England. On the second day, India’s last four batsmen could score only 29 runs. In the second over of the day (90th of the innings), spinner Moin Ali got Akshar Patel stumps. Ishant Sharma (0) also returned to the pavilion without opening the account in the same over. Kuldeep Yadav faced 15 balls but could not open the account, which was caught by Fox by Ollie Stone. Pacer Mohammed Siraj hit a four off his first ball but Stone caught him on the next ball by Fox.