The second Test is being played in Chennai between India and England. Today is the second day of the match. On the first day, India scored 300 runs for 6 wickets. Opener Rohit Sharma scored the highest innings of 161 runs while vice captain Ajinkya Rahane scored 67 runs from 149 balls. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant 33 and Akshar Patel, playing his first Test match, returned unbeaten after scoring 5 runs. Today, India will start playing ahead of this score. Pant and Akshar will be on the second day, the Indian team will want to score big.
Young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant completed his half-century off 65 balls. This is the sixth half-century of Pant’s test career. He hit 7 fours and 2 sixes during his half-century. Pant completed his half-century with a single off Moin Ali.
India’s poor start, losing 2 wickets in 3 balls
India did not have a good start on day two. Bhatar lost two wickets within 3 balls. Moin Ali stumps Akshar Patel by Ben Fox on the second ball of the 90th over on the second day. Characters were dismissed after scoring 5 runs. After this, Moin gave the eighth blow to India by catching Ishant Sharma at the hands of Rory Burns on the fourth ball. Ishant could not even open an account.
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Openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane shared a 162-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Earlier, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit added 85 runs for the second wicket. Team India finished the first day’s game with 300 for 6 wickets.
At the time of stumps, Rishabh Pant returned unbeaten on 33 from 56 balls with the help of 5 fours and a six. Akshar Patel is unbeaten after scoring 5 runs off 7 balls. There has been a 16-run partnership between the two batsmen.
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Leach and Moin Ali got two wickets each
Spinners Jack Leach and Moeen Ali took two wickets each while Oli Stone and Joe Root took one wicket each.