England vs India 2nd Test Day 2: Tourists lose four wickets in morning session as England script comeback

England
started
the
day’s
play
on
a
bright
note
as
centurion
Rahul
was
dismissed
by
pacer
Ollie
Robinson
on
the
very
second
ball
as
he
went
for
a
drive
but
found
the
fielder
at
cover.
Dominic
Sibley
took
the
catch
to
end
Rahul’s
knock
for
129.
Rahul
could
only
add
two
runs
to
his
overnight
total
of
127.

India
had
a
horrific
start
when
Ajinkya
Rahane
was
dismissed
by
James
Anderson
on
the
very
first
ball
he
faced
the
second
day.
Rahane,
who
had
scored
just
one
run
in
the
previous
evening,
paid
the
price
of
following
the
out-swinger
from
the
English
pace
legend.
Rahane
found
a
nick
on
the
first
ball
of
Anderson’s
over
and
England
captain
Joe
Root
took
a
fine
catch
at
first
slip.

Indians
thus
found
themselves
in
deep
trouble
early
at
the
start
of
the
day’s
play
and
that
also
brought
two
new
batsmen
into
the
middle.
Rishabh
Pant
and
Ravindra
Jadeja
then
revived
the
Indian
innings
and
forged
a
49-run
stand
for
the
sixth
wicket.
Pant
batted
in
his
trademark
fashion
as
he
kept
playing
his
unorthodox
style
of
cricket.

However,
Pant
was
dismissed
for
37
off
58
deliveries
after
getting
caught
behind
by
Jos
Buttler
while
edging
the
away
going
delivery
from
Mark
Wood.
Soon
after
Pant’s
dismissal,
England
spinner
Moeen
Ali
also
claimed
a
wicket
in
the
very
next
over
when
he
dismissed
Mohammed
Shami
for
a
duck.

Later,
Jadeja
along
with
Ishant
Sharma
ensured
the
Indians
didn’t
suffer
any
damage
further
and
they
took
their
team’s
total
to
346/7
at
lunch
break.



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