India vs England 2nd Test Day 4: Tourists in deep trouble as Rahul, Rohit, Virat fall cheaply in morning session

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At
lunch
break
on
the
penultimate
day
of
the
match,
India
were
55
for
the
loss
of
three
wickets
and
lead
England
by
29
runs
after
overhauling
their
slender
26-run
lead.

Openers
KL
Rahul
and
Rohit
Sharma
opened
the
innings
for
India
on
day
four
after
England
were
bowled
out
for
391
in
their
first
essay
at
the
close
of
play.
The
duo
started
batting
cautiously
and
weathered
the
initial
storm
but
Rahul
became
the
first
Indian
wicket
to
perish
as
he
nicked
one
bowled
by
Mark
Wood.

Rahul

who
scored
a
classy
century
in
the
first
innings
at
Lord’s

had
scored
five
before
he
edged
that
one
from
Wood
and
was
caught
behind
by
Jos
Buttler.

Rohit
Sharma
was
then
joined
by
underfire
batsman
Cheteshwar
Pujara.
Rohit

who
scored
a
brilliant
83
in
the
first
innings

threw
his
wicket
away
and
added
the
pressure
on
his
team.
Rohit
who
was
looking
comfortable
into
the
middle
was
dismissed
by
Wood
while
trying
to
hook
the
right-arm
quick
after
having
already
dispatched
the
bowler
for
a
maximum
in
that
over.

Having
figured
out
Rohit’s
weakness
for
pulling
the
short-pitched
ball
towards
mid-wicket,
Wood
put
the
fielder
in
that
area
and
the
batsman
ended
up
hitting
right
into
the
hands
of
Moeen
Ali
in
the
deep.
Rohit
scored
21
before
getting
caught.

Later,
India
suffered
their
biggest
setback
of
the
day
when
their
batting
mainstay
and
captain
Virat
Kohli
was
dismissed
for
20
off
Sam
Curran.
Curran
bowled
a
couple
of
inswingers
before
bowling
that
away
going
delivery
and
ended
up
nicking
it
at
the
seventh
stump
and
an
alert
Jos
Buttler
pouched
it
comfortably.

India’s
scorecard
read
55
when
Kohli
was
dismissed
in
the
24th
over
and
the
tourists
were
left
reeling
under
pressure
at
the
stroke
of
lunch.
Ajinkya
Rahane
(1*)
and
Pujara
(3*)
were
present
in
the
middle
when
the
umpire
signalled
lunch
break.
Pujara

who
took
35
deliveries
to
get
off
the
mark

didn’t
look
in
control
in
his
stay
at
the
crease
before
lunch
as
the
Rajkot
batsman
was
lucky
to
have
remained
unbeaten.

Wood
was
the
pick
of
the
bowlers
for
England
as
he
returned
with
two
crucial
wickets
in
the
first
session
and
his
morale
would
be
high.

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