England captain Joe Root’s prolific run-scoring helped his crew go previous the 550-run mark within the first innings and put a mammoth whole on board at stumps in opposition to India On Day 2 of the Indian vs England 1st Test in Chennai. England added 100 runs after dropping 4 wickets within the final session. With this, by the top of the second day’s play, the guests scored 555 runs for 8 wickets.
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At the top of the day’s play, Jack Leach and Dom Sibley stay unbeaten on 6 and 28 runs respectively. Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shahbaz Nadeem and Ishant Sharma took two wickets every from India.
England noticed a 200-run partnership for the third wicket, 124-run partnership for the fourth wicket and a 86-run stable stand for the fifth wicket. England skipper Joe Root scored 218 runs within the first innings earlier than getting dismissed. Root’s double century has put England in full management of the Chennai Test.
England added 99 runs after dropping one wicket between lunch and Tea break. Root and Stokes shared a 124-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Stokes scored 82 runs with the assistance of 10 fours and three sixes however was unfortunate to overlook out on a well-deserved century. He misplaced his wicket in an try and play slog sweep off Shahbaz Nadeem.
The 23-year-old younger batsman Oli Pope arrived on the crease after Stokes was dismissed. He performed an innings of 34 runs and added 86 runs for the fifth wicket with captain Joe Root earlier than getting dismissed by Ashwin. After Pope’s dismissal, Root additionally didn’t final lengthy on the crease and was cleaned up by Shahbaz Nadeem.
For India, spinners R Ashwin and Nadeem picked wickets in fast succession to take away Ollie Pope (34) and Joe Root (218) within the final session. Inshant Sharma was lastly rewarded for his efforts as he bowled Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler off successive balls.