1st Test Day 2 Eng v Ind: Anderson dents India on truncated day
India ended a truncated second day's play in the first Test of the five-Test series for the Pataudi Trophy in a precarious position. India finished the rain-hit Thursday action on 125 for four after having resumed at an overnight 21 for no loss.
The openers Rohit Sharma (36) and Lokesh Rahul (57 batting) added 97 for the opening wicket. Then Sharma played a reckless pull shot which ended his innings just on the stroke of lunch.
Post lunch India experienced a wobble as the likes Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Virat Kohli fell off successive deliveries. Kohli in fact fell for a golden duck. Then vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane fell shortly thereafter to a silly run-out.
India went from being 97 for no loss to 112 for four losing four wickets for just 15 runs.
Then Rishabh Pant joined Rahul at the crease. Rahul was lucky when he was dropped off the bowling of James Anderson in the first slip.
Anderson was the best English bowler with figures of two for 16. There were only three deliveries possible post tea when bad light and then rain halted play repeatedly. The umpires called off the player around 5 pm UK time deeming the venue unfit to resume further play.
Action will now resume on Friday the third day of the Test.
One ball bowled after tea and the rain has returned! ??— ICC (@ICC) August 5, 2021
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England 1st Innings: 183 (65.4)
India 1st Innings: 125-4 (46.4)
Fall of wickets: 1-97 (Rohit Sharma-37.3 ov), 2-104 (Cheteshwar Pujara-40.2 ov), 3-104 (Virat Kohli-40.3 ov), 4-112 (Ajinkya Rahane-43.2 ov)
End of Day 2: India trail by 58 runs
England: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Dan Lawrence, Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj
Toss: England, elected to bat
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Start time: 1100 hrs (UK Time)
Match officials: Michae Gough, Richard Kettleborough (On-field umpires); Richard Illingworth (TV Umpire); David Milns (Reserve Umpire); Chris Broad (Match-referee)