IND vs ENG Live Score: KL Rahul has been in good touch in this Test so far.© AFP
England came roaring back in the second session of Day 2 as India lost four wickets for 15 runs. Ollie Robinson struck just before Lunch to remove the well set Rohit Sharma, ending a defiant 97-run opening partnership. James Anderson then turned the game on its head as he dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in consecutive deliveries. Ajinkya Rahane’s stay at the crease was also short lived as he was run out following a mix-up with KL Rahul. Meanwhile, Rahul has soldiered on undeterred, bringing up his half-century. Rohit and KL Rahul had continued from where they left yesterday and played out the England bowlers for the first session of Day 2 before Rohit miscued a pull shot to backward square leg. KL Rahul, however, is still batting on 48 and looking good at the crease. India had started Day 2 at 21 for no loss with both openers batting on 9 each. Rahul and Rohit batted watchfully and rarely gave away any chances to the hosts and slowly picked up the scoring rate in the second half of the session. The first day was completely dominated by India as the pacers bundled England out for 183 runs. (LIVE SCORECARD)
1st Test, Day 2, Live Score, India (IND) vs England (ENG) From Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Play Stops Due To Bad Lights!
KL Rahul- 57*
Rishabh Pant- 5*
Play stopped due to bad lights.
England got three wickets in this session and are dominating the Indian batters.
Back To Back Fours!
Broad to Rahul, FOUR, nicely played back to back FOURS for India first Pant and now Rahul. The last time this pair played in England they just fall short of achieving something very big. They both got hundred while batting together in 2018.
Anderson Got Kohli Out After 12 Tests!
This was the first time in 12 Test matches that Anderson has dismissed Virat Kohli. Last time when he got him OUT that was in 2014. This dismissal was same like in 2014 if we talk about line and length and way of playing the shot.
WOWWWW! @jimmy9 gets Kohli first ball and Trent Bridge is absolutely rocking!
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 5, 2021
Ollie Robinson to KL Rahul, Rahane RUN OUT!! Poor communication between the two players and fourth wicket goes down for India.
Rahane run out (Bairstow) 5(5)
England are in dominating position now.
Robinson to Rahane 4 runs, to cover point. Not the boundary but all came by running. Batsmen running four runs is not very often nowadays.
India 111/3, trail by 72 runs
Fifty Up For KL Rahul!
Robinson to KL Rahul, Single and here’s fifty for Rahul on his comeback to the Test side. Much needed fifty for his Test career. A brilliant knock today, just like a senior batsman of the side. He was out of the Test squad for almost two years and now made a comeback with scoring a fifty. Still a long way to go for him in this match. The last time when he played in England that was back in 2018 he scored a brilliant century and in this match as well he’s going good.
Rahul is the key for India to get his team out the current situation. India have already lost Pujara and Kohli and now Rahul need a partnership with the vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.
James Anderson to Virat Kohli, OUT caught behind. Kohli out for DUCK.
Kohli c Buttler b Anderson 0(1)
India lost their third wicket. Two wickets in an over for England’s top class fast bowler.
Anderson to Pujara, edge and caught by wicket-keeper Jos Buttler. ANOTHER WICKET!!Pujara c Buttler b Anderson 4(16)
August05202118:21 (IST)Robinson to Pujara, APPEAL for LBW and umpire has given OUT!
India Review: Impact is in line but the ball is missing the stumps. LUCKY Pujara!
Review saved Pujara.
Anderson to Pujara, 1 run, 100 up for India.
Welcome To 2nd Session!
Welcome back to the second session of Day 2. India lost Rohit Sharma’s wicket on the last ball of the first session. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma gave a solid start to India with their 97 runs opening stand. Cheteshwar Pujara came to bat at No. 3 to join KL Rahul who is batting on 48*.
Archer Ruled Out For Rest Of The Year!
Big blow for England: Jofra Archer who was out of this series due to injury, has been ruled out for rest of the year with an elbow injury setback.
Big blow for England ahead of this year’s @T20WorldCup and the Ashes
Jofra Archer has been ruled out for the rest of the year with a recurrence of a stress fracture of his right elbow. pic.twitter.com/FPn99Q52oD
— ICC (@ICC) August 5, 2021
Rohit Out; Day 2 Lunch!
Robinson to Rohit, OUT pull shot and Caught by Sam Curran.
Rohit Sharma c Sam Curran b Ollie Robinson 36(107)
Day 2: Lunch
Indian openers have dominated the English pace attack in the first session but Rohit Sharma got out on the final ball of the session.
India- 97/1, trail by 86 runs
KL Rahul- 48*
Ollie Robinson- 1/19
Curran to Rahul, FOUR to long off. Rahul moves to 46.
Back To Back Boundaries!
Two back to back boundaries for India in Sam Curran’s over. First one was square driven by Rohit Sharma and this one was FOUR byes.
Openers At Best!
Broad to Rahul, FOUR to the third man. Rahul is continuing from where he left in 2018. The last time when he played a Test match in England back in 2018 he scored 149 runs while opening the innings.
Another Update- This is the highest opening partnership by India in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia) countries in the last 10 years. The last best was of 71 between Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma in Australia earlier this year.
Broad to Rahul, FOUR, outside edge and the ball goes to the boundary.
Broad to Rahul, ANOTHER FOUR! played it with a soft hand and punished a half volley. Indian openers are also accelerating the run rate now.
Curran to Rahul, FOUR !! Cover Drive! Another brilliant shot from KL Rahul.
Curran In Attack!
Another bowling change for England, left-arm pacer Sam Curran will continue from the other end.
Broad to Rohit, FOUR to third man. Rohit finds the gap and played it with soft hand.
Stuart Broad In Attack!
Stuart Broad comes into attack. England are in search of a wicket now.
Openers Doing The Job!
Indian openers are standing tall against England’s pace attack. Ollie Robinson and James Anderson bowled well since morning but failed to break the concentration of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. While India’s run-rate is still a matter of concern, it’s across 1.5 now and if a wicket goes down, the pressure will shift on the Indian team due to the slow run-rate.
Robinson to Rahul, FOUR cover drive. Excellent shot by KL Rahul, a perfect example to play this high class shot.
Robinson to Rohit, FOUR, straight drive bowler has no clue. Excellent timing from Rohit. Indian openers standing tall against English bowlers.
First Runs On Day 2!
Robinson to Rohit, FOUR, poor delivery and Rohit punished it to square leg. First runs for India on Day 2.
3 Back To Back Maiden Overs!
What a start it is from England! Most experienced James Anderson attacking from one end and Ollie Robinson who is just playing his second Test match doing the job from the other end. Three back to back maiden overs for England. Brilliant start.
Robinson In Attack!
Ollie Robinson comes into attack. Tricky decision by English captain Joe Root, no Stuart Broad, no Sam Curran but its Robinson who is just playing his second Test match and today he is opening the bowling along with James Anderson.
Maiden over by James Anderson, good swing bowling. KL Rahul was not looking in a good shape in the first over of the Day 2.
Indian Openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are on the crease to start the second day’s play. England’s most experienced bowler James Anderson is ready with the ball.
Hello And Welcome!
Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the first Test match between England and India that is being played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Day 1 was completely dominated by the Indian pacers as they bundled England out for 183 runs and later Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul gave a confident start. India were at 21/0 at the end of Day 1 and trailing by 162 runs. Rohit-Rahul pair will look to take the maximum advantage of the good start. While the start-studded English pace attack will look to take early wickets on Day 2 and dominate the Indian batting lineup.
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