IND vs ENG, 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: KL Rahul, James Anderson Shine On Rain-Hit Day
India vs England Highlights: England came roaring back into the game as India lost four quick wickets.
On a day shortened majorly due to rain, two players clearly stood out. KL Rahul, playing due to injuries to Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal, marked his Test comeback with a fine half-century and finished the day unbeaten on 57, having added 48 runs to his overnight score of 9. James Anderson was the other big star of the day, bowling a brilliant spell in the second session that saw him dismiss two of the biggest stalwarts of India's middle-order -- Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli -- in successive deliveries. With Kohli's wicket, Anderson drew level with Anil Kumble as the third-highest wicket-taker in Tests. Both iconic bowlers have 619 wickets, but he is likely to surpass the former India legspinner. Earlier, Ollie Robinson had given England the first breakthrough when he dismissed Rohit Sharma on the stroke of Lunch. After Anderson's double-whammy, Ajinkya Rahane was also soon to fall as he was run-out after a mix-up, as India collapsed from 97 for no loss to 112/4. Rishabh Pant joined Rahul at the crease and the two moved the scoreboard on to 125/4 before bad light stopped play. It then began to rain, and only three more deliveries were bowled before it was decied to abandon play. On Friday, KL Rahul and Pant will look to reduce the trail of 58 runs and put India in a good position. (SCORECARD)
1st Test, Day 2, Highlights, India (IND) vs England (ENG) From Trent Bridge, Nottingham
- 22:33 (IST)Balanced Day!The second day of the first Test match has been called off after rain halted almost three hours of the play. Indian openers have dominated the English bowlers in the first session but later in the second session, India lost three wickets in quick succession. Indian captain Virat Kohli got out on a golden duck by James Anderson. KL Rahul got a fifty on his Test comeback but he needs support from the other end to get the scoreboard going in favour of India. Ollie Robinson has also impressed with his line and length and he got the first wicket of Rohit Sharma who was going well at a time.That's all from the first Test Day 2 blog. A lot of action is waiting on the remaining three days, do join us tomorrow.India 125/4KL Rahul- 57*Rishabh Pant- 7*James Anderson- 2/15
- 22:20 (IST)Stumps On Day 2!Day 2: StumpsIndia 125/4, trail by 58 runsKL Rahul- 57*Rishabh Pant- 7*James Anderson- 2/15
- 20:47 (IST)AGAIN: Rain Stops Play!Just a single ball and yet again the play has been stopped due to Rain.
UPDATE - Rain stops play!#ENGvIND— BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 2021
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- 19:02 (IST)Play Stops Due To Bad Lights!India 125/4, trail by 58 runsKL Rahul- 57*Rishabh Pant- 7*Anderson 2/15Play stopped due to bad lights.England got three wickets in this session and are dominating the Indian batters.
- 18:47 (IST)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.
- 18:45 (IST)RUN OUT!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.India 112/4
- 18:33 (IST)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.India- 106/3
- 18:09 (IST)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*.
- 17:50 (IST)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— ICC (@ICC) August 5, 2021
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
- 17:33 (IST)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: LunchIndian 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 runsKL Rahul- 48*Ollie Robinson- 1/19
- 17:11 (IST)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.India 78/0
- 16:39 (IST)Fifty Up!Broad to Rahul, FOUR to third man. Rahul wanted to drive it to covers but ball gone to the third man. Fifty up for India.India 50/0
- 16:24 (IST)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.India 39/0