IND vs ENG, 1st Test Day 2 Highlights: Joe Root's Double Century Helps England Pile On The Runs
India vs England Test Live Cricket Score: Joe Root slammed a double hundred to pile more misery on the home side, on Day 2 of the first Test match in Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium.
A double hundred by Joe Root helped England continue their dominant display with the bat against India, on Day 2 of the ongoing first Test match, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The visitors were 555 for eight at stumps after 180 overs, with skipper Root slamming 218 runs from 377 balls in his 100th Test match. England began the day on a good note, with Ben Stokes and Root building a steady partnership. Stokes registered a half-century, scoring 82 off 118 deliveries. After the departure of Stokes, Ollie Pope (34) made a decent contribution and supported his captain. Meanwhile, Jos Buttler also played a fine knock, and added 30 runs to the scoreboard. Tailenders Dom Bess and Jack Leach were the two unbeaten batsmen at stumps and will be aiming to add some quickfire runs to their side's first innings total on Day 3. India's bowling department failed to really find their footing against the opposition batsmen, with Ravichandran Ashwin adding to his tally from Day 1. Ashwin took the crucial wicket of Pope, with Shahbaz Nadeem registering two dismissals. Veteran fast bowler Ishant Sharma also scalped two dismissals. India will be aiming to grab quick wickets on Day 3 and wipe out England's tailenders. (LIVE SCORECARD)
1st Test, Day 2 Highlights Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From MA Chidambaram Stadium
- 15:06 (IST)OUTTT! Joe Root lbw b Shahbaz Nadeem 218 (377)A flat deliver by Nadeem, from around the wicket. Root tries to play it around his front pad, but misses it. It hits his front pad below the knee-role in line with middle. Root reviews it. There is no inside-edge and the ball-tracker goes in India's favour.An excellent innings in his 100th Test match, by the England skipper.In comes, Dom Bess.
- 14:29 (IST)Sanjay Manjrekar disappointed with Shahbaz NadeemFormer India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar feels Shahbaz Nadeem needs to work on his performance. Despite Nadeem dismissing Ben Stokes, Manjrekar stated that he has conceded a lot of runs via the back-foot cut shot. Writing on Twitter, he tweeted, "Really disappointing to see how many times batsman have played the back foot cut shot against Nadeem. Hope it’s pointed out to him sooner than later."
Really disappointing to see how many times batsman have played the back foot cut shot against Nadeem. Hope it's pointed out to him sooner than later. #INDvsENG— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 6, 2021