The day 2 of the first Test match between England and India at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham promises pure excitement as the first day saw a topsy-turvy ride for both the teams.
England finished the first day at 285/9, but it will be a huge disappointment for Joe Root and co. as at one point they were cruising with 216/3 on board and India were looking hopeless and out for the count.
Joe Root (80 from 156) put a strong 104-run partnership for the fourth wicket alongside ever-dependable Jonny Bairstow (70 from 88).
But Joe Root’s run out triggered a mini collapse and that is why Test cricket is so fascinating because all through the day the fortunes swung like a pendulum and both sides were never out of it for any moment.
Day 2 Live Updates of England vs India:
# England losses its first wicket; Cook bowled by Ashwin; 9/1
# Jennings-Cook partnership begins England's 2nd innings
# India all out at 274 in their first innings on day 2; England takes a lead of 13 runs
# Out! Kohli caught out by Adil Rashid; India 274-All Out
# After 65 overs IND 225-9
# Kohli brings up first century in England
# Right handed batsman Umesh Yadav comes to the crease
# OUT! Ishant LBW by Adil Rashid
# After 58 overs, India 203/8 with Ishant 3 (9) and Kohli 85 (141)
# After 55 overs, IND 182/8 with Kohli (68) and Ishant Sharma (0) at crease
# After 34 overs, IND 112/5 with Kohli (23) and Pandya (10) out in the middle
# Sam Curran scalps Shikhar Dhawan at 26, IND 59/3 after 16 overs.
# 13.6 Overs: OUT! Sam Curran is on fire! KL Rahul plays a lose shot, the ball moves a bit and catches the inside edge of Rahul's willow. Huge blow! Rahul b Sam Curran 4(2) India 54/1
# 13.4 Overs: OUT! Sam Curran strikes! Successful review from Joe Root and England as the replay shows three dots for the LBW appeal. Good Review. Vijay lbw b Sam Curran 20(45) India 50/1
# After 9 overs, India are 40/0 with Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay at the crease.
# England are bundled out for 287 runs with Ashwin and Shami being the pick of the bowlers for India.
BCCI (@BCCI) August 2, 2018