India vs England 4th Test, Day 2 highlights: India reach 294/7 at stumps, lead England by 89 runs
India vs England 4th Test Live Cricket Score, Day 2: India reached 294/7 at stumps, lead England by 89 runs. Washington Sundar hammered his 3rd Test fifty as he kept up India's momentum after Rishabh Pant was dismissed for 101 by seamer James Anderson. India have lost seven wickets with Washington Sundar and Axar Patel at the crease. Get IND vs ENG, 4th Test, Day 2 Full Scorecard, and ball by ball updates.
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MAR 05, 2021 05:00 PM IST
Stumps on Day 2
India reach 294/7 (Pant 101, Anderson 3/40) at stumps on Day 2, lead England by 89 runs.
MAR 05, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Bess to Sundar - SAVED BY DRS!
DRS TO THE RESCUE! Dom Bess hits Washington Sundar on the pads, huge LBW appeal. But the batsman takes a review. Replays showed big inside edge.
MAR 05, 2021 04:53 PM IST
Another partnership building
Axar Patel and Washington Sundar are building another partnership and once again England are facing trouble in getting rid of lower-order batsmen. The partnership is now 32 runs already.
MAR 05, 2021 04:47 PM IST
· 3rd Test fifty
· 16th fifty by a #8 Indian batsman vs England at home
· 1st Indian #8 to score a fifty vs England at this venue.
· He is batting on 38*
MAR 05, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Fifty for Sundar!
Washington Sundar brings up his half century as he runs a double after skidding the ball towards deep backward square leg. Fantastic batting! IND 275/7
MAR 05, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Pant gone, but boundaries continue
FOUR! Axar Patel joins the party! Short delivery from Root, and he has pulled it for another boundary. Pant is gone, but boundaries are continuing in every over.
MAR 05, 2021 04:21 PM IST
James Anderson to Rishabh Pant - OUT!
GONE! James Anderson gets the wicket of Rishabh Pant as Joe Root takes an easy catch. Tried to slog a slow, short delivery from Anderson, but hit it straight to England captain. IND 259/7, Pant departs for 101
MAR 05, 2021 04:20 PM IST
Rishabh Pant’s century:
· 3rd ton in Tests.
· 2nd vs England.
· Last ton was against Australia in 2019 at Sydney. He scored 159* in that innings.
· This will be his first ton in India.
· He will be the 2nd wicketkeeper batsman after MS Dhoni (110 in 2009 vs Sri Lanka) to hit a century at this venue
MAR 05, 2021 04:17 PM IST
100 for Pant!
Rishabh Pant brings up his third Test ton with a massive six! There were doubts whether he would go for it or not, but he did!
MAR 05, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Hundred partnership between Pant and Sundar:
· First 100-run stand for the 7th wicket for India vs England at this venue
· 3rd 100-run stand for the 7th wicket.
o Harbhajan Singh and VVS Laxman – 163 vs New Zealand in 2010
o VVS Laxman and Irfan Pathan – 125 vs Sri Lanka in 2005
· 21st 100-run stand for India at home for the 7th wicket. Last was against Australia at Ranchi. A 199 run stand between Pujara and Saha in 2017.
· The partnership is on 86* runs
MAR 05, 2021 04:10 PM IST
India vs England 4th Test: Pant into 90s
FOUR! Rishabh Pant hits a reverse scoop for a boundary off James Anderson to move himself into the nervous 90s.
MAR 05, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Ben Stokes battered with boundaries!
Three boundaries in Ben Stokes' over - one coming from Pant's bat, the other two coming from Sundar's willow.
MAR 05, 2021 04:01 PM IST
Anderson to Pant -- FOUR AGAIN!
Next ball, same result! Pant has slog sweeped it to sweeper cover for another boundary. This is fantastic batting from the left-hander and he is moving towards his 100.
MAR 05, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Anderson to Pant - FOUR!
FOUR! The first ball of the 2nd new ball and Rishabh Pant has hit it straight past the bowler for a boundary. IND 227/6
MAR 05, 2021 03:50 PM IST
Pant survives LBW appeal
Huge LBW appeal. Umpire is not interested. England take a review -it goes to Umpire's call. Review retained, but Pant stays.
MAR 05, 2021 03:43 PM IST
INDIA TAKE LEAD IN FIRST INNINGS
India's Rishabh Pant has done it again! At one moment, it seemed impossible, but now Rishabh Pant has worked his magic and helped India in taking the lead. The real game starts now.
MAR 05, 2021 03:40 PM IST
India cross 200-run mark
FOUR! Rishabh Pant hammers a boundary to help India cross the 200-run mark. This is fantastic batting from the left-hander.
MAR 05, 2021 03:29 PM IST
Washington Sundar and Rishabh Pant have stitched a 50-run partnership, first fifty run stand in the innings.
MAR 05, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Rishabh Pant 1st innings scores in home Tests:
92 vs WI
92 vs WI
91 vs Eng
1 vs Eng
50*vs Eng (today)
MAR 05, 2021 03:10 PM IST
Rishabh Pant 50
FIFTY! Rishabh Pant brings up his half century in the match on Day 2. This is his 7th half century. Can he convert it to hundred this time around?
MAR 05, 2021 03:08 PM IST
Pant reaches 49
Rishabh Pant has reached 49 - he is approaching his half century quick and fast. Fantastic batting this from the youngster once again, saving his team.
MAR 05, 2021 03:02 PM IST
Pant wanted a two but Sundar sent him back. It was a good call. But Pant seems to be struggling since being hit with the ball.
MAR 05, 2021 02:52 PM IST
Physio is out
Pant dived to save his wicked but the throw hit directly on his shoulders. He is getting attention from the Indian physio.
MAR 05, 2021 02:49 PM IST
Sundar and Pant scoring runs
Pant and Sundar have scored 13 runs in the first three overs of play after tea. It has brought down the lead to 39 runs.
MAR 05, 2021 02:43 PM IST
England go with off-spinners after tea
Joe Root and Dom Bess are starting the proceedings for England in the third session. Root did not give away many runs but Bess starts off with a full toss.
MAR 05, 2021 02:38 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Cricket Score: Play about to begin
The batsmen are out and the last session of Day 2 is about to begin.
MAR 05, 2021 02:19 PM IST
India reached the score of 153/6 when tea was called. Pant survived a close call in the last over before the break.
MAR 05, 2021 02:13 PM IST
Umpire's call has saved Rishabh Pant. Ball struck his pads on the back foot but umpire gave it not out. England took the DRS but it was clipping the bails and the decision went in favour of the batsman.
MAR 05, 2021 01:58 PM IST
Ashwin tried to run it down to square leg for a single but edged it and it went straight into the hands of Pope. India 146/6
MAR 05, 2021 01:53 PM IST
There was a direct hit but a dive saved Rishabh Pant.
MAR 05, 2021 01:44 PM IST
Pant and Ashwin's partnership
If Pant and Ashwin can strike a partnership for India, it would be really helpful for the hosts to reduce England's lead.
MAR 05, 2021 01:33 PM IST
WICKET or not?
Umpire has deemed that the ball has struck the bat of Ashwin before being taken by Ben Foakes. Ashwin straight away took DRS and the decision has been corrected.
MAR 05, 2021 01:25 PM IST
A rising delivery from Stokes has struck the gloves of Ashwin. And too the bowling hand. Physio is out and Ashwin will continue on.
MAR 05, 2021 01:23 PM IST
Stokes to Ashwin: FOUR!
Stokes bowled a juicy full toss and Ashwin easily hit a four.
MAR 05, 2021 01:17 PM IST
Ashwin off the mark
R Ashwin is off the mark straight away as he picks up two runs off Root.
MAR 05, 2021 01:11 PM IST
Stokes to Rohit: LBW!
The ball swinged in after pitching and struck Rohit's pads. Stokes' appealed and umpire gave out. Rohit took the DRS but it went to umpire's call. Rohit out after scoring 49 runs. India 212/5
MAR 05, 2021 01:03 PM IST
Root to Pant: SIX!
Joe Root bowled full and Pant dispatched it for a six. Doesn't want to let the part-timer settle in.
MAR 05, 2021 01:02 PM IST
Crawley saves 2
Pant reverse-swept Joe Root and it was headed towards the boundary but a good effort from Crawley saved two runs.
MAR 05, 2021 12:55 PM IST
What a spell by Jimmy Anderson
Anderson has bowled 16 overs in India's innings and has 11 maidens in it. He has also picked up 2 wickets. Impressive from the legend.
MAR 05, 2021 12:53 PM IST
Can Pant stick around?
If Pant can stick around with Rohit for the next 10-15 overs, India would get into a comfortable position.
MAR 05, 2021 12:42 PM IST
100 up for India
Rohit Sharma hit a four to complete 100 runs for India. Bess is turning out to be expensive so far.
MAR 05, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Two runs off Bess over
Two off the Bess over. Two singles taken by Rohit and Rishabh respectively.
MAR 05, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Bess to Rohit: FOUR!
Rohit Sharma has dispatched a loose delivery from Dom Bess for a boundary.
MAR 05, 2021 12:16 PM IST
Bess' delivery missed everyone as the ball travelled to the boundary ropes for four byes. Easy runs for India.
MAR 05, 2021 12:12 PM IST
Play is about to begin
In a matter of minutes, play will resume as batsmen are out on the crease.
MAR 05, 2021 11:34 AM IST
Lunch on Day 2
India have reached the score of 80/4 at lunch. Rahane and Rohit managed to stabilise the Indian innings after the fall of Kohli and Pujara's wickets. But Rahane fell to Anderson right before lunch. They trail England by 125 runs.
MAR 05, 2021 11:23 AM IST
India vs England 4th Test: Rahane taking his chances
Rahane has come into bat with positive intent. He has scored 20 runs in 33 balls and is sprinting to complete two runs.
MAR 05, 2021 11:18 AM IST
Root bring in Bess
Joe Root has brought in his second spin bowler, Dom Bess into the attack. He has been greeted with a four by Rohit.
MAR 05, 2021 11:07 AM IST
What a shot
Rahane has driven Stokes for a boundary. Stokes bowled it dull and Rahane was quick to seize on the opportunity as he hit a wonderful cover drive.
MAR 05, 2021 11:00 AM IST
Ball hits Rohit's helmet
Stokes bowled a bouncer and Rohit tried to pull. But he missed it and the ball slammed into his helmet. Luckily, no damage.
MAR 05, 2021 10:53 AM IST
Leach to Rohit: FOUR!
Rohit stepped down the wicket and hit a boundary over cover.
MAR 05, 2021 10:50 AM IST
Onus on Rohit
The onus has again fallen on Rohit to deliver for India. Three batsmen are back in the pavilion and India will hope Rohit and Rahane can strike a partnership for India.
MAR 05, 2021 10:39 AM IST
India vs England Live Score: Kohli out for a duck
Virat Kohli has failed to open his account as Ben Stokes has got the better of him. India 41/3
MAR 05, 2021 10:26 AM IST
Pujara again danced down wicket but this time ball did not hit his bat first. Umpire gave out but Pujara took the DRS. However, India waste another review. Leach has dismissed Pujara for the fourth time in this series. India 40/
MAR 05, 2021 10:23 AM IST
Leach wants a review
Pujara charged down the wicket but the ball struck his bat and pad at the same moment. Leach wanted to take a review but Stokes said he is not confident about it. England go against taking DRS and they were right.
MAR 05, 2021 10:18 AM IST
Leach got an edge of Pujara's bat but it clipped only the gloves of Foakes and then fell short of Stokes at slips.
MAR 05, 2021 10:14 AM IST
Leach into the attack
Jack Leach has been brought into the attack by Joe Root. He has troubled Rohit in the series, so it remains to be seen how the Indian batsmen navigates his innings.
MAR 05, 2021 10:01 AM IST
India vs England: Anderson bowling well
Anderson has bowled wonderfully and India batsmen are not taking their chances against him. He has given way only 3 runs in his 9 overs and has got the only wicket of the innings.
MAR 05, 2021 09:55 AM IST
Stokes to Rohit: FOUR!
Stokes bowled a 'loopy' full-toss and Rohit dispatched it for a four.
MAR 05, 2021 09:51 AM IST
If India are able to put up a big score in their first innings, their chances of making it to the World Test Championship final will be greatly enhanced. It would almost guarantee their place in the final against New Zealand as England batsmen haven't looked comfortable on this pitch.
MAR 05, 2021 09:46 AM IST
Both Rohit and Pujara are playing cautiously on his Ahmedabad track. Rohit is batting on 11 off 44 balls while Pujara is on 15 off 46 balls.
MAR 05, 2021 09:38 AM IST
IND vs ENG: Stokes is the second seamer
Stokes hasn't bowled much in the series but he is bowling with the new ball as England decided to play only one seamer in James Anderson for the first Test.
MAR 05, 2021 09:34 AM IST
The ball came back in sharply as Rohit tried to leave it. It struck his pads but the ball was luckily going over.
MAR 05, 2021 09:29 AM IST
Pay about to begin
The fielders and batsmen are out on the field. Play on Day 2 is about to begin.
MAR 05, 2021 09:25 AM IST
Gavaskar's huge praise for Kohli's Team India
"Look at the results that they are producing consistently and regularly they are winning matches. So, I think when you look at the history of Indian cricket after a couple of years, this team will be called the best of them all," Gavaskar opined.
MAR 05, 2021 09:16 AM IST
Leach vs Rohit
Leach has troubled Rohit Sharma in the Test series. England would be hoping that he can again produce the goods in the fourth Test.
MAR 05, 2021 09:05 AM IST
The pitch on day one did not behave like the third Test. It came on nicely, yes it was spinning but it looks like a good pitch to bat. Ajit Agarkar says fast bowlers could have a say on day two. But England have only played one seamer. So can India make most of it?
MAR 05, 2021 08:40 AM IST
Vaughan praises India
“India today with the ball showed why they are so good in these conditions ... Pitch did very little for 60 overs and they completely out skilled & out thought England ... !! High class ... England with the Bat were very very average,” tweeted Vaughan.
MAR 05, 2021 08:29 AM IST
India would target a big total
India still trail England by 181 runs and they have nine wickets in hand. They would need one of their batsmen to stick around and score big. A big score in their first innings could be a death knell for the England cricket team.
MAR 05, 2021 08:17 AM IST
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 - LIVE!
Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 2 of the 4th Test between India and England. The stage is set for the hosts to score big in their first innings. England have played only one seamer and 2 spinners, so there is a chance of Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Puajara to make use of the conditions. Plenty of action in store!
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