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India vs England highlights 1st Test Day 2: England reach 555/8 at stumps in Chennai

India vs England highlights, 1st Test, Day 2: Jack Leach and Dom Bess put on late resistance to take England to 555/8 at stumps. It will be interesting to see if England will be declaring at the start of Day 3 or will they be going after 600. Follow updates of IND vs ENG.
India vs England highlights, 1st Test, Day 2 (BCCI/Twitter)
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Feb 6, 2021 4:43 PM IST

End of day's play

Great late resistance from Dom Bess and Jack Leach on Day 2. Tough day for India this one. England reach 555/8 at stumps on Day 2.

Will England be declaring at the start of Day 3, or will they be going after 600? Find out tomorrow!

Feb 6, 2021 4:40 PM IST

Final over of the day

Bess, Leach leading England's late resistance. Brings up 550 for the visitors. Final over of the day is next. Bumrah will bowl this one.

Feb 6, 2021 4:33 PM IST

Jasprit Bumrah into the attack

Here comes Jasprit Bumrah into the attack. He had picked a wicket on the final ball of the day yesterday. Can he pick two here?

Feb 6, 2021 4:29 PM IST

Ishant Sharma to Dom Bess - FOUR!

FOUR! Ishant Sharma misses his line and Bess punishes him with a flick for a boundary. England 541/8

Feb 6, 2021 4:23 PM IST


Rohit Sharma has dropped an absolute sitter - it was straight into his hands - and it just slipped out. Washington Sundar missed out on getting his maiden home Test wicket. ENG 537/8

Feb 6, 2021 4:11 PM IST

England might not be declaring today

It seems that England might not be looking to declare today - unless it would be the perfect time to do so with 8 overs left in the day.

Feb 6, 2021 3:56 PM IST

Ishant Sharma strikes again!

GONE! Ishant Sharma cleans up Jofra Archer for a golden duck. Ishant on a hat-trick.

Feb 6, 2021 3:54 PM IST

Ishant Sharma strikes!

GONE! Ishant Sharma strikes and gets his first wicket in the match. He cleans up Jos Buttler. England 525/7

Feb 6, 2021 3:48 PM IST

Dom Bess unleashes

FOUR! FOUR! Dom Bess hammers Shahbaz Nadeem for two consecutive boundaries. The message from the dressing room is clear. Score as many as you can because England may be declaring soon enough. Likely India will be getting a few overs to face before stumps today.

Feb 6, 2021 3:44 PM IST

Sundar to Buttler - FOUR!

FOUR! Jos Buttler is dealing in boundaries as he is quickly trying to score runs as he knows sooner rather than later, declaration will be coming.

Feb 6, 2021 3:34 PM IST

Massive appeal!

Rishabh Pant went straight up, Washington Sundar went straight up for a caught behind. They cannot believe it was not given out - India have no reviews left. That looked out.

500 up for England, by the way.

Feb 6, 2021 3:23 PM IST

Buttler on fire!

Jos Buttler ups the ante. FOUR! FOUR! He goes after R Ashwin as he smashes two boundaries. England reach 493/6

Feb 6, 2021 3:15 PM IST

England crawling to 500

England are crawling towards 500 and at this point, it seems upon reaching that mark will Joe Root be thinking about declaring the innings.

Feb 6, 2021 3:02 PM IST

Shahbaz Nadeem to Joe Root - LBW!

Shahbaz Nadeem traps Joe Root on the pads. Huge appeal, the umpire gives it OUT. Root goes for DRS immediately. Is there bat involved? Nope. Three reds. OUT!

Feb 6, 2021 2:54 PM IST

Ashwin to Pope - OUT!

R Ashwin strikes! Ollie Pope has been trapped LBW here - will he review? Nope, he decides against it and walks back. It looked close. Expecting the ball to turn, played down the wrong line. That is out. ENG 473/5.

Feb 6, 2021 2:48 PM IST

In the air...

Where is Rishabh Pant going!?? Ashwin bowls a full toss - and Pope hits it in the air, gets a leading edge. Pant was going ahead - but the ball was going in the other direction! Hilarious!

Feb 6, 2021 2:40 PM IST

Ashwin into the attack

R Ashwin comes into the attack as India look to maybe get a wicket or two here before England eventually declares. One can feel if Root gets out here, then the declaration may come sooner rather than later.

Feb 6, 2021 2:29 PM IST

Back after Tea

Joe Root and Ollie Pope comes back to the middle. Now the final session of Day 2, the chess begins. Are England going to declare, are they going to bat on? Expect some unexpected things now.

Feb 6, 2021 2:11 PM IST

Tea on Day 2

Joe Root and Ollie Pope have taken England to 454/4 at Tea.

Feb 6, 2021 2:07 PM IST

450 up for England

Joe Root and Ollie Pope have taken England past the 250-run mark. 27 overs have been bowled in this session and England have score 97 runs with a loss of just one wicket of Ben Stokes. Good batting show from the visitors.

Feb 6, 2021 1:58 PM IST

More stats on Joe Root

· Joint 2nd most double-centuries by an English player in Tests along with Alastair Cook (5) and behind Wally Hammond (7).

· 1st English captain to score 3 double-centuries in Tests.

o No other English captain has scored more than 1 double century in Tests.

· 13th English batsman to score a double-century against India in Tests.

Feb 6, 2021 1:57 PM IST

Stats attack

200 for Joe Root

· 1st player to score a double-century on 100th Test.

· 2nd English captain with a double-century against India in Tests after Graham Gooch’s 333 at Lord’s in 1990.

· 5th double-century for Joe Root in Tests.

Feb 6, 2021 1:57 PM IST

Joe Root - 200!

SIX! Joe Root crosses the 200-run mark with a cracker of a shot for the maximum. This is Root's 5th double hundred in Tests, 3rd as captain.

Feb 6, 2021 1:50 PM IST

Stats attack

Joe Root (191*) - highest individual score for an England captain in India. In all Ind-Eng Tests, only English captain to score more is Graham Gooch (333 at Lord's, 1990)

Source: Cricbuzz

Feb 6, 2021 1:43 PM IST

India lost third review!

India lost their third review after Virat Kohli opts for a review for a caught behind appeal. Kohli was not sure, but was convinced by the team. Bit of a desperation call. ENG 421/4

Feb 6, 2021 1:38 PM IST


There was a mix-up between the wickets between Ollie Pope and Joe Root, but luckily, no harm done. PHEW! There have been a few nervy moments between these two in last five overs.

Feb 6, 2021 1:31 PM IST

Spin from both ends

Ashwin and Sundar bowling in tandem now. The 21-year-old successfully bowls his first maiden over of the innings. Meanwhile, Ashwin has overstepped here, taking India's no-ball count to 14. Doesn't matter to Root though, who smacks the off-spinner for back-to-back boundaries.

Feb 6, 2021 1:29 PM IST

Sunil Gavaskar not happy after India drop Stokes twice

“Just like they practice the pull shot, the cut shot in the nets, I think the fielding coach must also try and give them these caught and bowled situations as if the bowler has bowled and then he looks up and the catch comes. It is an important aspect. India have been missing a fair few caught and bowled opportunities. I don’t know how they will be able to practice that but they need to do that,” Gavaskar said on the post-lunch show on Star Sports.

Feb 6, 2021 1:10 PM IST

400 up for England

Nadeem oversteps. Almost has Pope drawing into a false shot next ball. Goes for a flashy drive and nearly plays on. None the less, England bring up their 400. This has been a remarkable batting performance from them and by the look of it, a big total seems likely.

Feb 6, 2021 12:58 PM IST

Joe Root closing to 200

Joe Root is batting at 171 - he is inching closer to 200 here - and if he reaches the mark - it would cement him in the conversation of top Test batsman again, probably.

Feb 6, 2021 12:47 PM IST

Nadeem strikes!

GONE! Shahbaz Nadeem strikes as he bowls on the leg stumps, Ben Stokes goes high, did not middle it. Pujara takes a catch in the deep. Finally a breakthrough. ENG 387/4, Stokes gone for 82.

Feb 6, 2021 12:42 PM IST

Stats attack

Century partnership for 4th wicket between Root and Stokes

· 5th century stand between Root and Stokes in Tests.

· 9th pair to have a century stand for 4th wicket at Chennai.

Feb 6, 2021 12:36 PM IST

Bumrah to Stokes - FOUR!

Pitch perfect yorker from Bumrah - but Stokes expected it and just used the pace of the ball to hit it for a boundary. Predictable.

Feb 6, 2021 12:31 PM IST

Nadeem to Stokes - 100!

HUNDRED! Ben Stokes hammers a six off Shahbaz Nadeem and that is the perfect shot to show intentions. He has crossed 70, and could well be on his way to a glorious ton.

Feb 6, 2021 12:25 PM IST

Stat attack

Only the second time in 35 home Tests by India since Jan 2013, 100+ partnerships have been registered for successive stands. The previous one was by SA in Vizag in 2019/20 (115 for 5th wkt & 164 for 6th wkt).

Source: Cricbuzz

Feb 6, 2021 12:20 PM IST

Shahbaz Nadeem on the other end

Shahbaz Nadeem has joined Ishant Sharma on the other end. India looking to target Ben Stokes' wicket here and go from there.

Feb 6, 2021 12:10 PM IST

Back after Lunch

The first session completely belonged to England but India would hope to bounce back in the 2nd session. But things would not be that easy, as Stokes and Root are in tremendous form.

Feb 6, 2021 11:29 AM IST

Lunch on Day 2

Joe Root and Ben Stokes take England's total to 355/3 at Lunch on Day 2. This has been England's session through and through. England could well and truly reach 600 by the close of Day 2. And then the real drama would begin.

Feb 6, 2021 11:18 AM IST

Lunch in 10 minutes

The first session ends in about 10 minutes - and if this continues - then it would be well and truly England's session. Fantastic start to the day.

Feb 6, 2021 11:10 AM IST

Stats attack

Fifty for Ben Stokes

· 23rd Test half-century for Stokes.

· 12th Test half-century outside England.

· 6th Test half-century in Asia.

· 3rd Test half-century against India.

· 2nd Test half-century in India.

· 1st fifty for Stokes after 3 intervening innings.

o His last Test fifty was of 78 runs vs WI at Manchester in 2020.

· 1st fifty for Stokes against India after 4 intervening innings.

o His last Test fifty against India was of 62 at Nottingham in 2018.

· 1st fifty for Stokes in India after 7 intervening innings.

o His last Test fifty in India was of 70 at Vizag in 2016.

ENG: 336/3

Feb 6, 2021 11:09 AM IST


FIFTY! Ben Stokes brings up his 23rd half century on Day 2 in Chennai. Fantastic batting this one from England's key players.

Feb 6, 2021 11:03 AM IST

Stats attack

150+ scores in consecutive Tests

4 Kumar Sangakkara (2007)

3 Wally Hammond (1928-29)

3 Don Bradman (1937)

3 Zaheer Abbas (1982-93)

3 Mudassar Nazar (1983)

3 Tom Latham (2018-19)

3 JOE ROOT (2021) *

Feb 6, 2021 11:01 AM IST

Joe Root - 150

Joe Root brings up his 150!

Feb 6, 2021 10:53 AM IST

DRS Review taken - AGAIN!

Shahbaz Nadeem struck Joe Root on the pads - and India go for a review yet again. Umpire is not interested. Nope, missing the stumps. India are desperate to get a wicket here - it seems. India lost two reviews in less than 2 overs now.

Feb 6, 2021 10:50 AM IST

DRS Review taken

Original decision is NOT OUT - that is off the glove. It was a clear decision, a desperate call from India. Worrying signs for India.

Feb 6, 2021 10:47 AM IST

Joe Root is going really slow

Joe Root has been particularly slow today - so it means he is pacing himself for a longer innings today. India need to get him out ASAP. He is holding the play here.

Feb 6, 2021 10:41 AM IST

Spin from both ends now

R Ashwin replaces Ishant Sharma. He is brought into the attack as India look to get a wicket here. This has been England's season so far.

Feb 6, 2021 10:35 AM IST

300 up for England

FOUR! FOUR! Ben Stokes hits Ishant Sharma for back-to-back boundaries. He has looked very comfortable since morning, and he is doing attacking batting here. Brings up 300 for England in no time.

Feb 6, 2021 10:24 AM IST

Shahbaz Nadeem comes into the attack

Shahbaz Nadeem has come into the attack. He can bowl at that rough patch on the left-hand side, which can trouble Ben Stokes. Stokes will be aware of that area. Interesting things could happen here.

Feb 6, 2021 10:16 AM IST

Ashwin to Stokes - FOUR!

FOUR! It has not been Ashwin's day so far, he has not been able to trouble Ben Stokes at all. He middles a sweep shot on a slower one for a boundary this time around.

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