IND vs ENG 2nd Test, Day 1 highlights: Pant, Axar take India to 300/6 at stumps

IND vs ENG 2nd Test, Day 1 highlights: Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel took India to 300/6 at stumps. Ashwin was caught by Ollie Pope in Root's over. Moeen dismissed Rahane for 67. India lost three wickets before Lunch, but fought back with 162-run stand for 4th wicket. Kohli won toss elected to bat.
IND vs ENG 2nd Test, Day 1 highlights
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Updated on Feb 13, 2021 05:05 PM IST
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  • Feb 13, 2021 04:57 PM IST

    Stumps on Day 1

    Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel take India to 300/6 at stumps. It was a good day for both the teams - but with India close to 300, the hosts would feel they are well in control of the match. Interesting to see how the pitch behaves when England bat tomorrow.

  • Feb 13, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    Olly Stone back into the attack

    Final two overs left in the day - Olly Stone comes into the attack. England have taken the new ball - the 2nd one.

  • Feb 13, 2021 04:47 PM IST

    Ali to Pant - FOUR!

    Half-tracker from Moeen Ali and Rishabh Pant has pulled it through to midwicket for a boundary. India 288/6

  • Feb 13, 2021 04:47 PM IST

    Ashwin OUT!

    GONE! Ashwin hit it straight to Ollie Pope at short leg. India go six wickets down for 284.

  • Feb 13, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    DRS to the rescue!

    Rishabh Pant gets out caught behind. He immediately calls for a review. The replays showed it missed the bat, and struck his thigh pad.

  • Feb 13, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    Ali to Pant - FOUR! FOUR!

    Moeen Ali bowls a slow one and Rishabh Pant has hit it towards deep backward point for another boundary. Such an exciting cricketer. India 280/5


    Next ball - FOUR! This time he goes over mid-off, against the turn for another boundary. Make that India 284/5

  • Feb 13, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    Moeen Ali to Ashwin - FOUR!

    FOUR! Moeen Ali bowls a fuller one - and R Ashwin hits it for a boundary. Fantastic batting, India are looking to counter-attack. India cross 270, and if they can cross 300 before stumps, the hosts would feel much happier despite losing five wickets.

  • Feb 13, 2021 04:24 PM IST

    Important update

    England have been given their review back (74.2), owing to the error on the part of the third umpire.

  • Feb 13, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Jack Leach to Rishabh Pant - SIX!

    SIX! Jack Leach bowls it on the ruff, there he wanted to hit it. Pant gets in an awkward position but smacked it for the maximum. India 265/6

  • Feb 13, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    Moeen Ali to Ajinkya Rahane - OUT!

    GONE! Moeen Ali has been cleaned up for AJinkya Rahane. Big wicket that is! Rahane looks frustrated with himself. He departs for 67.

  • Feb 13, 2021 04:06 PM IST

    England take DRS call

    A huge catch appeal against Ajinkya Rahane. Has Jack Leach got another breakthrough here? The reviews showed it was missing the bat. It was pitched outside the off stump. No reviews. Joe Root is complaining to roll the footage further to see if it hit the glove. Confusion. NOT OUT!

  • Feb 13, 2021 03:56 PM IST

    Leach to Rohit - OUT!

    GONE! Rohit Sharma skies it to Moeen Ali in the deep and Jack Leach gets the big man. He departs for 161. IND 248/4

  • Feb 13, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    Leach to Rahane - FOUR!

    FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane gets a boundary away as well - fantastic shot on what was a tricky delivery from the spinner. IND 248/3

  • Feb 13, 2021 03:53 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma saved by micrometers!

    SAVED! Rohit Sharma was just on the line when the keeper took off the bails. That was mighty tight. But green light.

  • Feb 13, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    150-run partnership

    Rahane and Sharma bring up their 150-run partnership for India. They have completely tilted the balance of the game.

  • Feb 13, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    Stats attack

    Rohit Sharma - highest scores in Tests:

    212 vs SA Ranchi 2019/20

    177 vs WI Kolkata 2013/14

    176 vs SA Vizag 2019/20

    150*vs Eng Chennai 2020/21

    127 vs SA Vizag 2019/20

    111*vs WI Mumbai WS 2013/14

    102*vs SL Nagpur 2017/18

    (Source: Cricbuzz)

  • Feb 13, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    150 for India opener!

    150! India opener hits 150, puts the hosts in control. Fantastic batting from the batsman.

  • Feb 13, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    Joe Root into the attack

    England looking to opt for Joe Root into the attack - which signals that the bowlers are tired. India have done well after a shocking first session.

  • Feb 13, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    India opener hits a four!

    FOUR! India opener hits a fantastic shot towards mid-wicket on a flighted delivery from Moeen Ali. This is class batting.

  • Feb 13, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    Stats attack

    Rahane's fifty

    23rd Test fifty

    5th fifty vs ENG.

    8th fifty in IND,1st at Chennai.

    19th fifty batting at #5.

    He is batting on 50*

  • Feb 13, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    FIFTY!

    Ajinkya Rahane hits his 23rd half century. Fantastic comeback from the India vice-captain after all the criticism. IND 207/3

  • Feb 13, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    Stone to Rahane - FOUR!

    CRACKING SHOT! Fantastic batting from Ajinkya Rahane, he gets away with his third boundary in 2 overs. Rahane reaches 49.

  • Feb 13, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    Moeen to Rahane - FOUR!

    FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane uses his feet, deep in his crease, similar length of delivery, and hits it for a boundary. Brings up 200 for India. High class batting.

  • Feb 13, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    Moeen to Rahane - FOUR!

    FOUR! Moeen Ali bowls a flighted one, Rahane charges in front, times it beautifully to glide it for a boundary. Excellent batting from India vice-captain.

  • Feb 13, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    England review LBW call?

    Nope, they decided against it. Almost a review though. Perhaps, some desperation among England players.

  • Feb 13, 2021 02:38 PM IST

    Moeen Ali into the attack

    Moeen Ali comes into the attack as England look to get a wicket. Rohit has done well against spinners. Strange call from Root - what is he thinking here?

  • Feb 13, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    Back after Tea

    Final session of the day begins with Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane resuming their duties with the bat. If these two stick for long, India might end up on the right side of the day's play.

  • Feb 13, 2021 02:10 PM IST

    Tea on Day 1

    Excellent session for Team India. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane ensured they do not lose any more wickets in the 2nd session. The 100-run stand has defeinitely put India back in the match. India reach 189/3 at Tea on Day 1.

  • Feb 13, 2021 02:08 PM IST

    100 run partnership - Stats attack

    Century stand for 4th wicket

    8th fifty plus stand between Rohit and Ajinkya in Tests for any wicket.

    5th century stands for IND’s 4th wicket at Chennai and 4 of them have come vs ENG.

  • Feb 13, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    Stats attack

    Rohit has scored tons vs4 teams (SA, WI, SL and ENG) across formats.

    He is the only batsman to score tons vs 4 teams in all the 3 formats.

    Tests: (3* SA, 2 * WI, 1* SL, 1 vs ENG)

    ODIs: (3* SA, 3 * WI, 6 * SL, 2* ENG)

    T20Is: (1 each vs SA, WI, SL and ENG)

  • Feb 13, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    100 run partnership

    Rahane and Rohit have completed their 100-run partnership for the fourth-wicket.

  • Feb 13, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    Rahane hitting form

    Rahane was under-fire was some below-par performances in the last three Tests. But he has looked good so far in the innings. Indian fans would hope he can get the big one today.

  • Feb 13, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    Important partnership

    Rohit and Rahane's partnership is nearing the century mark. The fourth-wicket stand was an important one for India as they had just lost two quick wickets with the scoreboard reading 86/3.

  • Feb 13, 2021 01:36 PM IST

    Rohit's big hundreds

    Rohit Sharma is known to score big hundreds. He has 3 double centuries in ODIs while having one in Tests. Can he make most of his century in the first innings?

  • Feb 13, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    100 for Rohit

    Rohit Sharma has completed his 7th Test century with a paddle sweep off Moeen Ali. A deserving hundred for him.

  • Feb 13, 2021 01:13 PM IST

    Nervous Nineties

    Rohit is nearing his landmark but has looked a little hesitant while trying to complete his century.

  • Feb 13, 2021 01:06 PM IST

    Broad to Rahane: Four!

    This is where Rahane has got into trouble. He pushes at deliveries. He tried that again against Broad but luckily Rahane got some extra bat on it as it traveled between gully and point for a four.

  • Feb 13, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    Rohit nearing hundred

    Rohit Sharma is just three runs away from his century. He smashed a six off Moeen Ali to reach the score of 97.

  • Feb 13, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    Dark patches on the pitch

    There is a dark patch on the right-hander's off-stump. If the ball is pitched on the patch, it has bounced unusually.

  • Feb 13, 2021 12:51 PM IST

    Score update

    India have scored 128/3 after 35 overs. Rohit is nearing his hundred, batting on 88 while Rahane has also started to get going.

  • Feb 13, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    Another four

    Rahane drove Stone for another boundary. It was a glorious shot.

  • Feb 13, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    Stone to Rahane: Four!

    Rahane hit an exquisite back-foot cover drive off the bowling of Olly Stone. India 116/3

  • Feb 13, 2021 12:28 PM IST

    Leach has impressed

    Left-arm spinner Jack Leach has impressed with his line and length. He has looked threatening on the first day itself.

  • Feb 13, 2021 12:20 PM IST

    Can Rahane fire?

    In the last three Tests, Rahane has failed to get a big score. There is pressure on him to fire. He has the perfect platform in front of him. But can he get going in Chennai?

  • Feb 13, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    Post-lunch session

    Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane are back onto the field. The second session of the day is about to begin.

  • Feb 13, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    LUNCH

    Umpires have called for Lunch. India have reached the score of 106/3. Rohit Sharma is batting on 80 with Rahane on 5.

  • Feb 13, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    India reach 100

    Rohit Sharma hit a boundary to bring up India's score of 100.

  • Feb 13, 2021 11:15 AM IST

    Another wicket, Virat departs

    Virat Kohli failed to open his account in the first innings as a spinning delivery from Moeen Ali crashed into the stumps. India are now under pressure. India 86/3

  • Feb 13, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    Leach to Pujara: WICKET!

    Pujara fetched one outside off but edged it to Stokes. Jack Leach picks up the wicket. India 85/2

  • Feb 13, 2021 11:06 AM IST

    Ali to Rohit: Four!

    Rohit has cut Ali for a four. He has reached the score of 62 off 59 balls.

  • Feb 13, 2021 10:56 AM IST

    Edge and falls short

    Rohit Sharma edged a delivery from Moeen Ali but it did not carry to the first slips. There is turn on the pitch.

  • Feb 13, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    50 for Rohit

    Rohit Sharma has been attacking from the word go. He has reached his fifty in just 47 balls.

  • Feb 13, 2021 10:43 AM IST

    Moeen Ali into the attack

    England are going with an all-spin attack after the drinks break. Moeen Ali and Jack Leach are bowling to Pujara and Rohit.

  • Feb 13, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    SIX and a FOUR

    Rohit Sharma smashes BGen Stokes for a six. Stokes bowled a short one and Rohit landed a brilliant pull shot. The next shot was hit for a boundary.

  • Feb 13, 2021 10:21 AM IST

    Four

    Rohit Sharma has hit the fifth boundary of his innings. First ball by Ben Stokes has been dispatch for a four.

  • Feb 13, 2021 10:18 AM IST

    DRS taken

    England have taken the DRS review. The ball struck Rohit's pads and England appealed but umpire turned it down. But Root took the DRS review. However, the impact was outside leg and England waste a review.

  • Feb 13, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    Leach into the attack

    Joe Root has brought spinner Jack Leach into the attack against Rohit Sharma.

  • Feb 13, 2021 10:08 AM IST

    Broad to Rohit: Boundary!

    Rohit played an uppish straight drive and it looked like the fielder at mid-on had a chance. But it sailed over him to the boundary ropes.

  • Feb 13, 2021 10:00 AM IST

    Physio is on the field

    Stone's rising delivery struck Pujara on the hands. Physio Nitin Patel immediately came onto the field to assess the problem.

  • Feb 13, 2021 09:48 AM IST

    Pujara off the mark

    Pujara has also opened his account as edged one to the boundary.

  • Feb 13, 2021 09:46 AM IST

    Broad to Rohit: FOUR!

    Rohit Sharma hits a beautiful cover drive off Stuart Broad to open his run account.

  • Feb 13, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    WICKET!

    Shubman Gill has departed in his first over. The ball came in and Shubman did not offer a shot. Stone appealed and umpire raised his finger. India 0/1

  • Feb 13, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    Match starts

    Players are out on the field. Rohit Sharma will face the first ball while Stuart Broad will be the first bowler.

  • Feb 13, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    Fans are back

    MA Chidambaram Stadium will see fans in 50% capacity. For the first time in India, we will have a cricket match with fans since the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Feb 13, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    Kohli on Chennai pitch

    "It's a good wicket. Day 1 is going to be good for batting. We expect it to slow down from Day 2 onwards. It's good toss to win, we need to put runs on the board. There is a reason why we played the combination in the last game because Axar was injured. Unfortunately, Washington even after doing well misses out. Kuldeep Yadav replaces him. Nadeem makes way for Axar. Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for this game. We need to manage his workload. Mohammad Siraj comes in for him and he brings good variety," Kohli during the toss.

  • Feb 13, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    Broad is back

    Playing XI for England: Burns, Sibley, Lawrence, Root(c), Stokes, Pope, Foakes(w), Ali, Broad, Leach, Stone

  • Feb 13, 2021 09:05 AM IST

    Kuldeep makes it to the playing XI

    Playing XI for India: Rohit, Gill, Pujara, Kohli(c), Rahane, Pant(w), Patel, Ashwin, Kuldeep, Ishant, Siraj.

  • Feb 13, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    India win toss

    Virat Kohli has won the toss for India and elected to bat first in the second Test.

  • Feb 13, 2021 09:00 AM IST

    Axar starts for India

  • Feb 13, 2021 08:57 AM IST

    Kuldeep warming up

    Kuldeep Yadav is also warming up in the lead up to the Test. Is he getting a chance to play in the second Test?

  • Feb 13, 2021 08:52 AM IST

    Can India make comeback?

    In the last six years, India have made a comeback in a series three times. They won in Sri Lanka in 2005, then against Australia in 2017 and lastly against Australia Down Under. But will they overcome the English challenge?

  • Feb 13, 2021 08:49 AM IST

    Rahane on his form

    Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane during a practice session at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. (PTI)
    Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane during a practice session at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. (PTI)

    "It's all about the team and not the individual and my focus is how can I contribute for the team. If you take out the last 10-15 Test matches, you will see some runs over there. I don't need to think about what's happening on the outside," the vice-captain, who has scored around 1000 runs in his last 15 long-form game, said.

  • Feb 13, 2021 08:40 AM IST

    Axar Patel expected to start

    It is expected that left-arm spinner Axar Patel will get a chance in the second Test in place of Shahbaz Nadeem.

  • Feb 13, 2021 08:28 AM IST

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    Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 1 of the second Test between India and England. India lost the first Test by 227 runs and will be looking for redemption. For the visitors, this is a chance to establish a dominance over their opponents, and showcase that they can beat India in India.

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