Ind vs Eng 2nd Test is being played at Vizag in Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium. After dismissals of KL Rahul and Murli Vijay India’s innings is now steady thanks to the ongoing partnership between Virat Kohli and C Pujara. India won the toss and captain Virat chose to bat first. Gambhir’s replacement KL Rahul didn’t even open his inning and gets a duck on his comeback. M. Vijay who looked good at the start but got out of a Anderson bowl.
It’s been a solid partnership between Pujara and Kohli to steady the innings after those early jolts. Both batsmen have been in complete control of the situation apart from the running between the wickets.
|Virat Kohli (C)||35||61||5||0||57.37|
India are marching towards the 100 run mark and both batsmen are looking good.At lunch, India are 92/2 and in a fairly good position. Let’s see how far Pujara and Kohli can take India after lunch. Earlier today, James anderson made his comeback for England while fit again KL rahul replaced Gautam Gambhir.Amit Mishra also dropped for this Test while Jayant Yadav is the debutant in his place.
England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook(c), Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Zafar Ansari, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami