India vs England, 4th Test: Rishabh Pant’s ton power India to 294/7, lead of 89 runs on Day 2

This is the 50th Test for Root as England skipper in the longest format of the game.

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Virat Kohli is caught behind for nought off Ben Stokes

Ahmedabad (Gujarat): As the Day 2 of fouth test between India and England began at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday, the visitors led the fightback in the opening session.

At the end of day, India was leading against English side by 89 runs with 3 wickets remaining. India’s score is 294 for 7 wickets after playing 94 overs.

Stars of the day were:

1) James Anderson who crossed the mark of 900 wickets when he dismissed India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.

2) Rishabh Pant who scored a beautiful 101 before being caught on slip by English captain Joe Root.

3) Washington Sundar who has scored 60 not out and also made a partnership of 113 runs with Pant.

4) Rohit Sharma who missed his well-deserved half-century. But he became the fastest player to reach the mark of scoring 1,000 runs (in 17 innings) while opening for India in test matches. By doing this he broke the previous record set by Mayank Agarwal (19 innings).

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J Root to A Patel (5), 4 runs, 268/7

82.1: J Anderson to R Pant (93), 4 runs, 249/6

B Stokes to R Pant (88), 4 runs, 236/6

J Anderson to R Pant (79), 4 runs, 227/6

J Root to R Pant (70), 4 runs, 213/6

Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar take India to 153/6 by tea on day two, trailing England by 52 runs.

WICKET! R Ashwin (13) is out, c Ollie Pope b Jack Leach, 146/6

WICKET! R Sharma (49) is out, lbw Ben Stokes, 121/5

4th Test. 48.5: J Root to R Pant (20), 6 runs, 121/4

4th Test. 38.4: D Bess to R Sharma (32), 4 runs extras B, 84/4

WICKET! A Rahane (27) is out, c Ben Stokes b James Anderson, 80/4

D Bess to A Rahane (26), 4 runs, 79/3

J Leach to A Rahane (6), 4 runs, 54/3

J Leach to R Sharma (26), 4 runs, 47/3

WICKET! V Kohli (0) is out, c Ben Foakes b Ben Stokes, 41/3

Virat Kohli is caught behind for nought off Ben Stokes

17.3: B Stokes to R Sharma (16), 4 runs, 33/1

India 36/1, trail England by 179 runs

India vs England, 4th Test LIVE Score DAY-2

24/1, trail England by 181 runs

J Leach to C Pujara (8), 4 runs, 13/1

4th Test. 1.4: B Stokes to R Sharma (4), 4 runs, 4/1

WICKET! S Gill (0) is out, lbw James Anderson, 0/1

INDIA begins to Bat

England all out for 205 in their first innings at Ahmedabad

R Ashwin to J Leach (6), 4 runs, 203/9

WICKET! D Bess (3) is out, lbw Axar Patel, 189/9

WICKET! D Lawrence (46) is out, st Rishabh Pant b Axar Patel, 188/8

A Patel to D Lawrence (40), 4 runs, 182/7

WICKET! O Pope (29) is out, c Shubman Gill b Ravichandran Ashwin, 166/6

M Siraj to D Lawrence (27), 4 runs, 160/5

England 144/5 (Ben Stokes 55, Jonny Bairstow 28) at tea against India (Mohammed Siraj 2-34, Axar Patel 2-48) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

A Patel to D Lawrence (9), 4 runs, 130/5

WICKET! B Stokes (55) is out, lbw Washington Sundar, 121/5

4th Test. 36.1: M Siraj to B Stokes (37), 4 runs, 93/4

R Ashwin to B Stokes (33), 4 runs, 86/4

England are 74 for 3 at lunch on day 1 in the fourth Test

4th Test. 20.1: I Sharma to J Bairstow (27), 4 runs, 72/3

4th Test. 12.1: WICKET! J Root (5) is out, lbw Mohammed Siraj, 30/3

4th Test. 11.2: A Patel to J Bairstow (10), 4 runs, 30/2

4th Test. 10.6: M Siraj to J Root (5), 4 runs, 26/2

4th Test. 8.3: I Sharma to J Bairstow (4), 4 runs, 19/2

4th Test. 7.5: WICKET! Z Crawley (9) is out, c Mohammed Siraj b Axar Patel, 15/2

4th Test. 7.1: A Patel to Z Crawley (9), 4 runs, 15/1

#INDvEND 4th test, day 1: England win the toss and elect to bat first against India at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. India is currently leading the 4 match series 2-1

Teams Playing

India playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj.

England playing XI: Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Dan Lawrence, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Dominic Bess, James Anderson, Jack Leach.

This is the 50th Test for Root as England skipper in the longest format of the game.

India had managed to defeat England by ten wickets within two days in the third Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The match saw both India and England batsmen failing to shine and getting out to balls that did not turn and skidded through from the spinners. But critics have looked to blame the pitch for the failure of the batsmen.

The four-match series is currently being led by India (2-1) and the hosts just need to win or draw the final Test to qualify for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC).

On the other hand, England is out of WTC’s final contention, and they would be playing just to end the four-match series 2-2.
If England win the last Test, then Australia would qualify for the WTC final.

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