1. Rajkot Test: On day 2 after lunch, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes take England past 500 runs

Rajkot Test: On day 2 after lunch, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes take England past 500 runs

England were 509/8 in their first innings after lunch on the second day of the first cricket Test against India in rajkot on Thursday.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 10, 2016 2:07 PM
Moeen Ali celebrates his ton against India. (Photo: AP) Moeen Ali celebrates his ton against India. (Photo: AP)

England were 509/8 in their first innings after lunch on the second day of the first cricket Test against India in rajkot on Thursday. Overnight batsmen Moen Ali (117 of 213 deliveries) along with Ben stokes (122*) took their team to a comfortable position before the former was bowled by Mohamed Shami. After his departure Jonny Bairstow (46 off 57 deliveries) further consolidated the team along with Stokes to help the team get past 500 runs mark.

Beginning from their overnight score of 310/4 earlier in the day, England batsmen Moen Ali and Ben Stokes started the day on a positive note, taking their to 326/4 during the first hour of the match. Along with Stokes, Zafar Ansari (16*) is at the crease. On Wednesday, Joe Root slammed 124 runs off 180 deliveries to take his side on comfortable position.

Earlier in the day, England captain Alastair Cook had won the toss and decided to bat first. Team India is playing with five bowlers. While Ravichandran took two wickets, Ravindra Jadeja also chipped with a wicket on the first day.

Cook survived first over when he edged a a delivery from Mohammed Shami into the slips to find Ajinkya Rahane drop an easy chance.

Jadeja trapped Cook leg-before with a delivery that that reached his pads after pitching. Cook tried to flick but Jadeja appealed successfully for the decision.

Hameed, who made a debut for England, hit six boundaries for his 31 runs before being trapped leg before after misjudging a Ashwin delivery.

Duckett was also undone by a Ashwin delivery as he edged one to slips and Rahane took the catch.

That was the last success for Indians on the day as Root and Ali brought the England innings back on track.

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