1. Rajkot Test: On day 2 early morning, England in comfortable position against India

Rajkot Test: On day 2 early morning, England in comfortable position against India

England were on a course to a fighting total on the early morning session of day 2 of the ongoing Test match against India at Rajkot on Thursday.

By: | Rajkot | Published: November 10, 2016 10:06 AM

 

Moen Ali and Ben Stokes started the day on a positive note. (AFP) Moen Ali and Ben Stokes started the day on a positive note. (AFP)

England were on a course to a fighting total on the early morning session of day 2 of the ongoing Test match against India at Rajkot on Thursday.

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.

While Moen Ali was batting at 100*, Stokes was at 21* during the first session.

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 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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