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England v India: second Test, day two

12 August 2018, 07:57 | Pamela Mathis

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England bowled India all out for 107 in its first innings on a rain-interrupted second day. India were 107 all-out in just 35.2 overs.

Both off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and recalled left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav went wicketless, with India having cause to regret dropping paceman Umesh Yadav.

According to the images of the team-sheet circulating on social media, England are set to replace Ben Stokes with Chris Woakes as the Rajasthan Royals all-rounder misses out due to his ongoing affray trail.

Woakes joined Bairstow and, while Shami and Sharma were getting the ball to reverse swing and there was some uneven bounce, the England pair negotiated their way through the tricky spells before beginning to accelerate and bringing up their 100 partnership in the first over of the evening session.

"I would be so disappointed if I had messed up today because they were ideal conditions to bowl in".

When the first day of the second Test match got washed out, there were a lot of apprehensions about the result as rain was predicted on the rest of the days of the match.

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Coming back to the side, No.3 Cheteshwar Pujara survived 25 deliveries for 1 run before a mix-up with skipper Virat Kohli (23), cut short the Saurashtra Test specialist's stay even as rain stopped play once again.

After a delay of more than two hours, the players returned for 12 balls, during which Kohli and Pujara groped around trying to find the ball as Anderson and Stuart Broad terrorised them under leaden skies. England came out to bat on the third day and lost two early wickets in the form of openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings. The wicket offered the bowlers something, he outscored Joe root at the other end and so far at least it is the best score of the match.

Towards the end, tailender Mohammed Shami struck a few lusty blows to guide India to the three-figure mark before fellow quick Ishant Sharma (0) was trapped by Anderson.

Pope's wicket left the hosts on 77 for three, with two experience batsmen at the crease in Root and Jonny Bairstow.

The second session will be vital with India still looking to get early wickets to keep England's first-innings lead to a minimum.



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