FEB 14, 2021 04:36 PM IST
The play on second day of the second Test comes to an end. After bundling up England for a paltry 134, India take a lead of 249 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara (7*) and opener Rohit Sharma (25*) will resume the Indian innings on 54/1 on day 3 — Monday.
FEB 14, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Jack Leach brings up the last over of the second day of the second Test. let’s have a look at today’s play so far:
Over rate: 15.1
Run rate: 2.55
FEB 14, 2021 04:26 PM IST
Jack Leach bowls the second maiden on his spell in the second innings. He had a chance of getting Rohit Sharma stumped out but wasn’t that luck. The Indian opener was inside the crease before stumper Ben Foakes clipped the bails off.
IND:53/1 after 16 overs
FEB 14, 2021 04:23 PM IST
Leach to Pujara – FOUR | 50-up for India
Pujara cuts away for a boundary to take India past 50-run mark. The hosts have taken a lead of 247 runs in the second innings with Pujara and Rohit batting on 7 and 23 respectively. IND: 53/1
FEB 14, 2021 04:17 PM IST
That’s a huge relief for Indian and the fans out there. Leach bowled a fuller delivery and Rohit went for reverse-sweep but misses. Huge appeal and umpire Nitin Menon obliges. Rohit wastes no time in taking the DRS and guess what, there was a fine edge as the ball passed under his bat. England lose another review, IND: 47/1
FEB 14, 2021 04:10 PM IST
England have wasted a DRS review. The impact was outside the stumps. But there is some contention as umpire said there was shot offered. However, it did not look like Rohit was playing a shit.
FEB 14, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Rohit has been struck on the helmet off the bowling of Moeen Ali. The physio has come onto the field to check if there is concussion.
FEB 14, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Shubman went forward with a defensive shit but it struck his pads. Umpire gave him out but India have taken a review. But it was plumb in front of the wickets as he walks back to the pavilion.
FEB 14, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Commentators are discussing Shubman Gill’s stance. Shubman doesn’t have a trigger movement the deliveries as he stays still. He scored some runs against Moeen Ali
FEB 14, 2021 03:49 PM IST
Rohit went down the wicket and heaved for a big one. But missed it completely. But luckily for him, Foakes did the same.
FEB 14, 2021 03:44 PM IST
There was a mix-up between Rohit and Shubman. Rohit wanted a single where there was none. Shubman sent him back but a dive saved him.
FEB 14, 2021 03:42 PM IST
India have raced to a score of 35 in just 7 overs. Both the openers have come in with an attacking mindset.
FEB 14, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Shubman Gill got under Moeen Ali’s delivery and smashed it over long-on for a six.
FEB 14, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Joe Root has pulled Olly Stone from the attack and brought in Moeen Ali. He is greeted with a boundary from Rohit.
FEB 14, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Rohit Sharma has pulled Stone for a six. You cannot bowl a short-pitched delivery to Rohit.
FEB 14, 2021 03:20 PM IST
Rohit has managed to score 2 runs off the Pope over. England have brought on Jack Leach in the second over itself.
FEB 14, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are on the pitch. Rohit is facing Stone for the first balls of India’s second innings.
FEB 14, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Ashwin becomes the first bowler to get 200 left-handers out in Test cricket.
FEB 14, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Ashwin has completed his five-wicket haul. He bowled Stuart Broad as India dismissed England for 134 runs. They are 195 runs behind India’s total.
FEB 14, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Rishabh Pant has taken another great catch. Leach edged one off Ishant Sharma and Pant dived to his left to take a great catch. Eng 131/9
FEB 14, 2021 02:53 PM IST
Sign of pace, Ishant Sharma has been brought back into the attack. He had given India a good start with the new ball, Kohli would be hoping he can do it again to polish off the tail.
FEB 14, 2021 02:50 PM IST
That’s the problem on a turning track, if you get it wrong even the slightest bit then it can cost you. Like it did for Axar Patel. He just strayed down and the ball spun past Leach’s pads to reach the boundary. England 123/8
FEB 14, 2021 02:45 PM IST
Axar and Ashwin are probing away. But credit to Foakes and Leach have done a good job against the turning ball.
FEB 14, 2021 02:38 PM IST
FOUR! Excellent use of the feet from Jack Leach. The first time an England batsman has decided to go over the bowler’s head today. Perhaps a blueprint their top order batsmen could follow in the second innings. England 113/8
FEB 14, 2021 02:33 PM IST
Relentless bowling from the Indian spinners, there is no respite at all. Ashwin bowled a maiden and then Axar Patel backed it up with another good over. England 107/8. It’s only a mater of time now.
FEB 14, 2021 02:30 PM IST
All set for the final session
Ashwin has the ball in his hand, we are set for the final session of Day 2.
FEB 14, 2021 02:21 PM IST
OUT! Another one bites the dust, Ashwin is on a roll on his home ground. Olly Stone the man dismissed. A Loopy delivery outside off, Stone leant forward on the clip, doesn’t cover for the angle and meekly chips it down to Rohit at mid-wicket. The umpires have called for Tea on Day 2 with England at 106/8
FEB 14, 2021 02:04 PM IST
England have lost their seventh wicket as Moeen Ali heads back to the pavilion. Axar was brought back into the attack and it worked immediately. England 105/7
FEB 14, 2021 02:01 PM IST
India’s record with DRS has been very bad. They lost a review more times than they have retained one. Even in the last Test, India lost all their DRS reviews and it led to Buttler being given a chance in the end.
FEB 14, 2021 01:51 PM IST
The ball was going above the stumps but Ashwin was adamant on the review.
FEB 14, 2021 01:50 PM IST
Virat Kohli has brought R Ashwin back into the attack. He is looking to dismiss England early. And he has coaxed Kohli to take a DRS review. Looking like it is going above the stumps.
FEB 14, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Pant has asked Kuldeep to bowl faster.
FEB 14, 2021 01:37 PM IST
Moeen finding it diffcult
Moeen still hasn’t got off the mark. He is playing it slow as the pitch has become difficult to bat on.
FEB 14, 2021 01:21 PM IST
Mohammed Siraj got a wicket with the first ball he bowled in the Test match. He got an inside edge of Pope’s bat as it travelled to the wicketkeeper. Pant took a stunning catch as England lost their sixth wicket.
FEB 14, 2021 01:10 PM IST
England have reached the score of 82/5 as players head for a drinks break.
FEB 14, 2021 01:03 PM IST
Kuldeep Yadav is bowling for the first time in an international Test match since 2018. He had big appeal for a caught behind which was turned down by the umpire.
FEB 14, 2021 12:55 PM IST
Foakes and Pope’s partnership
Foakes and Pope have settled some nerves for England. They have struck a small partnership which has taken England’s score to 76.
FEB 14, 2021 12:44 PM IST
Kohli went ahead with Pant’s judgement but the ball was missing the leg stump while also having a lot of bounce.
FEB 14, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Axar Patel and Indian team went up with a big appeal which was turned down by the umpire. But India have take the DRS.
FEB 14, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Ashwin now has 266 wickets in India. He surpassed Harbhajan in the list, with only Anil Kumble ahead of him.
FEB 14, 2021 12:27 PM IST
Stokes is gone. Ashwin bamboozles Stokes with a stunner. A phenomenal delivery by Ashwin. A wonderful piece of off-spin. England 52/5
FEB 14, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Stokes is the key for England
A lot depends on Stokes now. He is the experienced batsman left in England batting line-up. But the ball is spinning alot and it might be hard for the batsman.
FEB 14, 2021 12:19 PM IST
Pope tried to sweep Ashwin. But it took the edge, went into the air but fell short of the fielder.
FEB 14, 2021 12:14 PM IST
Axar Patel will bowl the first ball of the second session. Ben Stokes takes the strike.
FEB 14, 2021 12:12 PM IST
Second session about to begin
The second session of Day 2 of the second Test is about to begin. Players are out on the field.
FEB 14, 2021 11:33 AM IST
R Ashwin dismissed Dan Lawrence at the stroke of Lunch on Day 2 of the 2nd Test. England reach 39/4 at Lunch on Day 2.
FEB 14, 2021 11:26 AM IST
R Ashwin convinced Virat Kohli to take the review – Kohli was not sure. But Kohli trusted his bowler. But it was straying the other way round. NOT OUT! India waste a review
FEB 14, 2021 11:24 AM IST
Lawrence playing solid defense
Dan Lawrence is playing solid defence. With Ben Stokes on the other end, this would be his role to keep one end steady. 10 minutes to go for Lunch.
FEB 14, 2021 11:17 AM IST
Root departs for 6
2nd time in this series, he has been dismissed by Left-arm spinner
Overall 22nd time he has been dismissed by Left-arm spinner in Tests.
FEB 14, 2021 11:06 AM IST
Axar gets wicket of ROOT!
GONE! Axar gets his first Test wicket and it is Joe Root who has been dismissed for just 6. BIG WICKET! Top edge lands in Ashwin’s hands.
FEB 14, 2021 11:00 AM IST
Axar Patel into the attack
The debutant bowler Axar Patel is into the attack for India. Can he get a maiden wicket here before Lunch?
FEB 14, 2021 10:55 AM IST
India take review for catch – OUT!
GONE! R AShwin gets the wicket of Dom Sibley. There was a huge appeal for a catch, umpire not interested. India reviewed immediately, there was a snick on Ultra Edge. India 16/2
FEB 14, 2021 10:51 AM IST
Both teams losing first wicket in 1st innings without a run on the board (in India):
Ind vs Pak Jaipur 1986/87
Ind vs WI Delhi 1987/88
Ind vs Eng Chennai 2020/21 *
FEB 14, 2021 10:40 AM IST
Ugly boundary, but runs are runs. The pitch is a hard one especially for England, and any runs to cover up the trail will be useful for England in the long run.
FEB 14, 2021 10:35 AM IST
Back to back ducks for Burns
3rd in his last 5 Test innings
Overall his 4th in Tests.
FEB 14, 2021 10:28 AM IST
R Ashwin has been given the new ball again by skipper Virat Kohli and he almost produced another wicket here.
FEB 14, 2021 10:23 AM IST
Ishant Sharma cleans up Burns!
GONE! Rory Burns dismissed for a duck by Ishant Sharma. England 1 down for 0. Early strike for India.
FEB 14, 2021 10:19 AM IST
Rory Burns, Dom Sibley out to bat for England. Ishant Sharma starts the attack for India. HERE WE GO!
FEB 14, 2021 10:14 AM IST
Highest totals not including an extra:
329 Ind vs Eng Chennai 2020/21 *
328 Pak vs Ind Lahore 1954/55
252 SA vs Eng Durban 1930/31
247 SA vs Eng Nottingham 1960
FEB 14, 2021 10:11 AM IST
Mohammed Siraj hits it to Foakes as India are all out for 329. Pant left frustrated as he remained stranded on 58*.
FEB 14, 2021 10:05 AM IST
GONE! Around the stumps to Kuldeep, gets an edge, Kuldeep departs for a duck. Olly strikes! IND 325/9
FEB 14, 2021 10:02 AM IST
Olly Stone replaces Moeen Ali
Change in tactics. Moeen Ali replaced by Olly Stone. Interesting to see how he bowls to Rishabh Pant, who is just looking to deal in boundaries.
FEB 14, 2021 09:56 AM IST
Moeen Ali to Rishabh Pant – SIX!
SIX! Angled in to Pant, gave room to Pant, he hit it into the stands. Pant is on fire at the moment – counter-attacking at its best.
FEB 14, 2021 09:49 AM IST
Rishabh Pant brings up his half century in Chennai! His 4th fifty in 4th innings. Another useful contribution from the India wicketkeeper.
FEB 14, 2021 09:49 AM IST
Ali to Pant – FOUR! FOUR!
Rishabh Pant is on the onslaught here. He hammers Moeen Ali for back-to-back boundaries to counter-attack against England.
FEB 14, 2021 09:44 AM IST
Joe Root to Rishabh Pant – SIX!
SIX! Rishabh Pant will not stop, he will go after the bowling attack now. He hammers it towards deep mid-wicket.
FEB 14, 2021 09:43 AM IST
Moeen Ali gets a 2nd wicket!
GONE! Ishant Sharma gives a straightaway catch to Rory Burns, almost shocked by a full toss, gets a toss edge, easy catch. Exactly the start England was looking for. IND 301/8
FEB 14, 2021 09:37 AM IST
Perfect start for Moeen Ali and England as Axar Patel has been stumped out by Ben Foakes. Fantastic work behind the stumps. The third umpire made no mistake. India 301/7
FEB 14, 2021 09:22 AM IST
Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel out to bat for India on Day 2. England begin attack with Jack Leach. HERE WE GO!
FEB 14, 2021 09:22 AM IST
Mark Butcher and Murali Kartik: “Parts of the pitch has turned into loose powder. There are plenty of spots for the spinners to exploit, particularly against the left-handed batsmen, there are plenty of holes which are waiting to open up. as the game moves on. Runs on the board in the first innings is crucial.”
FEB 14, 2021 09:14 AM IST
What would be Axar Patel’s role?
Axar Patel would have a simple role today – to just keep rotating the strike and keep one end steady.
FEB 14, 2021 09:07 AM IST
Manjrekar sees a pattern in Rahane’s form
“It’s a pattern, something that we have seen in the last 3-4 years where he has this cold run and he plays an innings and we get an impression that Rahane is at his best. I just want him to carry form like Joe Root has done for England. And you can see how much the team benefits when somebody carries his form,” Manjrekar said on ESPNCricinfo.
Should Ajinkya Rahane be more consistent?
FEB 14, 2021 08:59 AM IST
Rishabh pant – big score coming?
Rishabh Pant has reached 90s four times. The stage is set for him to go berserk and get a hundred. Is a big score coming?
FEB 14, 2021 08:43 AM IST
Booking of tickets for third India-England Test from Sunday
BIG NEWS! Booking of tickets for the third Test between India and England at the world’s biggest cricket stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad will begin from Sunday, officials of the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) said.
So, get ready for the pink Test!
FEB 14, 2021 08:42 AM IST
Former and current cricketers predict result
“So 300 on the board for India, they are well ahead of the game, thanks to Rohit Sharma,” said Vaughan in a show called Cricbuzz Chatter.
“In these conditions India is unbeatable. Should win the match in three and half days. Although, England have picked up three wickets, but still, I feel they are missing the trick in their strategy and field placements,” Jalaj Saxena tweeted.
FEB 14, 2021 08:41 AM IST
Ajinkya Rahane spoke on India’s performance
Ajinkya Rahane: “We knew that it was going to turn from Day one, obviously good to win the toss. The partnerships were vital – Rohit and Pujara got one, so did Rohit and myself. Rohit said it was important to be positive on this wicket. What happened in the first Test was past, I wanted to be positive, back myself on this wicket. The key was to use good footwork. We had the strategy (on the sweep), we did discuss the game plan on this, and wanted to make them bowl to our strengths, good that the plans came off. I thought the first 20-30 balls were important. Then you get an idea on the pace and the bounce, you’re never in on this wicket, so it was important to be positive. Another 50-60 runs from here will be good, Rishabh is still there, another partnership or two will be good. It was difficult when they were bowling quicker through the pace, varying the pace id crucial on this surface.”
FEB 14, 2021 08:26 AM IST
“The key batters from England’s point of view are Dom Sibley and Joe Root,” Gambhir said on Star Sports at the end of day’s play.
Can Sibley and Root trouble India on a turning Chennai track, as Gambhir has predicted?
FEB 14, 2021 08:16 AM IST
India vs England 2nd Test Day 2 – LIVE!
Hello and welcome to our live blog of Day 2 of the 2nd Test between India and England. The visitors will be happy getting 6 wickets on Day 1. India, on the other hand, will be thrilled to cross 300 with Rishabh Pant still in the middle. He can still take them to 400, if he gets going on Day 2. England would look to get him out as soon as possible.