After India put 329 on the boards in the first inning, pace Ishant Sharma provided India’s perfect start as he caught English opening player Rory Burns lbw in the very first of the innings of the second test between India and England in Chennai on Sunday.
Burns (0 detached 3 balls) can be considered unfortunate, as the subsequent DRS call made by the batsman reveals that the ball simply cut the stump as it descended down the stump of the foot; urging a third judge to keep the field judge’s call.
India on Sunday added 29 tracks to their score overnight before qualifying for 329 in their first inning on Day Two of the second test against England here at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Restoring at 300/6, India lost Axar Patel’s goal very early in the day as he was pushed against a spinner Mouen Ali and returned to the dressing room after scoring 5 out of 14. Ishant Sharma, who came in next, also didn’t stay long until he came out for a duck against Ali, after facing only two deliveries.
Kuldeep yadav, playing his first game in the series, stayed for a while, but was caught behind Olli Stone. He faced 15 balls, but failed to score a series.
Mohammad Siraj marked the limit of the first ball, but came out in the second delivery, which he faced, as the Indian innings ended in the 96th. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant remained undefeated at 58, for which he consumed 77 deliveries. Pant dropped seven fours and two highs.
For England, Ali was the chosen bowler, as he returned with numbers 4/128 in the 29 overs he bowled during the Indian innings. Stone chose three wickets that allowed 47 runs in their 15.5 oververts. Jack Leach scalped two while he was captain Joe Koren chose one.
(With IANS inputs).