Ind vs Eng 2nd Test| Ind vs Eng: ‘Spiderman’ Rishabh Pant is back; takes stunning catch to dismiss Pope- Watch video- After scoring an unbeaten half-century for India in the first innings, Rishabh Pant on Sunday took a scintillating catch to dismiss Ollie Pope. The wicket-keeper dived towards his right to take the spectacular catch. Pant managed to keep his composure even as it threatened to spill out – kept his eyes on the ball and caught it on the second attempt. As a result, Mohammad Siraj got a wicket off his first delivery in India in Tests. Watch @RishabhPant17 ‘s brilliant catch behind the stumps in the second @Paytm #INDvENG Test here:
The wicket came off the 38th over when Kohli brought into the attack. It was a soft dismissal for Pope as he looked gutted while walking back to the dressing room. Siraj bowled short and sliding down leg, which had a boundary written all over it. The England batsman shuffled inside the line and awkwardly jabbed at it. It kissed the bat went flying to the left of the keeper. Pant went one-handed with a full-stretch dive and caught the ball. For a moment, it popped out as he hit the turf, but manages to hold on to the catch.
England was struggling at 106/8 during the tea break on Day two of the ongoing second Test in Chennai. The visitors still need 23 runs to avoid the follow-on. Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets to his name. Debutant Axar Patel also scalped two wickets. Earlier, India managed 329 runs in their first innings as Rohit Sharma (161) smashed his 7th century in test cricket.
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