IND vs ENG Live: Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara fight back with a brilliant fifty-plus partnership, bring 100 for India – India opening batsman Rohit Sharma and no. 3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara fought back to score a much-needed fifty-plus partnership for the 2nd wicket to help visitors get out of trouble after losing the early wicket of KL Rahul on 8. India is chasing a huge lead by England after posting 432-10 in reply to India’s 78-10.
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Rohit showed a glimpse of form in the Lord’s Test where he fell short of a hundred in the first innings while Pujara stitched a brilliant fifty partnership in the second innings with Ajinkya Rahane which eventually helped India win the Test.
Rohit Sharma is looking strong on 58 and is all set to score a century while has scored 39 runs in 70 balls with the help of seven boundaries. Rohit then brought up his half-century in the 38th over of the innings. He along with Pujara ensured that India does not lose any more wickets before the tea break. India is still trailing by 243 runs.
Rohit and Pujara gave India a little respite as both batsmen looked firm at the crease, and they mixed caution with aggression, keeping the English bowlers at bay. England had the chance to send Rohit back to the pavilion in the 32nd over, but Joe Root did not opt for the review and Rohit got a reprieve.
Earlier in the morning, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah got the two wickets within the first 15 minutes to bowl out England for 432 runs. But Joe Root’s record century and half-centuries from Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed and Dawid Malan meant, England are 354 runs ahead after bowling out India for a paltry 78 in the first innings.
On Day 2, England skipper Joe Root brought up his 23rd Test century to take Leeds test completely out of India’s grip. The England captain led from the front once again, forging a 139-run partnership with Dawid Malan (70) post Lunch, en route a majestic 121 in front of his home crowd to put his side firmly on the series-levelling course. At stumps, England’s score read 423/8 with a lead of 345 runs.