The first day of the second test between England and India was the day of Indian batsmen especially because of K L Rahul. Rahul has scored a century and still batting with Ajinkya Rahane. India is at 276/3 after the first day.
Eng vs Ind: Highlights of Day 1: K L Rahul stars with a century
England has won the toss and elected to bowl first. As Broad was ruled out. Mark Wood joins the bowling lineup. Moeen Ali was also in the playing eleven of England. After the injury of Shardul Thakur, some people thought Ashwin might be brought into the playing eleven. But Ishant Sharma has joined as the fourth pacer on the Indian side.
Rohit Sharma and K L Rahul gave a good start for India. Rohit was hitting well and was playing like limited-overs cricket. The first wicket partnership was 126 runs. Rohit was dismissed by Anderson 83 runs and missed his deserving century.
K L Rahul started slowly but then after the dismissal of Rohit, he accelerates a little. He is now at 127 batting. He has hit 12 fours and 1 six so far. But the lone failure for the Indian batting was Cheteshwar Pujara. He is still struggling at no. 3. Yesterday he has scored only 9 runs and git dismissed by Anderson.
The skipper Virat Kohli also got dismissed on the first day of the second test. He has 42 runs and built a good partnership with Rahul. Robinson has got his wicket. There was not much for the England bowling side. Anderson has got 2 wickets and Robinson got only one.