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India vs England Test Series 2021: 1st Test: Rain interrupts India’s slap against England, Rahul’s half-century – India vs England 1st Test 2021: James Anderson attacks after Rahul’s half-century

The second day of the first Test between India and England was washed out due to rain. Due to which the second day’s play ended early. However, India was shaken after a good start earlier. But opener Lokesh Rahul scored a half-century. India were already at 125 for four by the time the second day’s play was announced on Thursday. Lokesh Rahul (57) and Rishabh Pant (7) were in the game.

With the help of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shamini’s bowling, India completed England’s first innings on 183 runs on the first day. In response, the pair of Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul gave the Indian team a strong start. Rahul and Rohit shared a partnership of 97 runs.

However, Ollie Robbins ended the partnership by dismissing Rohit Sharma. But then India lost their three crucial wickets. Rohit Sharma scored 36 runs off 107 balls. Rohit Sharma hit six fours in his innings.

James Anderson hit a four after Rohit was dismissed. Cheteshwar Pujara came to bat after Rohit. Pujara, who has been in poor form for some time, remained in poor form in the first innings as well. Pujara was dismissed for four off 16 balls by James Andran.

Like Pujara, captain Virat Kohli too has not performed as expected for a long time. Virat Kohli got out on the first ball. James Anderson got Kohli caught by Jos Buttler. Kohli could not even open the account. In this way Anderson gave India two big twists in two balls.

Wickets were falling at one end, Lokesh Rahul retained one end and completed his half-century. Kohli was followed by vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane to bat but was run out before the set. Rahane scored five runs in five balls. In this way India started well but later England retaliated. After the storm, the rain stopped.


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