New Delhi. The play of the second day of the first Test being played between India and England in Hyderabad has ended. In reply to England’s 246 in the first innings, India scored 421 runs at the loss of 7 wickets on the second day. In this way, India has taken a lead of 175 runs so far and there are still 3 wickets left. At the end of the second day’s play, Ravindra Jadeja is unbeaten on 81 and Akshar Patel is unbeaten on 35 runs. Tom Hartley and Joe Root took 2-2 wickets for England.
Earlier, India started the first day with a score of 1 wicket for 119 runs. India soon got its second blow. Yashasvi Jaiswal was out after adding 4 runs to yesterday’s score. He missed the century. Yashasvi played an inning of 80 runs in 74 balls. He was dismissed by Joe Root. Root bowled the first over of the second day’s play.
Shreyas-Gil could not play big innings
India’s third wicket fell at the score of 159 runs. Debutant Tom Hartley got Shubman Gill caught by Ben Duckett. Gill once again failed to play a big innings. He scored 23 runs in 66 balls. Gill hit only 2 fours. India had lost two wickets in the first session of the second day itself. After this there was a good partnership between Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul. Both added 64 runs for the fourth wicket. Shreyas lost his wicket due to big shots. Shreyas was out after scoring 35 runs. Rehan Ahmed showed him the way to the pavilion.
Rahul missed a century
At the same time, Rahul held one end and completed his 14th half-century. It seemed that Rahul would complete his century. But, while trying to hit a big shot on the score of 86 runs, he also got caught out. His wicket was taken by Tom Hartley. Before getting out, KL Rahul made a partnership of 65 runs with Ravindra Jadeja.
Jadeja completed his fifty
After this, Jadeja and KS Bharat took charge and made a partnership of 68 runs for the sixth wicket. Jadeja scored the 20th half-century of his Test career. After this Joe Root got KS Bharat out LBW. Bharat was out after scoring 41 runs. After this R Ashwin also got run out. After him, Akshar Patel came out to bat and by the end of the second day’s play, Jadeja had so far added 63 runs with Akshar for the 8th wicket.
England had scored 246 runs in the first innings
Earlier, England had won the toss and batted first. The England team was all out for 246 runs on the first day itself. Captain Ben Stokes scored the maximum 70 runs for England. Apart from him, Jonny Bairstow also scored 37 runs. Whereas, from India’s side, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took maximum three wickets each. Jasprit Bumrah and Akshar Patel got 2-2 wickets.