England vs India 2nd Test: Ajinkya Rahane’s Ton Saves the Day for India

After a sudden collapse of middle order, right hand batsman Ajinkya Rahane’s 103 runs pull out the team from trouble. At the end of the day, the team managed to make 290 for nine. Picking up the drowning inning from 145 for seven, Rahane, along with Bhuvi saved the day for his team. By notching up his 2nd test century in 7 matches, Ajinkya generated a 90-run partnership with number nine batsman Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bhivi made valuable 36 runs, when other main batsman failed to score.

Host team England’s pace leader James Anderson thrashed Indian batting line-up by taking four wickets. Apart from Anderson, Stuart Broad took two wickets.

Earlier on the first day of the second match, Indian batting line-up collapsed from 73/2 at first session to 140/6 at second session. In the session, Indian batsman scored only 67 runs and lost 4 wickets for just 67, which corrected Cook's decision to bowl first.

In the very first session of day 1, everyone present at Lord's ground was in for a surprise as ground staff had shaved the green grass off the pitch. Anderson was fired up after the build-up to this match drew first blood with Dhawan edging one to Gary Ballance at third slip in the third over of the innings.

Last modified on Friday, 18 Jul 2014 14:54:2518/07/2014
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