IND vs ENG Live: Ishant Sharma struck in the first over to get India off to a dream start.© BCCI
Ishant Sharma struck early to get India off to a dream start as he removed Rory Burns for a duck in the very first over of England innings. Moeen Ali and Olly Stone picked up two wickets apiece on the Day 2 morning to wind up India’s first innings at 329 all out. Rishabh Pant scored some lusty blows and brought up his half-century. He kept losing partners from the other end and was left stranded at the other end on 58 not out. Moeen Ali gave England a bright start with the ball by picking up two wickets in his first over on Day 2 getting rid of overnight batsman Axar Patel and Ishant Sharma. Axar got out after a sharp stumping from Ben Foakes, while Ishant went back to the pavilion after miscuing a sweep shot off a full toss in the same over. Watching wickets fall from the other end, Rishabh Pant took the attack to the England bowlers and completed a well-crafted half-century — his fourth in the four innings on the home soil. (LIVE SCORECARD)
2nd Test, Day 2 Live Cricket Score Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
WICKET! R Ashwin strikes to remove Sibley!
Ravichandran Ashwin sends Dom Sibley packing cheaply to give India their second wicket. India’s appeal was turned down but Virat Kohli sent it upstairs straight away and the replay showed that there was a clear deflection off the bat and India get this huge wicket.
A watchful Daniel Lawrence plays out a maiden over from Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ishant Sharma bowls on middle and leg stump and Dom Sibley drives it nicely, beats the diving short mid-wicket fielder and the ball races away to the fence.
Ishant Sharma gets a thick outside edge from Dom Sibley and it goes wide of slip cordon and runs away to the fence. Lucky boundary this for England but they won’t mind it at all on this tricky pitch where scoring runs is hard.
Peach from Ashwin!
R Ashwin bowls a peach of a delivery against Dan Lawrence to completely square him up. The ball went just past his outside edge.
First poor delivery from Ishant Sharma and Dom Sibley plays it nicely off the pads to collect first boundary of the innings.
Edge falls safe!
R Ashwin generates turn and bounce from the pitch and the ball takes an inside edge off Dom Sibley’s bat but falls just short of Virat Kohli at leg slip.
WICKET! Ishant Sharma strikes early!
Ishant Sharma gives India an early breakthrough by trapping Rory Burns leg before in the very first over of the innings. He departs without troubling the scorers. Burns challenged the on-field decision but the replay showed that ball would have gone on to clip the leg stump and the decision stays in India’s favour.
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England’s 1st innings begins!
England openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley are out in the middle and Ishant Sharma will start the proceedings for India.
Mohammed Siraj moves across to make room and hits it over backward point to start his innings with a boundary.
WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav departs!
Olly Stone ruffled Kuldeep Yadav with the short ball. He was expecting a similar length but got a full length delivery instead that moved into him with the angle and took a thin edge and went straight to the keeper.
Olly Stone drops it short, which doesn’t bounce much and it hit Kuldeep Yadav on his helmet. No damage done though.
Moeen Ali teases Rishabh Pant with a tossed up delivery outside off and he came down the track and lofted it over long-off for another maximum.
It’s two in two for Rishabh Pant as he smashes Moeen Ali delivery down the ground for a boundary. There was a fielder guarding then fence but he had no chance stopping that.
Rishabh Pant takes a couple of strides down, takes the Moeen Ali ball on the full and smashes it straight past him for a boundary. It was a half chance but the power made sure Moeen Ali couldn’t do much than watch it sail past him.
Pant denies single!
Kuldeep Yadav worked the ball towards vacant short fine-leg region and wanted to take a single but Rishabh Pant denied, keeping the strike to himself.
Rishabh Pant comes down the track and send it deep into the stands over deep mid-wicket for a six. That should give him some confidence and India need plenty of those to get close to 400.
England skipper Joe Root has brought himself into the attack with Rishabh Pant on strike.
Dream start for England and Moeen Ali!
Moeen Ali has given England a dream start on Day 2, picking two wickets in his first over on Day 2. India have added only one run to their overnight tally and lost two wickets.
WICKET! Ishant Sharma departs for duck!
Ishant Sharma tries to sweep against Moeen Ali but only manages a top edge that is caught comfortably by Rory Burns.
WICKET! Axar Patel departs!
Ben Foakes, who has been brilliant behind stumps, has produced a magical stumping to get rid of Axar Patel, who leaned for a forward defensive shot but lost his control.
Jack Leach starts off the day with a maiden over, creating a couple of half chances against Axar Patel.
A peach from Lech!
Jack Leach bowls a peach of a delivery to square up Axar Patel who has no clue how to play that. Also, the newness of the ball allowed it to get that extra grip from the surface and bounce more that what the batsman expected it to.
Here we go!
The two Indian batsmen Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel are walking out in the middle. Jack Leach will start the day 2 proceedings with Axar on strike.
India hope for big partnership!
With scoreboard reading 300/6, Rishabh Pant is not out on 33 while debutant Axar Patel is unbeaten on five. While everyone is aware of what Pant is capable of, Axar is also more than handy with the bat and he needs to come good if India want to take their total past 350 or even close to 400.
England look to wind up Indian innings!
Knowing that the pitch is going to get tough to bat on, England bowlers would love to fold Indian innings as quickly as possible so that they can get on with their innings while the track is somewhat good. India, on the other hand, would love Rishabh Pant to fire all guns blazing and push the visitors on the backfoot with his fire-power.
Pant key for India!
Rishabh Pant holds the key for India as they look to extend their advantage by adding runs to their first innings total.
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 2 of second Test between India and England from Chennai. The hosts would look to score as many runs as possible in the first innings and push the tourists on the backfoot by posting a huge first innings total.
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