India vs England Day 2 Live Score – Will Rohit complete his century – Follow Live Updates: Rohit Sharma is once again playing one of the most crucial knocks for team India. Sharma ended the Day 1 of the 3rd test against England with very fluent 57* off 82 balls. Now the question is will he complete his 8th test century and 2nd of the series.
India in reply to England’s 112 ended the Day 1 on 99/3 and is trailing just by 13 runs with seven first innings wickets in hand.
If Rohit hits a 100 mark on Thursday, team India can stand assured that they will have a very firm grip on the match, series and more importantly the spot for the ICC World Test Championships will almost be sealed.
Day1 of India vs England 3rd Test – Axar Patel completely destroys England
Earlier on Day 1 – Axar Patel’s devastating six-wicket haul bundled England out for 112 before Rohit Sharma’s languid elegance shone through in an unbeaten half century that handed India the edge on the opening day of the day-night third Test here on Wednesday.
The spin combination of left-armer Patel and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin exploited the turning Motera pitch at the newly-inaugurated Narendra Modi stadium to the full and England’s first innings folded in just 48.4 overs after the visitors opted to bat.
Patel (21.4-6-38-6) grabbed his second five-for in his second Test while Ashwin (16-6-26-3) took three.
At stumps, India were 99 for 3 from 33 overs with Rohit batting on 57 off 82 balls. Ajinkya Rahane (1) was giving him company following skipper Virat Kohli’s dimissal in the second last over of the day.
Kohli was dismissed for 27 off 58 balls by left-arm spinner Jack Leach (10-1-27-2). India trailed by just 13 runs with seven first innings wickets in hand.