IND vs ENG 1st Test Day 2: Rahul-Jadeja-Axar help take 175-run lead, India 421/7

IND vs ENG 1st Test Day 2: Rahul-Jadeja-Axar help take 175-run lead, India 421/7

India in complete command as Ravindra Jadeja & Axar Patel's unbeaten 63-run stand took India to 421/7.

IND vs ENG 1st Test Day 2: India Cricket Team have ended Day 2 with 421/7 in Hyderabad. Ravindra Jadeja (81) and Axar Patel (35) remained as India extended lead to 175. KL Rahul was the star with a fine 86-run knock. Jadeja added to England’s misery with a half-century. To finish the day on a high, Axar Patel hammered 4, 6 and 4 against Tom Hartley to take India to 421/7.

On Day 1 of India and England 1st Test in Hyderabad, Indian spinners restricted England to 246. Ben Stokes offered a late flourish to score 70. India openers Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal ripped through the bowling to finish the day at 119/1.

IND vs ENG LIVE Scorecard

Lunch: India cruised in Session 1, adding 103 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Joe Root struck early with Jaiswal, but KL Rahul capitalized on a dropped catch and batted smartly. Shubman Gill fell cheaply trying to up the tempo, but Shreyas Iyer steadied the ship against Mark Wood. India in control, aiming for a big total; England need a strong afternoon fightback.

The 20-year-old Jaiswal stole the show with a swashbuckling 76 off 70 balls, channeling his inner “Bazball” spirit to dismantle England’s attack. He particularly feasted on debutant spinner Tom Hartley, who conceded a whopping 63 runs in just nine overs.

Jaiswal’s audacious approach, alongside Rohit Sharma’s 80 off 61 balls, left England reeling at the end of Day 1. India reached 119/1 at stumps, trailing by just 127 runs, with Shubman Gill (14*) providing solid support at the other end.

IND vs ENG 1st Test, Day 1: Recap

Despite Jaiswal’s heroics, England’s batting performance shouldn’t be entirely overshadowed. Openers Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley got things off to a solid start with a 55-run stand, while Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root chipped in with a crucial 61-run partnership.

It was Ben Stokes, however, who rescued England from a precarious position. His attacking 70 off 88 balls, featuring powerful boundaries and audacious strokeplay, helped the visitors reach a respectable total. Unfortunately for England, they burned through all three reviews within the first 14 overs, leaving them vulnerable heading into Day 2.

India vs England 1st Test, Day 2 Promises Plenty:

With India holding the upper hand thanks to Jaiswal’s blitz and England desperate to claw their way back, Day 2 promises to be another nail-biting affair.

Whether India can extend their lead further or England can find a way to stifle the hosts’ momentum remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, the Hyderabad Test is far from over, and the battle for supremacy promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

Key Takeaways: IND vs ENG

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal’s aggressive batting puts India in a strong position.
  • England reach 246 thanks to Ben Stokes’ late fightback.
  • India ends Day 1 at 119/1, trailing by 127 runs.
  • England have no DRS reviews left for the remainder of the innings.

The battle lines are drawn, and Day 2 of the Hyderabad Test promises to be a captivating spectacle. Who will emerge victorious? Tune in to find out!


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