England vs India 1st Test Day 2 Highlights – Aug 2, 2018

Ind v Eng highlights today – first test day two from Edgbaston, Birmingham (England) Thursday 2nd August 2018. As we know the home team England’s captain JE Root won the toss and decided to bat first. England scored 285 runs with nine wickets down in 88 overs at day one. The opener of the team AN Cook faced 28 balls and scored 13 runs When his wicket dismissed then it was (8.5 cleaned him up with a beauty! Memories of the tour to India in this one. Drifts into middle stump, Cook plays forward, grips to spin past the outside edge and into the off stump. Lovely piece of bowling 26/1).

KK Jennings contributed 44 runs, JE Root (c) was at 80 when his wicket down it happened like this (62.3 what a moment! Kohli has pulled off a direct hit run out But why did England risk that second run? It was always going to be tight. The ball was worked into midwicket, Kohli chased it down, slid, picked up in one motion. They were committed to the second (appeared to be Bairstow’s call). Even without a direct hit Root would have been struggled. Really poor running 216/4). JM Bairstow † scored 70 runs.

R Ashwin bowled 25 overs and leaked 60 runs with taking four wickets, Mohammed Shami took two wickets, UT Yadav and I Sharma took one wicket each of them. Now England got 285 runs which are not bad either not good, it looks like fifty/fifty situation for one innings race. The expectations were too high for the home team especially for their batting performance but it didn’t happen in their first innings.

England have won the toss and elected to bat.

England team/playing XI
Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (capt.), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
India team/playing XI
Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (capt.), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.

Match Timings: 11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Umpires –
TV Umpires –
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire –
Match number – Test no. 2314

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