Rohit, who scored his seventh century in the Exam structure on Saturday, struck 18 boundaries and two sixes, considerably to the delight of those present inside the stadium. Photograph: Sportzpics for BCCI
Opener Rohit Sharma slammed a wonderful 161 before India stuttered in the last session to get to 300 for six on day 1 of the 2nd Exam towards England at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.
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At stumps, Rishabh Pant and debutant Axar Patel ended up batting on 33 and 5, respectively.
In search of to stage the four-match series soon after their defeat in the initial Exam, India opted to bat soon after profitable the toss.
The hosts missing Shubman Gill without any operate on the board but Rohit extra eighty five for the 2nd wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara (21).
India, then, noticed Pujara and captain Virat Kohli, who has also unsuccessful to open his account, tumble in swift succession as they slumped to 86 for a few.
Seeking in fantastic nick, Rohit observed an equipped ally in vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (67) as the two senior batsmen forged a partnership of 162 operates for the fourth wicket at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Rohit, who scored his seventh century in the Exam structure on Saturday, struck 18 boundaries and two sixes, considerably to the delight of those present inside the stadium, the initial time for an international cricket match in India amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rohit confronted 231 deliveries throughout his stay in the middle, which was sooner or later minimize quick by still left-arm spinner Jack Leach in the last session of play, while Rahane strike 9 fours before becoming dismissed by Moeen Ali.
India missing a few wickets in the last session soon after sitting down rather at 248 for a few.
India wants to win 2nd Exam to preserve its hope alive for ICC Entire world Exam Championship (WTC) last qualification.
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India scorecard at STUMPS on Working day 1
|Rohit Sharma||c Moeen b Leach||136||a hundred ninety||sixteen||two|
|Shubman Gill||lbw b Stone||3|
|Cheteshwar Pujara||c Stokes b Leach||21||58||two|
|Virat Kohli||b Moeen Ali||5|
|Ajinkya Rahane||b Moeen Ali||67||149||9|
|Rishabh Pant||not out||33||56||5||1|
|R Ashwin||c Pope b Root||thirteen||19||1|
|Axar Patel||not out||5||7||1|
|Olly Stone||15||5||forty two||1|
|Jack Leach||26||two||seventy eight||two|
Enjoying 11 of each the groups:
India taking part in 11: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj
England taking part in 11: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes(w), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Olly Stone
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