[ad_1] KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja put India on top in first England Test

Jan 26, 2024

KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja put India on top in first England Test


India lead by 175 runs at stumps on Day 2

KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja hit half-centuries to put India in command of the opening Test against England on Friday with a lead of 175 at stumps on the second day in Hyderabad.

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Jadeja-Axar stitch fine unbeaten partnership

Jadeja remained unbeaten on 81 and took charge after Rahul's 86 to steer the hosts to 421-7. He and fellow left-hander Axar Patel, on 35, were batting in a partnership of 63 at close of play.

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Rahul-Jadeja dominate England bowlers

Jadeja's fifth-wicket stand of 65 with Rahul, who looked assured in his knock laced with eight fours and two sixes, stood out in a dominant day for India, who resumed on 119-1.

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Root ends Bharat's fine knock

The world's top-ranked Test all-rounder then kept up the charge with wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat, who made 41 before being dismissed by Joe Root.

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Root-Hartley take two wickets apiece

Root and debutant Tom Hartley have taken two wickets each on a grinding day for the tourists, who bowled 87 overs after an extended final session.

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Crowd enjoys Jadeja's trademark sword celebration

Jadeja reached his fifty after tea and waved the bat in his trademark sword celebration in front of a cheering crowd of more than 25,000, boosted by the Republic Day holiday.

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Big mix-up between Ashwin and Jadeja

India lost two wickets in the final session of play including Ravichandran Ashwin run out for one after a mix-up which saw both Ashwin and Jadeja at one end.

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Rahul misses out well-deserved ton

Rahul anchored the innings in the first two sessions but was denied a ton when his big heave on a long-hop from Hartley landed in the palms of Ahmed at deep mid-wicket.

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India lose Jaiswal-Gill inside first hour of play

India lost overnight batting duo Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill inside the first hour of play. Left-hander Jaiswal added four to his overnight 76 with a boundary but was dismissed after lobbing the fourth ball of the day back to spinner Root, who jumped high to take the catch.

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Hartley sends Gill back

Rahul and Gill, who started the Day 2 on 14, attempted to rebuild in a partnership of 36 but Hartley broke through with his left-arm spin.

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Next: 1st Test: Jaiswal leads India's reply after attacking 70 from England skipper Ben Stokes