England fast bowler Stuart Broad provided the host with an excellent start as he removed India’s debutant Rishabh Pant on the morning session of day two at Trent Bridge.
Meanwhile, England started the second day on a grand fashion finishing India’s innings within few overs. Rishabh Pant, who looked confident last day started off well along with Ravichandran Ashwin.
With overcast conditions on display, the English seamers made use of the conditions to full effect. Stuart Broad, who was quite average on the first day, showed his real class on the morning session of day two. He and James Anderson bowled in tandem to put India under pressure as they gave up shortly.
Rishabh Pant departs early on day two
After a confident innings from the young wicket-keeper batsmen, Pant played a no shot to throw away his wicket. Stuart Broad played with the patience of debutant bowling on the sixth-seventh stump channel.
However, after leaving quite a few deliveries, Rishabh Pant finally gave chasing a wide delivery, thus falling in the trap. Pant while driving one outside the off stump, drags back to his stumps as Broad makes the first knock today morning.
Stuart Broad said something to the departing Rishabh Pant who looked livid with himself for not letting that ball to go.
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The remaining India batters didn’t last long as England seamers cleaned the tail with ease. India managed to add only 23 runs from the last days score as Stuart Broad and James Anderson four wickets. Since the wicket of Rishabh Pant, it was a one-sided affair.
Anderson removed Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah from two deliveries to finish off the proceedings. Thus, James Anderson will start the second innings on a hattrick.