After dominating the day one against England at Southampton, the first session of day two belonged to India as well.
First, it was the brilliance of Stuart Broad for England and then it was the same old dup, Pujara and Virat Kohli for India helping the things in the fourth Test. Meanwhile, yet again, the India openers disappointed the fans with their below-par batting display. KL Rahul, in particular, has been a huge disappointment, as he was once again out in the same way.
Stuart Broad strikes for England –
Despite starting the day with the solid defence from Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, things slipped for India in the span of 13 runs. Initially, it was KL Rahul who once again failed to tackle that incoming delivery from Broad.
The problem with the inswingers for KL Rahul has been exposed again by Stuart Broad. He missed the inswinger from Broad thus got trapped plumb in front of the wicket. Adding insult to the injury, KL Rahul took away the review with him as well.
However, Shikhar Dhawan looked promising by facing 50 balls in the innings. But, it was mere happiness for the fans, as his taste buds once again asked to go for the crispy drive. Eventually, he ended up edging Stuart Broad to Jos Buttler.
Virat Kohli-Cheteshwar Pujara balances the ship:
It was once again Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara who came to the aid of the Indian side. Both the batsmen kept Englishmen chasing the leather for the most of the time.
Virat Kohli, in particular, has been a treat to watch who just thrown his kitchen sink when the ball is in his arc. On the other hand, as usual, Cheteshwar Pujara was rock solid in his defence.
They both managed to seize the momentum for England and made the things happening for India. At the end of the first session on day two, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara are playing on 25 and 28, respectively.
Brief Scores of England vs India, 4th Test:
England – 246-all out
India – 100/2 (Virat Kohli (25*), Pujara (28*); Broad 2/34)