Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, England
England dropped two many chances against India. Credits: Getty

It looks like the Indian and England players are being served a lot of butter before they are coming to the field in the ongoing first Test at Edgbaston. The Indian players had dropped quite a few catches in the first innings and the English players are now looking hell-bent to give the visitors a run for their money. Of late, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya got a reprieve on successive deliveries.

India began day two on a good note by taking the last English wicket quickly to wrap up the innings on 287. However, the Indian top-order failed to complement the bowlers. Shikhar Dhawan and Murali gave the team a good start by adding 50 runs for the first wicket.

However, Sam Curran took three wickets in quick succession to leave India reeling at 59 for three from 50 for no loss. Then, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane steadied the ship for a while before Ben Stokes struck twice.

The all-rounder dismissed Rahane and Dinesh Karthik quickly to reduce India to 100 for five.

And England could have found themselves firmly on the driver’s seat had they not spilt two catches in as many balls. What would have hurt England more was that one of those catches came from the blade of none other than Kohli.

India’s batting mainstay Virat Kohli was batting on 21 when he edged a James Anderson delivery towards the second slip.

However, Dawid Malan made a meal of a regulation catch.

England Vs India: Here is a clip of that drop:

On the very next ball bowled by Ben Stokes, Hardik Pandya edged one towards the first slip only to see Alastair Cook dropping it.

Here is a clip of that drop:

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