IND vs ENG Live: Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara looked solid in the last hour on Day 1.© BCCI
India have put in a steady start against England on Day 2 of the fourth and final Test match, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The hosts currently have Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara batting, and the duo are building a decent partnership. Earlier on Day 1, India scored 24 for one in response to England’s first innings score of 205. The hosts lost the wicket of Shubman Gill, who fell to a delivery by James Anderson. Before the Indian innings, England batsmen were subjected to another trial by spin and they couldn’t quite find their way out of the web. Axar Patel picked up four wickets and Ravichandran Ashwin took three as England endured another collpase to bundle out for a sub-par score on what looks like a good wicket to bat on. Ben Stokes top scored for England with 55 runs. (LIVE SCORECARD)
4th Test, Day 2 Live Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
A bouncer by Stokes, outside off. Pujara sees it go to the wicketkeeper.
Anderson sends a length delivery, outside off. Rohit leaves it.
A full delivery by Stokes, into the pads of Rohit. He glances it through square leg for a single.
A full toss by Stokes, and Rohit angle bats it through the covers for a four!
A short delivery by Stokes, in middle and leg. Rohit glances it to the right of short midwicket for a single.
A length delivery by Anderson, swinging in at off. Rohit hits it in front of midwicket for a single.
No run, IND: 26/1
A length delivery by Stokes, and Pujara flicks it to short midwicket. No run.
After 14 overs, India are 26 for one.
A short length delivery by Stones, into middle. Pujara sends it into the off-side.
A full length delivery by Anderson, on off stump with a good swing. Rohit goes forward and guides it through the midwicket area for two runs.
The action begins on Day 2!
Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara to resume batting for India. James Anderson to begin proceedings for England with the ball.
The pitch has been decent and the red ball has given batsmen more time, compared to the pink ball. The pitch has also offered a little bit of spin. Reverse swing is expected as the game goes on, something which James Anderson could capitalize on.
Rohit Sharma will be aiming to build on his fine form!
Rohit Sharma has already registered a century in the ongoing Test series, and he will be hoping to add pressure on Jack Leach. The opener needs to settle down, and once he does that, he will onl need to deal with Leach and James Anderson. A big task ahead for the Mumbai Indians skipper.
Watch: India’s team huddle
The hosts will be aiming for a good start on Day 2 and not lose quick wickets. A steady partnership between Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara will be a sign of good things to come! Here is a video of India’s team huddle ahead of Day 2:
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Good morning and welcome everyone!
Good morning and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Day 2 of the 4th Test match between India and England, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The visitors were bundled out for 205 on Day 1, and India will be aiming to gain a strong lead. Despite losing the wicket of Shubman Gill, the hosts still have time to gain momentum with Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara set to resume batting. The hosts currently are 24 for one. Stay tuned for some exciting cricket!