IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma along with KL Rahul got off to a steady start by stitching 97 runs stand. Rohit Sharma was doing well & has successfully scored 36 runs off 107 balls to ensure that India’s innings move ahead without any hiccups. However, he once again threw his wicket when he got settled on the crease.
Rohit Sharma couldn’t control himself from hitting a pull shot when he saw a short ball from Ollie Robinson & ended up handing an easy catch to Sam Curran. After having a perfect start losing a wicket into the last over before lunch is not a good sign for the Indian squad. The fall of Rohit Sharma’s wicket could prove costly for the Indian team as he got settled on crease & was looking in a good form.
Watch Rohit Sharma’s dismissal here:
At lunch break on day 2, India’s score was 97/1 with KL Rahul stayed unbeaten on 48 runs at the crease. India still trails by 86 runs. Resuming Day 2 at 21/0 India’s openers Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul played cautiously & the duo got off the first hour without any hindrance. Both the batsmen were looking set on the crease & were facing England’s pace attack with caution & aggression.
The duo was on the verge of completing the first session but on the last over before the lunch break, Rohit (36) fell prey to Ollie Robinson’s short delivery & walked back to the pavilion. KL Rahul is still batting & is looking quite confident whereas Rohit will be guilty of himself for the way he got dismissed.
Rohit was dismissed in a similar fashion in the Australia home series, so it looked like that England’s pacers had a plan to attack him with a short ball. Rohit Sharma has registered eight test centuries in India but he is yet to score a century in overseas conditions.
On the other hand KL Rahul after having a tough outing during India’s tour of England in 2018, KL Rahul was determined this time to turn all the wrongs into rights by displaying a perfect show with the bat & registering a big score on board.
If Rohit Sharma continues to struggle with the bat as an opener then Prithvi Shaw & Mayank Agarwal might grab his place in the last few matches. While playing away from home test series Rohit Sharma has amassed 1018 runs in 40 innings at an average of 27.51. While in India Rohit Has played 27 innings & scored 1018 runs comprising of 7 centuries & 12 half-centuries at an average of 79.52.
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