Ajinkya Rahane has come on Pitch with a positive intent & is doing his best to deliver for the hosts. He has scored 20 runs in 33 balls & is currently sprinting to complete two runs. Whether Rohit & Rahane’s partnership can continue for long duration or not is a wait & watch thing!
Earlier England won the toss on Day 1 & elected to bat first. England had a poor start after losing early wickets. Despite a brilliant half century by Ben Stokes, England was wrapped up for 205 runs. Axar Patel continues his top form by scalping four wickets whereas Ashwin took three wickets. Mohammed Siraj also registered two wickets & Sundar grabbed the crucial wicket of Ben Stokes. India will look forward to build a steady strong partnership on Day 2 & gain a strong lead whereas England will be aiming for scalping quick wickets.