Washington Sundar & Axar Patel are building another strong partnership for India. Both the batsmen are heading strongly with bat & once again England is facing trouble in getting rid of India’s lower order batsmen. The duo have already stitched a stable partnership of 32 runs.
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 3 & gain a strong lead whereas England will be aiming for scalping quick wickets.