The second Test between England and India at The Mecca of Cricket has been nothing of an effect. The fixture has not been entertaining only but also competitive at the same time. Both the teams have by far lived up to the expectations. Earlier, Team India scored 364 in the first innings.
KL Rahul was the pick of the Indian batsmen as he scored a remarkable century. He started the innings at a sedate pace but later on scored runs at the rate of knots. He struck 12 fours and a six. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma scored 83 including 11 boundaries and a six.
Indian captain Virat Kohli scored 42 runs while Ravindra Jadeja ended up with 40. James Anderson took five wickets while Mark Wood and Ollie Robinson took 2 wickets apiece. Moeen Ali ended up with one wicket to his credit. England batsmen responded pretty well in the first innings.
Despite losing two wickets early on, England managed to stay on the track, thanks to Rory Burns, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. Burns scored 49 including 7 fours while Bairstow scored a terrific fifty. Meanwhile, Root took his batting to the next level by scoring 150.
Indian captain Virat Kohli loses his cool on Day 3
Virat Kohli was absolutely furious during the last session of Day 3 of the Test. The Indian captain was livid after DRS was overturned due to an umpire’s call. Mohammed Siraj bowled a superb delivery to Joe Root and the latter tried to defend the ball.
As it happened, the ball went on hit the batsman’s pads. While the Indians made a full-hearted appeal, the umpire, Michael Gough wasn’t convinced. Upon taking the review, it was eventually overturned owing to the umpire’s call. After realizing that it was overturned, Kohli couldn’t hold himself back from letting out a few words in disappointment.
The video of Kohli losing his calm spread like wildfire on social media. Meanwhile, Joe Root stayed throughout the innings as he scored an unbeaten 180*. England were bowled out for 391 in the first innings with a lead of 27 runs.