India Vs England, 1st Test: Here are the statistical highlights of Day 2

India made a cautious start reaching 63 for no loss with openers Murali Vijay (25 not out) and Gautam Gambhir (28 not out) at the crease.

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Rajkot, Nov 10: Indian spinners were taken to the cleaners by the English batsmen as the visitors posted a mammoth 537 on the second day of the opening cricket Test here on Thursday (Nov 10).

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India made a cautious start reaching 63 for no loss with openers Murali Vijay (25 not out) and Gautam Gambhir (28 not out) at the crease.

India Vs England, 1st Test: Here are the statistical highlights of Day 2

England's first innings total was their third-highest ever in this country, showing their batsmen were in total control against Indian spinners especially Ravichandran Ashwin, who conceded 167 runs in 46 overs taking only two wickets.

The visitor's innings revolved mainly around Root'’s classical, foundation-laying 124 on day one, Ali’'s attractive knock of 117 and the enterprising hundred by Stokes against a listless Indian bowling attack that was plundered for a whopping 139 runs in 30 overs in the pre-lunch period.

Here are the statistical highlights from second day's play:

1st Test: Statistical highlights of Day 2

Moeen Ali played an attractive knock of 117. He took a single on the second ball of the day to complete his 4th Test century. This was the first occasion when an all-rounder has scored a century against India.

1st Test: Statistical highlights of Day 2

Stokes who made an attacking 128 which was the innings highest score, batted right down the order to post the massive total before being all out to end the extended session two.

New Zealand-born Stokes not only completed his century but also added 62 runs for the ninth wicket with Ansari to take the score past 500.

1st Test: Statistical highlights of Day 2

Mohammed Shami struck the wicket of dangerous Moeen Ali, the left-hander misjudged the line of the swinging delivery from Shami and it uprooted his off-stump!

1st Test: Statistical highlights of Day 2

Wriddhiman Saha, who dropped Ben Stokes twice, finally took catch behind the stumps to send Jonny Bairstow at 46. He became the first English wicketkeeper-batsman to hit more than one six (3) in a Test innings on Indian soil.

1st Test: Statistical highlights of Day 2

England's first innings total of 537 against India was their third-highest ever in this country, showing their batsmen were in total control against Indian spinners especially Ravichandran Ashwin, who conceded 167 runs in 46 overs taking only two wickets.

1st Test: Statistical highlights of Day 2

Murali Vijay had faced 70 balls, striking four fours - three of which came in one over off Stuart Broad.

Gautam Gambhir, playing his second Test on the trot after his recall from hibernation, struck four fours in his 68-ball knock as they batted out the shortened last session of play

 

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