Kohli got out for a golden duck in this game.
While India dominated Day 1 of the first Test against England, the second day saw an exciting contest between the bat and the ball. Resuming at their overnight score of 21/0, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul showcased remarkable resilience and tackle the red cherry with precision. The challenging deliveries were respected while the loose ones were dispatched for boundaries. The duo added 97 runs for the first wicket and India seemed firmly on command.
However, England pacers bounced back as India lost four wickets inside 15 runs. While Ollie Robinson got the better of Rohit, James Anderson dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in consecutive deliveries. Worsening the case for the visiting team, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane got run-out. Just when things seemed to spice up, rain came into the picture and the play was abandoned.
India were 125/4 at stumps on Day 2, 58 runs behind England’s first-innings total of 183 runs. KL Rahul (57) and Rishabh Pant (7) are the two batters at the crease and they have a job in hand. Considering the current scorecard, Virat Kohli’s men are still in a better position. However, the pitch has been assisting pacers regularly and a couple of quick wickets can see the momentum shifting towards England.
Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from the England vs India 1st Test Day 2
619 – James Anderson became the joint third-highest wicket-taker in Test matches. He equaled former Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble’s tally by dismissing Virat Kohli. Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane (708) hold the top two positions.
1 – Anderson became the first bowler to get Virat Kohli out for a duck twice in international cricket. Besides this game, the veteran pacer sent Kohli for a duck during the 2014 Manchester Test.
6 – This was Virat Kohli’s sixth duck against England in Tests, most for him against an opponent. Overall, he has 13 ducks in the format.
9 – Virat Kohli now has nine ducks while leading India in Test matches, most for any Indian skipper. MS Dhoni holds the second position with eight ducks.
8 – James Anderson dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara for the eighth time in Test matches. Only Nathan Lyon has accounted for his wickets more times (10).
100 – For the first time since 2007, both Indian openers survived over 100 deliveries in an innings in a Test match outside Asia. Dinesh Karthik and Wasim Jaffer were the last Indian pair to do so.