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IND vs ENG, 2nd Test Day 1 Live Score: Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara Steady India After Early Setback

IND vs ENG, 2nd Test Day 1 Live Score: Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara Steady India After Early Setback

IND vs ENG Live: Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara steadied Indian innings after early wicket.© BCCI

India got off to a poor start as they lost opener Shubman Gill in the second over of the innings. Gill departed for a three-ball duck as he shouldered arms and was trapped leg before by a Olly Stone delivery. Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara combined to steady the Indian innings with the former playing attacking shots. Earlier, Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat against England in the second Test in Chennai. India made three changes to their playing XI with the most notable one being Jasprit Bumrah being rested and Mohammed Siraj taking his spot. The hosts also made two changes in their spin department with Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Nadeem making way for Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel — who is set to make his Test debut. The visitors also made several changes to their starting XI — Stuart Broad coming in to replace James Anderson, Olly Stone replacing injured Jofra Archer and Ben Foakes taking over the wicket-keeping duties from Jos Buttler, who has travelled back to England. India will look to bounce back after suffering a big defeat in the Test series opener against England. The Test will also mark the return of fans in an international cricket match in India for the first time since March 2020. England lead the four-match series 1-0 after a thumping win in the first Test last week. (LIVE SCORECARD)


2nd Test, Day 1 Live Score Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

  • 10:22 (IST)


    Rohit Sharma welcomes Ben Stokes into the attack with a wonderful cover drive. The ball was pitched up, Rohit leaned on to the front foot and drove it nicely through covers with an immaculate piece of timing. 

  • 10:19 (IST)

    England lose DRS!

    Rohit Sharma goes for a sweep, there was no bat involved and England have take a review as Jack Leach looked convinced. The ball turned sharply and the replay showed the ball was going down the leg side and the impact was outside leg stump. Rohit survives and England lose one of their three reviews.

  • 10:15 (IST)

    Bowling Change!

    England skipper Joe Root has brought spinner into the attack for the first time in the match, with Jack Leach replacing Stuart Broad.

  • 10:14 (IST)

    Pitch starting to misbehave already!

    The pitch has started to misbehave already with ball stopping on the bat, this despite Olly Stone bowling with great pace. Rohit’s chipped shot in the previous over was a result of that and Pujara also faced a similar delivery in this over by Stone.

  • 10:11 (IST)


    Olly Stone goes short and wide and Rohit Sharma slashes his bat hard and it travels past point and runs away to the fence. 

  • 10:08 (IST)


    Rohit Sharma finishes Stuart Broads over with a chip shot over mid-on and it runs away to the fence, giving him four runs. The ball stopped a bit and Rohit had to check his shot very late and luckily for him it sailed over fielder’s head.

  • 10:07 (IST)

    Huge LBW appeal! Turned down!

    Stuart Broad makes a huge shout for LBW against Rohit Sharma but the umpire has turned it down. Seems a case of clear inside edge there.

  • 10:00 (IST)

    Injury to Cheteshwar Pujara!

    Olly Stone pitches it short and it makes Cheteshwar Pujara uncomfortable. It hit him on the gloves and he has called for medical attention.

  • 09:56 (IST)


    A full-length delivery from Stuart Broad and Rohit Sharma times his straight drive past mid-off to perfection and gets full value for that as the ball travels along the ground all the way to the fence.

  • 09:54 (IST)

    What an escape! Rohit Sharma gets lucky!

    A wide delivery from Stuart Broad catches Rohit Sharma in two minds whether to leave or play. In the end, he does neither of the two with pure conviction but was lucky that the ball didn’t crash into his stumps after taking a thick inside edge.

  • 09:48 (IST)

    Edge and four!

    Cheteshwar Pujara defends with soft hands, the ball goes towards the the slip cordon but luckily falls in front of the fielder and travels past him for a boundary.

  • 09:43 (IST)

  • 09:39 (IST)

    Shubman Gill departs for a duck!

    Shubman Gill shouldered arms against an in-swinging delivery by Olly Stone and it wrapped him right in front. What a start for England and Stone! India 0/1 in the second over.

  • 09:37 (IST)

    Broad starts off with a maiden!

    Stuart Broad started the over with short-of-length deliveries and moves to full-length as the over progressed. Rohit dealt with all those comfortably. No harm done!

  • 09:33 (IST)

    Seam and bounce for Broad!

    Rohit Sharma covers gets on top of the bounce and defends it cleanly towards the point region. Good early signs for England seamers to see the pitch offering decent bounce.

  • 09:29 (IST)

    Here we go!

    Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are walking out to bat in the middle. England fielders gave already taken the field. Stuart Broad to start the proceedings for the visitors. 

  • 09:07 (IST)

    England Playing XI!

    For the visitors, Chris Woakes fails to make the cut for the second Test from the final XII squad announced on the eve of the match. Olly Stone replaces Jofra Archer.
    England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (capt), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (wk), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Olly Stone

  • 09:06 (IST)

    India Playing XI!

    India have made three changes to their playing XI, with the most notable one being Jasprit Bumrah getting rested with Mohammed Siraj taking his place. Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Nadeem make way for Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel, who will be making his Test debut.

    India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj

  • 09:02 (IST)

    Toss Time! India win the toss and chose to bat!

    Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat as he expects the pitch to be good for batting on day 1 and start breaking down from second day onwards. Joe Root also wanted to bat first but hoped that his bowlers would come good and give them some early wickets and put pressure on Indian batting line-up.

  • 09:00 (IST)

    England players, high on confidence after winning the first Test, have arrived in the stadium.

  • 08:55 (IST)

    Team News!

    England have already made their final XII available for the match, with several key changes — James Anderson rested with Stuart Broad taking his spot. Jofra Archer is out with injury, while Dom Bess is replaced by Moeen Ali. Wicket-keeper Jos Buttler has travelled back home and Ben Foakes will be taking his spot in the starting XI. 

    For India, Axar Patel is back from injury and is available for selection for this Test. Indian management has not divulged too much about who will make the cut, keeping their cards close to their chest. Shahbaz Nadeem, who played the first Test, has gone back to the reserves along with Rahul Chahar. 

  • 08:48 (IST)

    Glimpse at the track!

    The strip being used for the second Test is expected to turn right from Day 1, with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane mentioning the same in his pre-match virtual press conference. Whether it will behave as expected remains to be seen! This is how the pitch looks like…

  • 08:45 (IST)

    World Test Championship Final spot at stake !

    Having lost the first Test by 227 runs, the Virat Kohli-led side can’t afford to lose any more games as they have to win at least two matches to stand a chance to enter the World Test Championship summit clash at the Lord’s. England, on the other hand, have had a perfect start of the series and would look to cause India some more troubles and strengthen their chances of  booking a spot in the final.

  • 08:37 (IST)

    Fans back in the stands!

    Apart from the exciting contest between the two sides, another thing the entire country is looking forward to is fans returning to the stadium for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdown imposed last year. Kohli talked about the lack of body language in the last Test match and fans backing them should certainly lift their spirits. 

  • 08:12 (IST)

    Hello and welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the live blog of second Test between India and England from MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Having lost the first Test by 227 runs, hosts India would look to level the series whereas the visitors would love to take an unassailable lead in the four-match series. 

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