Spinners remove Rohit, Rahane as England fightback
Published: 05:24 PM, 13 February 2021
Both Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane depart within 3 overs and England comeback strongly in the second Test against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.
Jack Leach removes Rohit in the 73rd over after scoring a dominating 161 with the help of 18 fours and 2 sixes. In the 76th over, Moeen Ali bowled Rahane which gives a late relief for England.
India, who trail the four-Test series 1-0, are on 289 for 6 with Rishabh Pant on 26* and Axar Patel on 1*.
Earlier, the partnership between Rohit and Rahane guide India to a mammoth total after losing few early wickets.
Indian Captain Virat Kohli decided to bat first after winning the toss in Chennai. But few early wickets seem the decision taken by the captain wrong as opener Shubman Gill went to the pavilion without scoring and Cheteshwar Pujara scored only 21 runs. Meanwhile, Kohli also scored a duck as he was bowled by Moeen Ali.
Rohit Sharma looks very comfortable with the bat from the very beginning of the innings and he made a brilliant 150. Earlier, he completed his hundred in the second session on the day. Ajinkya Rahane also accompanied him very beautifully after scoring his fifty.
For England, Moeen Ali, and Jack Leach picked up two wickets for each.
Brief scores: India 289/6 (Rohit Sharma 161, Ajinkya Rahane 67; Jack Leach 2-78, Moeen Ali 2-112)