India in the driver’s seat in Pant’s century

Hosts India are in the driver’s seat at the end of the second day of the fourth and final Test against England. In reply to England’s 205 runs, Virat Kohli’s side ended the day with 294 runs after losing 6 wickets in Rishabh Pant’s century on Friday. India is now ahead by 69 runs. Washington Sundar with 70 runs and Akshar Patel with 11 runs are unbeaten. They will start batting again on Saturday. Pant made 101 runs. This is his third century in a Test career.

India started the second day with 34 runs at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Chetesh Pujara, who remained unbeaten on 15, returned to the pavilion to score two more runs. Unbeaten on 8 runs, Rohit Sharma fell victim to Ben Stokes’ lbw to stay one run away from the half-century. Before that, Virat Kohli returned with zero runs and Ajinkya Rahane with 28 runs. As a captain in Tests, he has been out for zero runs six times, a record that Mahendra Singh Dhoni has held for so long.

James Anderson got 3 wickets for England. Ben Stokes and Jack Leach took two wickets each. Earlier, England scored 205 runs in the first innings. Ben Stokes was the only half-centurion in that innings. 55 off 121 balls came from his bat. He had 4 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. In the middle order, Daniel Lawrence played the second highest 46-run innings. Akshar Patel also gave him back.

Oli Pope scored 29 and Johnny Bairstow 28 runs. In the end, the visiting English got 205 runs with the help of James Anderson’s 10 runs. Akshar Patel took 4 wickets for 6 runs for India. Ravichandran Ashwin has three. Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj has taken two wickets. Washington is a beautiful victim of one wicket.

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