A magnificent century from team India’s star opener Rohit Sharma (161) and his remarkable 162-run partnership with Test specialist Ajinkya Rahane (67) powered India to 300/6 on Day 1 of the India vs England second Test match at Chennai.
In the first innings of Day 1, Rohit and Rahane stitched a solid stand for the fourth wicket after losing skipper Virat (0), Cheteshwar Pujara (21) and Shubman Gill (0) too early. India lost sixth wicket in form of R Ashwin (13) who was cleaned up by Joe Root. At Stumps, Rishabh Pant (33) and Axar Patel (5) remain unbeaten and will continue to move forward India’s innings on Day 2.
The Rohit-Rahane partnership put India in a strong position against the visitors. Rohit Sharma’s amazing knock came to an end after he scored 161 runs with the help of 18 fours and 2 sixes off 231 balls. This was Rohit’s overall seventh hundred in his Test cricket career.
Soon after Rohit’s dismissal, Rahane was bowled by Moin Ali on 67.
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