Vizag: England reached 34 for one after bowling India out for 455 in their first innings at tea on the second day of the second cricket Test here on Friday.
Resuming the day at 317/4, India were bowled out for 455 an hour into the second session of play at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium. Spinner Moeen Ali and pacer James Anderson took three wickets each, while Adil Rashid took two wickets from his 34 overs.
Ravichandran Ashwin was the star of India's batting on the second day, hitting a fluent 58 off 95 balls, following up his half-century in the first Test with another one here. Ashwin hit six boundaries, and was involved in an invaluable 64-run partnership for the seventh wicket with fellow spin-bowling all-rounder, debutant Jayant Yadav.
After Ashwin was dismissed by Stokes with the score on 427, Yadav departed soon after. Umesh Yadav hit a couple of lusty boundaries to help push the score beyond the psychologically important 450-run mark, but was dismissed for 13 by Rashid, who finally had some rewards to show for 34 overs of toil.
In reply, England openers Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed could play just 15 balls together before captain Cook had his stumps disturbed by paceman Mohammad Shami.
Haseeb Hameed, who had shown his quality and class in a maiden Test half-century in Rajkot, did so again, batting through to tea with Joe Root for company. The duo was batting at 9 not-out and 22 not-out respectively, and England had reached 34 for one at tea.
With agency inputs
First Published On : Nov 18, 2016 15:06 IST