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India vs England, 1st Test, Day 2, Highlights: Steady openers take India to 63/0 at stumps

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India vs England, 1st Test, Day 2, Highlights: Steady openers take India to 63/0 at stumps

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Nov 10, 2016 - 16:45 (IST)

Moeen Ali: There was good spin for us, It is encouraging for tomorrow. The slower ball spun a bit more than the rest. We have to be patient. I was happy I got some runs and contributed to the team.

Nov 10, 2016 - 16:44 (IST)

Stumps on Day 2: India reach 63/0 in 23 overs with Gambhir (28 not out) and Vijay (25 not out) going strong. England will have to target the first session tomorrow, when the pacers are likely to get some purchase. After that the pitch will slow down considerably. With the depth and quality in batting that India has, they will be looking to wipe out England's lead of 474 runs and post a substantial lead of their own.   

Nov 10, 2016 - 16:37 (IST)

Bounce and turn. Rashid beats Gambhir comprehensively. 

Nov 10, 2016 - 16:36 (IST)

Rashid bowling the last over of the day.

Nov 10, 2016 - 16:30 (IST)

Legbreak bowler Adil Rashid introduced into the attack with three overs to go. Bowls a full toss and Gambhir dispatches him to the long on fence.

Nov 10, 2016 - 16:26 (IST)

Big appeal against Gambhir off Ansari, but the ball was clearly going down leg. Turned down by umpire Dharmasena.

Nov 10, 2016 - 16:17 (IST)

Left-arm spin for England now, with Zafar Ansari in the attack. 

Nov 10, 2016 - 16:10 (IST)

Fifty up for India in the 16th over, with both openers going strong. 

Nov 10, 2016 - 16:06 (IST)

After 15 overs,India 49/0 ( Murali Vijay 22 , Gautam Gambhir 17)

Nov 10, 2016 - 16:01 (IST)

Meanwhile, Gambhir is looking very solid. The open stance has really helped him, it seems. India 49/0 after 14 overs. 

Day 1, report: Excellent batting by Joe Root and Moen Ali helped England stage a strong recovery in their first innings on the opening day of the first cricket Test against India at Rajkot on Wednesday.

Coming together after England lost three wickets in the first session of the day, Root and Ali added 107 runs between them to help the visitors to a score of 311/4 at stumps.

Root scored 124 before being caught and bowled by pacer Umesh Yadav. Ali was on the cusp of a well deserved century as he was unbeaten on 99 at the close of the day's play.

India vs England 1st Test Day 2 Highlights Steady openers take India to 630 at stumps

Virat Kohli and Alastair Cook.

Ben Stokes, who was batting on 19, was giving Ali company at stumps.

For India, star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja struck early blows as England struggled in the first session of the day.

Ashwin returned figures of 2/108 while Jadeja notched up 1/59. Yadav toiled hard for 18.5 overs for figures of 1/68.

Electing to bat on winning the toss, England were off to a steady start with the opening duo of captain Alistair Cook and debutant Haseeb Hameed batting cautiously.

Cook was lucky to survive in the first over when he edged a Mohammed Shami delivery into the slips only to see Ajinkya Rahane drop a relatively easy chance.

Jadeja struck the first blow for India, trapping Cook lbw with a delivery that turned into the England skipper's pads after pitching. Cook attempted a flick but could not make contact as Jadeja appealed successfully for the decision.

The 19-year-old Hameed, the youngest opener to debut for England, hit six boundaries during his 82-ball 31 before being trapped leg before after misjudging the turn of an Ashwin delivery.

Duckett was also undone by Ashwin's guile as he edged one to the slips and Rahane made no mistake this time round.

That was the last bit of success the Indians would be able to celebrate for quite some time as Root and Ali proceeded to try and bring the England innings back on track.

The duo ensured that the visitors lost no wickets in the post-lunch session and reached a respectable position by the tea break.

Root hit 11 boundaries and a six during his 180-ball innings while Ali had nine hits to the fence.

By the Root pushed an attempted drive into Yadav's hands in the post tea session, England were in a relatively comfortable position at 281/4.

Stokes then joined Ali in the middle and proceeded to play a patient 41-ball knock even as the latter edged towards his century.

With inputs from IANS

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