India has regained its grip in the ongoing 4th Test in Ahmedabad, courtesy to Rishabh Pant hundred and Washington Sundar’s unbeaten fifty. India finished day 2 of Ind vs Eng 2021 4th Test match at 294/7 and taking a lead of 89 runs over England in the first inning. Rishabh pant aggressive inning helped India score close to 150 runs in the final session of the day.
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However, at one stage, the host was reeling at 146/6, and it seemed that England will take lead over India. But, Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar rescued India as both added 113 runs partnership for the 7th wicket and put the host in driving seat. After the day two play of Ind vs Eng 2021 4th Test end, Rohit Sharma said that “We were on the backfoot when we lost quick wickets. The partnership between Pant and Sundar was important for us and put us where we wanted.” during a virtual conference.
Stats from Ind vs. Eng 2021 4th Test Match:
- Rishabh Pant became the second wicket-keeper after Adam Gilchrist to have scored a Test Hundred in India, Australia, and England.
- Rishabh Pant becomes the second player and first Indian to score 500 runs in 2021, after Joe Root.
- While Batting at no.6 or below, Rishabh becomes the third Indian player after Kapil Dev and Ravi Shastri with multiple hundreds against England.
- Rohit Sharma as an opener became the third-fastest player to score 1000 runs in the Test jointly with Graeme Smith.
- There is 36 LBW dismissal in ongoing Ind vs. Eng 2021 Test series. This is the joint highest most LBW dismissal on Indian soil along with West Indies tour of India in 1983-1984.
Ind vs Eng 2021 4th Test Match: Summary of Day 2
Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma walked out to resumed Indian innings from the score of 24/1. England team came out hard as they removed Pujara and Virat Kohli in quick succession. Pujara once again fell into the trap of Leach. Pujara failed to meet the bat with a regulation off-break delivery and lost his wicket. Leach has dismissed him for the fourth time in this series. Ben Stokes sent back Indian captain Virat Kohli with a ripper. Kohli got out while trying to shrug away from the bouncer bowled by Ben.
Just before the Lunch, James Anderson got his 900th international wicket in the form of Ajinkya Rahane. Ajinkya Rahane got out on the classical outswing delivery from James Anderson. England has dominated the 1st session as they removed Virat Kohli, Pujara, and Rahane cheaply. Rohit Sharma and Rishabh pant added 41 runs partnership before Rohit Sharma got out on 49 runs. Ben Stokes bowl the length delivery to Rohit and the ball hits his front pad. Leach dismissed Ashwin on 13. Ashwin closed the bat face early on the outside leg stump pitched ball from Leach and got a leading edge that pops up towards short mid-on.
Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar started the rescue process for India as Pant scored another fifty in this series. While Sundar played some delightful drives. Rishabh pant got more attacking after the new ball taken by England. Pant played some jaw-dropping shot to Anderson and Ben Stokes. He also played an audacious reverse lap against James Anderson over the slip region. Pant played one of the finest innings under pressure and completed his hundred with a six before got out on scintillating101. James Anderson took the wicket of Pant. (source)
Washington Sundar carried his good form from the 1st Test in Chennai and scored another fifty. Sundar(60) and Axar Patel (11) are at the crease. India will try to expand the lead as much as possible. While England will try to wrap up the Indian inning within the first session of Day three of Ind vs Eng 2021 4th Test Match. Who will win Ind vs. Eng 2021 4th Test Match?