India vs England Fifth Test Day 2 Dharamsala Match Report 2024

Fine hundreds from skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, and half centuries from debutant Devdutt Padikkal and Sarfaraz Khan put India in a dominant position at the end of Day 2 of the fifth test against England in Dharamsala on Friday.

Resuming at 135/1, the overnight pair of Rohit and Gill added 140 more runs before Ben Stokes dismissed his opposite number with a beauty for a fine 103.

In the very next over, James Anderson claimed his 699th test wicket by knocking over Gill for 110.

Devdutt Padikkal and Sarfaraz Khan featured in a 97 run stand for the fourth wicket stand before the latter (56) was caught at slip by Joe Root off Bashir in the very first delivery off the final session.

Padikkal reached his maiden fifty by launching Bashir for a maximum. However the off spinner hit back by dismissing the left hander (65) with the one that turned.

Dhruv Jurel holed out to long on while trying to take on Bashir for 15, while Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed leg before wicket by Tom Hartley with a delivery that turned sharply.

In the very same over, Ravi Ashwin was cleaned up by left arm spinner Hartley with the one that skidded on. Kuldeep Yadav along with Jasprit Bumrah kept England at bay by adding an unbeaten 45 run stand for the ninth wicket as India finished the day at at 473/8, with a overall lead of 255.

Stumps at the end of Day 2.

India 473 for 8 (Gill 110, Rohit 103, Padikkal 65, Sarfaraz 56, Bashir 4-170, Hartley 2-126) lead England 218 by 255 runs

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