India vs England Live Updates, 1st Test Day 2: KL Rahul Hits 2 Sixes In One Over, IND Take Lead Against ENG

India vs England 1st Test Day 2 Live Updates: India are in the driver’s seat.© BCCI

India vs England Live Updates, 1st Test Day 2: KL Rahul is nearing his century while Ravindra Jadeja is also batting well as India have taken the lead against England in the first Test. Yashasvi Jaiswal missed out on his century as he was dismissed at the start of play on Friday by Joe Root. Later, debutant Tom Hartley claimed his maiden Test wicket by dismissing Shubman Gill while Reham Ahmed removed Shreyas Iyer. (Live Scorecard)

  • 12:53 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: FOUR!

    Runs continue to come easily for India! Rehan Ahmed bowled a short ball and Ravindra Jadeja was quick to transfer his weight on the backfoot and pull it wide of mid-wicket for a four. India lead by 15 runs now.

    IND 261/4 (59)

  • 12:44 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: SIX! SIX! – India take lead!

    KL Rahul hit two big sixes in the 11th over of Rehan Ahmed. The second six saw India taking a four-run lead over England. 12 runs came off the over and Rahul is now batting on 79 runs off 104 balls.

    IND 250/4 (57)

  • 12:27 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: WICKET!

    England have broken India’s 64-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Shreyas Iyer (35 runs) has been trapped by Rehan Ahmed. He wanted to go for a big one but instead handed a catch to Tom Hartley at deep mid-wicket. India 223/4 in 52.3 overs vs England (246).

  • 12:16 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: Second session starts!

    The second session of play on Day 2 has kicked off. Reham Ahmed will bowl the first over. While India will aim to maintain their dominance, England will look to scalp some wickets and make a comeback in this contest as the hosts are really close to taking a lead.

  • 11:39 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: Lunch on Day 2!

    That is the Lunch on Day 2 and India would be happy with the kind of play they displayed in the first session. They lost two wickets but also scored 103 runs in the phase. They now trail England by only 24 runs.

    IND 222/3 (50)

  • 11:29 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: Fifty for KL Rahul!

    KL Rahul races to his14th Test half-century in 72 balls. A brilliant knock this is turning out to be from Rahul. He has looked really solid in the crease today. India 212 for 3 in 48 overs, trail England (246) by 34 runs.

  • 11:25 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: 50-run partnership!

    A four from Shreyas Iyer through the covers region and that takes the partnership between him and KL Rahul to 51 runs. It was a short ball. Iyer jumped on the backfoot and slammed it for four.

    IND 210/3

  • 11:06 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: FOUR!

    42.5 – A short ball from Rehan Ahmed and Shreyas Iyer has pulled it away for a four. India are scoring runs at a brisk pace. England spinners at least need to contain runs if they are not getting much wickets.  

    IND 195/3 (43)

  • 10:56 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: SIX!

    A poor shot ball from Tom Hartley and Shreyas Iyer pulled it away for a six. The ball went over the deep mid-wicket. This will give much confidence to Iyer as he was finding it hard to score runs.

    IND 189/3 (40.4) 

  • 10:43 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: Iyer’s short-ball test!

    Two runs came off the over from Mark Wood, who tested Shreyas Iyer with his fiery short balls. It was a brilliant contest to watch in the over as Wood first kept Iyer predicting by bowling fuller deliveries before unleashing the short balls. We are going to witness this battle more in this innings for sure.

    IND 175/3 (38)

  • 10:23 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: WICKET!

    Shubman Gill is gone at the score of 23. Tom Hartley gets him. India 159/3 in 34.5 overs vs England (246). Gill never looked in complete control in this innings but he was batting well. Meanwhile, it’s a maiden Test wicket for debutant Tom Hartley.

  • 10:08 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: What a shot by Gill!

    Creamed through midwicket! Gill breaks free after a cautious start to the session. Poor ball from Leach. Gill clips it gratefully through midwicket to give his innings a welcome boost

    IND: 154/2 (31.2)

  • 09:55 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: Rahul dealing in boundaries!

    Back-to-back boundaries for Rahul! Uses his feet with more aplomb in this over, stepping into a full length and dispatching it through long-on

    IND: 140/2 (28.2)

  • 09:52 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: India need a partnership!

    Gill and Rahul are taking this slow and steady with the bounce turning sharply. Root has been excellent so far this morning

    IND: 132/2 (28)

  • 09:35 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: OUT!

    Root strikes in the first over! Instant response from England as Jaiswal chips it straight to Root. Excellent start for the visitors. Jaiswal misses century

    Yashasvi Jaiswal c & b Root 80 (74)

    IND: 123/2

  • 09:18 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: Big day coming up!

    We are in for a cracker here with the play to start in less than 15 minutes time. Yashasvi Jaiswal lines up a ton.

  • 08:13 (IST)

    IND vs ENG Live: Hello!

    Hello and welcome to our Day 2 live blog of the 1st Test between India and England. The hosts reached 119/1 after bowling England out for 246. They trail by 127 runs

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