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Who said what: World reacts to Day 2 of the 4th Test

Vishwanath RT
5.55K   //    31 Aug 2018, 23:55 IST

England v India: Specsavers 4th Test - Day Two
Pujara's century helped India to go ahead of England

The fourth Test match between India and England has reached an interesting point at the end of Day 2. The game, which seemed to be India's control at the end of the first day's play has seen its share of ups and downs, but India managed to take the lead, thanks to a century from their No. 3.

After a good show by the Indian pace quartet, England were reduced to 86-6 before 35 overs. The home team reached a decent total as a result of a great effort from England's Test newbie, Sam Curran.

The young all-rounder from Surrey put on a crucial partnership of 81 runs with Moeen Ali for the seventh wicket. The southpaw went on to score his career-best knock of 78 and the knock took the home team out of the deep trouble created due to a top-order failure.

India openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan came to bat with positive intent on Day 1, and ended the first day's play with 19 runs in four overs.

However, they could not stay long at the crease, as Rahul and Dhawan got out with just 50 runs on board.

Then came a very crucial partnership of 92 runs between Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. The Indian captain was the second highest scorer for India with 46 runs. When Kohli was on 6 runs, he crossed the 6000-run mark in Test cricket, and became the second fastest Indian to reach the milestone behind Sunil Gavaskar.

After Kohli got out, England kept picking up wickets on a regular basis, and India were at 195-8. Moeen Ali was the pick of the English bowlers as he picked up five wickets. If not for the useful partnerships of Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah with Cheteswara Pujara, India would have conceded a lead to England.

The centurion Pujara added 32 and 46 for the tenth and eleventh wickets and helped get a lead of 27 runs. Pujara registered his first international century in England and was the highest scorer of the match so far with 130 runs.

In the four overs that the English openers played, they managed to score 6 runs, and the two left-handers will come to bat tomorrow morning. At the end of the second day's play, England trail India by 21 runs with 10 wickets in hand.


Here's how the world reacted to Pujara's efforts to take India past England's total:

Sachin Tendulkar:

VVS Laxman:

Virender Sehwag:

Aakash Chopra:

Manoj Tiwary:

Harbhajan Singh:

Yusuf Pathan:

Harsha Bhogle:

Sanjay Manjrekar:

Micheal Vaughan:

Tom Moody:

Deep Dasgupta:

Isa Guha:

Hemang Badani:

Ayaz Menon:

Twitter Stat Mania:

The no-ball saga:

There was a lot of discussion about Rahane's dismissal, as the umpire ruled out a close no-ball call in favour of the bowler, Ben Stokes.

Some interesting tweets:

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