England after winning the toss and opting to bat were bundled out for just 112 runs in the first innings. None of the England batsman got going other than Zak Crawley and they surrendered to Indian spin attack.
All-rounder Axar Patel yesterday became only the third Indian bowler to pick two five-wicket haul in first two Test matches after Mohammad Nissar and Narendra Hirwani. Despite losing 3 wickets, India took the Day 1 as Rohit Sharma looking settled to go for yet another big score with Ajinkya Rahane at the middle.
Lets look at some numbers and milestones which is possible on Day-2 of Ind vs Eng 3rd Test match
3 – Jack Leach has dismissed Rohit Sharma thrice in this Test series so far. Only batsman to be dismissed by Jack Leach more than thrice in a single Test series is Kusal Mendis (4 times). Notably, the spinner also picked the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara for the third time in this Test series.
3 – Stuart Broad needs 3 more wickets in Test cricket to go past Courtney Walsh and become the 3rd highest wicket-taker in Test among pacers after James Anderson (611) and Glenn McGrath(563)
53 – Rohit Sharma needs 53 more runs to score 1000 Test runs as opener and also 1000 Test runs in World Test Championship 2019-2021. Today, if he completes it then he will become 2nd fastest to reach 1000 Test runs as opener from just 15 innings
5 – If Rohit Sharma scores a century today, then he will equal Marnus Labuschagne in scoring most centuries (5) in World Test Championship (WTC)
60 – Ravichandran Ashwin needs 60 more runs to score 1000 Test runs vs England alone.