India vs England test series kicked-off this morning when the whole world was keeping their eye on one of the biggest happenings of the year, that is, the US Presidential elections. However, the cricket lovers could not just afford to miss the first day of the first India vs England test match. In this article, we are trying to bring forward to you informations on India vs England First Test Day 2 Match Preview, Match Details, TV Guide and Live Streaming. The match started with England winning the toss and deciding to bat first at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium at Rajkot which also achieved its status as a test playing venue with that.
India vs England First Test: Day 1 Review
Alistair Cook won the toss which was just a good start for England. It just went from good to better as the day moved on. The beginning of the first session dished up a rally of dropped chances for India as the pacers made a lovely start. Rahane and Kohli dropped Cook very early while debutant Haseeb Hameed was dropped by Vijay at first slip. But England could not capitalise on that as soon they found themselves in trouble as they ended the first session losing 3 wickets. But since then Joe Root and Moeen Ali took good care of the Indian bowling attack as they established a 100-run partnership between them. Root got his hundred before getting out on 124. Following that, Stokes came out to bat on, and he looked quite assured. At stumps on Day 1 England are on 311/4 with Moeen Ali not out on 99 and Ben Stokes unbeaten on 19.
India vs England First Test: Day 1 Brief Scorecard
England won the toss and decided to bat first
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India vs England First Test: Day 2 Preview
The kind of start England have got to this India vs England series might just be worrying signs for the Indian camp. The way they have batted on the first day was simply outstanding. Especially Joe Root, he looked calm and composed at the crease before getting out on 124. But the wicket of Root has somewhat got India back into the match. However, bigger tasks remain pending as we move on to the second day of the first test match.
India vs England First Test Day 2 Preview from India’s perspective
On the second day, the first task that India will have to do is getting the Englishmen out as early as possible. Otherwise, they are threatening to put up a huge total on the target. The thing gets tougher with the pitch not offering much to the bowlers. Neither the spinners nor the pacers could get some purchase from the pitch which looked absolutely flat despite some cracks getting visible. The pacers tried hard to generate the reverse swing. And when they did get some the line was wayward. Meanwhile, Mohammad Shami got injured which made things worse for India. Shami continued bowling as he kept on stretching his hamstring which is bound to give the thinktank a nightmare. The spinners have been a bit wayward as well as there were too many loose deliveries on offer which the English batsmen never failed to capitalise on. Ashwin got a couple of wickets in the first session and Jadeja got one; Mishra remained wicketless. But they failed to impress. Hence it will be a daunting task ahead for the Indians as we move on to the second day of the first India vs England test match. India will perhaps have to do the things without the service of Mohammad Shami as the Indians might just not take the risk of losing for rest of the season by playing him further in this match.
India vs England First Test Day 2 Preview from England’s perspective
Coming to how England will need to approach the second day, it must be said that they should look to extend their innings as much as possible. Moeen Ali must look forward to take forward the England innings after completing his century as he is not out on 99. Stokes, who is also looking settled at the other end, must look forward to batting on as long as possible. A total with an excess of 500 should be the target for England. Then that will give their bowlers an opportunity to have a go at the Indian batting line-up which at times shows vulnerability when pitted against good bowling attack.
As we approached the end of day’s play whatever advantage India had after the end of the first session seems to have faded away. England has dominated the Indian bowling attack completely, and the scorecard reveals that quite clearly. Keep an eye on the match as the India vs England first test match moves on to the second day tomorrow. The day’s play will begin at 9.30 AM tomorrow morning.
India vs England First Test Day 2 Match Details:
Date: November 10, 2016
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium
Time: 9:30 AM IST
India vs England First Test Day 2 TV Guide and Live Streaming:
TV Listings: The day 2 of the India vs England First Test match will be telecasted on Star Sports 1 & Star Sports HD 1 in English and on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 3 in Hindi.
Live Streaming:Live streaming of the match will be available on Hotstar.
The second day of the India vs England First Test promises yet another intriguing day of test match cricket. For news and updates on India vs England First Test Day 2 keep an eye here.