England completed day two of the primary Test in opposition to India at 555/8 after Joe Root scored his fifth Test double hundred.
Root scored 218 runs, going through 377 deliveries, and hit 19 fours in addition to two sixes.
Celebrating his one centesimal take a look at in type, Root racked up the best particular person rating within the milestone take a look at, passing Inzamam ul Haq’s 184 for Pakistan in 2005.
Root reached the milestone off 341 deliveries shortly earlier than tea. He grew to become the primary visiting batsman to attain a double hundred in checks in India since New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum in 2010.
While runs stored flowing at one finish, there have been fairly a few lighter moments on the sector as nicely at Chepauk on Saturday. Here is a take a look at a few of these which stored the tempers down on a sunny day in Chennai–
Rohit Sharma turns to Harbhajan Singh
When Rohit Sharma was handed the ball within the closing over of the second session, the 32-year-old imitated Harbhajan Singh’s bowling motion, bringing a lot of smiles across the discipline. Rohit bowled two overs within the innings to date, conceding 7 runs.
— Saish 💫 (@CricketSaish45) February 6, 2021
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 6, 2021
Stokes left shocked as Rohit drops a sitter
During the second day of the primary Test of ongoing England’s tour of India in Chennai, India opening batsman Rohit Sharma dropped an absolute sitter handy a reprieve to England spinner Dom Bess (28*).
It all occurred on the primary supply of the one hundred and seventy fifth over when Bess stepped out of his crease to play an aerial flick off India all-rounder Washington Sundar.
Rohit Sharma Dropped Halwa Catch 🤣
— 🥇🏆🦁Ｍᖇ. JⓄץ🦁🏆🥇 (@YoutuberMrJoy) February 6, 2021
Stokes Reaction 😂 pic.twitter.com/a0BhMfOaX7
— Rajkumar Selvam (@selvam_Rajkumar) February 6, 2021
Pant hilariously heads in wrong path
There isn’t a boring second on the sector when Rishabh Pant is behind the stumps. In the 151st over, when Ollie Pope was going through Ravichandran Ashwin who bowled a full toss which the batsman top-edged. For a few seconds, Rishabh Pant gave an impression that Pope had top-edged the supply simply close to him and a simple catch was there to take.
— Urvi Shah (@unikurvi) February 6, 2021
The ball, nonetheless, had flown behind him but it surely took him a while earlier than he may understand it. In the meantime, the ever-excited wicketkeeper was seen working in entrance of the stumps with a purpose to catch the ball solely to understand that the ball was nowhere close to him. By the time Rishabh Pant realised it, Rohit Sharma, who was fielding at leg slip, ran to gather the ball as Pope and Joe Root ran a double.