IND vs ENG 2nd Test Day 1: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane score big as India finish 300/6 at stumps

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Rohit Sharma answered his critics in the best manner as the opener completed a brilliant ton to help India take a stong position in the opening day of the second Test against England in Chennai. Rohit kicked-off the proceedings with an attacking approach and took just 47 deliveries to reach his fifty. The 33-year-old was eventually dismissed by Jack Leach on 161 from 231 deliveries in the final session of the day.

India finished the day at 300/6 with wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and debutant Axar Patel present at the crease and batting on 33 and 5 respectively. The pair have added 16 runs and will resume the innings on Sunday as India eye to breach the 400-run mark and set an imposing first-inning total for the visitors.

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