England posts an imposing 537 in 1st innings at Rajkot
Rajkot: Mauling the Indian bowling attack, the visiting England scored 537 in the first innings on day 2 of the 1st of five-match test cricket series here at Saurashtra Cricket Association ground on Thursday.
Resuming the day's play at 311/4, England rode on three centuries by Root, Moin Ali and Stokes dominated the Indian attack before being all out at the stroke of tea. Root and Ali shared a partnership of 179 run for the fourth wicket scoring 124 and 117 runs respectively.
For India, the bowling honours were shared by Jadeja (3) and Umesh Yadav, R Ashwin and Mohd Shami (2 each). None of the Indian bowlers really troubled the England attack as it scored the runs at the run rate of 3.36, a good proposition in the test cricket.