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England posts an imposing 537 in 1st innings at Rajkot

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 10 Nov 2016 9:46 AM GMT

England posts an imposing 537 in 1st innings at Rajkot
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England posts an imposing 537 in 1st innings at Rajkot
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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.

India will now require 338 runs to avoid a follow on which should not be a very tough task on rather batting-friendly ground of Rajkot hosting its maiden test match. Some flowed catches were low point in Indian innings which proved dear in the end. Root, a highly regarded batsman in the contemporary cricket, set the tone for England thus thwarting the strategy of India to play five specialist bowlers, a rarity as far as Indian side is concerned.

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Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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