Ben Stokes in utter shock after Rohit Sharma drops a sitter on Day 2 of Chennai Test
English all-rounder Ben Stokes made an incredible impact with the bat as he played a stellar knock of 82 that included 10 borders and three optimums on Day 2 of the ongoing first Test match against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Although Stokes included some valuable runs in England’s tally, there was an unusual minute that completely took him by surprise and he could not think what had actually just taken place.
The first two days of the continuous contest saw batsmen make merry on a great batting surface at the Chepauk Stadium as the bowlers were made to labor hard for wickets. Nevertheless, a few dropped catches likewise included to their misery and among the fielders took place to be Rohit Sharma.
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The incident taken place on the last session of Day 2 that was bowled by Washington Sundar. On one of the deliveries, England’s lower-middle order batsman Dominic Bess advanced down the wicket as he attempted to choose a huge shot. Nevertheless, he just was successful in hitting it straight to Rohit Sharma at brief mid-wicket. Surprisingly, Rohit ended up dropping a caretaker as Sundar and the close-by fielders expressed disappointment on the field.
But, what actually stuck out here was that Stokes who was sitting in the visitors’ pavilion was left surprised after having actually viewed the ‘Gunman’ spill a simple catch.
The visitors were bundled out for 578 in their first innings on the morning of Day 3 as Test skipper Joe Root top-scored with 218. In reply, India remain in an area of trouble as they have lost half their side with only 220 work on the scoreboard.
The hosts still route by 358 runs in their very first innings with middle-order batsmen Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar out in the center. Pant is going strong as he remains unbeaten on 87. Apart from number three Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, no other Indian batsman from the top order might make any impact. Pujara scored 73 before he was caught by Rory Burns off Dom Bess.
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