India suffered a huge blow on the eve of their first Test against England as opener Mayank Agarwal was ruled out of the series opener with a head injury. Agarwal was hit on his head during a net practice by team-mate Siraj during a training session. Since then,
India captain Virat Kohli said his side had the “right template” for the remainder of their ‘blockbuster’ series against England after enjoying the better of a rain-marred draw in the first Test. The tourists were frustrated in their bid to go
India reached 257 for six at stumps in response to England's 578 in Chennai. Washington Sundar, on 33, and Ravichandran Ashwin, on eight, were batting with an ubroken stand of 32. India need another 122 to avoid the follow-on.
India look to spin out England in the fourth Test on a similar pitch to the one that hosted last week’s two-day match, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said on Tuesday. The hosts demolished England in one of the shortest Tests in history to lead the four-match
Ishan Kishan's 32-ball 56 on debut and his 94-run partnership for the second wicket with skipper Virat Kohli (73 not out off 49 balls) in nine overs helped India thrash England by seven wickets in the second T20I.
England, set 171 for victory, were dismissed for 121 in 17 overs, with India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar taking 3-15. Earlier, India made 170-8 after being sent into bat.
"As a player I give my 100 per cent. Yes, I might play some different shots sometimes, but I try to play my percentage (strokes)."
Stand-in India captain Jasprit Bumrah did the bulk of the damage by hitting 29 runs off the bat in an over from Broad that also featured five wides and a no-ball struck for six.
An on-field altercation with India's Virat Kohli appeared to fire up Bairstow who registered his fourth consecutive Test century. No other England batsman made more than Sam Billings' 36, with the wicketkeeper one of four wickets for Siraj.