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Rohit Sharma hits 130-ball hundred. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI
Rohit, who scored his seventh century in the Test format on Saturday, struck 18 boundaries and two sixes, much to the delight of those present inside the stadium. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

Opener Rohit Sharma slammed a magnificent 161 before India stuttered in the final session to reach 300 for six on day 1 of the second Test against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.

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At stumps, and debutant were batting on 33 and 5, respectively.

Seeking to level the four-match series after their defeat in the first Test, India opted to bat after winning the toss.

The hosts lost without any run on the board but Rohit added 85 for the second wicket with (21).

India, then, saw Pujara and captain Virat Kohli, who has also failed to open his account, fall in quick succession as they slumped to 86 for three.

Looking in great nick, Rohit found an able ally in vice-captain (67) as the two senior batsmen forged a partnership of 162 runs for the fourth wicket at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Rohit, who scored his seventh century in the Test format on Saturday, struck 18 boundaries and two sixes, much to the delight of those present inside the stadium, the first time for an international cricket match in India amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rohit faced 231 deliveries during his stay in the middle, which was eventually cut short by left-arm spinner Jack Leach in the final session of play, while Rahane hit nine fours before being dismissed by

India lost three wickets in the final session after sitting pretty at 248 for three.

India needs to win 2nd Test to keep its hope alive for (WTC) final qualification.

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India scorecard at STUMPS on Day 1
 
Batsmen Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Rohit Sharma c Moeen b Leach 136 190 16 2
Shubman Gill lbw b Stone 0 3 0 0
Cheteshwar Pujara c Stokes b Leach 21 58 2 0
Virat Kohli b Moeen Ali 0 5 0 0
Ajinkya Rahane b Moeen Ali 67 149 9 0
Rishabh Pant not out 33 56 5 1
R Ashwin c Pope b Root 13 19 1 0
Axar Patel not out 5 7 1 0
Total: 300-6 in 88 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Stuart Broad 11 2 37 0
Olly Stone 15 5 42 1
Jack Leach 26 2 78 2
Ben Stokes 2 0 16 0
Moeen Ali 26 3 112 2
Joe Root 8 2 15 1

Playing 11 of both the teams:

India playing 11: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj

England playing 11: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes(w), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Olly Stone

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