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2nd Test: Rohit Helps India Reach 300/6 On Day 1 Against England (Day Report)

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
February 13, 2021 • 18:07 PM View: 1224

Rohit Sharma scored a dazzling 161 to propel India to a healthy score in front of returning fans as England's bowlers hit back late on the opening day of the second Test Saturday.

Brief scores (Day 1): India 300/6 wkts in 88 overs (Rohit Sharma 161, Ajinkya Rahane 67, Rishabh Pant 33 batting; Axar Patel 5 batting, Jack Leach 2/78, Moeen Ali 2/95)

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