Kohli and Pujara takes India to 92/2 after both openers fail in 2nd test match vs England
India recovered from the early wobble and did well to reach 92/2, from 22 for 2 at one stage with a 70-run unbeaten stand between Pujara and Kohli. They have had their nervous moments with the running between the wickets but thankfully for India, there was no harm done.
England’s seamers bowled very well indeed to take two early wickets, and Indian hope now rests on how long these two batters stay on the wicket.
Earlier, India won a crucial toss in the second Test against England at Visakhapatnam choosing to bat first in the venue’s maiden Test match.
Cook confirmed one notable change to the England team that exceeded expectations in dominating last week’s draw in Rajkot, with James Anderson returning to the starting line-up, ahead of schedule and at the expense of Chris Woake.
India made two changes to their line-up, the first of which will be fronting up against Anderson and the new ball. KL Rahul, their hugely rated opening batsman, is back. However, he got out at duck soon enough.
The other change is the addition of the debutant offspinner, Jayant Yadav, at the expense of Amit Mishra who was found to be expensive at Rajkot.
India 1 KL Rahul, 2 M Vijay, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 R Ashwin, 7 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Jayant Yadav, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Umesh Yadav
England 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Haseeb Hameed, 3 Joe Root, 4 Ben Duckett, 5 Moeen Ali, 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 8 Adil Rashid, 9 Zafar Ansari, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson