India vs England – Double Centuries put the Hosts in Command Despite Stokes Magic

The England captain took a wicket with his first competitive delivery for eight months by dismissing opposing skipper Rohit Sharma with a peach of a delivery.

By then however, both Sharma and Shubman Gill had already reached centuries, as India piled on the runs in the morning session.

Sarfaraz Khan and debutant Devdutt Padikka also made half centuries to push India’s lead beyond 200, despite a small fight back by England in the evening session.

The day closed on 473-8 as India took a prime position to end the series as 4-1 victors.

Live Blog:

113 overs – Ind 457-8

The sun is still shining in Dharamsala despite bad weather forecasted. Theres a shadow of a declaration approaching though it seems (I may be wrong).

111 overs – Ind 455-8

Shaoib Bashir draws the outside edge from Jasprit Bumrah but the ball races past Joe Root in slip for 4. This tail end partnership is becoming extremely frustrating for England as it reaches 27 runs.

110 overs – Ind 451-8

England bowling double spin which is seeing them tick through the overs but still not finding a breakthrough. Is it time for the quicks to return to wrap up this innings?

109 overs – Ind 450-8

India reach the 450 mark with only 11 overs left in the day. Two more wickets before the close of play would be a huge boost for Ben Stoke’s side heading into day 3.

107 overs – Ind 443-8

England still searching for these last two wickets as India’s lead reaches 225, could we be looking at a declaration soon by captain Rohit Sharma?

105 overs – Ind 435-8

England are looking to swing momentum back in their favour as India lose 4 wickets for 25 runs.