India had a powerful begin to the second Check in Chennai in opposition to England however the opening day additionally had its justifiable share of on-field drama. In direction of the tip of Day 1, Rishabh Pant refused to bat after having an altercation with Ben Stokes.
The 87th over of the Indian innings noticed a little bit banter going down when Stokes was seen having an animated chat with Pant.
After the dialog, Pant didn’t take guard for some time and was seen trying again and saying one thing to Stokes.
It isn’t clear what the content material of the dialog was. Each the umpires needed to intervene to unravel the matter.
In the meantime, opener Rohit Sharma smashed 161 whereas India’s different top-order batsmen fell cheaply, serving to the house aspect construct to 300-6 on the opening day of the second match in opposition to England at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.
At 86-3, India appeared to have thrown away any likelihood of batting themselves into a powerful place on a pitch the place runs are going to be more durable to return by because the match progresses.
However Rohit’s 162-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane dragged the hosts again into the competition, earlier than England dismissed each within the ultimate session.
Rishabh Pant was batting on 33 at stumps, with debutant Axar Patel on 5 on the different finish.