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India lose openers quickly in 2nd test against England

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016,10:47 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Visakhapatnam | India lost two quick wickets in the opening day of the second cricket Test against England here today.

India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat.

India lost the first wicket in the second over as Stuart Broad removed KL Rahul for a duck with only 6 runs on the score board.

Murali Vijay was the next to go, yielding to James Anderson, who took his first wicket after coming back from injury. India were reeling at 22 for 2, when the third wicket partnership — Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli – tried hard to steady the Indian innings.

At drinks break India were 45-2. Pujara was batting on 9, Kohli on 16.

India have made two changes, bringing in opener KL Rahul in place of Gautam Gambhir, while Jayant Yadav will be making his debut in this match. He has replaced Amit Mishra.

For England, James Anderson returns in place of Chris Woakes, who has been left out as part of the rotating/management of the quick bowlers.

Teams:

India: KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.

England: Alastair Cook (capt), Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Zafar Ansari, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

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