Indian Team had a great outing in the second Chennai Test as till now they are on a good position and putting immense pressure over the World Cup Champions in every manner. This was the spark that India missed a lot in the First Chennai Test.
Till day-2, The hosts had a great control over the inning and also on the visiting team, but the story of the day-3 is just a vice versa. With the start of the day-3, Indian Team has lost an important wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara in a most peculiar way within the first over of the day.
The day was started with Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara on the crease and bowler was Moeen Ali.
Hitman took the strike and instantly gave strike to Pujara who existed for a couple of deliveries and lost his wicket in run out and that too in a fascinating manner.
The kind of run out he had is totally seemed to be unlucky and he will be much disappointed to see the way he got out.
— Brendan Bradford (@1bbradfo) February 15, 2021
— Chikmaya Kumar Dash (@ckdash045) February 15, 2021
He was trying to hit the shot to the short leg but it was totally unfortunate that ball didn’t travelled the way he thought and ultimately gone in the hands off Ollie Pope who was standing at forward short leg who threw the ball instantly towards the wicket keeper Ben Foakes. Pujara tried to come again to the crease but luck plays a serious role which hadn’t at that time and his bat struck into the outside crease and got out in early succession.
Just after losing the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara in the very first over, they lost also lost the wicket of Rohit Sharma who got stumped out by Ben Foakes and ball was bowled by Jack Leach. Skipper Virat Kohli promoted Rishabh Pant ahead of Ajinkya Rahane just to increase the run rate to just put England on a mammoth margin of lead.
Virat Kohli makes a throw through the helmet
— Stephen Potter (@S55JNP) February 14, 2021