Day 2 : Bhuvneshwar, Shami give India the advantage


Nottingham, July 10

Last wicket pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami produced a stunning rearguard century partnership as India recovered from a dramatic middle-order collapse to post a commendable 457 in their first innings on the second day of the opening Test against England.

Bhuvneshwar (58) and Shami (51 not out) turned out to be the unlikely batting heroes for India as they pulled the team out of trouble with a 111-run partnership to frustrate the hosts, who had the visitors reeling at 346/9 at one stage with fours wickets falling for just two runs in a span of 20 balls. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni falls short of century and made 82.

At stumps, England were 43/1 with Shami (1/15) removing an out-of form skipper Alastair Cook for five. The hosts still trail India by 414 runs with three full days play left in the match.

Brief scores: Day 2, stumps: India 457 all out (Vijay 146, Dhoni 82, Bhuvneshwar 58, Mohammed Shami 51, Anderson 3/109), England 43/1 (Robson 20, Shami 1/15)

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