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Second test between England and India about to get under way. England has won the toss and chosen to bowl.

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

How's the weather forecast?

Keen to see how Hameed works out.
 

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How's the weather forecast?

Keen to see how Hameed works out.

Lol, cockteasing weather. Jimmy Anderson was about to deliver the opening delivery and the umps took them off as it had started to rain.
 
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Rohit couldn't quite seal the century, and Pujara's poor run continues.

India 153/2.
 

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India pomping them. Root made the wrong call perhaps?

Tough to say since Virat Kohli said he was also going to bowl if he won the toss. I just think it was a remarkable display of application and execution from the Indian top order, simple as that.
 
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Fair enough. I really like rahul and very happy for him. I hope windies manage some partnerships as well to make that test more competitive.
 
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Remember the old days when we used to worry that Joe Root wasn’t converting 50s to 100s?
 

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Remember the old days when we used to worry that Joe Root wasn’t converting 50s to 100s?
Yup, saw a picture today that he has 5 100's this year and just 1 50. Compared to last year where it was like 5 50's and no 100s.
 
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Thought Pujara was on 12(13)...that's pretty quick by Pujara standards.

Then I saw the other 1.
 
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Thought Pujara was on 12(13)...that's pretty quick by Pujara standards.

Then I saw the other 1.

I love it. It may be day 4, and a winning lead may be ebbing away, but this is what test cricket is all about.
 

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Super exciting finish to WI vs Pakistan and the England - India game is very tight at the moment. Lots of niggle and chat going on also...love it.
 
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