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IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill Tons Hand India A Lead Of Over 250 Against England In Dharamsala - As It Happened

After bowling England out for 218 runs in the first innings, Rohit Sharma's India have ended day 2 on top with a lead of 254 against the visitors despite a flurry of wickets. At stumps, India were 473 for the loss of eight wickets. For England, Shoaib Bashir took four wickets. Follow the updates of the fifth IND vs ENG Test, Day 2 in Dharamsala here

Devdutt Padikkal looks on as England players appeal on day 2 of the fifth Test match in Dharamsala. AP.Ashwini Bhatia
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IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates: Stumps

India's day again despite England plucking eight wickets. Led by centuries from Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill and half-centuries from Devdutt Padikkal and Sarfaraz Khan, the hosts took a sizeable lead of 254 going into day 3 of the fifth Test against England in Dharamsala. For the visitors, Shoaib Bashir scalped four wickets whereas Tom Hartley took two.

Stumps:

IND - 473/8 (120 overs)

ENG - 218 (57.4 overs)

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 2 of the fifth and final Test between India and England in Dharamsala. The opening day belonged to the hosts, which has put them in command of proceedings ahead of the second morning. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are at the crease, with the deficit 83 runs and nine wickets still intact. Can these two make the English bowlers toil and press home the advantage? Or will James Anderson or the young spin duo of Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir do something special? Stay with us to find out. Follow the live cricket scores and updates of the IND vs ENG Test at the HPCA Stadium on Friday, March 8, 2024 here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates

Welcome to the live coverage of day 2 of the fifth Test match between India and England. With the hosts firmly in the driving seat, the English bowlers need to make the most of the early conditions to make inroads or else it could be curtains. For Rohit Sharma and co, their plan would be playing normal shots and negate the swinging deliveries. Which side will enjoy the majority of the advantage today? Let's wait and find out.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates: Roger Binny Has His Say On England Batting

“Well, the captaincy of Ben Stokes so far he has been more aggressive, and I think that has been the (reason for their) downfall in the few Test matches,” Binny said to PTI Video.

“I think England have themselves to blame for the situation they are in at the moment. I think they started well in the morning, they looked as if they would put up a fighting score.So far, it has been India’s day. They have been batting well also so far and I think the Test series has been very one-sided after the first Test that England won. From then onwards, the Indian team has done well and it has dominated the series,” the 68-year-old, who has 27 Tests and 72 ODIs under his belt, said.

Pitch Report

"It will be a good batting pitch still and might see a little less carry than yesterday. It's a little bit warmer and the pitch really hasn't changed too much. Expect movement early on for the pacers, but not as much as we have seen on day 1," reckon Nick Knight and Sanjay Manjrekar.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates: Action Resumes

Indian batters are at the crease as day 2 action resumes in Dharamsala as the hosts look to chalk down the 83 run deficit whereas England will eye wickets.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates

India started the day with a deficit of 83 runs but in half-an hour into the game, they are now 38 behind. Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma have 'bazballed' their way by giving England the taste of their own medicine. The tourists look weary already.

IND - 180-1 (38 overs)

ENG - 218 (57.4 overs)

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates: 50 For Shubman Gill 

Indian batter Shubman Gill brought up his half-century, a fourth fifty-plus score for hin in the series.

Elsewhere In New Zealand Vs Australia, 2nd Test Match

Australia got off to a brilliant start in the 2nd Test against the BlackCaps by bowling them out for a paltry 162. In reply, the visitors were 81/3 after 28 overs in their first innings. You can track the match and scorecard right here.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates: India Take The Lead

The hosts are into the lead against England in their first innings and with nine wickets still left in the bag, the visitors are in for a hectic day ahead unless their bowlers work some magic and bowl India out. With the conditions still favouring the batters, Ben Stokes' captaincy could be tested in Dharamsala.

IND - 225-1 (49 overs)

ENG - 218 (57.4 overs)

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates: Lunch

India are well into the lead and dominating England like no other. The hosts are 46 runs ahead with nine wickets remaining and Shubman Gill (101) and Rohit Sharma (102) still at the crease. This is going to be a long, hard day for Ben Stokes and his young Lions.

IND - 264-1 (60 overs)

ENG - 218 (57.4 overs)

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates: Post-Lunch Session

England have scalped two wickets, in the form of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma post-lunch to peg themselves back in the game. Ben Stokes produced a magical delivery to dismiss Rohit whereas James Anderson hit 699 Test wickets with a dismissal of Gill.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates: Sarfaraz Khan-Devdutt Padikkal Bring Up Fifty Stand

Post the dismissals of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma, it seemed India were heading towards a mini-collapse but youngsters Sarfaraz Khan and Devdutt Padikkal have led the fightback as the duo put on a fifty stand.

IND - 329/3 (60 overs)

ENG - 218 (57.4 overs)

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates: Sarfaraz Khan Brings Up Half-Century

Young Sarfaraz Khan has registered his third Test fifty as him along with Devdutt Padikkal are looking solid at the crease with tea approaching. India's lead is nearing 150 in Dharamsala.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates: Shoaib Bashir Strikes Post-Tea

England struck first ball post-tea with the wicket of Sarfaraz Khan (56) off Shoaib Bashir's bowling. Just as the session post-lunch, England have struck yet again to claw themselves back in the game.

IND - 377/4 (85 overs)

ENG - 218 (57.4 overs)

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates: Another One Bites The Dust

Set batter Devdutt Padikkal was castled by Shoaib Bashir as India lost their fifth wicket despite the lead swelling towards 200 runs.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates: India In Comfortable Position Despite Five Wickets

Despite five down, the hosts are in comfortable position with a lead over 200 runs against England on day 2 of the fifth Test match in Dharamsala.

IND - 426/5 (100 overs)

ENG - 218 (57.4 overs)

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 2, Live Updates: Jack Leach Rates His Battles With Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma

In an online Q&A on BBC, injured English spinner Jack Leach has said that he has enjoyed his battles with Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma in Test cricket. "I’d say the more you rate a player the more satisfying the wicket in general. It is always satisfying to get guys that play you really well, so getting Rishabh Pant out when he whacked me all over was satisfying. I've enjoyed my battles with Rohit Sharma too."

Shubman Gill Speaking To The Broadcaster Post-Match

"This was my father's vision, he would be proud of my performance today. The ball wasn't doing much at [the start] and instinctively I wanted to put [Anderson] under pressure. I feel good every time I go out with the bat. I missed out on a big one but I'm feeling good.

On his chat with Anderson after the six: "I think it would be better for both of us to keep that chat in private."

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