Rohit Sharma dropped catch: The Indian opening batsman dropped a fairly simple catch to surprise one and all at Chepauk.
During the second day of the first Test of the ongoing England’s tour of India in Chennai, India opening batsman Rohit Sharma dropped an absolute sitter to hand a reprieve to England spinner Dom Bess (28*).
It all happened on the first delivery of the 175th over when Bess stepped out of his crease to play an aerial flick off India all-rounder Washington Sundar.
Sharma, who was fielding at short mid-wicket, perhaps dropped a straightforward chance as a consequence of fielding for two days. Mostly a safe fielder regarding catches, Sharma wouldn’t have dropped such a catch otherwise.
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Apart from Sharma, India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and batsman Cheteshwar Pujara had also dropped catches, although much tougher ones, to give England vice-captain Ben Stokes (82) a couple of chances in the morning session.
Sharma, who was seen bowling gentle medium-pace to complete injured fast bowler Navdeep Saini’s over during the tour of Australia, bowled a couple of overs of off-spin at the MA Chidambaram Stadium today.
At Stumps on Day 2, England have amassed 555/8 in 180 overs with Bess and fellow spinner Jack Leach (6*) set to resume batting tomorrow. Captain Joe Root, who had scored his third consecutive century yesterday, went on to convert it into a double century scoring a phenomenal 218 (377) with the help of 19 fours and two sixes.
Rohit Sharma dropped catch
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