England all-rounder Ben Stokes scored a counter-attacking innings of 82 off 118 deliveries and added 124 with his skipper Joe Root for the fourth wicket. England ended day one on 555 for 8 scoring 292 runs and losing five wickets in the process. His stand with Root left the Indian bowlers frustrated who have bowled 180 overs in the first two days. However, they are yet to bowl out England as their tailenders are looking to get to 600 runs in the third morning.
Meanwhile, after returning back to the dressing room, Ben Stokes came up with an unbelievable reaction when Rohit dropped a sitter. He missed a simple chance to dismiss Dom Bess of the bowling of Washington Sundar.
Rohit dropped Bess in the 175th over of the England innings. Washington Sundar, who had a rough day with the ball managed to get an ill-timed shot from Bess only to see Rohit spilling it off inside the circle.
Bess came down the wicket and chipped one straight to Rohit Sharma at mid-off. The ball turned more than he expected as it took the edge of Bess’s bat and Rohit gave him a life. Bess is unbeaten at stumps on day 2 on 28 off 84 balls. Meanwhile, Ben Stokes’ reaction to Rohit dropping the catch garnered a lot of reactions on social media.
Watch Ben Stokes’ Reaction To Rohit Sharma Dropping Dom Bess
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Earlier in the day, Joe Root scored his fifth double ton and his third as skipper. In the process, he took his tally to 644 runs in just three Tests so far. England are scheduled to play as many as 17 Test matches this year and thus Root has enough opportunities to end up being the highest run-getter in the calendar year.
Te England skipper overtook former Australian legend Don Bradman to break an 84-year old record. Joe Root became only the second skipper after legendary Don Bradman to achieve the feat. Bradman was the first captain to notch up three successive 150-plus scores in Test cricket way back in 1937.