• Pant steers India to strong position

    Rishabh Pant struck a magnificent century as India built towards a decent lead over England on day two of the fourth Test, despite finding themselves in trouble early on with the bat.

    The hosts resumed on 24-1 in Ahmedabad on Friday morning, still trailing England’s first-innings score by 181 runs.

    The English bowlers, however, applied the early pressure with a couple of wickets, including the big scalps of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

    James Anderson in particular delivered a tidy spell that had India in trouble at 146-6 when the seamer accounted for Ravichandran Ashwin.

    Pant, though, steadied the ship for India, sharing in a brilliant 113-run partnership with Washington Sundar.

    The wicketkeeper accelerated towards the end that saw him reach his third Test century with a spectacular six. He would eventually fall to Anderson with Joe Root taking the catch.

    Sundar, on the other hand, continued and brought up his half-century as India made it to stumps on 294-7, a lead of 89 runs.

    Full scorecard here 

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    Andre Huisamen