England vs India 4th Test Day 2: India make inroads before rain plays spoilsport

The heavy downpour left the outfield in a terrible state

The heavy downpour left the outfield in a terrible state

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India made early inroads on the second day of the fourth Test against England before the rain came and played spoilsport.

Starting out the day on 113/3, Ian Bell and nightwatchman Chris Jordan amassed a 23-run partnership, during which Bell brought up his half-century, before Jordan was brilliantly caught by Varun Aaron at midwicket off the bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 13.

Bell went on to score 58 off 82 balls, which included eight boundaries and a six, before he was caught behind off the bowling of Kumar.

Moeen Ali only made 13 runs before Aaron shattered his stumps with an absolutely toe-crunching yorker.

Joe Root and Jos Buttler stabilised the innings with an unbeaten 67-run partnership before the heavens parted.

Despite numerous inspections by the umpires, play was abandoned for the day after the outfield was deemed too wet to play on.

Root finished on 48 off 94 balls, which included five boundaries, while Buttler remained undefeated on 22 off 53 deliveries, which included two boundaries.

Aaron and Kumar claimed three wickets each.

England ended day two on 237/6 and will continue batting tomorrow at 11:00 local time or 10:00 GMT.

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