England made to toil by India before Ollie Robinson gets breakthrough

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England finally made a breakthrough by dismissing Rohit Sharma on the cusp of lunch


England finally make a breakthrough as Ollie Robinson gets the wicket of Rohit Sharma after India’s openers frustrated hosts’ toiling seam attack following their own miserable batting collapse at Trent Bridge

  • India lost their first wicket just before lunch as Rohit Sharma was dismissed
  • Ollie Robinson’s short ball tempted opener into a shot caught by Sam Curran
  • Prior to that, India’s openers had made untroubled progress on second morning
  • England’s seam attack toiled away in search of a much-needed breakthrough
  • They wasted another review after Robinson thought he’d trapped Rohit
  • But India remain well-placed to establish a considerable first innings lead
  • England were bowled out for a miserable 183 after a dramatic batting collapse 

England finally made a much-needed breakthrough on the cusp of lunch after being frustrated by India‘s openers on day two at Trent Bridge. 

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul had made careful progress as England’s battery of seamers toiled away in vain through the morning session.

However, with just a couple of minutes until the interval, Rohit hoisted an Ollie Robinson bouncer and picked out Sam Curran back on the rope at backward square leg.

It offered England a desperately-needed glimmer of hope as they seek to prevent India building a large first innings total following their own miserable batting display on Wednesday.  

India were 97 for one at lunch with Rahul well set two runs shy of his half-century and Cheteshwar Pujara next in. 

England finally made a breakthrough by dismissing Rohit Sharma on the cusp of lunch

Ollie Robinson celebrates the wicket of Rohit after a morning session of much toil for England

Ollie Robinson celebrates the wicket of Rohit after a morning session of much toil for England

England desperately needed that wicket on the stroke of lunch as India piled on the runs

England desperately needed that wicket on the stroke of lunch as India piled on the runs

England's Ollie Robinson reacts as the seam attack was left frustrated by India's openers during the second morning of the Trent Bridge Test

England’s Ollie Robinson reacts as the seam attack was left frustrated by India’s openers during the second morning of the Trent Bridge Test

England had lost seven wickets for just 45 runs on day one to be bowled out for a meagre 183. 

As a result, Joe Root’s side desperately needed early gains with the ball as India resumed on 21 without loss but Rohit and Rahul continued to slowly accumulate.

England wasted their second DRS review of the innings on a lost cause as panic started to creep in.

Robinson was chosen to partner James Anderson first up ahead of Stuart Broad and bowled well but the decision to pursue his LBW shout against Rohit was baffling.

Stuart Broad reacts with dismay as India steadily accumulated the runs on the second day

Stuart Broad reacts with dismay as India steadily accumulated the runs on the second day

KL Rahul (left) and Rohit Sharma (right) batted India into a position of strength in the match

KL Rahul (left) and Rohit Sharma (right) batted India into a position of strength in the match

James Anderson appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of KL Rahul during the morning session

James Anderson appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of KL Rahul during the morning session

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