England were eager to give Haseeb Hameed a go to resolve their top-order grievances, and the youngster repaid the faith by crafting a fifty in his second game on return. Although Rohit Sharma put down a tough chance at second slip to facilitate Hameed’s progression to fifty, it was a typically staid knock by the resurgent Hameed, with a mixture of robust defence and calculated aggression. He joined forces with Rory Burns to record England’s first century partnership at the top of the order against India at home since 2011.
Rohit Sharma dropping a catch, Ravindra Jadeja misfielding !!! Forgetful day for India!
But well played Hameed, he gets his 50!!
England lead by 42 at Stumps!
— OneCricket (@OneCricketApp) August 25, 2021