England have consolidated👏 on their strong start and are on course to a huge first innings total at the end of the morning☀ session on Day 2. Ben Stokes⭐ and Chris Woakes are at the crease and scorecard reads 450/6 at Lunch🍴.
India🇮🇳 started proceedings by taking the new ball✨. Moeen Ali reached his hundred💯 and was looking good before he was bowled by Mohammad Shami⚡. The pacer came around the wicket and swung one into the southpaw who offered no shot😳 and the ball crashed into his stumps. Bairstow joined Stokes in the middle and the duo looked at ease, scoring at a quick rate. The wicketkeeper-batsman has scored the highest number of runs🎉 in Tests in 2016 and it showed as he dealt in boundaries. India's catching woes😖 spread from gully to slips to wicketkeeper as Wriddhiman Saha dropped Stokes twice in quick succession😐. Stokes who looks set for a big century, often came down the track to unsettle the spinners.
Virat Kohli was reluctant🤔 to use the Ravindra Jadeja💫 in this session and his other two spinners have been largely ineffective.
Shami, India's best bowler👌 of the morning, finally broke the partnership a couple of overs before the break . Bairstow nicked an outswinger and gave Saha a catch that he just couldn't fluff.