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Ben Stokes punishes sloppy India as England amass 537 runs

India missed several chances to dismiss centurion Ben Stokes

By: Eastern Eye Staff

All-rounder Ben Stokes lived a charmed life to register his fourth century as England punished a sloppy India to post a huge first innings total on the second day of the opening Test on Thursday (November 10). After winning the toss and asking the hosts to bowl on a docile pitch, an increasingly confident England capitalised on some slack fielding to amass 537 runs, effectively batting India out of the first match of the five-Test series. India openers Gautam Gambhir and Murali Vijay safely negotiated the 23 overs they faced to take their side to 63 without loss at stumps,…

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