It was in the penultimate over in the game when Pant refused to take strike following a chirping from the English slip cordon.
Rohit scored his seventh Test century, en route to his fourth 150-plus knock before finishing with 161 runs on a turning track much like the one laid out in Pune during the 2017 Border-Gavaskar series.
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Sharma, who was struggling to get a big score since his return to Test cricket last month, took the attack to the English bowlers as he hit 18 fours and two sixes.
England's review was later reinstated by the ICC Match Referee according to 3.6.8 of the ICC's playing conditions
After Kohli's departure, Rohit Sharma and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane steadied India's innings with a century stand.
After his double century against South Africa back in October 2019, Rohit had failed to score a big knock.
Rohit Sharma broke several records as he reached his 7th Test century against England in Chennai.
Rohit's knock was laced with some lovely drives including pull shots on consecutive deliveries off Ben Stokes in the 12th over.
India, after electing to bat, lost three wickets before lunch as England spinners weaved their magic on a turning track at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Indian captain Virat Kohli was dismissed on a duck during the first innings of the second Test against England in Chennai.
India made three changes to the side that lost the first Test against England in Chennai.
Virat Kohli was left stunned with Moeen Ali's sharp turner, as the Indian captain was dismissed on a duck in the 2nd Test.
Ahead of the second Test, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane had also backed Rohit saying that few low scores won't make him a bad player.
Virat Kohli applauded Rohit Sharma as the Indian opener put the side off-the-mark with a glorious cover drive.
Indian opener Shubman Gill was dismissed for a duck in the first innings of the second Test against England in Chennai.
HIGHLIGHTS India vs England 2nd Test Day 1: Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane put India in front before England looked to crawl back with late strikes.
India made three changes to their playing XI for the second Test against England in Chennai.
Spinner Axar Patel will make his Test debut in the second game of the four-match series against England in Chennai.
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