Howdy and welcome to Sportstar’s protection of Day 4 of the second Take a look at between India and England as motion unfolds at Lord’s Cricket Floor, London.

Nicely, that is how day 4 ends. 182 runs, three early wickets, a marathon from the No.3, a sturdy struggle from the vice-captain and three fast wickets within the final session earlier than unhealthy gentle stops play. India and England proceed to wage a see-saw tussle at Lord’s and this one may effectively go both means from right here. A draw on the playing cards as effectively, is it? With India simply 154 forward, that appears like a faint risk and with Pant having Ishant to start out his day tomorrow on the different finish, you would not be so certain. Pant, undoubtedly holds the important thing for a he stands between all three potential outcomes tomorrow. Can India discover the spirits of yesteryears tomorrow? Can Ishant Sharma reignite the miracle of 2014? The Lord’s Take a look at resides upto the billing, of us, and we’re in for a prime end.
Be part of us tomorrow for the ultimate day. Good evening!

The umpires are having a chat with the batsmen and Joe Root and
they’ve determined to go off. Stumps have been referred to as on formally.

IND 181/6 in 82 overs: Ishant wedges the ultimate ball of the over previous slips for a few runs. Stable approach with the defence and
Kohli continues to sign for a stoppage in play.

IND 178/6 in 81 overs: Root continues to slip the ball in and preserve Pant on tenterhooks. He has a shy at a few smashes that fails to the touch previous covers. In the meantime,
Kohli is signalling to the sphere as to why there is no stoppage with gentle going dim at Lord’s.

IND 177/6 in 80 overs: Ali to Jadeja. OUT! A snorter to say the highest of off! Ali zips it in and straightens the ball only a contact to sneak previous Jadeja’s defence to hit the timber. With two large jolts, Ali’s turning the sport on its head right here. The onus for fast runs utterly falls on Rishabh Pant. With Ishant coming in at seven, Pant must get his timing proper from right here. Nicely,
the brand new ball is due and it will be attention-grabbing to see if England opts for it rightaway. 
Ravindra Jadeja b Ali 3 (5b)

IND 175/5 in 79 overs: Pant steps down and defends Root who retains his side-arm motion happening and about. Only a solitary run within the over.

IND 174/5 in 78 overs: Ali will get two lefties to nudge away from the physique with the tough providing him some drift. Jadeja and Pant are watchful about their craft however not with an entire sense of the hazard concerned. England’s closing in on the brand new Dukes.

IND 172/5 in 77 overs:
Pant’s not going to hold about. Root almost sneaks via as Pant steps right down to tackle him however misses the ball altogether. Some sharp activate that one and ball flies over the slips after hanging Buttler’s pads.

IND 167/5 in 76 overs: Ali to Rahane. OUT! One brings two as Moeen finds the sting! Large wicket forward of the brand new ball as Ali attracts Rahane to poke at a ball away from his physique. The tables are turning as soon as once more within the favour of the host. Ali fends it quick and Rahane strikes again within the crease and the ball clips the skin edge. Glorious seize from Buttler and Rahane swiftly shrugs and walks again.
Ajinkya Rahane c †Buttler b Ali 61 (146b 5×4)

IND 165/4 in 75 overs: Root makes an attempt to dislodge Pant off-guard with that side-arm motion. Pant lifts the ball off his ft and retains himself busy on the crease.

Root replaces Wooden

IND 163/3 in 74 overs: Pant begins along with his trademark fast aptitude. Fast runs are being sneaked in as Pant lunges ahead and works across the area. Ali goes quick and Pant rocks again and slices it in the direction of third man.  Wooden provides chase and lands awkwardly as he places the ball again into play. 
He’s in ache and goes off after the over.

IND 158/4 in 73 overs: Wooden to Pujara. OUT! A stunner from Wooden knocks Pujara off his ft! The marathon involves an abrupt ending. A corker of a bouncer simply shoots as much as Pujara proper after he whips Wooden behind sq. for a boundary. Simply takes him by absolute shock as he springs within the air however fails to maintain the bat away from the ball. It lobs up and flies straight to slips and a resolute innings from Che Pu is over. 
Cheteshwar Pujara c Root b Wooden 45 (206b 4×4)

Mark Wooden returns

IND 151/3 in 72 overs: The gang erupts in a roar as soon as once more as
Pujara completes 200 balls! The gamers head to drinks after Root’s over and Pujara’s verve beneath stress – a comeback of types – has helped India regain its base within the second half of the day.

Joe Root into the assault!


IND 149/3 in 71 overs: Rahane working the angles with some finesse now. He glides Ali to positive leg and sneaks in three runs with Pujara. Pujara then tries to modify momentum and steps down and Ali nearly yorks him with a full supply.

IND 144/3 in 70 overs: Rahane begins to pierce the gaps extra oftens. He exploits the hole in the direction of midwicket and finds three runs.

IND 140/3 in 69 overs: A touch of drift for Ali and Pujara continues his lifeless bat parade. He tucks one positive and finds a single of the final ball.

IND 139/3 in 68 overs: FIFTY FOR RAHANE! Prime draw stuff from the Indian vice-captain with large hassle looming at Kohli’s dismissal. Rahane reaches the mark with a languid push behind level for a boundary and will get his
first fifty since February towards England in Chennai.

IND 135/3 in 67 overs: Pujara and Rahane isn’t any hurry to modify gears. Ali loops the ball in however Rahane lays low and defends them.

IND 134/3 in 66 overs: Loud enchantment for a caught behind. Curran beats Pujara’s outdoors edge and there is temporary pleasure from the fielders as they hear a tick because the ball slips previous the bat.  Root waits and waits and loses the time on a evaluate and he is fortunate to overlook it. The ball is lacking the blade as is clear from the replay.

IND 131/3 in 65 overs: India’s lead crosses 100.  Rahane employes the sweep to good impact and cracks a positive boundary to midwicket. Ali rushes one in and the inside-edge runs down positive. Wooden’s on the chase and helps India get 4 runs with an overthrow.

IND 121/3 in 64 overs: A packed off-side area with a few close-in fielders. Curran additional crams Rahane’s choices by bringing the ball in however he does effectively to play to the on-side and see off one other nagging over.

IND 121/3 in 63 overs: That is one other positive spell from Anderson. He experiments with the crease and goes slightly vast and ship the ball into Pujara. The ball nearly takes the sting as Pujara’s immediately bothered by the distinction in launch. Some variable bounce comes into play in addition to the odd-ball begins to skim low to the batter.

IND 120/3 in 62 overs: Curran is in significantly better rhythm at the moment. He finds Pujara’s outdoors edge and the ball as soon as once more would not carry to the slips. Comfortable fingers maybe. A positive probing over ends with a maiden.

Curran replaces Ali

IND 120/3 in 61 overs: England loses its second evaluate. Anderson’s ripper whiffs previous Rahane’s outdoors edge, a tinge away from his physique. Anderson goes up with pleasure however umpire Illingworth denies him. England goes for the critiques. Visuals present the ball lacking the skin edge by hair’s breadth and Rahane survives!

IND 120/3 in 60 overs: Rahane dropped at level! Ali fends it quick and Rahane opts for the lower that falls to Bairstow’s proper. He makes floor and will get the fingers under the ball however fails to carry on as he tumbles down.  Pujara will get on strike and lifeless bats Ali for the remainder of the over.

IND 119/3 in 59 overs: Anderson pushes the ball in outdoors off and Rahane is comfy whereas drawing ahead to defend. 5 balls within the channel and Rahane blocks all of them earlier than discovering a single off the final supply to retain strike.

IND 118/3 in 58 overs: Stunning to see Ali proceed with a shorter size. Rahane retains him at bay with a neat protection and the tough round his ft stay unused.

IND 117/3 in 57 overs: Shot of the day for Pujara. Anderson continues to needle across the off-stump and Pujara does effectively to deviate his plans with a cracking boundary.  Pujara shuffles again and creates sufficient room to slash the ball previous level for a positive boundary.

IND 113/3 in 56 overs: Rahane’s measured defence continues. He lastly breaks the shackles and advances down and hoicks Ali over mid-on. The ball has a tricky race to the deep finish of the sphere however beats the fielder for a bounday.

IND 108/3 in 55 overs: Jimmy assaults the stumps first up with a brief leg in place. He makes an attempt to tuck Rahane to lob however he does effectively to defend ahead as an alternative.

Anderson is again

IND 107/3 in 54 overs: Ali doesn’t get the ball ahead sufficient to land within the tough.  Retains it quick and Rahane rocks again and makes an attempt to take advantage of the gaps however fails to go previous the interior circle.

Moeen Ali with the ball

Third session begins!


Pujara walks off with a smile on his face. No matter it might be about, he could be pleased deep inside that he is performed out this session with out being dismissed and seen India via to tea with out the lack of a wicket.

India is just not out of the woods but, although. A number of fast wickets will undo all of the onerous work Pujara and Rahane have put in on this session. The 2 have placed on 50 runs up to now, off 179 deliveries.

The pitch would not appear to be providing a lot assist to the quick bowlers. And there is spin on provide.

What’s going to the ultimate session have in retailer for us? Discover out in about 20 minutes, for the post-tea session.

It is tea, at Lord’s.

IND 105/3 in 53 overs: A single on the primary ball of the 53rd over, Sam Curran’s tenth. Flicked to midwicket by Pujara.

Rahane will get a full toss and he drives to deep level for one more single
to carry up the 50 partnership.

Curran switches to across the wicket. The final supply of the over is a slower one; it is on leg-stump, and it is defended effectively.

IND 103/3 in 52 overs: Pleasure from Jos Buttler behind the stumps and Joe Root at slip as Rahane tries to chop a brief supply from Moeen and misses. It would not take the sting, although.

Pleasure once more as Rahane goes again in his crease to steer via cowl. It narrowly evades the sting once more.

Maiden over.

IND 103/3 in 51 overs: Loud cheers from the group as Pujara performs a sq. drive off Sam Curran and will get a boundary via gully. It is the second boundary of Pujara’s innings and it
brings up the 100 for India. It was a full supply outdoors the off-stump.

Curran will get a supply to angle in to Pujara from across the wicket. It pitches on size and hits Pujara on the again thigh.
Big shout for lbw. Not out. There was an inside edge on this, and the ball struck him too excessive as effectively.

IND 99/3 in 50 overs: A loud shout for lbw as a supply from Moeen pitches on size outdoors the off-stump and turns into Pujara, hitting him on his knee roll. Pujara took few steps down the pitch and tried to smother this supply by shaping to defend off the entrance foot.

England decides to not go for the evaluate. It appeared to have hit him outdoors the road of the off-stump.

Pujara then flicks a supply to midwicket for a single. Rahane sees a brief supply and cuts it away for one more single. Pujara flicks once more to choose up yet one more, on the ultimate supply.

IND 96/3 in 49 overs: Cheers once more from the group as Wooden resumes his short-ball barrage. Rahane pulls it positive and a single is picked up. It takes the sting of his bat.

Then Pujara will get one directed at his chest. He tucks it effectively to sq. to choose up a single. Rahane leaves two deliveries alone.

Wooden switches to over the wicket. Rahane tucks one to positive leg for a single, earlier than Pujara steers to level for one more single.

IND 92/3 in 48 overs: Rahane drives to mid-off and picks up a single. Pujara defends two deliveries after which steers one to cowl off the again foot for one more single.

Rahane steers one to mid-on off the backfoot for one more single.

IND 89/3 in 47 overs: Across the wicket from Wooden.

Rahane pulls the primary supply effectively to sq. leg to choose up a single. Pujara geese to the primary quick supply he faces. Then he will get a in need of a size supply, angled throughout him; defends it effectively from his crease.

Then a brief supply is directed at his ribs. Pujara awkwardly tries to fend the ball off him; the ball travels previous the diving wicketkeeper on the leg facet for 2 runs.

Loud cheers from the group as Woods continues to bowl quick at Pujara. Pujara geese, then defends.

IND 86/3 in 46 overs: Sharp flip for Moeen , as he will get one to pitch outdoors the off-stump on size. Rahane steps again within the crease to chop the ball however the ball has turns a lot that it hits the gloves.

Rahane cuts the subsequent supply – it had an analogous line and size – to deep cowl for a single.

IND 85/3 in 45 overs: Wooden continues to bowl again of a size. The second supply of the over is turned away to sq. leg by Pujara, it is properly stopped by the diving fielder. No run.

Then Woods fires a full one on middle-stump and Pujara is as much as the duty as he flicks properly to choose up a boundary. Is it Pujara’s first boundary? Sure, it’s, on the 118th supply of his innings.

Then Woods switches to across the wicket for the quick ball to Pujara, and a foolish mid-off is introduced in. No hurt carried out, as he negotiates the supply directed at his physique safely.

IND 81/3 in 44 overs: Quick supply, outdoors off-stump, from Moeen. It is lower away to cowl off the back-foot by Rahane for a single.

Pujara comes down the monitor to Moeen to defend. Then once more, to flick the ball to midwicket for a single. Two runs from the over.

IND 79/3 in 43 overs: Wooden beats the bat of Rahane as Rahane tries to play the lower to a short-of-a-length supply outdoors the off-stump.

And he continues to bowl the identical size. Rahane punches twice off the back-foot for no run. Then he will get one on center stump and turns it to midwicket for a single.

Pujara will get a short-of-a-length supply outdoors the off-stump. He steers it to cowl. No run.

The ultimate supply is a yorker. Dug out properly by Pujara.

Mark Wooden again into the assault.

IND 78/3 in 42 overs: An enormous shout for lbw by Moeen and the keeper, Jos Buttler. It is given not out. It is a full size supply pitched on middle-stump and turning into Rahane, who tamely tries to defend it off the entrance foot. The ball hits his entrance pad, however it’s maybe taking place the leg facet.

Then Moeen bowls a brief supply which is hit to deep additional cowl for a single.

No different run is taken in the remainder of the over.

IND 77/3 in 41 overs: The second supply of Robinson’s tenth over is defended off the backfoot by Pujara to very large cheers by the group. That was the one centesimal supply Pujara confronted on this innings.

Robinson checks Pujara out with a few quick deliveries. No hurt carried out as he negotiates them effectively.

IND 77/3 in 40 overs: Moeen begins off a full supply on center stump, it is flicked mid-on. A full size supply is pushed to mid-off for no run. Then an analogous supply is defended. Rahane goes again in his crease to a barely shorter supply and turns it to sq. leg for a single.

Then a short-of-a-length supply as soon as once more, this time, in the direction of the off-side, performed with the wrists to midwicket. Then he flicks one once more, to midwicket, and picks up a single to take India’s result in 50.

Time for some spin. Moeen Ali to bowl his first over.

IND 75/3 in 39 overs: Robinson bowls a short-of-a-length supply, on an off-stump line, to Pujara, who stands tall and punches it onerous. James Anderson at quick cowl dives to his proper to cease the ball. No run.

The bowler sprays it down the leg facet, after which bowls a bit straighter to Pujara off the identical size, twice. Defended safely each occasions by the batsman.

The final ball is within the hall. Left alone. Maiden over once more.
Time for drinks.

IND 75/3 in 38 overs: A half-volley on leg-stump, and it is flicked properly by Rahane to lengthy leg and
one other boundary is picked up .

Curran switches to over the wicket. It is within the hall, angling into the best hander. Defended properly off the entrance foot. Then barely shorter, comparable line, defended once more, this break day the again foot.

Then Curran goes again to over the wicket. And it is a full supply on off-stump. Pushed to mid-off. No run.

IND 71/3 in 37 overs: A quiet over from Robinson as he checks Pujara by mixing up his line. One is fired down the leg facet, two are straighter (defended) and one is within the hall (left alone).

It is a maiden over.

IND 71/3 in 36 overs: Extra pleasure from England’s gamers as Curran will get the ball to angle throughout Pujara and narrowly move the sting of the batsman’s outstretched bat.

On the pads, it is tucked to positive leg for 2 runs.

Then it is dug in brief, Pujara pulls effectively to gather one other single to maneuver to 11.

IND 68/3 in 35 overs: The primary boundary for Rahane. It is a quick ball from Robinson, ready to be put away, and Rahane makes no mistake. He rolls his wrists on it and pulls it to sq. leg for 4.

It is India’s first boundary after 13 overs.

The remainder of the deliveries within the over are safely negotiated by Rahane, besides the fourth supply, which hits him excessive on the pads as he tried to defend. A mild enchantment, given not out.

Ollie Robinson again into the assault, replaces Anderson.

IND 64/3 in 34 overs: Sam Curran resumes from over the wicket to the best hander. It is angled throughout Pujara, however it’s too vast. The ball safely passes by outdoors the off-stump.

Pujara judges the size early, it is in need of a size once more, barely straighter, and it crisply performs one off the backfoot to cowl. It was the primary aggressive stroke from Pujara in his innings, or at the very least a uncommon one.

He defends the remainder of the deliveries, or leaves them alone outdoors the off-stump.

Sam Curran replaces Wooden.

The final eight runs have all been singles.


IND 64/3 in 33 overs: A full supply to Pujara first up from Anderson; it is pushed to additional cowl for no run. It is adopted up by a supply barely shorter; Pujara tucks it to sq. leg. No run.

Pujara drives once more, this time locations it higher, vast of the additional cowl fielder. Ample for a single.

The final two deliveries are defended effectively by Rahane.

IND 63/3 in 32 overs: Rahane will get a short-of-a-length supply from Wooden first up, and he pulls it vast of mid-on to choose up a single.

A fuller supply, subsequent up, for Pujara; it is properly defended off the front-foot. Wooden bowls an analogous size, however it’s barely straighter, and Pujara turns the ball to sq. leg for a single.

Rahane stands tall and defends. Then he squirts one to level; it is a full supply and Rahane awkwardly performs the drive, and the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and trickles to level.

A bouncer to complete the over. Rahane geese effectively.

IND 61/3 in 31 overs: A close to edge! A wonderful supply from Anderson; within the hall, barely seams away after pitching. Narrowly evades the sting of the Pujara’s bat.

Pujara contines to defend. He performs one off the back-foot to level and instantly says ‘no’. Final ball: he defends off the back-foot properly once more. A maiden over.

IND 61/3 in 30 overs: Wooden continues to bowl quick. Is it a technique from him or is it a size he has gravitated to?

EDGE! But it surely falls in need of the fielder at second slip, Jonny Bairstow. Barely fuller from Wooden, takes the shoulder of Pujara’s bat, and falls simply in need of Bairstow.

Pujara picks up a single subsequent ball as he steers one to gully. Left alone after which defended off the again foot by Rahane, within the final two deliveries of the over.

IND 60/3 in 29 overs: Wanting a size, outdoors off-stump, from Anderson. It is steered to level by Pujara for a single. A fast run.

Rahane will get an inside edge a few occasions as he tries to defend.

The fifth supply of the over is overpitched; it is pushed to additional cowl for no run. Rahane does effectively to go away the final supply of the over alone outdoors the off-stump.

IND 59/3 in 28 overs: Rahane pulls a brief supply to choose up a single.

Pujara pushes one to the off-side and picks up a fast single.

A full supply for a change, from Wooden, and it is pushed crisply to mid-off for no run.

IND 57/3 in 27 overs: Rahane leaves the deliveries outdoors the off-stump, or will get behind the deliveries to defend off the back-foot or front-foot.

A fast single taken as he defends to cowl. Retains strike for the subsequent over.

Anderson again into the assault to bowl his tenth over.

IND 56/3 in 26 overs: Pujara will get behind the short-of-a-length deliveries properly. When he will get a fuller size supply, he defends solidly once more.

Mark Wooden with the ball in hand, to bowl the primary over after lunch. His sixth. His figures: 2 for 16.


A vital section of play for India, arising. Its center order has appeared shaky in current occasions, but when Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara sew a helpful partnership, they’d have chosen time to come back again to kind.

Rahane has scored a complete of 5 runs within the two innings he has batted on this collection, whereas Pujara’s scored this collection have been: 4, 12 n.o., and 9.


Kohli has now gone seven innings with out a 50-plus rating in Exams. His final half-century was towards England in Chennai in February, within the second Take a look at of a four-Take a look at collection.

His scores since then: 27, 0, 44, 13, 0, 42 and 20.

And he hasn’t scored a century since November, 2019, when he scored 136 towards Bangladesh within the day-night Take a look at at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.


A nightmarish begin for the customer as England jolts it with three large wickets. KL Rahul was the primary to depart to a magnificence from Wooden. Rohit’s intuition acquired the higher off him after a short interval of blossom and it solid the best way for England to a wobbly middle-order. The skipper Kohli had an enormous alternative to sneak again into kind however his downside with the drive outdoors the off-stump continued as Curran extracted the proper outswinger to dismiss him.

With Rahane and Pujara, two batsmen hungry for runs but iffy for a big half on the tour on the crease, India is but to be assured of a agency spot. England is poised to come back out all weapons blazing and India’s place within the Take a look at strikes to a precarious level within the matter of 150 deliveries.

IND 56/3 in 25 overs: LUNCH. Rahane negotiates Robinson and the gamers transfer into the break after an eventful session. England effectively within the driver’s seat as India suffers a dramatic step-down.


Virat Kohli fell for 20 to Sam Curran on the stroke of Lunch on Day 4.


IND 55/3 in 24 overs: Curran to Kohli. OUT! One other edge and GONE! Large jolt for India! Maybe the perfect ball Curran has but bowled within the two Exams put collectively and he will get the most important scalp of the day. Kohli’s hassle with the drive continues as he pokes at it away from his attain with the ball away from him. His face falls nearly immediately as Buttler does the remaining behind the stumps. England is jubilant and why not!
Kohli c Buttler b Sam Curran 20(31)

IND 55/2 in 23 overs: Pujara almost out to leg gully! Robinson places him in a spot with a pointy ball angling in in the direction of his hip. Pujara makes an attempt to tuck it positive and the ball almost lobs onto the fielder.

IND 53/2 in 22 overs: England loses a evaluate. Curran tails the ball in sharply and hits excessive on Kohli’s pads. Root goes up for it and finds that the ball is definitely lacking the stumps.

IND 52/2 in 21 overs: Kohli continues to construct on. Robinson goes full and Kohli glides it down to 3rd man for 4. Robinson comes again with a jaffa that skims previous the blade. He continues with one other ball sliding in and Kohli flicks it previous quick leg for one more boundary.

IND 44/2 in 20 overs: The loudest cheer of the day goes to…. Pujara who finds his first run after an eternity. A poke to midwicket and will get off mark. Kohli takes a single off the final ball and retains strike.

IND 42/2 in 19 overs: Robinson retains the ball away from Kohli’s arc. Kohli maintains his guard and lets the outswingers transfer away from his imaginative and prescient. One other quiet over.

Robinson replaces Anderson

IND 42/2 in 18 overs: Kohli opens the face of the bat to level and finds a single first ball. Pujara strikes right into a deep rut. Curran angles the ball and Pujara’s wavy bat continues to seek out the sting, and he is but to get off mark.

IND 41/2 in 17 overs: Anderson v Kohli and the Indian skipper begins with a drive via level for 4. Opens the face of the bat and leans into it and the ball beats Sibley to the boundary. Anderson fires one in outdoors the off-stump and leaves Kohli fluffing at one once more, overwhelmed. Kohli takes a single and exchanges a couple of phrases with Jimmy. A tussle begins to simmer.

IND 32/2 in 16 overs:
Kohli flakes Curran’s vast supply via covers however solely finds a single this time. Pujara continues his dead-batted strategy and strikes to nought off 23 deliveries.

Curran replaces Wooden

IND 31/2 in 15 overs: Anderson pins down Pujara additional. He tucks the ball in to Pujara who’s having a tricky time pushing it the on-side. He is but to get off the mark and Anderson completes one other maiden.

IND 31/2 in 14 overs: IND strikes into the lead with a luxurious cowl drive from Kohli. Full and vast from Wooden and Kohli is on it in a flash. Good stability and leans into the drive and the skipper is off the blocks.

IND 27/2 in 13 overs: Pujara’s iffy begin continues as Anderson finds the sting nearly immediately. The ball falls in need of first slip as Pujara’s comfortable fingers save him. Anderson zips the ball in however Pujara manages to nudge it away from the pitch.

IND 27/2 in 12 overs: Wooden to Rohit. OUT! Wooden wins the short-ball contest! Oh, what have you ever carried out, Rohit?
After a thunderous pull shot that flies previous midwicket means again into the stands, Rohit goes for it once more. He mistimes it this time and Ali at backward sq. tumbles earlier than finishing the catch. Wooden’s ploy works as Rohit’s intuition will get the higher off him once more. He’ll be kicking himself for throwing this begin away and India is in deep, deep hassle rapidly. 
Rohit Sharma c Ali b Wooden 21 (36b 2×4 1×6)

IND 21/1 in 11 overs: Anderson strays to the pads twice and Rohit tucks them positive to get three runs. Pujara will get a pleasant style of the pitch as Anderson sharply pumps one on to his shoulders. Pujara fails to maintain the bat out of it and happily the ball falls away from the stumps.

IND 18/1 in 10 overs: Wooden to Rahul. OUT! Edged and gone! A fiery supply that maintains a nagging line, straight to Rahul outdoors the off-stump. A bit of additional bounce as effectively and Rahul could not bail out of that one. The sting flies straight to Buttler and Wooden’s exceptional change in line works for him. Pujara is available in and wades out of hassle as Wooden maintains his agency line of assault.
KL Rahul c †Buttler b Wooden 5 (30b)

IND 18/0 in 9 overs: Anderson retains the ball away from the batsmen’s attain, hoping to lure them into the drive.  Rahul pushes one to level and will get a single earlier than Rohit sees off the final two deliveries.

IND 17/0 in 8 overs: Wooden reworks on his size and drills the ball in straight with seething tempo. Rohit is not flustered by the tempo and defends the deliveries with a stable bat.

IND 17/0 in 7 overs: Huge escape for Rahul! Anderson shuns him with a wobbled supply that seams in sharply to hit Rahul flush on the pads. The angle was the one downside on that one and umpire Illingworth denies a wicket. Root goes up for the evaluate with a lot deliberation and the replays counsel it is fairly shut! Umpires name on wickets and Rahul survive. Anderson grimaces in disbelief.

IND 15/0 in 6 overs: All class, Sharma! Wooden strays to the pads and each batters have a whip to sq. leg to rotate strike. Wooden bowls one other supply tailing in to Rohit. Rohit stands tall and simply works it via mid-on for an excellent boundary. The timing of this man!

Wooden replaces Robinson. Fascinating that Root has introduced him early this time. He did not take a look in within the first session in India’s first innings.


IND 9/0 in 5 overs: Anderson has his tail up. He fires in a few bouncers to Rahul and even places Buttler in a tricky spot to carry onto them. The wily seamer sends the ball fuller and makes Rahul poke at it. He beats the skin edge and places Rahul in a clumsy stance. One other maiden for Jimmy.

IND 9/0 in 4 overs: Rohit off the blocks. Robinson begins with a snorter that strikes a shade away from Rohit’s outdoors edge. Rohit waits patiently on the ball and opens the face for a fuller supply via covers and finds two runs. Robinson pushes one other one ahead and Rohit sends a mere push down the bottom for India’s first boundary.

IND 2/0 in 3 overs: Anderson shapes the ball away from Rahul who continues to play the ball immaculately late. Anderson brings the ball in with a nippy seam and hits Rahul’s pads outdoors the off-stump on the finish of the over.

IND 2/0 in 2 overs: Robinson begins with a few free deliveries down leg to Rohit. He will get his size proper afterward and tails the ball in off the fourth stump line to beat Rohit’s bat. Rohit completes the over with a ahead press and leaves the ball on size outdoors the off-stump.

Robinson into the assault

IND 2/0 in 1 over: Anderson strays to the pads twice, serving to Rahul and Rohit to get off the mark. Rahul’s again on strike and Anderson fires within the wobbled seam supply and Rahul does effectively to get his bat out of the best way. Anderson follows with one other sharp nip-backer. Rahul performs near his physique and the ball whiffs previous the bat to Buttler.

James Anderson with the brand new ball. Rahul on strike. Huge hour arising.

Day 4, underway!  In stroll the Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Root’s males observe and take their positions.


3:25PM IST: All vibrant and beaming at Lord’s for the time being. In for a cracker of a day, of us.

3:20PM IST: No higher day to regain his mojo with the willow. Appears to be content material with the soccer for now.


Huge day for the skip.


3:12PM IST: The drizzle has stopped and the covers have been taken off as effectively. Rohit and Rahul may have an enormous problem within the first hour.

3:08PM IST: A slight drizzle is on on the floor however should not damage our begin in about 22 minutes for now.

2:45PM IST: Anderson had fairly the chirp at stumps after copping a bouncer barrage from Bumrah. He’ll absolutely be fired up with the brand new Dukes at the moment.


Some sparks flared at stumps on day 3.


2:41PM IST: It is a gloomy begin at Lord’s. However, the Indians appear to be pumped up and prepared for the day of their animated huddle.

2:37PM IST: An unforgettable day for quite a few causes for India. MS pinned yet one more final yr, in his personal distinctive manner.


2:10PM IST: Cloudy day on forecast. Let’s hope rain would not intervene to spoil the get together as soon as once more.


1:45PM IST: Simply how good was this man yesterday. Here is what Michael Atherton needed to inform about Root’s run-riot:


England batsman Joe Root performs a ramp shot for 4 runs off bowler Mohammed Siraj throughout day three of the second Take a look at towards India at Lord’s.



India obtained a large wake-up name on day three at Lord’s. If Kohli’s males had any hopes of getting it straightforward towards a depleted English squad, it was quashed away by an excellent innings from skipper Joe Root. Root’s scorching summer time simply went up one other stage as he soaked all of the stress of coming in early as soon as once more earlier than piercing the gaps for enjoyable and made India’s seamers look hapless.

India was out of the competition for greater than two classes with some poor techniques by Kohli, forcing India into to a defensive strategy. Root want temporary cameos from Bairstow and Ali plundered the bowlers earlier than deftly pushing England to the lead along with his fourth 150-plus rating at Lord’s because the run-charts for the yr was set on fireplace as soon as once more.

Root’s fifth Ton of the yr meant he is carried out a hefty share of England’s batting in whites this yr and effectively, it is snatched away the equation of an Indian win for the second. India’s late return was exceptional sufficient as Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj shunned the lower-order to low scores and helped India to keep up a line inside hanging distance forward of day 4. England’s 27-run lead could be inconsequential for each side however Root could be content material with the truth that he is pushed India to the sting.

IND vs ENG: Joe Root crosses 9000 runs in Take a look at cricket

Kohli will likely be cautious of what may ensue. One other dismal efficiency from the middle-order may effectively show expensive for the customer. Rohit and Rahul will likely be on the fore of India’s probabilities of seeing off the English seamers early as soon as once more earlier than bidding for a gripping fifth day end. Up for one more cracking day at Lord’s!



Jonny Bairstow: “I’m not a bookie; I don’t assume I’ll ever be one. Let’s see how tomorrow goes. We’ve acquired a brand new ball in our fingers. We noticed it was powerful and difficult once they acquired their second new ball at the moment. We are available tomorrow all fired up; we’ve acquired guys we’re capable of problem in each means potential. We’ve acquired the tempo of Woody (Mark Wooden), we’ve acquired the swing of Jimmy (Anderson), we’ve acquired the nip of Ollie Rob (Ollie Robinson). To not point out Sammy Curran (Sam Curran). It’s going to be a very difficult day hopefully, for the Indians. We’ll be trying to verify we problem each a part of their recreation.”

Mohammed Siraj: “This story (celebration) is for the haters (critics) as a result of they used to say plenty of issues about me like he can not do that and can’t try this. So, I’ll solely let my ball do the speaking and therefore that is my new model of celebration.”

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