India vs England 2nd Test Day 4 Live Cricket Score: Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane Steady India At Tea

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Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane steadied India and showcased a much-needed fight throughout the second session after the loss of three early wickets on Day 4 of the second Test at Lord’s. At Tea, India were placed at 105/3 after 53 overs (Pujara on 29 not out and Rahane at 24) and were leading England by 78 runs. Earlier, England got off to a terrific start as Mark Wood dismissed openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma in quick succession. Wood squared up Rahul, who edged the ball to Jos Buttler to fall for five runs off 30 deliveries while Rohit was caught by Moeen Ali off the bowling of Mark Wood, who claimed his second wicket of the morning. Rohit, who hit a six earlier in the over, tried to repeat his shot but couldn’t time the ball and fell for 21 runs off 36 balls. Sam Curran got the all-important breakthrough of Virat Kohli just before Lunch. Curran followed an in-swinger with a ball that seamed away after pitching as Kohli edged to Buttler to fall for 20 runs off 31 deliveries. Joe Root’s unbeaten 180 helped England post 391 in reply to India’s 364 in the first innings. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Here Are The Live Updates From England vs India 2nd Test, Day 4 From Lord’s, London

  • 20:43 (IST)

    Four !

    Now Pujara cuts Anderson for a boundary

    Same batsmen different approach after Tea

    IND 117/3 after 56.2 overs – Lead by 90 runs

  • 20:42 (IST)

    Four !

    Rahane steps out and lobs one towards mid-wicket region for a four against Ali

    Attacking mode seems to be on from Rahane here

    IND 113/3 after 56 overs – Lead by 86 runs

  • 20:35 (IST)

    50-Run Partnership – Pujara & Rahane !

    50 partnership for Rahane and Pujara

    Moeen Ali start tidy after Tea

    IND 107/3 after 54 overs – Lead by 80 runs

  • 20:15 (IST)

    Tea Taken !

    Tea – Day 4

    India’s Pujara (29*) and Rahane (24*) see India through to Tea with a lead of 78 runs

    Both batsmen fought hard and showed a fighting spirit after the fall of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

    IND 105/3 after 53 overs

  • 20:07 (IST)

    Partnership Nearing 50 !

    Rahane and Pujara are pushing hard for runs here

    They have already added 48 runs and looking good for more

    IND 103/3 after 52 overs – Lead by 76 runs

  • 19:57 (IST)

    India Showing Fight !

    Pujara and Rahane are dealing with Wood’s short stuff brilliantly, even taking singles and rotating strike

    IND 96/3 after 49 overs – Lead by 69 runs

  • 19:48 (IST)

    Mark Wood On A Roll !

    Wood is giving the same treat to Pujara that Anderson received from Bumrah yesterday

    A barrage of short pitched stuff at the bodyline

    Test cricket of the highest quality

    Ind 89/3 after 47 overs- Lead by 62 runs

  • 19:41 (IST)

    Turn Off The Rough !

    Aggressive turn for Moeen Ali here

    He is using the rough to the maximum

    IND 86/3 after 46 overs – Lead by 59 runs

  • 19:38 (IST)

    Four !

    Brilliant reading of the situation from Pujara

    Negotiates three fiery short balls and then flicks the over-pitched delivery off the pads for a four

    IND 85/3 after 44.4 overs – Lead by 58 runs

  • 19:28 (IST)

    England Searching For A Wicket !

    England going all out for a wicket now

    Wood is sprinting and bowling over 85mph with the crowd behind him

    IND 78/3 after 42.3 overs – Lead by 51 tuns

  • 19:21 (IST)

    Moeen Ali Into The Attack !

    Joe Root brings in Moeen Ali

    Concedes two runs with decent turn off the surface

    IND 77/3 after 40 overs – Lead by 50 runs

  • 19:13 (IST)

    Shane Warne Watching The Lord’s Test !

    Shane Warne puts his views forward

    England had a terrific morning with three wickets

  • 19:11 (IST)

    Pujara & Rahane Digging Deep !

    Pujara and Rahane are now in double digits and look more comfortable in the middle

    Joe Root will expect a lot from the spin of Moeen Ali as the rough patches near the bowling crease are quite visible and will assist turn

    IND 75/3 after 38 overs – Lead by 48 runs

  • 18:53 (IST)

    Indian Showing A Much-Needed Fight !

    There’s no hurry whatsoever from the Indian batsmen in the middle

    They know they need to string together a solid partnership and lay a platform for the likes of Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja

    IND 64/3 after 34 overs – Lead by 37 runs

  • 18:44 (IST)

    Pujara & Rahane Showing Resilience !

    Both the batsmen are dealing in singles at the moment as the lead is stretched to 36 runs now

    IND 63/3 after 32 overs

  • 18:35 (IST)

    Genuine Nick – Falls Short

    Mark Wood gets Pujara to edge but the batsman takes off his bottom hand as the ball falls short of the slips

    Pujara is still trying to get a hold of the pace and bounce generated by Wood

    IND 60/3 after 29.3 overs – Lead by 33 runs

  • 18:28 (IST)

    Steady Start –

    Post Lunch, it has been a steady start from both teams

    Rahane and Pujara seem to be taking their time settling in while Mark Wood and Anderson are bowling a tidy off-stump line

    IND 60/3 after 28.1 overs – Lead by 33 runs

  • 18:19 (IST)

    Anderson From The Other End !

    Anderson will test Rahane on that off-stump line, something which troubled the batsman before

    IND 56/3 after 26.3 overs – Lead by 29 runs

  • 18:16 (IST)

    Wood Starts With A Maiden !

    Mark Wood starts with a maiden against Pujara

    Bowls a tidy line and length and tests Pujara with short balls

    IND 56/3 after 26 overs – Lead by 29 runs

  • 18:14 (IST)

    Post Lunch Session – Day 4

    Mark Wood starts proceedings post Lunch

    Cheteshwar Pujara on strike

    IND 56/3 after 25 overs

  • 17:43 (IST)

    Lunch Taken !

    Lunch – Day 4

    England will be mighty pleased with three wickets in the first session on Day 3

    With Rohit, Rahul and Kohli all back in the pavilion, England will look to strengthen their grip on the match in the second session of play

    Pujara (3*) and Rahane (1*) have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders now

    IND 56/3 after 25 overs – Lead by 29 runs

  • 17:19 (IST)

    Kohli Survives After DRS !

    Kohli survives a huge LBW appeal by Sam Curran

    Ball tracking showed it just went over the stumps – England lose a review

    IND 53/2 after 22 overs – Lead by 26 runs

  • 17:12 (IST)

    Twin Fours !

    Kohli gets two boundaries off Robinson in the 21st over 

    The first was an edge that raced towards the third man boundary while the next one was a more confident flick off the pads

    IND 52/2 after 21 overs – Lead by 25 runs

  • 17:07 (IST)

    Pujara Off the Mark !

    Pujara gets off the mark on the 35th ball

    IND 43/2 after 19.4 overs – Lead by 16 runs

  • 17:00 (IST)

    31 Balls – 0 Runs – Pujara !

    31 balls and still no run for Pujara

    This can have a negative effect on Kohli, who may be induced to play a rash shot or even go overboard to keep the scoreboard ticking

    IND 42/2 after 18 overs – Lead by 15 runs

  • 16:54 (IST)

    Anderson vs Kohli !

    Anderson comes back with a hint of movement outside off and beats Kohli

    Intense battle this from the two champions

    IND 40/2 after 16.3 overs – Lead by 13 runs

  • 16:52 (IST)

    Anderson vs Kohli !

    Four !

    Kohli hits Anderson through the covers and shows positive intent

    IND 40/2 after 16.2 overs

  • 16:47 (IST)

    Sam Curran Into The Attack !

    Interesting bowling change here from Joe Root

    Sam Curran has been brought into the attack for the first time this morning and it has to be inspired by Kohli’s presence at the crease

  • 16:45 (IST)

    India Need A Partnership !

    Kohli has opened his account with a boundary while Pujara is still on 0 from 19 balls

    India now need a solid partnership to get back some momentum and set a challenging target

    IND 35/2 after 15 overs – Lead by 8 runs

  • 16:31 (IST)

    Wicket – Mark Wood Gets Rohit !

    Wow, what a huge moment this !

    After a six two balls earlier, Rohit tries to repeat the shot but in turn gets caught by Moeen Ali for 21 runs off 36 balls

    Two new batsmen at the crease now – Virat Kohli and Pujara

    IND 27/2 after 12 overs – Scores Level

  • 16:28 (IST)

    Huge Day For Pujara !

    This could prove to be a huge day in Cheteshwar Pujara’s Test career

    With a string of low scores, the middle-order run-machine is under pressure to deliver in this Test

    He is yet to open his account

  • 16:26 (IST)

    Six – Rohit Sharma !

    Rohit pulls Mark Wood’s short ball pitched just outside the off stump for a huge six

    Scores Level Now

    IND 27/1 after 11.3 overs 

  • 16:12 (IST)

    Good Start !

    Exceptional defensive techniques from the Indian openers here, so far

    They are playing the ball on merit and leaving the ones pitched outside off

    IND 18/0 after 9 overs – Trail England by 9 runs

  • 16:06 (IST)

    KL Rahul Survives !

    KL Rahul survives a huge LBW shout as the DRS appeal stays with the umpire – Not Out

    Anderson is looking dangerous with each passing ball as the slow and low nature of the pitch can cause more problems to Rohit and Rahul

    IND 17/0 after 6.4 overs – Trail England by 10 runs

  • 15:55 (IST)

    Mark Wood Into The Attack !

    Changes in the bowling have begun

    Joe Root brings in Mark Wood in the six over of the day

  • 15:48 (IST)

    Four !

    After a sweetly timed cover drive for two runs, Rohit comes up with a straight face of the bat and times to perfection for a boundary against Robinson

    IND 9/0 after 4 overs – Trail England by 18 runs

  • 15:46 (IST)

    No-Ball !

    First no-ball of the day, Olli Robinson steps over the line

    We saw how Bumrah struggled to keep his foot inside the crease against Anderson late in the day

    IND 3/0 after 3.2 overs – Trail England by 24 runs

  • 15:41 (IST)

    Anderson With The Movement !

    Anderson is straight away into the action

    He is moving the red cherry both way, in the air as well as off the deck

    IND 2/0 after 2.3 overs 

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