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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
Now Pujara cuts Anderson for a boundary
Same batsmen different approach after Tea
IND 117/3 after 56.2 overs – Lead by 90 runs
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
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
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
Tea at Lord’s
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane steady the ship for India.#WTC23 | #ENGvIND | https://t.co/rhWT865o91 pic.twitter.com/pDguKtK3Dm
— ICC (@ICC) August 15, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Shane Warne Watching The Lord’s Test !
Shane Warne puts his views forward
England had a terrific morning with three wickets
Great morning of test cricket at Lords. England on top & starting to boss this game-can 2 players for India get a big score and get a lead of 250 ? If you could have anyone bat now for India-who would you choose ?
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) August 15, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Post Lunch Session – Day 4
Mark Wood starts proceedings post Lunch
Cheteshwar Pujara on strike
IND 56/3 after 25 overs
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
Lunch at Lord’s on day four
The hosts take control of the match with three crucial wickets in the session. #WTC23 | #ENGvIND | https://t.co/rhWT865o91 pic.twitter.com/5gF7GVnfs8
— ICC (@ICC) August 15, 2021
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
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
Pujara Off the Mark !
Pujara gets off the mark on the 35th ball
IND 43/2 after 19.4 overs – Lead by 16 runs
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
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
Anderson vs Kohli !
Kohli hits Anderson through the covers and shows positive intent
IND 40/2 after 16.2 overs
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
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
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
The short delivery does the trick for Mark Wood as he dismisses Rohit Sharma!
He is on
are 27/2.#WTC23 | #ENGvIND | https://t.co/rhWT865o91 pic.twitter.com/zdIwKBBRU7
— ICC (@ICC) August 15, 2021
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
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
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
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
Mark Wood Into The Attack !
Changes in the bowling have begun
Joe Root brings in Mark Wood in the six over of the day
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
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
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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