India vs England 2nd Test Live score: Pant in focus after Wood, Moeen strike; IND 181/6, leads by 154


Hello and welcome to live coverage of Day 5 of the 2nd Test between India and England at Lord’s.

Stats courtesy MOHANDAS MENON: India’s lead now is 154 runs with four wickets remaining. Only on 3 occasions, India has successfully defended targets of 170 or less in Tests – both v Australia 107 at Mumbai 2004 and 143 at Melbourne 1981. And once 170 v SAf at Ahmedabad 1996

Weather update: Another dry day is predicted at Lord’s. All set up for a thrilling day five!

How Day 4 unfolded:

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane stitch a 100-run partnership to rescue India after a top-order wobble. At 181 for 6 at stumps on Day Four, India is 154 runs ahead. (REPORT)

Our correspondents Wriddhaayan Bhattacharyya and Vijay Lokapally preview the second Test match between England and India, take a quick look at cricketing action around the world and discuss their Tokyo Olympics experience.


Playing XIs

India XI:  Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Jadeja,  Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

England XI: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Haseeb Hameed, Moeen Ali, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson


The second Test between India and England will be shown LIVE on SONY SIX and SONY TEN 4 channels and streamed online on Sony LIV and Jio TV from 3.30 pm IST.


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