Hello and welcome to live coverage of Day 5 of the 2nd Test between India and England at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Moeen Ali introduced into the attack. 2 runs for Shami. Easy pickings. Another couple for Shami. These runs are worth their weight in gold. Four from that over. Lead is now 210.
Bumrah, Shami hanging in there amid shrt ball barrage and verbal volleys. Bumrah gets a single off Wood and the lead goes past 200. Another straight drive from Bumrah, and the ball again hits the stumps at the non-striker’s end. Sam Curran back into the attack. Bumrah pushes the first ball square of the wicket for a single. Shami, now, collects a couple. Shami plays a picture perfect front foot drive but gets just a single for it. Bumrah shoulders arm and it’s four off that Curran over. IND 233/8 after 96 Overs.
SHOT! Bumrah plays a ferocious cut shot for four. Ouch, that would have hurt. Bumrah is hit on the side of the grille. Refuses to run. The physio is out to have a look. Lead is in the 190s now. The Indian tail is wagging today. Meanwhile, drinks have been called. We are back live. Bumrah gets a single. Last ball of the over. Bumrah turns down Shami’s call for a quick single. Robinson continues. He concedes two singles first up. England giving away too many easy singles. IND 225/8 after 94 Overs.
Wood continues. Shami takes a single and gets off strike. Bumrah gets a single off the fourth ball. Two from that over. Robinson to Bumrah, 1 run courtesy a hook shot. Shami plays a cracking cut shot for a single. Bumrah plays a glorious straight drive but it is a little too straight as the ball crashes into the stumps at the non-striker’s end. Bumrah finishes off with a single. IND 216/8 after 92 Overs.
Mark Wood is back into the attack. Eventful over. Appeal for a catch against Shami, not given by the umpire. England don’t review. The replays show the ball brushing Shami’s shoulder. A maiden from Wood, more importantly, Shami is still out there. Robinson continues. Sharma gets a single. Shami too. Easy singles on offer at the moment. Ishant has been given out lbw! He reviews it. Replays show 3 reds and Robinson has another one. Ishant falls for 16 – what could prove to be a priceless 16. We will see. Bumrah off the mark with a couple. Four runs and a wicket. IND 211/8 after 90 Overs.
FOUR! Ishant has a wild swing at this Anderson delivery and gets four for it! Valuable runs for India. Ishant collects a brace off the last ball. Anderson went full and Ishant hits it past mid-on for a couple. SHOT! Shami greets Robinson with a cracking boundary square of the wicket. Shami takes a single and gets off strike. Ishant swings for the hills again but misses this time. Gets a single next ball. A single for Shami off the last ball and the lead’s 180. IND 206/7 after 88 Overs.
No swing for Jimmy so far. He’s yet to zone in on an ideal length too. FOUR! Pant dances down the track and smokes one through covers for four. Takes a single next ball. One delivery for Ishant to survive. FOUR! Ishant does more than that – he collects four more. Nine off that over. Robinson continues. Pant defends the first ball back to Robinson before collecting a brace off the next ball. GONE! Robinson gets his man – Pant is out caught behind! Mohammad Shami is in next. IND 194/7 after 86 Overs.
Off we go. Anderson to begin with the new ball. Pant on strike. Two slips and a gully in place. Pant gets a single at last. Ishant has two balls to survive. He survives. Ollie Robinson shares the new ball. Pant on strike. Robinson had Pant caught at cover in the first Test. Pant gets a single off the fifth ball. Ishant fends off the last ball, lands safely. IND 183/6 after 84 Overs.
We are all set for action to resume on day 5! India has Pant and four tailenders. The visiting side leads by 154. How many more can they add? England will take the new ball today in all likelihood. Will be interesting to see Pant’s tactics against Anderson.
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 prediction: 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)
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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
WHERE TO WATCH IND VS ENG SECOND TEST LIVE?
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