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England vs India - 2nd Test

Series: India tour of England, 2018
Venue: Lord's, London
Date: 09-13 August 2018

India 130/10 (47 Ovs) RR: 2.77 | England won by an innings and 159 runs

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That's all from what was a highly anticipated Lord's Test before it started. Rain turned the first day into an anticlimax, India did the rest. Very hard for them to come back from here. Trent Bridge is next. Until then, this is Sagar Chawla signing off on behalf of Srivathsa, Ramakrishnan, Nikhil Jadhav and our scorer Naga. Goodbye!

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Deepu's stat corner:

Fewest balls India faced in a Test (two innings):
349 v Eng, Manchester, 1952
440 v SA, Durban, 1996
444 v Aus, Pune, 2017
493 v NZ, Hamilton, 2002
494 v Eng, Lord's, 2018

Indias first innings defeat since Oval 2014 (inngs & 244 runs) - first under Virat Kohli's captaincy.

Players part of a winning Test without batting, bowling, taking a catch or effecting a stumping:
P Chapman
B Valentine
Bill Johnston (twice)
AG Kripal Singh
N Contractor
C McDermott
Asif Mujtaba
N McKenzie
A Prince
G Batty
J Rudolph
W Saha
A RASHID

India's innings totals in England after Lord's win in 2014:
330
178
152
161
148
94
274
162
107
130
They have now lost five Tests in succession in England.

Lowest highest individual inngs for India in a Test (bowled out twice):
26 C Sarwate v Aus, Brisbane, 1947
27 H Adhikari v Eng, Manchester, 1952
27*R Dravid v SA, Durban, 1996
33 V Manjrekar v Aus, Kolkata, 1956
33*R ASHWIN v Eng, Lord's, 2018

Ashwin (29 & 33*) is the first Indian batsman to top score in each innings of a Test batting at #8 or below in both innings. Sixth to do so overall after Tup Scott, Lee Germon, Guy Whittal, Peter Siddle & Graeme Cremer.

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Woakes, Man of the Match: Obviously delighted. To win the Test inside four days when we lost a day and a half to rain is special. Emotions have run high all game I suppose. Scoring a hundred and getting on the honours' board is something that will stay with me forever. Sunk in a little bit more now. Wish I had sunk it up more in the middle, kind of went by in a flash. I was a little bit nervous from 80 onwards, started wooshing outside off stump. Jonny calmed me down a bit, which is funny because usually I calm him down. Been an amazing game. Complete performance from the team which is more special. We tried to tick it off in fives. At the time, we were in a tricky position even though we were ahead. Just tried to creep that lead up. Just tried to get through certain bowling spells. They came at us pretty hard at the time and occasionally the ball was moving around. Once we got through that, we started scoring freely. Would've been nice to have a bit more red ball cricket. Went back to Warwickshire and played some white-ball stuff. Wrist was behind the ball, did a bit of work on how I was holding the ball and it's worked. Excellent performance from the bowling group. Trying to get the ball out of Broad and Jimmy's hands when it's like that can be tricky. They're world class. Jimmy could've been easily standing here with his 9-fer. Broady's spell today, once he gets his legs pumping, he's great to watch.

Root, England captain: Less stressful, definitely. Fantastic from the very first ball. Bowling unit were exceptional throughout the whole game. We probably did have the conditions throughout, but you still have to perform, ask the right questions of the batsman. To get that far in front, testament to the partnership between Jonny and Woakes. Really pleased for Woaksey. Number of occasions he's shown how talented he is with the bat. Chuffed to bits for Woakes. State of the game, everything about it, and him coming back into the side, someone who's always been a big part of the squad, great to see him have the rewards. When you've got senior guys like Jimmy and Broad, the others are going to improve. Really good position to be in at the moment. Got to make sure that we don't take anything for granted. I thought he (Pope) played really well. He batted at a very challenging time. To come in and put pressure back on the opposition was a great sign. We knew what he was capable of doing, we've seen him in county cricket. To see him fit seamlessly in the environment is a pleasing sight. Obviously got another day now to rest and recover, get our heads around what we've done this week. Still areas where we can improve, that's the exciting part. Chuffed to bits. Pleased for the guys, lots of hard work. Lot of fellas that weren't getting headlines, but you've got to pull together as a team. Great team performance.

Kohli, India captain: Not very proud of the way we played to be honest. First time in last five Test matches we've been outplayed. Credit to England. They were clinical. When a team plays like that they deserve to be on the winning side. Can't really think about those things (conditions not in favour). You have to counter the conditions as and when they come to you. Can't crib about these things. Sometimes the rub of the green will go your way too. Won't sit around and say that we didn't have the best of conditions. Their bowlers were relentless with the ball. Looking at things now, the weather was so unpredictable, I think we got the combination a bit off before the game. Chance to correct that next game. Five days to go, should be okay. Lower back issue coming up again and again, purely because of the workload. Confident I'll be fine in five days time.

Stuart Broad: I think it was a powerful performance from the team right up there. The emotions of the Test match at Edgbaston last week, so close that went, it took a lot out of us. So, it was great of us to come at Lord's with the same amount of intensity and energy. We got the best of the conditions. The clouds seemed to work for us and also the sun was out when we were batting. There was a lot of skill involved with the side. We are delighted with the way we performed. When the ball is swinging it gets easy to chase, with five slips in place all the time. The economy rates were very good and we didn't give India too many freebies. We made Pujara work so hard for his runs. 87 balls, I think. He's a world class batsman with an average of 50. But there was always a ball with the batsman's name written on it. It was a really strong performance by all our bowlers and it really worked. I was gutted when the rain came in, I was really getting in the rhythm then. It was a real shame. I didn't bowl much from the pavilion end much. It was nice to get a chance from this end. The hat-trick ball was disappointing, it was so bad. I started it too straight. We talked a lot before the series. About the bowlers rotating a bit. We are feeling pretty fresh and we have a few calm days before the Trent Bridge Test. (Woakes) is such a wonderful player, he's great at everything he does. Lord's is a wonderful place. Walking through the Long Room is such a great feeling and something that you take with you.

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India have more than just mental scars from this defeat. Virat Kohli, easily the best batsman in this team, appeared to be struggling with a bad back. Ashwin took a whole number of blows on his fingers. And their top-order has been in woeful form. Do they have it in them to bounce back from a 0-2 deficit in the series? Very very grim outlook for them right now.

No excuses for India whatsoever. They batted under overcast skies both times, while England's batsmen had bright sunshine blessing them, true. But there's no comparison between the skill-sets of the two teams in these conditions. The visitors were handicapped further by some poor tactical calls - the selection of Kuldeep over a third seamer being the highlight. England were 131/5 in their first innings, there's no telling if an extra seamer could've kept India in the game rather than the intensity sinking after Shami's spells, which was the case. That's not to take anything away from how well Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes played in their match-defining partnership of 189. What a match Woakes, in particular, had! Replacing Ben Stokes, he sparkled with the ball and quashed India with the bat.

17:41 Local Time, 16:41 GMT, 22:11 IST: End of a disastrous Test for India. An absolute disaster. They had won over here at Lord's back in 2014, but they didn't even get off their knees this time. Rolled over in both innings against top quality swing and seam bowling. Meanwhile, England are applauded on their way back to the pavilion. Jimmy Anderson leads them off. What is he, 36? He was phenomenal with the mastery over his skill-set. Outswingers, wobble-balls, inswingers, India were at his mercy. Really unfortunate to miss out on his first 10-wicket haul at Lord's.

46.6
0
Woakes to Ishant, out Caught by Ollie Pope!! Glanced off the bat-face straight to leg slip. Anderson remains on nine wickets for the game, don't think he'd mind too much. Pretty good catch actually, the ball flew to Pope's right and the debutant was quick on his feet. Anyway, India are done here. 170.3 overs, that's all this Test has taken. Ishant c Ollie Pope b Woakes 2(7)

Woakes to Ishant, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

46.5
0
Woakes to Ishant, no run, plays it very late, dabs the ball right under the eyes to third slip
46.4
1
Woakes to Ashwin, 1 run, full ball on middle, turned through midwicket, takes the single
46.3
2
Woakes to Ashwin, 2 runs, oh dear, Ashwin not taking it easy at all. He throws himself into the crease while completing the second, helmet flying off his head. He was desperate to retain strike after dabbing this through backward point. Great commitment

Getting pretty dark at the moment. Surely the umpires will hang on for the last wicket to fall? Actually they can't, if the reading gets below the benchmark.

Best match figures for Anderson at his beloved Lord's
Previous best was 9/73 vs WI last year.

Sudarsan tweets: Indian bowlers should learn from Anderson. He is not only taking wickets but not giving away any easy runs too.. it's all about sticking to your basics.

46.2
0
Woakes to Ashwin, no run, darts up from a length, pops up off Ashwin's glove but doesn't carry to third slip. Another blow to the fingers for India's off-spinner who gets visited by the physio again. India getting scarred in more than one way. They'll take drinks too
46.1
0
Woakes to Ashwin, no run, wide on the crease, slants it in on middle. Ashwin turns it to deep midwicket. Spread field from England
45.6
0
Anderson to Ishant, no run, this time Anderson targets the stumps as he pitches it up, but Ishant manages to keep it out on the back foot
45.5
0
Anderson to Ishant, no run, full ball outside off, Ishant with his best bit of french cricket to hang back, beaten on the outside edge
45.4
2
Anderson to Ishant, 2 runs, full ball dipping in on middle and leg, flicked away through square leg. They decide to come back for the second rather than Ashwin taking strike for the next two balls
45.3
0
Anderson to Ishant, no run, back of a length, nips in from outside off. Ishant hung his bat out there, lucky not to nick it
45.2
0
Anderson to Ishant, no run, full ball outside off, left alone

Bowler dismissing two batsmen for PAIR in a Test:
Bill O'Reilly v NZ, Wellington, 1946
Jim Laker v Aus, Manchester, 1956
Dale Steyn v NZ, Centurion, 2007
JAMES ANDERSON v Ind, Lord's, 2018

Ishant Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease

45.1
0
Anderson to Shami, out Lbw!! Big swing down the line from Shami, awful shot. Anderson's wobble-ball nips in and strikes the back pad, doesn't take long for the umpire's finger to go up. In real time that looked out, but just looking at the replays now, could it possibly have hit him outside the line? That doesn't matter because when Shami asked Ashwin if he should take a review, the instruction he got was to get on his bike. Nine wickets for Anderson in the game. He's never taken a ten-wicket haul at Lord's. Will he get it? Shami lbw b Anderson 0(3)

Anderson to Shami, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

44.6
4
Woakes to Ashwin, FOUR, back of a length outside off, Ashwin opens the bat-face and runs it away past the slip cordon. Well controlled steer, played with soft hands
44.5
0
Woakes to Ashwin, no run, length ball on off, prodding forward is Ashwin as he presents the full face to defend

Two PAIRS for India in a Test:
BS Bedi/ BS Chandrasekhar v Eng, Delhi, 1976
Maninder Singh/ D Doshi v Pak, Karachi, 1982
Harbhajan/ A Nehra v WI, POS, 2002
M Vijay/ K Yadav v Eng, Lord's, 2018

44.4
0
Woakes to Ashwin, no run, back of a length on off, blocked
44.3
0
Woakes to Ashwin, no run, length ball just outside off, blunted to cover
44.2
0
Woakes to Ashwin, no run, back of a length, holds its line after being angled towards off. Not pretty from Ashwin as he's opened up in defence, but what matters is that he keeps it out
44.1
0
Woakes to Ashwin, no run, gentle half-volley on middle, Ashwin is content to keep it out
43.6
0
Anderson to Shami, no run, Shami bemused as umpire Erasmus's finger goes up. He comes down for a chat with Ashwin and then decides to review. Nothing on UltraEdge. The decision will have to be overturned. Quite a convincing appeal from England it was and the ball did appear to be close to Shami's glove, but there was no contact. He was beaten for pace while trying to hook this short ball on leg stump
43.5
0
Anderson to Shami, no run, presses forward to an overpitched ball and punches it to mid-off

Mohammed Shami, right handed bat, comes to the crease

43.4
0
Anderson to Kuldeep Yadav, out Bowled!! Inside edge back onto the stumps. Full ball swinging away from off, Kuldeep overcompensates for how he got beaten the previous delivery, plays well outside the line and slides it off the inside edge. Kuldeep Yadav b Anderson 0(7)

Anderson to Kuldeep Yadav, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

43.3
0
Anderson to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, swings it away across off, beats Kuldeep's outside edge by six inches or more
43.2
1
Anderson to Ashwin, 1 run, pitched up on off, hint of movement away with the seam, squirted away off a thick edge through point by Ashwin
43.1
4
Anderson to Ashwin, FOUR, length ball slanting in on middle and leg, Ashwin shuffles inside the line and tickles it fine for four
42.6
0
Woakes to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, full and angled out, Kuldeep shoulders arms
42.5
0
Woakes to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, that's wide enough for Kuldeep to shoulder arms
42.4
0
Woakes to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, full delivery outside off stump, Kuldeep defends off the front foot
42.3
0
Woakes to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, yorker from Woakes, Kuldeep digs it out
42.2
0
Woakes to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, beaten first ball, jags away off the pitch from a good length

Kuldeep Yadav, left handed bat, comes to the crease

42.1
0
Woakes to Hardik Pandya, out Lbw!! Looked very out to the naked eye. Height was the only thing in question, but HawkEye showed the ball smashing into the top of leg stump and the decision had to be overturned by umpire Aleem Dar for the first time in the match. Good length delivery from Woakes, Pandya leans forward to defend, may have just nipped back in, but it looked like just came in with the angle, hit in line with middle and leg and just above the kneeroll, which made the umpire think if it was too high. But it wasn't! Hardik Pandya lbw b Woakes 26(43) [4s-5]

Woakes to Hardik Pandya, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

LBW shout and review taken. Only height can save Hardik Pandya here. Three reds and umpire Aleem Dar has to change a decision after having a very good time up until now.

Chris Woakes [7.0-1-17-0] is back into the attack

Tanmay Khadelwal tweets: Can these two do a Bairstow and Woakes? -- Why not!

41.6
0
Anderson to Ashwin, no run, lovely outswinger on a fuller length, moves away off the seam as well, Ashwin drawn into the forward push and it was almost an outside edge to Bairstow
41.5
0
Anderson to Ashwin, no run, keeps low, Ashwin manages to toe-end it into the on-side
41.4
1
Anderson to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, hits the inside half of the bat and rolls wide of mid-on as Pandya was looking to play straight
41.3
0
Anderson to Hardik Pandya, no run, full and on the off stump, Pandya defends off the front foot
41.2
1
Anderson to Ashwin, 1 run, shortish and on the stumps, Ashwin flicks it to backward square leg
41.1
0
Anderson to Ashwin, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Ashwin tries to defend, toe-ends it into the off-side
40.6
1
Broad to Ashwin, 1 run, fullish and swinging back in, Ashwin pushes it towards cover
40.5
1
Broad to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, leans forward and defends this full ball towards cover
40.4
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Pandya lets it pass
40.3
4
Broad to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, this is nicely handled, covered for the late inswing and then flicked, albeit uppishly, luckily no one at mid-wicket and it runs away for four. Credit to Pandya for moving his front leg away to adjust for the late swing. First fifty partnership of the game for India
40.2
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, good stride forward and then shoulders arms

This is now the highest partnership of the Test for India.

40.1
1
Broad to Ashwin, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Ashwin punches it to cover

Deepak tweets: Ashwin seems to have a much better technique than top order. Wouldn't be a bad idea to have him open and push someone like Rahul down the order. That would ensure Rahul can go for his shots much more confidently against the older ball.

39.6
0
Anderson to Hardik Pandya, no run, unplayable! Fullish ball hitting close to the off stump line, forcing Pandya to come forward and play and then it jags away late to beat the edge
39.5
0
Anderson to Hardik Pandya, no run, fullish and outside off stump, Pandya defends off the front foot
39.4
0
Anderson to Hardik Pandya, no run, outside off stump, left alone
39.3
1
Anderson to Ashwin, 1 run, short of length delivery on the leg stump, Ashwin walks across and glances it to fine leg
39.2
4
Anderson to Ashwin, FOUR, shortish ball outside off stump, Ashwin goes for the cut, gets a thick edge that flies past the slip cordon
39.1
0
Anderson to Ashwin, no run, loosening up ball for Anderson, but it goes down the leg-side

James Anderson [8.0-5-9-2] is back into the attack

38.6
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, shortish and on the off stump, Pandya hops and defends
38.5
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, short and outside off stump, Pandya rises tall and defends
38.4
4
Broad to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, his driving down the ground has been brilliant this innings. Broad tempted him with wide ones, but he left them alone, forced the bowler to bowl at him and that's art of batting against swing/quality bowling. Force the bowler to alter his plans by being patient. Full face of the bat on the on-drive and it rockets to the mid-on fence
38.3
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, full and outside off stump, Broad wants Pandya to play away from the body, but the Indian all-rounder let it pass
38.2
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, full and outside off stump, Pandya lets it pass
38.1
2
Broad to Hardik Pandya, 2 runs, short of length delivery outside off stump, Pandya guides it to deep backward point

Vikas tweets: Probably the best 15 to 20 mins India have played. Good batting by Pandya with intent, very different from his character, though not his best. And an even better batting display by Ashwin. Top order can definitely learn.

37.6
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, fullish and outside off stump, Ashwin drives it into the off-side
37.5
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, Ashwin plays inside the line of this good length delivery and lets it pass

Round the wicket

37.4
4
Sam Curran to Ashwin, FOUR, oh uppish drive from Ashwin, didn't control this square drive, the ball takes the outside half of the bat and goes to the right of the diving point fielder
37.3
4
Sam Curran to Ashwin, leg byes, FOUR, Ashwin gets inside the line and tries to glance this short of length delivery, misses, the ball runs away fine off the thigh pad
37.2
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Ashwin defends off the back foot
37.1
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, full and outside off stump, Ashwin drives it to the left of mid-off where Root dives and saves runs
36.6
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, beaten, full and wide outside off stump, Pandya goes for a flashy drive and makes no contact
36.5
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, oh this one hits Pandya on the back thigh, no protection there and he's in pain. Runs away from the pitch before he composes himself. The big inswinger, nipped back in as well, Pandya had no clue, missed the line and got hit
36.4
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, good length delivery, Pandya defends well off the front foot
36.3
4
Broad to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, edged and it flies through the vacant gully region. Full and outside off stump, Pandya closes the bat face on the drive, gets a thick edge that escapes the cordon
36.2
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, full and outside off stump, Pandya drives it to mid-off
36.1
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Pandya thought about playing at it and then lets it go
35.6
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, tries the outswinger, but bowls way too full and Ashwin pushes it towards cover
35.5
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, driven back to the bowler, who has a needless shy at the stumps and hits the target, Ashwin was back in his crease
35.4
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, Ashwin watches the ball closely and pushes it to mid-off
35.3
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, fullish and outside off stump, Ashwin mistimes the drive to mid-off
35.2
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Ashwin defends it towards cover, looks for a run, sent back
35.1
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, swinging down the leg-side, Ashwin is beaten on the flick, Bairstow dives to his left and stops the ball
34.6
4
Broad to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, that's a brilliant on-drive by Hardik Pandya. Broad went for the inswinger, but bowled very full, Pandya was waiting for the swing and then drilled the drive through mid-on
34.5
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, short and wide outside off stump, left alone
34.4
3
Broad to Ashwin, 3 runs, short of length delivery outside off stump, Ashwin tries to punch off the back foot, toe-ends it past gully
34.3
0
Broad to Ashwin, no run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Ashwin defends, this wasn't the inswinger
34.2
4
Broad to Ashwin, FOUR, nicely worked away with the swing, goes back in his crease and then places it wide of mid-on, middled very well for four
34.1
0
Broad to Ashwin, no run, big inswing and Ashwin gets an inside edge onto pad as he tries to defend this length ball, lucky that it didn't carry to the cordon
33.6
4
Sam Curran to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, that's a straight-batted flick almost. Short of a length delivery on the leg stump, Pandya places it between mid-on and mid-wicket and it runs away to the boundary
33.5
1
Sam Curran to Ashwin, 1 run, ohhh Ashwin has been hit on the right glove now. He's flinging in serious pain even before completing the run and it's the index finger on the right hand. He's thrown the glove off, time for Patrick Farhart to rush to the middle
33.4
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, angled across, Ashwin guides it to backward point
33.3
1
Sam Curran to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, inswinger more towards the back of a length region, Pandya defends it wide of mid-on
33.2
1
Sam Curran to Ashwin, 1 run, nice cover-drive, but the man at cover dives to his right and half-stops the ball
33.1
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, low full toss outside off stump, Ashwin toe-ends the drive to mid-off
32.6
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, and he's back covering the line and defending solidly off the front foot
32.5
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, extra bounce with inswing on this short of length delivery, Pandya defends and it smashes into his right glove. He's in pain and it's his bowling hand, immediately drops his bat. He's taken the glove off and looks like it's swollen. The physio tends to him
32.4
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, well played, gets a stride forward, covers the stumps and lets this short of length delivery pass to Bairstow
32.3
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, inswinger now, Pandya covers the line and defends off the front foot

It's still dark out there

32.2
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, outside off stump, ignored
32.1
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, Broad begins with a scrambled seam delivery outside off stump, Pandya plays inside the line and lets it go

The players are back on the field. Broad's back after a rest. Will he have the same rhythm as the second session? Look at that field, two short legs! Wow!

Alvi Zaidi tweets: Is that a time to change the Test Ranking System for teams? Should be there two categories for test teams? One for home conditions and the other one for away. -- Not a bad idea.

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16:05 Local Time, 15:05 GMT, 20:35 IST: Covers are off. Early tea is being taken right now, but play should get underway soon after

15:48 Local Time, 14:48 GMT, 20:18 IST: The drizzle is heavy enough to stop play. The players haven't raced across, the hover cover is being called now. Not a big downpour, should clear in a while. England wait for Broad to lead them off the field. India are 66/6 for this isn't going to tomorrow with the way Broad and Co. have been bowling, should play resume soon.

31.6
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, short of length delivery from Sam Curran, Ashwin defends off the back foot

Best figures for Broad in his last 11 Tests at Lord's
Most wkts at a venue by a pacer:
101 J Anderson (Lord's)
83 S Broad (Lord's) *
83 H Streak (Harare)
82 D Lillee (MCG)
76 R Hadlee (Christchurch)

31.5
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, very optimistic LBW appeal, picthing outside leg, beats Ashwin's bat and thuds into Ashwin's back leg, missing the pad, must be painful

Drizzling and lights are coming on

31.4
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, beaten, full and wide outside off stump, Ashwin drives away from the body, almost falls over
31.3
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, back foot block
31.2
0
Sam Curran to Ashwin, no run, Ashwin is squared up by this away moving good length delivery, manages to defend
31.1
1
Sam Curran to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, fullish from Sam Curran, Pandya works it away to backward square leg
30.6
0
Broad to Ashwin, no run, inside edge onto pad? The ball dies in front of the diving Pope. Fullish and tailing in, Ashwin fails to nudge properly, may have been an edge onto pad there
30.5
4
Broad to Ashwin, byes, FOUR, another big inswinger, but this hat-trick ball ends down the leg-side and misses everyone

Ravichandran Ashwin, right handed bat, comes to the crease

30.4
0
Broad to Karthik, out Lbw!! Oh brilliant inswinger, too good for Karthik and he's bagged a golden duck. Broad is now on a hat-trick! Fullish in length and Karthik is lunging forward in his defence, is completely outdone by the amount of inswing on this ball and as soon as it hit the pad, Broad was out with a running appeal and up went umpire Aleem Dar's finger. Impact was marginally in line with off stump, definitely hitting the sticks and HawkEye says umpire's call for impact. Three balls and we have had three reviews. Oh Stuart Broad, please consider bowling seam up more because you get sharp, late inswing that batsman can't handle. Karthik lbw b Broad 0(1)

Broad to Karthik, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease

30.3
0
Broad to Kohli, out Caught by Ollie Pope!! What a top decision for Aleem Dar. He's been good in this match. India have lost their captain and the innings defeat looms large. Shortish from Broad, hits the pitch hard and gets it to rise on the batsman, Kohli fends, doesn't feel the brush on the left glove, England have Pope under the lid at short leg and he dives forward to take the ricochet off the thigh pad. Kohli reviewed that with a smile as he didn't realise it's actually touched the glove. Kohli c Ollie Pope b Broad 17(29) [4s-2]

Broad to Kohli, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Now Kohli has been given OUT and he's reviewed it! It's touched the glove.

30.2
0
Broad to Kohli, no run, shortish delivery down the leg-side, Kohli hops and tries to fend, misses, the ball hits the hip and flies to Bairstow, who dives and takes the catch. Not given out, DRS taken, UltraEdge was flat and the decision couldn't be reversed

Review for caught behind! Hits the shirt, may not have touched the glove. Nothing on UltraEdge. Kohli survives!

30.1
2
Broad to Kohli, 2 runs, short of length delivery outside off stump, Kohli dabs it to backward point, Root fumbles and allows the second run. That back is hurting Kohli, he grimaces in pain
29.6
1
Sam Curran to Kohli, 1 run, nudged away to mid-wicket
29.5
4
Sam Curran to Kohli, FOUR, that's a header that would be very handy in a football game! Lovely cover-drive, wide of Root at mid-off, the England captain gives chase, dives but the ball wins the race, it ricochets off the boundary cushion and Root headed the ball away as he couldn't stop himself with the momentum. Smiles about it in the end
29.4
0
Sam Curran to Kohli, no run, full and outside off stump, Kohli drives it to cover
29.3
0
Sam Curran to Kohli, no run, shortish from Sam Curran, Kohli defends
29.2
2
Sam Curran to Kohli, 2 runs, full delivery just outside off stump, Kohli tries to drive, gets a thick outside edge that rolls past backward point, Anderson chases the ball and pulls it back just inside the rope
29.1
0
Sam Curran to Kohli, no run, Kohli is hit on the thigh pad again, short of length delivery on the stumps, Kohli fails to defend
28.6
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, well played, Broad brings this ball back into the right-hander, but Pandya keeps his bat well inside the line to leave the ball
28.5
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, Pandya defends this fullish cutter onto his boot
28.4
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, right on the off stump, Pandya defends down the pitch
28.3
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, shortish and on the leg stump, Pandya defends off the back foot
28.2
1
Broad to Kohli, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Kohli taps it to point
28.1
0
Broad to Kohli, no run, "Howwzaaatt," shouts Broad after smashing Kohli's thigh pad, not given, was it high is the question! Root looks at Bairstow and then goes back to his fielding position. HawkEye confirms that the ball was easily going over the stumps. Broad beat Kohli's defence with an incoming good length delivery there

Drinks time!

27.6
0
Sam Curran to Hardik Pandya, no run, oh these English bowlers. They are so unrelenting! They keep hitting the same area, one goes left, one goes right. How do you play them? Not letting them bowl to their own plans is in the only way, but India at the moment are nowhere close to taking that strategy! This fullish ball pitched in line with the stumps and then nips away big to beat Pandya's defence
27.5
0
Sam Curran to Hardik Pandya, no run, very full and outside off stump, Pandya digs it out
27.4
0
Sam Curran to Hardik Pandya, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, Pandya defends

Few umbrellas are up in the stands

27.3
0
Sam Curran to Hardik Pandya, no run, you need some luck to survive on this pitch and against this attack. Credit to Pandya for playing with a straight bat, even though this length ball nipped away and was so close to the edge

20th time Pujara has been dismissed bowled in 99 innings in Test cricket'

27.2
0
Sam Curran to Hardik Pandya, no run, fullish and outside off stump, forward-blocked

Pandya over Ashwin and Karthik again!

27.1
1
Sam Curran to Kohli, 1 run, short of length delivery on the leg stump, Kohli tucks it to backward square leg
26.6
0
Broad to Hardik Pandya, no run, another inswinger on a fuller length, Pandya leans forward and defends, gets an edge onto pad

Hardik Pandya, right handed bat, comes to the crease

26.5
0
Broad to Pujara, out Bowled!! This is a brilliant ball and it's got to be a good nut to go through Pujara's gate with the way he was batting. Was always wondering why Broad's bowling scrambled seam when there's swing out there. Took a long time in the first innings too - maybe 8-9 overs - to try for swing. He bowls the cutters usually but this time he bowls a lovely inswinger with the seam up pointing towards fine leg and Pujara didn't expect that. He was totally surprised by th movement in the air, overadjusted and played inside the line, the ball takes the pad and knocks out the off stump. If it was a plan to set him with up scrambled seam balls for a long time and then cleverly slip in the inswinger, great thought then! Pujara b Broad 17(87) [4s-1]

Broad to Pujara, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Pujara signals for change of gloves

26.4
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, short of length nips back in, Pujara defends to short leg
26.3
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, inside edge onto pad as Pujara tries to defend off the front foot
26.2
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, short delivery on the stumps, Pujara ducks under it
26.1
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, a loud call of "noooo" from Pujara as he gets nicely behind the line of this full ball to defend to mid-on
25.6
1
Sam Curran to Pujara, byes, 1 run, left alone and Bairstow fumbles as the ball keeps low, another extra for India
25.5
1
Sam Curran to Kohli, 1 run, lovely punch-drive to the left of mid-off, Root does very well to dive to his left to stop the boundary, overthrow gives Kohli a run
25.4
0
Sam Curran to Kohli, no run, open stance to the left-hander from Kohli, he talks a step across to cover the line and the sticks, and then shoulders arms to let the ball go through to Bairstow
25.3
0
Sam Curran to Kohli, no run, length ball, defended into the off-side

Vasi Reddy tweets: I wonder what would have been the case if Pujara was not run-out in the first innings. The whole story would be different and all us of would have stayed calm and enjoyed the game. I feel sports are meant to be taken sportively and not by pointing out at someone.

25.2
0
Sam Curran to Kohli, no run, this time he keeps the bat away as Sam Curran angles it across the right-hander
25.1
0
Sam Curran to Kohli, no run, Kohli almost pokes at this away-going short of length delivery outside off stump
24.6
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, defended from the crease, brilliant over from Broad, he's running in hard and has a spring in his stride
24.5
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, big shout for caught behind, shake of the head from umpire Aleem Dar. Top call, the ball just brushed the thigh pad en route to Bairstow. Short of a length delivery darting back in off the seam, Pujara was looking to defend, the ball sneaked through the gate
24.4
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, oh that's an effort ball and it's smashed into Pujara's glove. Length ball, hits the seam and kicks up, surprises Pujara, but he handled it pretty well, ensures the ball doesn't pop up after hitting the glove by playing with soft hands
24.3
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, hands on head for Broad, the half appeal was for LBW and then Broad was looking towards the cordon if the ball carried. He cuts this fullish ball back into the right-hander, Pujara gets an inside edge on the defence, doesn't carry to hand
24.2
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, short and just outside off stump, Pujara stands tall and defends off the back foot
24.1
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, full outside off, Pujara had the bat face open as he tried to guide it, went off the face and dropped in front of third slip. Could've left that alone
23.6
0
Sam Curran to Kohli, no run, solidly defended this time, moves into line and covers everything before blocking to cover
23.5
1
Sam Curran to Pujara, 1 run, slides onto the pads, tucked away to deep backward square leg

Abhishek Thakur tweets: Patience is the key in Test cricket. Make plans, be calm and do your job. Remember Australia in India? Even though they didn't win that Test series, they showed how to be positive in any conditions.

23.4
0
Sam Curran to Pujara, no run, brute. Fuller than a good length, and once it hits the seam it deviates wickedly off it, leaving Pujara hanging his bat in hope. That was a brilliant delivery
23.3
0
Sam Curran to Pujara, no run, keeps low again, Pujara half-plays and half-leaves, no carry to Bairstow
23.2
0
Sam Curran to Pujara, no run, leaves a similar delivery outside off this time, bounces to Bairstow who can't gather cleanly
23.1
0
Sam Curran to Pujara, no run, this is how Rahane got out to Sam Curran in the second innings at Edgbaston. Away-slanter on a length and he pokes away from the body, the ball flies over the edge. Nothing shot
22.6
0
Broad to Kohli, no run, unplayable. Totally. Broad is so surprised that he half-sits, hands to his mouth, what a ball. Leg-cutter from hell. Angles in on off and then moves like a leg-break. Kohli covered the original line but the movement was too much even for him
22.5
0
Broad to Kohli, no run, digs it in short, outside off, Kohli sways away and lets it go. Bairstow takes it well over his head
22.4
0
Broad to Kohli, no run, short of length immediately, on off, Kohli defends
22.3
4
Broad to Kohli, FOUR, fantastic shot. Broad went full and wide outside off, Kohli is forward and laced that on the rise through cover, all timing and such a crisp shot. Wows all around when the ball hit bat

Kohli again is standing well outside his crease

22.2
0
Broad to Kohli, no run, good ball. Went short and pushed Kohli back, one hand off the bat handle comes off, awkwardly fended away, doesn't pop to Pope under the helmet
22.1
0
Broad to Kohli, no run, long stride forward and the ball nips in just a bit, perhaps an inside edge onto the chest, the ball rolls towards backward point, no chance of a quick single
21.6
0
Sam Curran to Pujara, no run, slanted across Pujara on a fuller length, left alone
21.5
4
Sam Curran to Pujara, FOUR, went too full and got it a bit too full, driven wide of mid-off for four. Pujara just pushed that into the gap. First boundary off his 69th ball
21.4
0
Sam Curran to Pujara, no run, short of length on off, Pujara defends
21.3
1
Sam Curran to Kohli, 1 run, fullish on off, Kohli defends slightly outside the line, thick inside edge runs away and gives him his first run

Deep square out now. Three slips in

21.2
0
Sam Curran to Kohli, no run, short of length on off, Kohli defends under his eyes, but the ball rolls near his feet, dribbles back to Sam Curran
21.1
0
Sam Curran to Kohli, no run, first ball is right on the money. Hint of inswing, Kohli defends with bat and pad together

Sam Curran, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Venkataraghavan tweets: People who complain about Pujara's strike rate must probably check out his stats after he passes 50/70. It's much similar to how Rohit Sharma builds his ODI innings - proportionate strike rate improvement in tests.

20.6
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, short of length on off, turned to Pope there at a deepish short leg
20.5
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, now this comes back in from a similar length, good leave as it wasn't hitting off
20.4
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, beaten by low bounce and the ball straightening after pitching on a fullish length, this will happen as Broad's natural angle is into the right-handers. Natural variation allows it not to come back in. Pujara accepts that and gets on with it
20.3
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, on a length outside off, Pujara can leave

Pope under the helmet, forward short leg, deep as well

With Kohli's back in such a state, forget the quick running or any tight singles or twos

20.2
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, back of a length on off, solidly defended
20.1
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, full outside off, left alone
19.6
0
Woakes to Kohli, no run, this is very bad news for India. Not just for this match but the rest of the series. After defending that full delivery, Kohli felt his back and the pain must be shooting through. Tries his best to grit his teeth and not show it

Can see Kohli grimacing, still struggling with his back

19.5
0
Woakes to Kohli, no run, well wide of off, a sighter for Kohli who shoulders arms

Rahane against Broad:
176 balls
54 runs
Five dismissals
Avg 10.80
Balls/Dis 35.20

Only Nathan Lyon (six) has dismissed him more often in Tests.

19.4
1
Woakes to Pujara, byes, 1 run, outswinger on a fuller length outside off, Pujara lets it go and Bairstow diving allows the ball to slip through
19.3
2
Woakes to Pujara, 2 runs, straight on middle, Pujara flicks well and gets two to deep square

Sebin Thomas: @cheteshwar1 is looking solid and doesn't seem to be bothered much by the conditions. How about Pujara opening the batting? As it also gives one of the current openers a chance to play against a comparatively older ball.

19.2
0
Woakes to Pujara, no run, wide of the crease, short of length around off, defended
19.1
0
Woakes to Pujara, no run, well wide of off, left alone

Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.6
0
Broad to Rahane, out Caught by Jennings!! Sharp catch and Rahane closes his eyes as he yanks his head back before walking off. The rain has started to fall as well. Poor shot. The previous delivery played a huge part in this. Broad throws it full and wide, entices Rahane into the drive who obliges and despite Buttler diving to his right at second slip, Jennings keeps his nerve to hang on. Just when India were looking to build a stand, Broad strikes. Rahane c Jennings b Broad 13(33) [4s-2]

Broad to Rahane, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

18.5
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, beautiful leg-cutter and what a ball that is. Angled in and then leaves late, around off, lifting as well, no chance for Rahane as he pokes and misses. That is exceptional bowling
18.4
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, ooh! That has kept very low and bounced before reaching Bairstow. Danger signs for India. It was outside off so Rahane could get away
18.3
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, full outside off, Rahane moves across and then shoulders arms
18.2
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, down leg, flies to Bairstow as Rahane misses the glance
18.1
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, overpitched on off, pushed off the front foot to mid-on
17.6
0
Woakes to Pujara, no run, short of length on off, calmly defended off the back foot
17.5
1
Woakes to Rahane, 1 run, with that front foot movement of his, he is prone to be out lbw, angled in on off, the bat comes at an angle and the ball takes the thick inside edge to run behind square
17.4
1
Woakes to Pujara, 1 run, fullish on middle, turned with soft hands wide of Broad at mid-on
17.3
0
Woakes to Pujara, no run, again the surprise short delivery, Pujara hops and manages to pull the bat inside the line
17.2
1
Woakes to Rahane, 1 run, good run. Defended in front of backward point, looks at Pujara and it is easily done in the end
17.1
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, full on the pads, Rahane shuffles across and flicks to mid-wicket
16.6
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, pitched up just outside off, Pujara is very solid on the front foot block to cover
16.5
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, close to the stumps, full on off, Pujara defends well
16.4
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, solid. Angled in fuller on off, blocked
16.3
1
Broad to Rahane, 1 run, thick inside edge and Rahane gets away. Lunged forward and across to defend that off stump delivery, played slightly outside the line and the thick edge rolls to fine leg
16.2
1
Broad to Pujara, 1 run, pitched up outside off, Pujara defends into the big gap at point and the strike rotates again

Four slips for Broad

16.1
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, yorker length delivery outside off, Pujara looks to squeeze it out and misses. Hits the ground with the bat

Stuart Broad [3.0-1-7-0] is back into the attack

15.6
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, wide of the crease and Rahane can see it from the hand that time, well outside off, easy leave
15.5
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, made a late call to play at that and is beaten. Woakes hits a good length and gets movement off the seam, Rahane flirts and misses
15.4
4
Woakes to Rahane, FOUR, went for the inswinger and angled it on the pads, flicked effortlessly to the fine leg fence. Got that wrong did Woakes
15.3
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, keeps low but the line is outside off, so Rahane can keep it out, which he does
15.2
1
Woakes to Pujara, 1 run, angled in on a good length, on the middle and leg, tucked wide of square leg and again hesitation in the running, Rahane wanted two but Pujara sent him back and in time as well. Good call too for the throw to Bairstow was right over the stumps
15.1
1
Woakes to Rahane, 1 run, the strike rotates. Full around off, Rahane defends into the gap at cover and off they go
14.6
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, now an outswinger, outside off, moving away, Pujara hides the bat inside the line
14.5
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, full and from close to the crease, hint of shape away, swing as well, but Pujara covers it well
14.4
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, that is a nervy shot. Wanted to leave that but is indecisive, hangs the bat out to dry to the fullish delivery outside off, luckily it goes off the face and drops on the bounce to Buttler at 2nd slip
14.3
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, back of a length on off, Pujara easily defends
14.2
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, wide of the crease and angles it in, Pujara lifts his bat and lets that short of length delivery outside off go
14.1
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, full just outside off, Pujara defends
13.6
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, bit further up but Rahane has looked good this innings, blocks under his eyes
13.5
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, short of length on off, kept a bit low, Rahane defends well
13.4
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, wide of the crease and the edge is found but lands short of Cook at first slip. Rahane lucky and gets away. Angled in and Rahane in defending got the edge, just inches short. Cook could've dived forward and grabbed that, instead waited for it to arrive, which it didn't straight into his hands

Mushtaque Bagwan tweets: Can Pujara and Rahane become Dravid and Laxman of 2002? I really want to see a replay of that Test. And want to see marathon innings that can be possible in Tests from both ends.

13.3
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, short of length and no movement, Rahane defends off the back foot to cover
13.2
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, and now Woakes comes back with a beauty. Genuine late outswing, pitching short of a driving length, but luring Rahane into the shot, moves past the bat. Dream dream delivery but doesn't get the nick
13.1
4
Woakes to Rahane, FOUR, wide swinging overpitched delivery outside off, Rahane creams the drive through cover. Sits on his back knee and drove it flat-batted into the gap. That is a good shot
12.6
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, back to the outswinger, on a fullish length outside off, Pujara lets it go
12.5
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, seam is pointing towards the slips, but the ball hits the slope and decks back in appreciably, cuts Pujara in half, hits the tummy and rolls near his feet
12.4
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, straight with no swing nor seam, Pujara turns it to mid-wicket

Jay Bhatewara tweets: I think even the weather in London is supporting the home team
Day 1 - wash out
Day 2 - overcast (Eng bowling)
Day 3 - sunny as ever (Ind bowling)
Day 4 - overcast (Eng bowling)

12.3
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, loose. Very loose. Flirted at a shortish delivery outside off and then belatedly pulled the bat inside the line. Will go down as a beaten
12.2
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, runs in with the fingers placed apart on the seam, hits a short of length around off, Pujara defends
12.1
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, fullish and around off, Pujara plays inside the line and lets it go, tucked it as it passed him
11.6
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, he tried to get really forward there, full just outside off, the feet moved and then he defends to the on-side
11.5
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, wide of the crease and bowls a short of length delivery outside off, holds its line, Rahane shoulders arms

Ed Smith and James Taylor in discussion

Manish Singh tweets: It has been the scenario since 2007 win, Indian team gets so demotivated after losing a couple of tests that they throw the towel, can't make out what's the reason behind it.

11.4
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, on a good length and seaming away from just outside off, left alone
11.3
1
Woakes to Pujara, 1 run, solid single to cover, fullish outside off, he defends into the gap and sets off

This is a good ploy by England to test Pujara with short stuff. Push him back and then use the outswinger and the inswinger to get him out

11.2
0
Woakes to Pujara, no run, another short ball at Pujara, he plays it well, rising to his fullest and dabbing it down
11.1
0
Woakes to Pujara, no run, short of length and tight on off, Pujara meets it with a resolute block
10.6
1
Anderson to Pujara, 1 run, short outside off, Pujara dabs with soft hands as he rises on his toes, easy single to the vacant point region
10.5
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, good leave. But that was close. There comes the inswinger and it hits the slope to jag back sharply, Pujara left it on length and bounce, it luckily climbed over his off stump but a top delivery

The big inswinger is coming and Pujara has to be wary of that

10.4
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, happy to leave as Anderson probes away on a fuller length outside off
10.3
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, well outside off, movement but that's easy for Pujara as he lets it go
10.2
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, goodish length outside off, Pujara is happy to leave
10.1
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, short of length outside off, Pujara shoulders arms
9.6
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, big outswinger, but it has pitched well outside off, easy leave
9.5
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, clear inside edge onto the pad and the loud appeal for lbw is turned down. Rahane didn't get forward there, stuck on the crease and only the thin edge saved him

Kohli is still stretching that dodgy back of his

9.4
0
Woakes to Rahane, no run, the front foot moved a bit too early and across, would've been in trouble had that jagged sharply off the seam, it doesn't and he defends on off
9.3
1
Woakes to Pujara, leg byes, 1 run, went for the big inswinger, but got the line wrong, drifting down and taking the thigh pad, they scamper a quick run

Pujara - Rahane partnerships outside Asia: 27, 0, 10, 37, 16 & 4* (this Test)

9.2
0
Woakes to Pujara, no run, full and a half-volley on off, Pujara blocks. Doesn't want to drive at all - even when it is so full

Four slips wait

9.1
0
Woakes to Pujara, no run, short of length outside off, moving away, left alone

13:55 Local Time, 12:55 GMT, 18:25 IST: We are minutes away from the restart. Anderson is practicing with that huge medicine ball like thing. Stretching to his left and the right with that ball. Ominous signs for India but this is a chance for people to become heroes. Time for someone to stand up with the bat. Can they do it? Looks difficult but can never rule out anything in this game. Let's wait and watch...

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Prashant Sharma tweets: It's not like English team is best at the moment as Cook, Root, Buttler are not in good touch... but in every innings one of their XI gets going which is missing in Indian team.

Highderabadi tweets: Technique is overrated. Also, considering the current form of Indian batsmen, I don't think youngsters will play any worse. 1-2 innings is okay. But they are continuously performing so bad. Its time we try some youngsters. Maybe not Shaw, but certainly Pant, Siraj, Chahar, Hanuma etc...

Shashwat Kumar: The top order's job is to survive long enough to take the sting out of the attack and to make things easier for the middle. England's openers and Root did that a lot better than India's top order.

Mohit Sharma: A lot can be argued about the team combination but the factors that matter most are: 1) overseas conditions & consequently 2) players' morale as whoever playing is not performing at all.

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13:33 Local Time, 12:33 GMT, 18:03 IST: "Covers coming off. Restart at 2PM," says Vishaal from Lord's. That's great news! "93 overs to be played today," is the next ping from our man. Lot of overs that. Lot

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Ruthra Kumar tweets: Indian team is more dominating than other teams in home conditions.Test cricket is all about conditions, pitch and some quality. Home team always gets advantage but what England have done in this match is too good for any team. So India shouldn't lose hope.

Ashwin Karthik tweets: I think people who performed well for Ind-A against England lions should be given a chance..only this will tell players that their place in the squad is not fun at all.. why would u want to have an unfit Bumrah in the squad.. Deepak Chahar could have been given a go.

S Kishore tweets: Pujara and Rahane have the temperament and technique but they're lacking confidence... this innings is the best opportunity to show their class and get their confidence back.

Saurabh Arora tweets: All those people criticizing Kohli must understand it is the same captain which brought India to no 1 and the same batsman who almost won the last match single handedly. It’s all about his hunger to stay which other batsmen must learn from captain.

Pulkit Singla tweets: It's true. There are always some all-rounders to trouble India. Curran and Stokes in the first match, and when Stokes left, Woakes caused havoc with both bat and ball. I really wish India can produce someone like them. Hardik Pandya is not doing it.

Karan tweets: Irrespective of the result this match India should go with the same top order in next 3 matches without any chopping and changing, of course if there are no injuries, because surely this is the best we have to counter the conditions.

Aakash tweets: I think Indian team is lacking the composure required for these type of conditions. @BCCI should encourage players to play County cricket on a regular basis.

Pokemon tweets: I think that we should bring in Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal because they literally cannot perform worse than our current openers. At the worst, they'll perform equally as bad them right now.

Anurag Sinha tweets: Not jinxing it.. but i feel jinx will play a good knock this time.. Rain or no rain.. we will save it.

Danush tweets: I still really believe this series could be the making of @klrahul11 from being low to getting high ... he just needs time... and bowling wise I'd have loved to see Bhuvi in the side if not Chahar could have been his replacement.

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13:08 Local Time, 12:08 GMT, 17:38 IST: "So yeah, we're approaching that start time of 1:09pm but the covers are very much still on with the some steady albeit not too heavy rain," is the update from Vithushan at the ground.

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Deepak Krishnan tweets: Seeing the performance of our batsmen, it wouldn't be a bad idea to bring in Rishabh Pant for the next match. His quickfire 30's and 40's might unsettle the English quicks.

Aakash Singh tweets: I think India is missing a player like Woakes/Stokes who has skills of both the departments. Bhuvi can play the role of Anderson for India but who is a genuine all-rounder in Indian side?

Srikanth Kundurthy tweets: Everything has gone in home team favour. India has judgement issues over selection of opening batsmen and bowlers. Woakes had really swung the ball putting pressure at other end, with Anderson pitching through proper line got him wickets.

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Familiar story for the Indians. The woefully out of sorts openers fell in quick succession. A pair for Vijay and not many for Rahul. Both wickets to Anderson who went past 100 at Lord's and 550 overall. The two fell so quickly that Kohli wasn't able to bat under the regulations where he was off the field for 37 minutes. Some 9 minutes were left when Anderson got Rahul. So Jinks has come in and has Pujara for company. During the break, you can use that time to send us your answers to the question asked below. So no time to rest. Will be back shortly to bring us all the updates when play resumes. Stay tuned...

12:28 Local Time, 11:28 GMT, 16:58 IST: Covers have been called. The drizzle a bit too heavy for the ump's liking. India will be loving this. They would want the heavens to open up and rain like crazy for the next two days. Only that can save them. Because their batting looks very poor. Can't see them playing out a draw. Even the most optimistic supporters will agree to that. The umps meanwhile have decided to take an early lunch. That's a sensible move. With the drizzle not that heavy and if it stops, they can restart right after the break.

8.6
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, pulls the length back, short of length on off, Rahane defends solidly
8.5
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, again full outside off, pushed off the front foot to mid-off
8.4
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, full outside off, driven straight to the fielder at cover
8.3
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, soft hands, doesn't carry to Jennings at third slip. On a length and outside off, Rahane decided to play that
8.2
1
Anderson to Pujara, leg byes, 1 run, loud appeal for lbw but Aleemm Dar walks away. Which means he thinks that it is not out. Going down on first glance and yes it is going down. Sharp inswinger, rushes to trap Pujara on the pad. The angle and the impact would've taken it down. England ponder about a review, but decide against it
8.1
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, full on off, dead-batted. Solid

Must say Woakes has been the standout bowler in this game. Anderson may have got five in the first innings and two here, but Woakes has looked a million dollars with that late outswing of his. The ball is just coming out beautifully and unlike Anderson, he has made the batsman play more often. Remember the drops and catches immediately off Kohli and Pandya in the first innings. All the headlines will be about Anderson and rightly so, but Woakes is and was a massive threat with the ball. Agree? Disagree? Shoot us your replies using the 'have your say' option and for you tweeting folks @IamNicck is the handle. Go on then! Need as many replies as we can

7.6
1
Woakes to Pujara, 1 run, wide of the crease and angled in, on a short of length on off, Pujara defends beside him and they take a quick single
7.5
0
Woakes to Pujara, no run, that dies on Bairstow, who dives to his right to take it, left alone outside off

Kohli is in his whites and now can come to bat at the fall of a wicket

7.4
0
Woakes to Pujara, no run, and again, on a back of a length and tight on off, Pujara is right behind that
7.3
0
Woakes to Pujara, no run, short of length on off, defended
7.2
0
Woakes to Pujara, no run, that late shape away, Pujara could've left that but decides to play and the ball runs off a thick outside edge, just wide of the diving fourth slip, but backward point comes around to cut it off

Four slips for Woakes

Suvam tweets: Muraji Vijay scored a total of 82 of his last 10 innings and KL Rahul was equally bad. I fail to understand why such injustice to Dhawan? May be high time to look at youngsters like Shaw.

7.1
0
Woakes to Pujara, no run, look at that first ball from Woakes. Right on the money and the perfect outswinger, Pujara pushes out and even though he wants to pull the bat away, the ball has beaten the bat. Lovely start

Chris Woakes, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

6.6
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, fullish outswinger, just outside off, Rahane lets it go

No leg-gully now

6.5
1
Anderson to Pujara, 1 run, back of a length on the hips, Pujara nudges fine and behind square
6.4
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, fullish outside off, Pujara stabs at it with an open face, the ball rolls to Pope at fourth slip, went with soft hands, that's why it didn't lob
6.3
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, bouncer to keep Pujara honest, he sways away from the line and lets it go
6.2
1
Anderson to Rahane, 1 run, full outside off, Rahane gets forward and defends with an open face through vacant point, Pujara wants two but rightly sent back

Still the same field for Jinks

Ajinkya Rahane, right handed bat, comes to the crease

6.1
0
Anderson to Rahul, out Lbw!! That's as plumb as it gets. And Rahul shakes his head at Pujara and walks off. Kohli can't come in to bat yet. Disaster for India. Absolute shambles. This is a man at the peak of his powers at the young age of 36. Sets Rahul up by plotting a leg-gully and then bowls the perfect inswinger, Rahul is shuffling across and it misses the inside edge on the flick and raps the opener right in front. Aleem Dar has the easiest of decisions to make. Rahul didn't even give a thought about the review. Must say for a man struggling, that's a very good call. Didn't use it for selfish reasons. Anderson has two. Rahul lbw b Anderson 10(16) [4s-2]

Anderson to Rahul, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

Four slips and a leg-gully in for Anderson against Rahul

5.6
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, back of a length on off, solidly blocked off the back foot
5.5
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, pitched up on off, very full and again Pujara doesn't drive, he defends to cover
5.4
2
Broad to Pujara, 2 runs, that's where he is good, when it is coming in at the hips and he can tuck it away, does so wide of Curran at mid-wicket
5.3
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, back of a length and attacking the pads, Pujara defends with bat in front of the pad
5.2
0
Broad to Pujara, no run, short of length outside off, Pujara lifts his bat and lets it go
5.1
1
Broad to Rahul, 1 run, fullish outside off, Rahul defends to the vacant cover region and takes the easy single on offer

India losing first wicket in each innings without a run on the board:
vs Ban, Chittagong, 2007 (Wasim Jaffer pair)
vs Eng, Lord's, 2018 (Murali Vijay pair)

4.6
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, does well to defend inside the line, had he not done so, so easily could've edged that. Full just outside off, holds its line and rushes through to Bairstow. Not far from off. This is bowling of the highest quality from Anderson
4.5
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, just outside off, full, left alone
4.4
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, overpitched on off, Pujara dead-bats, could've driven that but instead decided to defend
4.3
1
Anderson to Rahul, 1 run, presses forward to block and the ball takes a thick inside edge, runs behind square and the strike rotates
4.2
4
Anderson to Rahul, FOUR, so eerily similar to the first innings. The second boundary for Rahul has come through a leg glance against Anderson. Was the same there as well, down leg, he gets inside the line and clips it fine, raced away giving long leg no chance. After those two boundaries, what happened next in the first dig? We all know!
4.1
1
Anderson to Pujara, 1 run, how has that not bowled him? Pujara is so so lucky. Full around off, Pujara drives and the thick inside edge rolls wide of leg-stump. Inches from falling on the stumps. Pujara is at the other end
3.6
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, late call to play at that. Was a short of length delivery outside off, late in withdrawing the bat is Rahul, it runs to the right of fourth slip. Bit tentative there
3.5
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, full around off, Rahul is forward to block that under his eyes
3.4
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, short of length on off, Rahul is back and across to defend

Vijay is the 150th opening batsman dismissed by Anderson
Only Glenn McGrath (155) has dismissed more openers

3.3
4
Broad to Rahul, FOUR, half-volley outside off and driven for four. Allows himself and India to get off the mark. Full outside off, Rahul drives and does so sweetly through cover. Did the same in the first innings against Broad, played a lovely shot

Indian openers getting dismissed for a 'Pair'
Pankaj Roy v Eng, Manchester, 1952
F Engineer v WI, Mumbai WS, 1975
W Jaffer v Ban, Chittagong, 2007
V Sehwag v Eng, Edgbaston, 2011
S Dhawan v SA, Mohali, 2015
M Vijay v Eng, Lord's, 2018 *

3.2
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, the height saves Rahul. Nipped back in and Rahul on the back foot was looking to turn that, missed and hit well above the pad
3.1
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, full on off, defended

Amit tweets: India should not panic yet, if England tail can bat so well our batters definitely can. If they could draw, it will be a moral victory for them.

2.6
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, lovely lovely delivery. Gets the outswinger on a fuller length going, Pujara is half-cock as he looks to defend, lucky that there was enough movement to beat the bat, end of a tremendous over
2.5
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, that's the ball. Starts from middle and hints at going late, but Pujara covers the line well and blocks with the full face of the bat. If it moves more than that, then Pujara is in trouble
2.4
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, that was a half-volley outside off, but Pujara is hanging back, just squeezes it out to cover
2.3
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, full outside off, left alone

Cheteshwar Pujara, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Bowlers dismissing Vijay most often in Tests:
7 J ANDERSON
6 M Morkel
5 R Rampaul
4 S Watson/ J Hazlewood

Most wickets at a venue:
166 M Muralitharan in SSC
117 M Muralitharan in Kandy
111 M Muralitharan in Galle
100 J ANDERSON at Lord's
99 R Herath in Galle

2.2
0
Anderson to Vijay, out Caught by Bairstow!! Vijay walks. Out for a pair. 100th wicket for Anderson at Lord's. 550th Test wicket as well. What a bowler. What a champion. And Sourav Ganguly on air invents a new phrase for him - the "muscle man". He has done it again. Vijay will do well to forget this game. This jagged back in sharply, Vijay was late to get forward, hardly does so these days, it took the inside edge and Bairstow had no problems in catching that. Vijay knew he had nicked that, nodded at Rahul and off he went. The sharp movement did Vijay in. India lose an early wicket. Vijay c Bairstow b Anderson 0(8)

Anderson to Vijay, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Gopinath tweets: This innings has a lot of importance because this series purely depends upon this innings as how could series shapes off.

2.1
0
Anderson to Vijay, no run, short of length just outside off, Vijay stands on his crease, allows the ball to come to him and then defends solidly
1.6
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, well outside off, Bairstow does really well to dive and stop that as it bounced in front of him, saves some runs
1.5
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, pitched up outside off, left alone and it swings after pitching, through to Bairstow

Drizzling now, but not too heavily

1.4
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, short of length around off, Rahul defends solidly off the back foot
1.3
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, back of a length and outside off, it nips back in but Rahul has his off stump covered, lets it go
1.2
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, gets it closer to off, on a fuller length, solidly pressed by Rahul

Rahul moved well across outside off to face that delivery, which will make him play at ones he shouldn't be doing

1.1
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, full and a gentle loosener outside off, left alone

Stuart Broad, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Anderson to Vijay, no run, short of length and outside off, moves away, easy leave

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Last ten second innings knocks for Murali Vijay:
3
0
7
2
8
9
13
9
25
6

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0.5
0
Anderson to Vijay, no run, down leg, went for the magic inswinger, Vijay fails to flick, Bairstow collects

Hearing that Kohli can't bat for 37 minutes as he was off the field for that amount yesterday. So India have to ensure that they spend 37 minutes at the crease to allow their skipper to come in immediately in case of quick wickets

0.4
0
Anderson to Vijay, no run, full on off, Vijay's feet moved well there, defends solidly
0.3
0
Anderson to Vijay, no run, full outswinger, outside off, left alone
0.2
0
Anderson to Vijay, no run, goes full and gets shape, around off, Vijay defends from the crease, feet didn't move that much, but the bat came down in a straight line, rolls to mid-off
0.1
0
Anderson to Vijay, no run, fullish around off, no movement, Vijay defends from the crease

Vijay and Rahul are at the crease. Vijay is on strike. Anderson will open the attack