All-rounder Chris Woakes (120*) made a sensational comeback from injury to score his first Test century and with Jonny Bairstow (93) lifted England to 357 for 6 when bad light ended play with 16 overs left to bowl in the extended day’s play. The 189-run sixth wicket partnership between Woakes and Bairstow punctured Indian hopes that bowlers will make amends for timid batting. England led by 250 runs with Sam Curran (22 batting) playing freely at the other end. Despite rain forecast in the last two days, James Anderson and Co will fancy their chances of running through India’s demoralised batting line-up again.
Here are the live updates of India vs England, Day 4: England firmly on the driver’s seat
England not declaring
Chris Woakes has been spotted with a bat in his hand which could well mean England plan to bat on and add on to the already massive score.
Should England declare?
There is weather around and the ball could well swing and seam, not as much as the first innings, but it definitely will. Should Joe Root then ask to India to face the music again?
The drizzle is back
Pitch is under the covers, and the clouds are hanging over the ground.
Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the 2nd Test.
There’s a slight drizzle on at the moment and the pitch is under cover.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/P4SePJhyp6— BCCI (@BCCI)
August 12, 2018
Sun is out
It is bright for now, the covers have been dragged away, but then for how long will it last?
Will England declare and put pressure on India right at the beginning?
Good and bad news
The covers have been dragged off, the forecast is improving, but then there are lumps of clouds hanging over the ground. Good news for England, not entirely bright for India.
Test cricket, thou art a beauty!