Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow stitched a 189-run partnership to bat India out of the contest on Day 3. India take on England, as defeat looms, on Day 4 of the second Test at Lord’s.
Here the live match updates from Day 4:
@englandcricket bowler @Anya_shrubsole with MCC Chief-Executive & Secretary, Guy Lavender, prior to ringing the five-minute bell this morning!#ENGvIND#LoveLords pic.twitter.com/ha2uOJUZsP
— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) August 12, 2018
# There were a lot of talks about England declaring overnight but Joe Root decides to continue batting. England might declare once the lead is over 300.
# No signs of rain and play starts on time.
India had topped England in the first session and looked in a comfortable position on Day 3.
Alastair Cook (21), Keaton Jennings (11), Joe Root (19), Ollie Pope (28) and Jos Buttler (24) were all back in the pavilion. England were reeling at 131/5, that is when Chris Woakes joined Jonny Bairstow and put England in a commanding position in the second Test match. While Jonny Bairstow fell 7-runs short of a century, Chris Woakes went on smash 120 runs as England finished on 357/6 with a massive lead of 250 runs at stumps on Saturday.
Earlier, on Day 2, it was Edgbaston all over again as India succumbed to pace and swing on a rain-marred second day. James Anderson got England off to a great start after dismissing both Murali Vijay (0) and KL Rahul (8) early in the innings. Just when India looked like settling in, Cheteshwar Pujara (1) got caught in a mix up with skipper Virat Kohli and the former was run out before heavy rains interrupted the play. The game resumed in the third session and Chris Woakes bowled a dream of a delivery to send off the in-form Virat Kohli for 23.
Source: Zee News