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England defeat India by an innings and 159 runs in 2nd Test, lead series 2-0

Chris Woakes and James Anderson starred for England as they beat India by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test at Lord’s on Sunday.  England go 2-0 up in the five-match series.

Here the highlights from Day 4: 

# England lead the five-match series 2-0. 

# England win an innings and 159 runs.

# India 130 all out!

Wicket!! Ishant Sharma glances Woakes’ short delivery and Ollie Pope takes a brilliant catch at leg-slip. 

India 125/9!

# Wicket!! Anderson strikes again. He tempts Shami, who swings his bat, and the ball hits him plumb on front. 

India 121/8, England 2 wickets to win. 

Wicket!! Anderson sets it up brilliantly. Pitched-up delivery comes back into Kuldeep Yadav (0) and cleans the stumps up. India lose their 8th wicket.  

Kuldeep Yadav is in at number nine. 

India 116/7, trail by 173 runs. Click here for the detailed scorecard. 

Wicket!! Hardik Pandya’s (26) cameo comes to an end. Woakes swings the ball in and it Pandya on the knee-roll. England need 3 more wickets now. 

India 84/6 after 36 overs, trail by 205 runs. Click here for the detailed scorecard. 

# Plenty of things for India to consider after this Test match. India are certainly missing the services of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who could have exploited the opposition, but it is the batting is more of a concern. Swing, uneven movement and bounce has left India reeling at 84/6. England, on the other hand, have made most out of the conditions and would look to wrap the Indian innings before the stumps on Day 4. 

# Play resumes. 

# Rain stops play. The covers are back and the players are off the field. 

India 61/6, trail by 228 runs. 

Wicket!! Golden Duck! What a delivery. The ball swings back in to have Karthik plumb on front. Dinesh Karthik fails to trouble the scores and departs for a golden duck. Broad is on fire here. 

# Wicket! Broad pitches it short, the ball jacks back in, it takes a slight edge off Kohli’s glove and Ollie Pope dives forward to take a brilliant catch at short leg. India 61/5. 

# Rahane’s dismal form continues. He keeps flashing his bat outside the off stump and continues to get dismissed in a similar fashion. Cheteshwar Pujara after playing 87 deliveries seemed to have settled down but Broad bowled a beautiful inswinger to send him back for 17 runs. India are four down and struggling at the Lord’s. Can the tourists survive Day 4? India 51/4 after 28 overs, trail by 238 runs. Click here for the detailed scorecard. 

Hardik Pandya is in at number six.  

India 50/4, trail by 239 runs. 

Wicket!! Broad swings it back into knock Pujara’s off stump. What a delivery. India are four down now. 

Wicket!! Broad pitches it up, forces Rahane pushes a drive and the ball takes an outside edge to Jennings at second-slip. Rahane departs for 13. India 35/3! 

# India 32/2 after 17 overs, trail by 257 runs. Click here for the detailed scorecard. 

# England have had a perfect Test match so far. It all goes down to the toss, which Joe Root won. He asked India to bat first in overcast conditions and James Anderson did the rest. He got the better of the Indian openers early and the visitors were reeling at 10-2. It was all downhill for India from thereon, whenever they looked like settling in the rain intervened and India kept losing wickets at regular intervals on Day 2. Anderson picked his sixth five-wicket-haul and India were all out for 107 in the first innings. On Day 3, a Chris Woakes special and a 189-run partnership put England on top. It should be noted that the conditions favoured batting at the time. England on Day 4 declared at 396/7 with a lead of 289 runs. James Anderson started the proceedings and made Vijay and Rahul his bunny for the second time in the match. And the conditions are now assisting pace and swing. What a great toss to win. 

# Play resumes. 74 overs can be bowled today and India trail by 272 runs. 

# The covers are off, play will resume shortly. 

India 17/2 after 9 overs, trail by 272 runs. 

# Rain stops play! Players take an early Lunch. 

Ajinkya Rahane is in at number four. 

# James Anderson has now take 100 Test match wickets at Lord’s. 

India 13/2, trail by 276 runs. 

Wicket!! Anderson strikes again. The ball comes back into KL Rahul (10), who play across and traps him plumb in front. Another pair for Anderson, he had dismissed Rahul in the first innings too. 

# Anderson has dismissed Murali Vijay 7 times in Test cricket. 

# James Anderson is in the form of his life. He is swinging the ball both ways at a probing length. India need a miracle to help them out of this Test match. Anderson once again made Murali Vijay his bunny, got the ball back to jack in and Vijay, who had huge bat and pad gap, edged a regulation catch to Jonny Bairstow. As things stand, there can only be one result in the second Test but a gutsy partnership could turn the match around. India 10/1 after 5 overs, trail by 278 runs.

Interestingly, Virat Kohli sat out during the first session and he can come out to bat only after 20 mins. If England manage to take a quick wicket here, Kohli cannot come at number 4. 

India 0/1, trail by 289 runs. 

Wicket!! Anderson bowls a beauty. The ball jacks back as Murali Vijay edges it back to Jonny Bairstow. Anderson gets the better of Murali Vijay for the second time in the Test match. 

Murali Vijay and KL Rahul will open the innings for India. 

# The hosts finally declare with a lead of 289 runs. Both Woakes, batting on 137*, and Sam Curran added 39 runs to their overnight score of  357/6. Indian bowlers looked good with the new ball, which is now a concern because James Anderson and Stuart Broad will try and make the most of conditions. India need to bat the day out if they fancy a draw in the second Test. 

England 396/7 declare. England lead by 289 runs. 

#  Wicket!!  Curran (40) flashes his bat on a outside off delivery by Hardik Pandya, hits it straight to Shami at deep backward point. England declare!! 

# Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami are bowling in a good rhythm, making most of the new ball. They have gone past Wokes’ and Curran’s bat on multiple occasions. The pitch is still offering some assistance to pace, which is a good sign for England. Anything from here on is bonus runs for England. England 379/6 after 87 overs, lead by 272 runs. Click here for the detailed scorecard. 

@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

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