England vs India 2nd Test, Day 2 as it happened: Root stands strong again to keep hosts in the hunt
Highlights of day two of the second Test between India and England at Lord’s.
Day 1: Rahul, Rohit and the art of playing strictly on the merit of the ball
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India first innings: 364 all-out
England end the day at 119/3 (45 overs). They trail by 245 runs. Captain Joe Root remains unbeaten on 48 off 75, with Jonny Bairstow on 6 off 17.
Siraj thought he had Bairstow caught-behind but there was no edge....
ENG 108/3 after 41.2 overs: WICKET! Shami gets India the breakthrough! Heartbreak for Burns as he is out LBW for 49 off 136.
ENG 100/2 after 38 overs: 100 up for England. Burns and Root are going strong. Jadeja is in the attack and it has gotten quite dark.
ENG 78/2 after 32 overs: Shot! Ishant bowls it wide again and Burns plays a thumping cover-drive for four. The left-hander moves on to 40 off 102.
ENG 73/2 after 30 overs: Root guides one from Ishant past backward point for four, brings up the 50-run stand with Burns. Much needed partnership for England.
ENG 67/2 after 29 overs: Four! Bumrah returns to the attack and errs in line, Burns maintains his balance and clips it through mid-wicket for four. The left-hander is strong off the pads.
ENG 62/2 after 28 overs: Two more fours! The runs are flowing for England. This time Root gets the better of Ishant.
ENG 54/2 after 27 overs: Three fours! Siraj pitches it right up and Burns drives it straight past mid-off. The left-hander then plays two pull shots in the gap for boundaries.
ENG 42/2 after 26 overs: Tight over from Ishant. Root has moved on to 10 off 33, with Burns on 19 off 78. India’s pacers have bowled well in the last few overs to build pressure.
ENG 39/2 after 23 overs: India lose another review. Once again Siraj strikes Root on the front pad and once again the ball was going down leg.
ENG 35/2 after 21 overs: India lose a review. Siraj, after being clipped for four at the start of the over by Root, strikes the England captain on the front pad and Kohli goes for the review. But DRS shows the ball missing leg.
ENG 28/2 after 18 overs: Shot! Shami drifts onto the pads and Root flicks it stylishly for four. This is the key wicket. England need another big innings from their captain. India are well ahead in the contest at the moment.
ENG 24/2 after 15 overs: Root defends the hat-trick ball with a straight bat. The end of a fantastic over by Siraj. England are under pressure again.
ENG 23/2 after 14.3 overs: WICKET! Mohammed Siraj is on a hat-trick! Haseeb Hameed is clean bowled off the first ball. It was pitched full and moved late. Advantage India again!
ENG 23/1 after 14.2 overs: WICKET! This time its India who strike immediately after a break. Sibley flicks it straight to mid-wicket again and Siraj gets the breakthrough.
8.33 pm: England’s openers are off to a steady start and the Indian pacers would want to get the breakthrough soon. The players are back on the field for the post-tea session.
England are 23/0 after 14 overs. Another strong session for the hosts. After wrapping up the Indian tail, their openers have batted well against the new ball.
ENG 20/0 after 13 overs: Siraj joins the attack and bowls a short ball to Burns, the left-hander goes for the pull and mistimes it. But luckily for him it falls safely. One over to go for tea. Shami has the ball in hand.
ENG 15/0 after 10 overs: Another testing over from Bumrah. He’s bowling from over the wicket to the left-handed Burns and moving the ball both ways.
ENG 14/0 after 7 overs: Four! Ishant errs in line and Burns flicks it to fine-leg for four. The left-hander is strong in that area.
ENG 10/0 after 6 overs: Burns with a nice clip off Bumrah for three. India will want to get wickets with the new ball. This pitch is good for batting and England have an in-form Joe Root in their ranks.
ENG 7/0 after 3 overs: Shot! Ishant swings the ball into Sibley and the right-hander plays a wonderful on-drive for four.
ENG 2/0 after 2 overs: Quiet couple of overs from Ishant and Bumrah to start off. They’ve found their mark immediately. Burns faced 11 of the first 12 deliveries.
7.11 pm: England openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley are out in the middle. Ishant Sharma will take the new ball first up for India. Interesting move from Virat Kohli.
7.04 pm: India started the day at 276/3. They lost their last 7 wickets for 88 runs. England have kept themselves in the game with some disciplined bowling today.
INDIA ALL-OUT FOR 364
Jadeja the last batsman to fall as Wood gets his second. The left-hander finishes with a well-compiled 40 off 120. But the man of the moment is James Anderson!
IND 364/9 after 126 overs: WICKET! 5-for for Jimmy Anderson! Bumrah edges it to Buttler and India are now nine down. What a bowlers Anderson. What a legend!
IND 362/8 after 124 overs: WICKET! James Anderson gets his fourth as Ishant Sharma (8 off 29) is out LBW. He added 26 valuable runs for the 8th wicket with Ravindra Jadeja.
IND 355/7 after 122 overs: Ishant survives! Twice! First Buttler drops a tough chance down leg and then Hameed misses a run-out chance from short-leg. Ishant responds by taking his front leg out and whacking one from Wood over point for four.
IND 351/7 after 121 overs: Jadeja tries to find the boundary again but Robinson does well to tie him up. Ishant has faced 21 balls and is batting on four.
IND 348/7 after 118 overs: Plenty of uncertainty while calling for singles between Jadeja and Ishant. Jadeja is looking for big shots but England’s bowlers are keeping it tight.
6.10 pm: The post-lunch session is underway. Can Jadeja provide some fireworks again? He has Ishant for company now with Siraj and Bumrah to follow.
IND 346/7 after 116 overs: Jadeja picks six runs from Wood’s over just before the break. The session belonged to England as they picked four wickets. But Jadeja and Pant put on a crucial partnership, and India remain on top in the match.
IND 339/7 after 114 overs: Jadeja refusing singles in order to shield Ishant. The duo will be eyeing the lunch break, which is about eight minutes away.
IND 337/7 after 112 overs: India have Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma at the crease now. Ishant has the ability to stick around, Jadeja would like to pick up pace and get some boundaries.
IND 336/7 after 110.5 overs: WICKET! Mohammed Shami is gone for a two-ball duck. Moeen Ali strikes. India in trouble again as England push forward.
IND 331/6 after 110 overs: WICKET! Mark Wood ends the 6th-wicket partnership for 49 runs. Rishabh Pant slashed hard but got the edge to Jos Buttler. He walks back for an entertaining 37 off 58.
IND 319/5 after 107 overs: Moeen Ali replaces Mark Wood in the attack and the Indians pick up three singles. This partnership has added 37 runs off 95 balls.
IND 316/5 after 105 overs: Cracking shot from Pant! Premeditates and steps out against Wood to slam it past cover for four. As he does so often, the left-hander has gotten off to a strong start again in no time. He’s batting on 28 off 42.
IND 303/5 after 103 overs: Just a single from that Mark Wood over. It’s time for drinks. A strong first hour for England that keeps them in the game.
IND 302/5 after 102 overs: Shot! Jadeja gets his first boundary by clipping one from Curran past square-leg. England have Curran and Wood in the attack now.
Hundred overs up. India are 298/5 with Rishabh Pant (19 off 29) and Ravindra Jadeja (1 off 28) trying to rebuild. India would want to get close to 400 at least.
IND 298/5 after 99 overs: Pant steps out again and this time he whacks it over the off side ring for two. Robinson does well to keep the left-hander quiet after that.
IND 296/5 after 97 overs: Back-to-back boundaries for Pant! Robinson banged it in both times and got pulled in front of square for fours. High class batting from the left-hander.
IND 288/5 after 96 overs: Pant steps out again and picks up four! Anderson saw the left-hander coming down the track and pushed it a bit wide but Pant slashed hard and got a thick edge over gully. Valuable runs for India.
IND 283/5 after 95 overs: Maiden over from Robinson to Jadeja. The left-hander scored an impressive half-century in the first Test, his team needs another quality knock from him.
IND 283/5 after 94 overs: Pant steps out to Anderson and leaves the ball. He has Jadeja for company at the crease now. This has been a tough start to the day for India but they’re still in a good position. One partnership here and England will be in trouble again.
IND 282/5 after 91.1 overs: WICKET! What. Is Happening?! Now Ajinkya Rahane perishes off his first ball of the day. It’s that man James Anderson again. He gets the outside edge and Joe Root makes no mistake at first slip.
IND 282/4 after 91 overs: Shot! Rishabh Pant wastes no time in getting off the mark. He takes his front leg forward and hits a superb on-drive for four.
IND 278/4 after 90.2 overs: WICKET! KL Rahul is out off the second ball of the day! Dream start for England as Ollie Robinson strikes. It was a juicy half-volley and Rahul drove it straight to cover. He walks back for an outstanding 129 off 250.
3.30 pm: Right, KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane are out in the middle. Another crucial morning session coming up. Here we go!
3.09 pm: Rohit Sharma was full of praise for his opening partner at the end of day one at Lord’s:
The best I have seen KL Rahul bat, says Rohit
3.00 pm: Hello and welcome to live coverage of day two of the second Test between India and England at Lord’s.
Rohit Sharma said he had never seen KL Rahul bat better after his opening partner’s unbeaten century left India well-placed on 276/3 at stumps on the first day of the second Test against England at Lord’s on Thursday.
At stumps on day one, Rahul had vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (1 off 22) for company at the crease.
Rahul was initially outshone by Rohit, who made 83 in their fine stand of 126 – the first century partnership by an overseas opening pair in a Test in England since 2016, when Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva also achieved the feat at Lord’s.
It was also India’s first century opening partnership in a Test outside Asia since 2010.
But, while patient in defence, Rahul was still 127 not out at the close, having batted for more than six-and-a-half hours.
Together with India captain Virat Kohli, Rahul also shared a third wicket stand of 117 before the star batsman was undone by the new ball, falling for 42 after edging Ollie Robinson to opposing captain Joe Root at first slip.