England are all-out for 391 as Anderson is bowled by Shami off the last ball of the day. The day belonged to Joe Root. He remains unbeaten on a majestic 180 off 321. England finish with a lead of 27 runs.

ENG 389/9 after 127 overs: Brilliant from Root! Siraj is still in the attack, he’s one wicket away from a five-for, and he gets hit for back-to-back fours from the England captain. The first one was an audacious reverse-scoop and the next one was a kind of a sweep. England lead by 25 now.

ENG 379/9 after 126 overs: Fiery, fiery over from Bumrah. Kept attacking Anderson with bouncers but couldn’t get his first wicket. A couple of cold stares exchanged by the duo.

ENG 376/9 after 125.1 overs: A lengthy delay out in the middle after Bumrah struck Anderson on the helmet. The physios were out and the senior pacer seems fine thankfully.

ENG 371/9 after 124.3 overs: WICKET! Mark Wood is run-out and England are nine down with a lead of seven runs. James Anderson the last man in, with Joe Root unbeaten on 166 off 311.

ENG 366/8 after 123 overs: England have the lead with two wickets in hand! Captain Joe Root is unbeaten on 165 off 308. After being dominated on day one, this has been some comeback from the hosts.

ENG 360/8 after 121 overs: Root survives! Siraj struck him on the pad and the umpire said not-out. But Kohli took the review and it showed impact in line and umpire’s call on wickets. Kohli wasn’t at all happy there. Unfortunate for Siraj.

ENG 360/8 after 120 overs: Shami returns to the attack and gets clipped by Wood for two. England trail by four runs now.

ENG 357/8 after 117 overs: WICKET! Siraj struck Robinson on the pad thrice in his previous over but didn’t see the raised finger. This time he pitches it fuller and gets his man. England are eight down now and trail by seven runs.

ENG 351/7 after 115 overs: Drama in that over! Siraj struck Robinson on the pad thrice and went up in appeal each time. But the umpire never raised his finger and Kohli never went for the review.

For the second time in the England innings, Root plays out a hat-trick ball. He clips the full delivery from Ishant for a single.

ENG 341/7 after 111 overs: WICKET! Ishant Sharma is on a hat-trick! Sam Curran is out for a first-ball duck as Rohit Sharma takes the catch at second slip. That was a peach of a delivery!

ENG 341/6 after 110.5 overs: WICKET! Ishant gets his second as Kohli takes a good low catch in the slips. The senior pacer was running in hard and he gets rewarded as Moeen departs for 27 off 72.

ENG 336/5 after 107 overs: 150 for Joe Root! He raises his bat with a big smile. What a wonderful knock this has been. England trail by just 28 runs now.

ENG 330/5 after 106 overs: Jadeja comes from over the wicket to Moeen with a backward short-leg in place. The left-hander does well to sweep one fine for two. Ishant is now returning to the attack.

ENG 327/5 after 104 overs: Jadeja returns to the attack and concedes two runs in his 15th over. Solid defence shown by Root in that over. He widens his stance when spinners are on and picks the length up quickly.

ENG 323/5 after 101 overs: Siraj lets one through at mid-on and gets a firm stare from Kohli. Bumrah ends the over with a good delivery to Moeen from round the wicket. But he remains wicketless.

ENG 317/5 after 99 overs: Bumrah starts proceedings after tea and concedes three runs in his 21st over. The second new ball is 19 overs old now.

8.33 pm: Right, can India make a comeback with the ball in the final session of the day? Can they find a way to get Joe Root out? Let’s find out!


ENG 314/5 after 98 overs: India removed Bairstow and Buttler but this was another good session for England. Root (132 off 237) and Moeen (20 off 31) are putting on a good partnership for the hosts. They trail by 50 runs.

ENG 309/5 after 97 overs: Two more fours for Moeen! He’s peppering that extra-cover boundary. Siraj bowled too short in that over.

ENG 300/5 after 96 overs: 300 up for England as Moeen Ali punches one off the back foot for four. The hosts trail by just 64 runs now. Moeen looked good in that over and even drove one down the ground for three. Another expensive over from Shami.

ENG 288/5 after 92 overs: Root picks up another boundary with a solid drive off Shami. Moeen Ali is the new batsman for England.

ENG 283/5 after 91 overs: WICKET! Ishant Sharma gets his first as Jos Buttler (23 off 42) is clean bowled! The partnership was starting to threaten but the senior pacer does the trick.

Bumrah bowled his third no-ball of the over (yes, you read that right) and Root picked a single of the last ball. England are 282/4 after 90 overs.

ENG 280/4 after 90 overs: Frustration for Bumrah as Buttler gets an outside edge through the slip cordon for four. It’s been that kind of a day for India.

ENG 272/4 after 89 overs: Ishant competes his 18th over and remains wicketless. Buttler picks up a boundary past point off the last ball. The senior pacer has bowled a few great deliveries through the day but has looked a bit flat for the most part.

ENG 266/4 after 87 overs: Shot! Shami gets on to nip back in and beat Buttler’s inside edge. The right-hander responds by standing tall and driving the next ball past cover for four. Seven overs with the second new ball done, still no wicket.

ENG 247/4 after 83 overs: Buttler survives! He tried to drive it on the rise but was in no control. Luckily for him, the ball sailed inches over cover. Ishant can’t believe his luck. England trail by 117 now.

ENG 236/4 after 81.3 overs: CENTURY FOR JOE ROOT! Two matches in this series and two tons for the England captain. He gets to his 22nd Test hundred off 200 balls. Has looked in complete control throughout. Class apart.

ENG 235/4 after 81 overs: Siraj starts off with the second new ball. Gets sharp inward movement off the pitch to strike Root on the thigh guard. But Root responds with a confident cover-drive for three.

ENG 229/4 after 78.4 overs: WICKET! The short-ball ploy works! Siraj kept banging it in and Bairstow (57 off 107) gloves one to Kohli in the slips. Just what India needed right before the second new ball.

ENG 228/3 after 78 overs: Jadeja attacking the stumps consistently but he’s getting little help from the pitch. Meanwhile, Root has moved on to 94.

ENG 218/3 after 75 overs: Siraj starts proceedings from the other end and bends his back to test Bairstow with some short stuff. Five overs left for the second new ball.

6.13 pm: India are seven overs away from the second new ball. Ravindra Jadeja to start proceedings after lunch.

Correction: Jonny Bairstow has scored 22 Test half-centuries and not six, as mentioned earlier.


ENG 216/3 after 73 overs: A session that belonged entirely to England. Root (89 off 171) and Bairstow (51 off 91) have put the hosts in a promising position. India’s bowlers toiled away but couldn’t get much out of the tough conditions.

ENG 210/3 after 71.2 overs: FIFTY for Jonny Bairstow! He brings up his 7th half-century in Test cricket off 90 balls. The right-hander has batted positively and taken pressure off his captain.

And that’s the 100-run partnership between Root (83 off 161) and Bairstow (49 off 89). They’ve hardly put a foot wrong in what was a crucial session for England.

200 comes up for England. This has been a terrific partnership for the fourth wicket between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. India will be desperate for a wicket before lunch.

ENG 190/3 after 67 overs: Shami returns to the attack and concedes four runs in his 13th over. He was expensive in his first spell, despite not bowling too badly, and will be keen to make an impact here.

ENG 186/3 after 66 overs: Ishant replaces Bumrah in the attack and bowls a quiet over. He didn’t really steam in but managed to find that line outside off.

ENG 179/3 after 62 overs: Brilliant over from Bumrah. He really is putting in a big effort in challenging conditions. He beats Root’s bat, then sees an outside edge run past second slip for four, before getting another edge to fall short of the slip fielder. Superb line outside off and aggressive bowling.

ENG 173/3 after 59 overs: Four! Bairstow premeditates and plays a fine sweep off Jadeja. The left-arm spinner returns to nearly sneak one through to the stumps as the right-hander rocks back.

ENG 165/3 after 58 overs: Bumrah is in the middle of an impressive spell. He’s keeping it just outside off and trying to get that hint of movement both ways. Root’s seeing the ball like a football, though, and defending very well. Fascinating battle.

ENG 159/3 after 55 overs: Jadeja comes into the attack. Interesting move by Kohli. He perhaps wants to test Bairstow with left-arm spin. Not much turn on offer, though.

ENG 153/3 after 53 overs: Just a single in that over from Siraj. He did better and attacked the top of the stumps. England trail by 211 runs as Bumrah comes on to bowl.

ENG 150/3 after 51 overs: Shot! This time Bairstow drives it straight past mid-off. Too full from Siraj. England are moving along nicely.

ENG 144/3 after 50 overs: Two more fours for Bairstow! Another one past gully followed by a stylish on-drive. Shami hasn’t bowled badly but has been taken for runs.

ENG 132/3 after 48 overs: Expensive over from Shami as Bairstow picks up two fours. The first one was clipped past square-leg and the next one was thanks to a thick outside edge past gully.

ENG 124/3 after 47 overs: FIFTY for Joe Root! He gets to his 51st half-century in Test cricket off 82 balls. Another classy knock from the England captain. Siraj pitched it slightly wide and Root drove it on the rise past extra-cover for four.

ENG 120/3 after 46 overs: Just a single from the first over of the day bowled by Shami. England used a heavy roller this morning. Conditions look good for batting at the moment.

3.29 pm: The players are in readiness. It’s bright and sunny at Lord’s. Shami has the ball, Root on strike. Here we go!

3.25 pm: The ball is 45 overs old now but India’s bowlers will aim to make the most of the fresh pitch in the first four. Root is batting on 48 and his team trails by a massive 245 runs. It may sound like a cliche but today’s first session is indeed critical.

3.00 pm: Hello and welcome to live coverage of day three of the second Test between India and England at Lord’s.

England captain Joe Root’s latest rescue mission with the bat could not prevent India maintaining their grip on the second Test at Lord’s on Friday.

The hosts were 119/3 at stumps on the second day, still 245 runs adrift of India’s first-innings 364.

But amid yet another top-order collapse, star batsman Root was 48 not out.

Root had come in with England struggling at 23/2 after Mohammed Siraj took two wickets in successive deliveries – with the recalled Haseeb Hameed out for a golden duck.

Together with Rory Burns, Root repaired some of that damage in a third-wicket partnership of 85 before the left-handed opener was lbw to Mohammed Shami for 49.

Earlier James Anderson took 5/64 as India were dismissed after resuming on their overnight 276/3 having lost the toss.

It was the 31st time in 164 matches that Anderson had taken five wickets in a Test innings and the seventh occasion at Lord’s.