IND 43/0 after 16 overs: Rohit Sharma (20 off 56) and KL Rahul (22 off 41) remain unbeaten as India cut down England’s lead to 56 runs. The end of another fascinating day of Test cricket.

IND 42/0 after 15 overs: A couple of runs for India in that Robinson over. Final over of the day coming up. India will be mighty pleased with Rohit and Rahul’s performance so far.

IND 40/0 after 13 overs: Four! Again Rahul opens the face of the bat and guides it through gully and point for four. India trail by 59 runs now.

IND 33/0 after 10 overs: Rahul gets an inside-edge off Woakes for four. Rohit and Rahul have done well to survive the first 10 overs. We’re getting closer to stumps, England will be desperate for a wicket here.

IND 24/0 after 7 overs: Four! Rahul opens the face of the bat nicely and gets four past point. Both Indian batsmen have got to double-digit scores.

IND 19/0 after 5 overs: Another fine over from Anderson but Rohit was solid in defence. Not much movement for the English pacers.

IND 15/0 after 3 overs: Dropped! Anderson gets Rohit’s edge but the ball goes right through Burns at second slip. He seemed to miss it completely. Big reprieve for India.

IND 11/0 after 2 overs: A boundary each for Rohit and Rahul in Robinson’s first over. Both square on the off side. They are the form batsmen for India and need to deliver again.

IND 1/0 after 1 over: Rohit gets off the mark but a tight first over from Anderson. The sun is shining at The Oval. The pitch is still good to bat on. India need a big opening partnership.

9.53 pm: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are out in the middle. Crucial phase in the game for India coming up. James Anderson has the new ball in hand. Here we go!


Woakes the last man dismissed. This has been a sensational comeback with the bat from the hosts. They lead by 99 runs and are in firm control of the contest.

50 for Chris Woakes! What a comeback to Test cricket this has been for the all-rounder. England lead by 99 runs now.

ENG 284/9 after 82 overs: Huge over for England! Bumrah comes back to finish his over after getting some treatment but Woakes picks up two more fours. England lead by 93 now. Woakes is batting on 45 off 49.

ENG 276/9 after 81.1 overs: Woakes picks up another boundary but the bigger worry for India is that Bumrah is holding his left calf and is down. Nervous times for the visitors.

ENG 267/9 after 80 overs: India have taken the second new ball. Umesh to start with it.

ENG 266/9 after 79 overs: Back-to-back fours for Woakes! He decides to go after Thakur and finds the boundaries. England lead by 75 now.

ENG 255/9 after 77.1 overs: WICKET! Ollie Robinson doesn’t last long. He attempts a slog and is clean bowled by Ravindra Jadeja.

ENG 250/8 after 76.1 overs: WICKET! Shardul Thakur strikes! Ollie Pope batted magnificently today but he misses out on a century. He tried to cut it away but chopped it on and has to walk back for 81 off 159.

ENG 240/7 after 71 overs: Three fours for Woakes! Expensive start to the session from Bumrah. England lead by 49 runs now. This is such a crucial phase for India.

8.31 pm: We’re ready for the start of the final session on day two. India will look to wrap up the England innings quickly. The hosts lead by 36 runs with two wickets remaining. Pope and Woakes are at the crease.


ENG 227/7 after 70 overs: Shot! Umesh pitches it full and wide and Woakes gets off the mark with a gorgeous cover drive for four. Pope (74 off 143) is holding fort and England have a 36-run lead with two wickets in hand. India got the key wickets of Bairstow and Moeen in this session to remain in the game.

ENG 222/7 after 67.2 overs: WICKET! Big, big breakthrough for India as Jadeja removes Moeen (35 off 71). The left-handed attempted a slog but the ball went straight up and Rohit took the catch. England lead by 31 runs with three wickets in hand.

ENG 211/6 after 65 overs: Shot! Umesh comes from round the wicket and bangs it in, Moeen stands tall and pulls it cleanly over mid-wicket for four. England lead by 20.

Pope and Moeen have brought up their 50-run partnership. England lead by 11 runs. India have to strike soon. This could be the game right here.

ENG 191/6 after 61 overs: Moeen Ali with a stunning back foot punch for four and the scores are now level. This partnership has been solid for England and is taking the game away from India quickly.

ENG 185/6 after 59 overs: A quiet over from Thakur. England trail by six runs. Pope (61 off 113) and Moeen (14 off 42) have added 34 runs so far for the seventh wicket.

ENG 185/6 after 57 overs: Four! Thakur with a poor delivery – short and wide – and Moeen cuts it away comfortably. The left-hander then pulls it hard but Umesh makes an outstanding diving stop at fine-leg.

ENG 178/6 after 56 overs: Moeen survives! Bumrah gets the left-hander’s outside edge but it flies between second slip and gully for four. The right-arm pacer has been superb but unlucky today.

ENG 172/6 after 54 overs: Bumrah drifts onto Moeen’s pads and concedes four leg byes. England trail by just 19 now. They just need one more decent partnership to get into a really strong position.

ENG 160/6 after 50.2 overs: FIFTY for Ollie Pope! His sixth in Test cricket and first against India. This has been a quality knock from the right-hander. He’s doing a crucial job for England.

ENG 151/6 after 46.5 overs: WICKET! Siraj gets India the breakthrough and Bairstow (37 off 77) is out LBW! England lose the review as well as it shows three reds. Brilliant from Siraj, that delivery jagged back in sharply. Just the start India were hoping for after lunch. Moeen Ali is the new batsman.

ENG 145/5 after 44 overs: Pope opens the face of his bat and gets it past backward point to pick up three. Tight over otherwise from Jadeja.

ENG 142/5 after 43 overs: Quiet start from Siraj, three runs come from the first over of the session. Jadeja to start proceedings from the other end.

6.10 pm: It’s time for the second session. India need to find a way to break the sixth-wicket partnership between Pope and Bairstow. England trail by 52 runs. Here we go!


India started the session strongly with two wickets from Umesh but Pope (38 off 66) and Bairstow (34 off 63) have added a crucial unbeaten partnership of 77 runs for England. The hosts trail by 52 runs.

ENG 138/5 after 41 overs: A quiet over from Bumrah with a couple of valiant saves behind the stumps from Pant. India would be desperate to get a wicket here at the stroke of lunch. Jadeja to start his third over.

ENG 133/5 after 39 overs: Pope is batting wonderfully at the moment, he has made his way to 38 off 65. Bumrah joins the attack and bowls it a bit wide, Pope leans forward and plays a classy drive on the rise past cover for four.

ENG 129/5 after 38 overs: First over of spin in this match as Ravindra Jadeja joins the attack. He concedes just a single in his first over. England trail by 62 runs.

ENG 127/5 after 36 overs: Thakur bowled a one-run over but then Umesh ends up with another expensive over as Bairstow drives one past cover for four.

ENG 119/5 after 34 overs: That’s the 50-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow. It has come in quick time – 56 balls. England trail India by just 72 runs now. Bairstow with a crisp on drive for four, before flicking one past mid-wicket for four. Umesh with an expensive over this time.

ENG 106/5 after 32 overs: And now Bairstow hits Siraj for a hat-trick of fours. The runs are flowing for England after the terrific opening spells from Bumrah and Umesh.

ENG 94/5 after 31 overs: Four fours in a row for England! Shardul Thakur erring in line and Ollie Pope taking full toll. India can’t afford to release the pressure here.

ENG 78/5 after 30 overs: Mohammed Siraj, who bowled the first over of the day, returns to the attack and bowls a maiden to Bairstow. There was an outside edge in that over but it fell well short of third slip.

ENG 78/5 after 29 overs: Shardul Thakur joins the attack and gets some shape away from the right-handed Pope immediately. But he drifts onto the pads with the last ball and gets clipped past square-leg for two.

ENG 76/5 after 28 overs: Four! Bumrah bowls a sizzling bouncer, Pope attempts a pull but the ball hits his vizor and flies past Pant to the fine-leg fence. Bumrah has been unlucky to not be rewarded in this spell.

ENG 62/5 after 25 overs: India lose a review! Umesh struck Bairstow in front and the umpire said not out. Kohli went for the review and it showed the ball missing leg stump.

ENG 62/5 after 24.3 overs: WICKET! Umesh gets his third! And it’s the in-form Malan who is walking back for 31 off 67. Superb diving catch from Rohit at second slip.

ENG 62/4 after 24 overs: Brilliant diving stop from Siraj at cover. That was another fine over from Bumrah. He beat Pope’s outside edge with a delivery that was angled in and nipped away.

ENG 58/4 after 22 overs: Another world class over from Bumrah, he’s not giving an inch to Pope. The ball is skidding on nicely and not giving much time to the batsmen.

ENG 58/4 after 21 overs: Four! Umesh bowls it on the pads and Malan flicks it past square-leg to give England their first boundary of the day. But Umesh comes back well to not concede another run in the over.

ENG 54/4 after 20 overs: Superb over from Bumrah to Pope. Hit the bat hard and kept it just outside off stump. The ball still has some shine and India would want to keep chipping away.

ENG 53/4 after 18.4 overs: WICKET! Umesh Yadav has removed Craig Overton in the second over of the day. Good catch from Virat Kohli at first slip. Just the start India wanted. Ollie Pope is the new batsman.

ENG 53/3 after 18 overs: Siraj starts off with a maiden. Not much movement for him but he kept a tight line to Malan outside off. The clouds are hovering about at the moment.

3.30 pm: Malan and Overton are at the crease. Siraj has the ball. Here we go!

Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the second day’s play in the fourth Test between India and England at The Oval. The game is nicely poised. Day one had another Indian batting failure but the day was, to an extent, rescued by the bowlers who took three English wickets that included captain Joe Root before stumps.