2nd Test, Day 3 Live: England Off To Solid Start vs India

England fast bowler James Anderson claimed five wickets to help England bowl India out for 107 at stumps on a rain-truncated second day of the second Test at Lord’s. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (29) top-scored for the visitors. Anderson was the wrecker-in-chief for England as he picked 5 for 20. Fellow pacers Chris Woakes (2/19), Stuart Broad (1/37) and Sam Curran (1/26) complemented the seasoned Anderson well sharing the rest five wickets. Put in to bat after incessant rain completely washed out the opening day, India failed to recover from the early jolts of openers Murali Vijay (0) and Lokesh Rahul (8) before the showers disrupted the proceedings in the morning session. Coming back to the side, No.3 Cheteshwar Pujara survived 25 deliveries for 1 run before a mix-up with skipper Virat Kohli (23), cut short the Saurashtra Test specialist’s stay even as rain stopped play once again. The teams then returned to the field after losing more than three hours, and with India struggling at 15/3, Kohli was joined by his deputy Ajinkya Rahane (18). (LIVE SCORECARD)

2nd Test, Lord’s, London, Aug 09, 2018

  • ENG

    38/2 (11.5)

    73%

  • IND

    107/10 (35.2)

    8%

Day 3 | Morning Session

CRR: 3.21

trail by 69 runs

  • Joe Root1 (19)
  • Ollie Pope5 (5)
  • Ishant Sharma 26/1 (6)
  • Mohammed Shami 12/1 (5.5)

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Live updates of India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 3, straight from Lord’s

16:21 IST: Maiden over from Mohammed Shami. Both Indian seamers are looking in good rhythm now. Bowling in good areas, troubling the new batsmen. Both Joe Root and Ollie Pope are looking nervous at the moment. ENG 36-2 after 10 overs. 

16:11 IST: OUT! England are two down now. India are back in the game. This time, Ishant Sharma strikes. The ball angles in and moves across after pitching taking Cook’s (21) outside edge. Dinesh Karthik does the rest. Both England openers are back. ENG 32-2 after 8.2 overs. 

16:04 IST: OUT! Review form Keaton Jennings. Original decision is out. And the review confirms it. That ball from Mohammed Shami was crashing straight on the middle stump. India draw first blood. Jennings departs after scoring 11 runs. ENG 28-1 after 7.3 overs. 

15:58 IST: FOUR! Driven beautifully down the ground. Full length delivery from Ishant and Cook pounces on it. Collects his third boundary of the day. The best shot of the day so far. ENG 26-0 after 6.2 overs. 

15:56 IST: Both England openers have started strongly. With bright sunshine at the start of Day 3, there has not been much of a movement for the bowlers. Both Shami and Ishant have also not looked disciplined at the start. ENG 21-0 after 6 overs. 

15:44 IST: FOUR! On the pads from Ishant Sharma and Cook does the rest. Collects another boundary through deep square-leg. Boundary to end the third over. ENG 15-0 after 3 overs.

15:41 IST: Skipper Virat operating with three slips and a gully at the moment but both the seamers are bowling too wide at the moment. ENG 9-0 after 2.4 overs.

15:39 IST: Change of angle from Mohammed Shami after just four balls. Does not work, as Cook flicks the last ball of the over comfortably for the first boundary of the day. ENG 9-0 after 2 overs. 

15:35 IST: First over from Ishant Sharma produces four runs. Keaton Jennings on the last ball of the over flicks and collect three runs. Mohammed Shami will share the new ball with Ishant. ENG 4-0 after 1 over. 

15:30 IST: England and Alastair Cook open their account with a single on the first ball of the day. On to the pads from Ishant Sharma, flick from Cook and jogs to the other end. ENG 1-0 after 0.1 overs.

15:29 IST: Beautiful conditions at the home of cricket on Day 3. Openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings are at the centre for England. Ishant Sharma will start the proceedings for India.

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14:45 IST: After heavy showers in the past two days, we are expecting a dry and warm day at the home of cricket today.  

14:40 IST: Finally some clear skies at the start of the day!

14:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage from Day 3 of the second Test at Lord’s.

Both Kohli and Rahane survived the early jitters from the English pacers to start the rebuilding work with a 34-run fourth wicket stand before the in-form India captain fell to Chris Woakes. Kohli, who was looking all at sea against Woakes, finally fell to the right-armer in his third over, with Jos Buttler making no mistake this time at second slip. Thereafter, wickets began to fall in heaps with Hardik Pandya (10) falling to Woakes before left-armer Sam Curran took Dinesh Karthik’s (1) stumps for a ride.

Ashwin then joined Rahane in the middle to add 22 runs for the seventh wicket before the old warhorse James Anderson came back to add more misery to the visitors with the dismissal of the Mumbai batsman. Rahane, who did all the hard work to survive 44 deliveries, nicked Anderson’s straight delivery to first slip Alastair Cook.

Anderson immediately jolted India by trapping chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (0) plumb in front with a brilliant in-swinger, which the television replays also ruled in favour of the hosts. Anderson’s new ball partner Stuart Broad then joined the party with the wicket of Ashwin, who looked good during his 38-ball stay, that also included four brave hits to the fence.

Towards the end, tailender Mohammed Shami struck a few lusty blows to guide India to the three-figure mark before fellow quick Ishant Sharma (0) was trapped by Anderson. Play fantasy league and win cash daily

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