England have plenty to do before they can even consider victory, never mind before Alastair Cook can whip his top off on the balcony in celebration. They wave to acknowledge their support, Chris Woakes' teammates pat him on the back and applaud his efforts in this game along with the crowd. They must make sure they reach at least 450 to put the scoreboard pressure on England. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. Having notched two double centuries already this year, the odds are in Kohli's favour to add the 49 needed to make it three in 2016, and with it take India to a position where they might not need to bat again.
That's a running theme for us. Woakes comes into the attack and is bang on target immediately. I'm here as long as they want me. Kohli and Pujara did that splendidly, and now what India need to make sure is they do not throw away the advantage. Does not want to complain about the conditions not being favourable and humbly accepts that every time conditions cannot come to your rescue.
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the second Test as he has not fully recovered from a left thumb injury, bowling coach Bharat Arun confirmed on Tuesday. No other batters supported Kohli, who at the other hand fought valiantly. Someone did fight long and hard. Jadeja has to play that way with the bat; the more Test cricket he plays, the more we will see him turn into a proper batsman. India need him to stay in the middle for as long as possible but can he do it, remains to be seen. Pujara returned at number three in the home series against South Africa 2015 and status quo was maintained for six Tests before he was dropped again for the third Test in West Indies St.
England need 164 to win. England three-wicket taking deliveries away. The bowling unit were exceptional throughout. I can't commit to a position on this. A few red marks are seen, a few indentations but nothing much.
England have hit 20 from two overs since lunch. Wants to forget this match and perform better in the third Test as from 0-2 down, there is nowhere to go but up. However, the rest of the batsmen failed to stick to their crease and make their presence felt. It was evident that when the sun came up today, the ball wasn't moving much, so the clouds and the wind would be their best friends. Instead his first over goes for 14! When Jos Buttler went for 24 — Shami's third leg-before wicket — England looked capable of crumbling again. By the way, Mathews isn't a similar captain to Cook and Dhoni isn't he? Stay tuned for further updates.
It was a bit unfortunate in the last Test India lost by 31 runs in Edgbaston. Waking up on the first day of the Lord's Test like. Sony also offers a Super Sports pack that costs Rs 199 for six months if you are just interested in the sports coverage. He is actually struggling to drag himself from the field, such is his dressed. As it looks so far, we can lose a bit more of time to be played on the opening day of the second Test.
Victorious England captain, Joe Root, accepts that it was a less stressful win. After a 1-0 win in 2007, they lost 0-4 in 2011 and 1-3 in 2014. Malan had dropped India skipper Virat Kohli on a couple of occasion in the opening Test. This is the second Test after all, plenty remaining. It was an excellent performance from the whole bowling group. Admits that in hindsight, he would have played an extra seamer. Feels that the rain break was a bit disappointing for him as he was in good rhythm before that.
Swann managed 28 runs while Broad's tally was flowing quickly and made 64 and England were bowled out for 221. A leg slip is in place and Ollie Pope there does well to dive to his right and take the catch. Runs back in and there is a throw at Bairstow's end. India showed slightly more resistance today with the bat, but on this surface there was always going to be wicket-taking deliveries just around the corner, so it was just a case of waiting for the opportunity when the weather allowed. On Ollie Pope, he praises the youngster for transferring pressure back on to India when they were getting on top and feels he looks promising for the future. The mood in the Indian dressing room, though, is quite upbeat.
Well here's what the players will be eating while the rain falls What would you choose? Runs back in and there is a throw at Bairstow's end. Coming back in the side, who has been a large part of the squad. Feels for the guys who will not be a part of the news headlines tomorrow and stresses that the team did well as a whole. You have been fight your way through conditions. The rain continued to fall, pint glasses continued to be filled and while jumpers, anoraks and umbrellas were given their first proper work out in weeks, the prospect of play refused to move any closer. Sharma is bowling over the wicket, and Nasser Hussain reckons he should go around the wicket - as Sri Lanka did when they gave him such problems earlier in the summer.