It is the fourth day of the second Test between India and England at Lords. India scored 35 runs in the second wicket on the loss of 3 wickets. Due to rain, the match remained halted for one and a half hours. At present Pujara and Kohli are present. Earlier, England declared their first innings at the score of 396/7. Chris Woakes remained unbeaten on 137 runs. Sam Curran (40), England’s seventh wicket dropped.
Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya took 3-3 wickets for India. Ishant Sharma got 1 wicket. Significantly, India was reduced to just 107 in their first innings. The first two days of this test match and the first two sessions of the second day were met with rain.
Ajinkya Rahane, who was seen in a good defensive style, was mistaken at Stuart Broad’s ball and was caught out in the slip. Rahane scored 13 runs off 33 balls. Captain Virat Kohli has come on the crease. India has made 35 runs by losing 3 wickets.
The match has started again after about one and a half hour after the pause stopped due to rain. Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara are present on the crease.
The match has been stopped due to rain in the Lord’s. India has lost 17 wickets in both openers and is 272 runs behind England.
L. Rahul, L.B.W. out of Anderson’s delivery Rahul returned to the pavilion after making 10 runs. India lost two wickets on 13 runs. Now Ajinkya Rahane and Pujara are present on the crease.
James Anderson, who struck India in the second innings, did not open Murali Vijay without an account, caught behind the wicket by Johnny Bairstow. The pair of Pujara and Rahul are on the crease.
India has started its second innings. Murali Vijay and KL Rahul’s salute pair are on the crease. James Anderson put the first over for England
Hardik Pandya catches Sam Curran to the individual score of 40 runs by Mohammad Shami. At the same time, England declared their first innings at 396-7. He is leading 289 runs on the basis of first innings.
Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami are getting swings and bounces from Lord’s pitch in the opening over of the fourth day on the fourth day. Mohammad Shami has hit Chris Woakes badly in the third over of the day.
At the moment England has decided to move ahead with their first innings score of 357/6. Chris Woakes and Sam Curran are on the crease. Mohammed Shami is putting the first over of the fourth day. His first ball went for four runs behind the wicket as a bye.
Indeed, England’s strategy can be that they take advantage of overcast conditions. As it happened on the second day of the match. The English bowler would prove fatal when the clouds were cloudy, and it would be very difficult to target England to finish the 250-run lead for the Indian batsmen.
According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of light rain in the middle of the four days on the Lord’s and there is light rain in between. In this case, England has 250 runs lead and it can declare their innings.