Ind v Eng highlights today – Second test day four from Lord’s, London (England) on Sunday 12th August 2018. India scored 107 runs in their first innings. England scored 396/7d in their first innings. It was an unbelievable performance by the English team middle order. England team were five down at 131 and after that their sixth wicket down at 320. AN Cook scored 21 runs and out, KK Jennings 11, Captain of the team JE Root 19, OJ Pope 28 and JC Buttler 24. JM Bairstow † faced 144 deliveries and scored 93 runs. he smashed twelve boundaries in his innings. When his wicket dismissed then it happened like this (74.4 caught behind and Bairstow falls seven short of a hundred! Expressionless as he leaves the field, but he should really be proud of the effort. England were 80-odd for 4 when he took charge. Now they have a 200-plus lead. Solid effort from a player constantly growing in stature. But he might do well to forget this ball, and the way he threw his bat at it, driving on the up and nicking behind. Great effort by Karthik too: he was moving to his left, with the angle of the ball coming into the right-hander, but then has to change direction and dive full-length to his right. That edge was travelling too. 320/6).
SM Curran smashed 40 runs off 49 balls and out. It was SM Curran who smashed all Indian bowlers all around the park. He scored 137 runs off 177 balls and goes not out. Mohammed Shami took three wickets, HH Pandya also dismissed three England batsmen, I Sharma took one wicket in 22 overs with 101 runs. Now India 50 got runs with four wickets down in 27 Overs. M Vijay has gone with duck, KL Rahul 10, CA Pujara 17, AM Rahane 13 . . .
Joe Root has won the toss and England are bowling first.
England team/playing XI
AN Cook, KK Jennings, JE Root (c), OJ Pope, JM Bairstow †, CR Woakes, JC Buttler, SM Curran, AU Rashid, SCJ Broad, JM Anderson.
India team/playing XI
M Vijay, KL Rahul, CA Pujara, V Kohli (c), AM Rahane, KD Karthik †, HH Pandya, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, I Sharma.
Match Timings: 11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Umpires – Marais Erasmus, Aleem Dar
TV Umpires – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Alex Wharf
Match number – Test no. 2315