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India vs England 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights: Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara Rescue India But England Still On Top

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IND vs ENG, 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights: Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara Rescue India But England Still On Top

IND vs ENG: Mark Wood dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara in the final session on Day 4.© AFP




Moeen Ali spun a web around India’s lower middle-order as he claimed the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja late in the final session to hand over the advantage to England at Stumps on Day 4 of the second Test at Lord’s. Earlier, Mark Wood dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara for 45 runs after both Rahane and Pujara added 100 crucial runs for the fourth wicket and steadied India following three early wickets. At the end of the day’s play, India were placed at 181/6 after 82 overs with a lead by 154 runs. Earlier, England got off to a terrific start as Wood dismissed openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma in quick succession. Wood squared up Rahul, who edged the ball to Jos Buttler to fall for five runs off 30 deliveries while Rohit was caught by Moeen Ali off the bowling of Wood, who claimed his second wicket of the morning. Rohit, who hit a six earlier in the over, tried to repeat his shot but couldn’t time the ball and fell for 21 runs off 36 balls.

Sam Curran got the all-important breakthrough of Virat Kohli just before Lunch. Curran followed an in-swinger with a ball that seamed away after pitching as Kohli edged to Buttler to fall for 20 runs off 31 deliveries. Joe Root’s unbeaten 180 helped England post 391 in reply to India’s 364 in the first innings. (SCORECARD)

Here Are The Highlights From England vs India 2nd Test, Day 4 From Lord’s, London







  • 22:49 (IST)

    Stumps – Day 4 !

    Early Stumps Due To Bad Light – Day 4

    England are totally in the driver’s seat now having taken three late wickets in the day to snag the advantage from India

    Moeen Ali and Mark Wood turned the tide with India losing their shine in the final session

    IND 181/6 after 82 overs – Lead by 154 runs

    Rishabh Pant 14*

    Ishant Sharma 4*

    That’s all from the Live coverage of Day 4. Do tune in for the exciting final day’s action tomorrow. Till then, goodbye and take care everyone !

  • 22:42 (IST)

    Bad Light Disrupts Proceedings !

    Moeen Ali’s spun a web around India as England are in the driver’s seat now

    But looks like the players are going off due to bad light

    That may be early stumps here !

  • 22:27 (IST)

    Wicket – Ali Gets Jadeja !

    Moeen Ali now gets rid of Jadeja for three runs as India lose their third in succession

    Wow, what a turn around in the final session

    IND 175/6 after 79.1 overs – Lead by 148 runs

  • 22:06 (IST)

    Rishabh Pant Show !

    Pant is batting in his usual way after arriving at the crease

    He has raced to 9* runs off just 7 deliveries while Rahane stands strong at the other end at 59*

    IND 165/4 after 75 overs – Lead by 138 runs

  • 22:04 (IST)

    Wicket – Mark Wood Gets Pujara !

    Mark Wood beat Pujara for pace as he dismissed the batter for 45 runs, providing England a crucial breakthrough

    IND 155/4 after 72.4 overs – Lead by 128 runs

  • 21:54 (IST)

    Pujara & Rahane Add 100 Runs !

    100-run partnership between Pujara and Rahane

    What a time to bring it up!

  • 21:42 (IST)

    India March On !

    England are totally frustrated from the gritty batting shown by Pujara and Rahane

    Pujara into his 40s now

    IND 149/3 after 71 overs – Lead by 122 runs

  • 21:27 (IST)

    Rahane Inching Closer To 50 !

    Rahane has outscored Pujara in this session and is looking all set for his 50

    Rahane 46* off 120 balls

    IND 135/3 after 67 overs – Lead by 108 runs

  • 21:19 (IST)

    Four !

    Rahane sweeps Moeen Ali from the rough for a boundary

    Rahane has been quite aggressive against the spinner and is playing with conviction

    IND 126/3 after 64.4 overs – Lead by 99 runs

  • 21:12 (IST)

    Sam Curran Into The Attack !

    Joe Root has turned to Sam Curran now to get a breakthrough in this final session as Indian batsmen seem to be running away with the honours post Tea

    IND 121/3 after 63 overs – Lead by 94 runs

  • 21:04 (IST)

    Pujara & Rahane Look Set !

    Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have raced past their individual 30s and have added crucial runs for the fourth wicket

    Post Tea, they are showing a more attacking intent

    Pujara 36* off 172

    Rahane 32* off 101

  • 21:02 (IST)

    Rahane Stays After DRS !

    England lose their second review

    Anderson was confident that Rahane had edged the ball while Ultra edge proved otherwise

    IND 120/3 after 61 overs

  • 20:59 (IST)

    England Searching For A Wicket !

    Joe Root looks tense now and desperately in search of wicket 

    Rahane and Pujara look set at the crease

    IND 120/3 after 60 overs – Lead by 93 runs

  • 20:43 (IST)

    Four !

    Now Pujara cuts Anderson for a boundary

    Same batsmen different approach after Tea

    IND 117/3 after 56.2 overs – Lead by 90 runs

  • 20:42 (IST)

    Four !

    Rahane steps out and lobs one towards mid-wicket region for a four against Ali

    Attacking mode seems to be on from Rahane here

    IND 113/3 after 56 overs – Lead by 86 runs

  • 20:35 (IST)

    50-Run Partnership – Pujara & Rahane !

    50 partnership for Rahane and Pujara

    Moeen Ali start tidy after Tea

    IND 107/3 after 54 overs – Lead by 80 runs

  • 20:15 (IST)

    Tea Taken !

    Tea – Day 4

    India’s Pujara (29*) and Rahane (24*) see India through to Tea with a lead of 78 runs

    Both batsmen fought hard and showed a fighting spirit after the fall of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

    IND 105/3 after 53 overs

  • 20:07 (IST)

    Partnership Nearing 50 !

    Rahane and Pujara are pushing hard for runs here

    They have already added 48 runs and looking good for more

    IND 103/3 after 52 overs – Lead by 76 runs

  • 19:57 (IST)

    India Showing Fight !

    Pujara and Rahane are dealing with Wood’s short stuff brilliantly, even taking singles and rotating strike

    IND 96/3 after 49 overs – Lead by 69 runs

  • 19:48 (IST)

    Mark Wood On A Roll !

    Wood is giving the same treat to Pujara that Anderson received from Bumrah yesterday

    A barrage of short pitched stuff at the bodyline

    Test cricket of the highest quality

    Ind 89/3 after 47 overs- Lead by 62 runs

  • 19:41 (IST)

    Turn Off The Rough !

    Aggressive turn for Moeen Ali here

    He is using the rough to the maximum

    IND 86/3 after 46 overs – Lead by 59 runs

  • 19:38 (IST)

    Four !

    Brilliant reading of the situation from Pujara

    Negotiates three fiery short balls and then flicks the over-pitched delivery off the pads for a four

    IND 85/3 after 44.4 overs – Lead by 58 runs

  • 19:28 (IST)

    England Searching For A Wicket !

    England going all out for a wicket now

    Wood is sprinting and bowling over 85mph with the crowd behind him

    IND 78/3 after 42.3 overs – Lead by 51 tuns

  • 19:21 (IST)

    Moeen Ali Into The Attack !

    Joe Root brings in Moeen Ali

    Concedes two runs with decent turn off the surface

    IND 77/3 after 40 overs – Lead by 50 runs

  • 19:13 (IST)

    Shane Warne Watching The Lord’s Test !

    Shane Warne puts his views forward

    England had a terrific morning with three wickets

  • 19:11 (IST)

    Pujara & Rahane Digging Deep !

    Pujara and Rahane are now in double digits and look more comfortable in the middle

    Joe Root will expect a lot from the spin of Moeen Ali as the rough patches near the bowling crease are quite visible and will assist turn

    IND 75/3 after 38 overs – Lead by 48 runs

  • 18:53 (IST)

    Indian Showing A Much-Needed Fight !

    There’s no hurry whatsoever from the Indian batsmen in the middle

    They know they need to string together a solid partnership and lay a platform for the likes of Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja

    IND 64/3 after 34 overs – Lead by 37 runs

  • 18:44 (IST)

    Pujara & Rahane Showing Resilience !

    Both the batsmen are dealing in singles at the moment as the lead is stretched to 36 runs now

    IND 63/3 after 32 overs

  • 18:35 (IST)

    Genuine Nick – Falls Short

    Mark Wood gets Pujara to edge but the batsman takes off his bottom hand as the ball falls short of the slips

    Pujara is still trying to get a hold of the pace and bounce generated by Wood

    IND 60/3 after 29.3 overs – Lead by 33 runs

  • 18:28 (IST)

    Steady Start –

    Post Lunch, it has been a steady start from both teams

    Rahane and Pujara seem to be taking their time settling in while Mark Wood and Anderson are bowling a tidy off-stump line

    IND 60/3 after 28.1 overs – Lead by 33 runs

  • 18:19 (IST)

    Anderson From The Other End !

    Anderson will test Rahane on that off-stump line, something which troubled the batsman before

    IND 56/3 after 26.3 overs – Lead by 29 runs

  • 18:16 (IST)

    Wood Starts With A Maiden !

    Mark Wood starts with a maiden against Pujara

    Bowls a tidy line and length and tests Pujara with short balls

    IND 56/3 after 26 overs – Lead by 29 runs

  • 18:14 (IST)

    Post Lunch Session – Day 4

    Mark Wood starts proceedings post Lunch

    Cheteshwar Pujara on strike

    IND 56/3 after 25 overs

  • 17:43 (IST)

    Lunch Taken !

    Lunch – Day 4

    England will be mighty pleased with three wickets in the first session on Day 3

    With Rohit, Rahul and Kohli all back in the pavilion, England will look to strengthen their grip on the match in the second session of play

    Pujara (3*) and Rahane (1*) have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders now

    IND 56/3 after 25 overs – Lead by 29 runs

  • 17:19 (IST)

    Kohli Survives After DRS !

    Kohli survives a huge LBW appeal by Sam Curran

    Ball tracking showed it just went over the stumps – England lose a review

    IND 53/2 after 22 overs – Lead by 26 runs

  • 17:12 (IST)

    Twin Fours !

    Kohli gets two boundaries off Robinson in the 21st over 

    The first was an edge that raced towards the third man boundary while the next one was a more confident flick off the pads

    IND 52/2 after 21 overs – Lead by 25 runs

  • 17:07 (IST)

    Pujara Off the Mark !

    Pujara gets off the mark on the 35th ball

    IND 43/2 after 19.4 overs – Lead by 16 runs

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