India vs England, LIVE Cricket Score, 2nd Test Day 3 at Lord’s, London: Bairstow, Woakes keep hosts in control – Firstpost



19:47 (IST)

FIFTY! First fifty off the match. Jonny Bairstow gets to his half-century with a ravishing cover drive. Similar to the previous one, but this time the line was closer to the stumps, so Bairstow opens up a touch to play it into the gap. Bairstow was scratchy in the start but he has hung around playing some quality strokes to reach the landmark.

19:45 (IST)

FOUR! Flighted outside off stump. Bairstow leans forward and cover drives it for four. Brings up the first 50-run stand of the match.

19:44 (IST)

After 45 overs,England 179/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 43 , Chris Woakes 23)

No real turn for Ashwin that would threaten these two. Woakes shows his defensive ability with the bat. Blocking the ball bringing the bat close to bat and pad. Maiden.

19:42 (IST)

After 44 overs,England 179/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 43 , Chris Woakes 23)

Kuldeep sticks to the plan of bowling floaters with a short leg and slip in place. Woakes and Bairstow tick the scoreboard as the lead swells to 72. Five runs come off the over. All English batsmen have got starts but haven’t got a big one, in fact they haven’t stitched big partnerships either. The current stand is worth 48 is the highest.

19:38 (IST)

Kuldeep Yadav returns for a new spell, replaces Pandya.

19:38 (IST)

After 43 overs,England 174/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 41 , Chris Woakes 20)

Ashwin angles one in and Woakes clips it off middle and leg to midwicket for a single. Bairstow attempts a sweep and misses, but he was way outside off stump, so there was no real danger. He gets forward and defends the penultimate delivery nicely. Some sort of an interest off the final ball and Bairstow works it to short leg. One run off it.

19:35 (IST)

After 42 overs,England 173/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 41 , Chris Woakes 19)

Loud grunt from Pandya as he bowls a bumper at 126 clicks that goes over Woakes’s head. Umpire has to deem it wide. Another single off an inside edge, but this time Woakes is the batsman. Bairstow crushes it through cover-point for four. Eight runs come off the over. England lead by 66.

19:35 (IST)

FOUR! Loose delivery from Pandya outside off and Bairstow throws his hands at it to thrash it through cover-point. 

19:32 (IST)

After 41 overs,England 166/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 35 , Chris Woakes 18)

We have seen a few stay low as another delivery from Ashwin barely rises after pitching. Little bit of drift from Ashwin to finish the over. A boundary to long on the only runs coming off it.

19:28 (IST)

FOUR! Tossed up from Ashwin. Bairstow’s eyes light up, gets under it and thumps it over mid on to long on boundary. One bounce and over the ropes. 

19:26 (IST)

After 40 overs,England 161/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 31 , Chris Woakes 18)

Pandya’s delivery stay a touch low. Went on the bounce to ‘keeper Karthik or he collects it almost off the turf. Two singles off the last two deliveries. The innings run rate continues to be over and around four runs an over.

19:22 (IST)

After 39 overs,England 159/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 30 , Chris Woakes 17)

Ashiwn into the attack straight away after drinks. The first hour of the play of the second session belonged England. India would want to keep the lead under 100. Can Ashwin’s spin bring wickets? Well, at least no in his first over. Bairstow and Woakes collect couple of singles as Ashwin looks to find his rhythm.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician 19:21 (IST)

England since lunch:

Overs – 13.3

Wickets – 1

19:19 (IST)

Ravichandran Ashwin introduced in the attack for the first time. A slip and short leg stationed.

19:16 (IST)

After 38 overs,England 157/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 30 , Chris Woakes 16)

Pandya’s new spell begins with a boundary to third man. Woakes presses forward and drives it past mid off for a brace. and takes England lead to 50. Hardik pitches one in the corridor to beat Woakes’ outside edge. Six runs off the over.

Drinks taken. 

19:13 (IST)

FOUR! Good length outside off and Woakes dabs it past the third slip to beat the wide third man as the ball races down the slope.

19:12 (IST)

Hardik Pandya returns to the bowling crease

19:11 (IST)

After 37 overs,England 151/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 30 , Chris Woakes 10)

Ishant continues. Bairstow with some confident leaves in the over as Ishant sends down a maiden. We have seen the visuals of Ashwin loosening up. He is yet to bowl in this match.

19:09 (IST)

After 36 overs,England 151/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 30 , Chris Woakes 10)

Shami potency as a bowler doubles up with the ball reversing. Only two slips in place as Shami will be targetting the stumps. Bairstow presses forward and tries to defend but gets an inside edge to square leg. He hares back for the second run. Cries of ‘Ohhhh’ after a perilous leave from Jonny Bairstow. The ball was very close to the off stump there. Bairstow guides it past backward point for a couple. Gets off the strike with a single off the next ball to mid wicket. Woakes ends the over with a boundary.

19:09 (IST)

FOUR! Wristy bit of work from Woakes. He plays it with the swing as he whips it off his legs through mid wicket for a boundary.

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Jonny Bairstow’s 30 is now the highest score of match, going past Ashwin’s 29. 

19:02 (IST)

After 35 overs,England 142/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 25 , Chris Woakes 6)

How good has Ishant been bowling! He tries to mix it up with a yorker and we saw a sharp bouncer in the previous over. Signs of reverse swing for Ishant as well, as he goes past Bairstow’s inside edge. Virat takes a referral for a caught and bowled, after the ball hit Bairstow’s pads and bobbed up in the air to Ishant. No edge there. The ball darted back in, hit the pad and ballooned up. India lose one of their two reviews. Quick single off the next ball.

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket journalist at Lords 18:58 (IST)

Superb pressure from Shami and Ishant here… don’t know how Bairstow is still there… he has poked at almost everything… 

Also, India might just be missing a third pacer… who bowls after Shami/Ishant are done with these spells? Under absolute grey clouds at the moment… Not Pandya, come on! 

18:57 (IST)

After 34 overs,England 141/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 24 , Chris Woakes 6)

Seen few loose shots from Bairstow in last couple of overs. Misses the cut a couple of times. He earns two runs with back foot punch and then takes a single off the final ball to mid wicket.

18:54 (IST)

After 33 overs,England 137/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 21 , Chris Woakes 5)

Ishant continues to cause problems to Bairstow, looks like any moment we might see him play on and lose his wicket. Sharma surprises Woakes with a very good bouncer. Ishant providing able support to Shami at the other end. Two singles in the over.

18:50 (IST)

After 32 overs,England 135/5 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 20 , Chris Woakes 4)

Shami is delivering a fantastic spell for his side. He has pinned three batsmen, the latest being Jos Buttler and is running in with a lot of vigor. With five wickets remaining, he will fancy the idea of earning a fifer and getting his name on the honour’s board.

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket journalist at Lords 18:49 (IST)

And well, what do you know… the blue has disappeared… cloud cover at Lord’s… no chance of rain though… 

18:48 (IST)

FOUR! Woakes gets off the mark with a boundary. Not the most convincing start for England’s number seven. Shami almost squared him up as Woakes’ head was falling on the offside trying to work it to mid on. Gets an outside edge that goes along the ground past the cordon to third man fence. Shami won’t mind it.

18:46 (IST)

Chris Woakes is the new man in

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket journalist at Lords 18:45 (IST)

LBW and gone… Shami with another… what a day he is having… India’s best Test bowler across conditions is putting his hand up… England do not have any reviews so every time the umpire raises his finger, Kohli has that extra element of celebration… 

18:44 (IST)

OUT! With Buttler shuffling across a leg before was always on the cards. Straight and full from Shami, Buttler misses the flick and the ball thuds around the shin area. He was dead duck! A pretty straightforward decision for Aleem Dar. Shami has four. England lose five.

J Buttler lbw Shami 24 (22)

18:41 (IST)

After 31 overs,England 131/4 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 20 , Jos Buttler 24)

Buttler finds the fence early in the over slicing Sharma to third-man. Ajinkya Rahane with some excellent fielding in the covers as he saves two runs for his team.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician 18:39 (IST)

Lord’s is the only venue where Bairstow has made 300-plus runs in Test cricket. 

18:39 (IST)

FOUR! More runs! Again the open face of the bat from Buttler and the third man is wide, in fact he is almost standing at deep backward point. Ashwin puts in the dive, but isn’t able to drag the ball back in play.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician 18:39 (IST)

Most runs in international cricket in 2018:

1405 – Jonny Bairstow*
1404 – Virat Kohli
1357 – Joe Root

18:37 (IST)

After 30 overs,England 124/4 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 20 , Jos Buttler 17)

In the search of a bowled or a leg before, Shami keeps attacking the stumps, but at the same time runs the risk of going for runs. Couple of delightful shots to the boundary in the over by Bairstow. Runs continue to come at a quick rate. This partnership has already added 35 in just 33 deliveries. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket journalist at Lords 18:34 (IST)

Bairstow not having the best timing at the moment. Trying to cut away too much. Both Shami and Ishant looking to play on this… one with width (Shami) and one without width (Ishant)… And just as I typed that… two full balls from Shami dispatched for four… pressure released… 

18:34 (IST)

FOUR! This time through the covers. Shami bowls it in the slot outside off stump and Bairstow doesn’t fail to stroke it through covers. Cracking sound on impact as well. Right from the middle of the bat.

18:33 (IST)

FOUR! Length on middle and Bairstow once again gets forward, presents full face of the bat and to drive back past the bowler for another lovely boundary.

18:31 (IST)

After 29 overs,England 116/4 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 12 , Jos Buttler 17)

Ishant has all the right reasons to feel little unlucky here. Keeps getting the back to come back in late. He had both Buttler and Bairstow inside-edging in the same over, but on both occasions the ball evaded the stumps. England lead by 9.

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket journalist at Lords 18:30 (IST)

England in the lead after lunch… but India cannot afford to think about that… they are still attacking for good measure… 

Still no Ashwin… given there are two right-handers at the crease…

18:29 (IST)

FOUR! Slice of luck for Jos Buttler. Didn’t cover for the inward seam movement Ishant is getting. The ball was close to the stumps after Buttler got an inside edge. The ball runs down to fine leg boundary.

18:27 (IST)

After 28 overs,England 110/4 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 11 , Jos Buttler 12)

Change of ends for Shami. He runs in from the nursery end replacing Hardik Pandya. Concedes a boundary off the over that takes England ahead. Couple of more singles, including leg bye in the over.

18:25 (IST)

FOUR! Lovely stroke down the ground from Bairstow. Shami aiming to bowl wicket-to-wicket pitches little too full and Bairstow crunches it past mid on

18:23 (IST)

Change of ends for Mohammed Shami

18:22 (IST)

After 27 overs,England 104/4 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 7 , Jos Buttler 11)

Sharma with his natural inward movement causes some discomfort to Bairstow first and then Buttler. Bairstow gets the 100th run on the board for England with an insiude edge onto the pads as they scamper a quick single. Buttler shoulders arm to aball the nips in sharply, the ball does hit the pad but it was far away from stumps. Sharma strays in line and Buttler flicks it to the boundary. England now three runs away from India’s first innings total.

18:21 (IST)

FOUR! Full on the pads from Ishant and Buttler has no problems in clipping it away to mid wicket boundary.

18:18 (IST)

Bowling change: Ishant Sharma is back into the attack

18:17 (IST)

After 26 overs,England 99/4 ( Jonny Bairstow (W) 6 , Jos Buttler 7)

Hardik continues post Lunch. Will be interesting to see when Virat brings in Ravichandran Ashwin. Pandya finds Buttler’s outside edge that goes on a bounce to KL Rahul at third slip. Buttler shimmies down the pitch and meets the ball, different approach to negate any movement or perhaps upset the length/ rhythm of the bowler than compared to the players who stand outside their crease.

18:15 (IST)

FOUR! Buttler just held the face of the bat open to steer it through gully as the ball rolls towards third man fence. Kuldeep loses the chase.

Latest updates: Kuldeep sticks to the plan of bowling floaters with a short leg and slip in place. Woakes and Bairstow tick the scoreboard as the lead swells to 72. Five runs come off the over. All English batsmen have got starts but haven’t got a big one, in fact they haven’t stitched big partnerships either. The current stand is worth 48 is the highest.

Day 2, report: James Anderson took five wickets and Chris Woakes dismissed Virat Kohli as India were bowled out for just 107 on the second day of the second Test against England at Lord’s on Friday.

Anderson’s return of five wickets for 20 runs in 13.2 overs left him just one dismissal shy of becoming the first bowler to take 100 Test wickets at Lord’s.

Woakes, recalled in place of fellow pace-bowling all-rounder Ben Stokes, omitted because of his ongoing trial for affray, removed India captain Kohli (23) and Hardik Pandya (11) in extraordinary fashion on his way to two for 19 in six overs.

In both cases he had the batsmen caught by Jos Buttler the very next delivery after the second slip had dropped each of them, with the ball going for four.

England captain Joe Root and India captain Virat Kohli. Agencies

Woakes, 29, missed out on England’s 31-run win in the first Test of a five-match series at Edgbaston, his Warwickshire home ground, because of fitness concerns after knee and thigh injuries.

“The first game back can always be tricky, especially when you’ve got world-class batsmen to come up against,” said Anderson. “But he handled the task brilliantly.”

‘Lick your lips’

England captain Joe Root decided to field when he won the toss, a combination of cloudy skies and a green-tinged pitch were ideal for Anderson.

“Some days it hoops round,” Anderson told reporters.

“With the experience we’ve had of bowling on flat decks and the ball doing nothing, when you get the opportunity like that you lick your lips and try to show off your skills.

“We exploit those conditions as well as anyone in the world.”

India’s Ajinkya Rahane, who was caught at first slip by Alastair Cook off Anderson for 18, said the conditions were just about as tough for batting as they could be.

“I thought the wicket, because of the weather we cannot control, it was to bat on,” he said.

“The first half (of the day), when the game was on and off, it was difficult for the batting team to switch on and off.

“I would like to give credit to the English bowling team –- James Anderson, Stuart Broad -– they bowled really well as a unit,” Rahane added.

After rain meant there was no play on Thursday, Anderson struck with the fifth ball of the match when Murali Vijay, aiming legside, was undone by late outswing and bowled for a duck.

Anderson then had KL Rahul (eight) caught behind, with India now 10 for two.

Run out

Soon afterwards, rain stopped play soon afterwards with Cheteshwar Pujara, recalled after Shikhar Dhawan was dropped, and Kohli then both one not out.

The last thing India needed when play resumed was a run out.

Yet that was what happened off the last of the 12 balls bowled between lunch and tea.

Pujara, who has shown in the past he can cope with typical English conditions,set off for a single off Anderson.

Kohli responded, only to change his mind and retreat.

England debutant Ollie Pope kept his composure, however, the 20-year-old Surrey batsman sprinting in from point to remove the bails rather than shying at the stumps.

No sooner had Pujara been dismissed, then there was a fresh downpour and it was not until 5.10pm (1610 GMT) that the match re-started.

Dropped slip catches proved a problem for England at Edgbaston, with Kohli missed twice en route to 149 — his maiden Test century in England.

England would have been entitled to fear the worst when Kohli, on 19, was dropped by Buttler, their limited-overs wicket-keeper, off Woakes.

But the very next delivery saw Kohli edge a Woakes outswinger and Buttler made no mistake on this occasion.

It was a similar story with Pandya, Woakes putting the disappointment of a dropped catch aside to strike with his very next ball.

Ravichandran Ashwin top-scored with 29 before he was plumb leg before to Broad.

Anderson ended the day’s play when No 11 Ishant Sharma was lbw for nought.

That meant Anderson got his name on the Lord’s honours board yet again, thanks to a sixth haul of five wickets or more in a Test innings at the ‘home of cricket’.

With inputs from AFP

Updated Date: Aug 11, 2018 07:47 PM