It was very skilful to be able to manipulate him off the strike and starve him of facing the majority of deliveries. In that light, Joe Root only has to decide if he wants two spinners or not. You can catch live scores, live updates and live commentary on IndianExpress. Figuring out their best combination and who will have what role will be a must, followed closely by reading the conditions better and deciding on their tactics. On his innings, Virat says he tries to get into the zone whenever there is a target on the board. The former though was joined in the middle by the skipper Virat Kohli and what followed was a lovely display of batting where runs were being milked easily till Rohit holed out at deep mid-wicket.
The googly does the trick. He is very pleased with the overall effort and says that to get the wickets of Shaun Marsh and Glenn Maxwell in quick succession at the death was crucial which meant they were not chasing 330. India fell 34 runs short in a game where they should have cruised home easily. The live telecast of the match will start at 3. It will also be interesting to see the effect that the absence of Ben Stokes has on England, not just being shorn of his talismanic talents on the field but also the much less easy to quantify psychological damage that the revelations from Bristol Crown Court might wreak as well. Kohli will be banking on his top-order batsmen to fire after a disappointing show in the first Test and the visitors can opt for a second spin option in Kuldeep Yadav. And the replays show that Dhawan lost his bat before dragging it in and his foot was still outside the line.
Mentions that they need to get their batting in the first Powerplay right and admits he is responsible for that and needs to start scoring. For England, Ollie Pope will be making his debut with Moeen Ali possibly playing alongside Adil Rashid in the spin department. He got thumbs-up and smiles of admiration from the star batsman. He comes running in and takes a sliding catch. S Sreesanth not out 7 6 1 0 116.
Sachin Tendulkar c A Strauss b Broad 16 34 3 0 47. Chahal strikes in his first over. If the first game was close, then this was the complete contrast. The Indian vice-captain is out-of-form and didnt have a great first Test. Experimentation with the number three spot is nothing new for this team management. The ball turns back in and hits the off stump.
The greater concern for the hosts is their recent record at the 'Home of Cricket'. Moeen Ali will walk into the side and take up one of those vacant spots. Virat Kohli takes it this time and let me tell you this is a tougher chance than the one he dropped. Chasing 289, India got off to the worst possible start losing three wickets with just 4 runs on the board including that of skipper. You can catch live scores, live updates and live commentary on IndianExpress. End of Dhawan's innings, his sorry record against England in this format continues. Brilliant by him, he bowls a pacey delivery which pitches on off and then jags back in sharply.
Kohli scored 149 in the first innings while the other batsmen could only score 107 runs combined. India just need 7 off the last one. The last time Ravindra Jadeja played at the Lord's in 2014 , he took 3-99 in two innings but scored 68 in the second innings that underlined his value with the bat and helped India put on a match-winning total. Well his celebration shows it all. India are by no means a bad team, but it's about time they start showing it. The Indian cricket team would expect its floundering batsmen to take more responsibility in pursuit of a series-levelling victory in the second Test against England at the Lord's.
India just need 7 off the last one. Feels that his bowlers did pretty well. We've prepared as much as possible and feel like we're in a good position coming into the game. For India, it remains to be seen whether the team management would still rope in chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav. But the ball lands just in front of Pope at gully and Kohli survives once again.
The ball rolls to point and Rahul calls his partner through for a quick single. In that scenario, Umesh Yadav can expect to be left out with Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya handling the pace duties. Ravichandran dives and just about gets in. The mood in the Indian dressing room, though, is quite upbeat. Then on the next ball, he squared the Indian skipper up with another stunning out-swinging delivery.
This has also prompted a rethink in the Indian camp as to what bowling strategy they would want to go in with. Those are both facts that they will be keen to turn around — whether they are able to remains an altogether different prospect. In that light, Joe Root only has to decide if he wants two spinners or not. Got his second consecutive fifty and took India to victory. England vs India Cricket lie score scores results Day 2 2nd Test.
The brief glimpse given of the hallowed 22-yards of turf, that will go such a long way to deciding the outcome of this Test, showed a very green looking surface, although much of that grass, currently holding the pitch together, will be shaved off before play starts on Thursday. A very important factor in the chase was the running between the wickets as the Indians ran the field ragged. In dry English conditions, wrist spin is a premium weapon, particularly against a line-up that hasn't faced Kuldeep much barring Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, and Jos Buttler. Following are the updates on the same. It is all about intent out there, of not only scoring runs but also leaving the ball and defending well. India will need to be way of the challenges posed by quick England seamers in the 2nd Test and put on a better batting performance if they wish to level the series.