The 2nd Test between India and England is in the balance with all three results possible after four days of excellent Cricket at Lord’s in London. The fourth-day play was called off a bit early due to bad light. India leads by 154-runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant and pacer Ishant Sharma remain unbeaten at the Crease.
Mark Wood was the pick of the bowlers for England with 3 wickets for 40 runs. He struck early to remove both the Indian openers in the first session.
KL Rahul went for 5, while Rohit Sharma was caught by Moeen Ali on 21. All-rounder Sam Curran Scalped the important wicket of Virat Kohli and reduced India to 3/55. Indian Skipper Virat Kohli played 2 gorgeous cover drives before edging the outside of delivery to Jos Butler.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane fought back with a crucial 100 – run partnership. Pujara faced 35 deliveries to get off the mark. England Pacer Mark Wood again triggered the collapse in the Indian batting. He delivered an unplayable ball to Pujara (45 runs) who found Joe Root at slip.
A late strike from Moeen Ali put England on top in the final session. He dismissed Rahane for 61 and Ravindra Jadeja for just three. Mark Wood injured his right shoulder while fielding. India finished 181/6 at the stumps on day 4. Rishabh Pant will be the key player for India on the final day of the 2nd test.