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England v India, Second Test

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  • Over 4 - India 11-1 (Vijay 0, Pujara 0) [dropped-catch]
    Drop! Almost another! Vijay feels for one outside off stump and his edge just carries to Prior, who can't cling on to what would have been an outstanding catch. The ball just died on the England 'keeper and slipped from his fingers. Frustration from Broad, who was all over Vijay during that maiden. The bowlers well on top on this green seamer at Lord's...
    7/17/2014 10:22:07 AM
    [benedictbermange] Botham – 15 Tests, average 24.53; Anderson – 15 Tests, average 25.14 (before this Test); Trueman – 12 Tests, average 22.12, Broad 12 Tests, average 27.90."

    7/17/2014 10:23:15 AM
  • Over 5 - India 11-1 (Vijay 0, Pujara 0)
    Three maidens in a row for Anderson and England as Pujara successfully negates a mixture of hooping in and away swingers from the Burnley man
    7/17/2014 10:26:35 AM
  • A former England captain resolves a slight technological hitch with the help of a pole early on in the media centre.

    7/17/2014 10:28:28 AM
  • Over 6 - India 15-1 (Vijay 4, Pujara 0)
    Vijay ends a run of 18 successive dot balls and gets off the mark in the process with a purposeful drive through the covers for four after Broad had overpitched. Plenty of movement still for the England seamers but they will want to cash in as Lord's has a tendency to flatten out as the match goes on
    7/17/2014 10:31:25 AM
  • Over 7 - India 15-1 (Vijay 4, Pujara 0)
    Four maidens in a row from Anderson, who could still bowl even fuller you'd say. He's beating the bat but by quiet a distance due to the amount of swing he's getting. He ends on a better length but Pujara leaves well alone outside his off stump
    7/17/2014 10:34:05 AM
  • WATCH THE TOSS - if you missed it earlier, here's another chance to hear what the skippers said before play...
    7/17/2014 10:34:13 AM
  • Over 8 - India 15-1 (Vijay 4, Pujara 0)
    The consensus in the Sky Sports commentary box is that England have not made India play nearly enough balls this morning. This is evidenced in Broad's fourth over as Vijay leaves three of the six deliveries well alone during another maiden
    7/17/2014 10:38:18 AM
  • [nasserhussain] Plenty of movement - it's a humid day so the ball has swung. England need to retrain the brain - Cook will want them to be a bit fuller and a bit straighter."

    7/17/2014 10:38:28 AM
  • Over 9 - India 15-1 (Vijay 4, Pujara 0)
    Anderson is now 5-5-0-1 after yet another maiden. Pujara has faced 19 balls but remains on 0*. England will want to see the back of the India No 3 quickly, he's a class act who could hurt them when the shine comes off the ball and the pitch flattens out
    7/17/2014 10:42:35 AM
  • Over 11 - India 20-1 (Vijay 8, Pujara 0)
    Edge! Cook is punished once again for a lack of attacking intent as Vijay edges Anderson through the vacant fourth slip position at a lovely height. With Anderson yet to concede a run and the ball moving all over the place, you have to question why there are any gaps at all behind the wicket. Cook reacts by deploying a fourth slip next ball but the horse has already bolted. Appeal! Anderson comes back with an inswinger and hits Vijay on the pad. It's straight enough but umpire Dharmasena shakes his head
    7/17/2014 10:52:16 AM
  • Bumble wins 'most post' but David takes 'most suspicious package'.

    7/17/2014 10:53:20 AM
  • Over 12 - India 25-1 (Vijay 10, Pujara 3)
    Pujara, the perfect No 3 in these conditions, gets off the mark at the 25th time of asking with a thick edge past gully for three. Good running from India to turn two into three. Another edge sees Vijay pick up two more runs through backward point. Cook is shaking his head in the slip cordon, he knows England need to strike again during this crucial period
    7/17/2014 11:01:13 AM
    7/17/2014 11:01:30 AM
  • Over 13 - India 25-1 (Vijay 10, Pujara 3)
    Pujara calls for a new bat and the umpires call for drinks midway through an otherwise uneventful maiden from Anderson, his sixth in seven overs. Broad has left the field and it looks like Plunkett will come into the attack as England search for a second wicket
    7/17/2014 11:04:33 AM
  • Over 14 - India 27-1 (Vijay 10, Pujara 3)
    First bowling change as Liam Plunkett comes into the attack. A pair of extras in his first over - a no-ball and a leg-bye - as the Yorkshire paceman continues the English problem this morning of not making the batsmen play enough in helpful conditions.
    7/17/2014 11:07:47 AM
  • Over 15 - India 34-1 (Vijay 12, Pujara 8)
    Anderson's going to be a foot shorter at the end of this series. Already into his eighth over of this opening spell. Almost sneaks an inswinger through Vijay's defences, but India's opener gets a thick inside edge on it and picks up a single, one of three from the over before a legside delivery is neatly clipped away for four by the watchful Pujara.
    7/17/2014 11:11:54 AM
  • Over 16 - India 34-1 (Vijay 12, Pujara 8)
    Plunkett's natural length not the ideal one for these conditions. Can be a bit floaty when he tries to bowl full. Jags two back-of-a-length deliveries past Vijay's outside edge, before pitching one up and still failing to find the edge. Can bowl as full as you like on here at the moment. Even driving a half-volley looks risky.
    7/17/2014 11:16:06 AM
  • [shanewarne] That went like a leg-break – it backs up what we’ve been saying about the pitch. It was an absolute jaffa. There’s plenty in it for the bowlers.

    7/17/2014 11:16:50 AM
  • Over 17 - India 34-1 (Vijay 12, Pujara 8)
    Good first over from Stokes. Pitching the ball up and moving it late. It's another maiden over, but unlike plenty of the others this morning this one carried plenty of menace and threat.
    7/17/2014 11:20:24 AM
  • Over 18 - India 42-1 (Vijay 20, Pujara 8)
    Two Vijay boundaries in the over, but it's a good one from Plunkett. The first four is nicked in the air but wide of a diving Root in the gully, and the second driven sweetly but riskily on the up through mid-off.
    7/17/2014 11:24:07 AM
  • Over 19 - India 43-1 (Vijay 20, Pujara 9)
    Stokes getting some nice shape back into the right-handers. Pujara clips him away for a single to deep square-leg. Short-leg comes in for Vijay, and the last ball nearly finds him after ricocheting off the pad.
    7/17/2014 11:28:00 AM
  • Hungry anticipation - England slips Root, Ballance, Bell and Cook lie in wait for another edge before lunch

    7/17/2014 11:28:58 AM
  • Over 20 - India 43-1 (Vijay 20, Pujara 9)
    Plunkett trying his best to get the ball as full as he can. Goes past the outside edge again, but only 6% of the balls bowled by England this morning would've hit the stumps.
    7/17/2014 11:32:45 AM
  • Over 21 - India 47-1 (Vijay 24, Pujara 9)
    Couple of drives from Vijay bring a pair of twos. Better length from Stokes despite those runs. But the obligatory back-of-a-length delivery that jags past the outside edge also present and correct.
    7/17/2014 11:36:01 AM
  • [ianbotham] I think bowling too short has been a problem for England throughout the whole summer. Why that is, I don’t know. You want the batsmen feeling for the ball outside off-stump.

    7/17/2014 11:36:37 AM
  • Vijay c Ballance b Plunkett 24

    [wicket]Good ball, fine catch. Vijay looks to work Plunkett into the legside but gets a leading edge that flies to third slip where Ballance takes a sharp, chest-high catch. England needed that.
    7/17/2014 11:38:14 AM
  • WICKET: Vijay is the next to go after another catch from Ballance. India 48-2. #EngvInd

  • [andrewstrauss] Vijay was trying to work it on the leg-side so Ballance wouldn’t have seen much of that. It was an excellent catch.

    7/17/2014 11:39:54 AM
  • Over 22 - India 53-2 (Pujara 9, Kohli 1)
    Virat Kohli the new batsman, and immediately off the mark with a quick single. Plunkett then fires one way down the legside and past the diving Prior for four byes. Harsh on the keeper, who did well to get a fingertip to it.
    7/17/2014 11:41:30 AM
  • Over 23 - India 58-2 (Pujara 10, Kohli 6)
    This Kohli innings could be good fun. Goes after a bit of width from Stokes and slams a glorious drive to the boundary. Great shot, fraught with risk in these conditions.
    7/17/2014 11:45:33 AM
  • Nasser - caught practising his signature?

    7/17/2014 11:45:58 AM
  • Over 24 - India 67-2 (Pujara 10, Kohli 15)
    Yep. Kohli's going to be good fun here. Whips the ball through the legside three times for a two, a three and a four. Which is neat.
    7/17/2014 11:51:00 AM
  • Over 25 - India 71-2 (Pujara 10, Kohli 19)
    Four more to Kohli as he drives a low full-toss straight back past Stokes for four. Half an appeal for leg-before from the last ball of the over, but the bounce was taking the ball way over leg stump.
    7/17/2014 11:54:15 AM
  • Here's a look at Liam Plunkett's bowling so far this morning. #EngvInd

  • Over 26 - India 71-2 (Pujara 10, Kohli 19)
    Baffling stuff here, as Plunkett bowls an over of short filth at Pujara from round the wicket. Not sure what he's trying to achieve here. Ball's still doing all sorts for the seamers.
    7/17/2014 11:57:47 AM
  • Over 27 - India 73-2 (Pujara 11, Kohli 20)
    Ah, the over of spin before lunch. One of the game's great traditions. Drop! And it almost works! Kohli nicks the last ball of the session, but Prior shells it to complete another tricky morning for the England keeper.
    7/17/2014 12:01:20 PM
  • Lunch: India 73-2
    [lunch]You'd have to say that's India's session as England failed to take full advantage of helpful conditions and put down a couple of the chances they did create. England just bowled too short again and again on a pitch that helped them throughout but will not be so helpful as things develop.
    7/17/2014 12:03:13 PM
  • [ianbotham] We all think Moeen shouldn’t have been bowling that final over but that was a regulation chance. That third wicket would have been a massive bonus. It has been India’s morning.

    7/17/2014 12:03:17 PM
  • Coming up... don't miss our lunchtime feature, 'Where are the spinners?' On SS2 now. #EngvInd

    7/17/2014 12:19:14 PM
  • Bumble's lunchtime verdict...

    7/17/2014 12:23:50 PM
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