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England v India, Second Test

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  • Over 100 - India 338-8 (Kumar 48, Shami 0) - Lead of 314
    A muted celebration from Cook, who knows that knock from Jadeja has tilted the balance of the match in India's favour. Nevertheless, England are not out of this completely. Brilliant effort from Jadeja, who is given a warm ovation as he returns to the pavilion. Shami joins Kumar, who frees his arms final ball and edges Stokes high over gully for four more. Still no Third Man...
    7/20/2014 1:44:47 PM
  • Kumar ct Bell bld Stokes 52 [wicket]

    Stokes polishes off the India innings by finding Kumar's edge, Bell claiming a comfortable slip catch
    7/20/2014 1:46:14 PM
  • [davidlloyd] This is the thinnest of nicks – you can just about see it on Hotspot and there was a noise.”

    7/20/2014 1:48:07 PM
  • WICKET: No heroics from Shami today, he edges one to Prior off Ali. India well in command though. #EngvInd

  • Over 101 - India 338-9 (Kumar 48, Ishant 0) - Lead of 314
    Very well bowled Mo. He's looked a proper off-spinner in this Test. A wicket-maiden
    7/20/2014 1:49:37 PM
  • Feathered through...

    7/20/2014 1:49:40 PM
  • 50! Kumar smashes one back over the bowler's head to bring up a wonderfully crafted half-ton. The tail wags again.

  • Over 102 - India 342-9 (Kumar 52, Ishant 0) - Lead of 318 [50]
    50 for Kumar! He's in the form of his life with both bat and ball. Back-to-back 50s at Trent Bridge, as well as a five-for, six wickets here at Lord's and another 50. Superb knock. He gets there off 65 balls with an eighth boundary, smacking Stokes over mid-on with disdain
    7/20/2014 1:54:29 PM
  • Over 103 - India 342-9 (Kumar 52, Ishant 0) - Lead of 318
    Moeen races through a maiden to Ishant, who is happy to block it out and let Kumar cut loose at the other end
    7/20/2014 1:56:05 PM
  • ALL OUT! Stokes clears up the innings to dismiss Kumar as India set England 319 runs to win.

  • India 342 all out [end-of-innings]
    So, England need 319 to win. Their body language suggests they're not happy, mainly because of a 99-run partnership between Jadeja (68) and Kumar (52) for the eighth wicket. Stay with us for the run-chase! Big knock for Cook coming up...
    7/20/2014 1:59:21 PM
  • [davidlloyd] India will be really happy with their scorecard. Plenty of resistance down the bottom. England will need to play very, very well – there is bound to be something in this pitch.

    7/20/2014 1:59:49 PM
  • JOURNEY TO THE MIDDLE - Here's a taste of what it's like to be Cook and Robson (or Gilchrist) heading out to bat at Lord's... Footage from the MCC v Rest of World game.

    7/20/2014 2:03:02 PM
  • All eyes on are on the skipper as he skips out to the crease. Needs a big one. Find out how he does on SS2 #EngvInd

  • 7/20/2014 2:06:26 PM
  • Over 1 - England 0-0 (Robson 0, Cook 0)
    Cook skips out to the middle, keen to get his feet moving. Robson, interestingly, takes the first ball, though, and plays out a maiden from Kumar. Just gentle away swing, nothing more, nothing less. The bookies can barely split England and India at this stage. Where's your money?
    7/20/2014 2:10:55 PM
  • [benedictbermange] Alastair Cook needs 42 runs to go past Kevin Pietersen into fourth place and 92 runs to go past David Gower into third place among England’s leading run-scorers.”

    7/20/2014 2:11:07 PM
  • MS Dhoni is up, appealing for catch behind on Cook. Umpire shakes his head. Correct call.

  • Over 2 - England 4-0 (Robson 0, Cook 4)
    Cook's up and running with a boundary! Short and wide from Shami and Cook gets his beloved cut shot away through the covers and to the rope. An appeal for caught behind ends the over, it was a cracking delivery, but it didn't catch the edge. A wry smile from Cook back at Dhoni and the slip cordon
    7/20/2014 2:15:36 PM
  • [benedictbermange] Bhuvneshwar Kumar is just the second bowler since 1973 to take at least five wickets in his first two Test innings in England. Muttiah Muralitharan is the other, achieving the feat three times between 1998 and 2002.

    7/20/2014 2:16:07 PM
  • Over 3 - England 5-0 (Robson 1, Cook 4)
    Robson almost beaten by a roller! That didn't get up at all and had it been on the stumps would have cleaned up the Middlesex man. He regroups and tucks a single to long leg to get off the mark
    7/20/2014 2:20:02 PM
  • Over 4 - England 10-0 (Robson 6, Cook 4)
    Lovely shot from Robson. Shami drifts into his pads and he times it sweetly through midwicket all the way for four. A single keeps him on strike
    7/20/2014 2:23:50 PM
  • Over 5 - England 11-0 (Robson 7, Cook 4)
    Robson dominating the early strike here and collects a single final ball off Kumar. Cook won't mind sitting on his bat at the other end with tea 15 minutes away
    7/20/2014 2:26:54 PM

    7/20/2014 2:30:42 PM
  • Over 6 - England 12-0 (Robson 7, Cook 4)
    Ishant replaces Shami, who was given just two overs from Dhoni. Ruthless captaincy. Not enough deliveries aimed at the stumps and just a leg-bye collected
    7/20/2014 2:32:14 PM
  • WICKET! Masterstroke by Dhoni bringing in Jadeja. He strikes with his first ball! Robson gone LBW! England 12/1.

  • Robson lbw Jadeja 7 [wicket]

    It's Jadeja's day! He strikes first ball. Robson pressed forward and was hit in line according to umpire Dharmasena, who raises the finger after a lengthy appeal
    7/20/2014 2:34:06 PM
  • Over 7 - England 18-1 (Cook 5, Ballance 1)
    The double change pays dividends for Dhoni. That was a marginal call on Robson, who trudges back to the changing room. Ballance joins Cook in the middle and gets off the mark with a single before diverting a spinning delivery from Jadeja off his thigh pad for four leg-byes
    7/20/2014 2:37:43 PM
  • Ballance was a man in demand this morning!

    7/20/2014 2:37:58 PM
  • Over 8 - England 18-1 (Cook 5, Ballance 1)
    Ishant sends down a maiden to Cook, who pokes at the final ball and so nearly gets a feather behind
    7/20/2014 2:40:52 PM
  • TEA [tea]
    India need nine more wickets, England 301 further runs. Time for another break
    7/20/2014 2:41:55 PM
  • TEA: England get through to the break without losing any more men. They need 301 more to win.

  • CLUB LIFE IN ITALY - PART TWO... some tea-time viewing

    7/20/2014 2:45:55 PM
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    7/20/2014 2:50:59 PM
  • Bumble gives his verdict on that Robson lbw - and explains why Lord's teas are a crust above the rest.

    7/20/2014 2:54:17 PM
  • [ianbotham] This is going to be very, very tough for England – it is going to be India’s game to lose. Jadeja is going to cause all sorts of problems to England’s six left-handers and the seamers will be allowed to merrily go along at the other end in four or five over bursts and keep the pressure on England.

    7/20/2014 2:57:09 PM
  • Over 9 - England 18-1 (Cook 5, Ballance 1)
    Jadeja continues after tea, over-the-wicket to the left-handed Ballance with a slip and three close catchers on the leg side. There is big turn for the left-arm spinner as Ballance plays out a maiden in watchful fashion.
    7/20/2014 3:01:26 PM
  • Over 10 - England 18-1 (Cook 5, Ballance 1)
    Two maidens since tea. Kumar doesn't make Cook play at half of his six deliveries.
    7/20/2014 3:06:17 PM
  • [benedictbermange] No Indian bowler has ever taken more than eight wickets in a Lord’s Test. Here are the best match figures for India at the ground: Kapil Dev 8-168, 1982; RP Singh 7-117, 2007; Venkatesh Prasad 7-130, 1996; Ladha Amar Singh 6-71, 1936; S Venkataraghavan 6-96, 1971.

    7/20/2014 3:06:44 PM
  • Over 11 - England 21-1 (Cook 6, Ballance 3)
    Both left-handers are able to play with the turn from Jadeja and pick up singles - three in total, two of them for Ballance - during the over.
    7/20/2014 3:09:16 PM
  • Over 12 - England 29-1 (Cook 6, Ballance 7)
    Ballance cuts the first boundary since tea, taking advantage of a short, wide offering from Kumar. The next delivery also disappears for four in leg-byes via Ballance's thigh pad.
    7/20/2014 3:12:04 PM
  • Fittingly Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter drop in to the comms box as the drama intensifies out in the middle... 32-1

  • Over 13 - England 32-1 (Cook 7, Ballance 9)
    Jadeja is picked off for more runs on the leg side, prompting a switch to round-the-wicket.
    7/20/2014 3:14:45 PM
  • Over 14 - England 36-1 (Cook 11, Ballance 9)
    Cook punches down the ground for four off the back foot, just beating Vijay's chase from mid-off. Kumar is given an official warning for running on the pitch later in the over.
    7/20/2014 3:18:33 PM
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