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England v India, Second Test

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  • Definitely a lazy afternoon feel around the ground...

    7/18/2014 2:33:24 PM
  • Over 51 - England 122-4 (Ballance 49, Moeen 5)
    Moeen breaks the pattern. Ballance gets his single, thick inside-edging Jadeja past short-leg, but Moeen gets a single of his own.
    7/18/2014 2:36:09 PM
  • Over 52 - England 124-4 (Ballance 50, Moeen 6)
    [50]Ballance completes a fine half-century off the part-time spin of Vijay. Opts to keep his shirt on during the celebrations. Saving that one for the century, perhaps.
    7/18/2014 2:38:35 PM
  • My word. Not much you can say about that...
    7/18/2014 2:38:40 PM
  • [shanewarne] What he should do now is rip his shirt off and say, you beauty!”

    7/18/2014 2:39:04 PM
  • Over 53 - England 125-4 (Ballance 51, Moeen 6)
    Ballance and Moeen negotiate the final over of the session without alarm. But it's another decent one for India, winkling out another couple of key wickets.
    7/18/2014 2:41:31 PM
  • We're at tea on day two between #EngvInd . England are 125-4 and Ballance has just reached his half-century:

  • Tea - England 125-4, trail by 170 runs
    [tea]England struggling against some accurate bowling in tricky conditions. Ballance has been excellent, continuing to look the part after moving up to number three. They've got a lot wrong recently, but the selectors deserve credit for that one.
    7/18/2014 2:42:55 PM
  • A quick tea-time catch-up with Bumble...

    7/18/2014 3:01:00 PM
  • The teams are back out. Tantalising session in prospect. Don't miss a ball. SS2.

  • Evening session
    Murali Vijay to bowl the first over after tea...
    7/18/2014 3:02:05 PM
  • Over 54 - England 130-4 (Ballance 56, Moeen 6)
    Vijay, who has only bowled 18 balls in Test cricket before today, seems an odd choice to kick-off the session given the match situation and he fires one onto Ballance's pads for the cost of four runs early in the over. Poor delivery. A single to point ends the first over of the evening session
    7/18/2014 3:07:19 PM
  • Pradeep and Ishant doing their best this summer to bring back the mullet into Test cricket
  • Over 55 - England 134-4 (Ballance 60, Moeen 6)
    A second boundary in as many overs for Ballance, who steers Ishant along the floor through gully and to the rope. Warm applause from the Lord's crowd, who have been basking in the sunshine again in the capital. Just four off the over, England trail by 161
    7/18/2014 3:11:10 PM
  • @ImranKhanPTI : Wasim Akram joins us at Lords.” Great pic ...fabulous cricketers !!!

  • Over 16 - India 42-1 (Vijay 7, Pujara 2)
    Pujara made 28 off 117 balls in the first-innings and would be well-advised to bat with a bit more tempo in this knock. I'll leave my batting advice to Pujara right there, he whips a leg-stump half-volley from Stokes to midwicket and a brilliant diving stop from Root saves four. Two added
    7/19/2014 1:41:18 PM
  • Over 17 - India 46-1 (Vijay 7, Pujara 2)
    Really not convinced by this short-ball tactic from Broad, even more so when a bouncer is so high and wide it evades Prior and sails by for four byes! Harsh on Prior. Time for drinks and perhaps England to revise their plans?
    7/19/2014 1:45:15 PM
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    7/19/2014 1:49:41 PM
  • Over 18 - India 52-1 (Vijay 8, Pujara 6)
    Stokes continues after the refreshments. Pujara drives through the covers for his first boundary in fine style, eased it between the fielders.
    7/19/2014 1:53:07 PM
  • Over 19 - India 56-1 (Vijay 12, Pujara 6)
    Broad beats Vijay outside off-stump with a bit of extra bounce. No need to be playing at that. Vijay collects four later in the over with a leg-glance as Broad gets one to swing towards his pads.
    7/19/2014 1:58:06 PM
  • Plunkett into the attack for the first time.
    7/19/2014 1:59:27 PM
  • 7/19/2014 2:00:52 PM
  • Over 20 - India 60-1 (Vijay 12, Pujara 10)
    Plunkett's second ball is cut late and fine by Pujara for four. Excellent shot, there was not much wrong with the delivery. Pujara content to play out the rest of the over in defensive mode.
    7/19/2014 2:02:54 PM
  • Time for a touch of autograph signing before Straussy begins his next comms stint at 10 past...

    7/19/2014 2:04:16 PM
  • Over 21 - India 64-1 (Vijay 13, Pujara 13)
    Broad is now into his 84th over of the series already. Vijay collects a drop-and-run single to cover point to rotate the strike. Pujara is timing it well today, pushing down the ground for three.
    7/19/2014 2:07:58 PM
  • Over 22 - India 64-1 (Vijay 13, Pujara 13)
    Plunkett is generating some nice shape, swinging it away from the right-handers. His pace is down quite a bit, around 81-82 mph during a maiden to Pujara.
    7/19/2014 2:11:01 PM
  • England try some spin now. Moeen comes on. Will it turn?
    7/19/2014 2:12:29 PM
  • Over 23 - India 65-1 (Vijay 14, Pujara 13)
    Not much turn during a quiet first over from Moeen. Vijay bumps a full toss back down the ground for a single.
    7/19/2014 2:15:04 PM
  • Over 24 - India 65-1 (Vijay 14, Pujara 13)
    Two slips and a gully in place as Plunkett focuses on line-and-length. Vijay happy to leave alone outside off-stump where possible during a maiden.
    7/19/2014 2:18:41 PM
  • England turn to some spin now. Moeen Ali comes on. Will it turn?

  • Over 25 - India 66-1 (Vijay 14, Pujara 14)
    Moeen has a slip and short midwicket, the rest of the field is spread far and wide. Pujara steals a single behind square on the off side from the final delivery
    7/19/2014 2:22:14 PM
  • May the best man win... but who did? We'll show you tmrw with some 'real' good action. #EngvInd

  • Over 26 - India 74-1 (Vijay 14, Pujara 22)
    Plunkett is punished by Pujara for a couple of poor deliveries, both disappearing for four. The first is down the leg side and helped on its way, the second is wide and full outside off-stump and driven the covers.
    7/19/2014 2:25:17 PM
  • Over 27 - India 77-1 (Vijay 16, Pujara 23)
    Both batsmen are happy to use their feet to Moeen. Three singles in the over, all on the leg side.
    7/19/2014 2:28:05 PM
  • Anderson is back on for a pre-tea burst. Probably two overs.
    7/19/2014 2:29:20 PM
  • Over 28 - India 77-1 (Vijay 16, Pujara 23)
    Vijay plays out a maiden from Anderson in defensive fashion. He's scored 16 off 78 balls so far. India lead by 53.
    7/19/2014 2:32:59 PM
  • Over 73 - India 196-4 (Vijay 80, Dhoni 14) - Lead of 172
    Shot! Vijay moves into the 80s with a crunching cover drive for four off Stokes, on in place of Anderson. Glorious shot. India inching closer to a lead of 200
    7/20/2014 10:44:26 AM
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    7/20/2014 10:45:14 AM
  • Over 74 - India 199-4 (Vijay 81, Dhoni 16) - Lead of 175
    Close! Dhoni almost nicks Plunkett behind when on the cut. He would have been kicking himself all the way back to the pavilion had he edged that. Three singles added to the total
    7/20/2014 10:48:56 AM
  • [shanewarne] I think Alastair Cook has done a lot better in this second innings – he’s been a lot more patient and the bowlers have backed him up.”

    7/20/2014 10:49:38 AM
  • Over 75 - India 202-4 (Vijay 81, Dhoni 19) - Lead of 178
    Brilliant running from Dhoni to turn one into two. England caught napping a little there and the India captain comes back comfortably for a second run when tucking Stokes off his hip. India move past 200
    7/20/2014 10:53:03 AM
  • WICKET! Dhoni is the man to go, Ian Bell with the smart catch: India 202 - 5: #EngvInd

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