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England v India, Second Test

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  • Over 51 - India 128-6 (Rahane 21, Binny 0)
    Binny the new batsman. Showed he can bat in the first Test, but these conditions are very different.
    7/17/2014 2:27:30 PM
  • Over 52 - India 128-6 (Rahane 21, Binny 0)
    Anderson is back into the attack now, albeit with Jadeja not in his sights. Starts the spell with a maiden over that is generally a smidge too far wide of the off stump. Rahane leaving whenever he can.
    7/17/2014 2:32:02 PM
  • Cricket AM re-united - @skysarahjane catches up with @BumbleCricket as India move onto 134-6 off 53 overs. #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BswMS53CMAAbSov.jpg

  • Over 53 - India 134-6 (Rahane 22, Binny 5)
    Good from Binny, charging Moeen and spanking him down the ground for four. India guilty of letting Moeen settle into his work here. Good to see a counter-attack at last.
    7/17/2014 2:34:35 PM
  • [Shanewarne] Swing, swing, swing for Jimmy Anderson. I don’t think there’s anyting wrong with the pitch whatsoever. As soon as you get a pitch like this it’s interesting to watch – you sense anything could happen. The crowd are on their edge of their seats."

    7/17/2014 2:36:26 PM
  • Over 54 - India 138-6 (Rahane 25, Binny 5)
    Good-looking drive from Rahane down the ground, but it's not perfectly timed. Bit low on the bat, and the batsmen have to scamper to get three. Binny hit on the pad by a hooping inswinger that would've missed leg. The batsmen saunter a leg-bye.
    7/17/2014 2:38:08 PM
  • Over 55 - India 140-6 (Rahane 26, Binny 6)
    Binny misses out on a full-toss from Moeen as the afternoon session comes to a close. Much better from England.
    7/17/2014 2:40:53 PM
  • [nasserhussain] Moores will be a lot happier with this session – better plans. They’ve bowled fuller, straighter – good adjustment from the bowlers, Stokes in particular. Moeen Ali has done a job and a pretty good one. India have worked hard, they’ve battled hard. A score of 200 looks a long way off at the moment.

    7/17/2014 2:41:54 PM
  • TEA on day one and a good session for England after picking up four wickets. bit.ly/1t7w5mQ #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BswOOATCIAA9TWl.jpg

  • Tea: India 140-6 [tea]
    Worrying that it took a lunch break to realise their errors, but England's lengths were far, far better in that session and they've been rewarded with four wickets to leave India in a spot of bother at 140-6. Pujara battled hard, Rahane continues to do so, but England will be confident of wrapping this innings up now. Or at least getting them nine down quite quickly.
    7/17/2014 2:42:35 PM
  • Two for Anderson and one apiece for Broad and Moeen leave India 140-6. bit.ly/1t7w5mQ #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BswOaxVCQAEDRO6.jpg

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    7/17/2014 2:47:15 PM
  • Much better from England after lunch ! Bowling coach must of had a few words... Poor this morning !!
  • Bumble is backing England to wrap up India's first innings today - and is getting used to having his picture taken!

    7/17/2014 2:54:40 PM
  • Evening session
    Anderson to start after tea...
    7/17/2014 3:00:11 PM
  • Over 56 - India 142-6 (Rahane 27, Binny 7)
    Big partnership for India, this, and Rahane and Binny trade singles from Anderson's first over back. The tails wagged at Nottingham, will they here at Lord's on a completely different surface?
    7/17/2014 3:04:26 PM
  • INJURY UPDATE
    Liam Plunkett has been off the field receiving treatment on his hamstring but is expected to bowl later this afternoon (if required)
    7/17/2014 3:05:49 PM
  • Over 57 - India 145-6 (Rahane 28, Binny 9)
    Moeen has been mightily impressive so far today, perhaps buoyed by the lengthy bowl he got in the second innings at Trent Bridge last week. Three singles accrued from his eighth over
    7/17/2014 3:08:11 PM
  • WICKET! Seven down for India but hawkeye shows it was going over the top. 145-7. bit.ly/1t7w5mQ #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BswUadYCYAAJXqY.jpg

  • [mikeatherton] This one came back up the hill. The height was the issue and it would have gone over the top so Binny can consider himself very unlucky.

    7/17/2014 3:10:51 PM
  • Over 58 - India 149-7 (Rahane 28, Kumar 4)
    Anderson now has 361 Test wickets to his name but there was an element of fortune in that one with replays showing it was going over the top of middle stump. Binny had to drag himself off the field. Kumar is the new batsman and picks up where he left off in Nottingham with a boundary first ball, clipped sweetly through square-leg
    7/17/2014 3:15:23 PM
  • Over 59 - India 150-7 (Rahane 29, Kumar 4)
    Ali continues and a Rahane single takes India up to 150. The physio charges on to offer Prior more treatment in between overs. Early days but already a couple of injury concerns in the early stages of this whistle-stop series
    7/17/2014 3:17:11 PM
  • Over 60 - India 151-7 (Rahane 29, Kumar 4)
    Plenty of onus on Rahane now but he'll be happy to bat as normal with Kumar, who became just the second Test No 9 to score back-to-back 50s in the last match. Just a single added off Anderson, who continues to probe away on and around off stump
    7/17/2014 3:20:16 PM
  • Over 61 - India 153-7 (Rahane 31, Kumar 5)
    Ali continues economically, conceding just two singles from his 10th over. Few would have predicted him being so involved on day one with the pitch as green as it is...
    7/17/2014 3:23:05 PM
  • Over 62 - India 153-7 (Rahane 31, Kumar 5)
    Stokes replaces Anderson (3-26) and returns with a maiden
    7/17/2014 3:25:57 PM
  • .@StuartBroad8 & @jimmy9 have a joint Test wicket-taking record that stands alongside the giants of the game #engvind http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BswYQU_IAAA2FY3.jpg

  • Over 63 - India 155-7 (Rahane 32, Kumar 6)
    A rather subdued spell of play now as India look to rebuild and England's change bowlers take centre stage. Rahane and Kumar trade singles off Ali, who continues to mix up his pace well
    7/17/2014 3:29:41 PM
  • 7/17/2014 3:30:00 PM
  • Over 64 - India 155-7 (Rahane 32, Kumar 6)
    Stokes has been excellent today and twice comes close to catching Kumar's edge with deliveries from wide of the crease that just hold their line and beat the bat. Not only is Stokes bowling accurately, he's bowling quickly, too. Good to see after his recent fitness issues
    7/17/2014 3:32:58 PM
  • Sandeep Patel sports a must-have bit of kit as the temperature pushes 30 degrees.

    7/17/2014 3:33:24 PM
  • Over 65 - India 161-7 (Rahane 37, Kumar 7)
    Shot! Rahane drives Ali powerfully through extra cover to find the boundary for a fourth time today. Wonderful shot from the India right-hander. With the second new ball just 15 overs away India may well look at upping the ante now. Six runs in total off Ali
    7/17/2014 3:36:36 PM
  • Over 66 - India 161-7 (Rahane 37, Kumar 7)
    Another Stokes maiden which could easily have been a wicket-maiden. Kumar is beaten outside off stump after an ambitious upper-cut the ball before. Definitely a few signs that India are looking to raise the tempo but these bowler-friendly conditions are making it difficult to do so. Plunkett has returned to the field and is warming up...
    7/17/2014 3:40:34 PM
  • Over 67 - India 162-7 (Rahane 38, Kumar 7)
    Rahane whips Ali for a single through square-leg for the only run off Ali's latest over. Broad looks like he's coming back into the attack...
    7/17/2014 3:43:47 PM
  • Over 68 - India 166-7 (Rahane 42, Kumar 7)
    Broad is indeed back, after a two-minute delay tying shoelaces... He's well down on pace here and Rahane pounces on a wide half-volley to pierce extra cover and find the boundary. A stiff comeback over from Broad
    7/17/2014 3:49:01 PM
  • Anti-hotspot technology.

    7/17/2014 3:50:25 PM
  • Over 69 - India 171-7 (Rahane 46, Kumar 8)
    Plunkett returns after some earlier treatment to one of his hamstrings but Rahane is in unsympathetic mood and cuts a short delivery through point for a classy-looking boundary. Rahane looking in fine touch here and England just letting India back into this with the second new ball on the horizon
    7/17/2014 3:53:46 PM
  • Over 70 - India 175-7 (Rahane 46, Kumar 12)
    Kumar joins the boundary trail and takes the partnership up to 30 with a firm push through the covers off Broad. The outfield is lightning quick and Anderson is unable to prevent the boundary going against his new ball partner
    7/17/2014 3:57:41 PM
  • [shanewarne] That’s a very, very important innings – he’s got a good technique and he’s jumped on any bad ball. If he gets any loose stuff, he hits it for four.

    7/17/2014 4:01:39 PM
  • Over 71 - India 183-7 (Rahane 54, Kumar 12) [50]
    50 for Rahane! He has put away the bad balls with aplomb and a few have been sent his way in the last couple of overs. That's his third Test half-century and a valuable one as far as India are concerned. Two boundaries flayed over cover off Plunkett, who was too short and wide in that over. Poor from the Yorkshire paceman
    7/17/2014 4:02:02 PM
  • For all those who say Moeen is not a quality spinner, Daniel Vettori was very average when he started! Give Moeen time I say.
  • Over 72 - India 185-7 (Rahane 54, Kumar 14)
    Much better line from Broad to Kumar, who is almost chopped in half by a short of a length delivery which angles back in past his inside edge and close to the stumps. Two runs are then added via a thick inside edge to square-leg. Plunkett, surprisingly, to continue...
    7/17/2014 4:06:42 PM
  • Over 73 - India 185-7 (Rahane 54, Kumar 14)
    Plunkett alters his operus mondi to a round the wicket short ball barrage with a short-leg and leg gully both in place. It causes Rahane some discomfort and he almost edges through to Prior after a tentative poke outside off stump. Maiden
    7/17/2014 4:10:09 PM
  • The temporary, overflow stands erected alongside the Media Centre especially for this Test are very handily-placed...

    7/17/2014 4:10:17 PM
  • Liam Plunkett's deliveries to right-handers from around the wicket in this series. bit.ly/1t7w5mQ #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BswixHcCUAERKD1.jpg

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