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England v India, Second Test

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  • Dhoni ct Bell bld Plunkett 19 [wicket]

    A beauty from Plunkett and a fine catch from Bell at second slip. Dhoni done on and around off stump yet again, the ball just leaves him off the pitch and he edges to Bell
    7/20/2014 10:54:21 AM
  • [shanewarne] You just sense that Dhoni went into his shell – maybe went too defensive. It was a full delivery and a good catch from bell; he was nice and relaxed and let the ball come to him.

    7/20/2014 10:56:17 AM
  • At last ...good length ball catches Dhoni on the crease WICKET #nobrainer
  • Over 76 - India 202-5 (Vijay 81, Binny 0) - Lead of 178
    A huge wicket for England, not only because it was Dhoni, but also because the new ball is around the corner. A change in the batting order from India as Binny comes in ahead of Jadeja. He plays out the rest of Plunkett's over without alarm and a diving stop from Anderson at mid-on prevents him getting off the mark
    7/20/2014 11:00:13 AM
  • WICKET! Binny departs for 0, as the captain makes a fine catch: India 203 - 6: #EngvInd

  • Binny ct Cook bld Ali 0 [wicket]

    What a catch! Cook runs back and superbly takes a skier after a woeful shot from Binny, who came down the pitch and hit Ali straight up. Great bowling change, great catch
    7/20/2014 11:02:27 AM
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    7/20/2014 11:05:18 AM
  • Over 77 - India 203-6 (Vijay 82, Jadeja 0) - Lead of 179
    Brainless from Binny, brilliant from Cook. Two quick wickets for England and Jadeja is now in alongside Vijay, who has plenty resting on his shoulders now
    7/20/2014 11:06:12 AM
  • [andrewstrauss] Binny got nowhere near the pitch. It was good tactics from England. Cook kept his men up and forced him to play the big shot and it was an excellent catch by Cook running back."

    7/20/2014 11:06:33 AM
  • Another angle of the Cook catch. Stunning effort from the England captain: #EngvInd

  • Vijay's wagonwheel on the iPad app - nearly 60 per cent of runs coming on the leg-side.

    7/20/2014 11:11:42 AM
  • Over 79 - India 217-6 (Vijay 88, Jadeja 8) - Lead of 193
    India are trying to put their foot down before the arrival of the second new ball but Jadeja almost perishes in pursuit of quick runs. After whipping a full toss from Ali through midwicket for four, he then skips down the pitch a skews over point. Stumped and caught were both likely outcomes but in the end Jadeja picks up three runs. 12 off the over
    7/20/2014 11:15:32 AM
  • Over 80 - India 225-6 (Vijay 91, Jadeja 13) - Lead of 201
    India's lead moves past 200 with eight more runs taken off Plunkett. A Vijay leading edge almost results in a return catch but in the end brings him three down to long-on and Jadeja then drives on the up through extra cover for four. Anderson, who gave chase in vain, now has his hands on the new ball...
    7/20/2014 11:20:14 AM
  • [benedictbermange] Only three sides have successfully chased more than 200 to win a Test Match at Lord’s. They are: WI 344-1 v Eng, 1984; Eng 282-3 v NZ, 2004; Eng 218-3 v NZ, 1965

    7/20/2014 11:20:29 AM
  • Over 81 - India 228-6 (Vijay 92, Jadeja 15) - Lead of 204
    Anderson to Jadeja... Plenty of spice in this battle. Jadeja, remarkably, charges his first ball against the new ball and whips two through square-leg. Extraordinary shot. He's shown plenty of attacking intent since coming to the crease and we could be in for an entertaining passage of play here
    7/20/2014 11:25:26 AM
  • Over 82 - India 235-6 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 19) - Lead of 211
    I wonder if Cook was tempted to hand Plunkett the new ball alongside Anderson. Broad has been off the boil in this match and starts poorly again here. A floaty half-volley is driven for three by Vijay and Jadeja then flicks a leg-side delivery fine to the fence
    7/20/2014 11:31:05 AM
  • WICKET! The face says it all. Vijay departs for 95, Anderson with the wicket. The Lord's crowd acknowledge his effort

  • Vijay ct Prior bld Anderson 95 [wicket]

    Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy! Anderson produces a pearler to dismiss Vijay for 95. A vital breakthrough. Shaping away, taking the edge, Prior doing the rest
    7/20/2014 11:33:14 AM

    Gower and Strauss commentate on Vijay's dismissal.

    7/20/2014 11:36:08 AM
  • [andrewstrauss] Poor old Vijay. Maybe he wanted to feel bat on ball so close to a hundred. You could see what the wicket meant to Anderson and you can see what it meant to Vijay.

    7/20/2014 11:37:31 AM
  • Over 83 - India 235-7 (Jadeja 19, Kumar 0) - Lead of 211
    It was going to take something special to remove Vijay and Anderson was once again the man to produce the goods. Kumar now in and almost out, Anderson beating him with another dangerous away swinger
    7/20/2014 11:37:47 AM

    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
  • [bad-light]The umpires have taken a light reading. It's overcast and quite dark. Vijay is coming on at the Nursery End. He bowls off-spin.
    7/20/2014 3:18:57 PM
  • Over 15 - England 42-1 (Cook 14, Ballance 12)
    Vijay is operating from round-the-wicket to the left-handers. Ballance stretches forward to his first delivery and edges it down and out of the reach of slip for three runs. Cook also collects three later in the over, cut away behind square on the off side.
    7/20/2014 3:22:34 PM
  • Jadeja's switched ends. The floodlights are on.
    7/20/2014 3:23:30 PM
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