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England v India, Second Test

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  • Over 74 - India 189-7 (Rahane 54, Kumar 18)
    From 145-7 England have let their position of dominance slip a little. They are still handily-placed but would have secretly hoped to be batting by now. India bat deep, as shown at Trent Bridge, and Kumar works Stokes, on in place of Broad, through midwicket for another boundary. New ball due in six overs
    7/17/2014 4:14:25 PM
  • Over 75 - India 196-7 (Rahane 61, Kumar 18)
    Rahane fights fire with fire by taking on the hook shot against Plunkett, who continues with his short ball ploy. He adds two and then hooks four when Root, diving athletically on the square-leg boundary, can't quite haul the ball in. Seven off the over and the teams take drinks with India closing in on 200, a total which looked unlikely around an hour ago
    7/17/2014 4:18:40 PM
  • Rahane acknowledges the crowd's applause for his half-century

    7/17/2014 4:22:12 PM
  • Over 76 - India 203-7 (Rahane 64, Kumar 22)
    The 200 comes up for India as Rahane blocks the ball past Stokes for three before Kumar deliciously steers a full, wide delivery past gully and away for four.
    7/17/2014 4:24:59 PM
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  • Over 77 - India 208-7 (Rahane 69, Kumar 22)
    Plunkett continues with his round-the-wicket-obvious-bouncer tactic. It's not really working. Rahane watches a couple sail harmlessly by, then smacks one for four despite three men stationed on the legside boundary to try and prevent the boundary.
    7/17/2014 4:28:41 PM
  • Over 78 - India 209-7 (Rahane 70, Kumar 22)
    Unlike Plunkett, Stokes' plan seems to involve bowling an aggressive full length targeting the off stump and outside edge. Think it's a better plan all told. New ball two overs away.
    7/17/2014 4:32:41 PM
  • Over 79 - India 215-7 (Rahane 74, Kumar 24)
    Moeen back for what is presumably a one-over-before-the-new-ball spell. Milked for ones and twos pretty easily by this well-set pair.
    7/17/2014 4:35:53 PM
  • Over 80 - India 223-7 (Rahane 74, Kumar 28)
    Frustration for Stokes as Kumar edges the ball wide of the slips and away for four before the next ball flies way down the legside and away for four byes. Harsh on Prior, who had no price there.
    7/17/2014 4:39:44 PM
  • England take the new ball hoping to end India's highest 8th wicket stand @HomeOfCricket : bit.ly/1t7w5mQ http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BswpXrVCQAMKsMF.jpg

  • Over 81 - India 227-7 (Rahane 78, Kumar 28)
    India scored 52-0 in the last 10 overs of the old ball. No real change with the new one, Rahane utterly untroubled by Anderson and helping himself to four with a classy drive down the ground as the bowler overpitches.
    7/17/2014 4:44:25 PM
  • Kumar b Broad 36

    [wicket]New ball does the business for Broad as Kumar plays back to one that keeps low and makes a mess of his stumps. A fine partnership, bolstered by two Kumar boundaries in the over before his dismissal, comes to an end having added 90 potentially priceless runs in what looks like it could be a fairly low-scoring game.
    7/17/2014 4:49:32 PM
  • Over 82 - India 235-8 (Rahane 78)
    Cracking partnership that for India, against some indifferent England bowling.
    7/17/2014 4:50:50 PM
  • WICKET! Broad gets one through the gate of Kumar who goes for 36. India 235-8. bit.ly/1t7w5mQ #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BswrujICUAAcJ74.jpg

  • [ianbotham] England needed to break this partnership and they have. It might have kept a tad low but he should have been playing forward.

    7/17/2014 4:51:19 PM
  • Over 83 - India 246-8 (Rahane 89, Shami 0)
    Wonderful batting from Rahane, flicking Anderson to the fine-leg fence for four and then hitting a gorgeous check-drive for six into the members and then taking a single from the last ball of the over to keep the strike.
    7/17/2014 4:54:52 PM
  • Over 84 - India 257-8 (Rahane 90, Shami 4)
    Rahane works Broad into the legside and thinks there might be two. Good work from Anderson keeps him to a single that exposes new batsman Shami. No problem, though, as he promptly flicks his first ball to the square-leg fence for four to bring up the 250. Another legside delivery leaves Prior grasping at thin air, adding four byes to the total, and Shami chips the last ball of the over past cover-point for two. Damage for England in the last 90 minutes.
    7/17/2014 4:59:44 PM
  • Over 85 - India 265-8 (Rahane 98, Shami 4)
    Rahane playing an absolute gem of an innings here. Patient in the early stages, but he's scored at better than a run a ball since reaching 50. Heaves Anderson away for two legside boundaries to reach 98.
    7/17/2014 5:04:21 PM
  • Over 86 - India 271-8 (Rahane 99, Shami 9)
    Some slumped shoulders from England as Shami calmly knocks the first ball of the over into the legside for a single to get Rahane back on strike. Big appeal for leg-before from Broad - to be fair, all leg-before appeals from Broad are quite big - but it's going over the top. Rahane works the next ball down to fine-leg and scampers the first one in the hope of getting back to complete his century but wisely decides not to take on Plunkett's arm. One ball for Shami to survive, which he does by absolutely smashing the ball through mid-off for four.
    7/17/2014 5:08:21 PM
  • CENTURY! Superb innings from Ajinkya Rahane @HomeOfCricket means India are now 275-8. bit.ly/1t7w5mQ #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BswwPO-CUAIxYsk.jpg

  • Athers and Bumble commentate on the moment Rahane reaches his hundred.

    7/17/2014 5:11:33 PM
  • Rahane c&b Anderson 103

    [wicket]Rahane completes a brilliant century but falls two balls later to a ridiculous one-handed return catch by Anderson from a firm drive. Great innings comes to an astonishing end. Rahane's got India into this match with that effort.
    7/17/2014 5:12:29 PM
  • WICKET! Rahane's innings is over after Anderson snaffles a brilliant catch! 275-9. bit.ly/1t7w5mQ #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BswwshiCcAAs-lV.jpg

  • Great to see @warne888 and @BumbleCricket in action this afternoon at Lords. Very proud to work for @skysports http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BswwypiIEAAxvYZ.jpg

  • Over 87 - India 276-9 (Shami 11, Ishant 1)
    Ishant Sharma survives the last two balls of the over. Significantly, that means Alastair Cook does not have to bat tonight whatever happens now.
    7/17/2014 5:15:41 PM
  • Over 88 - India 280-9 (Shami 12, Ishant 4)
    The field is spread for some reason, despite numbers 10 and 11 being at the crease, so Ishant and Shami accept some of the ones and twos on offer. Last ball of Broad's over finds the outside edge of Ishant's bat but lands short of Bell at second slip.
    7/17/2014 5:19:16 PM
  • Over 89 - India 281-9 (Shami 13, Ishant 4)
    Interesting field, this. Three slips, five men on the boundary. With Mohammed Shami on strike. Half an appeal for caught behind, but it's not particularly convincing and Kumar Dharmasena says not out. But Hot Spot and Hawk-Eye both indicate a little inside edge on to the pad.
    7/17/2014 5:25:17 PM
  • The perfect finish to an intriguing day's play - a selfie with Nasser! India close on 290-9 #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bsw0TnpIgAECgG2.jpg

  • Over 90 - India 290-9 (Shami 14, Ishant 12)
    Ishant plays for the close by having a couple of swipes at Broad, the first of which sails to the third-man boundary and the second to the fine-leg fence. Intriguing day's play, and one that belongs to India as England - not for the first time - utterly lost the plot once nine, 10 and 11 were involved.
    7/17/2014 5:29:43 PM
  • STUMPS on day one and India finish on 290-9 after a superb fightback from Rahane. bit.ly/1t7w5mQ #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bsw03fPCcAAdXN_.jpg

  • Plenty more to come on SS2 tonight, starting with highlights at 8pm followed by The Verdict at 9pm. #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bsw6wMhIQAAa95O.jpg

  • Join us for day two of #EngvInd from 10am on SS2 tmrw, followed by Kent v Somerset in @NatWestT20Blast from 6.45pm.
  • David Lloyd blames England's poor bowling for allowing India to escape on day one of second Test. goo.gl/uFYOhW
  • PODCAST: Andrew Strauss says England have missed a gilt-edged opportunity to grab this game by the scruff of the neck goo.gl/MQd9Du
  • WATCH: England were held up by Rahane's second Test century as India closed day one of the second Test on 290-9. youtube.com/watch?v=vrrLfg…
  • In bed & can't decide to watch Wedding Crashes or Lara Croft Tomb Raider ? Exciting day of Test Cricket lay ahead tmrw, India's day today !
  • Met @KayBurley today.......Now we're talking !!!
  • Thought Rahane played a wonderful innings today...and an impressive chap , too
  • DAY TWO - INDIA TO RESUME ON 290-9

    Bumble's late night Tweet echoes the thoughts of many after the opening day here at Lord's. Last night's thunderstorms have been and gone and we're all set for what weather experts tell us will be a 'scorcher' at HQ - with temperatures potentially rising up to 32 degrees.
    7/18/2014 7:01:31 AM
  • TAIL OF DAY ONE
    Two questions stand out this morning - how long will it take England to claim the one wicket that eludes them and, once that is achieved, how will Alastair Cook fare with the bat? As we saw at Trent Bridge, large last-wicket partnerships are very much a la mode but surely not on pitches as seamer-friendly as this?!
    7/18/2014 7:03:47 AM
  • Mopping up after last night's heavy rain is all but done & we're set for a scorcher! Join us at 10am SS2. #EngvInd D2 http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BszyZVmIcAAp-R9.jpg

  • Day 1 at lords ! Looked like a pie floater from Adelaide....
    Will give you a day 2 pick soon instagram.com

  • Lovely spread for those lucky enough to be taking breakfast in the Nursery Ground pavilion this morning. Dig in!

    7/18/2014 7:47:07 AM
  • Louis van Gaal - I'm here to finish first, not fourth, plus Shane Warne phones Alastair Cook to clear the air
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