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England v India, Second Test

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  • Scorcher? This must be blowing through...

    7/18/2014 7:57:20 AM
  • Hard-working Nasser has done his prep and is ready to go live on @SkySportsNews in a minute! #EngvInd

    One man has a near-monopoly on images in this morning's papers - which are pretty scathing of England's opening-day efforts - and he isn't Rahane...
    7/18/2014 8:16:08 AM
  • James Cam-derson...

    7/18/2014 8:16:42 AM
  • While John Etheridge in The Sun is quick to praise the endeavours of James Anderson, who will be up on the honours board again at Lord's if he picks up India's final wicket, like many he questions England's overall plans...

    After a better day at Trent Bridge, Cook had a poor day with some conservative fields and frequently asking an out-of-sorts Liam Plunkett to bombard batsmen from around the wicket. Cook cannot be blamed for his bowlers landing the ball too short – unless he gave them bad instructions, of course."

    7/18/2014 8:27:25 AM
  • Stephen Brenkley, writing in the Independent, playfully suggests there might have been a hidden agenda… and does praise Rahane...

    Perhaps it was their way of peacekeeping with India in a series that threatens to be spicier than phall. Give them some innocuous stuff they could leave at will and we can all be pals together again. Rahane played serenely, left well alone when he could and declined to be overawed by the occasion."

    7/18/2014 8:28:40 AM
  • Alastair Cook strides purposely to nets, one Indian wicket away from his next Test innings. Build-up begins 10am, SS2

    If, for some reason, you missed last night's show, Ravi Shastri was fulsome in his praise of Rahane and India's tail. Here's a brief taster...

    7/18/2014 8:38:32 AM
  • NASSER'S VERDICT - there may be trouble ahead...

    [nasserhussain] Bhuveneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma will not be bowling anything short. He’ll be testing out the technique of England’s openers, that is for certain. The pitch is not as green as it was yesterday but I still expect it to do a bit. The England captain is out of nick – England were 200-7 in the last game on a flat pitch at Trent Bridge. England could have won this Test match yesterday but they really missed that opportunity. India are well and truly still in this game.

    7/18/2014 8:43:37 AM
  • Join David and the team from 10am on SS2 & follow the build-up to D2 on our match-day blog:…

  • Nasser loves a novelty jacket stand. Improviser.

    7/18/2014 9:09:00 AM
  • Day 2 at Lords !!!! Still green & very humid too.....

    [betting] After a disappointing opening day England are now even money to extend their excellent home record against India at Lord's. Check out the latest odds now.
    7/18/2014 9:14:57 AM
  • End-to-end action as India warm up with a lengthy game of football...

    7/18/2014 9:29:05 AM
    [betting] Sir Ian Botham is backing Joe Root to shine for England with the bat in the first innings of the 2nd Test so we've Price Boosted him from 9/2 to 5/1.
    "It's got to be Joe for me. He played superbly last week and is the man in form."

    7/18/2014 9:30:00 AM
  • .@shanewarne , Athers & Nass talk tactics & tail-end resistance. Nice @StuartBroad8 photobomb! #engvind

  • Liam Plunkett is having a lengthy warm-up, bowling on one of the side pitches while the rest of the team prepare in the pavilion.
    7/18/2014 9:50:04 AM
  • Athers' pre-play verdict at Costa del Lord's.

    7/18/2014 9:58:37 AM
  • The players are out, James Anderson has the ball. All the action from day two of #EngvInd is live on Sky Sports 2:

    7/18/2014 9:59:35 AM
  • D1 PODCAST: Andrew Strauss reviews the opening day at Lord's on the Sky Cricket podcast
    7/18/2014 10:00:10 AM
  • Over 91 - India 295-9 (Shami 19, Ishant 12)
    Anderson, one wicket away from a fifth Lord's five-for (easier to type than say), starts the second morning. Shami signals plenty of early intent, stepping away to leg and swinging hard, fortunate to see an inside edge evade the stumps and race for four. A good old fashioned Chinese cut! Needless to say Anderson is not amused. A single follows. Five off the over
    7/18/2014 10:05:57 AM
  • That didn't take long! England have their wicket, and will be back out to bat soon: #EngvInd

  • [andrewstrauss] It was a loose shot – the type of shot you expect from a tail-ender. Now the attention turns to England’s batsmen. How will they play in reply?”

    7/18/2014 10:08:03 AM
  • India 295 all out [end-of-innings]
    So it took England just 10 balls to wrap-up the India innings. Stokes finds Shami's edge and ends with 2-40, Anderson 4-60. Time for Cook and co to get to work with the bat...
    7/18/2014 10:08:53 AM
    As England's openers pad up, here's a chance to watch our pre-play interview with James Anderson - including his thoughts on the pitch which England must now contend with.

    7/18/2014 10:09:29 AM
  • TON UP FOR COOK [stats]
    That was Cook's 100th Test match catch, putting him seventh on the list of all-time non wicket-keeper catchers for his country
    7/18/2014 10:12:46 AM
  • And here they come....Cook and Robson to open the batting: #EngvInd

  • Over 1 - England 2-0 (Cook 1, Robson 1)
    We'll find out just how hard this pitch is to bat on now with England replying to India's 295ao. These conditions should suit India's seamers and Kumar is bang on the money in his opening over. Cook tucks a single to midwicket to get off the mark and Robson is then relieved to see an outside edge drop just short of third slip. He played that nicely, with soft hands, to ensure it dropped short. The Middlesex opener then gets off the mark with a single to square-leg. Big test this for England's openers...
    7/18/2014 10:22:57 AM
  • Over 2 - England 2-0 (Cook 1, Robson 1)
    Shami is a touch too short to Robson in his opening over. Plenty of seam movement on offer, but at that length Robson is happy to watch the ball sail by. Maiden
    7/18/2014 10:25:17 AM
  • Great to chat Cubbies, Dodgers and cricket stats with @RahmEmanuel in the commentary box this morning.
  • Over 3 - England 2-0 (Cook 1, Robson 1)
    After five probing inswingers aimed at Cook's pads and stumps, Kumar throws in an away swinger to end the over, but Cook is on his mettle and keeps it out. Andrew Strauss is impressed with his former opening partner's balance in the early stages of what is an important innings for both player and country. Maiden
    7/18/2014 10:29:10 AM
  • Over 4 - England 7-0 (Cook 5, Robson 2)
    Robson breaks a run of 14 dot balls with a single backward of square and then Shami, attacking Cook's stumps, is guilty of bowling too straight to the left-hander, who whips him fine for the first boundary of the innings. I do like a left/right hand opening combo...
    7/18/2014 10:33:07 AM
  • Over 5 - England 7-0 (Cook 5, Robson 2)
    Kumar, just nibbling the ball away from Robson at around 80mph, has settled into a nice rhythm but Robson remains solid on his home patch and confidently plays out another maiden
    7/18/2014 10:37:19 AM
  • Over 6 - England 7-0 (Cook 5, Robson 2)
    Four maidens out of six in the England innings and the 28th of the match. Cook getting in line and negating this rather gentle swing and seam fairly comfortably at the moment. If India's seamers were just a little quicker... Where's that Yadav chap? He'd be handful on here
    7/18/2014 10:43:01 AM
  • Over 7 - England 10-0 (Cook 5, Robson 5)
    Robson pushes Kumar down the ground for three runs, a sign that the England right-hander is gradually getting to grips with the pace of this pitch. Still slow going in these tense and very important early stages of the England reply
    7/18/2014 10:44:53 AM
  • Over 8 - England 14-0 (Cook 6, Robson 8)
    Cook and Robson rotate the strike well in Shami's latest over, disturbing mainly his line but also his length. Robson works two through backward square-leg and then pinches a single to cover. Cook follows his lead with a sharp single to point and it's so far so good for England at Lord's
    7/18/2014 10:49:29 AM
  • Over 9 - England 18-0 (Cook 10, Robson 8)
    I'd have been tempted to bowl Ishant by now but Dhoni perseveres with his openers. Cook moves into double figures with a well timed flick off his hip through midwicket for four. He loves it there and Kumar looks annoyed with himself. Just that boundary off the ninth over
    7/18/2014 10:53:52 AM
  • Over 10 - England 22-0 (Cook 10, Robson 12) [dropped-catch]
    Drop! Hero with the bat, villain in the field, Rahane drops a dolly at second slip to hand Robson a life. It came at a perfect height after Shami had found the edge but Rahane let the ball slip from his grasp. To rub salt into the wounds of the bowler, Robson then clips the next ball for four through square-leg
    7/18/2014 10:57:20 AM
  • WICKET! Cook isn't as lucky though, as Dhoni takes a smart catch. The captain departs for 10 runs: #EngvInd

  • Bell ct Jadeja bld Kumar 16 [wicket]

    Kumar gets the ball to cut in and bounce sharply to catch Bell's glove and loop to Jadeja, who takes a simple catch in the slips. Bell walks off baffled, he was looking to leave that. England in a spot of bother

    7/18/2014 10:58:54 AM
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