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India vs England 4th Test, Day 2 Highlights: IND end on 43/0, trail by 56 runs

India vs England 4th Test, Day 2 Highlights: England were bowled out for 290 by the visitors, having taken a lead of 99 runs. India will resume the third day on 43/0.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 4, 2021 2:43:19 pm
IND vs ENGIn their second innings, India reached 43/0 at stumps on Friday with Rohit Sharma (20*) and KL Rahul (22*) in the middle. (AP)

India vs England 4th Test, Day 2 Highlights: England began the second day of the ongoing fourth Test at the Oval 138 runs behind with Dawid Malan batting on 26 and nightwatchman Craig Overton on one. Umesh Yadav (3/76) pegged the hosts back with two quick wickets but Ollie Pope (81) and Jonny Bairstow (37) then put on a 89-run counter-attacking partnership to turn the tide. After a half-century by Chris Woakes in the final session, the hosts were bowled out for 290, having taken a lead of 99 runs.

In their second innings, India reached 43/0 at stumps on Friday with Rohit Sharma (20*) and KL Rahul (22*) in the middle.

England bowled out India for 191 before suffering a top-order collapse of their own on a bowler-dominated opening day. The hosts lost their talismanic captain Joe Root in the penultimate over of the day which ended with England at 53/3.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson

Match EndedIndia tour of England, 2021 - 4th Test


290 (84.0) u0026 210 (92.2)


191 (61.3) u0026 466 (148.2)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 4th Test )
India beat England by 157 runs

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India vs England 4th Test, Day 2 Highlights:

23:04 (IST)03 Sep 2021
IND trail by 56 runs at stumps!

A fine second day comes to an end with Rohit (20*) and Rahul (22*) guiding the visitors to a healthy spot. India bounced back with the ball earlier, restricting England to 290. Now, they trail by 56 runs. IND: 43/0 (16 overs)

22:24 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Rohit finds some early rhythm

After crossing 15000 international runs, Rohit (13*) continues to shine! He takes on Anderson and steers his delivery backward of square on the off-side for a boundary. On the other side, Rahul's on 10*. IND: 24/0 (7 overs)

22:03 (IST)03 Sep 2021
IND enjoy bright start!

Rohit provides an early boost to the innings, hitting a streaky four in the second over itself. He takes on Robinson and a thick outside-edge helps the ball race through the slip cordon. Rahul joins in on the act too. IND: 11/0 (2 overs)

21:56 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Rohit, Rahul open for visitors

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are at the crease for India's second innings. James Anderson will open the attack.

21:41 (IST)03 Sep 2021
50 for Woakes - England bowled out for 290 - England lead by 99

The 10th wicket partnership frustrates India and builds England's lead. Woakes scores runs in fountains, he reaches his 50. Off 58 balls. England's lead now crossed 100.

ENG 290/9

21:08 (IST)03 Sep 2021
9th wicket down - ENG lead by 66

Robinson is also out. Jadeja bowls him out. Which brings Anderson out to join Woakes. 

England's lead now 66 

20:58 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Pope out for 81. England lead by 59

Ollie Pope is finally out. Bowled by Shardul. Pope departs from 81. A brisk 28-run partnership comes to an end. England's specialist bowlers now in the middle with the lead now 59.

20:40 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Third session begins

Bumrah starts the third session. Woakes on strike. Three fours in the first over. 13 runs in the over. Jadeja bowls from the other end.

ENG 241/7

20:11 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Tea: England lead by 36

Tea! England reach the end of the second session with Woakes and Pope at the crease. How much can they add on in the last session? How much more can they hurt India?

ENG 227/7, lead by 36

20:01 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Moeen Ali out - England lead by 31 runs

Moeen Ali goes for a heave too many. Jadeja finally gets a wicket close to the Tea break. The ball is scooped up. Rohit Sharma comes under the catch. Moeen Ali departs for 35. England lose a 7th wicket. Woakes comes in at 9.

ENG 222/7

19:40 (IST)03 Sep 2021
England cross 200, lead starts to build

Replays have picked up that Moeen Ali was supposed to have been LBW. India did not appeal for the wicket, maybe thinking Moeen had got an edge to the ball. However, replays show there was no bat. The ball went on to hit Moeen's toe, and would have gone on to clatter the stumps. A lucky escape for Moeen. Another chance escapes India. A Moeen flurry now takes England across 200.

ENG 201/6

19:32 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Scores are level

The run rate dips on the either side of the drinks break to signal the halfway mark of the second session. 2 maidens to restart proceedings after the break. India go with Bumrah and Umesh. 

Neesham in fine form, meanwhile, even as New Zealand lose the T20I match to Bangladesh by 4 runs.

The comm box at Oval also getting into philosophical territory. Discussing the several roles Moeen has played for England, Harsha Bhogle says - 'Who is Moeen Ali?'

Scores are level. Moeen drives for another four. England 191/6. How much of a lead can they build?

19:10 (IST)03 Sep 2021
England inch closer to taking lead

Moeen Ali also continues to give good company to Pope, a thick outside edge from him against Bumrah goes for four. Moeen has scored 8 runs in 32 balls, both of which were 4s. Shardul Thakur is now pulled for his third four, he moves to 12. England's dficit comes down below 10 runs.

ENG 185/6

18:50 (IST)03 Sep 2021
50 for Pope

A ball on his pads is nurdled into the fine leg boundary by Pope to bring up his 50. His 6th Test 50. Has chipped in with so many of these crucial knocks in the lower order for England in the last couple of years. 

ENG 167/6

18:40 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Jadeja vs left-hander

Moeen Ali joins Pope. Woakes seen hanging back in the dressing room like a spectre. Woakes, remember, hit his maiden Test century against India. Jadeja, whose 'match up against the left handers' was one of the weirdest topics of discussion before a Test, is now bowling to the left-handed Moeen Ali. 'Badiya, Jaddu bhai,' is Pant's verdict, the stump mic reports.

ENG 156/6

18:30 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Wicket! An 89-run partnership ends as Siraj scalps Bairstow

Pope and Bairstow continue taking all the runs on offer in the second session too. The deficit comes down below 50. Now 150 comes up for England. From 62/5, this pair has rescued the home team. India's frustrations grow. But then Siraj strikes! The nipbacker from hell! Siraj gets one to swing back into Bairstow's pads. The finger is raised instantly. Bairstow Reviews, but fruitlessly. He goes for 37.

1.3 degrees of movement back into the batsman on that ball, reports Cricviz. Only one ball that Bairstow faced moved more.

ENG 151/6

18:11 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Session 2 begins

Umesh, Pope and Bairstow were the biggest stars of the morning session. But there was a 4th one as well. One we have grown to expect over the course of this series. Of course, we're talking about Jarvo 69.

Right, time for the second session now. Siraj will bowl. Kohli has a chit-chat with Bairstow to begin proceedings. Siraj warmps up.

17:32 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Lunch: England trail by 52 runs

Pope and Bairstow now look to play through till the end of the session without incident. Bumrah looks to trouble them with late seam movement. Bairstow gets his bat away just in time on one occasion. Jadeja bowls the last over. Bairstow and Pope take their time, ensuring this is the last over. A slow end to a frantic session.

At Lunch, England are 139/5

17:17 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Jadeja, Bumrah bowl one final spell before Lunch break

Rachin Ravindra has picked up 3/22 against Bangladesh. Here at the Oval, Rachin's third Indian namesake, Ravindra Jadeja (Rachin is of course supposed to be a tribute to Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar) takes the ball for the first time. After 37 spinless, but not spineless overs bowled by the seamers, it's time for Jadeja to throw in some quick overs. 10 minutes remain till the Lunch break.

ENG 129/5

17:06 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Runs flow for Bairstow, Pope

The runs are flowing for England now. The drives are all coming off for Bairstow and Pope. Umesh, who looked unplayable an hour ago, is now bowling some half-volleys. This partnership, operating at a strike rate close to 100, is into its 60s in no time. England's deficit also now down to the 60s.

Bairstow 31 off 39. Pope 31 off 49 balls. India need something to give. And quick.

ENG 126/5

And here's the Jarvo act. In HD.

IND vs ENG IND vs ENG: Batsmen carry baggage from Leeds to Oval (Source: AP)

Joe Root’s dismissal at the fag end of the day brought India back into the game. For a change, the England captain got out cheaply to an Umesh Yadav nip-backer. The hosts had earlier lost their openers to Jasprit Bumrah, but Root was quick off the blocks. England’s 53/3 keeps India alive after another batting collapse.

It was the same old story, although 191 all out was a marked improvement from 78 in the last game. Shardul Thakur’s counter-attack gave India’s first innings total some respectability. Before his charge, Virat Kohli aside, wickets fell like a house of cards. Yet again, India’s batting had no answer to a nagging length and lateral movement. Yet again, Rishabh Pant fell prey to an atrocious shot. (Read Day 1 Report)

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