More than halfway through the Test and this match is shaping up to be a thriller. England’s openers successfully navigate four overs to close day two on 6/0, trailing India by 21 runs. India will be slightly disappointed that they could not capitalise enough and only manage a lead of 27 runs. All to play for on Day 3. Earlier, Cheteshwar Pujara slammed his 15th career Test century and first in England on day two to put India in a reasonably good position. An interesting third day of play awaits us all.
Pataudi Trophy, 2018The Rose Bowl, Southampton 20 September 2018
England 246 (76.4) & 271 (96.1)
India 273 (84.5) & 184 (69.4)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 4th Test ) England beat India by 60 runs
India vs England 4th Test Day 2: Highlights
Sam Curran offered some spirited resistance with a resolute half-century but Indian bowlers, led by Jasprit Bumrah, produced a disciplined effort to dismiss England for 246 on the opening day of the fourth cricket Test. Bumrah (3/46) scalped three wickets, while Ishant Sharma (2/26), Mohammed Shami (2/51) and spinner R Ashwin (2/40) took two wickets each and Hardik Pandya (1/51) accounted for one as India dominated the proceedings on the opening day. All-rounder Sam Curran anchored the England innings with a determined 78 as he shared 81 runs with Moeen Ali (40) and 63 runs with Stuart Broad (17) for the seventh and ninth wickets respectively. The hosts lost six wickets for 86 runs to find themselves in a precarious position after opting to bat. However, the 20-year-old Curran resurrected the England innings with a 136-ball innings which was studded with eight hits to the fence and a six. It was his second Test half-century.