India vs England 4th Test Day 2: England are 6/0, trail by 21 runs

Cheteshwar Pujara slammed his 15th career Test century and first in England on day two to put  India in a reasonably good position.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 31, 2018 11:08:56 pm
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live Cricket Streaming: Cheteshwatr Pujatras’s fantastic knock got India to a reasonably good position. (Source: Reuters)

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)

vs

India  273 (84.5) & 184 (69.4)

Match Ended ( Day 4 - 4th Test ) England beat India by 60 runs

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India vs England 4th Test Day 2: Highlights

23:04 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: Stumps on Day 2

Stumps on Day 2! Cook and Jennings survive. England are 6/0, trail 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. Join us for all the live action.

22:52 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: Play resumes

We are back with live action as Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings walk into the middle. R Ashwin will open the attack for India. Two slips and a short-leg in place. Jennings is on a pair. Interesting period of play coming up. 

22:47 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: India all out for 270

India take a lead of 27 runs after a dogged last-wicket stand between Cheteshwar Pujara (132*) and Jasprit Bumrah with Moeen Ali's five-for helping dismiss the visitors for 273. England will have to bat for 10 minutes tonight.

22:47 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: India all out for 270

India take a lead of 27 runs after a dogged last-wicket stand between Cheteshwar Pujara (132*) and Jasprit Bumrah with Moeen Ali's five-for helping dismiss the visitors for 273. England will have to bat for 10 minutes tonight.

22:27 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: Second new ball taken

England captain Joe Root has opted to take the second new ball. Interestingly Sam Curran has been handed the red cherry. However, Bumrah negotiates the over comfortably.  IND- 270/9, lead by 24 runs  

22:04 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: India take the lead

With a quick two by Pujara, India are now in the lead by 1 runs. Both the batsmen are doing are a wonderful job here and need to continue the good work here. IND- 247/9, lead by 1

21:44 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: Century

CENTURY FOR CHETESHWAR PUJARA! What an innings from Pujara. He comes down the pitch and lofts it over the bowler's head for a couple to reach his 15th Test century. Great innings from him. This is his first century in England

21:37 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: WICKET

Ishant Sharma departs. India are still trailing by 19 runs with one wicket in hand. At the end of 72 overs, India have scored 228 runs. 

20:55 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: Two in two for England

Two wickets in two balls for Moeen Ali and England are back in the team.  R Ashwin attempts a reverse sweep and fails to connect. Hard to explain why he went for that shot. Mohammed Shami walks in but last only one ball and is bowled for a duck. India sink further to- 195/8

20:45 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: Gone!

Hardik Pandya is caught at short mid-wicket to give Moeen Ali his second of the match. Flighted delivery and Pandya flicks it straight to Joe Root who is not going to miss the catch. IND- 189-6, trail  by 57 runs

20:35 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: Play resumes

India resume after Tea. Hardik Pandya will face Moeen Ali who has the ball in hand. Earlier, England enjoyed upperhand in the post lunch session despite dogged defiance from Cheteshwar Pujara as India reached 181 for 5 at tea on the second day of the fourth Test.

20:16 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: Tea Time!

Rishabh Pant departs for a 29-ball duck in the last over before Tea. Moeen Ali traps him in front and does the trick for England. Pujara is still unbeaten on 70. IND- 181/5 at Tea, Trail by 65 runs.

20:04 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: Pujara breaks the shackles

Cheteshwar Pujara gets a fullish delivery from Stokes and stokes it through the covers for a much-needed boundary. He finally breaks the shackles First boundary for India after 50 balls and 42 mins

19:35 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: LBW!

Ben Stokes' delivery rapped on the pads of Ajinkya Rahane and India lose their fourth wicket. Stokes sets up Rahane with outswingers and then bowls the big inswinger to trap in front. Was that a no-ball?  The third Umpire doesn't think so! IND - 161/4

19:13 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: 50 for Pujara

50 for Cheteshwar Pujara! Fine innings by the Indian middle-order batsman to bring up his 19th Test match half-century. He needs to continue as India are under pressure. IND- 146/3

18:57 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: OUT!

BIG BLOW For India! Virat Kohli is out for 46. Sam Curran picks up the wicket. Once again the ball was angling across the batsman and Kohli pushed at it and the edge goes straight to Cook. IND- 142/3

18:20 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: Play resumes

Welcome back for the second session. India are currently playing for 102/2, with skipper Kohli and Pujara's 50-run partnership, India would hope to finish this session on a high. 

17:41 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: Lunch on Day 2

Lunch has been. A mixed session for India as they lost their openers early. Stuart Broad was the pick of the bowlers for England. For India, Kohli and Pujara's 50-run partnership has kept the visitors in command. IND- 100/2, trailing England by 146 runs.

17:04 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: 6000 runs for Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli completes 6000 runs in Test Cricket in 119 innings to join an elite list of players by achieving this feat. He has done it faster than Sachin Tendulkar and Viv Richards.

16:56 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: OUT!

Shikhar Dhawan is out for 23. Broad has his second. Broad pitches it up and Dhawan is induced into the false shot and a thick outside edge is collected by Buttler. IND- 52/2

15:51 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: LBW!

Stuart Broad strikes for England in the fourth over of the morning. KL Rahul is out LBW for 19. He goes for the review but it is a poor one. DRS shows the ball will crash into the stumps. He has to depart and India lose a review too. India- 37/1

15:34 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live: India come out to bat

Bright, bright day in Southampton. Shikhar Dhawan to face the first ball by Jimmy Anderson. Four slips and a gully. Can Indian batsmen build a lead on Day 2? Big session this and we are underway...

14:51 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live

Jasprit Bumrah: 'It's quite interesting (bowling) with the Dukes ball. When I was sitting out in the first two matches, I was keeping an eye on what the other bowlers were doing. We also wanted to bat, but when we started to bowl there was a lot of seam and swing early on, more than we expected. Always good when the plan works. The ball was swinging so I thought why not try the inswinger (against Jennings).' 

"Even when the ball is not reversing, the batsman tries to see the shine because the shine is prominent. I usually hide it often. My action was different in U19. But it changed more and more. Wherever I went, in NCA and the MRF academy, the coaches said they won't change my action. We'll make you stronger and your body stronger because they were afraid I'll lose my pace. We would've taken 245 at the start of the day."

14:41 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live
14:34 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live

We’re surprised by lateral movement but I tried to play without fear, says Sam Curran

am Curran said England were surprised by the amount of lateral movement India generated throughout the opening day but he kept it simple and played without fear to lift the hosts to a fighting total in the fourth Test here. Curran (78) scored his second Test half-century as England recovered from 86-6 to finish with 246 runs. The left-hander put up crucial lower-order partnerships with Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad to frustrate the Indian bowlers. “It was pretty tough – it swung massively throughout the day. Even when I was in, probably in my 30s, it was still swinging around consistently when the ball was 65 overs old. That surprised us a little bit – how much it swung, and how much it did off the wicket,” said Curran.

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14:19 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live

For England, it’s two much, too early

Did you see the first hour? Stop reading, and catch a re-run if possible. Sixty minutes of bowling magic from Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. You could almost hear their brains crackling. A line not often used about Indian fast bowlers. We settle for less usually. A good out-swinger, a crunchy nip-backer and we are happy. But for the art of crafting a spell, the intellectual thrill in watching a set-up, we watch our neighbours or elsewhere. Seldom India. Things have changed in the last two years with Indian fast bowling and a climax of that evolution exploded in Southampton at an arena shrouded by woods. It wasn’t a mere collection of good deliveries, it wasn’t just the patience in pinging claustrophobic lines, it wasn’t just the skill of getting the ball to curve either way, it wasn’t just the ability to use the conditions — it was the cricketing brain that stood out.

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14:16 (IST) 31 Aug 2018
India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live

Hello and welcome to our Live Blog on Day 2 of the 4th Test between India and England. The bowlers have done their job and now it is for the batsmen to do theirs for India. Skipper Virat Kohli did something he never did before in the Test - he fielded an unchanged side. The onus will now be on the Indian batsmen to score runs and repay the faith showered on them by the skipper. Once again, the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul will have to give a strong start and the middle order has to play along with Kohli to ensure india do not give away the advantageous position they are in.

 India vs England 4th Test Day 2 Live Cricket Streaming: India take on England. (Source: Reuters)

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.