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Eng vs Ind 5th Test Day 2: Virat Kohli misses out on 50 as visitors finish at 174-6

Published Sep 8, 2018, 2:40 pm IST
Updated Sep 8, 2018, 11:16 pm IST
Score, India 174-6, Hanuma Vihari 25*, R Jadeja 8*; Stuart Broad 1/25, James Anderson 2/20, Ben Stokes 2/44; trail England by 158 runs.
Virat Kohli was dismissed for 49 runs by Ben Stokes. (Photo: AP)
 Virat Kohli was dismissed for 49 runs by Ben Stokes. (Photo: AP)

London: It was a tough day for India as they continued to struggle in their reply to England’s innings of 332 on Day two of the fifth Test here on Saturday.

At stumps, India were 174-6, trailing by 158 runs.


Hanuma Vihari (25 runs) and Ravindra Jadeja (8 runs) are the batsmen currently.

Kohli was the top-scorer for India on Saturday, having been dismissed for 49 runs by Ben Stokes.

KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara, meanwhile, were the other notable performers for the tourists, scoring 37 runs each.

However, a horrific tour continued for Rishab Pant as he was dismissed for five runs by Ben Stokes.

While James Anderson and Stokes took two wickets each, Stuart Broad and Sam Curran finished with one wicket each.

India 160-6 after 48.3 overs


WICKET! Rishab Pant's horrific England tour continues as he is dismissed for just five runs by Ben Stokes, with Alastair Cook completing the catch.

India 154-5 after 46.2 overs

WICKET! Ben Stokes gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli as the Indian skipper is dismissed for 49 runs. Joe Root takes the catch at second slip to complete the dismissal.

India 103-4 after 34.5 overs

WICKET! Ajinkya Rahane fails to score any runs as James Anderson gets his second wicket in this match courtesy a catch by Alastair Cook.

India 101-3 after 32.5 overs


WICKET! Cheteshwar Pujara is dismissed for 37 runs as Jonny Bairstow takes a good catch behind the wickets as James Anderson celebrates his wicket.

India 70-2 after 22.1 overs

BOWLED 'EM! Sam Curran sees off KL Rahul in style as the latter departs for 37 runs.

Tea break report

India recovered in the second session on Day two despite losing Shikhar Dhawan early, as they headed to the tea break at 53-1. They trail by 279 runs.

Stuart Broad dismissed Dhawan for three runs, but it has Cheteshwar Pujara (15 runs) and KL Rahul (35) who have taken the visitors back.

India 6-1 after 1.1 overs

WICKET! Early blow for India as Stuart Broad dismisses Shikhar Dhawan for three runs via lbw. Dhawan and Rahul have a chat about the DRS, but they decide not to go for it.

England innings

England were bundled out for 332 runs on Day two of the fifth Test against India, with Ravindra Jadeja taking four wickets.

Birthday boy Jos Buttler top-scored with 89 runs, with Stuart Broad (36 runs) supporting him in the other end.


Apart from him, it was Alastair Cook (71) and Moeen Ali (50) to reach the half-century mark.

Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma picked up three wickets each, whereas Mohammed Shami failed to get a single wicket.

Lunch break report

Jos Buttler (63 runs) and Stuart Broad (36) guided England to 304-8 at lunch break on Day two of the fifth Test here on Saturday.

The only wicket that fell in the opening session of the day was that of Adil Rashid, with Jasprit Bumrah providing the breakthrough.


But, the current English duo looks a threat for the Indian bowlers, as they continue to fetch for the last couple of wickets.

Earlier, Alastair Cook had scored 71 runs whereas Moeen Ali contributed 50 runs.

England 276-8 after 108.3 overs

FIFTY! Jos Buttler brings up his 10th Test fifty as hosts continue to dominate despite Adil Rashid's dismissal.

England 214-8 after 97.1 overs


WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah traps Adil Rashid lbw, dismissing the Englishman for 15 runs. Rashid goes for DRS, but it ends up as umpire's call.


India will be out to wrap up England's first innings, disallowing the tail to wag as the overnight batsmen Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid look to stretch the hosts first innings' total past 250 on Day two of the fifth and final Test of the series here on Saturday.

England were on Friday restricted to 198 runs for the loss of seven wickets at stumps, Day 1, in the ongoing fifth and final Test match against India at the Oval cricket ground here.


A strong showing by the Indian pacers pegged back the hosts after they started well in opener Alastair Cook's final match in the international stage.
Having won the toss, the hosts elected to bat first, with 33-year-old Cook receiving a guard of honour from the visiting team and a standing ovation from the Oval crowd.

Cook and Keaton Jennings fended off early threats from the Indian pacers and took England beyond the 50-run mark, just the second time in the series that the pair has amassed 50 runs between them.

Ravindra Jadeja orchestrated the first breakthrough for India with England's score at 60 runs by dismissing Keaton Jennings (23 from 75), who flicked a ball down to K. L. Rahul at leg slip.


Moeen Ali was sent at number 3 and partnered a 73-run stand with Cook and saw off the Indian pacers' threat till tea. The finals session saw the England batting spectacularly collapse, with the Indian pacers' disciplined showing all day reaping rewards.

The first victim of the evening was Cook, as he dragged a Jasprit Bumrah delivery on to his stumps with the score at 133-2.

The left-handed opener, who famously captained his country to an away series victory against India in 2012 and is also England's highest run scorer in Test match cricket with 12,254 runs in 160 matches, was the hosts' best performer on the day with his knock of 71 runs from 190 balls, his 57th half century in Tests.


The score soon read 134-4 as Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow were dismissed for ducks in consecutive overs by Bumrah and the pick of Indian bowlers - Ishant Sharma respectively.

Ben Stokes (11 from 40) was scalped by Jadeja before Sharma sent England's other half-centurion, Ali (50 from 170), packing. Sharma ended the day with figures of 3-28 in 22 overs with the dismissal of Sam Curran.

England have Joss Buttler (11 from 31) and Adil Rashid (4 from 25) at the crease, who will resume the host's innings on Saturday.



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