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England vs India, 4th Test Day 2: Hosts trail by 21 runs at stumps

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 31, 2018, 2:41 pm IST
Updated Aug 31, 2018, 11:14 pm IST
Score after 4 overs, ENG 6-0, Alastair Cook 2*, Keaton Jennings 4*; R Ashwin 0/1, J Bumrah 0/5, trail IND by 21 runs.
Cheteshwar Pujara brought up his 15th Test century. (Photo: AFP)
 Cheteshwar Pujara brought up his 15th Test century. (Photo: AFP)

Southampton: Only four overs were bowled in England’s second innings on day two of the fourth Test against India after Virat Kohli and co were bundled out for 273 runs.

At stumps on Friday, England were 6-0 from four overs, trailing India by a further 21 runs.

 

Alastair Cook (2 runs) and Keaton Jennings are currently the batsmen at crease, and the Indian bowlers will look to do some damage early on Saturday.

Only R Ashwin (0/1) and Jasprit Bumrah (0/5) have been used by Virat Kohli so far.

India 1st innings

India fought hard in their reply to England’s total on the second day of the fourth Test here with Cheteshwar Pujara leading from the front to guide them to 273 runs. The visitors now take a 27-run lead against the hosts.  

Pujara (132 not out) remained the lone warrior since Virat Kohli (46) departed, and many of their top batsmen failed to get going.

Moeen Ali was the star for England, bringing up his fifth five-wicket haul in Tests, whereas Stuart Broad too got three wickets to his name.

For the final wicket, Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah were involved in a 46-run partnership.

India 195-8 from 61 overs

India have lost wickets in quick succession. Hardik Pandya (4 runs), R Ashwin (1) and Mohammed Shami (0) have been the ones to fall. Where will India head from here?

 

Tea break report

Cheteshwar Pujara got to his 19th Test fifty whereas Virat Kohli was dismissed for 46 runs by Sam Curran as India continued their mission against England in the fourth Test.

India are 181-5 from 56.3 overs.

While Pujara has looked patient in terms of his innings, Ajinkya Rahane was the man to depart in between after scoring 11 runs.

India still trail by 65 runs, with Stuart Broad having taken two wickets so far.

India 161-4 from 46.5 overs

WICKET! Ben Stokes gets his first wicket as he sees off Ajinkya Rahane for 11 runs.

 

India 142-3 after 41.1 overs

WICKET! Virat Kohli is dismissed by Sam Curran for 46 runs as India lose a crucial wicket.

Lunch break report

Virat Kohli (25 runs) and Cheteshwar Pujara (28 runs) took India back on track on Day two of the fourth Test against England after losing the openers.

During his innings, Kohli went past 6000 runs in Test matches.

After a strong start, KL Rahul (19 runs) was the first to depart after Stuart Broad struck him lbw in the eighth over.

This was followed by Shikhar Dhawan’s (23 runs) dismissal 10 overs later, with Broad owning that one as well.

 

India currently trail England by 146 runs.

India 50-2 after 17.5 overs

WICKET! Stuart Broad gets his second as Jos Buttler takes a good catch behind the wickets to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan for 23 runs.

India 37-1 after 7.2 overs

WICKET! KL Rahul is dismissed by Stuart Broad for 19 runs. Rahul appeals for an lbw review, but the visitors have lost a DRS as the decision stands.

Preview

Sam Curran kept England in the hunt on Day 1 of the fourth Test with a gritty knock of 78 as the hosts finished at a respectable total of 246 on board. With Joe Root having won the toss early on, England’s top order woes were laid bare once again as the Indian bowling attack spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah reduced them to 86 for six in no time.

 

But Curran who missed out on the Nottingham Test which Joe Root’s men lost by a big margin, made his case for being selected over Ben Stokes by getting England back in the game with his best score in the longest format.

The 20-year-old Curran first put up 81 for the seventh wicket with Moeen Ali before striking a 63-run partnership with Stuart Broad for the ninth. His 136-ball soon came to an end after he tried to take R Ashwin to the cleaners.

India still finds themselves 227 runs behind with KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan adding 19 so far for the opening wicket. However, things could have been a lot more different if Curran did not have other plans. But there’s no time to regret and the visitors would want to do the talking with the bat in the second innings.

 

Squads:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Dinesh Karthik, Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Prithvi Shaw, Karun Nair, Shardul Thakur

England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

 

Match-timing:

The match is scheduled to start at 3.30 P.M. IST.

Live streaming:

The live streaming of the match will be available on Sony Liv app.

Live telecast:

The live telecast of the match will be available on Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten and Sony Ten HD.

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