ENG beat IND by an innings and 159 runs | India vs England Live Cricket Score 2nd Test Match

Pataudi Trophy, 2018

Date: Aug 09, 2018 Start Time: 15:30 IST | 10:00 GMT | 11:00 Local
Venue: Lord's, London
IND
1st Inn - 107/10(35.2) 2nd Inn - 130/10(47.0)
ENG
1st Inn - 396/7(88.1) 2nd Inn - DNB
England beat India by an innings and 159 runs

India vs England Live Cricket Score - 2nd Test Match - Summary

End of Over : 47.0 IND: 130/10

Right, then! We've come to the end of the 2nd Test and England lead 2-0. If the first game was close, then this was the complete contrast. India are by no means a bad team, but it's about time they start showing it. Figuring out their best combination and who will have what role will be a must, followed closely by reading the conditions better and deciding on their tactics. England, well, the only thing have to do is not be complacent. They can win the series at Trent Bride where the third Test takes place, at 1100 local (1000 GMT). Do join in on all the action. Will be a good contest. Cheers!

46.6 W

OUT! And there's the final nail in the coffin. ENGLAND WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 159 RUNS! A comprehensive victory for them, a deal which is sealed, rightly, by Chris Woakes. Curls it back in on middle and leg, Ishant Sharma moves inside the line and flicks it aerially down the leg side. A leg slip is in place and Ollie Pope there does well to dive to his right and take the catch.

46.5 0

Back of a length outside off, it's run down to third slip off the outer half.

46.4 1

The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.

46.3 2

Ashwin with a desperate dive! This is the second Test after all, plenty remaining. Maybe he should consider avoiding these risks, given there's no real need for it. Cut through point and Ashwin calls for the second. Runs back in and there is a throw at Bairstow's end. Ravichandran dives and just about gets in.

46.2 0

Nasty! Uneven bounce on this surface again. This just takes off and takes Ashwin by surprise. He tries to defend but is struck on the fingers again. Same place as before. The ball lobs behind and falls just short of third slip, who dives forward to take but can't get under it.

46.1 0

Full delivery shaping back in, on the stumps, Ashwin flicks this in front of square leg but doesn't take the run.

End of Over : 46 2 Runs IND: 127/9
45.6 0

Full ball attacking the stumps, A straight blade is brought down in defense.

45.5 0

Holds its line on this occasion as it's on a length outside off, Ishant hangs his bat inside the line and gets beaten.

45.4 2

A couple of runs for Ishant Sharma. Full and swinging back in, it's flicked through the vacant square leg region.

45.3 0

Closer to off stump, a length ball, Ishant this time stays back to dab it past the slip cordon maybe but gets beaten.

45.2 0

Good length ball outside off, Ishant covers the line and lets it be.

45.1 W

OUT! England inch closer to victory. Wouldn't have mattered in the grand scheme of things, but maybe India could have delayed the inevitable if Shami had taken the review. Seemed like the impact would be outside off. Anyway, Jimmy bowls it full and angles it in around off, Shami looks to clear London with a big swing, probably towards long on. He misses and is caught on the back pad. Loud appeal and umpire Erasmus raises his finger. Ahh... okay... Hawk Eye shows the impact to be umpire's call. So the decision would have stayed.

Summary

The Indian cricket team would expect its floundering batsmen to take more responsibility in pursuit of a series-levelling victory in the second Test against England at the Lord's. If captain Virat Kohli had got support from his batting colleagues in Birmingham, the scenario would have been completely different. The world number one Test side came close to taking the lead but fell short by 31 runs. The mood in the Indian dressing room, though, is quite upbeat. Two days before the game, there was a healthy amount of grass on the Lord's pitch. It is expected that the groundsmen will shave a few bits off before the first ball. But even if they don't, the general expectation is that the pitch would turn out to be quite dry.

 

This has also prompted a rethink in the Indian camp as to what bowling strategy they would want to go in with. Despite India's overall failed batting effort at Edgbaston, bowling coach Bharat Arun ruled out playing an extra batsman here. He also mentioned that the second spinner could come into contention.

 

In that scenario, Umesh Yadav can expect to be left out with Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya handling the pace duties. Toss-up for the second spinner's slot is an interesting one. The last time Ravindra Jadeja played at the Lord's (in 2014), he took 3-99 in two innings but scored 68 in the second innings that underlined his value with the bat and helped India put on a match-winning total.

 

It isn't easy to overlook Kuldeep Yadav either. There is a strong appreciation for his talent in the Indian camp, and it was once again noticeable in the nets as he bowled to skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday, beating him with drift and turn on more than a couple of occasions.

 

He got thumbs-up and smiles of admiration from the star batsman. In dry English conditions, wrist spin is a premium weapon, particularly against a line-up that hasn't faced Kuldeep much (barring Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, and Jos Buttler).

 

Away from bowling attack permutations, Kohli will face a tougher dilemma regarding the batting line-up. The skipper played Shikhar Dhawan ahead of Cheteshwar Pujara at Edgbaston, fitting-in KL Rahul in the eleven appropriately.

 

Experimentation with the number three spot is nothing new for this team management. Back in 2014-15, the Kohli-Ravi Shastri combination first played around with number three, when Rohit Sharma was picked ahead of Pujara for the fourth Test against Australia at Sydney.

 

That experiment lasted two Tests against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (first Test at Galle) before Sharma was moved down the order with Ajinkya Rahane batting at number three in the next two Tests.

 

Pujara returned at number three in the home series against South Africa (2015) and status quo was maintained for six Tests before he was dropped again for the third Test in West Indies (St. Lucia, 2016).

 

There, much to everyone's surprise, Kohli himself batted at number three, scoring 3 and 4 in two innings. The common aspect among these previous changes was Pujara's poor run of form (in Australia, he had scored 201 runs in three Tests before being dropped) or strike-rate (in the second Test at Jamaica, he scored 46 runs off 223 balls at 28.93 before being dropped). The question for the team management to answer is if they want Pujara -- someone who has played county cricket this summer -- back in the playing eleven.

 

Dhawan only managed 26 and 13, while Rahul scored 4 and 13, yet nothing has really changed since Birmingham. According to the Indian camp, Edgbaston was a difficult pitch to bat on and this experiment could yet continue. Even so, with 36 different playing XIs in as many Tests under Kohli's captaincy, the Indian line-up is begging for some consistency.

 

In comparison, England's permutations are far simpler. Dawid Malan is dropped and Ben Stokes is unavailable due to his on-going court case for affray. In that light, Joe Root only has to decide if he wants two spinners or not.

 

Moeen Ali will walk into the side and take up one of those vacant spots. It will also mean a Lord's debut for 20-year-old Oliver Pope, as three pacers – James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Sam Curran – should be enough on a dry, spin-friendly wicket. The greater concern for the hosts is their recent record at the 'Home of Cricket'. Going back to India's last visit here, England have only won three out of their last nine Tests at this hallowed ground.

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