Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Bairstow departs but England lead past 200

Bairstow departs but England lead past 200

England had stumbled to 89-4 in reply to India's first- innings 107, but Bairstow played confidently and was unbeaten on 62 at the interval while the returning Woakes (55 not out) notched up his fifth Test fifty as the hosts reached 230-5. India were 107 all-out in just 35.2 overs. The all-rounder looked every inch a top-order batsman as, in tough conditions, he took the game to the India attack.

Now the third has been ticked off. Chris Woakes has a Test century at Lord's.The photocopier, the whistle, the x-ray scanner, even the bicycle bell - Birmingham can lay claim to being the birthplace of countless things, but on day three at Lord's none were more valuable than Woakes.

The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team made a poor start to the second Test vs England at Lord's.

More news: Bethenny Frankel’s On-And-Off Again Boyfriend, Dennis Shields, Found Dead

Heavy rain is expected for much of Sunday, but England have put themselves in an ideal position to win this Test and take a 2-0 lead in the series.

The presence of two risky batsmen, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow, in the middle, meant that there was no respite to the Indian bowlers.

India, who lost the first Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs, face a huge task to save the match but could have weather on their side with rain predicted to hit London on Sunday. Off the very next ball, Pujara got run-out and play was halted immediately after that.

More news: Mourinho prepared for 'difficult' season after transfer woes

England's Jos Buttler celebrates taking the wicket of India's Virat Kohli. Not a five-a-side team from some half-remembered dream but instead an elite foursome who on Saturday became a quintet - the only five men in cricket's long history to earn their place on all three Lord's honours boards.Five wickets in an innings?

Five balls later Jennings´s fellow left-handed opener Alastair Cook (21) was out as well, caught behind off a superb Sharma delivery from around the wicket that squared him up and seamed away before finding the outside edge.

Thereafter, wickets began to fall in heaps with Hardik Pandya (10) falling to Woakes before left-armer Sam Curran took Dinesh Karthik's (1) stumps for a ride. The wicket offered the bowlers something, he outscored Joe root at the other end and so far at least it is the best score of the match.

More news: Here's How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Like this: