England vs India
India lead series 1-0
Ishant (7-74) was quite excellent but England will need to review how they played him and the short ball as the barrage won't end today. The next stop is the Ageas Bowl, on Sunday, where England will need to regroup quickly. Stay here for reports and reaction from Lord's...
India win by 95 runs!
A farcial end to a dismal day for England. A mix-up between Anderson and Plunkett sees Jimmy run out by a direct-hit and India take a 1-0 series lead at Lord's!
Over 88 - England 222-9 (Plunkett 6, Anderson 2)
Still in a state of disbelief after that brainless passage of batting from England. Bounced out by Mitchell Johnson on quick pitches in Australia is one thing, Ishant Sharma on a day five pitch at Lord's another! Three further singles added against the Indian assassin this over. England need 97 more...
Over 87 - England 219-9 (Plunkett 4, Anderson 1)
Appeal! Not out! I thought that was it. Plunkett pinned on the pad sweeping Jadeja but Dharmasena lets him off. Replays show the impact was 'umpires call' on off stump. England hanging on
Over 86 - England 216-9 (Plunkett 3, Anderson 0)
India on the brink here at Lord's and their fans are loving it! Ishant has 7-71 and Anderson walks to the crease needing to pull off a miracle for his team. England have been blown away since lunch
Broad ct Dhoni bld Ishant 8
If there is one player in the England team who struggles against the short ball it's Broad, and he gloves Ishant down the leg-side and Dhoni takes a diving catch. Carer-best figures for Ishant!
Over 85 - England 212-8 (Broad 4, Plunkett 3)
Jadeja is not messing about and rattles off six more deliveries before I get chance to catch breath. Two singles for Broad, one for Plunkett. England rebuilding...
Over 84 - England 209-8 (Broad 2, Plunkett 2)
Some gloomy faces perched on the England balcony now. It was all looking so rosy at 12.59pm... MS Dhoni gifts England four runs with a half-hearted attempt to stop an Ishant bouncer which had drifted down the leg-side. A Broad single follows and then Plunkett, who scored 55 not out in the first-innings lest we forget, adds two through backward point to end the over. 110 more required
Over 83 - England 202-8 (Broad 1, Plunkett 0)
Still no sign of the new ball, this one is working just fine for India! Jadeja continues with plenty of men around the bat for Broad, who nudges a single, and then Plunkett, who sees out the over
Over 82 - England 201-8 (Broad 0, Plunkett 0)
Well this has been a terminal passage of play for England, three wickets lost, all taken by Ishant (6-64) and another 118 runs still required with Broad and Plunkett at the crease. India on the brink of just their second Test win at Lord's. Naive batting from England, it must be said. Fielders spread far and wide and they still take on the pull shot at will
Root ct Binny bld Ishant 66
Ishant strikes again! Another short ball from Ishant, another pull shot from an England batsman, and another catch in the deep. Root has to drag himself off the pitch. England's hopes seemingly all-but over now
Stokes ct Pujara bld Ishant 0
Duck for Stokes and five for Ishant! He gets his pull shot all wrong, pulling straight up and Pujara takes a simple catch at midwicket
Over 81 - England 199-6 (Root 65, Stokes 0)
A surprise to see Jadeja continue. Root pushes him to point for a single and Stokes safely negotiates some dangerous deliveries spinning into him sharply out of the rough
Over 80 - England 198-6 (Root 64, Stokes 0)
Huge setback for England as Prior continued to chance his arm. India persisted with the short ball and Prior, although he struck it well, couldn't keep it down. Stokes joins Root with the new ball due, but not taken... Jadeja continues
Prior ct Vijay bld Ishant 12
Prior pulls Ishant straight down the throat of Vijay on the midwicket boundary. Two deliveries before the new ball is due...
Over 79 - England 193-5 (Root 62, Prior 10)
Dhoni reacts by bringing back Jadeja, who stems the flow of runs with a maiden to Root
Over 78 - England 193-5 (Root 62, Prior 10)
20 runs from the first two overs after lunch! Prior has set his stall out here, driving Ishant off the backfoot for four through cover and then pulling hard well in front of square for four more. This short-ball policy is proving an expensive one. England need another 126...
Over 77 - England 183-5 (Root 61, Prior 1)
India persevere with the short ball after lunch but it's an expensive over from Shami as England fight fire with fire. Prior signals his intent by pulling for one and Root then ends the over with back-to-back boundaries, pulled hard through square-leg. Brilliant batting
Here we go again folks. Four overs until the second new ball. Prior joins Root in the middle, this could be a defining innings with his place in the side under huge scrutiny. Can he see England home?
It's set up wonderfully at lunch. England need another 146 runs, India five wickets. Don't go anywhere!
Over 76 - England 173-5 (Root 52)
So nearly the perfect session for England but India hit back on the stroke of lunch. After causing Root some discomfort, Ishant pins Ali on the glove and it's a simple catch. Great ploy from Dhoni
Ali ct Pujara bld Ishant 39
Ali gone off the final ball before lunch! The short ball barrage does the trick as Ali can only glove a vicious rising delivery to Pujara at short-leg
Over 75 - England 172-4 (Root 52, Ali 39)
100 partnership! Another milestone for England is brought up when Moeen mows Jadeja over midwicket for two. Nice intent, not quite the execution he'd have hoped. England have added 67 runs for no loss this morning. One, maybe two overs left in the session... Ishant to bowl
Over 74 - England 170-4 (Root 52, Ali 37)
50 for Root! He makes a mockery of my draw poser with three boundaries in four balls off Ishant! Driven down the ground, through extra cover and then backward point, Root races to 50 and continues to give England hope of pulling off what seemed an unlikely victory this morning. 14 off the over, by far the most expensive today. England need 149 more...
Over 73 - England 156-4 (Root 39, Ali 36)
Could this be a draw? I'm just throwing it out there... England not scoring quickly, pitch flat. Lose a few wickets they hang on? I'm pondering a maverick bet, that's all... Just one Root single off Ali
Over 72 - England 155-4 (Root 38, Ali 36)
Root is rapped on the finger by a Kumar delivery which just explodes off the surface a little. He calls for the physio at the end of the over, after adding a single
Over 71 - England 154-4 (Root 37, Ali 36)
Three singles and almost a wicket in Jadeja's latest over of left-arm twirlers. Ali gets a thick inside edge but it bounces just short of Kohli at leg gully
Over 70 - England 151-4 (Root 35, Ali 35)
>Kumar offers up some width to Ali, who throws his hands at the ball and picks up four through backward point. England pass 150 and need another 168... Neither team halfway there
Over 69 - England 147-4 (Root 35, Ali 31)
Jadeja races through a maiden to Root
Over 68 - England 147-4 (Root 35, Ali 31)
England struggling to break the shackles here. India are bowling tight and Dhoni has his field spot on. Maiden from Kumar to Ali. You sense something is going to give before lunch...
Over 67 - England 147-4 (Root 35, Ali 31)
Rather slow turn for Jadeja at the moment but the odd ball is spitting out of the footholes to the left-handed Ali, who gets off strike after a misfield from the bowler
Over 66 - England 146-4 (Root 35, Ali 30)
Root is dominating the strike at the moment and adds a welcome boundary by shuffling down the pitch to Kumar and driving off the backfoot through the covers. Lovely shot
Over 65 - England 142-4 (Root 31, Ali 30)
Jadeja is back into the attack, from the Nursery End this time and India, wicket-less this morning, will be getting a little fidgety I imagine... England aren't scoring quickly, though, and only have a Root single to show from Jadeja's comeback over
Over 64 - England 141-4 (Root 30, Ali 30)
After 16 successive dot balls, Root whips Kumar down to long leg for a single to join Moeen on 30. Hard graft from both teams at the moment
Over 63 - England 140-4 (Root 29, Ali 30)
Back-to-back maidens for India as Shami is bang on the money to Ali straight after the drinks break. Crucial spell this before the second new ball. Stating the obvious, England will want these two together...
Over 62 - England 140-4 (Root 29, Ali 30)
Root shuffles down the pitch to Kumar on a couple of occasions and Dhoni responds by coming up to the stumps. Standing up to his new ball bowlers, and back to the spinners. Interesting approach from MSD... Maiden and drinks
Over 61 - England 140-4 (Root 29, Ali 30)
Root is sensing this might be the right time to attack with the ball soft and pitch flat. He drives Shami through wide mid-off for three more to take the partnership to 68. Another 179 required for victory...
Over 60 - England 137-4 (Root 26, Ali 30)
The heavy roller appears to flattened out some of the uneven bounce we saw last night. The ball is doing very little both in the air and off the pitch and Root tucks Kumar away for another single
Over 59 - England 136-4 (Root 25, Ali 30)
Dhawan is being deployed in one-over spells it appears... Shami replaces him. He comes charging in, operating at around 86/87mph during an over which costs just one leg-bye but he also receives a warning from umpire Dharmasena for over-using the short ball
Over 58 - England 135-4 (Root 25, Ali 30)
Kumar replaces Ishant and umpire Oxenford is keeping a close eye on his follow-through. Six dots to Ali on and around off stump angling across the left-hander
Over 57 - England 135-4 (Root 25, Ali 30)
England have seen off Jadeja and Dhawan is back on with his off-breaks for just his third over in Test cricket. He sends down a wild leg-side delivery midway through the over that beats Dhoni and bounces away for four bonus runs. Ali then nurdles a single
Over 56 - England 130-4 (Root 25, Ali 29)
Ishant's five-over spell this morning is 0-20 but he's been more threatening than his figures suggest. He drifts into Root's pads and is worked away for three and Ali then brings him back on strike with a tight single to mid-on
Over 55 - England 126-4 (Root 22, Ali 28)
England have played Jadeja very well so far this morning. Ali whips a short ball from the left-arm tweaker through square-leg for two to inch England closer to their target
Over 54 - England 124-4 (Root 22, Ali 26)
Ali brings up the 50 partnership for the fifth wicket with another sweetly-struck drive through extra cover for three runs. Kohli hauls it in to cheers from the Indian crowd. Plenty of worse ways to spend a Monday morning than at the Home of Cricket watching this...
Over 53 - England 120-4 (Root 21, Ali 23)
Root hangs back and tucks Jadeja to leg for another single. Dhoni then stands back with Ali on strike and saves four byes final ball after a shorter delivery had shot out of the footholes down the leg-side. A routine stop standing back, four byes standing up
Over 52 - England 119-4 (Root 20, Ali 23)
Root is England's in-form batsman and very much at home when batting at Lord's. He guides Ishant's final delivery through the vacant gully region for three to keep the scoreboard ticking over. England need exactly 200 more to win
Over 51 - England 116-4 (Root 17, Ali 23)
Root continues to play back to Jadeja, it's a dangerous ploy on a day five pitch and a delivery that keeps a little lower nearly sneaks through his defences. The young Yorkie swiftly gets off strike with a single, the only run off the over
Over 50 - England 115-4 (Root 16, Ali 23)
Quick single from Root. England need a few of those today to keep rotating the strike. Ali then aims an expansive drive at Ishant but it comes off the edge, fast and low bouncing before the slips and squirming through for another boundary. Plenty of intent from Mo so far this morning. England need another 204 to win...
Over 49 - England 110-4 (Root 15, Ali 19)
Root dabs Jadeja behind point for a single, the only run off 'Rockstar's' second over of the day
Over 48 - England 109-4 (Root 14, Ali 19)
Mikey gets his wish from the other end as Ishant, with two wickets already to his name in this innings, kicks off proceedings from the Pavilion End. He beats Ali's outside edge with a delivery from round the wicket that holds its line, but Mo regroups and drives through extra cover later in the over for the first four of the day
Over 47 - England 105-4 (Root 14, Ali 15)
Former pace ace Michael Holding in the commentary box is not impressed that India have started the day with a spinner. Jadeja begins with a maiden to Root
Here we go...
The players make their way out in glorious sunshine at the Home of Cricket. A rather tame bell-ringing performance from Sourav Ganguly, it has to be said... Plenty of work to do for Root (14*) and Ali (15*). Jadeja to bowl the first of many overs today...
Hello everyone and welcome to what could be a tense fifth and final day of the second Test between England and India at Lord's. All three results are still possible, but India start the day favourites needing six more wickets to take a 1-0 lead. England, on 105-4, need a further 214 runs. It's all set up nicely...
- 17th - 21st Jul 2014
- England won the toss and elected to bowl.
- H D P K Dharmasena, B N J Oxenford
- TV Umpire
- R K Illingworth
- Match Referee
- D C Boon
- Reserve Umpire
- D J Millns
england BATTING CARD
|S.D. Robson||lbw Jadeja||7|
|A.N. Cook||c Dhoni b Sharma||22|
|G.S. Ballance||c Dhoni b Ahmed||27|
|I.R. Bell||b Sharma||1|
|J.E. Root||c Binny b Sharma||66|
|M.M. Ali||c Pujara b Sharma||39|
|M.J. Prior||c Vijay b Sharma||12|
|B.A. Stokes||c Pujara b Sharma||0|
|S.C.J. Broad||c Dhoni b Sharma||8|
|L.E. Plunkett||Not out||7|
|J.M. Anderson||run out (Jadeja)||2|
|Extras||2nb, 1w, 13b, 16lb||32|
|Total||All Out, 88.2 Overs||223|