England v India - 2nd Test

Second Test: England struggling in pursuit of 319 against India

Second Test: England struggling in pursuit of 319 against India

Alastair Cook's poor form continued as England were reduced to 105-4 in pursuit of a target of 319 on day four of the second Test against India at Lord's.

Opinion

  • England must 'scrap'

    England must 'scrap'

    David Lloyd says 'downtrodden' England must band together to have any hope of prevailing at Lord's.

  • Play positively, Prior

    Play positively, Prior

    The heat is ramping up on Matt Prior, says Nasser Hussain, and he must hit his way back into form.

  • What a let off

    What a let off

    David Lloyd blames England's poor bowling for allowing India to escape on day one of second Test.

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