For India, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane hold the fort : ENG vs IND 2nd Test

After losing three early wickets on Day 4 of the second Test at Lord’s, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane steadied India and demonstrated a much-needed fight throughout the second session. India were 105/3 after 53 overs (Pujara on 29 not out and Rahane on 24) and 78 runs ahead of England at Tea. Earlier, England got off to a flying start thanks to Mark Wood’s fast dismissals of openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. Wood squared up Rahul, who edged the ball to Jos Buttler for five runs off 30 balls, while Rohit was caught by Moeen Ali off Mark Wood’s bowling, giving him his second wicket of the morning. Rohit, who had earlier hit a six, attempted to repeat his shot but was unable to timing the ball and was out for 21 runs off 36 balls. Just before lunch, Sam Curran got Virat Kohli’s crucial breakthrough. As Kohli edged to Buttler for 20 runs off 31 deliveries, Curran followed an in-swinger with a ball that seemed to sail away after pitching. England scored 391 in response to India’s 364 in the first innings, with to Joe Root’s unbroken 180.

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