Friday, September 17, 2021

Cricket: 2nd test between India & England in London heads for draw

 

In Cricket, India have reached 181 for six in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day of the second Test against England at Lord’s yesterday. The overall lead stood at 154 runs for the visitors. Rishabh Pant and Ishant Sharma were batting when play was called off eight short of the stipulated 90 overs because of bad light.

Earlier, England were bowled out for 391 in their first innings, in reply India’s were all out for 364 at the Lord’s. Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara added 100 runs for the fourth wicket after India were struggling at 55 for three at the stroke of lunch. England, late in the final session chipped in with three quick wickets to end the day with a slight edge. The three wickets in the final hour tilted the balanc’ in England’s favour’ while India’s hopes will rest with Pant to score some quick runs today so that India could set a target of over 200 runs.

For England, Mark Wood took 3 wickets for 40 runs while Moeen Ali claims 2 for 52 runs.

 

 

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