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England lose top order after India's 364

England lost three top order wickets in reply to India’s 364 runs in their first innings in the third session of second day of the second Test at Lord’s on Friday.

England lose top order after Indias 364

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Aug 2021 4:30 AM GMT

2nd Test: veteran Anderson takes 5 wickets, Rahul hits 129

LONDON: England lost three top order wickets in reply to India's 364 runs in their first innings in the third session of second day of the second Test at Lord's on Friday.

The host were 23/0 at Tea break, but lost two wickets in two balls just after the break. Mohammad Siraj took Dominic Sibley (11) and Haseeb Hameed in successive balls. Opener Rory Burns was claimed by Mohammad Shami when the score was 108. He made 49 off 136 balls. England were 118 for 3 in 45 overs at stumps. Joe Root was batting at 48 with Jonny Bairstow.

Earlier, India were bowled out for 364 just after lunch as veteran England pace bowler Anderson took 5/64.

India began the day on a poor note, losing opener K.L. Rahul early. The centurion could add only two runs to his overnight score and fell for 129, lobbing a catch to cover off Ollie Robinson on the second ball of the day.

Five balls later, James Anderson forced Ajinkya Rahane to nick his first ball of the day to slips as India were reduced to 282/5 from the overnight 276/3.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja added 49 in 18.5 overs before the former fell when he nicked an attempted cut off Mark Wood to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler, around 30 minutes before the end of the first session.

Mohammed Shami was dismissed by Moeen Ali soon after as India went for lunch at 346/7.

With Jadeja at crease, India were hoping they would get close to 400. Both Jadeja and pace bowler Ishant Sharma hung around after lunch before the latter fell to an Anderson beauty which jagged back in and caught him LBW eight overs into second session.

Bumrah was dismissed by Anderson for his fifth wicket on the last ball of his 29th and Indian innings' 126th over and on the first ball of the next over by Mark Wood, Jadeja was caught at mid-on.

Brief scores: India 364 all out in 126.1 overs (K.L. Rahul 129, Rohit Sharma 83, Virat Kohli 42, Rishabh Pant 37, Ravindra Jadeja 40; James Anderson 5/62, Ollie Robinson 2/73, Mark Wood 2/91) vs England 119/3 in 45 overs (Joe Root 48no, Rory Burns 49, Mohammad Siraj 2/34). Agencies

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