England need 179 for the greatest victory in the history of sport. He sends him back but Buttler fires a direct hit at the non-striker's end. I'm desperate to turn this round. With 18 runs in his last nine innings he wasn't quite in the necessary nick for that, and it went miles in the air towards midwicket. Kohli is shown in the next frame and umpire Marais Erasmus is calming him down. Despite India's overall failed batting effort at Edgbaston, bowling coach Bharat Arun ruled out playing an extra batsman here.
Root wears one, decides he's had enough of that and pulls the second for a single. Glenn McGrath of course, Bob Massie. Floated outside off, comes in, Parthiv comes down the wicket and looks to clip it through mid-wicket but is hit on his pads. Woakes gets under the ball near long on and takes a safe catch. India have only won one Test at Lord's before, in 1986, and that led to the departure of the England captain, David Gower, who was also a left-handed batsman with consonants and vowels in his name. Ali c Pujara b Sharma 39 Ishant Sharma, who went for 14 in his last over, has gone into Plunkett mode with a short leg, leg slip and two men out on the hook.
India lead by 98 runs. It wasn't close in the end. Instead his first over goes for 14! It feels good to accentuate the positive once every couple of years. It's straight towards Buttler at backward point who dives low to his left and takes a good catch. New ball must fetch a wicket.
The Indian cricket team would expect its floundering batsmen to take more responsibility in pursuit of a series-levelling victory in the second Test against England at the Lord's. Cut through point and Ashwin calls for the second. Ashwin dismissed Ben Stokes 21 with a return catch in the 75th over as England were reduced to 243 for seven. It looks like India are going to hit England with short stuff from both ends, with Mohammad Shami. He has ensured that India are more than alive in this game. Ali only just manages to defend a bit of a grubber, although it would have missed off stump. In that scenario, Umesh Yadav can expect to be left out with Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya handling the pace duties.
Ball Tracker shows the ball to be hitting the stumps so despite being way down the wicket, it is out and Parthiv Patel walks back bewildered. Ashwin then accounted for Stuart Broad 1 , lbw too, but Anderson somehow managed to thwart his efforts for a five-wicket haul. There are 20 minutes to lunch. India are by no means a bad team, but it's about time they start showing it. That might just be to allow Jadeja to change ends. He prefers to bowl over the wicket, but Duncan Fletcher has been on at him to go around to the left-handers because of the angle, the benefits of which were evident in the dismissal of Alastair Cook last night from only the second delivery that Ishant bowled around the wicket to him.
Especially as it might just be the last act of his England career. The second ball is banged in and bang on the money, with Root only just getting on top of that. England, well, the only thing have to do is not be complacent. Cook comes over for a chat and goes for the review. As Strauss says on Sky, that angle is a problem for left-handers because it makes them think they need to play at balls that are actually pretty wide of off stump. We've come to the end of the 2nd Test and England lead 2-0.
Jonny opts for the review and replays show it was in line and would have crashed into the stumps. The softish dismissals nag a little, but equally it is hard to resist the thought that he could become very, very special. Graham Thorpe always used to look pretty serene when he played. It was a fantastic effort. We've not had many runs today - 35 in 17 overs - yet it has been unturnoffable. Extras lb 4, w 3, nb 1, b 8 16 Fall of wickets : 1-39 Murali Vijay , 14.
Still, that low bounce is such a concern. That experiment lasted two Tests against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka first Test at Galle before Sharma was moved down the order with Ajinkya Rahane batting at number three in the next two Tests. Ishant and Shami bowled closer to the England batsmen and made them play more often with the latter reaping reward. Anyway, Jadeja starts to Root with a slip, short leg, leg slip and keeper standing up to the stumps. Jayant Yadav removes the in-form batsman. India are strong favourites to get theirs.
It was a stunning bouncer to Ali, straight and at the face. The replays show that Karun was short of the crease thanks to the direct hit. Anyone can collapse to Wasim and Waqar swinging it round corners, of Joel Garner marauding in the gloaming on a Saturday night. Umesh Yadav draws first blood! Shami is off the field by the way, with the substitute Wriddhiman Saha on the field. The likeliest scenario remains an India victory, by 68 runs or so.
England have plenty to do before they can even consider victory, never mind before Alastair Cook can whip his top off on the balcony in celebration. Stokes c Pujara b Sharma 0 Ben Stokes has gone for his third consecutive duck of the series! Hameed stays unbeaten and he gets congratulated by the Indian players. England need 164 to win. There will be more of that after lunch, because Sharma caused Root trouble and the new batsmen Matt Prior has been bounced out a few times this summer. That prompted a flustered back-foot drive next ball which was edged just short of Dhawan, who is fairly deep at first slip. Will he make it eight, or will Jadeja complete a fairytale match for India by dismissing Jimmy Anderson? Maybe their most elegant batsman per se, though of course Michael Vaughan could look gorgeous.