Ton-up Woakes Lord´s it over India in second Test


Ton-up Woakes Lord´s it over India in second Test

Ross Houston
August 12, 2018

After the dominant day's play, England might look to force a result in the last two days of the match in which rain can play a big role. The 29-year old has 57 centuries to his name along with approximately 17,000 runs for India across all the formats.

It was not certain that Woakes would play this Test. England decided on the second morning to select him over off-spinner Moeen Ali, with Ben Stokes on trial for affray.

As predicted it did rain on Day 2 but thanks to Anderson's five-fer England skittled out India for just 107 in 35.3 overs.


Kohli had single-handedly made the first test at Edgbaston competitive, his 200 runs failing to save India as England took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series, but he couldn't repeat his heroics on a green wicket at Lord's.

While on the first day, the team was treated to dishes like chicken lasagna, paneer tikka curry and apple pie with custard, among many others, the second day saw them being served with banana and date sticky toffee pudding, chicken carbonara, prawns in marie rose sauce and much more.

This was a day in three parts - all interspersed by showers - with the first dominated by Anderson, the second by a horrendous run-out of Cheteshwar Pujara and the third by Woakes and Anderson again.


Yorkshire star Bairstow also looked set for triple figures but, just six short of his sixth Test hundred, nicked behind off the bowling of Pandya as India finally found a breakthrough.

Bairstow and Jos Buttler went on the offensive immediately after the interval, quickly taking England past India's first innings total, but, while Bairstow remained to inflict further damage on India, Buttler departed for 24, becoming Shami's (3-74) third lbw victim after being beaten for pace as he advanced and moved across his stumps to try and work the ball to leg. As per the latest reports, England is two down for 37 runs as Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav sent Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings back to the pavilion.

That easy wicket for England left India at 3/15.


As expected England gave a Test debut to 20-year-old Surrey batsman Pope, who has competed in only 15 first-class matches but takes the place of the dropped Dawid Malan. The Indian batsmen have themselves to blame as much as the top-class bowling from the English fast-bowlers led by James Anderson.

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