India is a cricket loving country and all the eyes in the country were curiously watching the thrilling test match between India and England. England has managed to win today despite Virat Kohli's efforts.
India allowed England to put on board 180 runs, despite having them on the mat at 87 for seven at one stage with Ishant Sharma (5/51) and R Ashwin (3/39) troubling the home batsmen in the first two sessions and hence lost in the first test by 31 runs.
The first day of the second test was washed out due to heavy rains in London. On the second day of the second test, the Indian team crumbled to 107 all out against a top quality England seam attack.
Cheteshwar Pujara (1, 25 balls) left a lot of deliveries but was once again run out trying a quick single with his skipper Kohli backtracking after initially responding to a call.
Finally, Kohli (23) who had battled hard for 70 minutes and 57 balls, forced into committing a mistake by Woakes.
The lack of practice in top order was there for everyone to see as veteran Jimmy Anderson (5/20) made them hop, skip and jump on a track with his 26th five-wicket haul in longest form. He was ably complemented by Chris Woakes (2/19), Sam Curran (1/26) and Stuart Broad (1/37).
Allrounder Chris Woakes struck his first test century to guide England to 357-6 and a commanding 250-run lead over top-ranked India at stumps on Day 3 of the second test at Lord's on Saturday.
Having come together shortly after lunch with England struggling at 131-5, Woakes (120 not out) and Jonny Bairstow (93) shared a match-changing stand of 189.
The forecast of further rain over the final two days of the match appears to offer India's best chance of avoiding defeat. Sports lovers are excited to know how the game will set up on the fourth day.
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