England vs India 2nd Test, Day 3 Live Cricket Updates: Joe Root Hits Century After Mohammed Siraj Snags Jonny Bairstow | Cricket News

ENG vs IND, 2nd Test, Day 3 Live Cricket Updates: Joe Root Hits Century After Mohammed Siraj Snags Jonny Bairstow

ENG vs IND Live Score: Joe Root scored his second successive century of the series.© AFP

England skipper Joe Root scored his 22nd century and his second successive of the series in the second session on Day 3 of the second Test. Jos Buttler joined Root in the middle with England placed at 236/4 after 81.3 overs. Earlier, Pacer Mohammed Siraj dismissed Jonny Bairstow (57 runs off 107 balls) after Lunch to claim England’s fourth wicket and first of the day’s play. The home team went into Lunch without losing a single wicket and also added 97 runs in 28 overs. Root added 100 runs for the fourth wicket along with Bairstow, who also completed his half-century in only 90 deliveries. England began on an attacking note as they gathered runs at a brisk pace against the Indian pacers. England had finished Day 2 yesterday at 119 for three, trailing India by 245 runs. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Live Score Updates Of England vs India 2nd Test, Day 3 From Lord’s, London

  • 19:15 (IST)

    Four !

    Buttler continues with his stroke-making and hits a delicious boundary off Shami

    ENG 266/4 after 87 overs

  • 19:12 (IST)

    Four !

    Buttler joins the show and straight drives an over-pitched Shami delivery towards the mid-on region for a boundary

    ENG 262/4 after 86.1 overs – Trail India by 102 runs

  • 19:08 (IST)

    Four !

    Root flicks a leg-sidish Bumrah delivery for a boundary as a tired looking Ishant Sharma fails to stop the ball

    With this four, Root also brings up 9000 Test runs – Wow, what an incredible player !

    ENG 256/4 after 85.2 overs

  • 19:05 (IST)

    Ishant Appeals For LBW !

    Huge LBW shout by Ishant against Buttler, who misses an incoming ball completely 

    There’s an extra yard to Ishant’s bowling now and the movement off the surface is there for everyone to see

    ENG 252/4 after 85 overs – Trail India by 112 runs

  • 18:46 (IST)

    Huge LBW Shout !

    Jadeja appeals for a LBW against Buttler but is turned down by the umpire as well as Kohli for DRS

    Looked close but DRS would have held umpires not out call

  • 18:32 (IST)

    England March On !

    England negotiating spin as well as pace with ease

    Root moves on to 95 while Bairstow is standing string at 57

    ENG 229/3 after 78.3 overs

  • 18:25 (IST)

    Four !

    Bairstow dispatches a leg-sided short delivery from Siraj for a boundary as runs continue to flow

    ENG 224/3 after 76.3 overs

  • 18:19 (IST)

    Siraj From The Other End !

    Mohammed Siraj from the other end now

    Kohli needs wickets in this session as Root is into his 90s now

    ENG 217/3 after 74.3 overs

  • 18:14 (IST)

    2nd Session Begins !

    Players are in the middle as post Lunch session begins

    Jadeja to Root

    ENG 217/3 after 73.2 overs – Trail India by 147 runs

  • 17:44 (IST)

    Lunch Taken !

    Lunch On Day 3 !

    England take Lunch having scored 97 runs in 28 overs without losing a single wicket

    Both Root and Bairstow scored fifties and added 100 runs for the fourth wicket

    Indian bowlers were left frustrated as they failed to find a way through the defences of the English batsmen

    ENG 216/3 after 73 overs – Trail India by 148 runs

  • 17:25 (IST)

    100-Run 4th Wicket Stand !

    Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow have added 100 crucial runs in 181 balls for the fourth wicket now

    England trail India by 156 runs

    ENG 208/3 after 71 overs

  • 17:17 (IST)

    England Skipper Getting Close To A Lord’s 100 !

    Captain Joe Root into his 80s now and looks set for his second straight century in the series

    ENG 197/3 after 69.2 overs

  • 17:12 (IST)

    Ishant Bowling Tight !

    An excellent over from Ishant who hits the perfect testing line and length and concedes only 2 runs

    Bairstow and Root, however, are playing the patience game and hitting the ball on merit

    ENG 192/3 after 68 overs

  • 17:04 (IST)

    Bairstow Inching Closer To 50 !

    Jonny Bairstow into his 40s now and is looking set for a well-deserved fifty at Lord’s

    ENG 189/3 after 66.3 overs

  • 16:53 (IST)

    Confident LBW Shout !

    Huge LBW appeal against Root by Jadeja but the ball would have missed the stumps

    India getting into the act now

    ENG 182/3 after 64.2 overs

  • 16:52 (IST)

    Solid Start Continues For England !

    Bumrah has been getting the ball to seam off the deck and clearly looks the best bowler for India this morning

    Root has raced to 74 while Bairstow is at 37 as England trail India by 183

    ENG 181/3 after 63.2 overs

  • 16:41 (IST)

    Slow Over-Rate A Concern!

    Jadeja is literally running his overs through as India were again 6 overs short yesterday

    Having been docked 2 WTC points due to slow run-rate, Kohli is relying on Jadeja to cover up lost time

    ENG 174/3 after 61 overs

  • 16:36 (IST)

    Drinks !

    Drinks Taken !

    A great start to England’s day as they have added 54 runs this morning without conceding a wicket

    India, on the other hand, have been left frustrated and in search of options

    ENG 173/3 after 60 overs – Trail India by 191 runs

  • 16:28 (IST)

    Four !

    A paddle sweep by Bairstow against Jadeja shows the growing confidence of the wicket-keeper batsman against spin on this pitch

    ENG 169/3 after 58.1 overs

  • 16:25 (IST)

    Solid Start From Root & Bairstow !

    Root and Bairstow have added 46 runs on Day 3 and have brought down the deficit below 200 runs 

    Kohli will be eager to take a wicket or two in this session as Root is looking more dangerous with each passing ball

    ENG 165/3 after 57.4 overs

  • 16:14 (IST)

    Ravindra Jadeja Into The Mix Now !

    With the pitch looking hard and fresh for batting against the pacers, Kohli decides to bring in the left-arm spin of Ravindra Jadeja

    ENG 159/3 after 54.5 overs

  • 16:10 (IST)

    Jasprit Bumrah Into The Attack !

    Jasprit Bumrah has been brought into the attack after Shami looked a bit off-colour this morning

    ENG 158/3 after 53.4 overs

  • 15:58 (IST)

    Four !

    Jonny Bairstow plays yet another classy straight drive off Siraj

    This time, he hits towards mid-off region

    ENG 149/3 after 50.3 overs

  • 15:52 (IST)

    Four !

    Jonny Bairstow in his element here

    Straight drives elegantly for a four against Shami

    ENG 144/3 after 49.4 overs

    Bairstow moves on to 23 now

  • 15:50 (IST)

    England Batters Showing Intent !

    England have started on an attacking note on Day 3 with Root and Bairstow showing intent against the Indian pacers

    ENG 136/3 after 49 overs

    Joe Root 56*

    Jonny Bairstow 15*

  • 15:37 (IST)

    Siraj From The Other End !

    Mohammed Siraj is in from the other end

    Kohli is looking for early wickets as he has started with two of his strike bowlers up front 

  • 15:34 (IST)

    Steady Start !

    Mohammed Shami bowls a tidy over and gives away only one run in the first over of the day

    Root and Bairstow look comfortable in the middle

    ENG 120/3 after 46 overs

  • 15:30 (IST)

    Players Ready !

    Clear skies welcomes the players in the middle

    Joe Root is at 48* and joining him is Jonny Bairstow on 6*

    ENG 119/3 after 45 overs

  • 15:13 (IST)

    Team India Hurdle !

    Team India in a hurdle at the start of Day 3 of the second Test

    Both teams will be looking to take an early advantage on what could prove to be a decisive day in the outcome of the Test

  • 14:54 (IST)

    Hello and Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to our Live Coverage of Day 3 of the second Test between India and England

    After being bowled out for 364, the visitors managed to take three wickets before the close of play on Friday to keep England in check

    Captain Joe Root will be key for the hosts as they look to reduce the first innings deficit

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