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
Buttler continues with his stroke-making and hits a delicious boundary off Shami
ENG 266/4 after 87 overs
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
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
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
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
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
Bairstow dispatches a leg-sided short delivery from Siraj for a boundary as runs continue to flow
ENG 224/3 after 76.3 overs
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
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
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
That will be Lunch on Day 3 of the Lord’s Test.
England are 216/3, trail by 148 runs.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 14, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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*
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
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
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
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
Hello everyone, and welcome to Day 3 of what is a beautifully poised Test match. India currently have a lead of 245.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 14, 2021
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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