Riding on an unbeaten 132-run knock from Cheteshwar Pujara, India took a slender lead of 27 runs in the first innings before getting all-out on 273 on Day 2 of the fourth Test against England in Southampton. England were 6 without loss at stumps, trailing India by 21 runs. The day certainly belonged to Cheteshwar Pujara as he notched up his 15th century in Test cricket taking India out of trouble. While wickets kept tumbling at the other end, Pujara stood solid against the England pacers. Resuming at 19 for no loss, India lost KL Rahul (19) early in the morning session. Shikhar Dhawan (23) also departed in quick succession with India 50 for two on the board. Post Dhawan's departure, skipper Virat Kohli (46) and Pujara stitched a 92-run partnership putting India back in the game. But soon after Kohli's dismissal, the middle order tumbled like a pack of cards. Ajinkya Rahane (11), Hardik Pandya (4) and Rishabh Pant (0) disappointed with the bat as India went from 142-3 in the second session to 195-8 in the final session. Pujara later on, with the help of the tail-enders Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, took India past England's first innings total. For England, Moeen Ali starred with the ball taking a five wickets in the first innings. Stuart Broad claimed three wickets while Sam Curran and Ben Stokes took a wicket each. (SCORECARD)
Highlights between India vs England, 4th Test, Day 2, straight from The Rose Bowl, Southampton
11:15 IST: Thank you for joining us on our live coverage of day 2 of the fourth Test between India and England.
Stumps, Day 2 - England 6-0 after 4 overs. Trail India by 21 runs. (Keaton Jennings 4 not out)
It's shaping up to be a thriller!— ICC (@ICC) August 31, 2018
England's openers successfully navigate four overs to close day two on 6/0, trailing India by 21 runs.
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11:00 IST: Keaton Jennings leaves the final ball and that's stumps on day 2.
11:00 IST: FOUR! First boundary for England in the second innings. Bumrah drifts down the leg side and Keaton Jennings flicks it with ease for four runs. ENG 6-0 after 3.1 over.
22:54 IST: Just one run from Ashwin's first over in the second innings. Jasprit Bumrah will share the new ball with Ashwin from the other end. ENG 1-0 after 1 over.
22:50 IST: Alastair Cook gets off the mark straight away. Gentle push on the on-side and Cook takes a comfortable single. ENG 1-0 after 0.1 overs.
22:49 IST: Openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings are at the centre to start the second innings for England. Ravichandran Ashwin will start the proceedings for India.
Innings break - India 273 all-out in 84.5 overs. India lead England by 27 runs.
India squeeze out a lead of 27 runs thanks to a dogged final wicket stand from Cheteshwar Pujara (132*) and Jasprit Bumrah with Moeen Ali's five-for helping dismiss the visitors for 273.— ICC (@ICC) August 31, 2018
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22:41 IST: OUT and it's all over for India in the first innings! Bouncer from Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook takes a simple catch at first slip. Gritty Bumrah (6) knock finally comes to an end. Pujara remains unbeaten on 132 runs.
22:33 IST: This is incredible batting by Pujara who has been ably supported by Bumrah. India 273/9, lead England by 27 runs
22:28 IST: These two have stitched 43-run partnership already.
22:20 IST: FOUR! Second new ball, length delivery by Broad and an equally good shot by Pujara. India lead by 24 runs
22:16 IST: New ball will be taken after this over. India 262/9 after 80 overs
22:14 IST: FOUR! This is fantastic stuff from Pujara. He is hitting some lofty shots. India now turning this on. These runs are crucial.
22:12 IST: The partnership for the last wicket between Cheteshwar Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah has now moved on 30 runs. IND 257-9 after 78.5 overs.
22:03 IST: India in the lead now! Couple of runs in the vacant mid wicket region and India go past England's first innings score. At one stage it looked impossible but Pujara with the assistance of the tail-enders has taken India ahead. IND 247-9 after 77.2 overs.
21:57 IST: FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara scoring runs at a brisk pace now. Whacks Sam Curran through cover region for a boundary. Short and wide from Curran and Pujara places it perfectly between the two fielders. IND 245-9 after 75.5 overs.
21:46 IST: FOUR! Pujara goes down the track against Moeen Ali and gets a boundary through the vacant mid-wicket region. He is doing it in style now. India now trail by 6 runs in the first innings. IND 240-9 after 74.4 overs.
21:40 IST: 100 for Cheteshwar Pujara! What a fine inning from the right-hander. Slams his 15th century in Test cricket. India now trail by 14 runs in the first innings. IND 232-9 after 73 overs.
21:30 IST: OUT! Moeen Ali claims his fifth wicket. Ishant stays at the crease but India has no review remaining. Eventually walks back after scoring 14 runs. Simple catch taken by Alastair Cook at forward short-leg. IND 227-9 after 71 overs.
21:23 IST: FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara dances down the track and whacks Moeen Ali through mid-wicket region for a boundary. He moves on to 94. Ishant Sharma providing excellent support from the other end. IND 220-8 after 68.5 overs.
21:18 IST: Ishant Sharma fighting back against the England bowlers. The partnership between Ishant (7) and Pujara (89) has now moved on to 18 runs off 38 balls. India now trail by 33 runs in the first innings. IND 213-8 after 67 overs.
21:01 IST: 200 comes up for India! A couple on the off side toward the point region from Pujara and India now trail by 45 runs in the first innings. Pujara moves into the eighties as well. IND 201-8 after 63.2 overs.
20:57 IST: Ishant Sharma denies Moeen Ali a hat-trick. Long stride forward from the lanky Indian pacer. India still in a lot of trouble. IND 195-8 after 62.1 overs.
20:51 IST: OUT! Moeen Ali is on a role here. Cleans up Mohammed Shami on the very first ball. Another one bites the dust. India losing the plot here. Ali will be on a hat-trick in the next over. IND 189-8 after 61 overs.
20:49 IST: OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin goes for a fancy reverse sweep, under edge and drags the ball on to the stumps. Gifts his wicket away Third wicket for Moeen Ali in the innings. IND 189-7 after 60.5 overs.
20:37 IST: OUT! Casual shot from Hardik Pandya and Moeen Ali strikes yet again. Pandya walks back after scoring 4 runs. Simple catch for England skipper Joe Root. India loose their sixth wicket, IND 189-6 after 58.3 overs.
20:31 IST: Cheteshwar Pujara and Hardik Pandya are at the centre to start the post tea session for India. Moeen Ali will finish his last three balls of the over.
Tea break - India 181 for loss of 5 wickets. Trail England by 65 runs in the first innings.
A decent session for England with three wickets falling as Rishabh Pant falls for a 29-ball duck on the brink of tea, Pujara on 70* as India go into the break on 181/5, trailing England by 65 runs.#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/VUru4XV87u pic.twitter.com/FSgyMvHs5x— ICC (@ICC) August 31, 2018
20:10 IST: OUT! Spin does the trick for England! Moeen Ali traps Rishabh Pant in front of the stumps. Pant walks back for a duck after facing 29 deliveries.
20:02 IST: FOUR! FOUR! Back to back boundaries for Cheteshwar Pujara off Ben Stokes. He moves on to the score of 68. IND 178-4 after 54.2 overs.
20:01 IST: Another tight over from James Anderson comes to an end. Just one run from it. Both Pujara and Pant are pretty watchful at the moment. With just under 10 minutes to go for Tea, both are looking not to give any more wicket now. IND 170-4 after 54 overs.
19:41 IST: Struck on the helmet! Nasty bouncer from Ben Stokes. Takes Pujara by surprise. Physio runs to the centre to take a look. Doesn't look horrible as Pujara takes takes a single. Took his eyes away from the ball. IND 167-4 after 50.1 overs.
19:37 IST: Another teasing over from Ben Stokes comes to an end. Cheteshwar Pujara is looking confident against the England pacers but Rishabh Pant is finding it difficult at the moment. Just 2 runs from the fourth over from Ben Stokes. IND 165-4 after 49 overs.
19:21 IST: OUT! Review taken by Ajinkya Rahane! Original decision is out. Front foot of Ben Stokes was on the line but the third umpire declares it a legal delivery. Replay shows that the ball was hitting the middle stump. On-field decision stays. India loose their fourth wicket. Rahane walks back after scoring 11 runs. Fnally a wicket for Ben Stokes. IND 161-4 after 46.5 overs.
19:09 IST: Dropped! This is heart breaking for Ben Stokes. Another edge, this time from Ajinkya Rahane but Joe Root drops the catch it at second slip. It was a difficult chance but should have been taken by the England skipper. IND 155-3 after 44.1 overs.
19:00 IST: Edge and four! Good length delivery from Ben Stokes finds the outside edge of Pujara's bat but the ball goes between the keeper and first slip. 150 also comes up for India with the boundary. IND 151-3 after 42.1 overs.
18:57 IST: 50 up for Cheteshwar Pujara! Scores his 19th fifty in Test cricket. single on the on-side and Pujara scores his second fifty of the series. IND 144-3 after 41.3 overs.
18:55 IST: OUT! Indian skipper Virat Kohli walks back after scoring 46 runs. over-the wicket from Sam Curran and the ball continues to go with the angle. Virat edges the ball Alastair Cook takes a sharp catch at first slip. 92-run stand between Virat and Pujara comes to an end. IND 142-3 after 41.1 overs.
18:45 IST: Huge LBW appeal! Sam Curran's ball strikes the back leg of Cheteshwar Pujara and the entire slip cordon goes up together. Umpire adjourns not out. Height must have been the factor on that one as skipper Joe Root decides not to take the review. IND 135-2 after 39.1 overs.
18:45 IST: Bowling change for England. Sam Curran replaces Stuart Broad.
18:35 IST: Edged and four! Unlucky for Moeen Ali as the ball goes right between wicket-keeper and first slip. The ball was nicely tossed up by Ali and finds the edge of the Indian skipper but Buttler moves in the opposite direction and misses the ball completely. Virat Kohli survives. IND 125-2 after 36.5 overs.
18:30 IST: FOUR! Beautiful straight drive from the Indian skipper off Stuart Broad. Times it to perfection. Just a push down the ground and the ball reaches the fence in no time. IND 118-2 after 35.2 overs.
18:24 IST: FOUR! Terrific timing and placement on that one from Cheteshwar Pujara. Cuts Stuart Broad's delivery to perfection. Ends the over with a boundary. IND 111-2 after 34 overs.
18:15 IST: Just one run from Stuart Broad's first over after lunch. Moeen Ali will share the ball with Broad from the other end. IND 101-2 after 32 overs.
18:11 IST: Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara are at the centre for India for the post-lunch session. Stuart Broad will resume the proceedings for England.
Lunch, Day 2 - India 100 for loss of 2 wickets. Trail England by 146 runs in the first innings.
India's openers fall to Stuart Broad but a fifty partnership from Kohli and Pujara takes India into lunch on day two on 100/2, trailing England by 146 runs.#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/VUru4XV87u pic.twitter.com/ADOyUqgfnL— ICC (@ICC) August 31, 2018
17:33 IST: Last over before lunch from Moeen Ali is a maiden.
17:30 IST: 100 up for India! Both Pujara and Kohli have been brilliant in the morning session on day 2. 50-run partnership also comes up between them with the single. IND 100-2 after 30 overs.
17:21 IST: Another bowling change for England as Adil Rashid replaces James Anderson from the other end. England trying something different just lunch on day 2. IND 92-2 after 27 overs.
17:17 IST: Surprise bowling change from England. Keaton Jennings comes in to replace Sam Curran.
17:16 IST: Just under 15 minutes to go for lunch! Will Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara bat out the tricky period? IND 91-2 after 26 overs.
17:11 IST: FOUR! Another gorgeous shot from the Indian skipper. Wide outside off stump from James Anderson and Kohli times it to perfection. Leans into the drive and collects a boundary. Perfect timing on that one. IND 90-2 after 25.1 overs.
16:57 IST: FOUR! The ball flies through the vacant gully region and with the boundary Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to reach 6000-run mark in Test cricket. IND 72-2 after 21.5 overs.
16:45 IST: FOUR! Gorgeous cover drive from Virat Kohli to get off the mark. Ball reaches the fence in no time. Beautiful shot from a man in top form. IND 60-2 after 19.1 overs.
16:36 IST: OUT! Edged and comfortably taken by wicket-keeper Jos Buttler. Rash shot played by Dhawan (23) and Stuart Broad strikes for the second time in the morning session. Both Indian openers are back in the pavilion. IND 50-2 after 17.5 overs.
16:29 IST: 50 up for India! Both Cheteshwar Pujara and Shikhar Dhawan have looked cautious after the dismissal of KL Rahul. India trail England by 196 runs in the first innings.
16:22 IST: Beaten! Beautiful delivery from Stuart Broad. The ball angles in and then moves across. Beats the outside edge of Shikhar Dhawan. Misses the off-stump by inches as well. IND 46-1 after 15.1 overs.
16:18 IST: Dhawan survives! Review from England. Original decision is not out. England have reviewed it for a catch but replay shows that the ball struck the thigh pad of Shikhar Dhawan before ending in the hands of first slip. England lose their review. IND 46-1 after 14 overs.
16:12 IST: Maiden! Sam Curran starts off with a maiden. Pujara really cautious at the start. Stuart Broad to continue from the other end. IND 46-1 after 13 overs.
16:09 IST: Bowling change for England! Sam Curran introduced into the attack. Replaces James Anderson.
16:06 IST: FOUR! Stuart Broad drifts on to the ads and Dhawan times the ball to perfection. The ball beats the fine-leg fielder and reaches the fence. IND 46-1 after 11.5 overs.
15:59 IST: Cheteshwar Pujara finally gets off the mark after facing 12 deliveries. Down the leg side from James Anderson and Pujara with a flick gather a couple of runs. IND 42-1 after 10.3 overs.
15:44 IST: OUT! Review from KL Rahul. Original decision is out. And the on-field decision stays. Rahul was trapped right in front of the stumps. Replay clearly shows that the ball was hitting the middle stump. Stuart Broad strikes for England. Rahul walks back after scoring 19 runs. IND 37-1 after 7.2 overs.
15:40 IST: FOUR! Brisk start from India on day 2. Back-foot punch this time from KL Rahul off Anderson and the ball races to the fence in the cover region. IND 34-0 after 6.3 overs.
15:35 IST: FOUR! Wide from Stuart Broad and Dhawan times the ball to perfection. Collects his second boundary of the morning in the cover region. IND 30-0 after 5.2 overs.
15:31 IST: FOUR! Wide delivery from James Anderson outside off-stump and Shikhar Dhawan guides the ball through vacant gully region for four runs. First boundary of the morning for India on Day 2. IND 23-0 after 4.3 overs.
15:28 IST: Openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul are out at the centre for India. James Anderson will start the proceedings for England. Joe Root has four slips in position waiting for that outside edge. IND 19-0 after 4 overs.
15:10 IST: Learning from the best!
15:00 IST: We are 30 minutes away from the start.
14:50 IST: Here's what the pitch looks like at the start of the second day.
14:35 IST: Shikhar Dhawan looks all set for day 2.
14:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live match updates of Day 2 of the 4th Test between India and England.
One over later, Bumrah almost sent packing English skipper Joe Root (4) when he was on two before the Decision Review System (DRS) came to the latter's rescue. Root was trapped plumb in front but television replays showed the bowler had overstepped. The England captain, however, failed to take advantage of the reprieve as Ishant swung it big into the England captain to trap him lbw. Reduced to 15/2, England's hopes were pinned on former skipper Alastair Cook (17) and Jonny Bairstow (6), playing as a specialist batsman after injuring his finger. But Bumrah scuttled such ambitions by scalping Bairstow, caught behind by Rishabh Pant in the 13th over before first-change bowler Hardik ended Cook's 55-ball resistance, thanks to a brilliant low catch at the third slip by Virat Kohli.
India could have had Buttler too, but Pant missed a tough one. Together with Stokes, Buttler managed to see off the initial scare from the Indian pace attack before heading for lunch undivided. The second session saw Indian pacers continue their domination, taking two more wickets in the second session to reduce England to 139-6. Resuming the post-lunch session at 57/4, Stokes and Buttler played out the initial few overs cautiously before Buttler started opening up only to bring his downfall, caught by Virat Kohli off Shami. Reduced to 86/6, the left-handed pair of Moeen and Sam steered the ship to safety, as they played the Indian pacers with extreme caution and did not allow premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to dominate. The final session saw Moeen and Curran stabilising the hosts innings, forging a crucial 81-run partnership. After Moeen's wicket no other batter supported Curran, and as a result, the hosts were bundled out for 246 just before the end of play.