England's James Anderson becomes first to claim 100 Test wickets at Lord's

Paola Ditto
Agosto 12, 2018

Seeing hope in the first session with four wickets and adding another lunch, India hoped for a smaller deficit to chase.

Earlier, England stretched their 250-run overnight lead to 289, declaring on the fall of Sam Curran's wicket - the Surrey man out for 40 slicing down to third man, leaving Chris Woakes unbeaten on 137. Challenge for the Indian side will be to bowl England out and weather the England seam attack. The forecast of further rain over the final two days appears to offer India's best chance of avoiding defeat.

LONDON: Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes scored the first fifties of the match as England recovered to build a significant first-innings lead in the second Test against India at Lord's on Saturday after yet another top-order collapse. He gets to 30 and is now the top-scorer in both the innings for India. yes, he has been India's best batsman in this Test and fair to assume that he will remain by the end of the Test. "The 90s were a bit of a blur but I am so pleased to get there". "I went from 60 to 80 pretty quickly and all of a sudden you start thinking of three figures and you start wafting at things outside off-stump, which I hadn't been doing".

But it was new-ball partner Mohammed Shami who struck first when, from around the wicket, he had Keaton Jennings, aiming across the line, lbw for 11.

James Anderson, England " s all-time leading Test wicket-taker, took full advantage of the swing-friendly conditions with a return of five for 20. But England " s batting has often proved fallible recently.

Pope made a promising 28 before he was lbw to Pandya.

When Jos Buttler went for 24 - Shami's third leg-before wicket - England looked capable of crumbling again. While left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin may play a key role to trap Englishmen.

A quick word from Bairstow helped Woakes to compose himself and a pull shot over mid-wicket for three took him to the landmark off just 129 balls.

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