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9:00 pm – England win by an innings at Lord’s
Stuart Broad and James Anderson picked up eight wickets between them to hand an innings defeat to India at Lord’s.
England dismissed the No1 Test team 130 in the second essay to win by an innings and 159 runs and lead the five Test series 2-0.
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6:45 pm – Mathews missed out on ton
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews remained unbeaten on 97 as Sri Lanka posted a competitive 299-8 against South Africa in the fifth and final ODI in Colombo.
Mathews has two ODI tons in 201 matches and is yet to reach three figures at home.
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6:30pm: India on the ropes as Virat Kohli gone for 17
India’s hopes of saving the second Test look more and more forlorn as they slumped to 61 for six in the second innings chasing 289 just to make England bat again.
The chief destroyers for England were Stuart Broad who has taken four wickets for just 16 and James Anderson, who followed his five for in the first innings with two wickets – the first being his 100th at Lord’s.
India’s only hope rested in the hands of their captain Virat Kohli who came in at No5 after battling with a back injury.
He reached 17 before Broad had him snapped up by Ollie Pope at short leg. The hapless Dinesh Karthik then went LBW first ball.
4:08pm: James Anderson claims his 100th Lord’s wicket
After batting on for just forty minutes this morning, England captain Joe Root finally declared at 397 for seven, a lead of 289, at the fall of Sam Curran’s wicket for 40, caught by Mohammed Shami in the deep off Hardik Pandya.
Century maker Chris Woakes was left unbeaten on 137, more than double his previous highest Test score.
India’s innings then started as disastrously as the first as Anderson sent Murali Vijay back to the pavilion for a duck, his 100th Test wicket at the Home of Cricket, then KL Rahul followed soon after to have the tourists reeling at 13 for two.
The only thing that might save India is the rain, which arrived shortly before lunch with the tourists 17 for two.
2:05pm: We are live from Lord’s
Play has started on the fourth day at Lord’s with England pushing for victory.
England have opted to continue batting despite the overcast conditions with overnight batsmen Chris Woakes (120*) and Sam Curran (22*) still at the crease.
1:04pm: Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun spotted selling radios at the Lord’s Test
Arjun Tendulkar, son of Indian legend Sachin, was described as a ‘good boy’ by Harbhajan Singh after the 18-year-old was seen selling radios during the third day of the Test match between England and India at Lord’s on Saturday.
Arjun has been training at the MCC after making his international debut for India Under-19s against Sri Lanka last month and decided to offer his assistance by selling radio kits for spectators.
Stuart Broad picked up four wickets while James Anderson also snared four as England beat India by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test at Lord’s to lead the five Test series 2-0. .
After batting on for just forty minutes, England captain Joe Root declared at 397 for seven, a lead of 289. Century maker Chris Woakes was left unbeaten on 137, more than double his previous highest Test score.
India’s innings then started as disastrously as Anderson sent Murali Vijay back to the pavilion for a duck, his 100th Test wicket at the Home of Cricket. KL Rahul followed soon after to have the tourists reeling at 13 for two.
Play resumed following another rain delay. Ajinkya Rahane perished in the slip cordon, bringing in captain Virat Kohli who was forced to wait for his turn after being off the field for a long period during England’s innings due to a back injury. Cheteshwar Pujara was then castled by Broad, leaving India on 50-4. Broad removed Kohli and Dinesh Karthik off successive balls to set the stage for an innings win.
Follow all the action ball-by-ball from Lord’s below as India fight to survive.
New father Chris Woakes gave himself extra reason to celebrate with a brilliant maiden Test century on his Lord’s comeback.
Woakes’ unbeaten 120 was the lynchpin of England‘s recovery from 131-5, especially in a sixth-wicket stand of 189 with Jonny Bairstow who fell seven short of a century.
The hosts closed day three of the Test on 357-6 and with a huge lead of 250 over India.
All-rounder Woakes, recalled after injury to replace the absent Ben Stokes, admitted afterwards he was so caught up in the moment when he reached three figures that it never entered his head to conduct a ‘baby’ celebration – following the birth of his daughter Laila last month.
There was no rocking gesture, so beloved of modern-day footballers, from the understated Woakes – whose 159-ball innings followed two wickets the previous day as he proved he is right back to his best after two months out with injury.
It turned out to be an actual ‘daddy hundred’ – a term coined by former England batsman and coach Graham Gooch to describe important centuries.
He said: “The lads did ask me actually where was the baby celebration – but for some reason, that wasn’t really on my mind.
“I didn’t really have any ideas of how I was going to celebrate, and didn’t really know how to – but I’m obviously just delighted. It’s still a bit of a blur. It seems to go so fast – 30 seconds of raising your bat feels literally like a blink of the eye.
“But it’s an incredible feeling. That feeling of raising your bat to a standing ovation at Lord’s is a bit of a boyhood dream.”
He confirmed life has changed in the Woakes household since the new arrival six weeks ago.
“Yes, it has been a little bit different – a little bit of a shock to the system, but obviously fantastic as well,” he said.
“It certainly puts things in perspective, when you have a bad day at the cricket and go home.”
Back on Test duty, Woakes’ return could hardly have gone better – at a venue where he has always fared well, and has the distinction of a Test batting average above 50 and bowling average under 10.
“It’s a sweet day,” he added. “I was over the moon to get the call to be back in the squad. I could never really have dreamt of scoring a hundred in my comeback Test.
“With five or six weeks out injured, you’re watching the boys all summer – and you want to be out there.”
BIG SHOES TO FILL
He had to sit out his home Test at Edgbaston, and a thrilling England victory, last week – but was determined to be himself here rather than try to copy the man he was replacing.
“Coming in in place of Ben Stokes, it’s quite big shoes to fill,” Woakes said. “But you try not to think about that – I don’t try to play like him, I play like myself, try to do my job for the team, and thankfully I’ve done that so far.”
Woakes and Bairstow became ever more comfortable against a touring attack who found conditions significantly changed after their own batsmen had been hustled out for 107.