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India vs England 4th Test, Live Cricket Updates: Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow Lead Recovery, England Trail By 52 At Lunch

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India vs England 4th Test, Live Cricket Updates: Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow Lead Recovery, England Trail By 52 At Lunch

IND vs ENG Live: Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow remained unbeaten at Lunch on Day 2.© AFP




Umesh Yadav picked the wickets of Craig Overton and Dawid Malan early in the morning session on Day 2 of the 4th Test at The Oval to put England on the backfoot straight away. But soon Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow stitched an important sixth wicket partnership as they hit a flurry of boundaries to lead their team’s recovery. At Lunch, England were placed at 139/5 after 42 overs, still trailing by 52 runs. Yadav started from where he left off yesterday when he claimed skipper Joe Root’s all-important wicket yesterday. Jasprit Bumrah bowled a fiery spell late in the day to remove both England openers, Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns in an over. After being sent in to bat by Root, India had a horrific start to their innings but were saved by a fifty from Kohli and a blistering knock by Shardul Thakur, who smashed the fastest half-century in a Test in England to bail out the visitors. Shardul hit three sixes and seven boundaries en route to his 36-ball 57 as India posted 191. (LIVE SCORECARD)

England vs India 4th Test, Day 2 Live Cricket Updates From The Oval, London







  • 17:32 (IST)

    Lunch – 4th Test, Day 2 !

    Lunch Taken !

    England recovered well through Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow’s unbeaten sixth wicket stand after Umesh Yadav struck twice early on Day 2

    Pope and Bairstow counter-attacked and defended equally well to help their team reduce the first innings deficit

    ENG 139/5 after 42 overs – Trail by 52 runs

    Ollie Pope 38*

    Jonny Bairstow 34*

  • 17:19 (IST)

    England Going Steady !

    Both Pope and Bairstow are now looking steady at the crease after hitting a flurry of boundaries a while back

    ENG 133/5 after 39 overs – Trail by 58 runs

  • 17:08 (IST)

    Ollie Pope-Jonny Bairstow Put England In Control !

    Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow have added 65 runs in 71 balls as they now look to take England to Lunch without further loss of wickets

    ENG 127/5 after 36 overs – Trail by 64 runs

  • 16:58 (IST)

    Four – 50 Partnership !

    Bairstow hits a beautiful straight drive for a four to bring up the 50-run partnership with Pope in only 56 deliveries

    ENG 114/5 after 33.4 overs – Trail by 77 runs

  • 16:46 (IST)

    3 Fours !

    Now Bairstow joins the party, hits three consecutive fours off Siraj to put England in control at the moment

    ENG 106/5 after 32 overs – Trail by 85 runs

  • 16:42 (IST)

    4 Consecutive Fours !

    Pope hits 4 consecutive boundaries off Thakur to stamp authority on the game

    He started with a beautiful straight drive, then glided one off the pads behind the stumps for another four and the third was hit towards mid-wicket for a boundary

    The fourth one came off a hook shot on the leg-side

    ENG 94/5 after 31 overs – Trail by 97 runs

  • 16:38 (IST)

    Shardul Starts Post Drinks !

    Shardul Thakur starts proceedings post Drinks

    Pope and Bairstow looking solid now

    ENG 78/5 after 30.2 overs – Trail by 113 runs

  • 16:32 (IST)

    Match Hanging In Balance !

    Indian pacers are keeping the pressure on England batsmen with some fine bowling assisted by superb fielding at the moment

    However, Pope and Bairstow are finding the odd boundary to keep the scoreboard ticking

    ENG 78/5 after 29.3 overs – Trail by 113 runs

  • 16:24 (IST)

    Four !

    Pope dismisses a short ball on the leg-side by Bumrah for a four behind the stumps

    Pant looked interested for a while but the ball fell quite far from him

    ENG 75/5 after 27.3 overs – Trail by 116 runs

  • 16:16 (IST)

    Four !

    Bairstow hits a superb straight drive for a boundary off Umesh to get going

    ENG 70/5 after 26.2 overs – Trail by 121 runs

  • 16:04 (IST)

    Wicket – Umesh Gets Malan !

    Umesh on song here as he gets the dangerous-looking Malan for 31 runs caught at slips by Rohit Sharma

    ENG 62/5 after 24.3 overs – Trail by 129 runs

  • 16:00 (IST)

    Bumrah On Target !

    Despite giving some boundary balls on offer, Bumrah has stuck to a short of good length

    which seems to be troubling Ollie Pope

    ENG 62/4 after 23.5 overs – Trail by 129 runs

  • 15:53 (IST)

    Good Start By Indian Pacers !

    Both Bumrah and Yadav have started brilliantly, hitting perfect lines and lengths and extracting more bounce from the Day 2 surface

    ENG 58/4 after 22 overs. – Trail by 133 runs

  • 15:49 (IST)

    Four !

    Malan clips a Yadav delivery off the pads through square leg for a superb boundary

    ENG 58/4 after 20.1 overs – Trail by 133 runs

  • 15:39 (IST)

  • 15:37 (IST)

    Umesh Yadav From The Other End !

    Siraj starts with a maiden, nothing much in the air or off the seam

    Umesh Yadav starts from the other end

    ENG 53/3 after 18.3 overs – Trail by 138 runs

  • 15:31 (IST)

    4th Test – Day 2 Begins !

    Dawid Malan and Craig Overton are in the middle as Mohammed Siraj starts proceedings for India in the morning session of Day 2 of the 4th Test at The Oval

    ENG 53/3 after 17.1 overs – Trail by 138 runs

  • 15:26 (IST)

    Shardul Thakur Speaks !

    Shardul Thakur spoke to the media after an emphatic display of batting yesterday that saw him score a blistering half-century

  • 15:25 (IST)

    Conditions – Day 2 !

    Conditions look slightly overcast and in favour of the bowlers

    India will be happy to be such a sight !

  • 15:22 (IST)

    Match Well Poised – Day 2 !

    What an exciting day of cricket we have on our hands today

    The match seems to be hanging in balance after India roared back with 3 late wickets on Day 1 after another batting debacle

    Bumrah and Umesh jolted the home team in the final session, taking the all-important wicket of skipper Joe Root

    Dawid Malan is still in the middle and will be eager to make it big on his Birthday !

  • 15:02 (IST)

    Hello and Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 2 of the fourth Test between India and England

    The visitors managed to got the big wicket of Joe Root before Stumps on Thursday and will be looking to make early inroads in the first session

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