ENG vs IND, 2nd Test, Day 1, Live Cricket Updates: KL Rahul Hits Fifty At Tea As James Anderson Takes Two

IND vs ENG: Opener KL Rahul scored a brilliant fifty.© AFP

KL Rahul showcased some impressive defensive skills as he reached his fifty in 137 deliveries as Tea was taken. Along with Indian opener Rohit Sharma (83 runs), Rahul added 126 runs for the opening wicket in the first innings on Day 1 of the second Test between India and England at Lord’s cricket ground, on Thursday. After Rohit’s wicket, Cheteshwar Pujara also departed for only nine runs. Rahul was grinding it out on 55 not out and was joined by Virat Kohli, 0 not out, in the middle, as India reached 157/2 in 52 overs at Tea. Earlier, rain delayed the start of play as England skipper Joe Root won the toss and asked India to bat first. India made one change, bringing in the experience of Ishant Sharma in place of an injured Shardul Thakur. While England, made three changes. Stuart Broad was replaced by Mark Wood, batsman Haseeb Hameed came in place of Zak Crawley and all-rounder Moeen Ali was picked ahead of Dan Lawrence. The first Test match ended in a draw after Day 5 was completely washed out due to rain in Nottingham. (LIVE SCORECARD)

2nd Test, Day 1, Live Cricket Score, England (ENG) vs India (IND) From Lord’s, London

  • 20:50 (IST)

    Tea – 2nd Session Ends !

    Tea has been taken on Day 1 of the 2nd Test

    India go in at 157/2 after 52 overs as Pujara fell right before the end of the second session

    KL Rahul 55*

    Virat Kohli 0*

  • 20:39 (IST)

    Wicket – Anderson Gets Pujara !

    Anderson gets a wicket again, this time its Pujara

    Skipper Kohli joins Rahul in the middle now

    IND 150/2 after 50 overs

    KL Rahul 48*

    Virat Kohli 0*

  • 20:36 (IST)

    Pujara Holds On !

    As tea time approaches, Pujara is trying to find his feet and keep his wicket intact against the lethal bowling of Anderson

    While Rahul approaches his fifty

    IND 150/1 after 49.5 overs

  • 20:18 (IST)

    DRS Appeal !

    DRS appeal but Pujara survives due to the height factor

    Anderson bowls a beautiful incoming delivery to trouble the batsman straight away

    IND 136/1 after 45.1 overs

  • 20:08 (IST)

    Wicket – Anderson Gets Rohit!

    And it had to be Anderson — James Anderson !

    Jimmy moves the ball off the surface into the right hander, who fails to bring down the bat in time

    Is Bowled!

    Rohit departs after making 83 runs off 145 balls

    IND 126/1 after 43.4 overs

  • 19:58 (IST)

    Anderson Is Back !

    Joe Root brings back James Anderson into the attack

    This shows the urgency from the skipper to take wickets

    Not one, but two or maybe three in quick succession

    IND 122/0 after 42 overs

  • 19:52 (IST)

    Six !

    Here’s something new from KL Rahul

    Down the track and six over long-off by Rahul off Ali’s first ball of the over

    IND 120/0 after 40.1 overs

  • 19:50 (IST)

    LBW Appeal !

    Huge lbw appeal by Sam Curran against Rohit Sharma, survives

    It was a Yorker length ball which swung late

    IND 114/0 after 40 overs

  • 19:42 (IST)

    India Going Strong !

    Sam Curran is looking rather innocuous with little support from the pitch or conditions

    IND 111/0 after 38 overs

  • 19:35 (IST)

    Drinks Taken !

    Drinks!

    Players take a breather and take drinks 

    Rohit Sharma is slowly inching closer towards a historic 100 at Lord’s

    IND 108/0 after 36 overs

    Rohit Sharma 81*

    KL Rahul 18*

  • 19:19 (IST)

    KL Rahul – You Beauty !

    This is an appreciation post for KL Rahul who has shown the world today that he has in him what it takes to be a Test cricketer

    He has put a prize on his wicket and is grinding it out on 16 not out in 89 deliveries

    IND 93/0 after 32 overs

  • 19:13 (IST)

    Run-Out Scare For India !

    Indian openers get away with some poor understanding between the wickets with Moeen Ali bowling

    KL Rahul was almost half-way down the pitch when Rohit sent him back

    IND 92/0 after 31 overs

  • 19:03 (IST)

    India In Control !

    Both Indian batsmen seem to be in total control apart from some rare edges and French cuts behinds the stumps

    Mark Wood is consistently over the 90mph bracket but needs to make the batsman play more often

    IND 86/0 after 28 overs

    Rohit Sharma 64*

    KL Rahul 15*

  • 19:02 (IST)

    Four – India Cruising !

    Rohit Sharma Unleashed!

    Rohit pulls Mark Wood’s 93mph short ball towards the mid-wicket boundary for an authoritative four

  • 18:44 (IST)

    Brilliant Start For India !

    Runs are beginning to leak here

    Indian openers Rohit and Rahul are playing a perfect balancing act of scoring fours and regular changing of strike

    IND 68/0 after 24 overs

    Rohit Sharma 48*

    KL Rahul 14*

  • 18:35 (IST)

    50 Up For India !

    50 up for Team India

    This is the second 50-run opening stand of the series for Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul

    Good start to the match for the visiting side, now they need to capitalise on it

    IND 56/0 after 21 overs

  • 18:26 (IST)

    Mark Wood Starts !

    Pacer Mark Wood in the series for the first time

    As expected, bowling quick and accurately in his first over

    IND 46/0 after 20 overs

  • 18:21 (IST)

    2nd Session Begins !

    Play begins post Lunch

    Robinson begins proceedings

  • 17:13 (IST)

    Four !

    Rohit Sharma is enjoying Curran’s lines and lengths at the moment, hits another four

    IND 44/0 after 17 overs

  • 17:09 (IST)

    Maiden From Anderson !

    Anderson bowls a quiet over after drinks

    IND 38/0 after 16 overs

  • 16:59 (IST)

    Twin Fours !

    Rohit welcomes Curran with a four on the off-side and then edges the next past the slips for another boundary

    IND 30/0 after 14.2 overs

  • 16:57 (IST)

    Rahul Drives !

    KL Rahul plays a beautiful straight drive off Anderson to gather 3 runs 

    IND 22/0 after 14 overs

  • 16:53 (IST)

    Four Off Curran !

    Sharma flicks behind off the pads on the leg-side to register the first boundary of the innings

    IND 18/0 after 13 overs

  • 16:50 (IST)

    Anderson Show !

    Anderson troubles both batsmen after the change of ends

    IND 14/0 after 12 overs

  • 16:47 (IST)

    Curran Well Negotiated !

     

    Curran is moving the ball both ways but lacks speed as Indian batsman hardly seemed to be troubled

    IND 13/0 after 11 overs

  • 16:42 (IST)

    First 10 Overs Completed !

    Both batsmen haven’t put a foot wrong in these starting 10 overs

    Will need to keep this going as the conditions remain overcast

    IND 11/0

  • 16:37 (IST)

    Maiden !

    Curran bowls a maiden, has some swing on offer as he tries to find the right line

    IND 8/0 after 9 overs

  • 16:34 (IST)

    Curran Comes Into The Attack !

    Interesting change in bowling

    Sam Curran brought in by Root

  • 16:32 (IST)

    Rahul Edges !

    KL Rahul edges one but falls short of the second slip

    Robinson is beginning to look threatening with some late movement

    IND 8/0 after 8 overs

  • 16:29 (IST)

    Routine Stuff

    Anderson can repeat this throughout the day

    It’s the Indian batting who will have to hold their ground and stay focused

    IND 8/0 after 7 overs

  • 16:25 (IST)

    Defensive Masterclass From Rohit !

    We are watching the transformation of one of the most destructive batmsan in world cricket at the age of 34 – Rohit Sharma

    IND 7/0 after 6 overs

  • 16:21 (IST)

    Play And A Miss

    It’s routine stuff from Anderson as the batsman is failing to understand the direction behind the moving ball, specially after pitching

    IND 6/0 after 5 overs

  • 16:14 (IST)

    Cautious Start For India !

    Both batsmen start cautiously as they take their time against the swinging deliveries and the lateral movement

    IND 3/0 after 3.3 overs

  • 16:09 (IST)

    Robinson Keeps It Tight!

    Robinson bowls a tidy line as he concedes only two runs in his first over

    IND 3/0 after 2 overs

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