The customary ringing of the bell before play on each day a Lord’s Test, by a player or an administrator, is a tradition that began in 2007 and has been followed since then. Former wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer rang the bell on Day 3.
“TeamIndia of India all-rounder @Deepti_Sharma06 rung the bell at Lord’s Stadium before the start of play on Day 4,” the BCCI tweeted.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2021
England at top at Lunch on Day 4:
England have India in deep waters at Lunch on Day 4 as KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli have been sent back to the dressing room with the score reading 56/3 – which is effectively 29/3 as England had gained a lead of 27 runs in the first innings.
Mark Wood accounted for the openers. KL Rahul was dismissed with a peach of a delivery in the channel; Rohit Sharma got out playing his favoured pull shot, caught in the deep, a couple of balls after he had smacked a six off a similar pull shot.
But the big blow came in form of the Indian skipper, who once again outside edged a delivery outside the off-stump. Sam Curran, who hasn’t had any significant impact in the series so far, angled the ball across Kohli, who went chasing with a poke and edged it to the wicketkeeper.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane – the duo who has struggled for comfort so far in the series – will walk in for the second session.