England and India will begin third-day proceedings of the second Test match at Lord’s at 11 AM (3:30 PM IST). Meanwhile, Lunch would be taken at 1:00 pm with the play to resume at 1:40 pm. Furthermore, the tea would take place at 3:55 pm, with the players returning back to action after 20 minutes interval. Cricket Addictor brings you the Live Update from the match.
However, the close of play is scheduled for 6:30 pm. In fact, the play can be extended by half-hour if rain once again plays the killjoy. Therefore, the Day 3 can go till 7:00 pm. London maximum temperature is going to be 21 degree Celsius. There will be clouds but the chances are slim. Thus, we are hopeful to get a full day’s play.
James Anderson was breathing fire.
Meanwhile, England was able to land the first punch in the second Test match. India was skittled out a mere 107 when James Anderson and company breathed down the neck of the visitor’s batsmen. No tourists batter was able to get going as Anderson wreaked havoc in the Indian batting line-up.
James Anderson was able to scalp five wickets and gave away only 20 runs in his bowling spell. Anderson was right on the money with his line and length as he made life difficult for the Indian batsmen in arduous conditions. England’s pack leader was able to bowl perfect outswingers as Indian batsmen had no answer to tackle his swing.
Furthermore, Chris Woakes was able to take out the big fish Virat Kohli. Woakes was also accurate with his line and length as he took two wickets.
Meanwhile, Joe Root won the toss and decided to make the most of the conditions as he sent India in to bat. The Lord’s pitch is green and the overcast conditions made it perfect for the England bowlers. It was a minefield and Indian batsmen were seen searching for cover.
India must bounce back with the ball to keep themselves alive not only in the match but also in the series.
Here is Day three itinerary.
— Lord's | Ticket Ballot now open! (@HomeOfCricket) August 11, 2018