Home > News >

Gary Ballance leads England to 125/4 at tea on Day 2 of 2nd Test against India at Lord’s

Gary Ballance © Getty images
Gary Ballance © Getty images

By Nishad Pai Vaidya

Jul 18, 2014

India and England shared the honours in the afternoon session on Day Two of the second Test at Lord’s. While India have chipped away at the wickets after being bowled out for 295, England have been led by a sound half-century by Gary Ballance.

England resumed after lunch at 51 for two. The ball continued to move with the grass on the surface. Ian Bell and Ballance played with a measured approach and did not take risks. They were comfortable in leaving deliveries outside the off-stump. That was the approach they needed.

However, India brought back Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who troubled England in the first session with his movement. One ball climbed on Bell and he tried to withdraw his bat. However, the ball took his glove and he was taken at third slip.

After Bell’s dismissal that things looked easier for England. Ballance got into his zone and was playing better shots. Dhoni then brought in Stuart Binny, much after he was expected to. And, instantly, he caused a few problems. The first ball was edged by Ballance through third-man for four. Later in his spell, Binny induced an edge off Ballance and it went in between MS Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan at first slip. And, they let it go. Will that prove costly for India? To make matters worse for India, Ballance hit one for four next ball.

Root had moved along to seven, but he was then trapped leg-before by Ravindra Jadeja in his very first over. Moeen Ali then took guard and announced his intentions by smashing Jadeja for a four first ball. Both the batsmen then safely saw England through to tea.

Brief scores:

India 295 (Ajinkya Rahane 103, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 36; James Anderson 4 for 60, Stuart Broad 2 for 79, Ben Stokes 2 for 40) lead England 125 for 4 (Gary Ballance 51*; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3 for 34) by 170 runs.

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

Amla feels Proteas more acclimatised to conditions

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test Day 2: Bangladesh lose Shamsur early in the day

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Ahmed Shehzad is maturing with each innings

Duleep Trophy 2014-15: Six things we learnt from the quarter-finals and semi-finals

Younis Khan — Pakistan’s greatest batsman?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Duleep Trophy India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: My performance in this Test match has been disappointing, says Michael Clarke

New Zealand vs South Africa 2014: Kane Williamson eager to get back from injury

Live Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test Day 2 at Dhaka

Bangladesh vs Zimbabawe, Live Cricket Score, 1st Test Day 2 at Dhaka

Pakistan vs Australia, Live Cricket Score, 1st Test Day 5 at Dubai

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Ahmed Shehzad is maturing with each innings

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014: Shakib-al-Hasan roars back with 6-wicket haul

TE Srinivasan: Graceful at the crease and in death

Duleep Trophy 2014-15: Six things we learnt from the quarter-finals and semi-finals

Fazal Mahmood engineers Pakistan’s first ever Test match victory

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

How to make tamarind or imli packs for hair and skin

Birthday Special: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar or Ajay Devgn – Who looks best opposite Asin? – Vote!

Dear IAF, every smartphone not just Xiaomi could be a security threat

Bigg Boss 8 day 34 highlights: Salman Khan makes fun of Sonali Raut’s kamchor behaviour, RJ Pritam Singh entertains!

Sadashiv Amrapurkar’s condition critical; on life support ventilator

Apple to merge Beats Music with iTunes next year as music sales fall 14 percent in 2014: WSJ

WTA Tour Finals Singapore 2014 Tennis Live Streaming: Serena Williams vs Simona Halep on Finals

Top Sex Positions: Frog Princess

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here