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Aug 9, 2014
Bowled out for a shambolic 152 in their first innings, only a combination of good cricket and providential intervention by rain can save India from defeat in the fourth Test against England that got underway Thursday. The series is level at 1-1. Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the second day’s play between India and England here.
As was the forecast by the Met Office, rain struck soon after lunch Friday the second day of the match, when England had reached 237 for six and secured a lead of 85 runs in the first innings. Given their meagre total, India desperately needed to restrict the home side’s lead to less than 100. Catch the Live Scorecard here.
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To achieve this, they were required to remove Ian Bell and Joe Root, the two batsmen most likely to inflate England’s total. Warwickshire’s Bell played away from his body to an outswinger from Bhuvneshwar Kumar to be caught behind after a well constructed half century but Yorkshireman Root was still at the crease when the showers started at 2.15 p.m. local time.
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