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11:23 pm IST: And that’s the close of play. Another abosrbing day’s play. Chasing a total of 194, Indian may be five down, but India s great hope was steady as a rock against the disciplined bowling of James Anderson, Sam Curran and Stuart Broad, seeing his team to 110 for five at close of play on Friday, 84 adrift of the target.

10:30 pm IST: England working around Kohli and it is working for them. James Anderson induces an edge from Ravichandran Ashwin’s bat and India are five down for 78. Kohli, not yet the sorry figure -but soon could be – is not out on 30. India 78/5

10:14 pm IST: Sam Curran gets the breakthrough. Ajinkya Rahane losses focus and Jonny Bairstow takes a low catch. England are back in the game. Rahane gone for two. Kohli unbeaten 28*. Ashwin comes ahead of Hardik Pandya. India 67/4

10:05 pm IST: England take a review against virat Kohli. Umpire Chris Gaffaney ruled a Sam Curran delivery in favour of Kohli for height, but England too ktheir DRS because it was Kohli and the reviews show Gaffaney was right. India 63/3. England would know this is getting out of their hand slowly.

9:05 pm IST: Another one falls. Stuart Broad has his second. Both Indian openers back in the hut. India 22/2. Dhawan goes for the drive, he couldn’t resist it and taken by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow

8:55 pm IST: And Murali Vijay shoulders arm to an in-coming delivery and pays the price with his wicket. first blow for India. India 19/1 in chase of 194. Vijay out for 6

8:50 pm IST: And that’s a drop! And it is none other than Dawid Malan. Vijay pushes an away going delivery, Malan dives to his right but cannot hold on. Vijay survives. India 15/0

8:34 pm IST: Final session underway. India need 194 to win. Easy, tricky or hard? Well’s here’s a bit of history –

India’s successful chases in England

174 at The Oval, 1971

136 at Lord’s, 1986

73 at Trent Bridge, 2007

India’s successful 150+ chases outside of Asia

406 at Port of Spain, 1976

233 at Adelaide, 2003

200 at Dunedin, 1968

184 at Bulawayo, 2001

174 at The Oval, 1971

8:09 pm IST: And that’s that – India bundle out England for 180. Sam Curran last man to go for 63. Umesh Yadav with the wicket. India need 194 to win the Edgbaston Test. Five for 51 for Ishant Sharma.

8:03 pm IST: Five-for for Ishant Sharma. Angled in and then seams away taking Stuart Broad’s edge and that is punced well at slips by Shikhar Dhawan. England 176 for 9. Lead India by 189. 8th five-wicket haul for Ishant Sharma

7:50 pm IST: And with another six, this time of Ishant Sharma, Sam Curran brings up his maiden Test fifty. What a game this young guy has had so far. 4 wickets and 24 runs in the first innings and then this potential match saving knock.

7:43 pm IST: Sam curran can bat! A six and a four off Ashwin as he moves to 48 off 47. England 160/8, lead 173

7:31 pm IST: Umesh Yadav breaks the partnership. Top delivery on length that comes back in breaches Adil Rashid’s defence. England 135 for 8. Overall lead, 148. The Rashid-Sam Curran association for the eighth wicket yielded 48 runs.

STAT ATTACK: Ishant Sharma has surpassed BS Chandreshekhar in the list for most Tests wickets for India. Ishant is at 243 wickets.

7:26 pm IST: Play resumes as England’s lead nears 150

7:02 pm IST: And play has been interrupted by bad light. The floodlights have not taken its full effect. Welcome break for India or England? Will have to wait and watch. England 131/7, lead 144

6:55 pm IST: DROPPED! Genuine edge from Adil Rashid off Umesh Yadav but Shikhar Dhawan drops another. Dinesh Karthik made a slight moement to his right, that may have blinded Dhawan momentarily, but that’s a drop neverthless. England 130/7. The eighth wicket parternship for England between Rashid and Sam Curran has yielded 43 runs.

6:29 pm IST: 100 up for England, overall lead goes to 113.

6:13 pm IST: Wicket of the second ball post lunch. Ishant Sharma has his fourth wicket as England’s last recognised batsman Jos Buttler nicks one to wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. England 91/7

5:29 pm IST: BOOM! England six down for 86. Ben Stokes edges to Virat Kohli at slips at the stroke of lunch. England’s overall lead just 99 runs.

5:26 pm IST: Jonny Bairstow departs; Ishant Sharma gets one to move away from the right hander and Shikhar Dhawan gets hold of the chance at slips. England slip to 85 for 5.

5:07 pm IST: Ishant Sharma round the wicket and is squares up Dawid Malan. That wicket was coming. He goes for 40. England 70 for 4 and in trouble.

Root’s departure


4:30 pm IST: Dawid Malan is living dangerously here. He edges one from Ishant, but that falls just short of Shikhar Dhawan at first slip. Third Umpire called in to action but the ball seems to have bounced just Dhawan got his fingers around the ball. To Dhawan’s credit he didn’t claim the catch.

4:15 pm IST: Joe Root gone, that’s a massive blow for England. Ravichandran Ashwin is on fire. Third wicket. Second catch for KL Rahul, this time at leg slip. England 40/3


3: 45 pm IST: 4th over of the day and Ravichandran Ashwin is up and running. He scalps Keaton Jennings for 8. Edged and taken at second slip by KL Rahul. Jennings came a long way forward to play the outside off delivery ,but the ball held its line and took the outside edge. England 26/2

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Stumps, Day 2 [England 9/1 & 287 (Joe Root 80, Jonny Bairstow 70; R Ashwin 4/62) lead India 274 (Virat Kohli 149, Shikhar Dhawan 24; Sam Curran 4/74) by 22 runs]


Day 2 recap

India captain Virat Kohli made Dawid Malan pay for dropping him twice with a superb maiden Test century in England as the tourists bounced back in the series opener at Edgbaston on Thursday.

India were in danger of conceding a first-innings lead of more than a hundred runs at 182 for eight.

But Kohli’s superb 149 took India to 274 all out, just 13 runs adrift of England’s 287.

Then with what became the last ball of the second day’s play, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled Alastair Cook for a duck with a brilliant delivery that drew the batsman forward, pitched on middle stump and turned to hit the left-hander’s off pole.

It was the second time in the match that Ashwin had dismissed Cook, England’s all-time leading Test run-scorer, in such a manner.

England were nine for one at the close, a lead of 22 runs.

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Gallery: Virat Kohli, Sam Curran dominate

Feature: Who is Sam Curran?

Twitter reactions: Test cricket at its best

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Stats: Milestones set by Virat Kohli during his 149-run knock

Quotes: Sanjay Bangar hails Kohli s terrific discipline but rues India s batting collapse

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