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  • 11:06 PM IST

    And that’s stumps. India 174/6, trail England (332) by 158 runs. Virat Kohli 49, KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara 37 each. Hanuma Vihari is on 25. 2/20 for James Anderson, 2/44 for Ben Stokes, 1/25 for Staurt Broad and 1/46 for Sam Curran. England lifted themselves from 198 for seven on Day 1 to 332 and have came back strongly to leave India in a spot of bother at 174/6. England day, you would think?

  • 10:54 PM IST

    WICKET That was coming, Rishabh Pant was looking to play positively but far from being assured. Ben Stokes gets it to pitch on middle and off, Pant with push with hand hands and the ball takes the edge. India 160/6

  • 10:44 PM IST

    WICKET! Against the run of play. Virat Kohli was batting so well, but he is drawn in for the drive by Ben Stokes, it was wide but just a tad back of length and Kohli edges it to third slip Joe Root, He goes for 49. India 154/5

  • 10:40 PM IST

    That’s 50-run stand up between Hanuma Vihari and Virat Kohli. Crucial partnership in the context of the game. Vihari has been riding his luck, but more importantly, he is still out there in the middle and has just hit a well-timed straight drrive for four. He is growing in confidence. India 154/4

  • 10:33 PM IST

    Back-to-back boundaries by Virat Kohli off Sam Curran and he moves to 48. At the other end, Gade Hanuma Vihari’s first boundary, is actually a SIX, top edge off Ben Stokes. He moves to 12 off 334 deliveries

  • 10:03 PM IST

    First Test runs for Gade Hanuma Vihari after a few nervous moments

  • 9:50 PM IST

    In walks India’s 292nd Test player, debutant, Gade Hanuma Vihari. Tough situation for the Hyderabadi to make his mark in international cricket

  • 9:47 PM IST

    WICKET – James Anderson is coming in to his elements and has his second of the day. Ajinkya Rahane prods at an away going delivery and edges to to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow. India slump to 103/4. James now just three away from becoming the all-time leading wicket-taker among pacers

  • 9:34 PM IST

  • 8:53 PM IST

    WICKET! Top Delivery from Sam Curran to get rid of KL RAhul for 37. India 70/2. In walks Indian skipper Virat Kohli. What an absolute peach. Take a bow, Sam Curran. Rahul is beaten all ends up here. He gets a length ball which lands on middle and off and it goes with the angle from over the wicket. Rahul plays inside the line and the ball goes past the bat and clips the top of off pole. England is ecstatic and rightly so. Rahul was looking dangerous and he has been sent back packing.

  • 8:13 PM IST

  • 8:10 PM IST

    50 for India in 17.3 overs. KL Rahul on 33*, while Cheteshwar Pujara is on 14*

  • 8:04 PM IST

    DROPPED – Tough chance but Alastair Cook at short leg fails to hold on to a sharp chance off Cheteshwar Pujara off the bowling of Moeen Ali. India 48/1

  • 7:31 PM IST

    With that wicket, Stuart Broad has surpassed Richard Hadlee’s Test tally of 431 wickets and is now the 8th leading wicket-taker in Tests

  • 6:59 PM IST

    WICKET Ah, well, to answer my previous post – No, Indian openers have not provided a simialr start England openers gave them. Stuart Broad snares Shikhar Dhawan for 3, trapped in front. India in an all so familar score of 6/1

  • 6:55 PM IST

    India openers are out in the middle – can they provide the a similar start England openers gave their team – Eyes on KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan

  • 6:47 PM IST

    ALL OUT! Ravindra Jadeja picks his fourth wicket as Jos Buttler is out for 89. England all out for 332

  • 6:40 PM IST

  • 6:28 PM IST

    WICKET – It needed something special from India to break the ninth-wicket partnership and KL Rahul had provided that special moment. Stuart Broad decided to charge Ravindra Jadeja, but fails to get to the pitch of the delivery, and hoists one up and KL Rahul with a stellar catch in the deep. That 13 catches in the series so far, eqaulling the Indian record for most catches in the series, he eqauls none other than his namesake Rahul Dravid

  • 6:18 PM IST

    Second session underway

    Can India get two wickets quickly or will England reach 350?

  • 5:35 PM IST

  • 5:31 PM IST

    300 – well well, England would take that. Jos Buttler had moved to 62, Stuart Broad is on 34 and the ninth wicket association ha so far yielded a staggering 90 runs. England 304/8

  • 5:05 PM IST

    50 for Jos Buttler off 84 delvieries. India have let England slip here and Jos Buttler, the birthday boy, has played well. At the start of play, England would have hoped to get to 250 with three wickets in hand and now with two wickets in hand are nearing the 300 run-mark. India let go of the advantage once again.

  • 4:45 PM IST

    And with that wicket of Adil Rashid by Jasprit Burmah – the tally of wickets taken by Indian pacers in the series goes to 59, which is the highesr ever for an Indian pace attack in a series ever. The previous best was 58 in a six-match series against Pakistan in 1979-80. During that series Kapil Dev picked 32 wickets

  • 4:38 PM IST

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  • 4:08 PM IST

    WICKET! Adil Rashid vigil comes to an end. Jasprit Bumrah gets one to nip back in and Rashid is trapped in front. Kumar Dharamasena has no hesitation to raise his finger. England take the review but in vain. England 214/8

  • 3:37 PM IST

    Jasprit Bumrah starts off with a loose on outside off and Adil Rashid gets on top of the ball and takes boundary towards deep extra cover. That 200 up for England

  • 3:33 PM IST

    And we are underway at the Kia Oval on Day 2. England 198/7. Jos Buttler 11*, Adil Rashid 4*

  • 3:19 PM IST
    India’s bowlers were phenomenal in the final session. It was the kind of performance that India needed more in order to be at the winning end of the 3-1 scoreline.

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Highlights, India vs England, 5th Test, Day 2 Full Cricket Score and Result: India 174/6, trail England (332) by 158 runs

Hello all. Welcome to CricketCountry‘s live coverage of Day 2 of the fifth Test between India and England at the Oval. After two attritional sessions on Friday, Indian seam bowlers staged a wonderful comeback, restricting England to 198/7 from a strong position of 133/1.

Alastair Cook, who looked determined to finish his Test career with a hundred, fell 29 short of it. His dismissal triggered a collpase and making the most of it was Ishant Sharma, who shred England’s middle order and finished Day 1 with figures of 3/28.

Moeen Ali played a dour innings of 50, off 170 balls, but once he went, it seemed to signal the end of the innings. But Jos Buttler, England’s leading run-scorer this series, along with Rashid Ali ensured England did not lose another. Plenty would be expected of Buttler on Day 2. Stay tuned. Live action is half an hour away.