Live Updates

  • 11:05 PM IST

    So England have safely negotiated the four overs scoring six runs. They trail India by 21 runs. End of yet another engrossing day of Test cricket. Do join us tomorrow as we bring you all the latest updates from Southampton

  • 10:41 PM IST

    WICKET! India 273 all-out in their first innings, take a slim 27-run lead. Jasprit Bumrah was the last wicket to fall – edging one from Stuart Broad to be caught by Alastair Cook on 6. Broad finishes with 3/63.

  • 10:39 PM IST

    Meanwhile, Domestic titan S Badrinath has announced retirement from all forms of cricket – cricketcountry.com/?p=740994

  • 10:38 PM IST

  • 10:32 PM IST

    This is a different Pujara on display in Southampton. Right after the second new ball was taken and he smacked consecutive boundaries off Stuart Broad. India are now 25 runs ahead with Pujara 130 not out

  • 10:07 PM IST

    250 up for India. Now, the psychological barrier crossed, how much far can Pujara and Bumrah take India? These two have already frustrated England enough.

  • 10:03 PM IST

    India in the lead! Cheteshwar Pujara has taken India to 247/9 and they have taken the lead. Virat Kohli gets up and applauds.

  • 9:41 PM IST

    Century for Cheteshwar Pujara! He steps out and lofts it over the bowler’s head and takes a quick couple to reach the milestone. This is his 15th century of Test career. Brilliant knock from the Indian under the circumstances. This is his second century outside Asia

  • 9:35 PM IST

    WICKET! Five-wicket haul for Moeen Ali and it has come in quick time. Ishant Sharma offers a forward defense but the ball pops up to short-leg where Alastair Cook takes a smart catch. He scored 14. India 227/9, trail by 19 runs

  • 9:22 PM IST

    Rishabh Pant equalled an Indian record today – http://cricketcountry.com/?p=740968

India vs England 2018, 4th Test, Day 2 Live cricket score: Pujara ton hands India 27-run lead
Can India level the series 2-2 at Southampton?

Hello all, and welcome to our live coverage of the second day of the fourth Test between India and England at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton. After an enthralling day’s play that added more excitement to an already captivating series, Day 2 promises to be equally engaging. India, having bowled out England on the back of some superb bowling, will resume their innings at 19/0. And with the surface and conditions having eased out for batting, India have the chance to peg England back in the match.

At Southampton, it was almost as if India had picked up from where they’d left off at Trent Bridge. Led by an icredible show by the seamers, India bowled out England for 246 in their first innings after Joe Root had won the toss and opted to bat. India restricted England to 86/6 before Sam Curran led England’s fightback with an admirable 78 down the order.

Even as England’s top order failed once again, Curran, along with Moeen Ali forged an 81-run partnership for the seventh wicket, allowing themselves a reasonable first innings total.

With Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul having rediscovered some of their form in the previous Test, can the two openers continue the good work? How much can India score? How much first-innings lead can they attain? Or will be it England’s chance to make the Indians dance to the tune of their bowling?

Get set. Another cracking day of Test cricket awaits both teams on Friday.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.