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  • 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

  • 9:20 PM IST

    Adil Rashid returns to bowl – this is only his third over of the match. On the other hand, Moeen Ali has bowled 12 overs.

  • 9:19 PM IST

    So far, Cheteshwar Pujara is superbly farming the strike with Ishant Sharma. India are inching towards levelling the total. Ishant has done well himself to not play any rash stroke. India 213/8

  • 9:02 PM IST

    200 up for India in 63.1 overs.

  • 9:00 PM IST

  • 8:58 PM IST

    Ishant survies the hat-trick ball. England had Ishant covered from all around but the Indian came forward and smothered that delivery.

  • 8:57 PM IST

    Pujara tries his best to keep Ishant off the strike. However, Anderson manages to prevent the single, completing a maiden. So, Ishant will face Moeen for his hat-trick ball

  • 8:51 PM IST

    WICKET! Moeen Ali is on a hat-trick. Mohammed Shami clean bowled for a first-ball duck. India in the final stages of a collapse. Score 195/8, trail by 51 runs

  • 8:49 PM IST

    WICKET! R Ashwin goes for a reverse-sweep but he’s been bowled on 1. Moeen Ali has three wickets now. This gets interesting. Will England manage to take first-innings lead? India have just Cheteshwar Pujar left as a specialist batsman with three wickets in hand. England have the edge.

  • 8:39 PM IST

    WICKET! Moeen Ali has struck again. Takes him just six deliveries after tea-break to have Hardik Pandya caught for 4. A sharp catch from captain Joe Root at short midwicket. England on top at the Ageas Bowl. India 189/6, trail England by 57 runs

  • 8:35 PM IST

    We are back for the third and final session’s play. If the first two sessions are any indication, this one is going to be a cracker

  • 8:12 PM IST

    OUT! A 29-ball duck for Rishabh Pant. He cannot use DRS as India have exhausted both their reviews. Moeen Ali strikes having Pant trapped lbw. And that’s tea. India 181/5, trail England by 65 runs on Day 2

  • 7:57 PM IST

    Pant has consumed 20 deliveries and yet to get off the mark. Stark contrast for a man who scored his first Test runs via six off the second ball faced.

  • 7:47 PM IST

    This took quite a while. The Indian physio rushed to the middle to have a check on Pujara. He looks alright to continue. A change of helmet for him.

  • 7:44 PM IST

    Bam! Cheteshwar Pujara gets struck on the helmet as he attempts to hook a bouncer from Ben Stokes. He runs to the other end for a single Stokes and umpire have a check on him. He’s ok but the helmet isn’t. A little pat on the back from Stokes. India 167/4 in 50.1 overs

  • 7:27 PM IST

    WICKET! Ben Stokes has been causing problems for the Indian batsmen since his first over and is finally rewarded after a ripper of an inswinger pins Ajinkya Rahane in front. He reviews the lbw call and the TV umpire after checking for front-foot no-ball, uphelds the decision. India 161/4

  • 7:11 PM IST

    Stokes in the thick of action despite bowling with a niggle! In his first two overs he has twice induced edges from Pujara and Rahane. The one Pujara went between the ‘keeper and first slip to the boundary with Buttler a tad late to react. The next went to the right of Root and he only managed a hand to it.

  • 7:01 PM IST

    Well, well, well. Ben Stokes has been introduced into the attack. Why did England held him back this long?

  • 6:58 PM IST

    FIFTY for Cheteshwar Pujara. Reaches his 19th such score in Test cricket with a single. His has just been joined in the middle by Ajinkya Rahane

  • 6:57 PM IST

    BIG WICKET! Virat Kohli has been dismissed while playing away from the body to edge one from Sam Curran. A good low catch from Alastair Cook at first slip as well. Curran brings England back in the contest. Kohli scored 46.

  • 6:39 PM IST

    Close shave! Moeen Ali entices Virat Kohli outside off but the ball doesn’t spin much and he ends up edging it. Fortunately for the Indian, that quickly rushes between the wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and first-slip fielder Ben Stokes to the boundary. India 128/2 in 37 overs

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.