England pace bowler Liam Plunkett admitted his brilliant two wickets in two balls in the evening session against India in the second Test at Lords. He feels it was the result of pressure from the English bowling attack on the India batsmen. Plunkett also scored his maiden Test fifty on day three as India finished with a second innings lead of 145.


Plunkett feels that second Test against India hangs in the balance after three days of cricket. “The match is quite balanced at the moment. It is very even between both sides,” said Plunkett after the day’s play. In the morning, if we can nick a couple a wickets quickly then the match will swing in our favour. If you get in at Lord’s it is a good wicket to bat on and you can chase the targets down.


“So anything they give us should be chase-able,” Plunkett told reporters at the end of the day’s play. When pressed about what target England will prefer to chase, he replied, ”There’s not much variable bounce at the moment. The sun is out and it will bake the pitch and it will get flatter. I think 250-300 should be an ideal score.”