India vs England 2nd Test Day 4 Lord’s: Chris Woakes not only scored a century to put England in command in the 2nd Test at Lord’s after Day 3, but also broke a 66-year-old record and joined an elite list comprising of Ben Stokes and Ian Botham, apart from greats like Andrew Flintoff and Vinoo Mankad.
Chris Woakes batting at No.7 or lower scoring a century against India at Lord’s in Tests, he broke Godfray Evans’ 1962 record.
Not only that, he also joined an elite club at Lord’s. He now has his name engraved on the Lord’s honours boards for both batting and bowling. A century and a five-wicket haul at Lord’s.
India would be hoping for a magical turnaround when they take on the field on the fourth day of the ongoing Test against England at Lord’s on Sunday.
The visitors dominated the first session of the day on Saturday, reducing England to 89/4 and then 131/5, but Chris Woakes (120*) and Jonny Bairstow (93) took it away from the visitors, putting on a 189-run stand to help England head into stumps with a lead of 250. On the second day, India was bundled out for 107 in just 35.2.
Meanwhile, the weather forecast for Saturday is not very good and there is 90 per cent chance of heavy rain during the entire day. And that might serve as a blessing in disguise for Virat Kohli’s men and boost their chances of saving the Test match. England, however, has the cushion of 250 runs and even if the entire day washes out, Joe Root can even declare at the overnight score and give his bowler a great chance of getting 10 wickets of the low-on-confidence Indian batting side on Monday.