India vs England, 2nd Test Day 4 Lord’s: India captain Virat Kohli has not taken the field at Lord’s Cricket ground on Day 4 of the second Test because of a back sprain. At stumps on Day 3 there were reports of Virat Kohli having this back sprain and hence vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is leading the side on Day4. England is in the box seat after Day 3 where they had a solid 250 run lead in the second innings with 4 wickets in hand.
Virat Kohli is the current ICC World No 1 Test batsman and India’s mainstay. India would be looking at him to come good in the second innings if India has to draw the Test.
Meanwhile, former West Indies captain Lloyd said Kohli is doing a few great things for his country and would have definitely made to his side. “He is doing a few great things for his country and if you ask me whether he would have made my side, I would say yes. In fact, Kohli would make a number of great sides across generations.”
India is already trailing 0-1 in the five-Test series after they lost by 31 runs at Edgbaston. With two days of play still remaining, rain seems to be the only hope for India.
Earlier, after Day 1 was washed off, England won the toss on Day 2 and put the visiting team into bat. India was bowled out for a paltry 107. India captain Virat Kohli was out for 23, whereas Ashwin top-scored with 29 runs. James Anderson was the pick of the English bowlers, he picked up five wickets to rattle India.
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.