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  • 11:07 PM IST

  • 11:02 PM IST

    India vs England 2018, 2nd Test Live Cricket Updates: Okay then! What is in store for tomorrow? Rain, rain and more rain, says the forecast – 92 percent to be precise. India will certainly wish it to be a repeat of Day 1. England might declare overnight. Or they might bat till the lead reaches 300, if possible so that the batsmen in the opposition are not fresh. The Indian batters can take heart from how their English counterparts did today – especially the lower middle order – and try and guts it out in the middle, whenever they get the chance to bat. Given the poor forecast, only one team can win from here while India can draw it, with some help from the weather.

  • 11:01 PM IST

  • 11:01 PM IST

    India vs England 2018, 2nd Test Live Cricket Updates: Many times, the saying comes to life – When you are down and out, hit your way out of trouble. Today was one of those times. Bairstow and Woakes started to counter-punch India, especially the latter and the visitors were pushed on the back foot. Ishant and Shami were brilliant first up but the other three bowlers – Hardik, Kuldeep and Ashwin – were nowhere close to being supportive. The chinaman was extremely disappointing, struggling with his lengths while for some reason, Kohli kept delaying the introduction of Ashwin. He was brought on as late as the 39th over. Baffling.

  • 10:59 PM IST

    One to remember for Chris Woakes!

  • 10:59 PM IST

    India vs England 2018, 2nd Test Live Cricket Updates: In spite of losing wickets, they have scored runs freely, amassing more than 350 runs in a little over 80 overs. At one stage during the second session, they were scoring at over 6 an overall thanks to the counter-attack from Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes. What a partnership – 189 from 261 balls – 104 of those runs coming in boundaries.

  • 10:59 PM IST

    India vs England 2018, 2nd Test Live Cricket Updates: So there you go. That did not take long. STUMPS ON DAY 3. What a Saturday for England. Rocked early, struggling at 131/5, with just 24 ahead, they have now swelled that to 250 – for the loss of just 1 wicket. That is the depth of this team with the bat.

  • 10:45 PM IST

  • 10:44 PM IST

    India vs England 2018, 2nd Test Live Cricket Updates: Well, the light was fading and the umpires have taken the players off. Looks pretty dark and don’t think the light will improve. We might not be far from Stumps.

  • 10:41 PM IST

    India vs England 2018, 2nd Test Live Cricket Updates: FOUR! Flashed and flashed hard. Short and outside off, Woakes backs away a touch and slashes it over point for a boundary. THE LEAD IS NOW 250. Woakes moves to 120 from 158 balls, with his 18th boundary.

    England 357/6, lead India (107) by 250 runs at Lord’s

India vs England, 2nd Test at Lord’s, Day 3 Highlights: England rode on and Chris Woakes (120 not out) Jonny Bairstow (93) to reach 357 for six wickets and take a huge 250-run lead over India on the third day of the second Test at the Lord’s on Saturday. All-rounder Woakes registered his maiden international century, while Bairstow scored his 19th Test fifty as the duo shared a 189-run stand for the sixth wicket.

When the pair had joined hands, England were 131/5 and India had done well to stay in competitive mode in the rain-affected match. But Bairstow and Woakes dealt handsomely with every challenge came before them. And India captain Virat Kohli was also blamed for letting the game drift with this partnership by not asking his bowlers to operate with aggressive intent.

Woakes was particularly impressive as he was making a comeback into Test cricket after an injury and he got a chance to play only because Ben Stokes went out of duty due to personal reasons.

Woakes and Bairstow initially saw off the probing deliveries from Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma who had troubled the English top-order. But once they got into grove, they adapted to the conditions and runs flowed, even against spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav.

England Playing XI: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

India Playing XI: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.