India vs England 2nd Test Day 4 Live: It was a surrender of sorts for India as they allow England to win the Lords Test by an innings and 159 runs. Things become difficult for the visiting team, whose biggest worry at the moment is their batting, something they boast on. It seemed when Kohli departed for 17, it was curtains for India.
England declared on 396/7. They enjoy a lead of 289 runs, with ample time left in the Test to force a result. Curran’s wicket for 40 prompted the declaration. India will be aiming for a magical turnaround when they take the field on the field on the fourth day of the ongoing Test against England at Lord’s on Sunday.
England, who ended at 357-6 at Stumps on Day Three, have a huge lead of 250 runs which can prove to be sufficient to bowl out the Indian team in the second innings, considering the batting form the visitors are in.
On Thursday, the visitors dominated the first session of the day, 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.
Meanwhile, the weather forecast for Saturday is not very good and there are 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, have 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.