Jimmy Anderson claimed the latest five-wicket haul of his enduring career to drag England back into the second test against India that was finely poised Friday after Mohammed Siraj’s quickfire double in the home team’s reply to 364.
England reached stumps on Day 2 at 119-3, with captain Joe Root unbeaten on 48 and seemingly needing a big innings to maintain his side’s recovery, which was sparked by another memorable performance by Anderson at Lord’s.
England’s openers got through an hour before tea, only to lose two batsmen — Dom Sibley (11) and Haseeb Hameed (0) — in the space of two balls by Siraj. It was Hameed’s first test innings in nearly five years and he got a golden duck.
Rory Burns and Root put on 84 for the third wicket but Burns was trapped lbw by Mohammed Shami in the closing stages, leaving Root in the middle with Jonny Bairstow (6) at the close.
KL Rahul, India’s overnight century-maker, was out off the second ball of the day, for 129, when he drove a loose shot straight to cover off Ollie Robinson. He added just two runs to his Day 1 score.
The first test at Trent Bridge was drawn.
Meanwhile, India tried its best to remove Joe Root and one of the attempts even resulted in the wastage of DRS. Mohammed Siraj struck the English skipper on the pads and the Indian players thought he was out.
While Rishabh was not convinced, Virat still went for the review. As a result, the review was lost.
Mohammad Siraj convinced Virat Kohli to take the review of Joe Root, but Rishabh Pant was denying. pic.twitter.com/WepEASpDWH
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