Player of the Match
Player of the Match

3pm: So, all England have to do is mirror their first-innings 319 to win. Simples. Okay, it would be their record chase at Lord's, though not as high as the 344 for 1 West Indies racked up here 30 years ago. The pitch is playing okay and there will be mentions of the 472 that Middlesex chased for the loss of three wickets earlier this season. For India - who were inserted on the first day, remember - the incentive of only a second win on this ground should be enough to get the bowlers' juices flowing. Can Bhuvi inspire them with his wobblers to a 1-0 series lead?

103.1
W
Stokes to Kumar, OUT, back of a length, edged and gone, Bell clasps it at second slip! He tosses the ball away, England have wrapped up the innings with 3 for 8... but the 99-run stand between Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar that went beforehand may prove decisive

B Kumar c Bell b Stokes 52 (105m 71b 8x4 0x6) SR: 73.23

END OF OVER:
103 | (maiden) | INDIA: 342/9

  • I Sharma0 (10b)
  • B Kumar52 (70b)
  • MM Ali11-3-28-2
  • BA Stokes18-2-51-2

"Excellent time for Ishant to score a 50 and join other 21 players in the match who has scored a Test 50," suggests santhosh, hopefully

102.6
0
Ali to Sharma, no run, goes back over the wicket, pushed through flat on off stump, drops the bat on it
102.5
0
Ali to Sharma, no run, gets a stride in and smothers a fullish ball
102.4
0
Ali to Sharma, no run, around the wicket now, sliding across towards off stump, plants that big front foot and defends

Couple more catchers come in around the bat

102.3
0
Ali to Sharma, no run, fullish, little bit of turn from outside off, defended from the crease
102.2
0
Ali to Sharma, no run, length delivery on off stump, again Ishant lines it up in defence
102.1
0
Ali to Sharma, no run, tossed up and defended as the ball turns in

Silly point and short leg, as well as slip

END OF OVER:
102 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 342/9

  • B Kumar52 (70b)
  • I Sharma0 (4b)
  • BA Stokes18-2-51-2
  • MM Ali10-2-28-2

Here's Jimmy (presumably not Mr Anderson): "Besides being highest wicket taker, Bhuvi is now second leading run scorer for India in this match now. What a time he is having and what a modest player too."

101.6
0
Stokes to Kumar, no run, genuine bouncer this time, whizzing through to the keeper as Bhuvnesh pulls and misses
101.5
0
Stokes to Kumar, no run, back of a length and blocked from the crease, riding the bounce
101.4
0
Stokes to Kumar, no run, touch short and wide and Bhuvi reaches out to try and swat through point, fails to connect
101.3
0
Stokes to Kumar, no run, goes back and across and defends down on to the track
101.2
0
Stokes to Kumar, no run, pitched up on the stumps and this time he lines it up in defence
101.1
4
Stokes to Kumar, FOUR runs, steps out and lofts a length ball back over the bowler's head, sails for four at long-on - that's Bhuvnesh's third fifty in four innings!

END OF OVER:
101 | (wicket maiden) | INDIA: 338/9

  • I Sharma0 (4b)
  • B Kumar48 (64b)
  • MM Ali10-2-28-2
  • BA Stokes17-2-47-2
100.6
0
Ali to Sharma, no run, appeal for lbw, the ball breaking back from outside off, looked liked a bit of bat involved and perhaps not in line as well
100.5
0
Ali to Sharma, no run, gets a big front-foot stride in and smothers any spin there might be
100.4
0
Ali to Sharma, no run, fullish, around the line of off, Ishant lines it up in defence
100.3
0
Ali to Sharma, no run, length ball spinning in towards off stump, defended

Ishant Sharma is out at No. 11. England will perhaps cling to the fact that each successive innings has been higher than the one before on this pitch

100.2
W
Ali to Mohammed Shami, OUT, sliding on and is there a thin edge? Bruce Oxenford says yes! Moeen picks up another, straight into the gloves and that is a blob for Shami, a rare instance of the tail quivering. Looks like the faintest of nicks, according to the replays, so well spotted

Mohammed Shami c †Prior b Ali 0 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

100.1
0
Ali to Mohammed Shami, no run, tossed up on off stump and worked towards mid-on from the crease

END OF OVER:
100 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 338/8

  • B Kumar48 (64b)
  • Mohammed Shami0 (0b)
  • BA Stokes17-2-47-2
  • MM Ali9-1-28-1
99.6
4
Stokes to Kumar, FOUR runs, down to third man for four more, why don't captains plug that area? some 80 runs there in this innings, Bhuvneshwar looking for the drive, thick outside edge sends the ball away for four more

A first for India

1

This is the first time two Indian bowlers have taken six-fors in the same Test. Bhuvneshwar, and now Ishant

Quack, quack, quack

3

Number of ducks for Ben Stokes in his last three innings, including a pair in this Test

Last-action hero

180

Runs scored by Ben Stokes in the fourth innings of Tests, from three innings, including a century in Perth

Strange bowlers

2002

The last time both India's regular openers bowled in an away Test, also against England, at Leeds

Dhawan, demon-bowler

3

Number of first-class wickets Shikhar Dhawan has after bowling 41.4 overs in 90 games

Last day at Lord's

274

Most runs England have scored on the fifth day to win a Test at Lord's, v NZ in 2004

Cooked?

23.65

Cook's strike rate during his innings of 22. His slowest for an innings of 20+

Ishant v Cook

8

No. of times Ishant Sharma has dismissed Alastair Cook in Tests. No bowler has dismissed him more

The 300 barrier

1

No. of away Tests India have lost after setting the opposition 300+ (v Aus, Perth, 1977)