England v India: fourth Test, day two – live!


31st over: India 100-2 (Pujara 28, Kohli 25) Moeen Ali comes on for the last over before lunch. There’s some encouraging turn to Pujara, enough for Joe Root to bring in a leg slip halfway through the over. Still no silly point though. Pujara pushes a couple of deliveries in the air on the leg side, and is very happy to survive the over and do one for lunch. That was an excellent start from Moeen, who may have a bigger influence than expected in the first innings.

30th over: India 100-2 (Pujara 28, Kohli 25) Pujara is happy that a grubber from Rashid is well wide of off stump. “How do you play those, Nass?” deadpans Beefy on commentary.

“If Ben Powell’s schoolmaster told him, ‘Right arm over, round the wicket, two to come, Powell’, no wonder he was shaking,” says Rob Harries. “The bowler was bowling both over and round the wicket at the same time. On a related note, one of London Fields CC’s finest (Hi, Parmod!), when asked for his action by the umpire, cheerily replied, ‘I try to bowl it straight and get it to nip off the seam’. The umpire had to ask him not to give too much away, but next time just to say whether he bowled right or left arm, over or round…”

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Written by Rob Smyth (earlier) and Tanya Aldred (now)
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