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England vs India 2nd Test, Day 3: Hosts lose openers Jennings, Cook

India vs England 2nd Test Day 2:James Anderson picked up his 26th Test five-wicket haul England Vs India, Lord’s Test, Day 3: Virat Kohli and co look to strike back, England 2 down
Cary Erickson | 12 August, 2018, 22:54

First time in the last five Tests that we've been outplayed.

Performing equally well, pacer Chris Woakes dismissed 2 batsmen, while Stuart Broad and Sam Curran clinched 1 wickets each.

The visitors dominated the first session of the day on Saturday, 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.

"I am not very proud of the way we played to be honest".

When asked about the rain-affected conditions, Kohli said that they should not blame the conditions and England deserved to win the game due to their relentless approach on the field. And on Sunday, they had a mighty scare when their batting mainstay and skipper Kohli did not come to the field when the fourth day's play began.

"The credit has to go to England, they were clinical with the ball, with the bat and in the field and, when a team plays like that, they deserve to be on the winning side". It is what it is and you have to counter them as and when they come to you.

'If we bowled like that, with those conditions, we'd bowl most teams in the world out - because we were that good. Their bowlers were relentless with the ball.

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"Yeah looking back, I thought we got the combination wrong".

"You can't sit in the changing room and complain about these things". The umpires immediately called for an early lunch in order to not waste any time in a game that has already seen the opening day get washed out completely. Sometimes the rub of the green goes your way when it doesn't a quality side will make it count.

Ishant Sharma, whose Test-best seven for 44 against England sealed India " s 95-run win in the corresponding Lord " s Test four years ago - one of just two Indian victories in 17 previous Tests at "the home of cricket" - bowled the first over.

"As a bowling unit we tried but all of a sudden the ball stopped swinging", Pandya said.

'We exploit those conditions as well as anyone in the world'.

Jos Buttler (24) got in and got out before he too fell lbw aiming across the line as Shami took a third wicket this innings.

"I was probably getting a little bit nervous", Woakes said.