England’s lively battle in the second Test against India was monitored by a loss to Rory Burns late in the second day.
Rory Burns is send off to Mohammed Shami for 49, 20 minutes before closing in on the Lord’s blackout. Captain Joe Root remains 48th and Jonny Bearstow six games as England score 119-3 behind 245.
Burns and Root added 84 for their third goal, stabilizing England after they conceded two wickets on two goals, including Haseeb Hameed for the Golden Ducks.
Playing his first Test of five years, Hameed was hit with the first ball by Mohammed Siraj and silently left.
James Anderson returned earlier 5-62, bringing a superb recovery from England’s bowling attack.
India lost their last 7 wickets for 88 runs on Friday to be ruled out for 364.
England improved to stabilize the test
England endured a disappointing opening day Substandard bowling performance. And a superb undefeated century from KL Rahul help India to 276-3 after they were asked to hit in Test conditions.
Although Rishabh Pant briefly looked shiny at the age of 37 and Ravindra Jadeja was 40th, England never allowed India to score independently.
Mark Wood held Pant behind and Moeen Ali tempted Shami to chip in to the centre-half before Anderson ended the tumultuous partnership between Jadeja and Ishant Sharma, with Ishant lbw.
Jasprit Bumrah moved uphill to allow his fifth Anderson and Jadeja to ski Wood to be the last to fall.
Burns wickets ‘big momentum change’ – what they said
England bowler James Anderson on BBC Test Match Special: “Unfortunately we lost to Rory at the end of the day. But it can happen
“Tomorrow we have a lot to do. Work harder against the attack of a really talented Indian.
“The guys in the dressing room are really ready for it. And it’s all for someone to score. great partner And it really brought us back in this game.”
Indian launcher KL Rahul: “We don’t think who’s ahead or who’s behind the game.
“Hopefully we can try to get a few early wickets in the first part of the session and come back and put some pressure on them.”
Former England captain Michael Vaughan: “I still want to be an Indian dressing room. But if you said at the start of the day England would throw them away 360 odd I would have bitten your hand.”
“Rory Burns knocking down Mohamed Shami’s goal feels like a big change.”
Ex-England rider Phil Tufnell: “Day of the Struggle for England But they are still in the game. India looks a little tired.”