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Live Reporting: Ind vs Eng: England 237/6, rain stopped play,4th test, day 2

Manchester:  Weather has come to India's rescue  though there is still lot of time left in the test match The groundstaff tried thier best but could not quite ensure that it is dry and safe
India TV Sports Desk August 08, 2014 22:43 IST
India TV Sports Desk
Manchester:  Weather has come to India's rescue  though there is still lot of time left in the test match The groundstaff tried thier best but could not quite ensure that it is dry and safe enough  for the players to continue.
 

Rain stopped play shortly after lunch on day two with England 237 for six against India in the fourth cricket Test at Old Trafford here Friday.


England, who were 201 for six at lunch, played well in the second session to deny India any more wickets.

Joe Root (48 batting) and Jos Buttler (22 batting) were at the crease. India can say that they have finally won an session by taking three wickets. B Kumar gave India the first breakthrough of the day when night watchman Chris Jordan was caught by Varun Aaron and then removed Ian Bell with an beautiful in swinger.


India have a tough task on their hands as after surrendering to English pace attack, they will have to think out of the box to save fourth test match on second day here Friday.

England, after  sending entire Indian team back at 152, did not have it all their own way in reply, certainly against the new ball as Sam Robson and Alastair Cook departed cheaply to leave them 36 for 2. However, on a gloriously sunny evening Ian Bell, after wild pull first ball, clicked into gear with a string of boundaries which included advancing down to loft R Ashwin for a straight six.

Gary Ballance continued his fine form and the third-wicket pair looked set to see out the day but Ballance was trapped lbw by the impressive Varun Aaron, playing his second Test and first since November 2011, from around the wicket in what proved the final over the day. It should be noted that eight overs were lost.  



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