Reuters India – LONDON (Reuters) – Chris Woakes struck a maiden test century and Jonny Bairstow added 93 as England dominated the third day of the second test at Lord’s on Saturday, reaching 357-6 to open up a significant 250-run lead over India.

Summary

  • LONDON (Reuters) – Chris Woakes struck a maiden test century and Jonny Bairstow added 93 as England dominated the third day of the second test at Lord’s on Saturday, reaching 357-6 to open up a significant 250-run lead over India.
  • Cricket – England v India – Second Test – Lord’s, London, Britain – August 11, 2018 England’s Chris Woakes in action Action Images via Reuters/Paul ChildsArriving at the crease with England 131-5, Woakes — back in the side as a replacement for Ben Stokes — scored freely in a partnership of 189 with Bairstow, bringing up his century with a pull for three.
  • Woakes, who ended the day unbeaten on 120, struck 18 boundaries at the home of cricket and was joined at the crease by effervescent youngster Sam Curran (22 not out) who again looked confident after impressing with both bat and ball in the opening test at Edgbaston.
  • Cricket – England v India – Second Test – Lord’s, London, Britain – August 11, 2018 England’s Jonny Bairstow in action Action Images via Reuters/Paul ChildsIn the eighth over, Keaton Jennings missed a straight delivery by Mohammed Shami and was trapped lbw for 11.
  • Thereafter Bairstow and Woakes dominated a dejected India attack with England scoring at almost four-and-a-half an over in a positive batting display.


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