Bangkok Post – LONDON: Mohammed Shami removed England captain Joe Root as India fought back with the ball on the third day of the second Test at Lord’s on Saturday.

Summary

  • LONDON: Mohammed Shami removed England captain Joe Root as India fought back with the ball on the third day of the second Test at Lord’s on Saturday.
  • In 17 Tests since Root became captain, England have been dismissed for under 300 in their first innings seven times.
  • Ishant Sharma, whose Test-best seven for 44 against England was central to 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’ — took the new ball.
  • The exit of England’s all-time leading Test run-scorer meant 20-year-old debutant batsman Ollie Pope walked out with the hosts in trouble at 32 for two off 8.2 overs.
  • Prior to Saturday’s play, both the England team and ground owners MCC made presentations to head groundsman Mick Hunt, who was overseeing his last Test pitch before retiring at the end of the season after 49 years on the staff at Lord’s.


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