Tail-end batsman Mohammad Shamini’s unbeaten half-century and his unbroken 89-run partnership with Jasprit Bumrah helped India set a target of 272 to win the second Test against England. India declared their second innings for 298 runs on the fifth day of the second Test at Lord’s. Shami 56 and Jasprit Bumrah remained unbeaten on 34.
The family of cricketer Rashid Khan, who was stranded in Afghanistan, told Kevin Pietersen that England had taken a 27-run lead after scoring 391 runs in the first innings. In the second innings, the Indian batsmen, especially the middle-order and lower-order batsmen, performed brilliantly. Opener Lokesh Rahul was out for five while Rohit Sharma was out for 21.
Later, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, playing in poor form, took charge. The pair faced the bowlers of England in a tough manner. There was a partnership of 100 runs between the pair. Pujara missed out on five half-centuries. He scored 45 runs in 206 balls with the help of four fours. However, Rahane played an innings of 61 runs in 146 balls. Which included five fours. Captain Virat Kohli got out for 20 runs.
Rishabh Pant and Ishant Sharma were batting at the start of the fifth day of the 75th Independence Day celebrations in England. However, Pant and Ishant got out early in the day. Pant scored 22 runs and Ishant was dismissed after scoring 16 runs. But then Shami and Bumrah breathed a sigh of relief for the England bowlers and played an important role in raising India’s score. Shami played an unbeaten innings of 56 runs in 70 balls with the help of six fours and a six. Meanwhile, Bumrah remained unbeaten on 34 off 64 balls with the help of three fours.
Mark Wood has been a successful bowler for England. He took three quick wickets. While Ollie Robinson and Moeen Ali took two wickets each early. While Sam Karan got a success.