After being outclassed in the first two sessions of Day 3 of the second Test match at Lord’s, Team India staged a comeback and wrapped up remaining five English wickets in the final and third session of the day’s play.
Team India had a tough outing on the third day of the second Test match. While Joe Root held one end, other English batters chipped in and made some valuable contributions to help the home side take a lead.
However, Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Siraj helped Virat Kohli-led side to fought their way back into the game. While the senior pacer had two wickets on the successive deliveries, the youngster removed Ollie Robinson to complete his four-wicket haul, which was followed by a run out of Mark Wood for 5 runs.
After an eventful over by Jasprit Bumrah, where he tested James Anderson with the short balls, Mohammad Shami finally removed the-39-year-old on the last ball of his over to bowl out the home side for 391 runs. The hosts took a slender lead of 27 runs at the stumps.
Joe Root has looked a class apart in the ongoing second Test match against India at Lord’s cricket ground. The right-handed batsman put up a batting exhibition and scored runs all over the park. The 30-year-old paced his knock to perfection and notched up his 22nd Test ton and etched his name on Lord’s honours board.
If that was not enough, the 30-year-old crossed the 150-run mark and helped his team take a lead. However, it was an disappointing end to his masterful knock as he felt short of partners at the other end and ended his innings on 180 not-out. During his innings, Joe Root also crossed 9000 run-mark in Test cricket and became the only second English player after Alastair Cook to achieve this feat.