India trail by 56 runs in the second innings at the end of the second day’s play of the fourth Test between England and India at the Oval. England had taken a 99-run lead in their first innings, scoring 290 runs.
Rohit Sharma (20*) and KL Rahul (22*) are present at the crease till the end of the day’s play for India.
Umesh becomes 6th Indian fast bowler to take 150 Test wickets
Umesh Yadav took the most three wickets for India in England’s first innings. Umesh had led India to two successes early in the second day and completed his 150 wickets in Test cricket. He has become the sixth Indian fast bowler to take 150 or more wickets in Tests.
Along with this, Umesh has also equaled Ravi Shastri (151) in terms of Test wickets for India.
England took the lead thanks to Pope and Woakes
After losing two wickets adding only 10 runs on the second day, England did a great job taking a lead of 99 runs. For this, he got a lot of help from the brilliant innings of Ollie Pope (81).
Chris Woakes (50) took the team to a score of 290 after the score of 222/7. Woakes faced 58 balls and hit 11 fours and completed his sixth Test fifty.
Rohit completes 15,000 runs in international cricket
Rohit Sharma once again batted softly and completed his 15,000 runs in international cricket while batting in the second innings. He has become the eighth Indian batsman to do so.
During the second innings, Rohit also got a lifeline on his personal score of six runs.
Pope was involved in two important partnerships
Pope and Jonny Bairstow (37) made an excellent partnership for England after losing five wickets at 62. Both shared an important partnership of 89 runs for the sixth wicket.
Mohammad Siraj ended the partnership by dismissing Bairstow leg before. After this, Pope also shared a 51-run partnership with Moeen Ali (35) for the seventh wicket. Thanks to these two partnerships, England made a comeback in the match.