England vs India 2nd Test, Day 3 as it happened: Roots marathon ton guides hosts to 27-run lead – Scroll.in

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England captain Joe Roots latest rescue mission with the bat could not prevent India maintaining their grip on the second Test at Lords on Friday.

The hosts were 119/3 at stumps on the second day, still 245 runs adrift of Indias first-innings 364.

But amid yet another top-order collapse, star batsman Root was 48 not out.

Root had come in with England struggling at 23/2 after Mohammed Siraj took two wickets in successive deliveries with the recalled Haseeb Hameed out for a golden duck.

Together with Rory Burns, Root repaired some of that damage in a third-wicket partnership of 85 before the left-handed opener was lbw to Mohammed Shami for 49.

Earlier James Anderson took 5/64 as India were dismissed after resuming on their overnight 276/3 having lost the toss.

It was the 31st time in 164 matches that Anderson had taken five wickets in a Test innings and the seventh occasion at Lords.

AFP

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