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Eng vs Ind 2nd Test 2021, Day 4: Ajinkya Rahane, Pujara fall as hosts edge ahead going into final day

Mark Wood again did the trick for England as he removed formidable Cheteshwar Pujara with an absolutely unplayable delivery

By Rajan Nath -- August 16, 2021 8:50 am -- Updated:August 16, 2021 9:00 am

Eng vs Ind 2nd Test 2021, Day 4: Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, and Test-specialist Cheteshwar Pujara were resolute on Day 4 as they kept visitors in-game after eventually losing their wickets to clinical English bowlers during the ongoing second Test at the Lord's Cricket Ground on Sunday.

At stumps, India's scorecard read 181/6 after 82 overs in the second innings, leading the hosts by 154 runs. Rishabh Pant (14 off 29) and Ishant Sharma (4 off 10) are currently unbeaten ahead of the final day of the Test.

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Resuming from 105/3, Ajinkya Rahane was dropped on 31 after the right-hander cut one from Moeen hard and it went low to point. Bairstow had both his hands to it but the ball eventually spilled out.

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In the 72nd over of the innings, Mark Wood again did the trick for England as he removed formidable Cheteshwar Pujara with an absolutely unplayable delivery. Pujara added 100 runs for the 4th wicket with Rahane as he walked back after an epic 45 off 206.

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Soon, Ali's persistence paid off as he got Ajinkaya Rahane after an edge leads the ball to the keeper. Indian vice-captain departed for 61 off 146 balls with the match turned on its head.

All-rounder Jadeja's stay at the crease was shortened by Ali after the off-spinner beat the outside edge and just pinged off stump as India's situation got bad from worse quickly.

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Before the wicketless second session, England had a great start as pacer Mark Wood dismissed Indian opening batters Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul while Sam Curran dismissed Virat Kohli as the visitors were put on the back foot.

Eng vs Ind 2nd Test 2021, Day 4: Brief Scores

India 364 and 181/6 (Cheteshwar Pujara 45, Ajinkya Rahane 61, Mark Wood 3-40); England 391.

-PTC News

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