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Bairstow and Woakes put England on top against India in second Test

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Andrew Wong | 12 August, 2018, 14:11

Importantly, Virat Kohli will not be able to bat for first 37 minutes say the commentators on air.In case you just joined in, this is because he was have some back trouble and didn't take field for 37 minutes on Day 4 morning.

The Delhi-born cricketer is presently playing the second Test of India's tour of England at Lord's.

Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes led England into a strong position at tea on the third day of the second Test at Lord's on Saturday as their unbeaten 99-run partnership earned the hosts a significant lead of 123 runs over India.

Bairstow received sound support from the correct Woakes, selected after fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes was omitted because of clash with his ongoing trial for affray.

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It's going to be easier and it makes the team go higher. "I relish every challenge, it doesn't matter what, I love to work". I know it's a great cup, it will stay in my mind, but I want to win all the trophies.

Play resumed with England, 1-0 up in a five-match series after their 31-run win at Edgbston last week, yet to bat. That followed a first-day washout in London on Thursday.

In the following over, Alastair Cook (21) was caught behind after he nicked a swinging delivery from Ishant Sharma which brought 20-year-old debutant Ollie Pope to the crease.

Jos Buttler was the one wicket to fall in the afternoon session, trapped lbw for a breezy 24 by the impressive Mohammed Shami who claimed three wickets.

England slipped to 89-4 before Bairstow and Woakes shared a sixth-wicket stand of 179 at Lord's.

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Both off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and recalled left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav went wicketless, with India having cause to regret dropping paceman Umesh Yadav. It took the Surrey right-hander just two balls to score his first Test runs when he flicked a Sharma inswinger behind square-leg for four. In an interview with European Central Bank, the 29-year-old gave insight into what was going on in his head while he was at the crease.

"To get to a hundred was an incredible feeling and I was getting a bit nervous through the 90s, to be honest". "I went from 60 to 80 pretty quickly and all of a sudden you start thinking of three figures and you start wafting at things outside off-stump, which I hadn't been doing".

His innings, which has been in progress more than three-and-a-half hours, meant Woakes´s name was now on all three Lord´s honours boards that record centuries, five-wicket innings returns and 10-wicket match hauls in Tests at the ´home of cricket´.

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