As expected England gave a Test debut to 20-year-old Surrey batsman Pope, who has competed in only 15 first-class matches but takes the place of the dropped Dawid Malan. On the Day 2, English bowlers used the conditions perfectly and restricted India for just 107 runs in the first innings. "That feeling of raising your bat to a standing ovation at Lord's is a bit of a boyhood dream".
England´s batsman Chris Woakes (R) celebrates scoring his century on the third day of the second Test between England and India at Lord´s, London, on August 11, 2018.
Woakes, 29, dismissed India skipper Virat Kohli on day two and continued to impress today as he put England in complete control of the match with an unbeaten ton. But the likes of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya manage to push the hosts on the backfoot with four of them back in the hut at the stroke of lunch.
And to what became the last ball before lunch, England captain Joe Root was lbw for 19 to an off-cutter from Shami, who also had Jos Buttler (24) leg before in a stumps return of three for 74 in 19 overs.
England rode on Chris Woakes (120 not out) Jonny Bairstow (93) to reach 357 for six wickets and take a huge 250-run lead over India on Day 3.
Earlier, India chose to play with two spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav, whereas Cheteshwar Pujara had a horrific return to Test cricket. I don't know whether it's the surface or the conditions or I've just hit form at the right time. "For me I find it so much fun when it is like that", said Anderson.
Bairstow fell agonizingly short of his second test century at Lord's, edging Pandya through to wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik for the only wicket of the final session.
Anderson bowled one at a back of a length outside off and the ball jagged back in to take the inside edge before landing in Bairstow's gloves.
The all-rounder, who came in to bat when England were 131/5, averages 121 with the bat and 9.93 with the ball at the iconic cricket ground.
England won a tense series opener by 31 runs at Edgbaston.
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