Virat Kohli’s mistake costs Pujara his wicket minutes before rain stoppage

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara would consider himself extremely unlucky as he returned to the dressing room run out once again in the ongoing second Test between India and England at Lord’s on Thursday.Pujara was run out after a horrible mix up with Virat Kohli, who was at the non-striker’s end. The India captain had committed at the non-strikers end and was almost half-way down the pitch before he bailed out, leaving Pujara well short of the crease.And seconds later, heavy showers forced the players off the field. It was the second time rain stopped play with India struggling at 15 for 3 in 8.3 overs after being put into bat by England.India vs England, 2nd Test Day 2: Live UpdatesThe match had resumed after an early lunch was taken due to the rain interruption with James Anderson bowling the 9th over. Three balls into the over disaster struck for India.True leadership beckons saying sorry when the occasion [email protected] can go up manifold in the eyes of his teammates if he hugs @cheteshwar1 & apologises simultaneously..theres no shame really acknowledging a cock up..!! Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) August 10, 2018India vs England: Virat Kohli’s cheeky act at Lord’s Long Room8.3 overs: Anderson to Pujara, RUN OUT! England got what they wanted and Cheteshwar Pujara is dismissed. A huge mix-up has left him stranded in no man’s land. Unbelievable. Pujara taps this length ball down in front of point. He looks at his captain and then takes off. Suddenly in between, Virat Kohli decides to bail out seeing the debutant Ollie Pope rush to the ball. Kohli gets back inside the crease, leaving Che hanging and Pope has all the time in the world to take the bails off. Ravi Shastri is seen with an unimpressed look on his face. Terrible stuff!advertisement India vs England, 2nd Test Day 2: Ollie Pope run out Cheteshwar Pujara (Reuters Photo)Cheteshwar Pujara becomes 1st Indian to be run-out twice in a Test matchUnfortunately for India, the umpires had asked the players to walk off two balls earlier. Kohli and Pujara were almost inside before they were called out back again.Arjun Tendulkar seen helping Lord’s ground-staff as rain hampers India TestAnderson, who picked up the wickets of Murali Vijay (0) and KL Rahul (8) this morning, was waiting at the top of his run-up and was in no mood to leave the field. If only, the players had not returned to the pitch for two balls – Pujara would still be not out alongside Kohli.Pujara, who is making a comeback in the team after being dropped in the first Test at Edgbaston, was run out for the third time this year.Earlier this year, Pujara became the first Indian batsman to be run out twice in the same match in the second Test against South Africa in Centurion. It was also the first instance in 18 years that a batsman was run-out twice in the same game.The right-handed Saurashtra batsman has now been part of seven run outs for India in Test cricket.last_img read more

India vs England, Lord’s Test: Weather forecast for today and next 2 days

first_imgVirat and Kohli and his side came to Lord’s with the aim to level the series after losing the first Test against England at Edgbaston.However, rain played spoilsport on Day 1 of the second Test on Thursday as the first day was called off without a ball being bowled.Continuous rain also meant that even the toss could not take place on the first day. Both teams returned to the ground on Friday but rain played spoilsport once again and only 35.2 overs were possible in the entire day which saw multiple rain interruptions.The wet conditions forced a delayed start with England captain Joe Root eventually winning the toss and putting India into bat.England paceman James Anderson showed he remains a deadly proposition in home conditions taking 5/20 as the hosts bowled out India for a miserly 107. Photo: accuweather.comLet’s have a look at the weather forecast for London for today and the remaining two days of the second Test.Play expected to begin on time on the third day but rain could still play some part in the day. The play is set to start at the usual time of 11 a.m. local (15.30 IST) with an extra 30 minutes allowed at the end of the day.The forecast for today (Saturday) and Sunday is much better and we can expect close to 90 overs on both days.Rain is expected to return on Monday – the last day of match – and can have a big impact on the result of the match.advertisementChris Woakes replaced all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is standing trial in Bristol on a charge of affray.Twenty-year-old batsman Ollie Pope was handed his England debut at number four after replacing Dawid Malan in the squad.After India’s struggles with the bat in the series opener, Cheteshwar Pujara was recalled to the team to provide greater solidity at the top of the order.Thursday was the first time a full day’s play has been lost at Lord’s since the opening day of the first test against Pakistan in 2001.England lead the five-match series 1-0 after completing a thrilling 31-run victory at Edgbaston last week in Birmingham.last_img read more