Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Anderson does the damage as India rolled out for 107

Anderson does the damage as India rolled out for 107

Chris Woakes (120 not out) and Jonny Bairstow (93) shared a match-changing stand of 189.

Woakes breezed past his previous Test-best score of 66 and eventually overtook Bairstow.

As far as the Lord's Test is concerned, India, who are trailing 0-1 in the five-match series, were bowled out for 107 on the second day with James Anderson picking up five wickets.

Chris Woakes hit his maiden Test century as England hammered home their advantage over India in the second Test at Lord's.

Warwickshire favourite Woakes, recalled after England omitted Ben Stokes because of a clash with his fellow pace-bowling all-rounder's trial for affray, had missed the hosts' 31-run win in the first Test at his Edgbaston home ground last week because of fitness concerns following knee and calf injuries.

The second session will be vital with India still looking to get early wickets to keep England's first-innings lead to a minimum.

Joe Root (19) had battled through a hard spell when he first came to the crease and was set to be rewarded with more favourable conditions in the afternoon, only to be undone by Shami with a ball that nipped back and stayed low in the final over of the morning. But England " s batting has often proved fallible recently.

Anderson´s haul left England´s all-time leading Test wicket-taker just one shy of becoming the first bowler to take 100 Test wickets at Lord´s.

The exit of England's all-time leading Test run-scorer meant 20-year-old debutant batsman Ollie Pope walked out with the hosts in trouble at 32 for two.

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.

Even though Bairstow was the more senior of the pair, it was Woakes who looked the more impressive, driving, cutting and pulling the ball with authority around the Lord's outfield. With the partnership appearing to take the game away from India, Hardik struck at a vital juncture in the game trapping Pope (28) plumb in front. But Kuldeep rarely troubled Bairstow, who cover-drove him for four to complete a 76-ball fifty featuring seven boundaries.

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