England v India: Rory Burns falls late to check hosts' fightback

Last update on. From the section CricketSecond LV= Insurance test, Lord's (day 2 of five) India 364 - Rahul 129, Rohit 83, Anderson 562 England 119-3 - Burns 49 Root 48* England trailing by 245 runs ScorecardRory Burns's loss on the second day of the second Test against India stopped England's energetic fightback.Burns was lbw for Mohammed Shami for 49 minutes prior to the close of the gathering gloomy at Lord's.England reached 119-3 with Captain Joe Root on 48 and Jonny Barstow on six, trailing by 245.Burns and Root added an additional 84 runs for England's third wicket. This was after England had lost two wickets in just two balls.Hameed played his first Test in five years and was bowled by Mohammed Siraj. He departed to stunned silence.James Anderson had earlier returned 5-62 and led an impressive recovery by the England bowling team.India lost seven wickets on Friday for 88 runs, and were bowled out for 364 runs.England poised to improve its position in TestEngland suffered a disappointing opening day. They were bowled poorly and India scored 276 runs. KL Rahul's unbeaten century helped India reach 276-3. India was asked to bat in test conditions.Root's side was almost certain to do better on day 2, when Rahul scooped Ollie Robinson’s second ball of day to cover.Two class acts from England - Root, the premier batsman, and Anderson, the seasoned fast bowler, were responsible for the improvement.Perhaps it could have been even better. As they attempted to navigate the lower orders of India, they missed two catches and three run out opportunities. They were, however, not too costly in terms of runs.England's position at the end is better than it was 24 hours earlier, given the manner they were outplayed by Siraj in the first Test.Although they are still far behind, there is a chance to be optimistic about their chances of achieving parity.England rebuilds after Hameed disappointmentEngland could have collapsed after losing two wickets after tea, particularly after Hameed's utterly disappointing loss.Sibley was caught short at mid-wicket, the second in the series. The manner of dismissal cast doubt on his future in the side. Hameed arrived at Hameed's crease for the first Test match since he played three matches in 2016 as a 19 year-old.Lord was left gasping for breath after he missed a Siraj straight ball that demolished middle stumps and off stumps.Root and Burns were left to fight against the relentless India bowling. Root had survived two Siraj overs of lbw reviews and Burns was just short of scoring second slip.The scoreboard was at its lowest point, and runs began to flow. Root and Burns shared six fours each in a 10-ball period. Root went on to surpass Graham Gooch as England's second highest Test run-scorer.They seemed to be close to the finish, but Burns was lbw for one Shami. Shami moved down the slope, leaving Bairstow with a challenging examination under floodlights.Ageless Anderson demonstrates the wayAnderson, who was in doubt due to a quad injury, was fit and leading the way on England's sub-par first day.On Friday, he returned to Test cricket to claim his 31st five wicket haul. He is 39 years old and has been playing Test cricket for 14 days.After Rahul was lost to Robinson's loser, Anderson hit with his first ball of day and found the perfect channel to draw Ajinkya Rahane to an edge.Anderson grabs the second wicket for England in 'The dream begin'While Rishabh Pan briefly shined for 37, and Ravindra Jadeja fought for 40 respectively, England did not allow India to score unrestricted.Mark Wood caught Pant behind, and Moeen Ali lured Shami to make a move to mid-wicket. Anderson then ended the chaotic partnership between Jadeja Sharma and Ishant Sharma when Ishant lbw.Jasprit Bumrah won the one that moved up the slope for Anderson's fifth, and Jadeja skied Wood for the last fall.Burns wickets a "big momentum shift" - What they saidJames Anderson, England bowler: "It was a shame that Rory lost towards the end of today, but it does happen.""We have lots of work to do tomorrow against a very talented India attack."The men in the dressing room are really ready for it and all that is required to score a big partnership and get us back in this game is for someone else to get a score.KL Rahul, India opener: "We don’t care about who’s ahead or behind in the game."Hopefully, we can get some early wickets in our first session and then apply the pressure on them."Michael Vaughan, former England captain: "I would still like to be India’s dressing room but if I was told at the beginning of the day that England would bowl them out for 360-odd, I would have bit your hand off."Rory Burns's loss to Mohammed Shami wicket feels big."Former England spinner Phil Tufnell says: "A battling day for England. They are still playing. India looks a bit tired coming off the field."