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England make unconvincing progress during morning session of day three

England are 89 for four at lunch after India were all out for 107.

England made unconvincing progress as they sought to build an imposing lead over India by reaching 89-4 at lunch of day three of the second Specsavers Test.

Openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings initially ate into the tourists’ 107 all out only to walk in successive overs of the rain-affected match at Lord’s to leave England on 32 for two.

Jennings was first to go, misjudging Mohammed Shami’s full-length swing and departed lbw despite going to DRS with Cook’s approval.

Cook then received a wicked delivery from Ishant Sharma, angled up the slope from around the wicket but leaving him off the pitch for caught-behind.

Ollie Pope joined captain Joe Root but having shown no signs of nerves on his debut, the in-form Surrey batsman was trapped lbw for 28 by Hardik Pandya and DRS confirmed the wicket.

Root fell lbw to Shami on the final ball before lunch to propel India back into contention.

Following a first-day washout, only 35.2 overs were possible between downpours on the second but that was still enough for Jimmy Anderson to claim five for 20.


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