Live score and updates from Day 2 of the first Test match between India and South Africa being played at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, Chandigarh. The first day belonged to the spinners who picked nine wickets out of 12.
After a poor start, India fought back hard on Day 1 of the second Test against Sri Lanka where Lokesh Rahul (108) grabbed on to another opportunity by slamming his second Test ton. Virat Kohli (78) and Rohit Sharma (79) too made significant contributions.
England, spurred by impressive bowling from now-injured James Anderson and comeback Steven Finn won the match comprehensively, within three days. They have beaten Australia by 8 wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the five match series. After losing the wicket of skipper Alastair Cook and Adam Lyth, experienced hands in Ian Bell and Joe Root steadied the innings, with the latter hitting the winning boundary. The next match at Nottingham starts August 6, and given the fluctuating nature of the series we have witnessed so far, expect the unexpected.
English pacer Steven Finn continued his good run in the third Ashes Test as he followed his two-wicket haul in the first innings with a five-fer in the second, putting his side in the driver's seat at the end of Day 2.