How many overs left today: England and India have taken the field in what is expected to be a riveting day of Test cricket at Lord’s.
During the fifth day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of England at Lord’s, India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant and fast bowler Ishant Sharma have entered the field as the unbeaten overnight pair.
A few singles in the first two overs have increased India’s lead to 156 runs with four wickets in hand. With the onus on Pant, India would want the left-handed batsman to play a responsible innings to power his team in a safe zone. With India’s tail comprising of four bowlers with limited batting skills, Pant will doubtlessly have to do the heavy lifting today.
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England, who wanted to take the second new ball last evening, didn’t waste time this morning as veteran fast bowler James Anderson bowled the first over with a new ball.
How many overs left today IND vs ENG Lord’s Test?
With bad light not allowing the hosts to bowl with a pacer, a few overs were lost on Day 4. Readers must note that the same number of overs won’t be compensated on Day 5 as they were lost during the extra 30 minutes which were being used in the third session.
Hence, as far as the numbers of overs to be bowled today are concerned, a full quota of 90 overs will be bowled at Lord’s on Monday.
Irrespective of the situation of the match, no extra overs will be allotted to teams in a bid to find a result. Assuming that the Indian innings will get over at some point in time, expect the umpires to deduct a couple of overs for the innings break. It is worth mentioning that an extra 30 minutes will be available to complete the allowed quota of 90 overs.
UPDATE: A phenomenal unbeaten 89-run partnership for the ninth wicket between India pacers Mohammed Shami (56 not out) and Jasprit Bumrah (34 not out) saw them batting for 28 overs before captain Virat Kohli declared the innings in the afternoon session. Adding two overs for the innings break, England now need 272 runs in 60 overs to win the match.