Test Match Cricket


India 103/5. Kohli 39 no. Get him soon and they have a chance.


Kohli has scored 192 runs in this test so far, exactly half of India’s total of 384. England bowled well in that final session. They bowled well in the first innings too and should really have it in the bag by now. Dreadful slip fielding from Malan though put pay to that. England batting has been woeful.


Ben Stokes has got the big wicket, Kohli departs. India 141/7. Still need another 53 runs.


Stokes gets Mohammed Shami as well last ball of the over. 141/8. That was some over:


England 287 & 180 India 274 & 162

England win the 1st test by 31 runs

Second test gets under way at Lord’s on Thursday. Match winner Ben Stokes will be absent at Lord’s. His trial for affray gets under way in Bristol on Monday.


Jaysus, they must have lost a heap of money.


Something a lot more important than a bit of money was lost to those cheating, ball tampering Convicts over this Ben Stokes affray business. I fully expect an acquittal at Bristol Crown Court next week.


Not looking good at Lord’s this morning.


India 96/8 on day two. Only 30 odd overs bowled.


India all out for 107. England really putting the world Number 1 team to the sword so far in this series.


England 89/4 at lunch. Root out last ball before lunch.


Pitch doing untold tbf.


It is. Surprising that Ravi Ashwin hasn’t had a bowl yet.


Woakes and Bairstow have pulverised India since lunch. Woakes brought up his maiden century off 128 deliveries. The 189 run 6th wicket partnership has just been broken with Bairstow departing on 94. England 320/6.




Bad light has stopped play. Possibly stumps on Day 3. England 357/6


2 days to bowl them out and 250 in hand. Game over.


Awful forecast I think.


Any update on stokes?


Ben had four pints of lager, seven vodkas and a few jaegerbombers on him but wasn’t drunk when he had the few digs at the homophobes.