IND vs ENG LIVE: Batting coach Vikram Rathour says, ‘India eye 200+ target for England, Jadeja’s bowling key on Day 5”: Team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour has expressed that India will be looking to post 200 + runs target against England in the 2nd Test here at Lord’s on Day 5 of the Test. Rathour also said that left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja will be Team India’s key bowler on Day 5 – Follow India vs England Lord’s Test Day 5 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co
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IND vs ENG LIVE: Batting coach Vikram Rathour declares, ‘India eye 200+ target for England, Jadeza’s bowling key on Day 5’
Ravindra Jadeza Bowling KEY on DAY 5
“Today we saw England’s spinner Moeen Ali took two wickets. His ball was spinning. So the wicket has become spin-friendly now. This will be a typical fifth-day wicket of a Test match. There will be an odd bounce on the pitch and it has started turning as well. So we will be targeting around 200 runs, it will be great for us. It will not be an easy wicket to bat on against Jadeja. Ravindra Jadeja has bowled well in the first innings as well. If he gets the turn then it will be very good for us. Then we have the pace attack to back as well,” Vikram Rathour said during the press conference.
Earlier, India fought back with Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara adding a 100+ partnership for the 4th wicket. That propelled India to take the 150+ runs lead after Tea. Rahane, in particular, went on to smash a fifty off 125 deliveries. Meanwhile, Pujara showed immense resilience as he scored 45 runs off 206 deliveries.
IND vs ENG 2nd Test Day 4-PC: On day 5 an incident took place where England players were seen putting their spikes on the ball in order to make it old which would have helped them swing the ball better. Talking about the incident Vikram said,” We were sitting out so we hardly saw any of these replays. But I saw it afterwards. It does not look like it was deliberate. I thought it was accidental. So we did not discuss it later.”