Ind vs Eng LIVE: Mohammed Siraj confident of India’s win at Lord’s says, ‘big score our target on Day 4’

Ind vs Eng, 2nd Test: Mohammed Siraj proves himself yet again, takes four-wicket haul at Lord's
Ind vs Eng, 2nd Test: Mohammed Siraj proves himself yet again, takes four-wicket haul at Lord's

Ind vs Eng LIVE – Mohammed Siraj confident of India’s win at Lord’s says, ‘big score our target on Day 4’ – India pacer Mohammed Siraj, who picked up a four-wicket haul in the 2nd Test against England here at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, said that India will win the Lord’s Test if batsman put up a big total on Day4. Siraj was speaking on a virtual press conference after the match. 

“The match is evenly poised and Team India can deliver a result if batters bats well on Day Four of the match. Our bowling was right on the mark but now we have to bat really well. The wicket has become good to bat on after the first three days,” Siraj said. 

Ind vs Eng LIVE: Mohammed Siraj confident of India’s win at Lord’s says, ‘big score our target on Day 4’

England was all out at 391 taking slender lead of 27 runs. Joe Root remained unbeaten for the hosts at the crease with a brilliant 180 off 321. Jonny Bairstow helped his captain with his crucial 51 run innings. The third session saw Indian bowlers scalping five wickets in the form of Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, and, James Anderson.

Siraj also opened up on the incident that took place on Day3 where English fans threw the champagne cork on KL Rahul who was fielding on the boundary.

When asked if Rahul faced any racist comments from English fans, Siraj said, “I was not there when that incident took place but I don’t think anything like that has happened.”

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Siraj picked crucial wickets of England opener Dominic Sibley, number 3 Haseeb Hameed, in-form batsman Jonny Bairstow and all-rounder Ollie Robinson. Siraj was picked over Ishant Sharma in the first Test where he picked up three wickets in two innings. 

Siraj made his Test debut in Australia last year. Playing his debut match at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Siraj picked up five wickets in two innings. 

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Meanwhile, England captain Joe Root has slammed 22nd Test hundred to punish Indian bowlers and put the hosts on top at Lord’s. Mohd Siraj did manage to get Jonny Bairstow out but they had already put Virat Kohli’s India on the backfoot. Now, England will be looking for a decent lead against India in their first innings and put India under pressure. Meanwhile, India fought back as Ishant Sharma took three wickets in the last session.

Stumps England 391 (Root 180*, Bairstow 57, Siraj 4-94, Ishant 3-69) lead India 364 (Rahul 129, Anderson 5-62) by 27 runs

 

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