The second match of the 5-Test series between India and England is being played at Lord’s. During the Indian innings on the fourth day of the match, England players are seen trying to press and rub the ball with their shoes. Its photo has gone viral on social media. Commentator Virender Sehwag has raised questions. He has posted a photo and wrote that what is happening, is it an attempt to ball-tampering England players or measures to prevent Covid.
Yeh kya ho raha hai.
Is it ball tampering by Eng ya covid preventive measures 😀 pic.twitter.com/RcL4I2VJsC
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 15, 2021
In fact, in the post-lunch session, two players were seen playing football with a red Duke ball. In this, an England player passed the ball to another player, after which the other player tried to rub the ball with spikes. This incident happened in the 35th over. Ollie Obinson was bowling the over. During that one player gave the ball by hitting the other player and the other player started rubbing with the spikes. The player’s face is not visible in the footage. In this case, no official complaint has been made by the Indian team to match referee Chris Broad, nor has there been any confirmation about ball tampering so far.
— Kishore Rao (@kishore8901) August 15, 2021
Kohli out for 20 in the second innings
Kohli was caught behind the wicket by Sam Curran. He scored 20 runs off 31 balls. Earlier, Kohli had scored 42 runs off 103 balls in the first innings.
England lead by 27 runs in first innings
India scored 364 runs in the first innings at Lord’s, thanks to Lokesh Rahul’s 129. Rohit Sharma scored 83 and Kohli scored 42 runs. At the same time, the England team took a 27-run lead on the basis of the first innings. The entire team of England was dismissed after scoring 391 runs on the third day. Captain Joe Root remained unbeaten on 180. Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj took 4 wickets for India. Apart from this, Ishant Sharma also got 3 wickets.