The England score was six for no loss in their second innings at stumps on day two in the fourth cricket Test against India at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. England bowled India out for 273 runs on the second day giving the visitors a 27-run lead in the first innings.

England previously was bowled out for 246 runs on the first day of the test. Indian batsman Chesteshwar Pujara scored his 15th test ton to steer India to a place of comfort, while Moeen Ali picked up five crucial wickets to keep England in the game.

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India start well only to fall into Moeen's spin web

India started the day at 19-0 but soon found themselves struggling at 50-2 as Stuart Broad got both the openers out cheaply.

Pujara alongside Virat Kohli started forming a productive partnership as the tourists looked in control. The Indians went into the lunch break at 100-2, still 146 runs behind England's first innings total.

The post-lunch session seemed to be getting out of the hands of the English team, but Kohli (46 runs) played a loose shot to get caught out in the slip region off the bowling of Sam Curran.

Kohli's wicket opened the floodgates for India, as the hosts picked up two more wickets before the tea break, as India were afloat at 181-5.

India had a horrid start to the final session of the day's play, losing three wickets in quick time, all picked up by Moeen Ali. In no time India had slipped from 142-2 to 195-8, with Ali being the chief instructor of the collapse.

Pujara saves India's day

With all the chaos happening at one end, Pujara held his crease at the other end, looking to provide some respectability to India's score. He first added 32 runs to the total with Ishant Sharma, and then added 46 runs for the last wicket with Jasprit Bumrah. In the meantime, Pujara scored his 15th test hundred and his first in England.

He remained not-out at 132 runs, as India folded for 273 runs in their innings.

Though the 27-run first innings wasn't that substantial, it might come in handy in the final innings the test. Ali picked up a five-wicket haul, but he got support from Broad who picked up three wickets. Ben Stokes and Curran picked a wicket each as well.

England had to bat just four overs till stumps, and they did that successfully by bringing down the deficit to 21 runs and ended the day's play at 6-0. The English openers Keaton Jennings and Alastair Cook will resume batting on day three which starts at 11:00 AM BST, 3:30 PM IST on Saturday, September 1, 2018.