The Lord’s Cricket Ground was painted completely red on the second day of the second Test match of the ongoing series between India and England. When the players of England came on the field, they had a red cap on their heads. Their names and numbers were also written in red on the players’ jerseys. On the second day, along with cricket on the ground, awareness work was also done to spread the name ‘Red for Ruth’. The annual Red for Ruth Day will help raise awareness of the problems parents and children face when tragedy strikes. Actually this foundation was established by former England captain Andrew Strauss in memory of his late wife Ruth. He died of non-smoking lung cancer in December 2018 at the age of 46. The foundation works to raise funds during Test matches for parents and children whose families are torn apart by accidents. Strauss was at Lord’s on Friday with his sons Sam (15) and Luca (13) in red suits for the third ‘Red for Ruth’ day.
India’s first innings was reduced to 364 runs
The Indian cricket team took 3 wickets for 119 runs in the first innings of England on the second day of the second test match on the basis of double blast from pacer Mohammad Siraj. At the end of the day’s play, captain Joe Root returned unbeaten on 48 and Jonny Bairstow scored 6. The hosts are still 245 runs behind India’s 364 runs in the first innings with 7 wickets remaining. For India, Siraj took two while Mohammed Shami took one wicket. Team India, who scored 276 for 3 on the first day of the Lord’s Test, scored 364 runs for the loss of all wickets in their first innings. For him, KL Rahul played the most innings of 129 runs, while James Anderson took 5 wickets for 62 runs for England. Mark Wood and Robinson took two wickets each.
[Attribution to NBT]