Mohammed Shami’s brilliant unbeaten fifty helped India build a commanding lead to frustrate England hopes of a last-day victory in the second Test at Lord’s on Monday.
India were 286-8 in their second innings at lunch on the fifth day, a lead of 259 runs.
Both Shami, 52 not out, and fellow paceman Jasprit Bumrah, 30 not out, made their highest Test scores.
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The tailenders had so far added an unbroken 77 for the ninth wicket.
India captain Virat Kohli could now contemplate a declaration, with this five-match series level at 0-0 following the rain-marred drawn first Test at Trent Bridge.
There have only been three successful run-chases of over 200 in a Test at Lord’s: West Indies’…