England’s wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler put up a crucial 90-run partnership with Stuart Broad to take England to 304/8 at lunch on the second day of the final Test match. The match is being played at Oval.
Buttler and Broad were unbeaten on 63 and 36 runs, respectively, as India could manage to claim only the wicket of Adil Rashid (15) in the morning session of the day.
Resuming the day from 198/7, the hosts were able to add another 106 runs thanks to the fighting knock from Buttler, well supported from the other end by Broad.
Earlier in the day – after the addition of just 16 runs to their overnight score – England received the first blow of the day as left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja caught Rashid in front of the stumps.
Buttler was then joined by Broad, and the duo denied the visiting bowlers any further success as they fought back to take England past the 300-run mark.
England: 304/8 (Alastair Cook 71, Jos Buttler 63 not out; Ishant Sharma 3/62) vs India at lunch on Day 2.
-With IANS inputs.