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Pictures of English cricketers rubbing the ball on the ground with boots went viral on Twitter followed by tweets declaring it as ball-tampering. 

The players who were seen indulging in the act most probably were pace bowlers as they had spikes on their boots but their identities could not be confirmed on the video.

Someone amongst those players was seen inserting the spikes of his boots in the ball intentionally.

The Indian team has not yet filed any report against the English team for ball-tampering to the match referee of this game, Chris Broad.

The incident took place in India’s second innings around the 35th over. This over was bowled by Ollie Robinson. The footage does not show the player’s face so his identity is still hidden.

Even the ball wasn’t changed and the umpires did not take any action after the incident. So the matter has not escalated yet.

On being asked by a fan on social media if the ball-tampering was intentional, the injured Stuart Broad, a great England seamer replied: “Of course, it wasn’t.”

Kohli and Anderson argued on the field

On day four of the second test match at Lord’s, as the Indian team struggled through the day, the blue captain, Virat Kohli, and England pacer had a little heated exchange of words. 

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Both players are masters of their game and are great at what they do.

Kohli said:” You swearing at me again, are you? This isn’t your fu**ing backyard.” After the fifth ball, the angry Indian skipper was seen continuing the spat: “Chirp chirp chirp. This is what old age makes you.”

Aakash Chopra’s predictions for the last day of Lord’s match

The Blue Tigers started the last day with just 154 runs lead and four wickets in hand. 

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There was not much hope for the Indian team as the former cricketer Akaash Chopra predicted the match scenario for the 5th day: “India will be all out in the first 20 overs. If we are all out inside twenty overs, what is the kind of score that you are looking at? 190 I think is where India will reach. 

“If they go beyond that, the story will be different. India’s chances of defending will increase significantly if it is a score over 200. But I think it might not be possible to reach there with the second new ball and the long tail that we have,” Chopra added.

Shane Warne’s Tweet Questions India,s Team Selection

The legendary Australian spinner indirectly questioned the Indian team’s decision of not adding a spinner to the squad.

The Spin King wrote in his tweet: ” You don’t pick a team just for 1st innings.”

The match ended in The Blues’ favour

Luckily all ended well for India on the last day of the match. India scripted an unexpected victory. On the final day, the men in blue declared the match after Bumrah and Shami added 89 runs to India’s score.

India gave England 272 runs to chase which the England team could not achieve. They all fell prey to India’s bowling at 120 runs and India had a famous win. The tourists were able to win a thrilling second Test match in the final hour at Lord’s.

The Poms were witnessed giving one of their worst home performances to lose the second test match against the Blues by 151 runs at Lord’s.

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