FOUR! Wristy stuff! Ballance stays in his crease and flicks it through mid-wicket. It races away to the fence. Ballance moves on to 99!
FOUR! Ballance gets to his century in style. It's his 2nd Test Century and both have come at Lord's. Full on middle and leg, Ballance flicks it wide of mid on for a boundary.
He gets a standing ovation, the Indian team too applauds his efforts.
FOUR! Sheer timing! Ballance just pushes it straight back and it races away to the fence.
Ah...Short of a good length delivery outside off, it zips away with extra bounce. Ballance feels for it and gets beaten.
Moeen sweeps it powerfully to deep square leg for a single.
Murali Vijay into the attack now.
A loosener outside off, Ballance punches it to deep cover for a single.
FOUR! Short from Vijay, Moeen pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
OUT! Would you believe it? Murali Vijay has broken the stand. He traps Moeen Ali(32) LBW. His maiden Test wkt. Full on middle and leg, Moeen looks to turn it to the leg side but misses. They all go up in a strong appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Replays show it was hitting leg.
MM Ali lbw b Vijay 32 (106b, 4x4, 0x6)
Interesting, Nightwatchman Liam Plunkett strides out to the middle.
Ballance clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Ah... Some extra bounce. Length delivery on middle and leg, some extra bounce. Plunkett looks to defend but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a signle.
India have taken 2nd new ball. Bhuvneshwar into the attack.
Some swing straight away. Full on off, swinging away. Ballance leaves it alone.
Ishant Sharma into the attack now.
Ah...Short of a good length delivery outside off, it snakes off. Plunkett looks to leave but it hits his gloves and falls on the pitch.
Good length delivery on off, Plunkett defends it off the back foot.
Full on the pads, Plunkett flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
Plunkett stands tall and turns it to the leg side.
OUT! Bhuvneshwar gets his 4th wicket & it's a crucial one too. Ballance (110) is strangled down leg side. ENG-214/6 Full on the pads, Ballance looks to flick but gets a thin edge behind, Dhoni dives to his right and pouches a good catch.
GS Ballance c Dhoni b Kumar 110 (203b 15x4 0x6)
Matt Prior is the new batsman.
Nice probing delivery outside off, swinging away. Prior shoulders his arms to it.
A tad full outside off, Plunkett comes forward and prods it into the ground.
Short of a length delivery outside off, it takes off from the surface. Plunkett sways away from the line.
Good aggressive stuff. Short on body, Plunkett does well to defends it into the ground.
Good length delivery on middle, Ishant defends it back to the bowler. A maiden over.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will continue.
On the pads, Prior clips it through mid-wicket for a couple.
Ah.....Edged but falls just short. Full outside off, tailing away. Prior looks to defend but gets an outside edge just short of the fielder at second slip. They don't take a run.
Shami will bowl the final over of the day.
NO BALL! Shami clips the bails while delivering the ball, he delivers it short on the body, Plunkett somehow defends it into the ground.
Ah... Plunkett clips it to short leg, Vijay shows good reflexes to make the stop. He has a shy but misses. They run through for a couple on the overthrow.
Final ball of the day coming up. Ah........Short on middle, Plunkett just about sways away from line.
That's stumps on day 2! ENGLAND 219/6. 94 runs came in that session for the loss of 2 wickets.
Wasim Akram on Star Sports: I felt really bored today. I was sitting with my mentor Imran Khan he too said the same thing.
Bhuvneshwar: Conditions were different from Trent Bridge hence I tried to stays in the wicket and help Rahane. Conditions here is really helpful as compared to Trent Bridge. In the last session it was really slow. but I enjoyed bowling on this wicket. We analysed that England bowled wide of off stump and hence we learnt that we need to bowl on stumps.