England struggle as Ian Bell, Joe Root fall before tea

England's Ian Bell leaves the ground following his dismissal during day four of the first Ashes test on November 24, 2013
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England reach tea on 125-4 on day two of the second Test against India after losing Ian Bell and Joe Root in the afternoon session.

England have lost two more wickets in the afternoon session as Ian Bell and Joe Root fell to India on day two of the second Test at Lord's.

The hosts have reached tea on 125-4 following a morning session which contained an abrupt end to Alastair Cook's innings as he was dismissed for just 10 runs, while Sam Robson (17) followed his teammate back to the pavilion shortly afterwards.

After lunch, Bell and Gary Ballance resumed on 51-2, and the pair were able to make slow progress until Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck for the third time to dismiss Bell (16), who was caught out by Ravindra Jadeja after the ball bounced off the batsman's gloves.

Ballance continued England's attack, but he breathed a sigh of relief when Stuart Binny missed a catch after the batsman edged between MS Dhoni and first slip.

The hosts were able to surpass 100 runs, but Root (13), who has scored centuries in his last two Tests at Lord's, was sent packing for an lbw, despite replays showing that the Yorkshireman got an inside edge onto his pads.

On the strike of tea, Ballance secured his half-century with a single off the bowling of Murali Vijay, and will return to the crease unbeaten on 51, alongside side Moeen Ali (6 not out).

England trail by 170 runs.

England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
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