London: Bhuvneshwar Kumar continued his fine spell to reduce England 125/4 at tea on second day of the second test match here Friday.
After dismissing captain Cook and Robson before lunch, Kumar struck again to remove Ian Bell after lunch to leave England 70/3. Ian Bell, who is struggling in the series so far, contributed just 16.
Ravindra Jadeja accounted for Root, the century maker in the first test, whom he trapped LBW for 13.
So far Kumar is the most successful bowler having taken three wickets for 34 in his 17 overs.
For England Balance scored his third half century and he is unbeaten on 51, giving him company is Moeen who is unbeaten on 6.
Earlier Alastair Cook's wretched batting form continued at Lord's when he fell for 10 as England slumped to 51-2 against India at lunch on day two of the second test on Friday.
Cook edged a Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivery behind to Mahendra Singh Dhoni which he should have left. He swiped his bat up in the air in dismay as the Lord's crowd fell silent.
Sam Robson, dropped on 8 by Ajinkya Rahane two balls before Cook's dismissal, reached 17 before becoming Kumar's second wicket, Dhoni again taking the catch.