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It doesn't look good for England, or Alastair Cook, as they stare down the barrel of defeat on the last day of the second Test at Lord's.

England claimed the honours on day four setting their hosts 319 to win after a rear-guard action earlier in the day. 

England now have to try to survive all of Monday with just six wickets in hand having gone to stumps 4-105. 

The most talked about wicket of them all is England captain Cook, who went for 22 when a decent batting wicket and a chance to simply dig in could have been his chance to battle back into form. 

In-form Murali Vijay earlier scored 95 while James Anderson's mate Ravi Jadeja smashed 68 off 57 balls. Continuing the ridiculous form of tailenders in this series, opening bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar hit 52 of his own as they battled to 342. 

A loss or a draw would take England to 10 Tests without a win after their 5-0 Ashes whitewash, 1-0 loss to Sri Lanka over two Tests and a draw in the first clash with India at Trent Bridge. 

With Sam Robson, Cook, first innings centurion Gary Ballance and Ian Bell already gone, the pressure has again been placed on Moeen Ali and Joe Root. 

After that England are into their out-of-form keeper Matt Prior and the bowlers. 

A draw will take some heroics - the clouds forecast for Monday won't saved.

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