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India vs England 2nd Test Day 1: play abandoned due to rain

India vs England 2nd Test Day 1: play abandoned due to rain

The Indian batsmen, who succumbed to England’s probing pace and swing, will look to answer their batting woes in the second Test match.

The Day one of the Second Test between India and England at Lord’s, London was abandoned due to rain.

Here are the highlights from Day 1: 

# That’s a wrap! Join us tomorrow for updates on Day 2.

# Stumps!!

# Play called off!!

# First two sessions were washed out. The Umpires did have a look at the pitch but the rains are still on. #Tea Break  now!

The covers are still on but the rains are expected to clear later in the evening.

# It is still drizzling at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. Early Lunch has been taken. 

The last time India played a Test match at Lord’s, they had topped England to win the second Test by 95 runs in the 2014 Test tour.

#Slight drizzle has delayed the toss. 

Asian teams enjoy a healthy record at the Lord’s. Since 2014,  Asian sides have won three and drawn two Tests at Lord’s. The wicket looks dry but the slight drizzle and the overcast conditions will offer some assistance to the bowlers.

England held their nerves in the neck-and-neck first Test as India fell short of 31 runs. Sam Curran, 20, fired a run-a-ball half-century to help England to a competitive total before the Indian batsmen collapsed chasing a target of 194 runs.

England will miss the services of all-rounder Ben Stokes, who will be appearing in Bristol to answer charges of affray. Stokes was the pick of the English bowlers in the first Test. His 4/40 in the second innings helped England take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Pacer Chris Woakes was drafted into the squad as Stokes’ replacement. A 20-year-old Oliver Pope earned his maiden call-up and is most likely to play ahead of Dawid Malan in the second Test.

The Indian batsmen, who succumbed to England’s probing pace and swing, will look to answer their batting woes in the second match. Skipper Virat Kohli was the lone Indian batsman who put up meaningful contributions with the bat. He smashed his first Test century (149) in the first innings and a 51 in the second innings as wickets kept tumbling at the other end.

Squads: 

India: Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah.

England: Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Moeen Ali.

     

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