England v India: second Test, day two

Elena Summers
August 10, 2018

Umpires hurry everyone off the field. Their last defeat came against Pakistan back in May this year when Joe Root's men were beaten by nine wickets. The weather is fine at the moment, so we should start on time - but the Met Office predicts rain, lots of rain, around lunchtime.

With day one a washout, England opted to bowl first on the second morning as play finally got underway and James Anderson made immediate inroads.

Play was scheduled to start at 11:00 BST, but steady rain kept the covers on the pitch and prevented the toss at 10:30. He also amassed 9,779 runs in 211 ODIs at 58.2 and 2,102 runs at 48.8 in 62 T20Is.

England lead the current five-match series 1-0 after a 31-run victory in the first Test at Edgbaston last week.


Captain Joe Root had earlier confirmed that the hosts will hand a maiden Test cap to young Ollie Pope, who replaces Dawid Malan.

It seemed as if he would continue the trend when he told the media on the eve of the second Test that the team is tempted to play two spinners at Lord's.

England will be without Ben Stokes at Lord's because of the all-rounder's ongoing trial for affray in Bristol. Coming to 2nd Test which is to be played at Lord's India will look to settle score and all eyes will be on skipper Kohli who is in wonderful form.

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