James Anderson (5/20) and Chris Woakes (2/19) starred with the ball as England bowled India out for a meagre 107 in 35.2 overs on Day 2 of the second Test at Lord's. In a rain interrupted day, India batsmen failed to counter the swing of Anderson and Woakes and fell like ninepins. At the start of the day, Anderson put his team on top with two quick wickets of Murali Vijay (0) and KL Rahul (8) before rain came calling. India's woes continued as Cheteshwar Pujara, who is making a comeback in the second Test, was run-out for one after a mix-up with captain Virat Kohli just before tea. With the pitch being under covers for most of the day due to incessant rain, threat loomed large over another day being washed out again. However, the weather cleared and the players made their way back in the middle and India resumed their innings on 15/3 after a tea and rain break.
Following the break, Chris Woakes dismissed captain Kohli for 23 and Hardik Pandya for 11 to put India further on the back foot. It seemed India would be all out for less than 100 runs but Ravichandran Ashwin scored a quickfire 29 to help India cross the 100-run mark. After Ashwin's dismissal, Mohammed Shami added 10 more runs to India's total, courtesy two boundaries off Stuart Broad. (SCORECARD)
Highlights of India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 2, straight from Lord's
23:50 IST: Day 2 stumps -- India 107 all out in 35.2 overs. (Kohli 23, Ashwin 29; Anderson 5/20, Woakes 2/19)
23:49 IST: OUT! James Anderson traps Ishant Sharma in front of the wicket for a duck to complete a five-wicket haul.
23:46 IST: Four!! Shami is taking on Broad now. back-to-back boundaries for the India pacer now. Same delivery, same shot and same result.
23:45 IST: 100 comes up for India!! Shami swings and swings hard as he edges the ball over the slips for a boundary.
23:43 IST: Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami out in the middle as India need three more runs to reach the 100-run mark.
23:40 IST: OUT! This is Stuart Broad gets in the action as Ashwin departs for 29. Broad angles the ball into the right-hander, Ashwin looking to work the ball around, misses and gets rapped on the pads.
23:36 IST: OUT! Anderson gets his fourth as Kuldeep is caught plumb for a duck. A loud appeal from Anderson convinces the on-field umpire as he raises his finger. Kuldeep opts for a review but video reviews tells the same story. Kuldeep walks back for a duck.
23:34 IST: India 95/7 in 33 overs. (Ashwin 28*, Kuldeep 0*)
23:30 IST: Four! Aswhin spots the short delivery from Broad early as he gets into position and pulls the ball with authority. The ball races away to the boundary. Broad is left unimpressed.
23:29 IST: FOUR!! Ashwin welcomes back Broad in the middle with a boundary. Ashwin rocks back and carves the short of a length delivery through the cover.
23:25 IST: Kuldeep Yadav has faced six balls till now and he has been solid in defence.
23:20 IST: India's scores at the fall of seventh wicket in England/South Africa in 2018: 92, 82, 280, 87, 144, 203, 169, 141, 84 (this innings).
23:17 IST: OUT! Yes, Anderson has commenced his destruction. The English pacer pitches the ball around off, Rahane looking to defend, ends up edging the ball straight to Cook. Ajinkya Rahane departs for 18, India 84/7.
23:15 IST: Time for James Anderson again! Can he rattle the lower-order batsmen?
23:12 IST: Four! Short of length delivery with a bit of width, Ashwin rocks back and carves the ball for a boundary. That was beautiful.
23:07 IST: Woakes bowls short of a length delivery, Ashwin trying the work the ball around, edges it high up in the air. Adil Rashid, at mid-on, had no idea where the ball was as Ashwin survives. Comedy scenes here. While Woakes is unhappy, Joe root has a smile on his face.
22:59 IST: Four! Woakes pitches the ball outside off, Ashwin goes for the lofted drive, connects and gets a boundary.
22:55 IST: Four! A welcome sight for the Indian team. Curran strays down the leg-side and Rahane guides the ball down to the fine leg for a boundary.
22:53 IST: OUT! Dinesh Karthik looks absolutely clueless as he walks back to the pavilion. Sam Curran's ball swings into the right-hander and goes through the bat and pad gap to send the wicket cartwheeling. England are on top now.
22:50 IST: Hardik Pandya stats --
1st innings outside Asia: 93 off 95 balls
Next eight innings: 90 off 201 balls.
22:47 IST: India 62/5 in 24 overs. Chris Woakes 2/10 in four overs.
22:46 IST: OUT!! Hardik Pandya's short stay in the middle comes to an end. Chris Woakes strikes again. The Englishman bowls a good length delivery that shapes away and takes the outside edge of a struggling Hardik Pandya. Buttler makes no mistakes as takes a comfortable catch.
22:36 IST: OUT!! This was inevitable. Woakes bowls a fuller delivery, Kohli looking to defend, edges it as the ball flies towards Buttler at a comfortable height. Buttler, at second slips, does not make a mistake. India 49/3 after 21.4 overs as Kohli takes the long walk back for 23.
22:35 IST: That one was close! Virat Kohli, on 23, gets a life. Woakes' late movement creates doubt in Kohli's mind as he is late in leaving the delivery. The ball brushes the face of Kohli's bat and goes wide of Buttler at the slips. The Indian skipper also gets a boundary. Woakes cannot believe his fate!
22:33 IST: Kohli and Rahane have strung together a 29-run partnership till now.
22:30 IST: Sam Curran introduced in the bowling attack.
22:28 IST: Beaten!! This is turning out to be a good over for England. Kohli goes for the drives, misses and the keeper collects the ball comfortably. Kohli has a smile on his face. Successive maiden for Woakes. India 39/3 in 20 overs.
22:27 IST: Again! Second time in the over that Kohli edges the ball only for it to fall short of Keaton Jennings at slips. Woakes cannot believe his luck.
22:25 IST: Virat Kohli edges a Chris Woakes delivery that drops in front of Ollie Pope as the ball goes wide. Lucky for Kohli.
22:19 IST: Woakes starts off with a maiden over. Highlight of the over is the fourth delivery that pitched on middle and off, bounces and shapes away, beating Rahane's outside edge.
22:15 IST: Bowling change -- Chris Woakes replaces Stuart Broad.
22:13 IST: After a few close shaves, Kohli is watchfully leaving Anderson's deliveries. Anderson vs Kohli makes for a gripping viewing. The Englishman getting the better of the Indian skipper.
22:10 IST: India 34/3 after 16 overs. (Kohli 14*, Rahane 7*).
22:05 IST: This is some quality bowling from Anderson. The Indian captain gets beaten all ends up as Anderson bowls back-to-back fiery deliveries. Kohli has a smile on his face as the ball misses the edge of his bat by few millimetres.
22:00 IST: Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane's running between the wicket has been good till now, keeping in mind the horrible mix-up that cost India Pujara's wicket.
21:50 IST: Safe!! Rahane gets a reprieve as Joe Root drops him at the fourth slip. Rahane throws his bat at the full ball outside off from Broad, nicks it and Joe Root at the fourth slip drops it. That was a good attempt from the skipper.
21:45 IST: FOUR! Rahane opens his account with a boundary. Wide from Stuart Broad, Rahane pushes through covers and the ball rolls down the slope for a boundary. IND 26-3 after 11.1 overs.
21:45 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Virat Kohli in the match. Beautiful cover drive from in-form Kohli. It was wide from Anderson and Virat wasted no time. IND 20-3 after 10.1 overs.
21:39 IST: That was almost another wicket for Anderson. First ball after break and Anderson puts the ball right on the spot. Ball angles in and moves away after pitching. Rahane had no clue about that one. IND 15-3 after 8.4 overs.
21:38 IST: Finally the players are back! Virat Kohli (3) is at the centre along with his new batting partner Ajinkya Rahane. James Anderson will resume the proceedings for England.
21:27 IST: Finally some good news! It's bright and sunny now and the play will resume in 10 minutes.
21:20 IST: The sun is out and the inspection has been preponed to 16:50 local time (21:20 IST).
21:05 IST: The groundstaff is doing a tremendous job at the moment, trying to clear the water from the outfield with the help of super soppers. There will be an inspection at 17:00 local time (21:30 IST).
20:48 IST: It has been a very busy day for the groundstaff at Lord's.
20:28 IST: It's Tea on Day 2 of the Lord's Test.
Tea has been taken at Lord's. Only two overs of play were possible in the second session of the day, with India losing the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara.#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/e1I98c7CZY pic.twitter.com/KCD4U4Fw4C— ICC (@ICC) August 10, 2018
19:59 IST: The wait continues!
19:51 IST: Now this is frustrating! Just as the covers were coming off, it has started to drizzle again. It has been very busy for the groundsmen at Lord's. The covers are coming on again.
19:45 IST: Excellent news from Lord's! Match resumes in 15 minutes.
It's been a busy day for @HomeOfCricket head groundsman Mick Hunt! The rain has subsided and play is due to resume at 15:30 BST, in just over 10 minutes.#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/e1I98c7CZY pic.twitter.com/94HTNTzpEl— ICC (@ICC) August 10, 2018
19:15 IST: Something to cheer! The rain has stopped and there will be an inspection at 15:00 local time (19:30 IST). The game can go on fairly late, so there might still be a decent amount of play.
18:20 IST: And it has started raining again. This time it looks even worse. Players are running back to the pavilion. The rain breaks are causing a lot of trouble at the moment.
The rain is back and the players leave the field again after just 12 more balls, the last of which saw Cheteshwar Pujara ran out after a mix-up in the middle. India are 15/3 after 8.3 overs.#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/e1I98c7CZY pic.twitter.com/4f2iAAtBKC— ICC (@ICC) August 10, 2018
18:19 IST: RUN-OUT! It could not have been worse. Huge mix-up between Virat Kohli and Pujara. After calling out initially, Virat sends Pujara back. Pujara (1) was never going to make it. Ollie Pope does the rest with ease. IND 15-3 after 8.3 overs.
18:16 IST: England operating with five slips at the moment. It's Anderson again against Pujara. IND 15-2 after 8 overs.
18:10 IST: James Anderson finishes the over with a beautiful delivery. The in-swinger cuts Pujara in half. IND 11-2 after 7 overs.
18:08 IST: Action time! Players are back on the field for the post lunch proceedings. Cheteshwar Pujara is on strike and James Anderson is back on his mark to bowl the final three deliveries of his unfinished over. IND 11-2 after 6.3 overs.
18:03 IST: The sun is finally out. Play to resume at 18:10 IST.
17:54 IST: Good news, folks! It has stopped raining at Lord's. Play is planned to resume in 20 minutes.
17:20 IST: Lunch time at the Lord's.
17:13 IST: Umpires have decided to go for an early lunch on day 2.
17:12 IST: Oh No! Rain has further delayed the start.
And, just when we were about to resume play, it has started to rain again.#ENGvIND
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 10, 2018
16:52 IST: Great news! Rain has stopped and BCCI has confirmed that the match will restart at 12:45 local time (17:15 IST).
It has stopped raining and the covers are coming off. Play to resume at 12.45 local time.#ENGvIND— BCCI (@BCCI) August 10, 2018
16:15 IST: The rain is fairly heavy at the moment so this may be a frustrating wait for both the teams.
16:14 IST: Earlier today!
Marais Erasmus received a special plaque earlier this morning for standing his 50th Test— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) August 10, 2018
He also helped MCC with some 'Top Tips' for our Laws eLearning platform https://t.co/t6UbGXmxQf#ENGvIND#LoveLords pic.twitter.com/e1Aq5J185d
16:03 IST: Rain has stopped play after just 6.3 overs and it's looking just like day one at the moment. The ground staff has covered the pitch. James Anderson has got England off to the perfect start. India are 11 for the loss of 2 wickets. Both Indian openers Murali Vijay and KL Rahul are back in the pavilion.
16:01 IST: Rain interrupts play and the players are taking a walk back.
15:58 IST: OUT! That was bound to happen.Anderson was bowling brilliantly. It was just a matter of time. Rahul finally edges Anderson's out-swinging delivery. India in deep trouble. Rahul walks back after scoring 8 runs. IND 10-2 after 6.1 overs.
15:57 IST: Another strong finish from Stuart Broad. Just 1 run from it. IND 10-1 after 6 overs.
15:55 IST: Doing the honors!
15:51 IST: FOUR! Boundary to finish the fifth over. Loose ball on the pads from Anderson and Rahul flicks it away towards fine leg boundary for a four. IND 9-1 after 5 overs.
15:46 IST: FOUR! India and KL Rahul open their account with a boundary. Wide outside off-stump from Stuart Broad and Rahul times it through covers with perfection. IND 4-1 after 3.4 overs.
15:43 IST: Third maiden over on the trot from England. Anderson bowling at a perfect line and length right now, bringing in all his experience. There were a couple of plays and misses in the over but both batsmen are trying hard to survive. IND 0-1 after 3 overs.
15:39 IST: Stuart Broad starts off with a maiden as well. The ball is moving quite a bit at the moment for both England pacers. Both Indian batsmen (Pujara and Rahul) pretty watchful at the moment after a horrifying start. IND 0-1 after 2 overs.
15:33 IST: OUT! Wicket in the first over. James Anderson comes up with a perfect delivery. Goes in with the angle and darts out, hitting Vijay's off-stump on the way. Vijay takes the long walk back. Out for a duck. India lose their first wicket with zero runs on the board. IND 0-1 after 0.5 overs.
15:31 IST: First ball from James Anderson is length ball outside off-stump. Murali Vijay leaves it comfortably. No hint of swing on the first ball.
15:29 IST: The new opening pair of KL Rahul and Murali Vijay are at the centre for India. James Anderson will start the proceedings for England.
15:20 IST: We are just 10 minutes away from the start of the game.
15:10 IST: Team England playing XI:
15:07 IST: Team India playing XI:
15:05 IST: Virat Kohli -- We wanted to bowl first to be honest looking at the weather. Not only today but also for the next few days, it's going to be the same. It supposed to be a shortened game. It's a hard pitch, looks very dry and you got to bat well. The wicket looks good, much better than Edgbaston and the guys are feeling confident. We have the game for sure but we have to be up for it. All about the mental aspect. Everyone has to be in the game. The batsmen, the spinners. We have to enjoy the game. We have brought back Pujara, KL Rahul moves up the order in place of Shikhar. Kuldeep Yadav comes in the side for Umesh Yadav purely because the surface is dry. We need an attacking wrist spinner. We have a good balance looking at two spinners, two fast bowlers and a quality all-rounder.
15:03 IST: Joe Root -- We are going to bowl first. Looks a fresh wicket. With the weather around it gives us a good chance to take wickets this morning. We are going with Woakes and Pope comes in to make his debut. We gave ourselves an option with that green tinge on it looking to bowl first. He (Pope) was all excited in the dressing room yesterday, just really hope he expresses himself, exactly how he does in the county.
15:02 IST: England captain Joe Root wins toss, elects to bowl against England at Lord's.
14:59 IST: The weather is starting to clear. The toss is to take place shortly. Stay tuned.
14:57 IST: England's Ollie Pope gets his Test cap.
14:55 IST: Revised playing conditions of Day 2: Play to start at 15:30 IST. Lunch to be held to 17:30 IST to 18:10 IST. Tea will be held at 20:25 IST, with the final session spanning two hours and fifteen minutes. However, play can be extended by 30 minutes if necessary. So, stumps might get extended to 23:30 IST.
14:50 IST: Virat Kohli signing autographs before the start of day's play.
14:30 IST: Bright and Sunny at the moment at Lord's. However, rain threat persists with a hint of black cloud approaching the venue.
14:21 IST: What's your prediction?
14:01 IST: It's a glorious morning at Lord's.
13:50 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage from Day 2 of the second Test at Lord's.
The opening day of the second Test featuring hosts England and India was called off due to continuous rain at Lord's on Thursday. Weather played a spoil sport as the entire day was washed out. Even toss couldn't take place with rain starting in the morning. The home side lead the five-match rubber 1-0 after winning the first Test in Birmingham narrowly by 31 runs. The match which was scheduled to begin at 15:30 IST was delayed as morning overcast skies in North London gave away to the persistent rain, forcing the pitch to be under covers throughout the day. The umpires waited for the rain to subside but ultimately called it a day at 21:20 IST. Interestingly, this is the first time that a whole day's play has been lost in England due to weather since August 24, 2013, when the fourth day of the fifth Ashes clash at The Oval was abandoned without a ball bowled.
England captain Joe Root confirmed on Wednesday that Ollie Pope, a 20-year-old Surrey batsman, would make his Test debut in place of the dropped Dawid Malan.
The hosts will also be without Ben Stokes, who took three wickets on Sunday's fourth and final day at Edgbaston, including the prize scalp of India captain Virat Kohli, because of the Durham all-rounder's ongoing trial for affray in Bristol.
England have yet to decide whether Chris Woakes, a fellow pace-bowling all-rounder, or off-spinner Moeen Ali will replace Stokes.
Neither England nor India, who might also make changes, are obliged to confirm their teams until the toss takes place. Play fantasy league and win cash daily