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England’s fast bowler James Anderson sent back both the openers in the first inning of the second test on day two to leave India shaken. India were 11 for the loss of two wickets when rain forced the players off the field. It's not looking too bright - in the Indian camp or at Lord's. This one's a little too heavy, the cloud cover was pretty thick. There was rain forecast around 12 noon, but it's here half an hour too early.Putting India to bat, England got the success in the very first over of the inning when Anderson bowled Murali Vijay for a duck. It was terrific delivery by Anderson which deceived Murali completely. It was a full length delivery with seam pointing towards fine leg. Vijay was lured into flicking it but the ball swung away to sneak through into the stumps.
In the 7th over Anderson struck again and removed KL Rahul moved forward to play at it and got a healthy nick that settled into Bairstow's gloves.
Earlier, England won the toss and asked India to bat first in the second test of the five-game series here today. Today is the second day of the match as yesterday whole day was washed out due to rain.While England has made one change, bringing in Chris Woakes in place of Ben Stokes, India is going into this match with two changes. Cheteshwar Pujara and Kuldeep Yadav come in for Shikhar Dhawan and Umesh Yadav
Day 1 of the second Test between India and England left the fans in the stadium disappointed as the match was washed out without a ball being bowled. It started with a drizzle and soon after it started raining because of which the teams even didn’t get the chance to decide who is going to bowl or bat over toss. It would have been a historical match India team will look forward to winning the match as they didn’t have a good record in past.
As it seems that rain is going to play a major role in the match, let’s see how the weather for the next four days looks like.
Day 2
Friday’s weather is quite similar to Thursday’s with rain expected in afternoon and evening. So there are chances that even on the second day, the expectation of the teams playing all the sessions should not be kept.
Day 3
Saturday's weather looks bit clear as the chance of rain are bare to a minimum. Cricketing fans might get a chance to witness the full day match.
Day 4
Sunday's weather shows that there are chances that there will be bit rain and also bit clear weather in the rest of the day. So both the teams will play only a few sessions on the fourth day.
Day 5
Monday’s weather is mixed and the teams have to face clouds, sunshine, and rainfall. Though most of the time the weather is going to be a bit cloudy, however at some moments there would be sunshine.
Check out the Google Weather update for the remaining 4 days at Lord's
After analyzing the weather that has been predicted for the remaining days of the second test in Lord’s Test, the result for the match is going to be a tie. Both the teams will not be able to play even 3 full days of cricket and India’s dream of winning the historic match doesn’t seem possible.
Teams:India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma
England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow(w), Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
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Author: Amit Singh
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