England v India: second Test, day two

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After his heroics in the first Test against England at Edgbaston, India captain Virat Kohli was at the receiving end on the second day of the Lord's Test for his role in Cheteshwar Pujara's run-out. All the bowlers, be it pacers or spinners, leaked runs to give England a healthy lead of 250.

In a day deeply affected by the weather, England cashed in on conditions and put India's batsmen to the sword.

The hosts moved to 28-0 in the morning session before opener Keaton Jennings was caught on the crease and trapped LBW by Mohammed Shami.

That brought debutant Ollie Pope to the crease and Surrey's talented 20-year-old showed no signs of nerves as he combined with Root to take the score to 77-2. Against South Africa in January, he became the first batsman to be run out twice in a test since 2000 and was the first Indian player to do so in test history.

Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at the Indian team management for dropping Shikhar Dhawan from the second Test match against England at Lord's.

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Amazingly, the same thing happened with the fall of India's fifth wicket, Buttler again spurning a chance in the cordon off Woakes to spare Hardik Pandya before grasping the second edge the very next delivery.

India were struggling on 15 for three when heavy rain disrupted play for the third time on Friday after the entire first day of the test was lost to the wet weather. The batsmen could not deal with the swing bowling on offer and slumped to a first innings total of 107 all out.

According to the images of the team-sheet circulating on social media, England are set to replace Ben Stokes with Chris Woakes as the Rajasthan Royals all-rounder misses out due to his ongoing affray trail.

The last time a day's Test play was washed out completely at Lord's came 17 years ago when the scheduled opening day of the first Test against Pakistan was abandoned on May 17, 2001.

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