India vs England Live Score 2nd Test, IND vs ENG LIVE: Rain halts play, James Anderson keeps Virat Kohli and army at bay early on Day 2

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India vs England Live Score 2nd Test: Joe Root's England have won the toss and have put Virat Kohli's side to bat first at Lords cricket ground on Day 2 of 2nd Test.

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India vs England Live Score 2nd Test: As both Virat Kohli-led India and Joe Root’s England geared up for another Test encounter, rain played the devil’s role on Day 1. It was a clear washout at Lords but now it’s all clear and both the teams will now go head-to-head starting today. England have won the toss and has put India to bat first. Shikhar Dhawan has been rested after a poor performance and Cheteshwar Pujara is back in the starting eleven.

India have solved their spin conundrum too. They have rested Umesh Yadav and given the in-form Kuldeep Yadav an opportunity to help India win the 2nd Test and with it level the Test series.

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England, on the other hand, prefer Chris Woakes to Moeen Ali as Ben Stokes’s replacement, while Ollie Pope is in for Dawid Malan.

Talking about the pitch, the wicket is pretty green, and should offer plenty to England’s seamers in the first session. The forecast is still for the apocalypse around lunchtime, though at the moment it’s a pleasant morning in North West London

 

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Pataudi Trophy, 2018Lord's, London 18 November 2018

England 396/7 dec (88.1)

vs

India  107 (35.2) & 130 (47.0)

Match Ended ( Day 4 - 2nd Test ) England beat India by an innings and 159 runs

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15:59 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
WICKET! India 10-2 (Rahul c Bairstow b Anderson 8)

Two wickets for the future Sir Jimmy Anderson. Rahul feels defensively at a textbook outswinger that shaves the edge on its way through to Jonny Bairstow. Lovely bowling. Anderson’s reward is another crack at Virat Kohli.

15:43 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
3rd over: India 0-1 (Rahul 0, Pujara 0)

England’s new second slip, since you asked, is Jos Buttler. Anderson tries another magic ball to Pujara, who adjusts smartly to defend towards mid-off. Pujara has been in awful form; that, and the conditions, will surely mean survival is his only aim this morning. Anderson almost gets rid of him with a gorgeous delivery from wide on the crease that straightens sharply past the edge. Three maidens in a row.

15:40 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
2nd over: India 0-1 (Rahul 0, Pujara 0)

Stuart Broad shares the new ball. He’s in no hurry, but perhaps he should be: the clouds are already starting to gather and England should be looking to get as many overs in as possible in these conditions. There’s some seam movement for Broad, though his radar is a bit off and Rahul is able to leave most deliveries outside off stump. The last delivery is a beauty and beats the outside edge.

15:39 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
1st over: India 0-1 (Rahul 0, Pujara 0)

There was an extravagant movement for Anderson in that over, both in the air and off the pitch. That is the story of the first over.

15:33 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
WICKET! India 0-1 (Vijay LBW b Anderson 0)

Jimmy Anderson strikes with the fifth ball of the Test. It was a magic ball, angled in to Murali Vijay before swinging away to batter into the off stump. That was reminiscent of those famous stump-busters against New Zealand in 2008.

15:30 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Murali Vijay to face James Andreson

The England players are waiting by the boundary edge, enjoying the craic. They are joined by the Indian openers, Murali Vijay and KL Rahul. We’re actually going to get some cricket.

15:19 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Pitch report:

The wicket is pretty green, and should offer plenty to England’s seamers in the first session. The forecast is still for the apocalypse around lunchtime, though at the moment it’s a pleasant morning in North West London.

15:10 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
TEAM NEWS

England prefer Chris Woakes to Moeen Ali as Ben Stokes’s replacement, while Ollie Pope is in for Dawid Malan. India also make two changes: Cheteshwar Pujara is in for Shikhar Dhawan, who is yet again dropped during an overseas series, and the mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav replaces Umesh Yadav.

England XI: Cook, Jennings, Root (c), Pope, Bairstow (wk), Buttler, Woakes, Curran, Rashid, Broad, Anderson.

India XI: Vijay, Rahul, Pujara, Kohli (c), Rahane, Karthik (wk), Pandya, Ashwin, Kuldeep, Shami, Sharma.

15:09 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Its Day 2: England have won the toss and will bowl first

“It’s a fresh wicket,” says Joe Root. “We feel that with the weather around it gives us a chance to take some wickets this morning.” Virat Kohli says he would have bowled too. “You’ve just got to bat well. The wicket looks good and the guys are feeling confident. We have to be up for doing the dirty work.”

14:54 (IST) 09 Aug 2018
Raining in London

Bad news! It is raining in London and the covers are on. It is a light drizzle but we may have to wait for a while for the game to start.

14:52 (IST) 09 Aug 2018
KL Rahul- Shikhar Dhawan conundrum

The inclusion of Shikhar Dhawan/ KL Rahul ahead of Test veteran Cheteshwar Pujara raised many eyebrows in India and abroad. Dhawan has struggled over the years in the long format. Up until 2018, February, when India was on South Africa tour, the Delhi batsman in 22 matches had scored just 612 runs at an average of 21.68 and had just one century to his name. Even in the practice match ahead of the Test series, Dhawan only scored less than 10 runs in two innings.

As for KL Rahul, yes, he not been a very consistent run-getter but the reason behind it the constant up and down in his batting order. The batsman has great potential and is very sound with technique but the constant change has restricted his performance. His accomplishment in the 2018 IPL edition speaks wonders about what the Tamilian can do if given a proper chance.

14:24 (IST) 09 Aug 2018
Lords cricket ground - Paradise for batting or bowling?

This year the average completed innings score in the County Championship at the legendary stadium is 225. Clearly not a batting paradise. It brings us to the question that how will team India put the playing XI. It would be interesting to see if the age-old and proven  Test batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara makes a comeback or will it be Shikhar Dhawan or KL Rahul given another chance between the 22 yards.

13:58 (IST) 09 Aug 2018
Light drizzle across London

Reports are that there is light drizzle across drizzle and history has it that Lord's has an absurd drainage system. The water gets collected very easily. But still plenty of time for the grounds management to clear up if the situation occurs. FINGERS Crossed.

13:40 (IST) 09 Aug 2018
Moeen Ali or Chris Woakes?

The hosts have decided to give Ollie Pope his maiden Test cap but are still undecided between Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali. While Woakes would be a like for like replacement for Ben Stokes, Ali could be useful on the Lord's wicket.

13:21 (IST) 09 Aug 2018
Virat Kohli before the match

The Indian skipper admitted before the 2nd Test that he is tempted to play two spinners. Here is what he said -

13:20 (IST) 09 Aug 2018
Toss to play important role

Like every other Test, the toss will play an important role in Lord's as well. The pitch is expected to break down by the last two days and no team would want to chase in the fourth innings. So, batting first should be the smart decision.

12:41 (IST) 09 Aug 2018
India's middle-order woes

Most of the times a batting collapse is triggered after the openers fail to provide a good start. But, India lost the way in the second innings of the Edgbaston Test after the openers had added 50 runs for the first wicket. Apart from Kohli and somewhat Pandya, no one in the middle-order took the responsibility - an area India need to improve in the second game.

12:25 (IST) 09 Aug 2018
Big day for Ollie Pope

England have replaced an out-of-form Dawid Malan with a 20-year-old Ollie Pop who has been in outstanding form in the domestic cricket. Pope will take up the number four slot for England at Lord's despite usually batting at six for his county. He will also be the fourth player under 21 to make his England debut this year.

12:06 (IST) 09 Aug 2018
Time for Ajinkya Rahane to step up?

The Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is not having the greatest times of his life. The middle-order batsman has struggled badly in the last few months. But, this could be the perfect time for him to step up. The numbers are also in Rahane's favour. He averages 64.50 in the second Test of a series compared to 25.75 in the first match of a series (including one-off Tests). Interestingly, five of his nine Test centuries have also come in the second Test of a series.

11:57 (IST) 09 Aug 2018
Unique record awaits James Anderson

The England fast-bowler has taken 94 wickets at Lord's so far. He needs six more wickets to becomes the first fast bowler and second bowler after Muralitharan to take 100 wickets at a particular venue.

The conditions in Lord's seem perfect for a Test match. A dry, hard surface should make life easy for the batsmen who would be looking to score big after a low-scoring encounter in Edgbaston. At the same time, overcast conditions and a bit of grass would also make the bowlers happy.
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