Second Test, day 3 at Lord's

India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's: India lose openers cheaply again before rain stops play on day 2

India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's: India lose openers cheaply again before rain stops play on day 2

Anderson´s haul left England´s all-time leading Test wicket-taker just one shy of becoming the first bowler to take 100 Test wickets at Lord´s.

The excessive seam movement became too hot to handle despite only 35.2 overs being bowled on the day. That followed a first-day washout in London.

This second day may have begun in bright sunshine.

First, though, it was Jos Buttler who decided offence was his best option, hitting four boundaries as England surpassed India's first-innings total and took the lead.

Meanwhile Chris Woakes marked his return to global cricket with two wickets for 19 runs in six overs, removing both India captain Virat Kohli (24) and Hardik Pandya (11) via slip catches by Jos Buttler.

They will, however, make at least two changes to their side.

Towards the end, tailender Mohammed Shami struck a few lusty blows to guide India to the three-figure mark before fellow quick Ishant Sharma (0) was trapped by Anderson.

Kohli and Pujara were friends before the mix-up. But his partner Virat Kohli ran a bit and backed away thanks to some swift fielding by the debutant. It left Pujara stranded as Ollie Pope, presented with his Test cap by Alec Stewart in the morning, started his debut with a simple run out.

The teams then returned to the field after losing more than three hours, and with India struggling at 15/3, Kohli was joined by his deputy Ajinkya Rahane (18).

Finally, Kohli (23) who had battled hard for 70 minutes and 57 balls, forced into committing a mistake by Woakes.

Woakes scored an unbeaten 120 in tricky conditions as England batted through a slightly abbreviated day to finish at 357 for six, while Jonny Bairstow contributed 93 to a record sixth-wicket partnership of 199 for England against India. Their punt to play Sam Curran worked perfectly in the series opener as he won the Man of the Match award at the Edgbaston. "For me I find it so much fun when it is like that", said Anderson.

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