No play on Day 1 of second Test due to rain

Marcus Newton
August 10, 2018

And again before we could see the ultimate battle of Anderson v Kohli in these conditions at Lord's, the rain gods have their say.

India vs England 2nd Test Day 1 Lord's: Amidst gloomy skies and irritating drizzle at the Lord's Cricket Ground, actor Ranveer Singh in his dapper red blazer seemed to be the only bright thing.

With day one a washout, England opted to bowl first on the second morning as play finally got underway and James Anderson made immediate inroads.

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Officials later confirmed they would look to conduct the toss at 10:30am on Friday, with a view to an 11:00am start and that 98 overs, rather than the standard 90, would be scheduled for the second day in a bid to make-up lost playing time.

Neither team have named their final XI, although 20-year-old batsman Ollie Pope will make his England debut. Coming to 2nd Test which is to be played at Lord's India will look to settle score and all eyes will be on skipper Kohli who is in wonderful form.

England lead the five-match series 1-0 after their thrilling 31-run win at Edgbaston last weekend. Chris Woakes, having missed his home Test, should come back into the England side but Jadeja has a better chance of replacing Hardik Pandya because he brings beans and grit in every department.

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