India vs England, 2nd Test: Rain stops play, India reeling at 11/2

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With Sam Curran chipping in as well, England's swinging assault was relentless - 44% of Woakes' deliveries drew false shots from Indian batsmen, a fearsome prospect considering the average in Tests is 14%.

"The first half (of the day), when the game was on and off, it was hard for the batting team to switch on and off".

That easy wicket for England left India at 3/15.

Chris Woakes hit his maiden Test century as England hammered home their advantage over India in the second Test at Lord's.

James Anderson said that there were few batting line-ups that could have lived with England's seam attack after they ripped through India on the second day at Lord's.

The hosts will also be without Ben Stokes, who took three wickets on Sunday's fourth and final day at Edgbaston, including the prize scalp of India captain Virat Kohli, because of the Durham all-rounder's ongoing trial for affray in Bristol.

"You do not get conditions like that much in England anymore with the ball doing that much in the air or off the pitch". The second saw KL Rahul, deceived by late away swing, caught behind.

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For the Lord's test, skipper Virat Kohli made 2 big changes as test specialist batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav have been recalled to the team in place of Shikhar Dhawan and Umesh Yadav.

The last thing India needed when play resumed was a run out. Such scrambled thinking then did for Pujara after India's No3 set off for a single in Anderson's next over.

England debutant Ollie Pope kept his composure, however, the 20-year-old Surrey batsman sprinting in from point to remove the bails rather than shying at the stumps.

Woakes breezed past his previous Test-best score of 66 and eventually overtook Bairstow.

It was a similar story with Pandya, Woakes putting the disappointment of a dropped catch aside to strike with his very next ball.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (29) top-scored for the visitors even as the English pacers used the overcast conditions well, with Anderson emerging the wrecker-in-chief to pick 5/20.

Anderson ended the day's play when No 11 Ishant Sharma was lbw for nought. They haven't got anywhere near as many runs as they would've wanted, but the match isn't done by any means.

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