Live cricket score India vs England, Lord’s Test: The opening day of the second Test was called off due to continuous rain at Lord’s.
As rain continued to play a spoilsport, both teams took tea with just two overs being bowled in the second session on Day 2 of the Lord’s Test. In the 12 balls of cricket played, India lost the crucial wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara (1), who got run-out after a horrible call from skipper Virat Kohli. Earlier, in the first session, India were reeling at 11 for the loss of two wickets with early lunch being taken due to rain. After a complete wash-out on day one, England skipper Joe Root won the toss on the second day, putting India into bat in overcast conditions. Fast bowler James Anderson utilised the conditions to perfection, wreaking havoc on the Indian openers. The 36-year-old removed Murali Vijay for a duck in the first over of the inning with a brilliant away swinger. Just before rain interrupted the play in the seventh over, Anderson dismissed KL Rahul for 8 runs with yet another out-swinger. Rahul managed to get the faintest of edges with wicket-keeper Jos Buttler doing the rest. India skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara were unbeaten at the crease when the rain gods came calling, bringing a stop to the game. Rained stopped and covers were taken off after over an hour delay and just when it seemed that play would start, the skies opened again, forcing the umpires to take an early lunch. (LIVE SCORECARD)
2nd Test, Lord’s, London, Aug 09, 2018
Day 2 | Post Tea Session
- Ajinkya Rahane13 (33)
- Chris Woakes10/2 (4)
- Sam Curran12/1 (2.2)
Live updates of India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 2, straight from Lord’s
22:27 IST: India 61/5 in 23.3 overs.
22:46 IST: OUT!! Hardik Pandya’s short stay in the middle comes to an end. Chris Woakes strikes again. The Englishman bowls a good length delivery that shapes away and takes the outside edge of a struggling Hardik Pandya. Buttler makes no mistakes as takes a comfortable catch.
22:36 IST: OUT!! This was inevitable. Woakes bowls a fuller delivery, Kohli looking to defend, edges it as the ball flies towards Buttler at a comfortable height. Buttler, at second slips, does not make a mistake. India 49/3 after 21.4 overs as Kohli takes the long walk back for 24.
22:35 IST: That one was close! Virat Kohli, on 24, gets a life. Woakes’ late movement creates doubt in Kohli’s mind as he is late in leaving the delivery. The ball brushes the face of Kohli’s bat and goes wide of Buttler at the slips. The Indian skipper also gets a boundary. Woakes cannot believe his fate!
22:33 IST: Kohli and Rahane have strung together a 29-run partnership till now.
22:30 IST: Sam Curran introduced in the bowling attack.
22:28 IST: Beaten!! This is turning out to be a good over for England. Kohli goes for the drives, misses and the keeper collects the ball comfortably. Kohli has a smile on his face. Successive maiden for Woakes. India 39/3 in 20 overs.
22:27 IST: Again! Second time in the over that Kohli edges the ball only for it to fall short of Keaton Jennings at slips. Woakes cannot believe his luck.
22:25 IST: Virat Kohli edges a Chris Woakes delivery that drops in front of Ollie Pope as the ball goes wide. Lucky for Kohli.
22:19 IST: Woakes starts off with a maiden over. Highlight of the over is the fourth delivery that pitched on middle and off, bounces and shapes away, beating Rahane’s outside edge.
22:15 IST: Bowling change — Chris Woakes replaces Stuart Broad.
22:13 IST: After a few close shaves, Kohli is watchfully leaving Anderson’s deliveries. Anderson vs Kohli makes for a gripping viewing. The Englishman getting the better of the Indian skipper.
22:10 IST: India 34/3 after 16 overs. (Kohli 14*, Rahane 7*).
22:05 IST: This is some quality bowling from Anderson. The Indian captain gets beaten all ends up as Anderson bowls back-to-back fiery deliveries. Kohli has a smile on his face as the ball misses the edge of his bat by few millimetres.
22:00 IST: Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane’s running between the wicket has been good till now, keeping in mind the horrible mix-up that cost India Pujara’s wicket.
21:50 IST: Safe!! Rahane gets a reprieve as Joe Root drops him at the fourth slip. Rahane throws his bat at the full ball outside off from Broad, nicks it and Joe Root at the fourth slip drops it. That was a good attempt from the skipper.
21:45 IST: FOUR! Rahane opens his account with a boundary. Wide from Stuart Broad, Rahane pushes through covers and the ball rolls down the slope for a boundary. IND 26-3 after 11.1 overs.
21:45 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Virat Kohli in the match. Beautiful cover drive from in-form Kohli. It was wide from Anderson and Virat wasted no time. IND 20-3 after 10.1 overs.
21:39 IST: That was almost another wicket for Anderson. First ball after break and Anderson puts the ball right on the spot. Ball angles in and moves away after pitching. Rahane had no clue about that one. IND 15-3 after 8.4 overs.
21:38 IST: Finally the players are back! Virat Kohli (3) is at the centre along with his new batting partner Ajinkya Rahane. James Anderson will resume the proceedings for England.