Rain disrupts Lord's test again as India struggle

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In a day deeply affected by the weather, England cashed in on conditions and put India's batsmen to the sword.

England's Alastair Cook (3R) celebrates with teammates after taking the catch to dismiss India's Ajinkya Rahane for 18 on the second day of the second Test cricket match between England and India at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on 10 August 2018.

India, who lost the first Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs, face a huge task to save the match but could have weather on their side with rain predicted to hit London on Sunday.

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But it was new-ball partner Mohammed Shami who struck first when, from around the wicket, he had Keaton Jennings, aiming across the line, lbw for 11. England's record run-scorer made a fluent start to his innings but was beaten all ends up by Ishant Sharma and nicked behind.

And to what became the last ball before lunch, England captain Joe Root was lbw for 19 to an off-cutter from Shami, who also had Jos Buttler (24) leg before in a stumps return of three for 74 in 19 overs. The batsmen could not deal with the swing bowling on offer and slumped to a first innings total of 107 all out.

Bairstow received sound support from the correct Woakes, selected after fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes was omitted because of clash with his ongoing trial for affray.

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England slipped to 89-4 before Bairstow and Woakes shared a sixth-wicket stand of 179 at Lord's.

Team India will look to bounce back strongly on Day 3 of the second Test against England at Lord's. It took the Surrey right-hander just two balls to score his first Test runs when he flicked a Sharma inswinger behind square-leg for four.

What's done is done, though, and India will look for a disciplined bowling performance to get back into the game.

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The last time a day's Test play was washed out completely at Lord's came 17 years ago when the scheduled opening day of the first Test against Pakistan was abandoned on May 17, 2001.

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