Rain stops play after Anderson removes openers

Ruben Holloway
August 10, 2018

Nothing doing: Rain clouds hang above the pitch at Lord's.

The match had been due to start at 11:00am local time (1000 GMT) but with rain still falling and the skies above Lord's increasingly dark, the umpires called it a day at 4:50pm (1550 GMT).

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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.

The first day was completely washed out without even the toss happening as the covers were present on the ground throughout the day. However, two of them have come at the "Mecca of Cricket", the last one coming back in 2014 owing to Ishant Sharma's brilliance in the second innings.

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England lead the five-match series 1-0 after a thrilling 31-run win at Edgbaston. He said the 29-year-old Indian captain and his RCB teammate AB de Villiers had the best batting technique but as the South African cricketer was not playing Test cricket anymore Virat was now the best in the world.

With Ben Stokes unavailable because of his court case, either Moeen Ali or Chris Woakes will take his place in the side and bat at No 7. 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 fantastic form.

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