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

Both Kohli and Rahane survived the early jitters from the English pacers to start the rebuilding work with a 34-run fourth wicket stand before the in-form India captain fell to Chris Woakes.

He was selected in the India U-19 squad for the Youth Test-series against Sri Lanka and he ended up claiming a wicket in his first over of that match.

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

England Cricket team replaced first test hero Ben Stokes with Chris Woakes and just like the former did in the first test, Woakes added to Indian cricket team's misery on the second evening of the second Test at Lord's as he dismissed the captain, Virat Kohli, leaving India at 49 for four at the end of 22 overs.

Presumably wondering whether the ball would have missed leg-stump, Jennings reviewed the decision, only for DRS to show the ball clattering into middle.

Pope made a promising 28 before he was lbw to Pandya.

The tourists were buoyed by Root's dismissal but any suggestion of a batting collapse was dismissed in the afternoon session as Bairstow and Woakes combined brilliantly. The batsmen could not deal with the swing bowling on offer and slumped to a first innings total of 107 all out.

With Woakes, the first of England's three bowling all-rounders, at the crease alongside Bairstow, India could sense an opportunity to expose the tail. The forecast of further rain over the final two days of the match appears to offer India's best chance of avoiding defeat.

India, who opted to play another spinner in the second Test, could not stop the flow of runs and looked desperately short of pace options.

Finally, Kohli (23) who had battled hard for 70 minutes and 57 balls, forced into committing a mistake by Woakes.

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.

  • Rosalie Stanley