England v India: James Anderson strikes twice before rain returns at Lord's

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"When the wicket wears off, the spinners can come into play as well", Kohli said.

Kohli blasted 149 and 51 runs in the first and second innings against England in the opening Test to become the seventh India batsman and the first since Sachin Tendulkar (in June 2011) to top the ICC rankings for Test batsmen.


Nothing doing: Rain clouds hang above the pitch at Lord's. If the weathermen are right, the game should start on time on Friday and it's only on Monday again that there are chances of rain.

Captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara are at the crease, with bth of them having scored one run each. Virat Kohli and Co are now 0-1 down in the series and Gautam Gambhir, the Delhi-born cricketer, reckons that it will be extremely hard for India to make a comeback if they lose the upcoming match.


Chris Woakes is expected to replace all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is standing trial in Bristol on a charge of affray.

Charlie Morgan will be here from 10.30am to take you through the toss, the naming of the XIs and a whole day's play in what began as a chilly but bright morning in London. As play got washed off on Day 1 of the 2nd Test, the actor faced flak for his dressing sense as trollers could not resist.


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