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10:15pm – India on the mat at Lord’s as England’s pacers make hay
The second day of the Lord’s Test between England and India has drawn to a close and it is the hosts who have seized control of the match. The Indians were bowled out for just 107 runs after being made to bat first in overcast conditions by Joe Root. Ravichandran Ashwin top-scored for India with a 29 while James Anderson was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 5-20.
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5:15 pm – Pujara run out before rain delay
Cheteshwar Pujara was run-out following a mix-up with captain Virat Kohli as India were reduced to 15-3 before yet another rain interruption in the second Test against England at Lord’s.
Earlier, James Anderson picked up the wickets of openers Murali Vijay and KL Rahul on a pitch that offered a lot of lateral movement.
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1:45 pm – England bowl first at Lord’s
Joe Root won the toss and decided to bowl first in the second Test against India at Lord’s.
England went in with all-rounder Chris Woakes for the unavailable Ben Stokes while the visitors selected Cheteshwar Pujara and Kuldeep Yadav.
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1:00 pm – Play expected to get underway at Lord’s
The opening day was washed out following persistent rain.
Read more about other Tests in England where the first day’s play was rained off here.
12:30 pm – Sohail Tanvir gives middle-finger send-off
Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Tanvir landed himself in trouble after he showed Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting two middle fingers after dismissing him in the Caribbean Premier League.
The actions of Guyana pacer Tanvir attracted a lot of criticism on social media and the left-arm seamer is expected to face strict action.
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12:00 – Sandeep Lamichhane on fire
Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane finished with fine figures of 2-12 from his four overs in the CPL.
However, despite his best efforts, his team the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots ended up losing the match against Guyana Amazon Warriors by six wickets.
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James Anderson picked up the wickets of Murali Vijay and KL Rahul within the first seven overs of the Lord’s Test before Cheteshwar Pujara was run out after a mix-up with captain Virat Kohli.
When rain forced India and England off the field yet again after lunch, the visitors were staring down the barrel at 15-3. Play did resume eventually, after an extended period of delay. Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane were beginning to form a promising partnership before the former was dismissed by Chris Woakes for 24 to reduce India to 49-4.
The England pacer would strike again soon after as Hardik Pandya became his second victim. India lost their sixth wicket shortly after when Dinesh Karthik was castled by Sam Curran. Rahane would then become the seventh batsman to fall as Anderson returned to pick up his third wicket of the day. The veteran England pacer then made it four scalps to his name after trapping Kuldeep Yadav plumb in front of the wicket. In the very next over, Stuart Broad got his name on the wicket-takers list after he dismissed Ravi Ashwin in similar fashion.
Anderson would then complete his five-wicket haul when he dismissed Ishant Sharma for a duck.
Friday was effectively the opening day of the Test after rain ruined the entire day’s play on Thursday.
Joe Root went in for the reliable seam bowling of Chris Woakes who replaces Ben Stokes, facing trail in the Bristol brawl case.
India made two changes to the side with one-down batsman Cheteshwar Pujara replacing out-of-form opener Shikhar Dhawan and left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav coming in for pacer Umesh Yadav.
England lead the five-match series 1-0 after their 31 run win in Birmingham.
Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir faces strict sanctions after he gave a rude send-off to Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting in the Caribbean Premier League.
Tanvir, playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors, bowled St Kitts and Nevis Patriots’ Cutting right after he had been hit for a six. After castling Cutting with a near-perfect yorker, Tanvir showed the departing batsman two middle fingers, which resulted in outrage on social media.
The CPL is sanctioned by the ICC and the code of conduct for players in clear on actions and words that can provoke a reaction. What Tanvir did was blatant abuse and match officials are expected to take the strictest possible action.
Since bowlers get reprimanded and receive demerit points just for shouting at or near the batsmen, seeing such a shocking gesture is difficult to understand.