Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

England v India: second Test, day two

England v India: second Test, day two

England and India were left frustrated at Lord's with persistent rain wiping out the whole of day one of the second Test. Murali Vijay has a new opening partner in KL Rahul. Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his disappointment and wished good cricket over the next four days.

Early morning overcast skies in north London eventually gave way to gentle but persistent rain which was sufficient to ensure the pitch and square remained fully covered.

Where will the England vs India Test match be played? The play was called off at 4.50 pm local time without a single ball being bowled.

The weather forecast appears better for Friday with play set to start at the usual time of 11 a.m., and an extra 30 minutes allowed at the end of the day. The first Test was a thriller which ended as a nightmare for Kohli's team as Joe Root's men were too strong for India as they completed a 31-run win. He also made 18,426 runs in his 463 One-Day Internationals, with 49 hundreds.

Despite the issues with the batting order, Kohli remains upbeat about his team's chances of levelling the series when the match gets under way on Thursday.

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

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

With the rain never stopping long enough for the toss to take place, both England and India have still to name their starting XI.

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