England vs India 2nd Test, Day 1, Live Cricket Updates: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul Get Off To Watchful Start | Cricket News


IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma started cautiously at the start of the innings.© AFP

Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul started cautiously after a rain delay on Day 1 of the second Test between India and England at Lord’s cricket ground, on Thursday. Earlier, England skipper Joe Root won the toss and asked India to bat first on Day 1 of the second Test between India and England at Lord’s cricket ground, on Thursday. India made one change, bringing in the experience of Ishant Sharma in place of an injured Shardul Thakur. While England, made three changes. Stuart Broad was replaced by Mark Wood, batsman Haseeb Hameed came in place of Zak Crawley and all-rounder Moeen Ali was picked ahead of Dan Lawrence. The first Test match ended in a draw after Day 5 was completely washed out due to rain in Nottingham. (LIVE SCORECARD)

2nd Test, Day 1, Live Cricket Score, England (ENG) vs India (IND) From Lord’s, London

  • 16:21 (IST)

    Play And A Miss

    It’s routine stuff from Anderson as the batsman is failing to understand the direction behind the moving ball, specially after pitching

    IND 6/0 after 5 overs

  • 16:14 (IST)

    Cautious Start For India !

    Both batsmen start cautiously as they take their time against the swinging deliveries and the lateral movement

    IND 3/0 after 3.3 overs

  • 16:09 (IST)

    Robinson Keeps It Tight!

    Robinson bowls a tidy line as he concedes only two runs in his first over

    IND 3/0 after 2 overs

  • 16:05 (IST)

    Anderson Starts Well !

    Rohit and Rahul survive the first Anderson over

    Ollie Robinson to bowl the second

    IND 1/0 after 1 over

  • 16:02 (IST)

    Play Begins !

    Rohit Sharma facing Anderson and the bowler starts nicely

    Hint of green on the pitch, overcast conditions – a perfect recipe for Jimmy

  • 15:57 (IST)

    Play To Start At 4 pm

    Play set to start at 4 pm IST

    Fingers crossed!

  • 15:46 (IST)

    Start of Play – Oh No, Rain Again!

    163-Test Veteran James Anderson made himself available right in time despite the niggles

    What a career this guy is having!

    However, he will still be expected to stand up and be counted as England side need him the most in the absence of Stuart Broad and an iffy top-order

    Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are ready here to face Anderson

    Ohh Wait – There’s a knock on the door and guess what – Rain is here again!

    Players are off, Covers are on

  • 15:34 (IST)

    England XI!

    England make three changes

    Stuart Broad replaced by Mark Wood

    Haseeb Hameed in place of Zak Crawley

    Moeen Ali for Dan Lawrence

  • 15:24 (IST)

    ENG Opt To Bowl First!

    England win toss and elect to bowl first

    Indian openers will be looking to give their team a good start after being put in under overcast conditions

    India make one change- Ishant Sharma comes in for injured Shardul Thakur

  • 15:14 (IST)

    Toss At 3:20 !

    Toss in 10 minutes now – 3:20 pm IST

    Hoping for no further delays and quick start to the action

  • 15:02 (IST)

    Rain Is Back – Toss Delayed !

    2nd Test, Day 1 Toss has been delayed due to rain

    Another frustrating start to a Test in England

  • 14:57 (IST)

    Pope Released From ENG Squad!

    Ollie Pope was released from England’s squad to play for Surrey in the Royal London Cup

  • 14:50 (IST)

    Day 1 Pitch – First Look!

    Here’s the first look of the playing surface

    More than the pitch, its the overcast conditions that can come into the game early on, making the toss even more important 

  • 14:45 (IST)

    India Preparations!

    Gearing up for the all-important Test at the historic Lord’s cricket ground

  • 14:41 (IST)

    Hello And Welcome – 2nd Test, ENG v IND- Lord’s

    Hello and welcome to the Live blog of the second Test match between England and India scheduled to start in a short while from now

    Team India will be aiming to continue the good work showcased by the entire team in the four completed days of the first Test

    England, on the other hand, will like to move on from the injury setbacks to their top bowlers Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad with their top-order going into the Lord’s Test with an immense baggage to give the home side a good start

    With all to play for, let the match begin!

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