The drizzle got the match off to a slightly late start, however, play began after England won the toss. The home team chose to bowl first. Virat Kohli had hoped that India would get the chance to bowl first because of the possible rainy weather. In the end, rain interrupted play a few times, with two sessions washed out.
Virat Kohli Out
Virat Kohli was almost caught out but was given another chance when Buttler reacted slowly, just missing a catch. Buttler, however, managed to catch the next ball after Kohli closed the bat face on the flick. Kohli left the pitch looking dejected with his head down.
Chris Woakes, who had been Kohli’s teammate in the Indian Premier League this year, bowled the ball that took Kohli out of the second Test. Kohli made only 23 runs before he was dismissed, leaving the India team in a difficult situation.
Win May be Elusive for India
After having lost the first Test match by 31 runs, India had hoped that the second Test would be a win. At this time, while the result is still far away, things are not looking good for India.
After most of the serious batsmen have been dismissed, Ajinkya Rahane was still in the game. Rahane made only 18 runs before being dismissed by James Anderson. Anderson had a 5-wicket haul. The England bowlers made use of the weather conditions, with an excellent display of swing bowling.
India has been bowled out for 107 in 35.2 overs on the second day of the second Test match at Lord’s.
The weather forecast for day three is looking good, with little or no rain expected.
Despite the rough start, India is still in with a fighting chance, but will need to be on top form to win this Test.