Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Rain wipes out day one of second Test between England and India

Rain wipes out day one of second Test between England and India

Lord's has suffered its first washout in 17 years as rain prevented any play between England and India on day one of the second Test. 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.

Meanwhile, the toss did not take place as Day 1 was washed off due to consistent drizzle.

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Only four Tests between an Asian team and England have ended in draws. Sam Curran, 20, fired a run-a-ball half-century to help England to a competitive total before the Indian batsmen collapsed chasing a target of 194 runs.

The ringing of the five-minute bell at a Lord's Test by a cricketer, administrator or even a popular fan is a tradition that was first introduced in 2007. Chris Woakes, having missed his home Test, should come back into the England side but Jadeja has a better chance of replacing Hardik Pandya because he brings beans and grit in every department. He smashed his first Test century (149) in the first innings and a 51 in the second innings as wickets kept tumbling at the other end. India have not announced their playing XI but skipper Virat Kohli had said that he was tempted to play a second spinner.

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England, according to the leaked sheet was going to play Chris Woakes in Ben Stokes absence and Ollie Pope as expected was going to make his debut.

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