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Live Score, India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 2: India, England hope for rain-free day at Lord's

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Live Cricket match Scores England vs India, 2nd Test Match Day 2 Live Blog Updates IND vs ENG 

India vs England, Live Cricket Score, 2nd Test, Day 2: Hello and welcome to our Live Coverage of the day two of the second Test match between India and England at Lord’s, London. India and England will hope for a rain-free day at Lord’s on Friday after play was called off on the first day without a ball being bowled on Thursday. Showers rarely relented in north-west London on the opening day. England lead the five-match series 1-0 after completing a thrilling 31-run victory at Edgbaston on Saturday in Birmingham. The weather forecast appears better for Friday with play set to start at the usual time of 3.30 PM IST, and an extra 30 minutes allowed at the end of the day. With the rain never stopping long enough for the toss to take place, both England and India have still to name their starting XI. Chris Woakes is expected to replace allrounder Ben Stokes, who is standing trial in Bristol on a charge of affray. England has already confirmed that 20-year-old Ollie Pope will replace Dawid Malan at No. 4 in the batting lineup. After India’s struggles with the bat in the series opener, Cheteshwar Pujara could be recalled to the team to provide greater solidity at the top of the order.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE, INDIA VS ENGLAND, 2ND TEST, DAY 2 FROM LORD’S

14.35 IST: After a frustrating day of rain, the second day seems to be bright and sunny.

14.30 IST: Hello and welcome to our Live coverage of day two of the second Test between India and England in Lord’s. Stay tuned as we bring you all the latest updates.

Brief Day 1 Report: 

Frustrating the two teams, incessant rain washed out the entire day one of the second cricket Test between India and England at Lord’s on Thursday. The toss is yet to take place as rain played spoilsport through the entire day. Fans cam out in huge numbers to witness the 2nd Test at the iconic ground, however, it was a gloomy day for all. 

The play was called off at 4.50 pm local time without a single ball being bowled. The match officials decided to take an early lunch, moving the scheduled break ahead by 30 minutes. Even after lunch, there was no respite from the rain and it went on throughout the afternoon.

Finally, 45 minutes after the tea break’, the umpires inspected conditions twice before declaring no play was possible today.

The remaining four days will see 96 overs each to make up for the lost time. However, there is more rain forecast for this weekend and as such this match could see routine rain breaks. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

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