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India vs England 2nd Test Day 1 live updates

India vs England 2nd Test Day 1 live updates

As India take on England in the second Test match at Lord's, starting Thursday (August 9), the tourists would expect their floundering batsmen to take more responsibility in pursuit of a series-levelling victory.

Officials later confirmed that 98 overs, rather than the standard 90, would be scheduled for the second day in a bid to make-up lost playing time.

Chris Woakes is expected to replace allrounder Ben Stokes, who is standing trial in Bristol on a charge of affray. The former India star is the leading Test and ODI run-scorer of all time, and is widely regarded as one of the game's greatest-ever batsmen. Joe Root and his men would start confident thanks to their win in the first Test. 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.

Top-ranked India could field two spinners at Lord's, given the recent hot and dry English summer and Ravichandran Ashwin's seven wickets in the opening Test.

There was a lot of talk about the inclusion of seamer Jamie Porter ahead of the first Test but Captain Root preferred Sam Curran and the player delivered a Man-of-the-Match performance.

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So, in the second test, the Indian team management may make a few changes in the batting department, bringing in experienced batsman Cheteshwar Pujara in place of Lokesh Rahul, who scored 4 and 13 runs respectively in both the innings. Toss likely to be delayed.

India fans pose for a photograph outside the ground during a rain delay.

Two fallible sides provoked apoplexy among their supporters at times during the first three days at Edgbaston. This has also prompted a rethink in the Indian camp as to what bowling strategy they would want to go in with.

"It's a good choice, a tough one too", Bharat Arun, India's bowling coach, told reporters at Lord's on Tuesday. In that scenario, Umesh Yadav can be left out with Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya handling the pace duties.

A decision on whether or not to play Moeen Ali as the second spinner will also be made tomorrow depending on the conditions, the England captain said.


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