Cleans up Adil Rashid with a beautiful delivery. Then on the next ball, he squared the Indian skipper up with another stunning out-swinging delivery. The teams break for Tea with English side playing firm and Indian pacers performing clinically with their bowling. Launches Ashwin out of the park. England lead by 129 runs.
Lunch, Day 1 - England 57 for 4 after 24 overs. Neat catch from Ajinkya Rahane at gully. Ishant Sharma replaces Shami and comes back in attacking form. Starts off with a no ball. India vs England 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights: India take on England.
Karthik has played with composure leaving every short pitched ball thrown at him. Feel for the people who had planned, so many months in advance, to be at the first day of the Lord's test. Moeen Ali and Sam Curran look solid in the middle for England. Maiden over from Ishant Sharma. Umesh Yadav does it himself this time. Watch out, just 4 overs left today. England 131 for 7 with a lead of 144 runs in the second innings.
Replay shows that the ball was just clipping the leg-stump. Original decision is not out. May be delivering a message from coach Ravi Shastri about the bowling line to Root. Although the ball struck the pad of Adil Rashid but was drifting down the leg side. Click for the detailed scorecard. India have seven more left. Rattling the top order, Bumrah dismissed Keaton Jennings for a duck and Jonny Bairstow 6 in first 30 minutes of the morning session.
England lead by 63 runs in the second innings. May be it's a blessing in disguise for India as they get time to review their strategies. Keaton Jennings departs after scoring 8 runs. Fishing the out-side off stump deliveries. The good thing is that once rain stops, the excellent drainage system at the venue will help in getting the match start relatively soon as compared to most of the venues around the world.
Murali Vijay is out for 6 runs. Australia resumes the game from 24 without any loss. England lead by 87 runs. The problem with this opening pair is both of them are out of form and cannot neither of them can help protect each other or give some confidence from the other end. Tremendous fight shown by the 20-year-old, 63 off 65 balls. England lead by 233 runs.
We've prepared as much as possible and feel like we're in a good position coming into the game. Jasprit Bumrah continues to bowl. Jos Buttler departs for 1. Lovely stroke making from Rahane and the kind of batsman that he is, who likes to get the feel of the ball on the bat, we can hope that he is here to stay for long. Players are moving back to the pavilion.
Shami's fast deliveries are making way and the match resumes a steady pace. Rahul answers back with a flourshing cover drive to end the over with a boundary. Click for the detailed scorecard. After giving it a little though, umpire adjourns out. Click for the detailed scorecard. England needed that boundary to ease the pressure. England vice-captain Jos Buttler got out on the second ball after lunch but gritty partnership between Rashid and Curran frustrated India and skipper Virat Kohli.