Rain stops play after Anderson removes openers

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Umpires hurry everyone off the field.

India vs England 2nd Test Day 1 Lord's: Amidst gloomy skies and irritating drizzle at the Lord's Cricket Ground, actor Ranveer Singh in his dapper red blazer seemed to be the only bright thing.

It was the first time a whole day's Test play in England had been lost to bad weather since 24 August 2013 when the fourth day of the fifth Ashes clash at The Oval was abandoned without a ball bowled.

Play was scheduled to start at 11:00 BST, but steady rain kept the covers on the pitch and prevented the toss at 10:30. He also made 18,426 runs in his 463 One-Day Internationals, with 49 hundreds.

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Captain Joe Root had earlier confirmed that the hosts will hand a maiden Test cap to young Ollie Pope, who replaces Dawid Malan. He said the 29-year-old Indian captain and his RCB teammate AB de Villiers had the best batting technique but as the South African cricketer was not playing Test cricket anymore Virat was now the best in the world.

England lead the five-match series 1-0 after their thrilling 31-run win at Edgbaston last weekend.

According to the images of the team-sheet circulating on social media, England are set to replace Ben Stokes with Chris Woakes as the Rajasthan Royals all-rounder misses out due to his ongoing affray trail.

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