Anderson takes five as India 107 all out at stumps

India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's: India lose openers cheaply again before rain stops play on day 2

India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's: India lose openers cheaply again before rain stops play on day 2

Bairstow was 62 not out and recalled all-rounder Woakes 55 not out. Just two runs and a wicket off a quality over from Pandya.

Root was clearly hoping that the lingering damp and overcast conditions would benefit Anderson and the 36-year-old took full advantage with some outstanding swing bowling. England then reduced India to 11 for two in 6.3 overs before heavens opened up to halt the proceedings.

In both cases he had the batsmen caught by Jos Buttler the very next delivery after the second slip had dropped each of them, with the ball going for four.

Virat Kohli's mistake led to Cheteshwar Pujara being run out.

England lead the five-match series 1-0 after their thrilling 31-run win at Edgbaston last weekend. "But he handled the task brilliantly".

"Some days it hoops round", Anderson told reporters.

"When we bowl like that we would bowl most teams out in the world, we were that good".

Anderson's new ball partner Stuart Broad then joined the party with the wicket of Ashwin, who looked good during his 38-ball stay, that also included four fearless hits to the fence.

With clouds expected to hang over the iconic cricket ground over the next few days, India may rethink their strategy of playing two spinners.

After England had won the toss and opted to field first in the second Test Virat Kohli cited that "We have brought back Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul moves up the order in place of Shikhar Dhawan".

The first was the result of an absolutely stunning away swinger that bowled Murali Vijay off the fifth ball of the day.

Kohli responded, only to change his mind and retreat.

That brought debutant Ollie Pope to the crease and Surrey's talented 20-year-old showed no signs of nerves as he combined with Root to take the score to 77-2.

Sam Curran (22no) made the most of some erratic bowling from Kuldeep Yadav to boost England's lead further and, weather permitting, he and Woakes will resume with the bat on the fourth morning.

This was an England sixth-wicket record in Test matches against India, surpassing the 171 shared by Ian Botham and Bob Taylor at Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1980.

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