Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

History made at Lord's as rain prevents play on day one

History made at Lord's as rain prevents play on day one

Cheteshwar Pujara returned, with opener Shikhar Dhawan dropped and KL Rahul promoted to partner Murali Vijay. Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his disappointment and wished good cricket over the next four days.

The bell-ringers for the subsequent days of the Test match will be announced via the Lord's website each day. Their last defeat came against Pakistan back in May this year when Joe Root's men were beaten by nine wickets.

The weather forecast appears better for Friday with play set to start at the usual time of 11 a.m., and an extra 30 minutes allowed at the end of the day.

England lead the current five-match series 1-0 after a 31-run victory in the first Test at Edgbaston last week. They can also be made captains.

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Neither team have named their final XI, although 20-year-old batsman Ollie Pope will make his England debut.

"This Test is the most important match in the series".

However, they will have to do it without Edgbaston match-winner Ben Stokes, whose trial for affray is ongoing at Bristol Crown Court.

Dhoni's double role: In the absence of pacer Zaheer Khan, who suffered a hamstring strain after bowling 13.3 overs on Day One of the first Test on July 21, 2011, India skipper at the time, Mahendra Singh Dhoni pulled off his big gloves and took the ball soon after lunch on Day Two. Moeen Ali could get a chance in Stokes's absence.

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