That's all from what was a highly anticipated Lord's Test before it started. Rain turned the first day into an anticlimax, India did the rest. Very hard for them to come back from here. Trent Bridge is next. Until then, this is Sagar Chawla signing off on behalf of Srivathsa, Ramakrishnan, Nikhil Jadhav and our scorer Naga. Goodbye!
Deepu's stat corner: Fewest balls India faced in a Test (two innings):349 v Eng, Manchester, 1952440 v SA, Durban, 1996444 v Aus, Pune, 2017493 v NZ, Hamilton, 2002494 v Eng, Lord's, 2018Indias first innings defeat since Oval 2014 (inngs & 244 runs) - first under Virat Kohli's captaincy.Players part of a winning Test without batting, bowling, taking a catch or effecting a stumping:P ChapmanB ValentineBill Johnston (twice)AG Kripal SinghN ContractorC McDermottAsif MujtabaN McKenzieA PrinceG BattyJ RudolphW SahaA RASHIDIndia's innings totals in England after Lord's win in 2014:33017815216114894274162107130They have now lost five Tests in succession in England.Lowest highest individual inngs for India in a Test (bowled out twice):26 C Sarwate v Aus, Brisbane, 194727 H Adhikari v Eng, Manchester, 195227*R Dravid v SA, Durban, 199633 V Manjrekar v Aus, Kolkata, 195633*R ASHWIN v Eng, Lord's, 2018Ashwin (29 & 33*) is the first Indian batsman to top score in each innings of a Test batting at #8 or below in both innings. Sixth to do so overall after Tup Scott, Lee Germon, Guy Whittal, Peter Siddle & Graeme Cremer.
Woakes, Man of the Match: Obviously delighted. To win the Test inside four days when we lost a day and a half to rain is special. Emotions have run high all game I suppose. Scoring a hundred and getting on the honours' board is something that will stay with me forever. Sunk in a little bit more now. Wish I had sunk it up more in the middle, kind of went by in a flash. I was a little bit nervous from 80 onwards, started wooshing outside off stump. Jonny calmed me down a bit, which is funny because usually I calm him down. Been an amazing game. Complete performance from the team which is more special. We tried to tick it off in fives. At the time, we were in a tricky position even though we were ahead. Just tried to creep that lead up. Just tried to get through certain bowling spells. They came at us pretty hard at the time and occasionally the ball was moving around. Once we got through that, we started scoring freely. Would've been nice to have a bit more red ball cricket. Went back to Warwickshire and played some white-ball stuff. Wrist was behind the ball, did a bit of work on how I was holding the ball and it's worked. Excellent performance from the bowling group. Trying to get the ball out of Broad and Jimmy's hands when it's like that can be tricky. They're world class. Jimmy could've been easily standing here with his 9-fer. Broady's spell today, once he gets his legs pumping, he's great to watch.
Root, England captain: Less stressful, definitely. Fantastic from the very first ball. Bowling unit were exceptional throughout the whole game. We probably did have the conditions throughout, but you still have to perform, ask the right questions of the batsman. To get that far in front, testament to the partnership between Jonny and Woakes. Really pleased for Woaksey. Number of occasions he's shown how talented he is with the bat. Chuffed to bits for Woakes. State of the game, everything about it, and him coming back into the side, someone who's always been a big part of the squad, great to see him have the rewards. When you've got senior guys like Jimmy and Broad, the others are going to improve. Really good position to be in at the moment. Got to make sure that we don't take anything for granted. I thought he (Pope) played really well. He batted at a very challenging time. To come in and put pressure back on the opposition was a great sign. We knew what he was capable of doing, we've seen him in county cricket. To see him fit seamlessly in the environment is a pleasing sight. Obviously got another day now to rest and recover, get our heads around what we've done this week. Still areas where we can improve, that's the exciting part. Chuffed to bits. Pleased for the guys, lots of hard work. Lot of fellas that weren't getting headlines, but you've got to pull together as a team. Great team performance.
Kohli, India captain: Not very proud of the way we played to be honest. First time in last five Test matches we've been outplayed. Credit to England. They were clinical. When a team plays like that they deserve to be on the winning side. Can't really think about those things (conditions not in favour). You have to counter the conditions as and when they come to you. Can't crib about these things. Sometimes the rub of the green will go your way too. Won't sit around and say that we didn't have the best of conditions. Their bowlers were relentless with the ball. Looking at things now, the weather was so unpredictable, I think we got the combination a bit off before the game. Chance to correct that next game. Five days to go, should be okay. Lower back issue coming up again and again, purely because of the workload. Confident I'll be fine in five days time.
Stuart Broad: I think it was a powerful performance from the team right up there. The emotions of the Test match at Edgbaston last week, so close that went, it took a lot out of us. So, it was great of us to come at Lord's with the same amount of intensity and energy. We got the best of the conditions. The clouds seemed to work for us and also the sun was out when we were batting. There was a lot of skill involved with the side. We are delighted with the way we performed. When the ball is swinging it gets easy to chase, with five slips in place all the time. The economy rates were very good and we didn't give India too many freebies. We made Pujara work so hard for his runs. 87 balls, I think. He's a world class batsman with an average of 50. But there was always a ball with the batsman's name written on it. It was a really strong performance by all our bowlers and it really worked. I was gutted when the rain came in, I was really getting in the rhythm then. It was a real shame. I didn't bowl much from the pavilion end much. It was nice to get a chance from this end. The hat-trick ball was disappointing, it was so bad. I started it too straight. We talked a lot before the series. About the bowlers rotating a bit. We are feeling pretty fresh and we have a few calm days before the Trent Bridge Test. (Woakes) is such a wonderful player, he's great at everything he does. Lord's is a wonderful place. Walking through the Long Room is such a great feeling and something that you take with you.
India have more than just mental scars from this defeat. Virat Kohli, easily the best batsman in this team, appeared to be struggling with a bad back. Ashwin took a whole number of blows on his fingers. And their top-order has been in woeful form. Do they have it in them to bounce back from a 0-2 deficit in the series? Very very grim outlook for them right now.
No excuses for India whatsoever. They batted under overcast skies both times, while England's batsmen had bright sunshine blessing them, true. But there's no comparison between the skill-sets of the two teams in these conditions. The visitors were handicapped further by some poor tactical calls - the selection of Kuldeep over a third seamer being the highlight. England were 131/5 in their first innings, there's no telling if an extra seamer could've kept India in the game rather than the intensity sinking after Shami's spells, which was the case. That's not to take anything away from how well Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes played in their match-defining partnership of 189. What a match Woakes, in particular, had! Replacing Ben Stokes, he sparkled with the ball and quashed India with the bat.
17:41 Local Time, 16:41 GMT, 22:11 IST: End of a disastrous Test for India. An absolute disaster. They had won over here at Lord's back in 2014, but they didn't even get off their knees this time. Rolled over in both innings against top quality swing and seam bowling. Meanwhile, England are applauded on their way back to the pavilion. Jimmy Anderson leads them off. What is he, 36? He was phenomenal with the mastery over his skill-set. Outswingers, wobble-balls, inswingers, India were at his mercy. Really unfortunate to miss out on his first 10-wicket haul at Lord's.
Woakes to Ishant, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Getting pretty dark at the moment. Surely the umpires will hang on for the last wicket to fall? Actually they can't, if the reading gets below the benchmark.
Best match figures for Anderson at his beloved Lord'sPrevious best was 9/73 vs WI last year.
Sudarsan tweets: Indian bowlers should learn from Anderson. He is not only taking wickets but not giving away any easy runs too.. it's all about sticking to your basics.
Bowler dismissing two batsmen for PAIR in a Test:Bill O'Reilly v NZ, Wellington, 1946Jim Laker v Aus, Manchester, 1956Dale Steyn v NZ, Centurion, 2007JAMES ANDERSON v Ind, Lord's, 2018
Ishant Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Anderson to Shami, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Two PAIRS for India in a Test:BS Bedi/ BS Chandrasekhar v Eng, Delhi, 1976Maninder Singh/ D Doshi v Pak, Karachi, 1982Harbhajan/ A Nehra v WI, POS, 2002M Vijay/ K Yadav v Eng, Lord's, 2018
Mohammed Shami, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Anderson to Kuldeep Yadav, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Kuldeep Yadav, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Woakes to Hardik Pandya, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
LBW shout and review taken. Only height can save Hardik Pandya here. Three reds and umpire Aleem Dar has to change a decision after having a very good time up until now.
Chris Woakes [7.0-1-17-0] is back into the attack
Tanmay Khadelwal tweets: Can these two do a Bairstow and Woakes? -- Why not!
This is now the highest partnership of the Test for India.
Deepak tweets: Ashwin seems to have a much better technique than top order. Wouldn't be a bad idea to have him open and push someone like Rahul down the order. That would ensure Rahul can go for his shots much more confidently against the older ball.
James Anderson [8.0-5-9-2] is back into the attack
Vikas tweets: Probably the best 15 to 20 mins India have played. Good batting by Pandya with intent, very different from his character, though not his best. And an even better batting display by Ashwin. Top order can definitely learn.
Round the wicket
It's still dark out there
The players are back on the field. Broad's back after a rest. Will he have the same rhythm as the second session? Look at that field, two short legs! Wow!
Alvi Zaidi tweets: Is that a time to change the Test Ranking System for teams? Should be there two categories for test teams? One for home conditions and the other one for away. -- Not a bad idea.
16:05 Local Time, 15:05 GMT, 20:35 IST: Covers are off. Early tea is being taken right now, but play should get underway soon after
15:48 Local Time, 14:48 GMT, 20:18 IST: The drizzle is heavy enough to stop play. The players haven't raced across, the hover cover is being called now. Not a big downpour, should clear in a while. England wait for Broad to lead them off the field. India are 66/6 for this isn't going to tomorrow with the way Broad and Co. have been bowling, should play resume soon.
Best figures for Broad in his last 11 Tests at Lord'sMost wkts at a venue by a pacer:101 J Anderson (Lord's)83 S Broad (Lord's) *83 H Streak (Harare)82 D Lillee (MCG)76 R Hadlee (Christchurch)
Drizzling and lights are coming on
Ravichandran Ashwin, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Broad to Karthik, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Broad to Kohli, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Now Kohli has been given OUT and he's reviewed it! It's touched the glove.
Review for caught behind! Hits the shirt, may not have touched the glove. Nothing on UltraEdge. Kohli survives!
Few umbrellas are up in the stands
20th time Pujara has been dismissed bowled in 99 innings in Test cricket'
Pandya over Ashwin and Karthik again!
Hardik Pandya, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Broad to Pujara, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Pujara signals for change of gloves
Vasi Reddy tweets: I wonder what would have been the case if Pujara was not run-out in the first innings. The whole story would be different and all us of would have stayed calm and enjoyed the game. I feel sports are meant to be taken sportively and not by pointing out at someone.
Abhishek Thakur tweets: Patience is the key in Test cricket. Make plans, be calm and do your job. Remember Australia in India? Even though they didn't win that Test series, they showed how to be positive in any conditions.
Kohli again is standing well outside his crease
Deep square out now. Three slips in
Sam Curran, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Venkataraghavan tweets: People who complain about Pujara's strike rate must probably check out his stats after he passes 50/70. It's much similar to how Rohit Sharma builds his ODI innings - proportionate strike rate improvement in tests.
Pope under the helmet, forward short leg, deep as well
With Kohli's back in such a state, forget the quick running or any tight singles or twos
Can see Kohli grimacing, still struggling with his back
Rahane against Broad:176 balls54 runsFive dismissalsAvg 10.80Balls/Dis 35.20Only Nathan Lyon (six) has dismissed him more often in Tests.
Sebin Thomas: @cheteshwar1 is looking solid and doesn't seem to be bothered much by the conditions. How about Pujara opening the batting? As it also gives one of the current openers a chance to play against a comparatively older ball.
Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Broad to Rahane, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Four slips for Broad
Stuart Broad [3.0-1-7-0] is back into the attack
Mushtaque Bagwan tweets: Can Pujara and Rahane become Dravid and Laxman of 2002? I really want to see a replay of that Test. And want to see marathon innings that can be possible in Tests from both ends.
Jay Bhatewara tweets: I think even the weather in London is supporting the home teamDay 1 - wash out Day 2 - overcast (Eng bowling)Day 3 - sunny as ever (Ind bowling)Day 4 - overcast (Eng bowling)
Ed Smith and James Taylor in discussion
Manish Singh tweets: It has been the scenario since 2007 win, Indian team gets so demotivated after losing a couple of tests that they throw the towel, can't make out what's the reason behind it.
This is a good ploy by England to test Pujara with short stuff. Push him back and then use the outswinger and the inswinger to get him out
The big inswinger is coming and Pujara has to be wary of that
Kohli is still stretching that dodgy back of his
Pujara - Rahane partnerships outside Asia: 27, 0, 10, 37, 16 & 4* (this Test)
Four slips wait
13:55 Local Time, 12:55 GMT, 18:25 IST: We are minutes away from the restart. Anderson is practicing with that huge medicine ball like thing. Stretching to his left and the right with that ball. Ominous signs for India but this is a chance for people to become heroes. Time for someone to stand up with the bat. Can they do it? Looks difficult but can never rule out anything in this game. Let's wait and watch...
Prashant Sharma tweets: It's not like English team is best at the moment as Cook, Root, Buttler are not in good touch... but in every innings one of their XI gets going which is missing in Indian team.
Highderabadi tweets: Technique is overrated. Also, considering the current form of Indian batsmen, I don't think youngsters will play any worse. 1-2 innings is okay. But they are continuously performing so bad. Its time we try some youngsters. Maybe not Shaw, but certainly Pant, Siraj, Chahar, Hanuma etc...
Shashwat Kumar: The top order's job is to survive long enough to take the sting out of the attack and to make things easier for the middle. England's openers and Root did that a lot better than India's top order.
Mohit Sharma: A lot can be argued about the team combination but the factors that matter most are: 1) overseas conditions & consequently 2) players' morale as whoever playing is not performing at all.
13:33 Local Time, 12:33 GMT, 18:03 IST: "Covers coming off. Restart at 2PM," says Vishaal from Lord's. That's great news! "93 overs to be played today," is the next ping from our man. Lot of overs that. Lot
Ruthra Kumar tweets: Indian team is more dominating than other teams in home conditions.Test cricket is all about conditions, pitch and some quality. Home team always gets advantage but what England have done in this match is too good for any team. So India shouldn't lose hope.
Ashwin Karthik tweets: I think people who performed well for Ind-A against England lions should be given a chance..only this will tell players that their place in the squad is not fun at all.. why would u want to have an unfit Bumrah in the squad.. Deepak Chahar could have been given a go.
S Kishore tweets: Pujara and Rahane have the temperament and technique but they're lacking confidence... this innings is the best opportunity to show their class and get their confidence back.
Saurabh Arora tweets: All those people criticizing Kohli must understand it is the same captain which brought India to no 1 and the same batsman who almost won the last match single handedly. It’s all about his hunger to stay which other batsmen must learn from captain.
Pulkit Singla tweets: It's true. There are always some all-rounders to trouble India. Curran and Stokes in the first match, and when Stokes left, Woakes caused havoc with both bat and ball. I really wish India can produce someone like them. Hardik Pandya is not doing it.
Karan tweets: Irrespective of the result this match India should go with the same top order in next 3 matches without any chopping and changing, of course if there are no injuries, because surely this is the best we have to counter the conditions.
Aakash tweets: I think Indian team is lacking the composure required for these type of conditions. @BCCI should encourage players to play County cricket on a regular basis.
Pokemon tweets: I think that we should bring in Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal because they literally cannot perform worse than our current openers. At the worst, they'll perform equally as bad them right now.
Anurag Sinha tweets: Not jinxing it.. but i feel jinx will play a good knock this time.. Rain or no rain.. we will save it.
Danush tweets: I still really believe this series could be the making of @klrahul11 from being low to getting high ... he just needs time... and bowling wise I'd have loved to see Bhuvi in the side if not Chahar could have been his replacement.
13:08 Local Time, 12:08 GMT, 17:38 IST: "So yeah, we're approaching that start time of 1:09pm but the covers are very much still on with the some steady albeit not too heavy rain," is the update from Vithushan at the ground.
Deepak Krishnan tweets: Seeing the performance of our batsmen, it wouldn't be a bad idea to bring in Rishabh Pant for the next match. His quickfire 30's and 40's might unsettle the English quicks.
Aakash Singh tweets: I think India is missing a player like Woakes/Stokes who has skills of both the departments. Bhuvi can play the role of Anderson for India but who is a genuine all-rounder in Indian side?
Srikanth Kundurthy tweets: Everything has gone in home team favour. India has judgement issues over selection of opening batsmen and bowlers. Woakes had really swung the ball putting pressure at other end, with Anderson pitching through proper line got him wickets.
Familiar story for the Indians. The woefully out of sorts openers fell in quick succession. A pair for Vijay and not many for Rahul. Both wickets to Anderson who went past 100 at Lord's and 550 overall. The two fell so quickly that Kohli wasn't able to bat under the regulations where he was off the field for 37 minutes. Some 9 minutes were left when Anderson got Rahul. So Jinks has come in and has Pujara for company. During the break, you can use that time to send us your answers to the question asked below. So no time to rest. Will be back shortly to bring us all the updates when play resumes. Stay tuned...
12:28 Local Time, 11:28 GMT, 16:58 IST: Covers have been called. The drizzle a bit too heavy for the ump's liking. India will be loving this. They would want the heavens to open up and rain like crazy for the next two days. Only that can save them. Because their batting looks very poor. Can't see them playing out a draw. Even the most optimistic supporters will agree to that. The umps meanwhile have decided to take an early lunch. That's a sensible move. With the drizzle not that heavy and if it stops, they can restart right after the break.
Must say Woakes has been the standout bowler in this game. Anderson may have got five in the first innings and two here, but Woakes has looked a million dollars with that late outswing of his. The ball is just coming out beautifully and unlike Anderson, he has made the batsman play more often. Remember the drops and catches immediately off Kohli and Pandya in the first innings. All the headlines will be about Anderson and rightly so, but Woakes is and was a massive threat with the ball. Agree? Disagree? Shoot us your replies using the 'have your say' option and for you tweeting folks @IamNicck is the handle. Go on then! Need as many replies as we can
Kohli is in his whites and now can come to bat at the fall of a wicket
Four slips for Woakes
Suvam tweets: Muraji Vijay scored a total of 82 of his last 10 innings and KL Rahul was equally bad. I fail to understand why such injustice to Dhawan? May be high time to look at youngsters like Shaw.
Chris Woakes, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
No leg-gully now
Still the same field for Jinks
Ajinkya Rahane, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Anderson to Rahul, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Four slips and a leg-gully in for Anderson against Rahul
India losing first wicket in each innings without a run on the board:vs Ban, Chittagong, 2007 (Wasim Jaffer pair)vs Eng, Lord's, 2018 (Murali Vijay pair)
Vijay is the 150th opening batsman dismissed by AndersonOnly Glenn McGrath (155) has dismissed more openers
Indian openers getting dismissed for a 'Pair'Pankaj Roy v Eng, Manchester, 1952F Engineer v WI, Mumbai WS, 1975W Jaffer v Ban, Chittagong, 2007V Sehwag v Eng, Edgbaston, 2011S Dhawan v SA, Mohali, 2015M Vijay v Eng, Lord's, 2018 *
Amit tweets: India should not panic yet, if England tail can bat so well our batters definitely can. If they could draw, it will be a moral victory for them.
Cheteshwar Pujara, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Bowlers dismissing Vijay most often in Tests:7 J ANDERSON6 M Morkel5 R Rampaul4 S Watson/ J Hazlewood
Most wickets at a venue:166 M Muralitharan in SSC117 M Muralitharan in Kandy111 M Muralitharan in Galle100 J ANDERSON at Lord's99 R Herath in Galle
Anderson to Vijay, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Gopinath tweets: This innings has a lot of importance because this series purely depends upon this innings as how could series shapes off.
Drizzling now, but not too heavily
Rahul moved well across outside off to face that delivery, which will make him play at ones he shouldn't be doing
Stuart Broad, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Last ten second innings knocks for Murali Vijay:307289139256
Hearing that Kohli can't bat for 37 minutes as he was off the field for that amount yesterday. So India have to ensure that they spend 37 minutes at the crease to allow their skipper to come in immediately in case of quick wickets
Vijay and Rahul are at the crease. Vijay is on strike. Anderson will open the attack